How to Approach an Angel Investor in India?

As an entrepreneur, you must be looking for sources to fund your business. With the initial investment as funds from family and friends, you got your idea buzzing but the question is, “What next?” You would surely need further investment into your startup to take it forward. Whether it be to scale business operations, to hire additional human capital, or for any other reason, money is needed. However, the chances of getting a bank loan without adequate collateral as security is minimal.

[Funding alert] Fintech startup BankSathi raises Rs 4 Cr from Hem Angels and others

Delhi-based fintech startup ??Banksathi Technologies Pvt Ltd? on Monday declared that it has brought Rs 4 Crore up in financing from Hem Angels and rumored business visionaries including Dinesh Godara (Founder, ?TREAD Fitness?), Anuj Ahuja and Aditya (Founders, Talwar – StudyBase), and Rajendra Lora (Founder and CEO ?Freshokartz Agri?). The new subsidizes will be utilized in deals and promoting, activities, and innovation, the organization expressed. Trim Angels had recently put resources into BankSathi's seed subsidizing round. The startup was basically hatched at Nasscom 10000 Startups. Jitendra Dhaka, CEO and Founder of BankSathi, said, "The subsidizing comes as a major lift for us, particularly when numerous fintech new companies and players are battling to satisfy the fundamental needs in the midst of pandemic emergency. The inflow of Rs 4 crore financing obviously connotes the sort of trust and conviction financial backers have in BankSathi as a fintech item."

[Funding alert] DeHaat raises $115M in Series D round from Sofina, Lightrock India, Temasek

DeHaat?, The innovation empowered stage offering start to finish horticultural administrations to ranchers in India, today declared that it has brought $115 million up in Series D subsidizing drove by Belgium-based venture company Sofina and Lightrock India. Temasek co-put resources into the round, with support from existing financial backers Prosus, RTP Global, Sequoia Capital India, and FMO. Dexter Capital and Vertices Partners were the counsels of this subsidizing round. Shashank Kumar, Co-author and CEO, DeHaat said in a press note, "We at DeHaat are on a mission of building the world's biggest agritech stage. We have raised $157 million from marquee financial backers over the most recent 30 months and our group has developed to a detachment of 850+ experts with profound ability in development and technique, store network, innovation, and rural science. The most recent seven months have been exceptional with 5x development for DeHaat. Consequently, we are presently all around ready to reproduce the achievement in all significant horticulture groups of India in the following 12-15 months."

[Funding alert] Acko turns unicorn with $1.1B valuation after raising $255M in a round led by General Atlantic and Multiples

Insurtech startup ?ACKO Insurance?, established five years prior, is the most recent to join the unicorn club subsequent to bringing $255 million up in Series D round, which has esteemed the organization at $1.1 billion. Acko is currently the 34th startup to enter India's developing rundown of unicorns, and the second insurtech startup to turn into a unicorn. Digit Insurance is another insurtech startup which turned into a unicorn in January, 2021. The Series D subsidizing round was driven by private value firms General Atlantic and Multiples. It additionally saw cooperation from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Lightspeed just as existing financial backers, Intact Ventures and Munich Re Ventures.

[Funding alert] Avanti Finance raises $15M from existing investors

Avanti Finance, the innovation drove NBFC, has additionally brought $15 million up in Series A2 round from existing financial backers Oikocredit, Nomura, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr K R Shroff Foundation. With this, Avanti Finance finished its Series An and obligation subsidizing round, raising an aggregate of $41 million. Avanti will utilize the assets to fortify its profound tech stage, support information science, improve its item suite, and extend the group to empower admittance to reasonable credit and monetary strengthening to unserved and underserved families in India.

[Funding alert] Podcasting platform Kuku FM in talks to raise $15-20 million

Provincial language podcasting stage, ?KukuFM? is in starting discussions to raise its Series B cycle, two individuals near the advancement told YourStory. The impending round could be anyplace between $15 million and $20 million, as per one of the two sources, and existing financial backers including India Quotient and Vertex Ventures could be partaking in the round. India Quotient is a Mumbai-based funding firm that puts resources into beginning phase new companies. Its portfolio incorporates any semblance of web-based media unicorn ShareChat, and D2C magnificence brand SUGAR Cosmetics.

[Funding alert] Grocery delivery startup Zepto raises $60M as early-stage round at $225M valuation

Mumbai-settled staple conveyance startup Zepto on Monday said it raised a beginning phase financing round worth $60 million, at a valuation of $225 million, to extend its 10-minute basic food item conveyance from one side of the country to the other. Established in June 2021 by two 19-year-olds — Aadit Palicha and Kaivalya Vohra — Zepto, with its upgraded organization of 'dull stores' or miniature stockrooms, cases to be reliably conveying food and basics shortly through a blend of specialized and functional greatness. Addressing YourStory, Aadit said a huge piece of the capital will be sent into dispatching new cloud stores and infiltrating profound into the market.

[Funding alert] B2B SaaS startup TurboHire raises undisclosed round from renowned investors

Since raising its past financing round in November 2020, Hyderabad-based ability knowledge startup, TurboHire has dramatically multiplied its endeavor clients, dealt with 3 million or more up-and-comers on its foundation, and has shown market approval of its recommendation of assisting associations with employing 3X quicker. Also, not exactly a year after the fact, TurboHire – the B2B SaaS (programming as a help) startup–has declared that it has raised an undisclosed measure of financing from famous global financial backers Francisco Arcilla and Samir Khosla, just as existing financial backers Sanjay Balram and Monish Darda, Co-originator and CTO of B2B unicorn Icertis. While Khosla is the overseeing accomplice at TNF, Arcilla is an accomplice and board individual from TNF, a worldwide venture company settled at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), with a speculation office in Geneva, Switzerland.

[Funding alert] Pet food startup Dogsee Chew raises $7M in pre-Series A from Sixth Sense Ventures

Bengaluru-based normal pet food brand ?Dogsee Chew? on Wednesday said it brought $7 million up in a pre-Series A round from Sixth Sense Ventures. Established by spouse wife pair Bhupendra Khanal and Sneh Sharma, Dogsee Chew produces 100% veggie lover hard cheddar canine bites. Dogsee Chew will utilize the speculation to grow its impression in India and other created showcases and speed up new item advancement and assembling. Talking on the speculation, Nikhil Vora, CEO, Sixth Sense Ventures, said. "Around the world, petfoods is a lot bigger than most FMCG classes like oral consideration and child food varieties. The Indian pet food market is at an early stage when contrasted with worldwide business sectors, with a possibility to be 10X of its present size. Dogsee has picked a reasonable void area with its normal (veg) bites and pet treats as a characteristic trade for stow away based bites. We like Dogsee's methodology of setting up its essence in the formed business sectors while taking advantage of the India opportunity."

[Funding alert] Investment advisory platform Stratzy raises $800K

Stratzy, a Mumbai-based venture warning stage for regular financial backers, has brought $800,000 up in a pre-seed subsidizing round from Leo Capital, Titan Capital, and First Check. The financing will be utilized to support initiative and ability, get administrative allows, and hamburger up showcasing, in a bid to obtain new clients. The stage as of now has more than 10,000 clients and plans to clock 1+ million downloads before the finish of 2022. Established by Mohit Bhandari (Co-organizer and CEO) and Gaurav Sangle (Co-author and CTO) recently, Stratzy professes to have quickly acquired foothold for giving clients keen speculation roads. The stage offers information upheld techniques for clients to put resources into, in organization with intermediaries like Zerodha, 5paisa, Fyers, and AngelOne, among others.