Mumbai based brand licensing startup, Black White Orange Brands was founded by Bhavik Vora and the core team includes co-founders Mitali Desai and Diksha Mehta. It provides merchandising solutions and offer services in retail, distribution, syndication, brand consulting and creative solutions.
Biteclub is a Gurgaon-based marketplace for chefs launched in 2014 by three engineering graduates—Agarwal, Aushim Krishan and Siddharth Sharma. The company has a network of 180 chefs from whom it sources food sold through a daily rotating menu of 40 items.
Founded by Ruchir Arora, CollegeDekho helps students find the right colleges based on their requirements and preferences. The raised seed fund of $1 million will be used to enhance the platform and technology. It will also be used to strengthen the team and for marketing initiatives.
Zapluk was founded by Mahesh Teja Gogineni (BITS-Pilani + LSE+Stanford GSB), Chakradhar Dandu (BITS-Pilani + Fuqua Duke MBA), Manan Maheshwari (BITS-Pilani + Fuqua Duke MBA). The company helps customers choose a stylist based on reviews and book appointments according to one’s convenience.
Flipkart and Delhivery also invested in the company. Qikpod aims to help e-commerce players by easing the delivery process. The operations will start from Bangalore. QikPod plans to install 50,000 lockers across the country and will currently provide the service for free to consumers, locations and sites.
ISB Alumnus Arunabh Madhur launched M-TAXI in February 2015, with an aim to make last mile connectivity simpler for Indian commuters. The service has started in Gurgaon, from metro stations and plans to spread across NCR in the next phase.
Lead Angels and UK-based The Character Group also participated in the round. The funds will be used to expand its product categories, strengthen distribution network and widen its presence through online and offline channels. The startup has also tied up with Central, Shoppers Stop and Lifestyle.
Commercial operations of Baxis will start from tomorrow (1st December) in Gurgaon which is also the “Car Free Day” in the city. Baxi aims to grow to 500 Baxis in Gurgaon in the next 3 months. They will soon expand in Haryana and also plans to get similar permissions from 3 other states soon.
Fastudent is a niche platform founded by IIT-IIM alumunus, Gaurav Barman & Geetanjali Khanna; it services the students’ community all the way from Play Group to Post Graduation. The new funds will be leveraged for team expansion, strengthening the technology and increasing the geographical footprint,
The funding round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Anil Chopra – Former CEO Lakme Lever. StayGlad had raised seed round of funding from Tracxn Labs and Sahil Barua in June 2015. The startup was founded by three IIT Kharagpur graduates, Kavish Desai, Shashank Gupta and Prateek Jain.