This is the fifth acquisition made by FreshDesk. Earlier, the company acquired 1CLICK, Frilp, Konotor and Framebench.
Founded in 2014 by Lalit Parmar and Nirmal Mitra, Help On Wheels is one of the homegrown RSA companies in India. The organisation maintains customer service through its own NCR-based fleet as well as a pan-India. Help on Wheels is the fifth startup acquired by Girnar Soft in the last two years.
Future Group has acquired online home furnishings and décor business FabFurnish and the deal is expected to vary between Rs.15 crore and Rs.20 crore in cash. Future Group owns a furnishing brand HomeTown and is present in 20 cities. This is the first consumer startup acquisition made by Kishore Biyani.
Delhi based Oddeven was launched in December 2015 by 13 year old Akshat Mittal. Oddeven helps riders to match directions and use the car pooling option. The platform currently has 30,000 users. Akshat Mittal will be joining Orahi’s technical advisory board and will be mentored for a year.
Flipkart has acquired mobile payments company PhonePe for an undisclosed amount.The startup was co-founded by Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari, former Flipkart employees. It currently has a team of over 15 and post-acquisition, the company will operate independently.
Portea has acquired Health Mantra for an undisclosed amount. Bangalore based Health Mantra was founded in 2009 by Ashish Bhutada and Anoop Kodoli. With a team of over 30 members, Health Mantra provides home medical equipments.
Times Internet has acquired Willow TV International, a cricket broadcaster in the US. Willow is the only channel that is dedicated to cricket in the US, with an aligned direct-to-consumer digital service. For Times Internet, Willow is complementary with its recent acquisition of Cricbuzz, a cricket destination.
Craftsvilla has acquired PlaceofOrigin, that brings India`s specialty foods to your doorstep. This was an all equity deal at an undisclosed valuation. PlaceofOrigin curates and onboards food producers of ethnic Indian foods and local specialities, across the categories of sweets, snacks, staples & healthfoods.
Post-acquisition, Lawr aims to be delivering the latest legal updates to its users and providing a unique lawyer-finding service. Lawr will expand the legal marketplace and add several features for meeting legal needs in the community. LawFarm was founded in 2013 by Sreerupa Chowdhury and Monalisa Saha.
Fashion marketplace for women, Voonik is set to launch its men’s fashion app and so has acquihired Getsty, a curator of personalised fashion for men. The acquihiring will help Voonik to leverage its existing customer base, its supplier network and its recommendation engine to speed up its own men’s offering.
Smart Software Testing Solutions has acquired pCloudy for an undisclosed amount. Bangalore based pCloudy provides analytics for manual and automated testing of mobile apps. Smart Software was cofounded by Pankaj Goel and Lalit Jain along with Avinash Tiwari and had earlier raised a $1 mn.
Post-acquisition, the company will begin to focus on deeply integrating with Freshdesk and building novel experiences in the customer engagement space. As part of this transition, the company will not be accepting any more signups or trial accounts. It will also not be shipping new features within the product.
Go-jek is the largest online business in Indonesia now in the people transport (GO-RIDE), logistics (GO-BOX, GO-SEND), O2O and hyperlocal space (GO-MART), and the fastest growing in the world outside of China – 900x increase in monthly transaction volumes in ~10 months.
As a part of the deal Vidooly will acquire all of iCouchApp’s assets and IP including its technology that powers mobile apps of tv giants like Zee TV and HistoryTV18. iCouchApp had raised angel funding from Google India MD Rajan Anandan, Srikant Sastri, Mumbai Angels and Hyderabad Angels.