Ziploan grabs $12.5 million Series B from SAIF Partners

Ziploan, Indian online lending platform, is reported to have raised $12.5 million in Series B round led by Venture Capital and Private Equity firm SAIF Partners. Other participants in the funding round include Matrix Partners India, WaterBridge Ventures and Whiteboard Capital. Ziploan plans to use the funds into expanding business operations and service offerings in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Indore, Lucknow
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GoCardless snags $75 million Series E

Gocardless, a London based fintech startup, has just injected $75 million capital in Series E funding round to expand its operations across EMEA, APAC and North America. Founded in 2011, the 300-person company led by Hiroki Takeuchi has operations in France, Australia and Germany through which it claims to process transactions for 40000 businesses around the world. In 2018, the
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From the Creators of TIGER CAGE

Tiger Cage, by Startup Dhaka, is Bangladesh’s first ever entrepreneurship based video series. This reality show finds and presents potential tech startups on stage to investors who can provide funding. Four startups were selected to present for the pilot season. There were four investors in the pilot season – Samad Miraly, Mustafizur R Khan, Fayaz Taher and Nazim
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Soocas grabs $30 million Series C

Soocas, an oral care startup, has snagged $30 million (200 million Yuan) in Series C funding that was led by Vision Knight Capital. Kinzon Capital, Cathay Capital, Greenwoods Investment and Yunmu Capital also joined the round. The funding will be used for marketing efforts and product development. Founded in 2015, Soocas is one of the portfolio startups of Xiaomi, a Chinese phonemaker.
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IKE raises $52 million

Founded by veterans of Google, Apple and Uber, IKE is a self driving truck startup. It has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital  Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Basis Set Ventures and Neo. Bain Capital Ventures partner Ajay Agarwal has joined Ike’s board. Ike’s funding round will help the company expand its 30-person team as it advances
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GoJek raises over $1 billion

Ride hailing startup Gojek, on Friday, announced that it has finalized deals to raise funds over $1 billion on its on going round of Series F led by Google, JD.com and Tencent. Other investors include Mitsubishi Corp and Provident Capital. It values the company between $8 billion to $10 billion. Gojek will use the funds to double down on key verticals in
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Imagine Radio – The Bangladeshi startup with most advanced music streaming platform starts its journey

Imagine Radio, an entertainment media startup rising from Bangladesh focused on music streaming started its journey today from its office located at DevoTech Technology Park, Gulshan, Dhaka. As a startup from Bangladesh, Imagine Radio is aimed at building an advanced digital entertainment ecosystem where Bangladeshi music lovers and Bangladeshi musicians will enjoy the true benefits of the new digital era initiated
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