Stories Archive raises $6.3 million in funding led by Arkam Ventures, Susquehanna Asia
On-demand manufacturing-focussed startup on Tuesday said it has raised $6.3 million in a Series A funding round led by Arkam Ventures and Susquehanna Asia Venture Capital.
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How this woman entrepreneur built BharatAgri from ground up to empower farmers digitally
by Rekha Balakrishnan
Hailing from a family of agriculturists, Sai Gole understood first-hand the diverse challenges faced by farmers. She and Siddharth Dialani started BharatAgri, a tech platform for farmers offering them smart...
Smartstaff Upskills Gig Workers & Helps Them Find Jobs | CNBC TV18
by CNBC-TV18
Smartstaff aims to be India's leading blue-collar staffing platform: bridging the gap between businesses and workers.
Arkam Ventures bullish on manufacturing, EV startups
by Samiksha Goel
Arkam marked its first investment in the manufacturing space on Tuesday, jointly leading a $6.3 million Series A funding round in custom manufacturing platform
Dangers of democratisation in startup investing
by Rahul Chandra
Democratisation of asset classes is an unfolding trend in a world witnessing an appetite for wider asset ownership and an ever-decreasing risk threshold. US VC markets have opened their doors...
Tackling the GTM elephant: How founders should convince investors of a US go-to-market plan
by Bala Srinivasa
Funding is essential for founders wanting to build a cross-border organisation. The path to the US market is littered with unsuccessful startups, and here are some points founders must address...
Agri e-commerce startup BharatAgri raises Rs 35 crore in Series A round led by Arkam Ventures
by Money Control
Arkam Ventures is also an investor in Jai Kisan, one of India’s fastest-growing rural fintech platforms for farmers and retailers, and Jumbotail, India’s leading B2B food and grocery marketplace and...
Riders of the next ark: Inside Arkam’s plan for Middle India’s limitless founders
by BY Harichandan Arakali, Forbes India Staff
Rahul Chandra and Bala Srinivasa are setting out to raise $180 million for the second fund at Arkam Ventures to back their next set of founders tackling middle India's biggest...
KreditBee raises $100M in extended Series D from Advent International
by Money Control
The new funds will be used for scaling KreditBee's existing business and diversifying its product offerings by venturing into digitally enabled financial products
KreditBee raises $80 million in Series D round
by Rahul Chandra, Times of India
Fintech startup KreditBee, on Friday announced that it has raised $80 million as part of its ongoing Series D round from existing investors Azim Premji’s Premji Invest, Motilal Oswal Alternates,...
Cash-rich family offices of small towns are buying into the India startup story
by Katya Naidu, Business Insider
The Indian startup story has not just gone global, it’s going deep into the hinterlands too. And it’s the high networth individual (HNIs) investors in tier 2 towns of industrial...
Jai Kisan raised $50M in Series B
by Joseph Rai, Mint
Rural fintech startup Jai Kisan on Friday said it has raised $50 million ( ₹398.5 crore) in a mix of equity and debt in the first close of its ongoing...
We bet on startups catering to the middle of the pyramid: Arkam co-founders
by Namit Gupta, Business Standard
In a Q&A, Bala Srinivasa and Rahul Chandra, explain why it is essential for any company today to service...
‘India Is In A Major Market Creation Mode’
by Malvika Maloo, VCCircle
Arkam Ventures closed its first early-stage technology fund at $106 million in April. Founded by ...
Startup Street Diwali Special Episode
Is the funding winter here to stay, will we see startups opting for more debt investments?
Arkam Ventures appoints Vishnuhari Pareek as Head of Finance
Pareek was leading Finance for the Used Car business at CarDekho in his last role. Prior to that he was at...
Startup news and updates: daily roundup (November 29, 2022)
by Apurva P, YourStory
Mooving partners with Park+ to set up 2,000 battery-swapping stations...
Tiger Global Leads Jar’s $22.6 Mn Funding Round, Valuation Jumps To $300 Mn
by Jaspreet Kaur, Inc42
Investment tech startup Jar has secured $22.6 Mn in its Series B funding round at a post-money...
Signzy raises $26M from Gaja Capital, returning investors
by Payal Ganguly, YourStory
The company will utilise the capital to expand its no-code platform for workflow digitalisation to global financial institutions.
Jai Kisan raises $30 Mn in Series A funding
by Tarush Bhalla
Jai Kisan is a technology platform which focuses on providing credit as well as a suite of financial products to the rural economy.
Amazon backs Indian wealth management service Smallcase in $40 million funding
by Manish Singh
Amazon has entered the financial services and insurance markets of India in recent years. Now it is paving the way to foray into the wealth management category.  
Savings startup Jar raises $4.5 million from Arkam Ventures, Tribe Capital and others
by ETtech
Jar, a six-month-old platform that lets users invest in , has raised $4.5 million led by  
Blue-Collar Workforce Management Startup Smartstaff Raises $4.3 Mn
by Sethu Pradeep
Workforce management startup Smartstaff (previously known as qikworks) has raised $ 4.3 Mn in a seed funding round. Blume Ventures, Nexus Venture  
KreditBee gets $70 million more in Series C funding round
by Ashwin Manikandan
According to a source, KreditBee’s Series C funding round has provided an exit to Chinese..  
Jumbotail raises $14.2 million, completing its $25 million fund raise
by Nandita Mathur
The Bengaluru-based startup sources and sells products such as staples, pulses..
India’s largest private bank HDFC invests in Smallcase
by M Sriram
Existing investors DSP Group, Sequoia Capital India and Blume Ventures also participated in the..  
[Funding alert] No code AI platform Signzy raises additional $3M from Vertex Ventures
by Sujata Sangwan
The company plans to invest in strengthening its AI platform and expanding its global sales team..  
Venture Capital in India’ with Rahul Chandra
by Jayadevan
There are very few VCs in India who have seen more than 2 Venture Capital cycles play out..  
Building for the 400M Middle India’ with Bala Srinivasa
by Abhijit Bhaduri
Wonderful conversation with the ever incisive Abhijit Bhaduri on Middle India, what it takes to design successful...  
Jumbotail bags $11 million in funding led by Heron Rock
by ETtech
The startup said it will utilise the fresh capital to expand its marketplace into..  
The Desi VC Podcast with Rahul Chandra
by The Desi VC Podcast
Rahul Chandra is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Arkam Ventures, an early-stage..  
[Funding alert] Rural fintech startup Jai Kisan raises Rs 30 Cr in Pre-Series A from Arkam Ventures, NABVENTURES, and others
by Trisha Medhi
Over the past six months, Jai Kisan has disbursed over Rs 50 crore in loans of top-tier credit..  
Why the COVID-19 crisis is a great time to up your sales game
by Bala Srinivasa
Rather than looking at your sales function as a cutaway expense, you can use this period ..  
The Rise of Indian Venture Capital
by Invest Stream
Over the last twenty years, India has seen a tremendous amount of economic activity in..  
Harappa – ‘Decision Making in Crisis’ with Rahul Chandra
by Habits Matter
Crisis impairs our ability to solve problems. Join us as we talk about decision-maki..  
Keys to winning in B2B Fintech
by MEDICI Global
In this episode of MEDICI Studio's new video interview series "Weekend Wisdom: VC..  
BestDoc raises $2.1 million from Accel and Arkam Ventures
by FE Bureau
It is hard to overstate the impact of a strong financial services industry as a driver of...  
Smallcase raises $14 million in funding led by DSP Group
by ETtech
The funds will be used to enhance product suite, technology infrastructure and team expansion  
AI platform Signzy raises $5.4 million led by Arkam Ventures, Mastercard
by ETtech
Existing investors Kalaari Capital and Stellaris Venture Partners also participated in the funding
Arkam Ventures – Middle India by Design
by Bala Srinivasa and Rahul Chandra
We are thrilled to officially announce the launch of Arkam Ventures, previously Unitary Helion...  
How big is India’s consumer investment management market and what’s changed?
by Bala Srinivasa
In the last post, "Winning India's next 60M retail investors" I discussed India's...  
Patterns Amidst Unpredictability: The Challenges in Picking Technology
by Bala Srinivasa
Over the past 200 years, there have been waves of breakthrough technologies...  
Podcast with Rahul Chandra
by Rahul Chandra
After completing his MMS from BITS Pilani in 1993, Rahul entered into the Investment...  
I am still an egg, Mr. Investor
by Rahul Chandra
Don't count your chicken before they hatch is not necessarily referring to you...  
Startup India: How to hire your first head of sales – part 1
by Bala Srinivasa
Over the past six months, I have worked with three of our portfolio...  
The Rise AND Rise OF Digital Micro Lending
by Bala Srinivasa
I have previously covered credit needs in India - several  
Managing stress for a healthier body and mind
by Bala Srinivasa
Being an entrepreneur or working in a start-up is hard. It takes a toll in many ways - physically and emotionally as an individual, on family life, on health while...
Decoding India`s consumer lending opportunity
by Bala Srinivasa
India is widely believed to be on the cusp of a massive consumer
Startup India: How to hire your first head of sales – part 2
by Bala Srinivasa
I There a time in every startup journey when the founder(s) consider...  
Great Expectations: Entrepreneurs and Innovation in Indian Agriculture
by Bala Srinivasa
I had the opportunity to moderate a panel on agri-tech at Tiecon-Delhi...  
The Parallel Universe of Indian Fintech
by Bala Srinivasa
Of the sci-fi movies I’ve had a chance to catch recently, Coherence, a gripping...  
Can Fin-tech Start-ups Win India’s Next 60M Retail Investors?
by Bala Srinivasa
India's is seeing a big upsurge in retail participation in the equity markets...  
Digital lending – Acquisition, Risk and Collections Insights from three emerging markets (Part 2)
by Bala Srinivasa
This is part 2 of an in-depth discussion on micro lending with three fin-tech market leaders...  
GST insights for your start-up’s growth strategy
by Bala Srinivasa
India's Good and Services Tax (GST) is well on its way to becoming the change agent its...  
Consumer Credit – What’s your white space strategy?
by Bala Srinivasa
Lost in the headline grabbing news events of January 2018 (including Davos, the Budget  
Tech Founders – Does Alma Mater Matter?
by Bala Srinivasa
This post is a continuation of our data story series on tech startup founders in India
A digital finance revolution for a Digital India
by Bala Srinivasa
It is hard to overstate the impact of a strong financial services industry as a driver of...  
Tech Startup Founders: The Data Story
by Bala Srinivasa
Who is the Indian tech entrepreneur? Are there traits that characterise the brave ones that.
The Future of Digital Content and Media Disruption in India – Part 2
by Bala Srinivasa
We covered key trends driving adoption of digital content in Part 1 (read here)...  
The Future of Digital Content and Media Disruption in India – Part 1
by Bala Srinivasa
This is the first of two articles through which we aim to share our views on the India market...  
Technology trends reshaping the Future – A conversation with Padmasree Warrior
by Bala Srinivasa
We had the pleasure of hosting Padmasree Warrior in Bangalore on...  
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