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Top 10 Software and SaaS startups in the USA

Top 10 Software and SaaS startups in the USA

SaaS (Software as a Service) is a software distribution model where the service provider hosts the application at a data centre for customers to access it through the internet. It is also referred to as on-demand software. Using this service, customers do not need to maintain the hardware or other resources that were previously required. Now customers...

Top 10 Travel and Tourism Startups of Europe

Top 10 Travel and Tourism Startups of Europe

The Covid-19 pandemic came as a big jolt to the travel and tourism sector. Many countries had gone under lockdown for months, which put a halt on travel of any kind. According to the European Travel Commission, "In the first four months of 2020, Europe has seen a 44% decline in international tourist arrivals compared to last...

E-beauty startup Plum bags US$ 14.9M in Series B funding

E-beauty startup Plum bags US$ 14.9M in Series B funding

Thane, India-based online beauty products startup Plum has raised US$ 14.9M in a Series B funding round held in November 2020, led by Faering Capital. Other participants in the funding round include Unilever Ventures and Trifecta Capital. Proceeds from the funding round will be used by the startup to provide a more...

WizKlub launches HOTS Olympiad for cognitive skills in young kids

WizKlub launches HOTS Olympiad for cognitive skills in young kids

Bengaluru-based WizKlub, a holistic cognitive development edtech startup that builds excellence for school children through its HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) and SmartTech programs, has announced an international olympiad to gauge the cognitive skills of lakhs of participating children. The assessment will cover Logical Thinking Skills, Comprehension Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Quantitative & Problem Solving Aptitude and...

Why Startups Shouldn’t Raise VC Funding Just Because They Can

Why Startups Shouldn’t Raise VC Funding Just Because They Can

Timing is everything. Evaluating the right timing of VC fundraising is significant for any entrepreneur. But many startups raise money just because it’s readily available in the market. The startup ecosystem worldwide has been expanding rapidly. It has made entrepreneurs eager to come up with creative and original ideas to make it big. Thus,...

AQWIRE raises US$ 2.1M in Series A funding

AQWIRE raises US$ 2.1M in Series A funding

The Philippines-based PropTech startup AQWIRE has raised US$ 2.1M in a Series A funding round held in November 2020, led by Spiral Ventures. Other participants in the funding round include Gentree, PropertyGuru’s original investor Vulpes, Betatron Venture, and Steve Melhuish (co-founder of PropertyGuru). The startup is also expecting US$ 2M in venture loans to be utilized...

Pickupp nets undisclosed amount in Series A funding

Pickupp nets undisclosed amount in Series A funding

Singapore-based logistics startup Pickupp has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a Series A round held in November 2020. Investors in the round include Vision Plus Capital, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Cyberport Macro Fund, Swire Properties New Ventures and SparkLabs Taipei. The fresh funds will be used by the startup to fast-track...

US-Based X-Byte Enterprise Solutions Launches its Startup Tech Accelerator Program

X-Byte Enterprise Solutions Launches its Startup Tech Accelerator Program

Full-cycle software development service provider, X-Byte Enterprise Solutions has launched its Startup Tech Accelerator Program. It seeks to help startups to take their business to a whole new level. What Is X-Byte Enterprise Solutions’ Tech Accelerator Program? It’s a one-of-a-kind supercharger program conceived and developed by...

India’s Latest Unicorn Cars24 Raises US$ 200M

India’s Latest Unicorn Cars24 Raises US$ 200M

India-based online platform to sell second-hand cars CARS24 raised US$200 million on 24 November 2020 in a Series E funding round. The funding round was led by DST Global. Other participants include existing investors, Exor Seeds, Moore Strategic Ventures, and Unbound. Previously, Cars24 had also raised funds from Apoletto Asia- the personal investment vehicle...

UK based Homeppl secures US$ 2 million financing

UK based Homeppl secures US$ 2 million financing

A UK based enterprise, Homeppl that provides a tenant referencing system has secured US$ 2 million funding on 27th November 2020. The round was led by JLR Star, Fair by Design and Ascension Ventures. The company is planning to use this investment for continuing their expansion in the UK rental market. They are also...