Flipkart-backer Accel raises $550 mn India fund for seed and early stage startups

Payal Ganguly

Palo Alto, California headquartered venture capital firm Accel closed its sixth successive India-specific fund at $550 million, ....

3 December, 2019

TechThisWeek: WeWork India; DealShare; Inventus; IoT and cyber threats

Shweta Sharma & Payal Ganguly & Tanmay Tiwary & Vignesh Ananthraj

Troubled co-working giant WeWork continues to be in the news. This time the India franchisee, owned by real estate firm Embassy ....

12 October, 2019

Lightbox leads $12 mn Series C in online jewellery brand Melorra

Supriya Roy

Digital-only jewellery brand Melorra has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor Lightbox. Venture ....

9 October, 2019

Listen: Sandeep Murthy on why Lightbox thrives on the 'do-or-die' venture capital model

Snigdha Sengupta

Mumbai-born Sandeep Murthy had a somewhat tumultuous ride as a venture capitalist in India, before finding a home in his own ....

7 October, 2019

Strategic Ventures Fund II launches $50 mn accelerator fund

Shashank Didmishe

Strategic Ventures Fund II has launched a $50 million growth accelerator early-stage fund for investment in technology-focused ....

24 September, 2019

Why Lightbox bet on offline pharmacy chain Generico

Binu Paul

For venture capital firm Lightbox, its $14 million Series A bet on retail pharmacy chain Generico is in some ways reminiscent ....

23 September, 2019

TechThisWeek: Nestaway enters co-living; Lightbox has a new fund; All about Wi-Fi 6

Shweta Sharma & Payal Ganguly & Anirban Ghoshal

In another busy week for technology news and developments, SoftBank-backed co-working giant WeWork took center-stage when it pushed ....

21 September, 2019

Deal Roundup: Lenskart, Wow! Momo shine in a lacklustre week for startup funding

Shashank Didmishe

Fund raising activity remained tepid in the week ended September 20 with 23 technology startups garnering around $135 million ....

20 September, 2019

Rebel Foods backer Lightbox closes third fund at $209 mn

Anand J

Lightbox, the Mumbai-based venture capital firm that has backed startups such as Droom, Rebel Foods and Furlenco, has closed its ....

17 September, 2019

Droom launches AI lab to spruce up its automobile marketplace

Shweta Sharma

Droom has set up an artificial intelligence (AI) lab to develop new tools and solutions for its online automobile marketplace. The ....

7 June, 2019

Lightbox’s Sandeep Murthy on food-tech’s resurgence and ed-tech's pain points

Kavya Kothiyal & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Lightbox likes to keep things simple. Unlike its peers which prefer to spread their bets, the Mumbai-based venture capital firm ....

27 February, 2019

How Droom became a formidable force by keeping its eyes firmly on the road

Shweta Sharma & Kavya Kothiyal

Last week, online vehicles marketplace Droom secured $30 million (around Rs 220 crore) in a Series E round of funding, less than ....

10 October, 2018

Online furniture rental startup Furlenco raises $30 mn from VCs, debt funding

Disha Sharma

Bangalore-based online furniture rental startup Furlenco has raised $15 million (Rs 100 crore) in its Series B round of funding ....

19 October, 2016

Droom raises Series B funding from Beenext, Digital Garage and others

Disha Sharma

Online marketplace for used automobiles Droom has raised an undisclosed amount in its Series B funding round from investors led ....

1 June, 2016

Techcircle Startup Walkabout- Freecharge, Sequoia, Blume Ventures & Lightbox


We began the Mumbai edition of Tech Startup Summit 2014 yesterday with TC Walkabout- a unique initiative started by Techcircle ....

17 December, 2014

When funds reject you, ask if they could recommend you to other investors

Siddharth Talwar

It's not necessary that every fund in the world will be interested in a particular startup, but most of them can guide the startups ....

19 November, 2014

Excl: Lightbox, Nexus in talks to exit MapmyIndia


At least two of the three venture capital investors of Delhi-based C.E. Info Systems Pvt Ltd, a provider of online maps, geographic ....

21 May, 2014