Lightspeed Venture Partners

Soaring valuations and Udaan’s bid to crack the B2B ecommerce code

Payal Ganguly

B2B ecommerce marketplace Udaan created a record last year when it crossed the $1 billion valuation mark, making it the quickest ....

14 October, 2019

Ritesh Aggarwal to invest $700 mn in OYO's $1.5 bn growth round

Shashank Didmishe

Softbank-backed OYO Hotels & Homes is close to raising $1.5 billion through a growth round led by RA Hospitality, owned by ....

7 October, 2019
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B2B ecommerce marketplace Udaan raises $300 mn in Series D round: Report

Team TC

Bengaluru-based Hiveloop Technology, which operates the B2B (business-to-business) ecommerce platform Udaan, has raised $300 million ....

30 August, 2019

Does cloud kitchen FreshMenu have a Plan B?

Binu Paul

About six months ago, cloud kitchen FreshMenu, seemed to have found a way out of a prolonged funding crunch that had started to ....

29 July, 2019

Ritesh Aggarwal to buy shares worth $2 bn in OYO; partial exits for Lightspeed, Sequoia

Binu Paul

Ritesh Aggarwal will buy shares worth $2 billion in Oravel Stays Private Limited, owner of budget hotels chain OYO, in a primary ....

19 July, 2019

OYO founder to increase stake through Cayman-based entity

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ritesh Aggarwal, the founder of Gurugram-based hospitality chain OYO Hotels and Homes, is increasing his stake in the company ....

17 July, 2019
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Oyo may list in 2-3 years, look at $18bn valuation: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurugram-based budget hospitality chain Oyo Hotels & Homes is gearing to take the public route within the next two-three years, ....

9 July, 2019

OYO founder aims to regain substantial stake in hotel chain: Report

Binu Paul

To tighten his grip on the company, OYO Hotels and Homes founder and chief executive Ritesh Agarwal is in the midst of buying ....

8 July, 2019

Lightspeed leads fresh investment in logistics-tech startup Freight Tiger

Payal Ganguly

Freight Tiger, a business-to-business (B2B) logistics-technology platform, has raised $8 million (Rs 55.2 crore at the current ....

2 July, 2019

Tiger Global may invest in two more startups; Boodmo, Udaan raise fresh capital: Reports

Kavya Kothiyal

US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management is in discussions to invest up to $90 million in industrial goods marketplace ....

10 May, 2019
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Lightspeed leads $3.5 mn seed round in fintech startup Setu

Kavya Kothiyal

A former adviser at venture capital firm Aspada Investments, Sahil Kini, and a former developer head at digital database initiative ....

11 April, 2019

Exclusive: Sequoia, Lightspeed lead fresh investment in bus aggregator Shuttl

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bus aggregation platform Shuttl has raised fresh capital from existing investors as part of a larger funding round, two people ....

28 March, 2019

Exclusive: Microlending startup RedCarpet gets fresh capital

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Microlending startup RedCarpet Tech Pvt. Ltd has secured $3.89 million (Rs 26.81 crore at current exchange rates) in a fresh round ....

27 March, 2019

OYO marks close of $1 bn funding round with Didi Chuxing investment

Binu Paul

Budget hospitality chain OYO has raised $100 million (Rs 709.4 crore at current exchange rate) from Chinese ride-hailing firm ....

14 February, 2019

Exclusive: Cloud kitchen platform FreshMenu refills funding pot

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Foodvista India Pvt. Ltd, which operates cloud kitchen and food delivery platform FreshMenu, has raised Rs 21 ....

22 January, 2019

Indian founders-led cloud firm Rubrik raises $261 mn, valuation soars

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Cloud data management firm Rubrik, which is led by Indian-origin founders and headquartered in Silicon Valley, has raised $261 ....

16 January, 2019

OYO in talks to raise funding from Singapore ride-hailing firm Grab

Kavya Kothiyal

Budget hospitality chain OYO is in advanced discussions to raise $100 million (Rs 697.7 crore) from Singapore-based ride-hailing ....

3 December, 2018

Hyperlocal discovery startup Magicpin raises $20 mn in fresh funding

Dearton Thomas Hector

Magicpin, a hyperlocal discovery and rewards platform, has raised $20 million (around Rs 142 crore at current exchange rates) ....

23 November, 2018

Food delivery platform FreshMenu in talks with PE firms to raise funding

Dearton Thomas Hector

Bengaluru-based Foodvista India Pvt. Ltd, which operates online food delivery platform FreshMenu, is in talks with private equity ....

8 October, 2018

Significant part of the $1 bn will go towards China biz: OYO’s Ritesh Agarwal

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

On Tuesday, budget hospitality chain OYO Rooms became the latest entrant to the unicorn club, an industry term that refers to ....

26 September, 2018

Exclusive: Social networking platform ShareChat raises $100 mn

Kavya Kothiyal & Dearton Thomas Hector & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-headquartered Mohalla Tech Pvt. Ltd, which operates vernacular social networking platform ShareChat, has raised Rs 720.29 ....

19 September, 2018