Ratan Tata invests in jewellery e-tailer Bluestone
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Group’s holding company Tata Sons, made an undisclosed amount of personal investment in the online jewellery store Bluestone, reports the Times of India. Bluestone targets Indian women between 20 to 50 years and claims to offer one lakh designs with a one week delivery schedule. The online store manufactures, designs and delivers its own jewellery and competes with other jewelry stores like CaratLane.com and Gitanjalishop.com. The startup had earlier secured $10 million in funding from Kalaari Capital and other existing investors, in March this year.
Healthians raises undisclosed amount of seed funding
Online marketplace for preventive health checkups Healthians.com, raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from an unnamed healthcare focused accelerator, reports Techcircle.com. The startup said it would use the funds to partner with other companies for marketing, expand operations to new areas and launch new services like video conferencing with doctors.
Healthians currently provides recommendations for preventive checkups based on age, risk areas, symptoms and gender while also acting as a service aggregator for diagnostic centres, comparing prices between them and providing discount coupons. The startup claims to have partnerships with around 300 hospitals and 70 diagnostic centres across 22 cities in the country.
Online antique store Phantom Hands raises angel funding
Online antiques marketplace Phantom Hands raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from four angel investors including Google India head Rajan Anandan, Rehan Khan, director of design firm Mind’s Eye Creative Ravi Shah and London-based psychiatrist Amit Malik, reports Forbesindia.com.
Phantom Hands will use the funds to expand its current stock of 150 products. It claims that it will add two products per day and will also venture into new categories like vintage watches, pens, cars, furniture and bikes among others. The startup, which was founded in 2013 by Deepak Srinath and Aparna Rao, lists products with prices ranging between Rs 12,500 to a few lakh and currently ships its products to India and the US.
Fareye raises undisclosed amount from Indian Angel Network
Delhi-based mobile enabled solution for field workforce management, Fareye raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Indian Angel Network (IAN). IAN investors, Nitin Jain and Piyush Chawla who led the investment round, will also join Fareye’s board.
Fareye provides solutions for problems such as real-time coordination with mobile workers, customer requests and field jobs by providing a quick overview of the field force with their job status and tools to schedule, monitor and dispatch tasks. Founded in 2013 by Gautam Kumar, Gaurav Srivastava and Kushal Nahata, the startup uses a scalable cloud based, GPS solution to find customer’s location and optimum route. It currently lists Namshi, an online fashion marketplace from the Middle East, as its customer.