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Funding roundup: Mindhelix, HotelsAroundYou, People10 & More

Mindhelix raises over $100,000 via Kickstarter campaign Kochi-based startup Mindhelix, which develops the home security device Rico, has raised over $100,000 from nearly 750 backers on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. The funding campaign, which started with the goal of $100,000, reached it with three days to spare and will end on the 30th of October. Rico is a small ‘toy-like’ looking device, which works on its own or with a spare smartphone to detect changes inside a user's home like humidity, temperature, noise level, presence of smoke, movement, cooking gas or carbon monoxide, and alert the user. It also allows users to view a live stream of the rooms and control home appliances remotely. Currently the product is estimated to ship to Kickstarter backers in November 2015. HotelsAroundYou raises seed funding from angel investors Last minute hotel booking service HotelsAroundYou, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from over 10 angel investors, including Fame Cinemas founder Shravan Shroff, Amit and Arihant Patni and Bharat Banka among others, via the early-stage accelerator VentureNursery, reports the Economic Times. Founded in 2013 by Animesh Chaudhary, Mohsin Dingankar and Harsha Nallur, the startup connects travellers with hotels which have unsold spare rooms for the day. Currently one hotel from each category like luxury or budget hotels, in different locations throughout the city, are showcased for consumers. The startup gets a cut per booking made by customers. As of now, the app only showcases hotels from Mumbai. People10 raises angel funding through Ideaworks Partners…

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