Tripoto raises $400,000 in seed funding
Delhi-based travel community startup Tripoto has raised $400,000 seed funding in a round led by Outbox Ventures, with participation from Palaash Ventures, reports NextBigWhat. Other angel investors participating in the round included founders of Snapdeal Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, founder of Makemytrip and TrulyMadly.com Sachin Bhatia, founder of Letsventure Shanti Mohal, founder of frankly.me and Inoxapps Nikunj Jain and Director of Gionee India Arvind Vohra among others.
Founded in 2013 by Michael Lyngdoh and Anirudh Gupta, Tripoto is a platform for travellers to discover and share travel stories, plans, itineraries, upload maps and photos, write reviews, and connect with other individuals. The website currently claims to have over 300,000 monthly unique visitors and over 650,000 unique page views. The platform also offers an Android app, with an iOS app expected to be released in the coming week.
Gito.me secures $200,000 in seed funding
Bangalore-based startup CostPrize.com Online India Pvt Ltd, which operates the cloud-based multi-channel commerce platform Gito.me, has raised $200,000 in angel funding through undisclosed investors, reports Techcircle. The startup will use the funds to scale its technology capabilities. to build a better client experience and improve its sales model. Gito.me stands for ‘Get it Online for me’, and claims to provide end-to-end services for retailers, including payments, last mile delivery, logistics etc. It works on a subscription basis and also charges variable transaction fees based on package, features and services selected. Currently, the firm claims to work with around a dozen retailers, including a few international clients.
Bangalore-based online marketplace for last mile logistics Blowhorn has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from the Bangalore and Seattle-based Unitus Seed Fund. Blowhorn offer users looking for goods moving service a platform to connect with owners of mini trucks.
According to the company, mini-truck drivers suffer from inefficient utilization, by not getting booking for a load to carry for a day or more, while customers have the need to move things around remain unfulfilled. By bringing these two groups together directly, it aims to disrupt the transportation market. Currently, Blowhorn claims to have over 9,000 drivers available in Bangalore through its mobile app.
Growzippy secures $1 million in funding from HNIs
Web analytics platform Growzippy has raised $1 million in funding from two undisclosed High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs) based in India, reports Techcircle. According to the startup, it will use the funds for engineering and product development, and to launch the product in India next year, and later in the UK.
Founded by the co-founder of online payments company E-Billing Solutions Pvt Ltd Nishanth Chandran, Growzippy is a customer intelligence and web analytics platform that provides an offer management solution to e-commerce companies, along with giving them insights on how to optimize marketing and boost customer engagement. The platform was launched last month, and is currently in the beta stage.