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Funding roundup: MeetUniv, Lookup, Awaaz De and Crown It

MeetUniv, a college search portal for studying abroad, has raised funding from Peesh Ventures, reports VCCircle. The amount of funding is conflicted since VCCircle reports MeetUniv to have raised $9.5 million while Business Standard reports the amount to be $1 million. MeetUniv was founded by Nitin Kapoor and Keshav Munjal in September 2012. It allows users to search, shortlist and apply for over 3,000 colleges and universities outside India and claims to list over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate courses from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Singapore among others. The company had previously raised $50,000 in funding as a part of Times Internet’s TLabs startup accelerator in March this year. The portal also allows students to chat with universities directly. **** Bangalore based Messaging app Lookup has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Stone will also join the Lookup team as an investor and advisor. Lookup will be using the funds to expand its merchant base and availability across geographies. In January this year, Lookup raised $382,000 in seed funding from Japanese investors Teruhide Sato and DeNA Co. The company had previously raised $160,000 from Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan and $100,000 from MKS Switzerland in December last year. Lookup was founded by Deepak Ravindran and claims to have answered over 3 million queries by its customers. **** Ahmedabad based Awaaz De, a voice solutions startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from a group of angel investors led by…

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