Online services marketplace Urbanpro, previously known as ThinkVidya, has raised ~ $2 million (Rs 13 crore) from Nirvana Venture Advisors. The company will be expanding to include categories like health and fitness, event services and photography. It will also deploy the funds to improve the platform, hiring and increase visibility in the mobile space.
Earlier last month, e-learning marketplace ThinkVidya.com rebranded to UrbanPro.com, and pivoted to become a services marketplace. Currently, UrbanPro offers the services of tutors and training institutes for students across middle school, high school, graduation and post graduation, as well as tutors for competitive exam preparations and IT classes. It had claimed then it would be introducing services across categories like health & fitness, events, interior designers and photographers. UrbanPro is operational across most major cities in India, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata among others.
Online decor company JBR Interio, which provides Renderology, has raised Rs 6 crore from Astarc Ventures, reports VCCircle. JBR Interio will use the funds to improve its technology and improve upon/add to its vendors list. An Inc42 report mentions that the company is currently present in Pune and Hyderabad and plans to expand to Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur and Raipur.
The company said that it may tie up with builders to offer home buyers or owners automated interior designing which would be executed via JBR Interio. The report mentioned that JBR Interio, which is Hyderabad based, plans to launch a B2C portal for users to design their homes. It added that JBR Interio had also raised Series A funding worth Rs 10 crore from Brick Eagle Capital Group in February this year.
Bangalore based Postman, an API management suite, has raised seed funding worth $1 million from Nexus Venture Partners, reports Techcrunch. The company plans to open an office in San Francisco this year and hire people with this funding round. It claims to have over 1.5 million developers registered on the service, out of which over 800,000 are active. The report adds that over half of Postman’s user base is in the US and includes members of companies like Microsoft, Cisco and Box.
The complete Postman Sync service costs users $49 per month with up to 10 developers, while a limited version is free of cost. Postman offers a set of tools for developers to manage Representational State Transfer APIs through a Chrome app. The app lets the developers build, test and document API requests. Its management suite allows devs to save API requests in order to change parameters and resend them. Postman was founded by Abhinav Asthana, Ankit Sobti and Abhijit Kane in 2013.