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Funding roundup: Timesaverz, MSM Box, Flatpebble and more

Timesaverz raises $2.3 million from Unilazer Ventures

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Timesaverz, a marketplace for on demand home services, has raised Series A funding worth $2.2 million from Unilazer Ventures. The company will use the money for market and services expansion. In October last year, it had raised seed funding from a group of angel investors led by angel investor Neville Taraporewalla and GSF Accelerator founder Rajesh Sawhney.

Timesaverz was founded by Debadutta Upadhyaya and Lovnish Bhatia in April 2013. It claims to be growing at 100% quarter on quarter and has over 1,000 service partners in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Delhi. In a press statement, the company said that 80% of its traffic comes through mobile devices. It offers services like house cleaning, handy repairs, errands, pest control, pet grooming and laundry among others.


MSM Box raises seed funding from Rohit Goel

MSM Box, a subscription based curated beauty box service, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Rohit Goel, reports VCCircle. The Delhi based company will use the funds to add to its technology infrastructure, scale product development and on overall expansion.

MSM Box started as MyStyleMile.com, a fashion and beauty blog, evolving to an ecommerce platform for beauty brands in 2014. The MSM Box kit, priced at Rs 495 and Rs 995, contains grooming and lifestyle product samples. MSM Box was started by Bindu Sharma, Hans Vivek and Kavita Joshi Rai.


Fashionove raises undisclosed funding from Umesh Yadav


Kolkata based Fashionove, a discovery marketplace for local fashion retailers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from cricketer Umesh Yadav, reports VCCircle. It will use the money to augment technology, expansion and data aggregation. The company was founded by Sharad Kumar and Tanushree Khandelwal in June last year. Currently only in Kolkata, the company plans to expand to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore soon. Users can search for brands, stores or designs on the website and app. Currently also available as an Android app, the iOS app is coming soon, according to the website.


Flatpebble raises $600,000 from members of Indian Angel Network

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Flatpebble, an online marketplace for wedding photographers and stylists, has raised $600,000 in funding led by Sanjay Jesrani and Subram Kapoor of the Indian Angel Network, reports NextBigWhat. Jesrani and Kapoor will join Flatpebble’s board. The company will use the funds to increase supply, expand its categories and further product development. Flatpebble was founded by Venkatesan Seshadri and Pranav Mehta in December 2013. It claims to have over 2,500 professionals listed, across 14-15 cities in India.


Bluegape raises $600,000 from ah! Ventures, Rudy Gopalakrishnan and Times Internet

Social profile platform Bluegape has raised $600,000 from ah! Ventures, Rudy Gopalakrishnan and Times Internet, reports NextBigWhat. The platform had raised $184,000 from Gopalakrishnan and ah! Ventures in April and is backed by TLabs, Times Internet’s incubation unit. The company will use the money for technology. Bluegape was founded by Sahil Bagla and Ayush Varshney in 2011. It claims to have 15 million unique and around 100,000 posts created on the platform every month.

In December last year, Bluegape, which previously operated as an online fan merchandising store shut operations due to copyright issues. Then, it had plans to pivot to a new business model. In January last year, Bluegape had raised Rs 1.56 crore from eight global angel investors via the online funding platform LetsVenture.com.


VanityCube raises undisclosed funding from angels


Gurgaon based VanityCube, an online and on demand marketplace for same day beauty services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from angel investors, reports YourStory. The company will use the funds for technology ramp up, operations and marketing. Currently only Gurgaon and Delhi based, the company plans to expand to Mumbai as well. According to the website, the company handles individual, group as well as large party beauty services for events. The company claims to process 1,000 orders monthly, with an average transaction size of Rs 800-1,000.


Fixy raises seed funding from VentureNursery members

Mumbai based Fixy, an on demand house maintenance services startup, has raised undisclosed seed funding from members of VentureNursery, reports VCCircle. The startup will use the money to create tech infrastructure for its customers and vendors and scale operations. Fixy graduated from VentureNursery’s Season 6 Acceleration Program conducted from March to June 2015 and was founded by Tufayl Merchant and Nabeel Merchant. It offers home cleaning, carpentry, plumbing, sanitisation, office cleaning, electrician and AC and appliance services among others.

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