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Funding roundup: EazyDiner, Qyk, rBus and more

EazyDiner raises $3 million from DSG and Saama Capital


EazyDiner, a restaurant reservation app, has raised Series A funding worth $3 million from DSG Consumer Partners and Saama Capital, reports VCCircle. After recently expanding to Mumbai, the company plans to enter the Bangalore and Pune markets this year with the funding. In April this year, the company had raised its first round of funding led by angel investor Deepak Shahdapuri and Gulpreet Kohli. The company claims that it will book 10,000 diners this month, which is up from 400 in January. The app claims to feature over 19,000 restaurants and bars in Delhi NCR and Mumbai.

EazyDiner lets users review, recommend, avail dining concierge and deals for each reservation along with getting insider tips. Started by journo and talk show host Vir Sanghvi and a group of hoteliers and restaurateurs late last year, the Delhi-NCR startup allows service delivery via phone and online.


Qyk raises $1 million from various investors

Professional services provider marketplace Qyk has raised pre-Series A funding worth $1 million led by GrowX Ventures, with participation from Tracxn Labs, Powai Lake Ventures, and Sahil Barua, reports NextBigWhat. In March, the company raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the investors like Zishaan Hayath of Powai Lake Ventures, Sahil Barua, CEO and co-founder of Delhivery, Abhishek Goyal, CEO and co-founder of Tracxn.com among others.

Qyk is Bangalore based and lets users find professional services (home-related services not included) like tutors, coaches, interior designers and photographers among others. Launched in December 2014, Qyk was founded by Deepak Singhal, Sangharsh Boudhh, Anubhav Sahoo and Shobhit Singhal.


rBus raises seed funding from a couple of investors

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rBus, a startup which provides commute solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from India Quotient, Anupam Mittal, founder of People Group, and other investors, reports VCCircle. The company will use the funds for expanding operations and its technology platform. rBus was founded by Siddharth Sharma, Anshul Khandelwal and Vivek Choksi this year. The company claims to offer 40 daily trips to over 500 users and is apparently adding new routes every week from its current 11 routes.


Digital Food Talk raises $500,000 from unnamed investor

Digital Food Talk, a company which runs Food Talk India, an online food community, and mobile app Food Talk Plus, has raised $500,000 from an unnamed private investor, reports VCCircle. It will use the funds for scaling its dish discovery mobile app, a tech team and marketing. Founded as a Facebook group by Shuchir Suri and Anjali Batra in 2013, the company claims to have over 50,000 members and an audience of 400,000 across platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Viber. The company also appointed Himanshu Vaishnav as its CTO recently, according to the report.


Icustommadeit raises $200,000 from various investors

Icustommadeit, a customised merchandise platform, has raised its third angel funding worth $200,000 from Aditya Pethe, Vidisha Vaidya, Ravi Kant Sharma, Aparna Pittie and an unnamed  investor, reports VCCircle. The company will use the funds for its tech platform, building a better UI and branding and marketing, along with hiring. In June, the platform had raised $250,000 from Virendra Shahney and Dr Paresh Doshi, in its second round of funding. Prior to that, it had raised $150,000 from Salma Chugh, MD of Vertex Group. Currently, the company claims to have over 12,000 products across 33 categories.


PickMyLaundry raises $100,000 from Green House Ventures and Vikram Upadhyaya

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PickMyLaundry, a startup which facilitates laundry booking and delivery, has raised $100,000 from Green House Ventures and IAN member Vikram Upadhyaya, reports VCCircle. The company was founded by Gaurav Agrawal, Ankur Jain and Samar Sisodia and is operational in Delhi NCR. It offers washing, dry cleaning, folding and ironing services with pick up and drop facilities. It also offers steam press, shoe servicing and carpet cleaning among other services. It claims to have 2,500 customers and clients in Snapdeal, Tripoto, Moovo and Oyo Rooms in the B2B space.


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