Luxepolis launches reselling platform
Online shopping website Luxepolis has announced the launch of its luxury brands reselling platform. Founded in July 2015 by Vijay KG, Luxepolis enables customers to shop for pre-owned and brand new luxury products across categories such as clothes, accessories, watches and cars. The membership is free of cost and provides access to offers and sale events. Luxepolis claims to haveover 5000 SKUs of vintage and new luxury products including Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Furla, DKNY and luxury automobiles from new and pre-owned range of brands such as Maserati, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Audi. The company also claims to have an in-house authentication team owing to its partnership with global brands and also provides a grading certificate for pre-owned goods.
Migme partners with Paytm, Mimopay and eSewa
Singapore based mobile entertainment platform Migme has partnered with Paytm in India, Mimopay in Indonesia and eSewa in Nepal to expand its payment reach. In these markets, the new payment partners will provide their user base with more options and opportunities to purchase services from Migme. Migme users will be able to shop through ‘Pay with Paytm’ channels at over 1,500 merchants and via other platforms including web, mobile, apps, SMS. It will join over 60 other games and apps merchants in Southeast Asia and enable its users to buy credits to redeem on premium services. Users can top up their account by adding value or purchasing vouchers/prepaid cards using Mimopay’s convenience stores. They can also join eSewa customers to buy credits to be redeemed on premium services.
Thinkcell acquires Testfunda
Learning solutions provider Thinkcell has acquired Testfunda in a bid to diversify its domain, reports Economic Times. Formerly known as Gateforum, Thinkcell previously provided coaching services only for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). With the acquisition of Testfunda, Thinkcell has expanded its domain to provide test preparation for MBA entrance examinations, banking service examinations and UPSC. The company also acquired Yukti classes, which was an online test preparation platform for engineering and medical entrance examinations such as JEE, MHT-CET and AIPMT,earlier this month. Thinkcell has partnered with Kaplan to enable students to prepare for examinations focused on foreign education such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, USMLE, NBDE, NCLEX, TOEFL and IELTS.
Bestdealfinance renames itself to Rubique
Online finance marketplace Bestdealfinance has renamed itself ‘Rubique‘, reports Vccircle. Founded by Manavjeet Singh and Sandeep Nambiar in February 2015, the company provides home, auto and business loans against property, credit cards as well as healthcare and construction equipment financing and claims to have signed up with 41 financial institutions for over 200 products across retail and SME loans and received close to 10,000 applications, of which 2,000 applications have been processed. Based out of Mumbai, Rubique is currently operational in Delhi, Kolkata and Pune and plans to expand to Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Recently, Rubique raised $3 million in a Series A funding round led by Kalaari Capital. YourNest Angel Fund, Globvestor and Dexter Angel Circle were the other participants in the funding.
Burger King partners with Zomato
Fast food chain Burger King has partnered with online restaurant rating and food ordering app Zomato which will enable customers to place orders with Burger King online. At present, this feature will be available in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune with plans of expansion in other cities. Zomato will also be handling logistics for Burger King delivery via its platform with the help of Delhivery and Grab. Zomato’s online ordering service was launched in May 2015. The food tech startup now claims to have ties with 15,000 restaurants over 14 Indian cities, serving as many as 11,000 orders in a day.