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Funding roundup: Careers360, Bumper, Town Essentials & more

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Careers360 raises funding from MeritTrac

Careers360, an online career counselor and education services firm, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from testing and assessment services company MeritTrac. The company will utilize the funds to grow its team, strengthen its technology, infrastructure and brand over the next two years. Carers360, was started in 2009 by Maheshwer Peri, Naveen Goyal and Mahesh Sarma, and now claims to have over 6 million monthly visitors. Last month, Careers360 acquired Entrancecorner, as well as the Mumbai-based college enrollment platform NoPaperForms for an undisclosed amount.

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Bumper raises $500,000 from SAIF Partners

Bumper, a Bangalore based car maintenance and repair app, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from SAIF Partners, reports YourStory. The funds will be used to hire automobile experts to provide better services. Bumper allows users to click photos of the dented or damaged part of the automobile. The company then responds with quotes from different authorized service stations nearby. Users can settle for a price and make payments via the app itself.

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Town Essentials raises $1 million 

Town Essentials, an online grocery delivery service has raised $1 million in an angel funding led by Sharad Hegde, Infosys’ first non-founder employee, reports TechCircle.The funds will be utilized in marketing and launching a mobile app. As a part of the deal, the investors would be a part of the startup’s governing council which includes former Workday executive Girish Reddy, Siddharth Patil from Twitter, and existing investor Shrikant Patil.

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Hotify raises $150,000

News curation app Hotify has raised $150,000 in seed investment from Mahavir Pratap Sharma, co-founder of Rajasthan Angel Innovators Network’s (RAIN), reports TechCircle. Hotify will use the funds for product development, innovation on artificial intelligence capabilities, and hiring. The app claims to decipher the most probable news stories that the user would find relevant to their interest, by linking their social media accounts.

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DogSpot raises seed funding from multiple investors

Gurgaon based online pet store DogSpot has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from Ratan Tata, Ronnie Screwvala, with participation from Ashok Mittal, Rishi Parti, Dheeraj Jain and Abhijeet Pai, reports NextBigWhat. The funding will be utilized to expand product offerings, upgrade technology and strengthen the team. Currently on Android, DogSpot offers pet owners pet accessories, grooming utilities and nutrition items.

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Smartcooky raises angel funding

NDTV’s yet to be launched health and self-care products e-commerce site Smartcooky has raised an undisclosed amount in angel investment at a valuation of $12 million, reports TechCircle. The angel investors include Rajan Anandan (Google India & South Asia, MD), Pramod Bhasin (former CEO of Genpact), Siddharth Pai (son of Mohandas Pai), and Manvinder Singh Banga (former Unilever board member and currently senior partner with private investor Clayton Dubilier & Rice).

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Intelligent Interfaces raises funding from Yuvraj Singh

Rahul Yadav’s new startup Intelligent Interfaces has raised an undisclosed amount from cricketer Yuvraj Singh, reports the Economic Times. The data analytics and visualization company catering to e-commerce businesses aims to provide tech solutions to the government and enhance efficiency in the processes. The company had earlier raised seed funding from Flipkart’s Sachin and Binny Bansal.

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