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India Funding Roundup: VoxWeb, Joe Hukum, Yumist, HeyBiz, Jigsaw Academy

India Funding Roundup: VoxWeb, Joe Hukum, Yumist, HeyBiz, Jigsaw Academy

Mumbai-based VoxWeb announced Wednesday that its talking picture app, "Speaking Orange Line Picture" has received a pre-series funding of $350,000 (approx. Rs. 2.3 crores) from an anonymous investor. This is VoxWeb's second fund raising, following a seed level funding round in August 2015. The startup offers apps for Android and iPhone, and currently has between 10,000 to 50,000 downloads on Google Play.

Joe Hukum
Chat based personal assistant app Joe Hukum announced Wednesday its seed funding from TracxnLabs, Jitendra Gupta, and other angels. Operational since July 2015, the Delhi-based startup has apps for Android and iOS that offer assistance with shopping, pick and drop, food, repairs, movie, and event tickets, travel, restaurant reservations, taxi, flowers, cakes, recharge, bill payments, groceries, and more, the company said in an emailed statement.

(Also read: Roundup: Indian Apps to Outsource Your Everyday Tasks)

Gurgaon-based meal delivery service Yumist has reportedly raised raised $2 million (roughly Rs. 12 crores) in a fresh round of funding led by Ronnie Screwvala's fund Unilazer Ventures, with participation from existing investor Orios Venture Partners. The company plans to scale up its operations in Gurgaon, Delhi and Bengaluru, and plans to launch its service in Mumbai and Pune.

Delhi-based HeyBiz, which provides apps for on Google Play and App Store to connect and chat with nearby businesses has reportedly raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from ShopClues. The startup plans to use the funding to improve its product and expanding its market base to other cities.

Jigsaw Academy
Bengaluru-based Jigsaw Academy, an online academy for analytics has reportedly received funding of Rs. 20 crores from Manipal Global Education Services. Founded in 2011, Jigsaw Academy provides analytics and big data skills to students and professionals, and has reportedly trained over 40,000 students from over 30 countries in the last five years.


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