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Ecom Express: Cashing on the e-commerce wave

Logistics firm Ecom Express’s next phase of growth involves fresh fundraising, seven new warehouses and deliveries for global e-commerce firms in India.

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Startup India: Govt must nudge RBI to lend support to start-up ecosystem

There are fewer and fewer jobs being created in India. This is one of the reasons why youngsters are choosing to become entrepreneurs. Another reason for this phenomenon was that the economy had slowed down during the UPA 2 era.

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Private equity investors discover El Dorado in ecommerce backend

Private equity investors, who have stayed away from investing in online retail companies, have instead quietly reaped a windfall by backing logistics companies providing back-end support in the ecommerce rush.

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B2B auction site for textiles XSTOK raises $452K

Mumbai-based startup Centerac eMarketplaces Pvt Ltd that runs an online B2B auction platform for textile sector through XSTOK, has raised $452,000 (Rs 3 crore) from Oliphans Capital and a group of early stage investors.

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Oliphans Capital's big boom in startup jungle

Oliphans Capital has often strayed from the dominant narrative of India's startup investing -writing cheques to twenty-something IITians (better if they're dropouts), fuelling a consumer technology boom -with impressive outcomes.

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Oliphans Capital invests $2M in toy maker Prothom

Early-stage VC firm Oliphans Capital has invested $2 million (Rs 12.8 crore) in Prothom Industries India Ltd, a contract manufacturer and exporter of toys, it said on Friday. Prothom is one of the several suppliers to global toys giant Hasbro.

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Prothom, A Manufacturing Startup Which Builds Toys For Hasbro, Scoops In $2 Million From Oliphans Capital

This is probably one of those rare investment instances (at least in India), wherein we are seeing a manufacturing startup raising capital for operations expansion. Prothom, a 2014 founded manufacturing startup, building toys for brands like Hasbro, has received $2 Million in a Series A round from Oliphans Capital.

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Sigrid to raise $1 million from Oliphans Capital

Mumbai based venture capital firm Oliphans Capital is planning to invest $1 million (Rs 6 crore) in online test preparation startup Sigrid Education. Founded by a group of IIT-IIM graduates, Noida based Sigrid provides online video tutorials for entrance exams such as IIT JEE and for K-12 and Foundation courses.

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E-Learning Platform Sigrid Education Grabs Funding From Oliphans Capital

Sigrid Education, an online learning platform has received undisclosed investment from Oliphans Capital, an early stage investment firm. The financial details of the deal are not revealed but the investment firm typically invests in the range of $0.5 million to $3 million. We have mailed both Sigrid and Oliphans for a confirmed figure, and will get back as soon as we hear.

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Sigrid education.com e-learning startup raises funding from Oliphans Capital

E-learning startup Sigrid has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Oliphans Capital. Oliphans typically investes in the range of $0.5-3.0 million and is unique in its ability to provide both equity and debt capital to its investee companies.

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E-learning startup Sigrid raises funding from Oliphans Capital

Noida-based e-learning startup Sigrid Education Pvt Ltd has raised under $1 million from early stage investment firm Oliphans Capital, as per a press statement. Founded in late 2012 by three IIT BHU grads Ajit Maheshwari, Atul Kasaundhan and Aakash Aggarwal, Sigrid partners with educational institutes and teachers to bring their teaching pedagogy and academic expertise online, allowing them to reach out to students across the country.

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Oliphans Capital invests in e-learning platform Sigrid Education

Oliphans Capital, has invested an undisclosed amount in Sigrid Education, an e-learning platform founded by Ajit Maheswari, Atul Kasaundhan and Aakash Aggarwal. Sigrid is Oliphans’ eight investment in the startup space. Sigrid partners with world class educational institutes and teachers to bring their teaching pedagogy and academic expertise to one and all, beyond the boundaries of a classroom

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Oliphans Capital Invests In E-learning Platform Sigrid Education

Sigrid Education, an e-learning platform has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from early stage investment firm Oliphans Capital, marking its eighth investment in the startup space. The company aims to create and introduce courses in the 50 most prominent test-prep and K12 curriculum areas over the next 6 months.

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Warburg Pincus commits over $133M in e-commerce focused logistics startup Ecom Express

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has committed to invest over Rs 850 crore ($133 million) in Delhi-based e-commerce focused logistics solutions provider Ecom Express Pvt Ltd, it said on Wednesday.

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India's last mile facilitator Ecom Express confirms $133M from Warburg Pincus

After the ecommerce boom, allied services are picking up big bucks from global private equity funds. The latest one is logistics solutions provider Ecom Express, which confirmed today that it is raising US$133 million from global private equity fund Warburg Pincus.

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Ecom Express confirms Rs 850 Cr investment from Warburg Pincus

E-commerce logistics solutions provider Ecom Express has confirmed that it will raise Rs 850 crore from private equity firm Warburg Pincus, reports VCCircle. The funding will go towards expansion in Tier III and IV towns and rural centres, investment in technology, deploying parcel sortation systems and strengthening its network reliability and infrastructure. It will also work on building its second level management team.

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Warburg Pincus backs Ecom Express

Gurgaon based Ecom Express Pvt. Ltd, an e-commerce logistics company, has secured R850 Cr (approx $132.73 Mn) funding from Warburg Pincus. The infusion will help the Ecom Express to expand its delivery footprint in Tier III, IV towns and rural centres across the country. The firm will also be used proceeds towards technology, strengthen network reliability and infrastructure.

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Logistics solutions provider Ecom Express raises Rs 850 Cr from Warburg Pincus

Delhi based Ecom Express, a leading logistics solutions provider to India’s e-commerce industry has secured $133 Mn (Rs 850 Cr) as fresh funding from leading global PE firm Warburg Pincus. The amount raised will be used to expand delivery footprint in tier III, IV towns and rural centers across the country.

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Global Private Equity Firm Warburg Pincus Invest in Ecom Express

Gurgaon based e-Commerce logistics solutions provider startup Ecom Express raises $132.73 million from Warburg Pincus. The fund will be utilized to enlarge its delivery footprint in Tier III & IV towns and rural centres across the country. The company also expects to deploy the funds to upgrade technology and reinforce network consistency and infrastructure. In 2013, the company had raised $1.5 million in an angel round of funding from Oliphans Capital and above Rs.100 crore from Peepul Capital last year.

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Food delivery startup Grab raises $1 M from Oliphans Capital and Haresh Chawla

Food delivery segment seems to be the hottest zone attracting investors money. After TinyOwl, TapCibo, Swiggy and Frsh, Grab.in (formerly Grab a Grub) has raised $1 million from Oliphans Capital and independent investor Haresh Chawla. The funding will enable Grab to expand in new markets like Pune and other cities in the near future. The company plans on deploying 800 riders in Pune enabling it to deliver approximately 7000 orders daily across 700 outlets.

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Food delivery startup Grab raises $1M from Oliphans & Haresh Chawla

Mumbai-based Grab A Grub Services Pvt Ltd, a food logistics startup which essentially provides third-party food delivery service to restaurants, has raised $1 million (Rs 6.3 crore) from Oliphans Capital and former Network18 CEO Haresh Chawla, according to a press release. It does not offer online ordering of food itself and hence is not a B2C internet venture.

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BRAIN WAVE - They've made RTI filing simple

The RTI (Right to Information) Act is a major weapon in the hands of citizens. But filing RTIs is not simple, and people often avoid it for that reason. Pradeep Bhatt and his colleague Vinoth Ranganathan, who were working for Singapore-based Ninetology High Tech, toyed with the idea of starting an online RTI portal to assist the Indian diaspora. But what started off as a casual project morphed into a fullfledged RTI portal after Ranganathan decided to relocate to India.

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Ecom Express raises over $16.5M from Peepul Capital

Delhi-based e-commerce logistics solutions provider, Ecom Express Pvt Ltd, has raised more than Rs 100 crore ($16.5 million) from Peepul Capital. “The infusion (of this capital) will go towards strengthening our current reach, expanding operations, investing in technology and automation, attracting key talent and building a healthy flow in working capital,” said TA Krishnan, co-founder a ....

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