Hi Hi, KheloMore, Vijya Fintech, Solina’s Integrity raise early round
Equanimity Fund II backs Bharat-focused dating app Hi Hello
Mumbai-headquartered dating platform Hi Hello App has raised an undisclosed amount in seed round with funding fromFund II. The app was founded earlier this year by former Gupshup executives, Shyam Tallamraju and Soumik Sarkar.
The app is available in 10 Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Malayalam and Punjabi. The multilingual platform claims to be safe, with no fake or duplicate profiles, and offers safe content, proprietary matching, localized search and secure in-app voice calls as other features. Hi Hello is targeting users in Tier II and III cities in India.
Eruditus CEO backs sportstech platform KheloMore
Co-founder and CEO of edtech unicorn, Ashwin Damera, has announced that he is investing an undisclosed amount in sports arena and trainer booking platform, KheloMore, through his family office, Damera Ventures. The family fund is also an investor in the venture debt fund InnoVen Capital India Fund.
Founded in 2017 by former Mumbai and India cricketer Jatin Paranjpe, KheloMore helps parents look for coaches and book venues to practice multiple sports, including cricket, football, badminton and basketball. Gaming company Dream11 invested in KheloMore in 2021.
Vijya Fintech raises angel round
Surat-headquartered Vijya Fintech, which owns business-to-business wealth management platform Mercury, has announced to raise $1 million in an angel round with participation from strategic investors. BP Wealth, Narola Infotech Solutions, Sagar Investments, GK Globas and other investors participated in the round.
Mercury will use the funds to create affordable and open architecture-based technology to power its multi-asset wealth management platform targeting financial intermediaries. The Mercury platform currently serves stockbrokers, portfolio managers, distributors and advisors. Vijya Fintech was founded in 2022 by Aakash Bansal and Paresh Paladiya.
Deeptech startup Solinas Integrity raises funding from 8X Ventures
Chennai based deeptech startupfocused on robotics and asset digitization for the pipeline and sanitation industry has raised Rs 4.5 crore from 8X Ventures. Other investors in the round include Chetan Mehra of Kotta Enterprises of the Weizmann Group, Lister Ventures and Sophonos Investment.
Based at IIT Madras, Solinas was founded in 2018 by Divanshu Kumar, Moinak Banerjee and Bhavesh Narayani, with Londa Jasline. The faculty’s co-founders in the start-up include Professor Prabhu R and Professor Krishnan. The company develops products for inspection of short- and long-distance pipelines and robotic cleaning of septic tanks and sewer lines.