#Asia 5 rising startups in India – Sept. 26, 2016


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Photo credit: Pixabay.

What started as a haggling page has transformed into a mobile app. A service wants to throw businesses a bone when it comes to dealing with customers, and a parenting app gains some funding from a hospital. Meanwhile, a Facebook-type app for doctors and a mobile app development company also gain funding.

Let’s Barter India

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Photo credit: TheBusyBrain.

Let’s Barter India, a Facebook-group-turned-app that facilitates haggling among members, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Delhi-based Scale Ventures and Crowdinvest’s Sanjay Choudhary.

Founded by Pooja Bhayana and Sahil Dhingra in October, the startup offers Android and iOS apps. It still has a Facebook presence with over 180,000 members in its group.

The Let’s Barter community extends throughout India, with a concentration in Delhi.


Customer management startup CloudCherry has landed US$6 million in series A funding from Vertex Ventures, Cisco Investments, and IDG Ventures India.

CloudCherry will put the investment toward global expansion, concentrating on the US, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Vinod Muthukrishnan, Vijay R Lakshmanan, Prem K Viswanath, and Nagendra CL founded Cloudcherry, backed by three angels. The startup helps companies measure and modify their customers’ experiences.


Photo credit: J P Davidson.

Photo credit: J P Davidson.

Parenting app Parentlane has raised funding from Rohit MA, co-founder and managing director of Cloudnine Hospitals. Rohit made the investment through Capier Investments, his personal funding arm.

“We realize that today’s city-educated millennial generation needs precise and personalized information related to their child as they become parents,” Rohit said in a statement.

Founded this year by Vijay Anand and Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Parentlane seeks to guide parents through their children’s development up to eight years of age. It offers a social portal of parents and childcare experts.


DailyRounds, a network and database for doctors, has raised fresh funding led by Accel Partners, Beenext, Powerhouse Ventures, and Japan-based Akusa Holdings. The amount invested remained undisclosed and will be put toward strengthening DailyRounds’ knowledge base for different specialties.

Founded by Dr. Deepu Sebin, Nimmi Cherian, and Priyank Choubey in mid-2014, DailyRounds is a clinical tool for doctors that can also serve as a hub to share medical cases. Its users include doctors from India, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

In March last year, the startup landed its seed round.


Bangalore-based native mobile app and product builder Hashtaag has secured US$1 million in angel funding.

Founded by Krishna Vemula and Jayavardhan B N in 2015, it employs 40 mobile app developers, designers, and support staff. It helps companies improve their mobile businesses with services including product strategy consultation, user interface and user experience design, cross-platform development, quality assurance, deployment, and support for mobile and web applications.

The startup aims to employ over 100 people by the end of the year. It has offices in Chennai, Mumbai, and San Francisco. Hashtaag has helped develop apps including Shouut and Logoon.

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