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#TodayDeals: Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Shailesh Vickram Singh Launches $150M Green Fund & More

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and venture capitalist Shailesh Vickram Singh have joined hands to launch a $150-million environment protection-focused fund.

Below is a list of deals that happened in Indian Startup Ecosystem today. Read a brief description about all of them:

  1. Unicorn India Ventures Makes Its Sixth Investment in Kerala, Leads Seed Round in software-defined radio (SDR) startup Inntot Technologies

  2. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and venture capitalist Shailesh Vickram Singh have joined hands to launch a $150-million environment protection-focused fund.

  3. Omidyar Network and Hero Group’s Sunil Munjal are reportedly in advanced talks to join the funding round of peer-to-peer motor vehicle rental startup Metrobikes.

  4. Singapore’s investment firm Temasek plans to inject Rs 200-300 crore ($30-45 million) more into its wholly-owned Indian non-banking financial arm, Fullerton.

  5. PremjiInvest, the family office of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, is in discussions to invest $250 million in the holding company of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group.

  6. Early-stage venture capital firm Unicorn India Ventures expects to hit the first close of its maiden venture debt fund at ₹200 crore by the end of July.

  7. Avi Networks, an application delivery platform, raised $60 mn in Series D from Cisco Investments along with DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Menlo Ventures.

  8. Chicago-based JLL Spark has announced the creation of $100M JLL Spark Global Venture Fund to focus on seed and Series A investments, as well as select later stage rounds.

  9. Facebook’s Data Privacy Concerns May Delay WhatsApp Pay Launch

  10. Mumbai-based AI startup Orbo has received an undisclosed amount of funding from the London-based Founders Factory in a Seed+ round, reported Inc42.

  11. WhatsApp has launched banking services for Kotak bank on a pilot basis. ICICI Bank, too, has said that it is testing the messaging platform’s enterprise solution to engage with customers, but has not yet announced a launch date.

  12. Digit Insurance has partnered with Flipkart, to launch a mobile protection plan intended for people who purchase smartphones on Flipkart’s platform.

  13. Paytm Money appoints Pravin Jadhav as director


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