Online interior design startup Design Cafe raises an undisclosed round of funding
Founders: Gita Ramanan and Shezaan Bhojani
Founded in: 2011
Financing status: An undisclosed round of funding in 2017
Online interior design startup Design Cafe has raised an undisclosed round of funding led by Fireside Ventures. Existing investor Apurva Salarpuria, angel investor Sidharth Pansari and Sprout Capital also participated in this financing round.
Design Cafe was founded in 2011 by award-winning architects and designers Gita Ramanan and Shezaan Bhojani. The startup is a design and building consultancy company. The startup offers online customized design and decoration solutions.
The Bengaluru-based startup is an architecture and interior design startup with a focus in the interior residential segment. It claims that its team consists of more than 50 expert professionals who have designed over 500 projects across the country. Its project size can range from 1,000 square feet to 1.4 million square feet. Projects can vary from individual homes, small apartments, large offices, restaurants, schools and hotels. The startup has currently 100 employees including a technology team, designers and site engineers.
The startup will use the newly raised investment to expand in Delhi and Mumbai.
Dairy tech solutions startup Stellapps raises Series A
Founders: Ranjith Mukundan, Praveen Nale, Ravishankar Shiroor, Ramakrishna Adukuri, and Venkatesh Seshasayee
Founded in: 2011
Financing status: Undisclosed Series A round in 2017
Dairy tech solutions startup Stellapps has raised an undisclosed amount for its Series A financing round led by Blume Ventures. Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal and Venture Highway also participated in this financing round.
The Bengaluru-based agri-tech startup is an end-to-end dairy technology solutions company. The startup produces and procures comprehensive farm optimization and monitoring support. The startup’s innovative applications and mechanization tools leverage on the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud, mobility, and data analytics to improve agri-dairy supply chain parameters. These include milk production, milk procurement, cold chain, animal insurance and farmer payments. Their SmartMoo™ IoT router and in-premise IoT controller acquire data via sensors that are embedded in milking systems, animal wearables, milk chilling equipment and milk procurement peripherals. These acquired data is also transmitted to the Stellapps SmartMoo™ big data cloud service delivery platform (SDP) where the SmartMoo™ suite of applications analyze and crunch the received data before disseminating the analytics and data science outcome to various stakeholders over low-end and smart mobile devices.
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