Week in Review 🦁 (Dec 04 - Dec 09)
Unleash the Power of the Week's Best Bits! From Big Bucks to Bold Innovations, Dive into the Review! 🚀🔍
Dear Rise & Shine Community,
Welcome to the Saturday edition of Rise & Shine—a recap of a week filled with optimism, opportunities, and mindful living. 🚀
Today's newsletter is a special edition where we revisit the highlights, including the top news and funding deals of the week.
Quick Recap of the Week
UPI transactions cross 11 Bn for the second month in November💸
EatFit collaborates with HRX to launch HRX Cafe in Mumbai🥗
Allen Career Institute acquires Peak XV-backed Doubtnut🤝🏻
Fireside Ventures to sell 1.9% stake in Mamaearth parent via block deal: Report📊
Adani upswell adds 65% to Tuesday’s stock market gain📈
Jio Haptik launches Gen AI-powered customer experience platform Contakt📞
Google launches its largest and ‘most capable’ AI model, Gemini🤖
Paytm pulls back on Postpaid business as lending environment hardens🪙
ACKO General Insurance partners with PhonePe to offer car, bike policies🤝🏻
Softbank likely to sell 1.1% stake in Zomato worth ₹1,125 crore📊
Let’s move on to the top funding deals from the week.
Generative AI startup Sarvam AI has announced that it is raising $41 million in a Series A round led by Lightspeed and with participation from Peak XV Partners and Khosla Ventures.
Sleep solution startup The Sleep Company has raised Rs 184 crore (approximately $22 million) in a Series C funding round led by existing investors Premji Invest and Fireside Ventures.
Cloud kitchen company Biryani By Kilo [BBK] has raised $9 million or Rs 72 crore in its Series C round led by Alpha Wave Ventures.
Innovist, the parent company of consumer brands such as Bare Anatomy and Chemist at Play, has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund.
Dairy fintech startup Digi Vriddhi Technologies (DGV) has raised Rs 50 crore or about $6 million in a Series A round led by Omidyar Network India. Existing backers Omnivore and InfoEdge Ventures also doubled down in the round.
Thank you for being a cherished part of the Rise & Shine community. Let's continue this journey together, embracing positivity and mindfulness every step of the way.
Wishing you a weekend filled with joy and reflection!