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The personalized weekly insider newsletter for all things startups in India, to connect people to the larger startup community. Do e-mail us your upcoming events, programs, product launches, and job openings that you would like to feature here.

Dear Indian Startup Folks,
Welcome to issue #04 of Startup Digest India. If you missed last week’s issue, check it out here.
What if we told you there is a place on the internet filled with educational GIFs? Take a brain break and check out this subreddit /r/EducationalGIFs filled with GIFs that provide knowledge.
And if you have enjoyed the digest so far do give us a shout out here on Twitter.
Deepak & Pavithran

Key Venture Deals
Gupshup, a conversational messaging platform for companies to manage customer interactions, on Wednesday said it has raised an additional $240 million in follow-on funding that will go toward a share buyback from employees and existing investors ahead of a US listing next year.
Sharechat raises another $145 million from Temasek, others at $2.88 billion valuation
Amazon-backed Indian D2C beauty brand MyGlamm raises $71 million
Goat Brand Labs raises $36 million from Tiger Global, Flipkart, others
Vauld, a crypto platform for financial products, has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by PayPal founder Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.
Talview, end-to-end AI-powered hiring and proctoring Startup Raises $15 Mn Series B Funding Led By Eileses Capital
Easy a home mortgage startup has raised $15 million to provide quick home loans in a matter of days
Skincare startup Minimalist has raised $15 million (Rs 110 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from Unilever Ventures.
Startup Programs To Check Out
Shell StartUp Engine | Shell Singapore
Events You Shouldn't Miss
Bitcoin Cash Meetup @BeAnimal, Koramangala, Bangalore., Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 4:30 PM | Meetup
Suggested Reading
Beacons: The Storefront for the Multi-SKU Creator that's Growing 3X Monthly | Sacra
In Online Ed, Content Is No Longer King—Cohorts Are - Future
Resources & Tools
Techstars Startup Digest India is curated by:
Deepak Srinivasan Deepak Srinivasan - Program Manager - Innovation & New Initiatives
Pavithran Chidambaram Pavithran Chidambaram - Investment Professional
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