LeadSquared, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform based in India has raised $153 million in its Series C funding round from WestBridge Capital, at a $1 billion valuation, making it the latest unicorn in India. * The fund will be used for growth investments in India and North America and building out in
Purplle, an India-based online beauty and personal products sales platform has raised $33 million in its new funding round, at a $1.1 billion valuation from Paramark Ventures. * The funding will be used to support its inorganic growth plans, the firm claims. * Purplle is an online beauty marketplace with over
PhysicsWallah, an India-based edtech firm has raised $1oo million in its Series A funding round from Westbridge and GSV Ventures at a $1.1 billion valuation, making it the latest unicorn in the country. * The firm will use the funds to scale its brand, expand the business, open new centres,
Slice, an India-based firm providing credit card alternatives has raised $50 million in its Series C funding backed by Tiger Global, Moore Strategic Partners, and Insight Partners. * Slice enables students and salary-earning professionals to access collateral-free products and services and build credit scores through its app. * The firm last raised
Dock, [https://www.linkedin.com/company/dock-community/?originalSubdomain=br] a Brazil-based fintech company has reached a $1.5 billion valuation after its new funding round led by the Lightrock and Silver Lake Waterman funds. * Dock provides bank-as-a-service (BaaS) for merchants in need of payment processing, proprietary credit cards, and other
Habi, [https://habi.co/] a Colombia-based property technology company has raised $200 million in its Series C funding round and is now valued at over $1 billion, making it a unicorn. * Habi becomes the second unicorn in Colombia after Rappi [https://www.rappi.com.br/], a delivery startup and the
9Unicorns [https://www.9unicorns.in/], an accelerator company based in India has raised $100 million in its fifth funding round and targets to increase it to $120 million. * 9Unicorns is an arm of Venture Catalyst that provides funding for startups from $300,000 to $1 million for startups in the
This week, India recorded its 100th startup unicorn, or privately held company with a value of $1 billion or more, its 15th since this year. Bangalore-based neobanking platform Open [https://open.money/], raised $50 million in a Series D funding round led by IIFL Finance at a valuation of $1
The biggest venture capital deals we tracked by region during the past week across emerging markets globally.
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