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  • FrontRow, Bengaluru’s edtech bags $3.2 Mn from Lightspeed, Elevation, and Deepika Padukone

    Bengaluru’s edtech FrontRow, on Wednesday, raised $3.2 million from Lightspeed, Elevation Capital, & Deepika Padukone.

  • South Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal picks 15% stake in OKIE Gaming

    South Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal, on Monday, acquired a 15 percent stake in OKIE Gaming, a Mumbai-based gaming platform.

  • Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh invests in healthcare startup ‘Wellversed’

    Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has invested an undisclosed amount in Wellversed, a healthcare nutrition provider.

  • Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif invests in beauty e-commerce retailer Nykaa

    Bollywood star Katrina Kaif has invested an undisclosed amount in the Mumbai-based cosmetics and beauty retailer Nykaa.

  • AltBalaji picks 17.5 percent stake in Tring, a celebrity engagement platform

    Alt Balaji owned by Ekta Kapoor, on Monday announced that the company has invested in the Mumbai-based Tring, a celebrity engagement platform.

  • Bengaluru’s Universal Sportsbiz raises $1.8 Mn funding from cricketer Virat Kohli

    Bengaluru’s fashion startup Universal Sportsbiz, has raised $2.6 million in a funding round led by Virat Kohli, with participation from Cornerstone Sport LLP.

  • India’s cricket-legend invests in deeptech startup Harmonizer India

    India’s former cricketer Kapil Dev on Thursday, 15 October 2020 invested an undisclosed sum in Harmonizer India.

  • Egypt’s new platform ‘Minly’ launches to connect celebs with fans

    Startup news: Egypt-based Minly launches to connect stars with fans – enabling fans to book shoutouts from their favourite celebs seamlessly.

  • Bollywood Star Akshay Kumar launches FAU-G, India’s answer to PUBG & its aftermath

    Following the ban of PUBG, Akshay Kumar, a Bollywood superstar introduced FAU-G, a multiplayer action game similar to PUBG

  • Bollywood duo Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh launch plant-based meat venture

    Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh stepped into the entrepreneurship club by launching Imagine Meats, a plant-based meat production company

  • Forbes drops Kylie Jenner from its list of Billionaires

    Renowned reality-TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner who is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics has reportedly been dropped from Forbes list of billionaires

  • Indian singer Sukhbir Singh invests in Delhi-based beauty startup Nature’s Tattva

    Nature’s Tattva last week on April 20, made the announcement of its $150,000 funding round led by Bollywood singer Sukhbir Singh and Rakhee Singal

  • Indian actress Anveshi Jain on TEDx – 5 things we learnt

    Back in February, Anveshi appeared at TEDxGLAU and unveiled the unfortunate scenarios from her childhood and how she grew up fighting with all of it.

  • Salman Khan extends support to 25,000 daily-wage workers of the film industry

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has gaged to support 25,000 daily-wage workers of the film industry amid the nationwide lockdown

  • India’s tennis star Sania Mirza teams up with NGO ‘Safa Society’ to fight Coronavirus

    India’s tennis sweetheart Sania Mirza joins hands with an NGO named Safa Society in a move to help daily-wage workers amid Covid-19 lockdown