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Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay

Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures.
Razorpay has received a strategic investment from the venture arm of the American enterprise giant. Razorpay accepts, processes and disburses money online for small businesses and enterprises.

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India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle sales platform, raises US$450M at a US$1.84B valuation

September 23, 2021

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth. Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised $450 million, a Series F of $340 million and $110 million in debt. The investment values Cars24 at $1.84 billion post-money, the company said, making it one of the more valuable privately-held used car startups globally.

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New HORECA B2B marketplace launched in the UAE

September 23, 2021

SupplyMe, a new online HORECA (hotels, restaurants and cafes) B2B marketplace has officially launched to connect the F&B supply chain in the UAE to provide a better buying experience for customers. During its beta phase, SupplyMe catered to businesses in the UAE and in the next 12 months, the company aims to extend their presence in other GCC countries, with their priority being Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Retail Rocket Raises $24 Million and Buys Sailplay to Enter U.S. Market

July 6, 2022

Netherlands-based retention management platform Retail Rocket just raised a $24 Million Series A, and immediately spent some of it to buy Sailplay, a New York-based marketing automation vendor that will grow its U.S. presence.  Retail Rocket builds unified customer profiles in a module it charmingly calls Data Warehouse, and has other modules for AI-driven personalization, segmentation, and campaign management.  The company has more than 1,000 global clients across Europe and South America.

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