Seed Funding: ETtech Deals Digest: No Big Rounds for Second Week in a Row

It was another calm week, with no startups raising big fundraisers, as VCs remained cautious in a choppy environment. Agro-fintech Jai Kisan and PriceLabs were the only ones startups which raised moderate sums.

Jai Kisan has picked up $50 million in an ongoing Series B round

Rural oriented agro-fintech start
Jai Kisan raised $50 million (Rs 390 crore) from GMO Venture Partners, Yara Growth Ventures and Mirae Asset, among others, in a combination of equity and debt from the first tranche of its ongoing Series B round. Founded in 2017 by Arjun Ahluwalia and Adriel Maniego, the company aims to create a seamless financial services experience for individuals and businesses in rural India. It claims to have deployed low-cost credit worth more than $220 million a year and seen four-fold growth in 12 months.

PriceLabs raises $30 million from Summit Partners

Revenue Management Solution Provider
PriceLabs raised $30 million summit partners. Chicago-based PriceLabs provides artificial intelligence (AI) analytics tools to owners and managers of vacation homes and short-term rentals to help them automate and deliver dynamic pricing for their properties on all lists. She will use the capital to expand her team and develop more products.

Chattybao has raised over $5 million in funding round

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Chattybao, a shopping platform based on WhatsApp,
raised over $5 million, led by Ventures Southeast Asia and India and Ventures. 7Square Ventures and other angel investors also participated in the round. Chattybao connects users to local stores and provides shopping experience on WhatsApp. Users can discover, chat, order and get home delivery from local merchants without having to download multiple apps.

Bengaluru-based Threado pocketed $3.1m

Community management startup Threado
raised $3.1 million in a funding round led by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India. Founded in 2020 by former

Pramod Rao and Abhishek Nalin, Threado provides a dashboard for businesses and creators to manage their online communities on Slack, Discord, Discourse, Twitter or GitHub. She plans to use the funds to strengthen her team, double her product and expand in North America.

Crypso closed at a $3 million seed round

Community-driven crypto trading platform
Crypso raised $3 million in seed funding from Hashed

, Athera Venture Partners and Whiteboard Capital. Prominent angel investors, including Polygon founders Sandeep Nailwal and Jayanti Kanani, and Cred founder Kunal Shah, also participated in the round.

Better Opinions, backed by YC, raised $2.5 million from a group of investors

Better Opinions Event Trading Platform
raised $2.5 million in funding from investors such as Metaplanet VC and Goldwater Capital. The company allows users to make predictions in various categories such as cricket, cryptocurrency, politics and entertainment and win real money if their predictions come true. It plans to use the funds to build and grow its product and technology teams, as well as for marketing and user growth.

Other concluded deals

■ Nutrition platform and food supplements
GetSupp raised Rs 9.5 crore in financing led by General Catalyst and Better Capital. GetSupp is an AI-driven dietary and nutrition supplement marketplace for users to discover and purchase supplements. It offers a personalized AI-powered post-purchase experience.

■ Community-led e-commerce startup
The Nestery has raised over Rs 6 crore in a financing led by Inflection Point Ventures (IPV). Founded in 2019, The Nestery is a marketplace for kids and maternity products that helps parents find out what to buy, when and why. More than 400 brands are registered on the platform.

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