FOOD & AGRI

Exclusive: Smoke House Deli operator Impresario in talks to give exit to early investor

December 14, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Mumbai-headquartered Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality Pvt. Ltd (IEHPL) is in an advanced stage of discussions with a domestic private equity fund to raise funding for providing an exit to an investor, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

Exclusive: Packaged food firm BB Foods raises debt funding

December 13, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Packaged food firm BB Foods Pvt. Ltd has raised its first round of debt funding from a Europe-based investment firm to meet its operational requirements, a top company executive told VCCircle.

Cold-pressed juice startup Juice Up raises pre-Series A funding

December 12, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Fresh Food Concepts Pvt Ltd, which sells cold-pressed juices under the Juice Up brand, has secured Rs 13.5 crore ($2 million) in a pre-series A round of funding led by angel investors Siddhartha Gupta and Ashvin Chadha.

Exclusive: Sixth Sense bets on Kurkure snack maker Hindustan Foods

December 09, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Sixth Sense Ventures, a consumer sector-centric venture firm, has invested in Hindustan Foods Ltd (HFL), the vendor that makes PepsiCo Inc’s Kurkure snack brand, the investment firm’s founder told VCCircle.

Mahindra Agri to buy majority stake in Dutch fruit distributor OFD Holding

December 05, 2016 | PTI

Mahindra & Mahindra today said its subsidiary has inked a pact to acquire up to 60 per cent stake in Netherlands-based OFD Holding BV for 5 million euros.

Exclusive: ASK Pravi invests in Chennai dairy company

December 05, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

ASK Pravi Capital Advisors, a joint venture between ASK Group and Pravi Capital, has invested an undisclosed amount in a Chennai-based dairy firm, a person privy to the development told VCCircle.

In Charts: How India’s food services industry is projected to grow

December 01, 2016 | Keshav Sunkara

The pace of expansion in India’s food services industry is likely to quicken in the next five years, says a report by audit and consulting firm KPMG in association with industry group FICCI.

Chai Thela raises seed funding from Quarizon

November 29, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Tea retail startup Chai Thela has raised Rs 1.5 crore ($218,000) in seed funding from early-stage investment firm Quarizon. 

The Noida-based company will use the capital mainly to hire staff and upgrade technology. 

Dairy startup Osam raises Series B round from Lok Capital, Aavishkaar

November 29, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

HR Food Processing Pvt. Ltd, which manufactures and markets dairy products under the brand  name Osam, has raised Rs 45 crore (around $6.7 million) in its Series B round of funding, it said in a statement.

Exclusive: Agriculture supply chain startup Lemon Leaf raises bridge round

November 29, 2016 | Debjyoti Roy

Delhi-based RP2 Ventures Pvt. Ltd, which runs fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain venture Lemon Leaf, has raised a bridge round of funding from a clutch of angel investors, a top company executive told VCCircle.

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