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Indian edtech startups Toppr, DataTrained raise funding

Toppr is an after-school learning app that uses NLP to solve K12 students' doubts instantly, whereas DataTrained offers certificate course in Data Science 

Livspace secures US$70M from TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs, Jungle Ventures, others

Livspace is an online design automation firm, whose three-sided marketplace brings together homeowners and a curated community of designers and vendors 

Captain's Log, October 24: Facebook wreaks havoc on traffic and Carousell launches AI product

Also, China's Airbnb head steps down and Indian edutech app raises almost US$7 million 

Used furniture, appliance marketplace Zefo raises US$9.2M to take on mighty GreenDust

Zefo offers 10,000 products across categories like beds, sofas, dining sets, wardrobes, TVs, washing machines, refrigerators and air-conditioners 

New US$100M fund Unitary Helion to invest in 12-18 startups in India; fintech to get priority

Unitary Helion's other area of focus is online marketplace for agriculture, logistics and healthcare 

Wassup Laundry buys out now defunct Doormint in equity swap with investors Kalaari, Helion

Doormint, an on-demand laundry service in India that had raised US$3 million in funding from Kalaari and Helion, had shut shop in September last year 

Zefo raises US$6M to source you refurbished furniture and home appliances

It currently offers TVs, refrigerators, washing machines and microwaves under the appliances category, and beds, sofas, dining tables, etc. in the furniture category 

3 partners at Helion Ventures leave to start own VC firm

Rahil Chowdhri, Ritesh Banglani and Alok Goyal are likely to share more details early next year 

8 high-profile Asian shutdowns/pivots of 2015

From ride-hailing to foodtech and IoT startups, the year was brutal for some. But some did find their silver lining 

Housing to lay off 200 more employees to tighten costs

The second round of layoffs, which comes within months of firing 600 people in August, will be across departments including sales and marketing