Betaout raises US$1.5M pre-Series A to expand to Indonesia, Malaysia

The startup allows e-commerce firms to build user intelligence databases and provides tools to engage with users through email, on-site engagement, mobile push, live-chat, SMS etc. 

Video analytics firm Vidooly acquires social TV startup iCouchApp

iCouchApp allows consumers to discover new videos, interact with TV shows and keep track of their favourite shows 

Unicorn India Ventures launches US$15M fund to back up to 12 startups a year

The early-stage VC firm looks to make seed investments in the areas of social media, mobile, analytics, cloud tech and IoT 

Ronnie Screwvala's Arre acquires video streaming firm Apalya

Apalya is backed by IDG Ventures, Kalaari Capital, Cisco and Mumbai Angels 

India’s Exotel acquires customer feedback platform Voyce

The acquisition is a move to strengthen the VC-funded cloud telephony startup’s customer service offerings 

Call centres have moved beyond the four walls of offices: Exotel CEO

Shivakumar Ganesan, CEO, Exotel, says Indian SMBs have started realising the importance of cloud telephony and its relative merits 

AppsDaily nabs US$16M Series C led by Zodius

Indian mobile app development and distribution company AppsDaily gets US$16 million Series C from Zodius, ru-Net, Kalaari and Qualcomm 

India’s cloud-based CSR management startup NextGen gets angel funding

Bangalore-based NextGen is a cloud-based corporate social responsibility and sustainability management startup 

NowFloats grabs Series A funding led by Omidyar Network

Existing investors including Blume Ventures, Mumbai Angels and Hyderabad Angels participated in this round 

Retail tech startup Primaseller raises funding from Mumbai Angels

The funds will be used to increase the number of online channels offered and to build a stronger customer base