Fingerlix grabs US$7M more to deliver ready-to-cook food at your doorsteps

Mumbai-based Fingerlix serves a wide range of products like batters, mixes, curries, dals, parathas and ‘fully-ready’ accompaniments 

KrazyBee facilitates online loans for students, professionals in India; raises US$8M led by Xiaomi, Shunwei

KrazyBee's portfolio includes e-commerce purchase, cash credit, two-wheeler credit, and college semester/tuition fees credit 

Singapore-based programmatic media startup Oplifi raises US$750K from Rainmaker Ventures

The startup, which also has a presence Indonesia and India, will use the money to strengthen its presence 

ParallelDots raises US$2M to help understand social sentiment of your brand while monitoring online conversations

ParallelDots APIs also help in multilingual analysis, keyword generation, text classification, entity extraction, and semantic, emotion and intent analysis 

Intex-backed sports social platform close to raise Series A funding is a social platform that connects sports fans on a real-time basis and engages them through a variety of features 

Farm Taaza raises US$8M to source fresh produce directly from farmers for retailers in India

Currently, more than 1,400 farmers are associated with Farm Taaza to supply over 150 varieties of fruits and vegetables 

What role does the Philippines play in helping international startups?

Outsourcing business processes to the Philippines has kept the dream alive for many startup founders and small business owners 

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 

VCs-backed Indian foodtech startup Yumist shuts down as it failed to raise follow-on funding

The development indicates that the turbulent period, which saw many startups including foodpanda and TinyOwl either scale down or shut down in 2015-16, is not over yet 

Using old science to solve new problems, plus other insights from cleantech startup CleverHeat

Philippine-based startup CleverHeat is doing away with electricity in favour of sun power.