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Startup Street: Info Edge raises Rs 375 cr from Temasek; Vieroots using AI to fight lifestyle diseases

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Info Edge backed Info Edge Ventures' Rs 750 crore early-stage venture capital fund that was launched in January 2020, has raised Rs 375 crore from global investment company Temasek.

Info Edge backed Info Edge Ventures' Rs 750 crore early-stage venture capital fund that was launched in January 2020, has raised Rs 375 crore from global investment company Temasek.
The fund focuses on investments in early-stage technology startups in India and has already invested in 9 startups in e-commerce, digital media, fintech, edtech, healthtech, gaming and Saas. Megha Vishwanath caught up with Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder & executive vice chairman of Info Edge to know more.
Bengaluru-based Vieroots Wellness Solutions is leveraging AI to fight lifestyle diseases. Founded in 2018, this health-tech startup provides research-based products and services with specific focus on productive ageing.
Vieroots was relaunched last month, after testing for about 8 months in Surat, Chandigarh, Bengaluru and Kochi. Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has also invested an undisclosed amount in the startup. To know more about the brand and the concept of ‘epigenetic lifestyle modification’, Sajeev Nair, founder and CMD, Vieroots Wellness Solutions and actor and equity partner at Vieroots Suniel Shetty spoke to CNBC-TV18’s Shruti Mishra.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, or C-Camp is set to announce the winners of the fourth edition of the National Bioentreprenuership Competition on December 19. C-Camp had also earlier in the year launched an accelerator program for innovations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and more recently it is hosting a program to help MSMEs manufacture their own diagnostics tests for COVID-19. To talk about all this and more, Dr Taslimarif Saiyed, director and CEO at C-Camp, spoke to Mugdha Variyar.
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