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Startup Street: Impact of internet blackout, HomeLane fund-raising, Just Herbs' Mumbai store, and more

Updated : December 23, 2019 20:03:54 IST

The recent internet blackouts over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act have taken a toll on startups in Uttar Pradesh and the Delhi-NCR region. Startup Street talked to Internet Freedom Foundation's Apar Gupta to understand the extent of the impact.

Home Interiors company HomeLane raised $30 million in its fourth round of funding, led by new investors Evolvence India Fund, Pidilite Group and FJ Labs. Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners and JSW Ventures have also participated in the funding round. Srikanth Iyer, CEO of HomeLane, spoke to CNBC-TV18 on the company's future plans.

Luxury Ayurvedic beauty brand Just Herbs has opened a new retail store in Mumbai. The brand launched its first brick-and-mortar store in Chandigarh and after gaining its foothold in the north, opened doors to customers in Mumbai. Arush Chopra, Co-founder and CEO of Just Herbs, speaks on its business strategy.

Next year could be tough for startups and SMEs, according to a survey conducted by LocalCircles. Startup Street brings you the key findings of the report.
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