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Startup Street: Paytm's HungerBox bet, Booking.com's India story and Visa's startup push

Updated : December 18, 2019 11:25 AM IST

B2B food-tech player HungerBox has raised $12 million in a new round of funding from Paytm and other investors such as NPTK, Sabre Partners and Neoplux. HungerBox offers end-to-end food and beverage operations management and serves over one hundred businesses and institutions across India.

Startup Street spoke to Sandipan Mitra, co-founder and chief executive officer of HungerBox to discuss what's brewing at the company.

The holiday season is here and Booking.com will soon be a one-stop-shop for not only booking rooms but even flights and cabs. The Indian arm of NASDAQ listed Booking Holdings is also looking to integrate dining and attractions as part of its connected trip platform.

CNBC-TV18's Priya Sheth spoke to Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives at Booking.com to find out more about the growth blueprint for the company.

Large companies are coming out of their walled gardens to embrace technology that resides in the startup community. For a financial services company like Visa, it is not any different. Earlier in November, the company kicked off the Visa Everywhere initiative to invest and mentor startups in the fin-tech space. In July, the company also led a $25 million fund round in a fin-tech startup Paymate.

Startup Street spoke with Visa India's group country manager and South Asia TR Ramachandran to understand what is visa looking for in its investments and partnerships with startups.
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