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OYO raises $1 bn from investors led by Softbank; firm now valued at $5 bn

This e-series funding round makes OYO the most valued hospitality company in the country, ahead of Tata Group's Indian Hotels Company and EIH

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Oyo  |  Oyo Rooms  |  Softbank

Ajay Modi  |  New Delhi 



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Ritesh Agarwal

Forget about the crash in the Indian equity market. Indian hospitality start-up has raised a massive $1 billion (Rs 72.63 billion) from four existing investors led by . The latest fundraising is estimated to value OYO, which operates in the budget hospitality space, at around $5 billion (Rs 363 billion), a five-fold increase since September last year, when the last funding round took place. was not even a unicorn (a start-up valued at $1 billion and above) before this funding round.

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First Published: Tue, September 25 2018. 13:09 IST

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