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Bengaluru Landlord's Surprising $10,000 Investment in Tenant's Startup Captivates Internet

Landlord's Unexpected $10,000 Investment in Betterhalf.ai

3 June 2023

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Kunal Tyagi

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  • Bengaluru tenant's landlord invests $10,000 (₹8 lakhs) in his startup

  • Landlord expresses faith in Betterhalf AI's CEO and wishes for success

  • Investment highlights Bengaluru's entrepreneurial spirit and startup ecosystem

Bengaluru, known for its distinctive charm and unpredictable nature, has once again managed to astonish with an extraordinary tale that defies conventional landlord-tenant narratives. In a truly heartwarming incident, a tenant in Bengaluru shared a remarkable story of how his landlord unexpectedly invested a staggering $10,000 (₹8 lakhs) in his startup. This incident has captured the attention of the online community, offering a glimmer of hope amidst the city's unique idiosyncrasies.


Pawan Gupta, the Co-founder, and CEO of 'Betterhalf', an innovative AI-powered matchmaking app for singles, revealed this astonishing turn of events by sharing a screenshot of his WhatsApp conversation with his landlord. The landlord, displaying unwavering faith in Pawan's venture, conveyed his investment by stating, "I'm investing in you, honestly," accompanied by heartfelt wishes for his success, expressing a genuine desire to see him soar to great heights.


Filled with overwhelming gratitude, Pawan graciously thanked his landlord by name, acknowledging the unwavering support and encouragement extended to him. In a subsequent message, the landlord disclosed the substantial investment of $10,000 that he had made in Betterhalf's startup. Pawan took to social media to share this heartening incident, labeling it as a "pinnacle Bengaluru moment," shedding light on the entrepreneurial spirit that permeates the city.


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The tweet quickly gained momentum, capturing the attention of internet users who were left astounded by the news. Users expressed their surprise and delight, showering praises on the landlord for his investment and extending their heartfelt wishes. One user even marveled at the substantial funding, questioning if it was indeed in dollars, while others hailed the news as fantastic and filled with excitement.


In the midst of the recent surge of horror stories surrounding renting experiences in Bengaluru that have flooded social media, this interaction between a landlord and his tenant shines as a remarkable exception. This investment from Pawan's landlord adds to the previous successful funding rounds that Betterhalf.ai has secured. 


In 2021, the startup raised an impressive $3 million in a Pre-Series A round, with participation from esteemed venture capital firms like S2 Capital and Quiet Capital, as well as notable angel investors including Kunal Shah and Samvit Ramadurgam. The recent investment from Pawan's landlord serves as further validation of the tremendous potential and promise that Betterhalf.ai holds, shining a light on the entrepreneurial fervor that thrives within Bengaluru's vibrant startup ecosystem.


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