No. The headline is not a prank. In what would be a dream for most entrepreneurs in the Indian startup ecosystem, Housing.co.in raised a second round of funding in less than a month of its previous investment. Over a dinner meeting with former Network 18 CEO, Mr. Haresh Chawla, the team closed on the funding deal. Mr Haresh is currently a managing partner at India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA).

                      

We caught up with Advitiya Sharma, Co-Founder Housing.co.in, to know more - "That" dinner...  Advitiya shared that at the time of the meeting, they weren't looking for funding. He said, "Having just raised our first round some time back, we weren't looking to raise money this early. But Haresh ji expressed his interest in our product and was really impressed with the team. He liked the speed at which we execute and by the end of the dinner, we had closed on our second round of funding."

While Advitiya didn't reveal the value of the investment, he did share that the investment was many orders of magnitude larger than the previous investment. "You could call it a decent seed round," he said. Advitiya further shared that the investment has done the team's confidence a great deal of good. He says, "the manner with which the investment happened and moreso, the person who's behind the investment has really got everyone in the team pumped up. Haresh Ji has done quite a lot through his career and we're really excited about the prospect of working with him."