A few years ago, transportation of goods, within the city or outside, was more challenging, as they were a few reliable transporters, who could provide “service delivery guarantee under the right price and overall meet the customer expectation.” Subhasish Das...
After years of economic protectionism, China is gradually opening up for multinational companies, foreign private investors and international private equity investment funds. The industry experts believe that the country is moving forward to maintaining a focus on economic development and...
Life is simple and up-front. In life nothing whatsoever is complicated. Existence is not a clandestine, but entrepreneurship is something that calls for taking up the challenge. It was one such challenge to develop a never-seen design and to...
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer is set to bring its audiobooks streaming service - Audible -to India. Audible would be Amazon’s next big gambit in India after Prime Video and Alexa, where the audio-book and entertainment service has...
This week 19 startups received funding, out of which 12 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $221.21 million. Among them, Avendus Capital raised the highest investment of $152 million, followed by Netmeds which raised $14 million. Meanwhile,...
Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi on Thursday announced the roll-out of MIUI 9 Global ROM - customised Android read-only-memory for smartphones and tablets - in India. It also launched the new brand Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. Jai Mani, lead...
Three years ago, Reshma Sakeen, 27, first submitted a common application for a home loan, in her name and her mother’s name, with one of the country’s known private banks. But, it was turned down by her first point of...
Software-testing tasks, be it the banking, retail, finance, insurance or payments industry, can be laborious and time-consuming to do manually. In addition, a manual approach might not always be effective in finding certain classes of defects. Back in 2010,...
With increasing penetration of high-speed internet (3G & 4G) and cheap smartphones, consumption of news is shifting towards digital. Emergence and success of short format news content apps such as Dailyhunt, In Shorts and UC News, are the testimonial...
This week only nine startups received funding, out of which eight were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $74.09 million. Among them, BankBazaar raised the highest investment of $30 million, followed by RenewBuy which raised $9 million. Meanwhile, one...
This week 18 startups received funding, out of which 14 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $1.217 billion. Among them, Ola raised the highest investment of $1.1 billion, followed by PolicyBazaar, which raised about $77 million. Meanwhile,...
After going through the first wave of China-based internet startups adapted Western business models, China is now experiencing a new wave of development through tech startups, which has caught the attention of big investors. This came to evident in...
This week 15 startups received funding, out of which 12 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $2176.55 million. Among them, Ola raised the highest investment of $2 billion, followed by Ekart, which raised about $98 million. Meanwhile,...
FirstCry, an online baby products retailer, is in talks with multiple investors to raise over $100 Mn (Rs 665.27 crore), according to the ET report. The company is in discussion with Singapore’s state investment firm Temasek Holdings to raise the...
Age, 33; height, 6’; weight, 80 kg; Muscle, well built; sex, male; ethinicity, asian. You just need to specify these requirements to build a 3D character on a platform called Norah AI. The game building becomes super easy with...
Sports and fitness discovery portal Sportobuddy, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round from former IPL team owner Mehul Shah. The startup will deploy the proceeds to push the brand’s digital initiative and reach out to its expanding user-base,...
This week 19 startups received funding, out of which 14 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $330.55 million. Among them, Flipkart raised highest investment of $156.2 million, followed by HighRadius, which raised about $50 million. Meanwhile, five...
Vegetables and fruits are highly perishable in nature and largely underserved by technology or new generation supply chain innovation to reduce wastage and time of travel. Because of its liable to rot quality, farmers always end up at the...
Commuting is a huge pain for employees working in metros like Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR) and Mumbai amongst others. A major chunk of working class in these cities spend about two to three hours for daily office commute. This takes...
This week 19 startups received funding, out of which 11 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $242.01 million. Among them Janalakshmi Financial raised highest investment of $161 million, followed by Ecom Express, which raised about $30...
For any company, their workforce plays an important role in shaping them into a successful entity. Given the changing dynamics of the workplace, the increasing independent streak in the millennials and the growing technology intervention, managing the performance of...
Content is king when it comes to online commerce and plays a crucial role in driving engagement with customers. Content helps businesses establish credibility and drive traffic which eventually translates into customers. While we often hear about the importance of...
This week 15 startups received funding, out of which 13 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $491.44 million. Among them Oyo Rooms raised highest investment of $250 million, followed by Ola, which raised about $156.3 million. Meanwhile,...
Yevgen Sokolnikov and Oleksandr Danylenko, two Ukrainian friends, had been observing the growth of digital business in India for the past few years. Sokolnikov, a serial entrepreneur and an industry expert in e-marketing and e-commerce, had been running one...
With changing time and rise in the number of smartphone users, the way of making payments have undergone a transformation in recent years. Payment has become focal point in digital media, mobile and commerce on social media channels such...
Design has different connotations in different fields. For e-commerce sites, where buying customers are target audience, whose taste change with passing time, it becomes impertinent for them to strike chord with unique designs. Madcap, an ecommerce platform for stationery and...
Sanket Lal works with a multinational corporation and recently shifted to Bengaluru from Gurgaon for a year on company deputation. While the company arranged a flat for him, he had hard time finding furniture and home appliances on rent....
A World Bank report pertaining to a study of medical practitioners found that the average doctor in a public primary health centre in Delhi has around a 50-50 chance of recommending a harmful treatment for five common conditions. The report...
The biobanking market witnessed a considerable boom in the early part of this century to assist in the acceleration of research-related programmes. Biobanks, which store biological samples such as blood, saliva, plasma, DNA, and RNA for use in research, mushroomed...
This week 17 startups received funding, out of which 11 were disclosed, who in total made a sum $253.36 million. Six deals remain undisclosed. Delhi-NCR closed highest 7 funding deals followed by Bengaluru, which seized 5 deals. Top two deals...
Education plays an important role in human life. In fact, it contributes in all the aspects- from emotional to the physical development of children, and has a direct effect on their overall development and future well-being. And this is exactly...
Based in the southeastern coastal city of Xiamen, China, Meitu, a technology company, which has an image editing software can do some really unusual photo enhancements. The app can smooth skin, slim down faces, and apply a layer of...
Kwai, a picture and video sharing social app, is often considered as “vulgar”and “unrefined”, by the Chinese urban class. This unpopularity is based on the kinds of contents, which are often crude and silly, available on the platform. The platform...
Foodtech business has its share of ups and down in the past two years. While 2015 and first half 2016 had witnessed spurt in funding that essentially triggered emergence of several me-too business models, post second half of 2016...
This week 14 startups received funding, out of which six were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $14.93 million. Flipkart, which got a $2500 million from SoftBank was highlight of the last week and kept in different category. Meanwhile,...
It’s impertinent to meet legal obligations while starting a business. The most obvious consequence of following of compliances -- reduce risk of fines, penalties, work stoppages, lawsuits or a shutdown of businesses. There are numerous cases around where businesses...
Most of the enterprises dealing with their customers need an efficient and accurate model of communication to resolve their issues or problems. Many get through while dealing with simple queries, it is complex queries that they get stuck on....
In 2013, when Amazon launched its service in India, it introduced many services which were not known to the Indian market -- and same-day delivery was one. It was soon picked up by the e-commerce major Flipkart. The same-day delivery...
This week 16 startups received funding, out of which 10 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $121.78 million. Among them Five Star raised highest investment $50 million, followed by Ola, which raised about $36 million. Meanwhile, six...
Finding a desired venue for an event - be it a meeting for 100, a get-together, birthday party or a wedding for thousand, is no less than a worrisome task. One has to visit several hotels, individual halls, locations...
“In online education, it is more important to build a new market share rather than trying to make a space for yourself in the existing one,” said Mayank Kumar, Co-founder and MD of UpGrad. This was the statement Kumar made...
In 2012, The Times of India’s augmented reality app Alive made the headlines with its unique feature to bring the newspaper picture alive. With the app, one could scan across any article in the paper for the related video. It was...
Remember this picture of last year, in which a blindfolded Kate Middleton, alongside a smiling Prince William, were seen fiddling with a machine and trying to spell out something. It was an event where Project Mudra showcased their innovation to...
Planning international tours are not easy, especially for those who’re set to hit foreign shore for the very first time. People browse multiple websites to satiate this hunger for personalization of their international vacation. This information overload cripples planning...
This week 15 startups got funded, out of which seven were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $44.8 million. While majority of deals were early stage bets, Fab Hotels and 1mg secured larger cheques -  $25 and...
Bootstrapping is a classical way to build businesses but it requires a lot of tenacity, unflinching passion and perseverance. Of late, many entrepreneurial successes in India came about without external investment. The trend, however, seems to be taking a...
This week 18 Indian startups raised funding, out of which nine were disclosed, who in total made a sum of $47.27 million altogether from investors. Out of these nine Starups, five were Bengluru-based and four belonged to Delhi-NCR region. Below...
About- Be U Salons is online and offline tech-enabled salon chain. The salon chain promises to provide standardized services and uniform prices at all our outlets with basic amenities like WIFI, Air Conditioned ambience professional services, hygienic and well-sanitized...
Hiring trucks for intra-city freight at affordable price-point is a big pain for businesses. Businesses usually encounter multiple challenges such as unavailability of vehicle at right time, unstructured pricing and concern about product safety, among others. Simultaneously, vehicle owners depend...
Almost a decade ago, in 2008, a consulting firm Orkash Services published a white paper stating that the logistics sector was at a potential inflection point in its growth and service maturity model, driven by an unprecedented economic boom...

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