Trucking has been a huge challenge for businesses across the country as it remains largely unorganised for the last 50 years. The top 10 companies in the industry have less than 1% market share of the industry, which suffers...
Tausif Alam What’s common between $50-billion-worth Uber, $30-billion Airbnb, $7.5-billion Lyft and many other similar companies? They are all part of the shared economy market.The concept of rental or shared economy is old. However, the advent of technology and companies...
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....
The Indian startup ecosystem witnessed many controversies this year when it faces various allegations, FIRs, notices, lawsuits and incarcerations. We have listed the top 10 controversies which rattled the startup ecosystem and raise various questions on the conduct of...
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...
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,...
Siddhartha Chandurkar, CEO & Founder of ShepHertz, has a strong reason to feel that his company is on a path to become the next unicorn. The Gurugram and Palo Alto-based startup enables traditional enterprises in their omnichannel digital transformation through...
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....
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,...
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...
Ride-hailing platform Ola announced Pedal, a bike sharing service on Monday, which captured the headlines across the media platforms. Similarly, Zoomcar’s bike sharing service Pedl was also made in the news, when the self-drive car rental platform launched the...
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...
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...
In a fast-moving world, mobile interaction has become an integral part of every business. Be it social media, e-commerce or fintech startups, they are looking for ways to reach out to people and make things simple for them. AskArvi is one...
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...
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...
The internet is no more a luxury but a need, and is being offered in election manifestos of political parties. The various announcements by states and the Centre of providing free WiFi spots across cities and villages have only affirmed...
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...
With the vision and mission of making India a greener and fitter nation, Akash Gupta and Rashi Agarwal have launched Mobycy, a dockless bicycle sharing app. The platform has also raised Rs 3.2 crore in seed fund from an...
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...
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...
Starting an e-commerce venture was nothing less than a rage amongst Indian entrepreneurs during the 2012-15 period. But, soon the space got crowded and things turned difficult for those who were eying the sector. The following years were marred by...
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,...
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...
Imagine travelling to your dream city or country you never been to or know nothing about and yet being able, just by using a mobile app, to get local experiences. Or to book yourself hotels, curated itineraries and various...
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...
This week 13 startups received funding, who in total made a sum of about $116.2 million. Among them, NestAway raised the highest investment of $50 million, followed by Dunzo which raised $12.3 million. There is no any undisclosed funding this...
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...
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,...
At a time, when banks are burdened by bad loans and are too cautious to lend money, online NBFC startups have disbursed loans to thousands of borrowers worth hundreds of crores. Industry experts believe that stiff rules and too complicated...
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...
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...
User generated content (reviews) is taking over the internet. It has the power to make or break a company. How many times have you turned down a hotel or restaurant or some online product owing to bad reviews? We all...
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,...
Over the past two and half years logistics industry has seen several startups kicking-off their operations, and many shutting down at the same time as figuring out unit economics turned tough. Companies such as Opinio, Runnr, Parcelled, Pickingo and several...
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...
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...
Gone are the days when students were completely dependent on parents for buying motorcycles, laptop, smartphones or paying semester fees. Now, with an emergence of tech-driven new age lending platforms, students can secure loans within a day. New age lending...
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...
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...
For the past few years, startups are trying to gauge the Indian GPS market. They have introduced various technologies and innovations to woo consumers in the country, however, they are still far away from impressing people and making a...
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 20 startups received funding, out of which 15 were disclosed, who in total made a sum of about $88.5 million. Among them, Nazara Games raised the highest investment of $27 million, followed by Veritas Finance which raised...
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...
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,...
For many people or organisations, work is a major part of their business and life. They work. And they work, very often losing sleep. But there are only a few who work to make a business out of sleeping. Two-year-old...
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...
This week 12 startups received funding, out of which eight were disclosed, who in total made a sum of about $32 million. Among them, USPL raised the highest investment of $15 million, followed by Active.Ai which raised $8.25 million. Meanwhile,...
Driven by passion for venturing into new businesses that can have a significant impact on the overall eco-system, Sharad Jaiprakash launched Nuoaura, an online megastore supplies, consumable and merchandising in October 2015. The company began its operation January 2016 with...
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...

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