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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Have you ever had hard time searching for images of that random t-shirt, or sarees you come across on streets or e-commerce site or say in movie? If your answer is in affirmation then you might like to say...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
How often have you, as an employee, seethed against your office cab supervisor as he provides you a car home but puts you on a north-routed vehicle when your residence is in the south? Or places you in a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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