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 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,...
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...
Zunroof, a solar installation company, has a unique model to offer -- it turns household electricity bills all free. Launched in April 2016 by two IIT-Kharagpur graduates, Pranesh Chaudhary and Sushant Sachan, the platform has managed to achieve the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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,...
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...
Ravindra Mehta, 23, got his first job in one of the reputed startup companies in India. He received his first-ever job contract, placed it in his document file and forgot about it. Three years later, Mehta, now armed with...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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,...
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...
Per capita electricity consumption has been rising at a continuous pace. In 2014-2015, it reached a record 1010 kilowatt-hour (kWh), compared with 957 kWh in 2013-14 and 914.41 kWh in 2012-13, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Experts say...
Unlike past, young population in India are more keen to switch cities when they get better work opportunity. However, relocating to a new place earlier required significant investment in buying furniture and appliances. But, new age rental platforms have...
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...
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...
Exporters face myriad of challenges while facilitating transaction to overseas markets. They will require getting the asset owner’s details, custom clearance, docking charges etc. from different parties. Simultaneously, the same set of processes also take place in the country where...
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,...
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....
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,...

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