Social commerce is turning out to be an exciting extension of e-commerce and has the potential to encourage the next 500 million Indian Internet user to transact leveraging social networks - primarily Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and ShareChat. Almost, two-thirds...
Digital payments in India have been growing quickly on the back of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) ecosystem. Within 30 months of its launch, the NPCI-owned payment system had surpassed the 400 million transaction mark in September this year. The...
Building products and features for Bharat have become a top priority for Indian startups as the next half a billion Internet users would come from non-English speaking regions (tier II, III, IV cities and rural areas). While commerce based...
The entertainment vertical in the startup segment has always been a tricky business. With all its subcategories and the difficulty in monetisation and consumer retention, only a few have been able to stay profitable in this endeavor. In this...
As far as investment is concerned, the private sector has seen a rise in foreign investment in India startups in the past few years, especially from China. Last year, Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Fosun, Baidu, and Tencent put...
Initially started as a platform that merged the internet and cellular messaging services into one, Hike, was the first startup to achieve the unicorn status with over $1.4 billion valuation in least time, precisely 3.7 years. It had raised...
After achieving formidable success in their own demographic region, several Chinese conglomerates have been eyeing for supremacy in the global arena. Besides Alibaba and Tencent, a slew of emerging Chinese companies such as Meituan Dianping, Toutiao, Xiaomi, and Fosun...
On a quick glance at the hospitality industry, it may appear that building a hotel brand in India across budget and mid-premium segments could be a difficult task. The reason is obvious- the presence of Oyo that rules the...
With the increasing penetration of smartphones and cheap 4G data, Indians are embracing digital channels at a fast pace. Right from content to commerce, users tend to use digital mediums for consuming content as well as shopping. While the...
SAP Startup Social, held in Bengaluru early this month, saw numerous big shots like Binny Bansal, CEO of Flipkart and Peter Vesterbacka, CEO of Angry Birds. Amongst the presence of many stakeholders of the startup ecosystem SAP Labs announced...

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