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...
Cricket is not merely a sport, it is modern-day opium for its lovers in India. It is most popular and watched sport in the country. The excitement, thrill, and passion, it generates among millions of cricket fans is unmatchable. Even...
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...
With growing Internet and smartphone penetration, messaging apps have become lifeline for peer to peer or business to peer communications. Besides giving uninterrupted access to share things instantly,  messaging apps have evolved and gradually helping users to shop, consume...
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,...
Blockchain is hot globally. Of course, China won’t miss this new wave of the new revolution. On February 9, China’s tech giant NetEase released the testing model of its new blockchain social network app 'Planet'. Within 24 hours, there were...
Since Indian railways carries over 23 million passengers every day, train centered applications have been witnessing a sharp rise in usages. There are several apps which curate information on trains, and one of them is ConfirmTkt. As the name suggests,...
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...
The travel agency sector has long been blacklisted by NBFCs and banks, with lending institutions dithering in providing loans to travel agencies owing to high default rates. The perception about the industry, however, seems to be changing. The emergence of...
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...
Did you ever call up a customer care service to get your in-warranty air-conditioner or washing machine or any other consumer durable fixed, but couldn’t get it done for free as you had lost the warranty card or invoice...
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...
It is often not easy for people to save money in a systematic way. The reason is simple: We live in an ecosystem that is consumer-driven or require spending. One who spends cannot save and one who wants to...
It seems WhatsApp is expanding its wing in a full-fledged manner. The Facebook-owned company, which has been in the final leg of launching UPI-based payments platform, is now thinking over monetisation. As per media report, WhatsApp will leverage its 'Status'...
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...
Women-centric digital community platform POPxo has raised Rs 37 crore in a round led by Chinese Mobile company Oppo and South Korea's Neoplux. In the latest round, the Delhi-based startup also saw participation from existing investors including IDG Ventures India,...
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...
In April 2016, more than 350 million Indians were online and millions more were connecting to the Internet for the first time. Google was quick to see an opportunity in this segment and announced the biggest plan to connect...
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...
The concept of living is changing in India. Many married millennials prefer to stay in a rented apartment than spend a few lakhs to buy a house, probably following the learnings of famous writer Robert Kiyosaki. He explains that...
Parking is a huge problem in India, especially in metro cities. No matter where you are heading to, be it office, workplace or shopping malls, the process of finding parking space is the real pain in the neck. The...
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...
SoftBank-backed hotel brand Oyo is launching operations in Dubai by the next month. The Gurugram-based company has already hired Manu Midha to head its Middle East business. It’s currently hiring Oyo captain (AGM) in the largest city of UAE....
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...
When you are an early stage startup especially in e-commerce segment, it is very rare that you look out for an IPO route to raise funds. But unusual things can be expected from young startups that tend to re-write...
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...
In 2009, Emerson, a US multi-national was looking for architects and contractors who could do office interior design and renovation project in Noida - it was a challenging brief because the high-quality execution was required at breakneck speed. "It was...
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...

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