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...
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,...
Buying online second-hand or used car is not a simple process as it appears from outside. Among the several reasons, trust and lack of clarity on pricing are most striking. Currently, there are plenty of platforms ranging from transaction-based...
To express love, gratitude and appreciation to others, we often come down to an act of gifting. Gifts are not always necessarily about the objects, but more about the experience. There are times when we go looking for gifts...
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...
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...
Last January, Google and KPMG conducted a study titled ‘Impact of Digitisation on SMBs in India’. It presented a gloomy picture of Small and Medium businesses (SMBs) in the country, highlighting that a staggering 68 per cent of SMBs...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
It’s rare that funded startups attain profitability during their early years of inception as they are notorious for burning capital without caring about profitability. Nevertheless, some startups are the exception who manage to become profitable in quick time. One such...
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,...
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,...
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...
While non-verbal cues such as body language and facial expression play a pivotal role in conveying emotions and meaning of the communication in real life, digital communication has a limitation to the creative use of language, punctuation and static...
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...
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...
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...
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'...
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...
Milk-tech and micro-delivery startups have been in news for raising funds, consolidations and shutting shops. The segment has heated up after BigBasket and Swiggy have shown interests in it. While BigBasket is acquiring Pune-based RainCan, Swiggy is in an...
In 2013, India became the third biggest market of smartphone users with 117 million smartphone subscribers, behind only China and the US. It was then anticipated the smartphone users market will grow by 45 per cent in the next...
Content aggregation and short news serving formats in India have been developing for the past several years. InShorts, for example, focuses on an English-language oriented readership, which is perceived to cater to users who are more 'informed'. DailyHunt, on...
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...
With the penetration of smartphone and Internet, consumption pattern of news has changed in a big way. Unlike sourcing information from media houses directly (through website, newspapers, and television), tech-savvy young audience preferred short and handy news apps such...
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...
Finding an accommodation can be a real pain in India especially in metro cities. It is almost impossible to find a suitable accommodation, without paying brokerage to a property broker. Most often, the brokers show the worst and non-moving flats...
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...
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...
Being a bachelor, student or an unmarried couple in India may have some individual advantages in life but when it comes finding the right accommodation the road becomes tougher. In a country where a majority of the population is...
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,...
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...
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...
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 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...
Speech and language disorders are common issues among children, with one in 10 having some type of speech difficulty. Experts believe there can be different issues that make it hard for kids to express themselves verbally. However, the condition can...
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...
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...
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...
Be it loan disbursal, wealth creation, SMEs financing, peer to peer lending, or any other vertical, the opportunities in the Indian fintech space are multiple. While startups in such business tend to weed out the friction and offline touchpoints...
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...
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...
Getting a loan in India is tedious and time-consuming as regulations demand physical documents for identification proof, pay slips, verification of signatures as well as in-person verification and physical inspection of properties. Besides, owing to lack of relevant financial...
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 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...
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...
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...

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