Excelling the Art of Startup Fundraising

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Comment

Startups encounter precarious challenges during their initial phases, necessitating steadying influence of visionary mentors. The poor value proposition of product/ service, non-st...


Unlocking secrets for the modern fast paced industry

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Comment

A decade ago, the idea of a driverless car in real life would have been considered laughable. Today, it is a tangible reality. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace and ...


Exclusive: Flipkart shuts down private label DigiFlip, hopes to be second time lucky with Smart Buy

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
After more than four years of its entry into the private label business, Bengaluru-based Flipkart has discontinued DigiFlip, which used to sell digital accessories such as laptop b...


Exclusive: Fashion e-commerce startup StalkBuyLove raises funding from Kalaari, others

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
Fashion e-tailer StalkBuyLove has raised around Rs 41 crore ($6 million) in its Series A funding round led by Kalaari Capital, as it looks to expand its business in a market that i...


Flawed business model or funding crunch: What led to startup shutdowns?

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
The startup euphoria that was evident in 2015 seems to have subsided in 2016 with the demise of several well-funded ventures such as PepperTap, Intelligent Interfaces, Fashionara, ...


Content delivery firm WittyParrot secures seed funding from Mumbai Angels, others

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
WittyParrot, a cloud-based content delivery platform has raised Rs 3 crore ($450,000) in seed investment from Mumbai Angels and a few Silicon Valley-based angel investors. The star...

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Paytm

Vijay Shekhar Sharma sells 1% in One97 to raise $48.1 mn for payments bank

Friday, December 9, 2016 1 Comment
Paytm’s founder and chief executive Vijay Shekhar Sharma has sold 1% of his holding in the digital wallet’s parent firm One97 Communications Ltd, to raise nearly $48.1 mill...


Beauty e-commerce startup Nykaa raises fresh funding from Max Ventures

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
Max Ventures and Industries Ltd, part of industrialist Analjit Singh’s Max Group, said on Friday a unit has acquired a 1.99% stake in online beauty essentials retailer Nykaa. The...


Facebook unveils year-end review 2016; Pokemon Go, iPhone 7 among most talked in India

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
Social networking giant Facebook released its year-end review for 2016, highlighting ‘moments, events and trends’ that ruled the year both in India and globally. It also unveil...


Foodpanda India loss quadruples, revenue shoots up

Friday, December 9, 2016 Comment
Rocket Internet-backed food delivery firm Foodpanda India said on Friday its loss widened in 2015-16 but that it is working to achieve profitability. Loss for the financial year en...


Should the government pay heed to Flipkart’s & Ola’s call for protection?

Thursday, December 8, 2016 1 Comment
A nationalistic fervour has taken over the Indian startup world with two of the largest homegrown consumer internet companies seeking protection from resourceful global rivals. Co-...


Exclusive: Spacetech startup Astrome raises funding from former Nokia exec

Thursday, December 8, 2016 Comment
Space technology company Astrome Technologies Pvt. Ltd, is in talks to raise a pre-Series A round of funding from a clutch of investors in the next couple of weeks. Angel investor ...