Here’s why you should consider investing in B2B startups instead

Friday, February 17, 2017 Comment

B2B startups
Currently, most startups are focused on creating a product that will be marketed directly to the consumer. However, the growth in B2B startups, otherwise known as business to busin...


Paytm bets $89 mn on QR code payment system

Monday, February 20, 2017 Comment
Digital wallet firm Paytm, operated by One97 Communications Ltd, plans to invest Rs 600 crore ($89 million) to develop a QR code-based payments solution, several media reports stat...


Uber users can now pay for rides using Jio Money

Monday, February 20, 2017 Comment
The Indian unit of US ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has tied up with Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd to allow passengers to pay via the digital wallet of the billionaire Mu...

David Back, co-founder, Zoomcar

Zoomcar co-founder David Back to drive strategy at Idein Ventures

Monday, February 20, 2017 Comment
Early-stage venture capital firm Idein Ventures has hired David Back, co-founder of self-drive car rental startup Zoomcar, as entrepreneur-in-residence. Back will advise Idein and ...


Photo-sharing app Vebbler selected for FbStart

Monday, February 20, 2017 Comment
Photo-sharing app Vebbler, which is run by Vebbler Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has been selected by social media giant Facebook for its FbStart programme, the startup said in a statemen...


Former Nirula’s CEO to lead Zomato’s cloud-based PoS business

Monday, February 20, 2017 Comment
Restaurant listings and discovery company Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd has appointed Samir Kuckreja, former chief executive of QSR chain Nirula’s Corner House, as president of its cloud...


Weekly roundup on startup funding

Monday, February 20, 2017 Comment
Seven startups raised angel/seed and venture capital funding in the past week, with Bengaluru-based Internet of things startup Flutura Business Solutions leading the charts as it r...


Reliance Capital looking to sell its 1% stake in Paytm for $50-60 mn

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Comment
Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Capital Ltd is reportedly in talks to sell its 1% stake in digital payments firm Paytm as it looks to trim its proprietary investment portfolio and ...


Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has Barra boots to fill as global VP

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Comment
Xiaomi Inc. has elevated India head Manu Kumar Jain as global vice president at a time when the Chinese handset maker is in the middle of a purple patch in the country, emerging as...


Flipkart has no plans to cut jobs, says COO Nitin Seth

Friday, February 17, 2017 Comment
Flipkart’s chief operating officer Nitin Seth has allayed fears that employee rationalisation, which has been rearing its head in the country’s e-commerce sector, will ...


Urban Ladder raises $15 mn from Kalaari, SAIF and others

Friday, February 17, 2017 Comment
Bangalore-based Urban Ladder Home Décor Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs online furniture store Urban Ladder, has raised close to Rs 102 crore (around $15 million) in a fresh round ...