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Here’s Why Unicorns Have Fizzled Out and the Cockroaches Have Taken over

Monday, September 26, 2016 Comment

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The year 2015 was the year of the unicorn for startups in India. The so-called ‘mythical beasts’, valued at $1 billion or more, grew rapidly as they rode on money from venture ...

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IIT Delhi, WEE Foundation to help 45 women entrepreneurs

Monday, September 26, 2016 Comment
As many as 45 women entrepreneurs have been selected to be part of a three-month training programme under the Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Programme initiated by the WEE ...

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Flipkart tweaks variable pay structure for execs; to give more ESOPs, less cash

Monday, September 26, 2016 Comment
Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart has changed the variable pay structure for its mid- to senior-level executives, substituting it with stock options, according to a report. As pe...

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Not bothered about some startups shutting down, says Nilekani

Monday, September 26, 2016 Comment
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is all for Indian start-ups, saying they have entered an ‘exciting phase’ with focus on India-specific problems and opportunities, an...

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Twitter starts talks to explore sale; Google, Salesforce potential suitors

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Comment
Struggling microblogging platform Twitter Inc. seems to have inched closer to getting acquired. The San Francisco-based company has held preliminary talks with several technology c...

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Hashtaag, CoLife secure million-dollar cheques

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Comment
The week gone by saw two startups from Bengaluru—mobile application developer Hashtaag and co-working space provider CoLife—receive $1 million each in seed funding. Unlike the ...

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Exclusive: Fin-tech startup InMotion gets funding from 1mg founders, others

Friday, September 23, 2016 Comment
Fin-tech startup InMotion Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd has received an undisclosed amount of funding from online drug marketplace 1mg’s founders Prashant Tandon and Gaurav Agarwal, a ...

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Exclusive: AskMe may be wound up as Astro rebuffs management buyout offer

Friday, September 23, 2016 1 Comment
Troubled Indian ecommerce company AskMe is likely headed for a winding-up as its parent Astro Group has rejected the buyout proposal made by the management team leading it. The Mal...

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All you want to know about Indian AI startup Tuplejump that caught Apple’s eye

Friday, September 23, 2016 Comment
Tech giant Apple Inc. has acquired Hyderabad-based machine learning startup Tuplejump as part of efforts to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities. The development was firs...

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GE Healthcare accelerator to invest $50 mn in health startups

Friday, September 23, 2016 Comment
GE Healthcare, the $18 billion healthcare technology division of GE, has launched its first healthcare accelerator that aims to invest up to $50 million into global health startups...

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Exclusive: Myntra brings Jabong’s tech team under own roof

Friday, September 23, 2016 Comment
Flipkart-owned fashion e-tailer Myntra has moved the research and development team of Jabong in Bengaluru to its own facility, less than two months after it acquired the lifestyle ...

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