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GSF launches m-accelerator, to fund 10 mobile startups in 2015

GSF, a startup accelerator-cum-early-stage fund run by former Reliance Entertainment president Rajesh Sawhney, has launched an m-accelerator which aims to incubate and fund 10 mobile startups in 2015. It is part of its move to create specific verticals (starting with one that pushes a mobile-first s...

28 November, 2014 |More »

IAN backs IoT-based energy management solutions startup LoudCell

Indian Angel Network (IAN), a national network of angel investors that invests in startups and early-stage ventures, has invested an undisclosed amount in Delhi- and US-based LoudCell Inc., a startup that develops solutions to save diesel cost and reduce wastage/inefficiency for diesel generators i...

27 November, 2014 |More »

A look at the 4 startups showcased at VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2014

Internet is bringing all modules of the education system online whether it is a coaching institute or a distance learning competitive exam guide platform. The startup eco-system has started lapping this opportunity and is coming up with innovative models to cater to the vast population of the countr...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Tiger Global raises $2.5B in new fund just seven months after scooping $1.5B VC fund

Global investment firm Tiger Global, one of the largest investors in Indian tech firms with investments in firms like Flipkart, Olacabs, Just Dial and MakeMyTrip, has raised $2.5 billion in its eighth fund, barely seven months after it scooped up $1.5 billion in April this year, as per a US Securiti...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Ant Farm’s digital ad network Fork Media names Alex Pugnet as director for GCC region

Fork Media, a digital advertising network launched by Ant Farm, a startup platform run by former Indiatimes CEO Rishi Khiani, has made a foray into the international market with a launch in Dubai. The firm claims to have already partnered with several publications in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GC...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Udaan Angel Partners chasing consumption theme, to invest up to $65K in startups

Delhi-based early-stage investment firm Udaan Angel Partners, which recently struck its debut deal, is looking at consumption as an investment theme and would look to back both offline and online startups with funding of up to Rs 40 lakh ($65,000), a top executive of the firm told Techcircle.in/VCCi...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Simplilearn appoints Gerald Jaideep as its COO

Bangalore-based Simplilearn Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind Simplilearn.com, an online education and training destination for professional certification courses, has appointed Gerald Jaideep as its chief operating officer (COO). He was previously associated with the company as a consultant sin...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Cloud solutions firm 8K Miles buys electronic health record co SERJ

California-headquartered cloud solutions provider 8K Miles Software Services Ltd has acquired SERJ Solutions, which provides electronic health record (EHR) consulting, custom applications and support solutions, for an undisclosed amount. This deal will enable public listed 8K Miles to offer cloud...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Discovery engine for hobby class seekers FindURClass gets funding from VentureNursery’s angels

Mumbai-based FindURClass Pvt Ltd, the company behindFindURClass.com, an online search and discovery platform that connects class seekers of extracurricular activities and hobbies to educators, has received an undisclosed sum in funding from VentureNursery’s angels. The investors who participated i...

27 November, 2014 |More »

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TC Roundup: Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules

Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules: Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. judge said on Wednesday....

27 November, 2014 |More »

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Zomato introduces ads on its mobile app; expands to Ireland

Restaurant and event-listing site Zomato.com, run by Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, has added a new revenue stream by introducing advertisements on its mobile app. The revenue model is based on hyper-local advertising related to the user search criteria. What this basically means is that users ...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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Microsoft’s first non-Nokia smartphone Lumia 535 launched for Rs 9,199 in India

After unveiling the same earlier this month, Microsoft has now launched Lumia 535, its first smartphone sans the ‘Nokia’ logo, in the Indian market. The device sports a Microsoft logo on the front and back, which was earlier home to the Nokia branding. It also offers a 5 inch display and runs on...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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SaaS e-com enabler Unicommerce claims to hit 1,000 paid users mark after adding merchants

Delhi-based Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd. which runs and operates multichannel order fulfillment software company unicommerce.com has crossed the 1,000 paid client base mark led by strong adoption by merchants as against its focus on signing in e-com firms themselves, Ankit Pruthi, co-founder and...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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India the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia-Pacific in Q3; overall shipments touched 23.3M units: IDC

India was the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia-Pacific with a quarter-on-quarter growth of close to 27 per cent in the third quarter of 2014. The country’s smartphone shipments in the quarter stood at 23.3 million units, recording a year on year growth of 82 per cent over Q3, 2013. The ma...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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Alibaba to increase investment in India: Jack Ma

Jack Ma, founder of world’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd who was in a short India visit as part of a Chinese business delegation, said on Wednesday that Alibaba plans to invest more in the Indian e-commerce ecosystem and work with Indian entrepreneurs. “At Alibaba we hav...

26 November, 2014 |More »

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