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Tech startups: Time for a reality check?

Has the moment of reckoning arrived for Indian internet companies? As India’s e-commerce poster boy Flipkart suffered its fifth markdown this week, this was the question that was on everyone’s lips. Around $5.8 billion has been shaved off its mid-2015 value of $15.2 billion when it last ...

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Have Indian startups lost their charm for Silicon Valley hires?

If last year saw top tech executives in Silicon Valley being wooed by startups here, this year saw many of them quitting these Indian internet companies. While some were disenchanted by the startup environment in India, many were inspired to become entrepreneurs themselves. Snapdeal’s chief pr...

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Eight tech startups that closed operations this fortnight

New ideas/global replicas, funding, scale up and shut downs have now become part and parcel of the Indian startup story. Almost every sub-sector in the tech startup space – e-commerce, cab aggregation, food-tech, grocery delivery – has seen the emergence of copycat business models followed by th...

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Anand-Chandrasekaran

Betting on himself

Anand Chandrasekaran had joined Snapdeal as chief product officer in June 2015, after returning to India in 2014 to join Bharti Airtel as chief product officer. He had spent three years with Yahoo in California. Prior to Yahoo, he was director of product at US-based software solutions firm Openwave....

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Swaminathan-Seetharaman

Freecharge founders back home healthcare startup Pianta

Pianta, a marketplace for home healthcare services, has raised undisclosed seed funding from Freecharge founders Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon. Freecharge is an online recharge company that got acquired by Snapdeal. “The funding will be used to scale up our supply side, expand to other cities and ...

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Punit Soni

Breaking free

Punit Soni had worked as vice president in Google’s Motorola mobility division and advisor at Google for around nine years. So, when Soni joined Flipkart in February 2015 as chief product officer, it was a big catch for the e-commerce company. However, a reshuffle in the top management team in Jan...

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Time to clear the air

Namita Gupta joined restaurant listings startup Zomato as chief product officer in August 2014. She had earlier spent six years at Facebook; her last position there was as head of global games partner engineering. However, after just a year at Zomato, she quit to start Airveda, a startup that makes ...

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A healthier option

Tanmay Saksena came from US-based Disney Social Games where he was vice president of studio operations to join Zomato in January 2015 as global business head of its food-ordering business. But after Namita Gupta quit, he was elevated to the post of chief product officer. He quit the company in Febru...

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Going back home

Niket Desai left search engine giant Google Inc to join Flipkart in April 2015. After wrapping up with his previous venture Punchd, which was acquired by Google, in Silicon Valley, Desai came to Bangalore to take over as chief of staff at the e-commerce company. However, his stint at Flipkart ended ...

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Arun Sirdeshmukh and Darpan Munjal

Fashionara

Company: Fashionara Enterprises Pvt Ltd Area of Operation: Fashion e-commerce Founded: April 2012 Headquarter: Bangalore Founders: Arun Sirdeshmukh and Darpan Munjal Funding: Raised seed funding in February 2016 Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Helion Venture Partners Business Model: Fashiona...

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Utkarsh Srivastava and Lalit Vijay

Zeppery

Company: Inweone Technologies Pvt. Ltd Area of Operation: Food-tech Founded: April 2015 Headquarter: Delhi Founders: Utkarsh Srivastava, Lalit Vijay Funding: Raised Rs 50 lakh in angel funding in October 2015 Investors: Angel investor Suyash Sharma Business Model: Zeppery allowed users to browse the...

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Avinash Singh and Aatish Kumar

MealHopper

Company: MealHopper Technologies Pvt. Ltd Area of Operation: Food-tech Founded: March 2015 Headquarter: Gurgaon Founders: Avinash Singh and Aatish Kumar Funding: Raised $100,000 in seed funding in October 2015 Investors: Ixigo co-founders Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, and other unnamed other angel...

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Pallavi Saxena, Balasubramanian Anantha Narayanan, Prabhakar Banerjee

ZuperMeal

Company: Zuper Meal Pvt. Ltd Area of Operation: Food-tech Founded: July 2015 Headquarter: Mumbai Founders: Pallavi Saxena, Balasubramanian Anantha Narayanan, Prabhakar Banerjee Funding: Raised $2 million in seed funding in October 2015 Investors: Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Wonderchef co-founder Ravi Saxen...

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Aman Haji, Pratik Moona and Prashant Jain

Klozee

Company: Humble Egg Technologies Pvt. Ltd Area of Operation: Apparel rental Founded: July 2015 Headquarter: Bangalore Founders: Aman Haji, Pratik Moona and Prashant Jain Funding: Raised Rs 6 crore in seed round in August 2014 Investors: Incubator TracxnLabs, other unnamed investors Business Model: K...

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Flashdoor-

Flashdoor

Company: Flashdoor Internet Services Pvt. Ltd Area of Operation: Online laundry Founded: July 2015 Headquarter: Bangalore Founders: Ankit Agarwal and Himanshu Gupta Funding: Raised undisclosed amount in angel funding in November 2015 Investors: Former Flipkart executives Ankit Nagori and Sujeet Kuma...

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