E-pharmacies welcome govt’s draft rules but grey areas abound

Anand J

Online pharmacies and experts across the board have largely welcomed the government’s draft regulations for the sector, which ....

25 April, 2018

Lending platform Capital Float tops up Series C round

Anand J

Bengaluru-based digital lender Capital Float has raised $22 million (Rs 144 crore) in equity funding from e-commerce major Amazon ....

24 April, 2018
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How SoftBank has spun its web across India's internet companies

Anand J

SoftBank is the new IPO. For startups struggling to turn in profits, an initial public offering remains an unattractive proposition. ....

23 April, 2018

Has OYO's rapid growth locked out competition from FabHotels and Treebo?

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

Budget hotel chain OYO's strong investor backing and rapid growth appear to have locked out competition from rivals Treebo ....

20 April, 2018

Ebix to acquire majority stake in Indian e-learning company Smartclass

Anand J

NASDAQ-listed software firm Ebix Inc. will acquire 60% stake for $8 million (Rs 52 crore) in Indian e-learning company Smartclass, ....

20 April, 2018

Online insurance broker Coverfox completes $22-mn Series C round

Anand J

Online insurance platform Coverfox has completed its $22-million (Rs 144 crore) Series C funding round, which was led by International ....

19 April, 2018
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Love thy neighbour: How Chinese cheques are fuelling Indian startups

Anand J

The early days of the venture capital boom saw money flowing into India from all parts of the world. Funding started to dry up ....

18 April, 2018

Nasscom to revamp 10K Startups programme, focus on emerging tech

Anand J

Indian IT industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies is revamping its 10,000 Startups programme, Nasscom ....

17 April, 2018

E-logistics startup Pando receives $2 mn in seed funding

Anand J

Bengaluru-based logistics portal Pando Corp Pvt. Ltd has raised $2 million (Rs 13.08 crore) in a seed round led by Nexus Venture ....

16 April, 2018

As Jio partners Sodexo, do more digital players have appetite for food coupons?

Anand J & Binu Paul

Digital wallet JioMoney's tie-up with Sodexo could potentially shake up the food coupon space as an instrument once deemed ....

13 April, 2018
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Govt eases norms but stops short of abolishing angel tax on Indian startups

Anand J

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has notified an amendment to the angel tax rule that will bring some ....

12 April, 2018

In 5 years, we expect India to be the largest market by revenue: Zoho CEO Vembu

Anand J

After fairly good growth in the 2000s, cloud-based business software firm Zoho Corporation grew at an accelerated pace in the ....

11 April, 2018

Booking.com bets on non-hotel rooms to take on MakeMyTrip, Airbnb in India

Anand J

Travel website Booking.com will expand its offering of non-hotel accommodation in India, a top executive said, in a bid to gain ....

9 April, 2018

We will more than double revenue this year, churn net profit: Byju Raveendran

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

Byju Raveendran’s South Bangalore office at Koramangala is buzzing with activity. There is tight security on every floor ....

4 April, 2018

Cleartrip revenue growth hits a wall as competition intensifies

Anand J

Stiff competition and discounting in the Indian online travel segment seems to have adversely impacted online travel services ....

30 March, 2018

Can local services marketplace Sulekha's pivot help it turn a profit?

Anand J

Sulekha.com, a digital classifieds platform for local services, expects to post an operating profit for 2017-18 after racking ....

30 March, 2018

Online investment platform FundsIndia may double revenue, swing to profit in FY18

Anand J

FundsIndia.com, an online investment platform that last raised external funding in 2015, is likely to turn a profit for the fiscal ....

29 March, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise looking beyond cloud era: Global strategy head Vishal Lall

Anand J

Enterprise IT firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is looking beyond the cloud era even as it looks to take on established players ....

27 March, 2018

Exclusive: Vehicle tracking startup Roadcast raises angel funding

Anand J

Online vehicle tracking platform Roadcast has raised $250,000 in an angel round of funding from high-net worth individuals from ....

27 March, 2018

Flipkart may soon take on MakeMyTrip, Yatra with diversification into OTA business

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Anand J

E-commerce major Flipkart  is looking to independently chart a course in the online travel agency (OTA) space and is gearing ....

26 March, 2018

Fintech startup Creditas raises pre-Series A funds

Anand J

Fintech startup Creditas Solutions Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A funding round led by 1Crowd, an ....

26 March, 2018