Personal finance startup Fincash raises fresh funds from angels

Anand J

Mumbai-based personal finance startup Fincash.com has raised Rs 1 crore ($150,000) in a fresh funding round from a group of angel ....

16 February, 2018

At blockchain hackathon, startups propose system for decentralising Aadhaar data

Anand J

The Karnataka government has announced the names of 10 startups that won the state’s blockchain hackathon for ideas on protecting ....

16 February, 2018
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Nearly 90% startups expect peers to merge, pivot or shut in 2018: TechCircle survey

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

The roller-coaster ride Indian startups went through over the past couple of years in terms of funding may have prompted investors ....

15 February, 2018

Amazon ties up with US record company ahead of Prime Music launch

Anand J

Amazon India on Wednesday announced a deal with Warner Music Group (WMG) to bring the US publisher's catalogue to customers ....

14 February, 2018

Aditya Birla's fashion portal Abof set for second innings

Anand J

Aditya Birla Online Fashion (Abof), Aditya Birla Group's flagship fashion and clothing portal, appears set for a second innings ....

14 February, 2018

Technical recruiting platform HackerRank raises $30 mn in Series C round

Anand J

Bangalore- and California-based Interview Street Inc., which offers a technical recruiting platform for enterprises under the ....

14 February, 2018
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To decode Alibaba's India strategy, look no further than Paytm Mall

Binu Paul & Anand J

As foreign players hone in on India, Alibaba is doing things its own way as it seeks to gain a foothold in the online retail space. ....

13 February, 2018

With Ola alighting, is it the end of the road for bus aggregators?

Binu Paul & Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Anand J

Here is Ola’s recent activity in a nutshell: it raised more than $1 billion, acquired a food delivery platform and launched ....

9 February, 2018

eBay takes $61 mn impairment hit on Snapdeal investment

Anand J

Global e-commerce firm eBay Inc. has written down its investment in online marketplace Snapdeal but recorded gains by selling ....

8 February, 2018

Why click-and-mortar may be the key to cracking India’s grocery delivery business

Anand J

What are the keys to success in the grocery delivery business? BigBasket co-founder Hari Menon thinks a deep understanding of ....

8 February, 2018
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Uncertainty over angel tax still prevails despite FinMin clarification

Anand J

There seems to be no end to the ‘angel tax’ conundrum. The new clarification by Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia stated ....

5 February, 2018

Targeting $1 bn revenue run rate by March 2019: BigBasket's Hari Menon

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Anand J

Online grocer BigBasket is barely $50 million away from becoming a unicorn after Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba led a $300-million ....

5 February, 2018

Amazon’s India investment continues to dent profitability

Anand J

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.’s massive investment in India has become a drag on its margins, with the loss on its international ....

2 February, 2018

Apple says India revenue for Oct-Dec quarter at a record

Anand J

Tech giant Apple Inc. has reported all-time high revenue from India for the October-December quarter, led by record unit sales ....

2 February, 2018

Logistics firm Xpressbees raises $35 mn from Alibaba

Anand J

Logistics firm Xpressbees has raised Rs 225 crore (around $35 million) in its Series D round of funding from Alibaba.com Singapore ....

30 January, 2018

The Mobile Wallet acquires venture capital-backed payment platform Trupay

Anand J

Fintech firm The Mobile Wallet (TMW) has acquired payment platform Trupay for an undisclosed amount in a stock deal that will ....

30 January, 2018

Unilever Ventures backs micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket

Anand J

Gurgaon-based Aaidea Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket, has raised $3 million (around Rs ....

23 January, 2018

Home rental marketplace ZiffyHomes raises angel funding

Anand J

Home rental marketplace ZiffyHomes has raised Rs 2 crore ($313,503) from a group of angel investors led by Bikky Khosla, chief ....

23 January, 2018

Is profitability on the horizon for tea startups Chai Point and Chaayos?

Dearton Thomas Hector & Anand J

India produces more than a billion kilograms of tea every year and Indians are equally enthusiastic about consuming the beverage. ....

22 January, 2018