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Meru set to launch inter-city ride-sharing services

After the successful rollout of ride-sharing services in Delhi, radio taxi company Meru Cab Company Pvt Ltd is now gearing up to launch similar services for its inter-city operations. The company, which runs inter-city operations connecting 23 cities, said it expects to launch inter-city ride-sharin...

3 February, 2016 | More »


My Taxi India seeks to do what Ola and Uber opted out of; will it succeed?

While a pitched battle for the lucrative intra-city on-demand cab booking business plays out across the country, another segment of the cab booking market has been relatively quiet. Inter-city cab booking, a service that Ola and Uber tried their hand at only to opt out of it, remains largely what it...

2 February, 2016 | More »


Urban Ladder names Sanjay Gupta as CMO

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder Home Decor Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs online furniture shop Urban Ladder, has named Sanjay Gupta as chief marketing officer. Gupta will lead the company’s marketing strategies, including branding as well as digital and product marketing. He most recently worked as h...

2 February, 2016 | More »


Mebelkart is betting interior design unit will become bigger than furniture e-com

Online furniture and home décor marketplace Mebelkart is shifting its focus from the retail business to the interior designing space. “Entering the interior design space is our natural progression,” Rahul Agrawal, CEO, Mebelkart told VCCircle. “Currently, our retail and interior design sa...

1 February, 2016 | More »


Matchmaking app Aisle raises $183K in pre-Series A round

Bangalore-based startup Aisle Network Pvt Ltd that runs matchmaking app Aisle on iOS and Android, has raised Rs 1.25 crore ($183,000) in its pre-Series A round from TermSheet and ah! Ventures. Anand Chandrasekaran, chief product officer of Snapdeal, and Mekin Maheshwari, ex-chief people officer with...

28 January, 2016 | More »


WhatsOnRent gets angel funding from CommonFloor co-founder, others

Online rental marketplace WhatsOnRent.com, run by Weblevered Technology Pvt Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from CommonFloor.com co-founder Lalit Mangal and a bunch of other investors. Excubator co-founder Neeraj Gupta, angel investor Sanjay Gupta and Bangalore-based software ...

27 January, 2016 | More »


Photography curation venture SIFTR Labs raises $150K

Photography curation startup SIFTR Labs has secured $150,000 (Rs 1 crore) from investment platform Venture Catalysts. Angel investors Vishal Maheshwari, Vikas Kapoor, Daud Ali and Nitin Agarwal put money in this round, the company said in a statement. Maheshwari, a former senior director at Yahoo In...

25 January, 2016 | More »


Apple India country manager Maneesh Dhir quits

Apple Inc.’s India country manager Maneesh Dhir has resigned, the second top-level exit from the iPhone maker in the country in two weeks, The Economic Times reported. The report said that Dhir confirmed his exit but didn’t specify any reason for putting in his papers. Neither Dhir nor Apple...

22 January, 2016 | More »

Narendra Modi

The $1.5B Indian startup fund puzzle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Startup India, Standup India’ went down as a star-studded jamboree of entrepreneurs (click here for what he announced and here for the devil in the detail). Those who followed the measures more closely acknowledge the biggest steps revol...

22 January, 2016 | More »


Hike claims to have over 100M users

Hike, the instant messaging app backed by Bharti Softbank (BSB) – the joint venture between Bharti Group and Japan’s Softbank, claims to have crossed the 100-million-user mark, and is now logging a monthly messaging volume of 40 billion. The app, which was launched in December 2012, has achi...

22 January, 2016 | More »