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Morgan Stanley trims Flipkart valuation to $5.39 bn

Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart has suffered its second markdown in as many months with a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley slashing the value of its stake in the company by 3%. According to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a Morgan Stanley fund lowered the value of ...

28 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Agri-tech startup Paalak.in raises seed funding

Delhi-based VDSS Agri Tech Pvt. Ltd, which owns and operates agri-tech startup Paalak.in, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from a clutch of angel investors as it looks to expand and strengthen its IT infrastructure. The angels who participated in the round include Vishwadeep Bajaj, C...

28 February, 2017 | More »

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Big data hiring startup Belong raises $10 mn from Sequoia, Matrix Partners

Bangalore-based recruitment solutions startup Belong.co, owned and operated by Belong Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, has raised $10 million (Rs 67 crore) in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital India. Existing investor Matrix Partners India also invested in this round, Belong said in a statement. T...

28 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Jewellery e-tailer Johari Shop goes omni-channel, gets angel funding

Jewellery e-commerce marketplace Johari Shop has raised $94,000 (Rs 62.5 lakh) from three angel investors, including a diamond exporter and a high net-worth individual, to power its omni-channel efforts. The company will invest the capital to work on its omni-channel strategy that would start with t...

27 February, 2017 | More »

K'taka HC bars protestors from stopping Uber cabs; strike may spread to Mumbai

K’taka HC bars protestors from stopping Uber cabs; strike may spread to Mumbai

US-based Uber Technologies Inc’s India subsidiary Uber India Technologies Pvt. Ltd has obtained a restraining order from the Karnataka High Court that bars protesters, including union leaders and members, from blocking and stopping the company’s cabs. “The Hon’ble Karnataka High ...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Sands Capital, IFC & others to invest $30 mn in logistics startup BlackBuck

Tiger Global-backed logistics startup BlackBuck has received an investment commitment of $30 million (around Rs 200 crore) in its Series C funding round from a group of new and existing investors, including Sands Capital and World Bank’s arm International Finance Corporation (IFC). Citing two unna...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Ola, Uber drivers begin indefinite strike in Bengaluru; services paralysed

Nearly 90% of the one lakh cab drivers associated with taxi-hailing companies Ola and Uber are taking part in an indefinite strike in Bengaluru, bringing the app-based taxi services to a grinding halt in the city. The protesters demand better incentives and relaxed work hours and call for an immedia...

23 February, 2017 | More »

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Get My Parking raises $1.1 mn from IAN, others

Cloud-based mobile parking technology startup Get My Parking has raised $1.1 million (Rs 7.35 crore) in pre-Series A funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN), venture firm Beenext, The Chennai Angels, and Hero Corporate Services chairman Sunil Munjal. The startup will invest the fresh funds to deploy...

23 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: eBay India’s head of product development Ramkumar Narayanan quits

Ramkumar Narayanan, general manager and global head of monetisation products at eBay Marketplaces in India, has resigned from the firm. He was primarily responsible for generating revenues for eBay. Narayanan has confirmed the development to Techcircle. Previously, he was the vice president of globa...

22 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart in talks to raise $1.5 bn from Microsoft, eBay and others

Home-grown ecommerce major Flipkart is in talks with a bunch of investors to raise a significantly large round of investment as the company has started seeing a renewed growth momentum under the new leadership of CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. The firm is in discussions with global tech giant Microsoft C...

22 February, 2017 | More »