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Why high-paying Indian startups are cutting no ice with job-seekers

Monday, March 6, 2017 | More »

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For 31-year-old Puneet Parthasarthy (name changed), it was a dream job. His employer, a B2B tech startup, had deep-pocketed investors, and it was offering him a designation and compensation that could give many around him a strong bout of jealousy. It was a neat corporate job with “some hectic day...

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What’s firing up Infibeam

India’s e-commerce story is a familiar one—cash burn, negative unit economics and a pipe dream called profitability, all in the name of customer acquisition. But Ahmedabad-based Infibeam Incorporation Ltd, the country’s first online retailer to go public, has scripted a growth story th...

28 February, 2017 | More »

Kinnevik

Swedish investor Kinnevik to sell half its stake in Rocket Internet

Swedish investment firm Kinnevik AB is selling nearly half of its 13% stake in German Internet conglomerate and incubator Rocket Internet SE. It plans to sell nearly 10.9 million shares, representing 6.6% of Rocket Internet’s issued share capital, to institutional investors at €19.25 per share, ...

23 February, 2017 | More »

Curated marketplace TheBagTalk aspires to become BuzzFeed of bags

Curated marketplace TheBagTalk aspires to be the BuzzFeed of bags

Looking for a carry-on bag that strikes a fine balance between design and functionality? What if we told you there is one that turns into a kick scooter to help you manoeuvre large airports! Or, a line of sports bags designed by the likes of yesteryear’s popular cricketer Jonty Rhodes and TV h...

23 February, 2017 | More »

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Flipkart, Snapdeal unlikely to remain key players: Mahesh Murthy

Investor Mahesh Murthy is known for not mincing words. The co-founder of Seedfund says several businesses in India have been created with the idea of selling to industry giants, signalling greed of both entrepreneurs and investors. He is also least bothered about the valuation markdowns of some cons...

9 February, 2017 | More »

Yen-fall

Weaker yen helps SoftBank pare valuation loss from Snapdeal, Ola investments

Japanese telecom and Internet giant SoftBank Group Corp has reported a valuation loss of ¥39.3 billon (nearly $350 million) from its financial instruments for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2016, largely due to a decline in fair value of preferred stock investment, primarily in India. The...

8 February, 2017 | More »

L to R: Amit Malik and Shefali Batra, Founders, InnerHour

Exclusive: Online counselling startup InnerHour raises $450K from VentureWorks, others

InnerHour, an online psychological wellness platform, has raised $450,000 (nearly Rs 3 crore) in its first round of funding from financial advisory firm Batlivala & Karani Securities, investment firm Venture Works and others, a top company official told Techcircle. Run by Mumbai-based MindCresce...

7 February, 2017 | More »

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Budget 2017: What’s there for startups

Indian startup community was left hankering for more from the Union budget presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday. Jaitley announced a few steps that are likely to benefit startups. One, he has proposed to extend tax holiday for three years in the first seven years of a startup̵...

1 February, 2017 | More »

Jack Ma, founder & executive chairman, Alibaba Group

Alibaba’s impending entry to alter India’s e-commerce landscape

Jack Ma-owned Alibaba will soon open its first India office in Mumbai’s posh business district Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), according to a report in a business daily last week. For this purpose, it has rented 3,221 sq ft of office space at Rs 275 per sq ft per month, the report added. Even on t...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Flashback 2016: SoftBank stays on sidelines, tanks up for future

By its lofty standards, 2016 was a relatively quiet year for the SoftBank juggernaut. The telecom and Internet conglomerate, which put copious amounts of money in Snapdeal, OYO Rooms and Grofers in the previous year, stayed away from making any fresh investments in India. This uncharacteristic quiet...

29 December, 2016 | More »

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