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Confused about Navratris? Let these startups figure it out for you

Festivals mean being with the family, mouthwatering food, sweets and performing religious rituals or havans at home. The havans and prayers can, however, be nerve-wracking for many who don’t know much about auspicious timings, which prayers to conduct on a particular day and where to find a pandit...

27 September, 2016 | More »

Sandilya Venkatesh, CEO, Eventus Software Solutions

Exclusive: Online ticketing platform Eventjini raises funding from Procam

Sports management company Procam International Pvt. Ltd. has picked up a 26% stake in Eventjini, an online event registration and ticketing solutions company, for an undisclosed amount. Procam, which has organised half and full marathons in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, said the deal will he...

26 September, 2016 | More »

Craftsvilla founder Manoj Gupta

Aim to turn profitable in six months, says Craftsvilla founder Manoj Gupta

Ethnic products e-tailer Craftsvilla has raised nearly $53 million from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. But the five-year-old startup, run by Kribha Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd, isn’t looking to mobilise more money anytime soon. Instead, ...

26 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: SaaS startup Pharmarack raises pre-Series A funding

Pune-based Pharmarack Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which provides software-as-a-service applications for automated order processing and inventory management to pharmaceutical retailers and distributors, has raised Rs 5 crore ($745,000) in its pre-Series A round of funding. The Patni Group’s Currae Healt...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Housing.com CMO quits to join Intuit India

Housing.com’s chief marketing officer (CMO), Nikhil Rungta has quit the Mumbai-based startup to join Intuit India as its managing director. Rungta had joined housing.com, run by Locon Solutions Pvt. Ltd., from Reliance Jio in November last year. Rungta has previously worked at Google, Yebhi.co...

22 September, 2016 | More »

Khel Now

Khel Now raises $350K from Anglian Omega Network

Singapore-based Agnificent Platform Technologies Pte. Ltd that runs Khel Now, a crowd-managed platform that aims to bring sports-related content and social networking together, has raised $350,000 from Anglian Omega Network, it said in a statement. Anglian is also taking an advisory role in the comp...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Online classifieds to be dominated by e-services, real estate, auto: Google-KPMG report

E-services, real estate, and automobiles will be the key growth areas in the digital classifieds industry, according to a joint report by Google and KPMG, released on Wednesday. The report ‘Digital Classified in India 2020’ projects that the online classifieds industry will grow three-ti...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Furniture e-tailer Pepperfry gets $31 mn from existing investors

Furniture e-tailer Pepperfry has raised Rs 210 crore ($31.3 million) from existing investors including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., as it looks to expand its network and open more offline outlets to better compete with rivals. Zodius Technology Fund, Norwest Venture Partners and Bertelsmann India Inves...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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Industrybuying ropes in ex-MakeMyTrip exec as finance controller

Industrybuying, an online marketplace for industrial goods run by Emtex Engineering Pvt. Ltd, has appointed former MakeMyTrip executive Bharat Arora as its financial controller. Arora will be responsible for strategy, financial planning and accounting, and corporate affair, the company said in a sta...

20 September, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Couple socialising app Milofy gets Accel’s backing

Couple socialising app Milofy, run by Bangalore-based Futuron Systems Pvt. Ltd, has raised $740,000 (Rs5 crore) in seed funding from investment firm Accel Partners, according to two persons familiar with the development. The investment marks Accel Patners’ first investment in a social networking...

19 September, 2016 | More »