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Exclusive: Deals platform Couponhaat raises funding from Austria-based angel investor

Online deals startup Couponhaat has raised an undisclosed amount of investment in its pre-Series A round from Austria-based angel investor Axel Wawrina, a top company executive told VCCircle. The firm will use the new capital for product development by leveraging big data and machine learning, enhan...

28 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Live learning platform NeoStencil raises $1 mn in investment

Ed-tech startup NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd has raised $1 million (Rs 6.67 crore) in a funding round led by media house Times Group’s ad-for-equity investment arm Brand Capital and California-based Paragon Trust. 91Springboard, M&S Partners Pvt. Ltd founder Hirokazu Mashita and Jabong co-founder...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Co-living space provider StayAbode gets angel investment

StayAbode, a Bengaluru-based startup that is building co-living spaces, has raised an undisclosed amount in an angel round led by investors Ishan Manaktala and Angie Mahtaney, it said in a statement. Those who have participated in the round also include Gaurav Bhalotia (former VP – engineering at ...

27 February, 2017 | More »

Oglas raises angel funding

Exclusive: Mobile ad platform Oglas raises angel funding

Noida-based mobile advertising startup Oglas has raised angel funding from two people, co-founder and chief executive Sunny Agarwal told Techcircle. Agarwal said Oglas, run by Advove Medios Pvt. Ltd, received funding from investment banker and NYU Stern alumnus Pankaj Rungta and serial entrepreneur ...

24 February, 2017 | More »

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B2B online marketplace Tolexo to lay off 300

Online business goods marketplace Tolexo Online Pvt. Ltd will lay off 300 employees, or 85% of its workforce, according to a report by Business Standard. The report went on to add that the move is part of the company’s plans to wind up its online business to launch a completely new offline initiat...

24 February, 2017 | More »

Snapdeal

Snapdeal sellers knock govt’s doors as e-tailer struggles

A group of sellers on online marketplace Snapdeal has approached commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman to protect their interests as the company’s troubles mount. The All India Online Vendor Association (AIOVA), an industry group set up to safeguard sellers’ welfare, said in a letter to Sitharama...

24 February, 2017 | More »

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What’s inside Aadhaar-linked Skype Lite?

Skype Lite, the 13MB video-calling app that works flawlessly even on a slow network, could well be the answer to the woes of scores of mobile users struggling with call drops and barely-workable data speeds in India. A lighter version of Skype, the video conferencing service from Microsoft, sits lig...

23 February, 2017 | More »

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Why FbStart is worth a look for startups looking to jump-start their journey

Ask the startup folks, and they will tell you how tricky the first couple of years are—challenges are aplenty, capital is scarce, firefighting is perpetual and chaos is the order of the day. Besides, there is constant pressure to secure funding, a problem that seems to become even more daunting as...

22 February, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Dating app Vee pivots again – this time to woo SMEs

Lightspeed Venture Partners-backed GetVee Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operated dating app Vee, has pivoted its model for the second time to become an e-commerce enabler for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), its founder Nitin Gupta told Techcircle. “We thought of it as an interesting opportunit...

22 February, 2017 | More »

True Balance

True Balance raises $15 mn from SoftBank Ventures Korea, others

Gurgaon-based startup True Balance, an app that allows users to check their mobile phone balance, has raised Rs 100 crore ($15 million) in a Series B round led by existing investor SoftBank Ventures Korea, part of Japanese Internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp, and IMM Investment Group. Other So...

20 February, 2017 | More »