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Exclusive: StartupXseed backs farm data-capturing drone startup

Chennai-based agri-tech startup Airwood Aerostructures Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from StartupXseed Ventures LLP, a top executive at the venture capital firm said. Airwood’s patent-pending drones are retrofitted with multispectral cameras and fly around plantations c...

2 May, 2016 | More »


Housing co-founder Advitiya Sharma’s Genius to start off with 500 micro schools

Housing.com co-founder Advitiya Sharma’s new venture Genius Learning Lab will start off with 500 technology-led ‘micro schools’ across five cities. Genius Micro Schools will open their doors in July after the selection of teacher-entrepreneurs is over. A month after leaving Housing.com, Sharma...

29 April, 2016 | More »


Starting up, the Infosys way

The principles of founders, their execution capability, financial discipline and deep understanding among founders are some of the key elements in building great enterprises, according to Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan. “To me running a business is all about leadership, the founders, what ...

29 April, 2016 | More »


Startup ecosystem remains strong, say panellists at Techcircle startup summit

The markdown in valuations, sell-offs and shutdowns witnessed by early-stage firms in India in recent months are welcome corrections in the process of the startup ecosystem in the country getting matured, said panellists at the opening session of Techcircle Startup 2016 summit held in Bangalore on T...

28 April, 2016 | More »


How startups can build scale in a challenging funding environment

It isn’t a coincidence that the number of advertisements screaming discounts by leading e-commerce players in mainstream dailies has gone down in recent months. One doesn’t see too many startups riding IPL, the most sought after event among advertisers on television, this year either. This is un...

26 April, 2016 | More »

Nikesh Arora

Unnamed stakeholders allege “wrongdoing” on part of SoftBank COO Nikesh Arora; Co defends him

A group of unnamed stakeholders in the Japanese multinational SoftBank Group Corp has made serious allegations against its president and COO Nikesh Arora in a letter sent to the bank through a US-based law firm. Mounting a scathing attack on Arora, one of the high profile professionals globally and ...

21 April, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Meat ordering startup Licious raises Series A funding

Meat and fish ordering startup Licious, run by Delightful Gourmet Pvt. Ltd, has raised its Series A round of funding, co-founders Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta have told Techcircle.in. Click here for details. The Series A round comes almost seven months after the ten month-old startup raised its an...

21 April, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: StartupXseed to write bigger cheques from expanded Aaruha fund

StartupXseed Ventures LLP plans to increase the amount it will invest in startups from its expanded Aaruha Technology Fund, the seed-stage venture capital firm’s founder told VCCircle. For full report click here...

18 April, 2016 | More »


Flipkart chief product officer Punit Soni quits in just over a year

Flipkart chief product officer Punit Soni has quit the company, the e-commerce company confirmed on Wednesday without specifying any reason. This is the third top-level exit at Flipkart within two months after Mukesh Bansal, head of marketplace and a board member, and chief business officer Ankit Na...

13 April, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: IndiaHomes defunct; founder resigns; efforts afoot to avoid legal action

Online realty platform IndiaHomes.com is defunct even as efforts are afoot to keep the legal entity alive, in order to recover close to Rs 100 crore owed to it by home builders and also to avoid any legal action from entities to whom it owes around Rs 40 crore. Amid a spate of resignations at [&hell...

11 April, 2016 | More »