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How two women vaulted over stereotypes to launch a game changer for investors

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Monel Amin and Hansi Mehrotra
For all the progress women have made, they remain a rarity in the finance world, partly because of the impression that they are second-best when it comes to crunching numbers, analysing data and understanding the fine nuances that, oftentimes, make all the difference. Women starting up in the financ...

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Twitter CTO Adam Messinger steps down in latest top-level exit

Twitter Inc’s chief technology officer (CTO) Adam Messinger said he is stepping down from his position at the US-based microblogging site. Messinger announced the move in a tweet and said he will take time off. Messinger became CTO in March 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that, h...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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Dating startup Heartonnect selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme

Dating app Heartonnect, operated by Trigbug, has been selected by Facebook for its FbStart programme. Heartonnect has partnered with Trigbug, a Mumbai-based IT and marketing consultancy firm, to develop its app and software. The programme is aimed at developers in early-stage mobile-focused startups...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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BlackBerry to invest $75 mn in self-driving vehicle test hub

Canada-based BlackBerry Ltd plans to invest $75 million (Rs 508 crores) in setting up a new self-driving vehicle testing hub, the company said in an official blog on Tuesday. The once smartphone giant is now looking at new investments to attract growth. As per the blog, BlackBerry QNX plans to hire ...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Shaadi.com acquires dating app Frivil

Shaadi.com, operated by People Interactive India Pvt Ltd, has acquired Frivil, a mobile-based dating app owned by Delhi-based Thrill Pte Ltd for an undisclosed amount. With the acquisition, Frivil’s product, intellectual property rights and brand will become part of People Interactive. However, Fr...

20 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Bike rental startup ONN Bikes gets seed funding

Mumbai-based bike rental startup ONN Bikes has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Grace Capital Ventures and four other individual investors. The startup, operated by Motorcruizer Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., will use the funds to set up hub stations in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, Nami...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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Amazon India introduces in-house private fashion label Myx

E-commerce giant Amazon India has launched its second in-house private fashion label, ethnic wear brand for women Myx, as it looks to grow its apparel offerings. The development was reported by The Economic Times, citing Arun Sirdeshmukh, Amazon India’s fashion head. An email query to Amazon India...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Lending marketplace IndiaLends gets $4 mn from DSG Consumer, others

Online lending marketplace IndiaLends has secured $4 million (around Rs 27.3 crore) in its Series A funding round from existing investor DSG Consumer Partners. American Express Ventures, Chinese investment firm Cyber Carrier VC and Noida-based early stage fund AdvantEdge Partners also participated i...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Health-tech startup behind Eventus gets funding from SQue Capital

Noida-based digital healthcare company Sidqam Technologies has secured $1.2 million seed funding led by SQue Capital, a Mumbai-based investment firm. Grace Capital Ventures and Soham Vencaps, the family fund of the real estate company Soham Group also participated in the round. The company will use ...

30 November, 2016 | More »

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Marketing automation startup MarianaIQ raises $2 mn

Business-to-business marketing automation firm MarianaIQ, operated by Sigmod Inc., has secured $2 million in seed funding led by venture capital firm Exfinity Venture Partners. The Delaware, US-based startup automates the marketing process for companies using artificial intelligence, specifically de...

30 November, 2016 | More »

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