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Mobikwik co-founder Upasana Taku on the future of mobile wallet in India

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | More »

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Indian users are slowly but surely warming up to mobile wallets and MobiKwik wants to ride this wave. The company is keen to create ‘India’s largest independent payments network’ with 100 million digitally paying users and two lakh retailers by 2015-end, it said today In line with ...

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Online recharge and mobile wallet app MobiKwik targets $700M GTV in 2015-16, profits by 2016-17

One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which runs online recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik.com, is gunning for a nearly four-fold jump in gross transaction value to $700 million (Rs 4,270 crore) this year. “We don’t have the audited numbers right now, but I can tell you that we...

30 June, 2015 | More »

Foodpanda’s India CEO Saurabh Kochhar on Indians’ emotional relation with food, consolidation in the foodtech space & more

Foodpanda.com, a Rocket Internet-backed online food ordering marketplace, is very optimistic on the prospects of the Indian market. Reason — the country’s overarching love for diverse cuisine, something that cuts across all cities. In a candid interview, Saurabh Kochhar, who is also Food...

30 June, 2015 | More »

Right use cases and ecosystem development key to healthy adoption of mobile wallet in India

Mobile wallet has all the ingredients of being the next big thing in the area of payments. Mobile wallet is not only about the digital storage of currency but also the ubiquitous experience that it provides customers and merchants. While some users rely on the convenience factor, others see it a mod...

26 June, 2015 | More »

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Online marketplace for drugs 1mg acquires homeobuy.com for alternative medicines play

Gurgaon-based Bright Lifecare Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates online drug marketplace 1mg.com, has acquired homeopathy medicines platform homeobuy.com for an undisclosed amount, the company said in a statement. With this deal, 1mg.com (formerly HealthKartPlus) enters the alternate Ayurveda-based a...

25 June, 2015 | More »

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A look at the four promising startups showcased at Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015

At Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015, four promising startups showcased their solutions. These young firms offer services around hyperlocal solutions, kids entertainment and holidays. The session was powered by Nasscom 10,000 Start-ups. Here’s a quick look at the startups: Hungry Bags: This startup...

24 June, 2015 | More »

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Online aggregator for branded budget hotels Treebo raises $6M from Matrix and SAIF

Bangalore-based online startup aggregating budget hotels under a single brand Treebo Hotels has raised $6 million (Rs 38 crore) in its Series A round of funding co-led by Matrix Partners India and SAIF Partners, the company said on Tuesday. The firm will use these funds for expanding its network o...

23 June, 2015 | More »

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Gamification ed-tech startup EdSix Brain Lab secures angel funding from Sprout Angels

Digital education startup EdSix Brain Lab Pvt Ltd, which runs a brains skills gaming suite, has raised an angel funding round led by Sprout Angels LLP, the company said in a statement. The firm did not share the funding amount nor revealed the names of the other investors. EdSix, which was founded i...

22 June, 2015 | More »

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Edutainment startup ConveGenius rewards students for finishing homework on time, targets 3M users by FY17

Wouldn’t it be great if your child were to get a discount on his/her favourite toy for finishing homework on time? The Noida-based Convegenius Edusolutions Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates digital education startup ConveGenius, is offering something on similar lines. The company, which brings ...

22 June, 2015 | More »

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TC Show Off Ep 36: Make a compelling elevator pitch with StartEZ!

In the 36th episode of TC Show Off, a weekly initiative that provides startups a platform to showcase their businesses, StartEZ co-founder Swapnil Gawade talks about his firm’s tools which help entrepreneurs in building a compelling elevator pitch. The Pune-based startup, which aims to help yo...

19 June, 2015 | More »

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