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A look at the three startups picked for Ant Farm’s incubation programme

Friday, August 29, 2014 | More »

Ant Farm
Mumbai-based Ant Farm, a startup platform set up by former Times Internet (TIL) CEO Rishi Khiani, has picked three new startups for its incubation programme. Set up in November 2012 by Khiani, Ant Farm is a hybrid startup platform that brings together people, helps in ideation or scaling up an exist...


E-learning company for professionals Simplilearn looking at break-even by March

Bangalore-based Simplilearn Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind Simplilearn.com, an online education and training destination for professional certification courses, is planning to train 5 million participants in the next five years across the world, according to Krishna Kumar, CEO & founder o...

29 August, 2014 |More »

Mohit Hira

Hungama Digital CEO Mohit Hira quits, to launch own digital venture

Mohit Hira, CEO of Hungama Digital Services (HDS) and senior VP & head of digital unit at JWT India (the majority shareholder in HDS), has quit the company. Hira was promoted to the CEO’s post in January this year. Till then, he was a director at HDS in a dual role within JWT. Hira is [...]...

29 August, 2014 |More »


Google testing drone-based delivery of goods in Australia

Technology giant Google Inc is testing delivery of goods using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), the company announced in a blog post. Under the new project, called ‘Project Wing’, the company is delivering a few light-weight items such as candies, water and medicines to two farmers in Queensla...

29 August, 2014 |More »


Excl: August Capital Partners invests in Singapore-based online healthcare startup MyDoc

Singapore-based MyDoc Pvt Ltd, the company behind MyDoc, an online platform that connects patients with healthcare providers, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from August Capital Partners, Sameer Narula, managing partner of the Singapore-based VC firm, told Techcircle.in. The startup wa...

28 August, 2014 |More »

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QwikCilver ropes in Mahesh Bhalla from Dell as president

Bangalore-based QwikCilver Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind the multi-brand gift card store Giftbig.com, has appointed Mahesh Bhalla as its president. In his new role, Bhalla will look to drive the firm’s growth, QwikCilver said in a statement. An alumnus of Institute of Management Technology...

28 August, 2014 |More »


Spice Mobility names Prashant Bindal as CEO

Noida-based mobile devices and communications & entertainment company, Spice Mobility (formerly S Mobility Ltd), has appointed Prashant Bindal as CEO, the firm said in a stock market filing. Bindal is replacing RS Desikan, who stepped down from the CEO’s post last month. An IIM Ahmedabad gradu...

28 August, 2014 |More »


Former Flurry India head’s new venture Haptik offers WhatsApp-like helpdesk app; should Freshdesk & Zendesk worry?

Mumbai- and San Francisco-based Haptik Inc, a startup that offers a mobile-based chat platform that enables users to get help with their products and services, has bagged two large enterprise clients, and is processing over 4,000 messages per day, according to a top executive of the firm. The startu...

28 August, 2014 |More »

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Excl: Analytics co Manthan raises more money from existing investors Fidelity & Norwest

Bangalore-based Manthan Software Services Pvt Ltd, a provider of Business Intelligence and Big Data analytics solutions for enterprises, has secured additional funding from its existing investors Fidelity Growth Partners India and Norwest Venture Partners, sources privy to the development told Techc...

27 August, 2014 |More »


Bharti SoftBank’s P2P instant messenger Hike raises $65M from Tiger Global, others

Hike, the instant messaging (IM) app service from BSB (Bharti Softbank- the joint venture between Bharti Group and Japan’s Softbank), has secured $65 million (Rs 400 crore) in funding from a group of overseas investors led by Tiger Global Management. The funds will be used for product development ...

27 August, 2014 |More »

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