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Security device startup Rico raises $120K in crowdfunding via Kickstarter

Friday, October 31, 2014 | More »

Kochi Startup Village incuabtee Mindhelix Inc. has raised under $120,000 through crowd-funding platform Kickstarter for its product ‘Rico’ that converts one’s spare smartphone into a home security device. The startup, which was actually targeting $100,000 via kickstarter, got backing from mo...


OnMobile Q2 revenues rise 7.8%, company slides into the red

Public listed mobile value added service (VAS) company OnMobile Global Ltd reported 7.8 per cent growth in revenues for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014, to Rs 207.5 crore from Rs 225 crore last year. When adjusted for the sale of Voxmobili, revenue rose 1.9 per cent. However, the company...

31 October, 2014 |More »


Personalised student assessment firm Xamcheck gets $1.8M funding from Aspada

Secunderabad-based PI Policy Innovations Pvt Ltd, the company behind Xamcheck, an independent third-party assessment, test design and feedback solution for K-12 schools in India, has secured Rs 11 crore ($1.8 million) in funding from Bangalore-based early stage investor Aspada Investment Company. ...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Ad revenue boosting tool for web publishers AdPushup raises over $630K via LetsVenture

Delhi- and US-based AdPushup Inc., a startup that provides an A/B testing platform to enable web publishers and bloggers to create & test different ad placement, size and types to optimise their ad revenues, has secured $632,000 in funding from LetsVenture, an online platform that connects sta...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Michael & Susan Dell Foundation puts $2M in virtual classroom solutions co Edutel

Bangalore-based Edutel Technologies Pvt Ltd, a provider of virtual classrooms for students in government and low-fee private schools, has secured Rs 12.4 crore (around $2 million) in funding from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), a philanthropic organisation launched by Dell founder. Edut...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Infy co-founders launching startup incubator Axilor Ventures

Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal, co-founders of Indian software giant Infosys, are joining hands with Srinath Batni, a company veteran, to launch a tech startup incubator called Axilor Ventures, says a report by The Economic Times, quoting Gopalakrishnan. Axilor will incubate startups operati...

30 October, 2014 |More »


ShieldSquare uses Big Data analytics to protect online businesses from data theft, eyes Singapore expansion

Data theft is a major concern for online businesses like classifieds sites, news portals, e-commerce marketplaces and online travel agencies (OTAs). The data harvested from these businesses via site-scraping tools is used to illicitly publish valuable information, gain competitor business intelligen...

30 October, 2014 |More »


US-based Cigital buys IDG-backed SaaS security testing firm iViZ

US-based software security services and products company Cigital Inc. has acquired Bangalore-based iViZ Techno Solutions Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based web and mobile app security testing provider, for an undisclosed sum. Cigital plans to leverage iViZ’s proprietary cloud platform and its technologies to...

29 October, 2014 |More »


Five key things SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said in India

Japanese telecom and internet giant SoftBank has just announced two big investments which has made it arguably the biggest investor in the new generation tech business in India, having committed over $1 billion in Snapdeal, Olacabs, InMobi and Bharti SoftBank. This is just the beginning, according t...

29 October, 2014 |More »


Mobile users generate 80% of our transactions compared to just 5% five months back: Alok Geol of FreeCharge

FreeCharge.in, run by Mumbai-based Accelyst Solutions Pvt Ltd, is one of the key mobile recharge players in the country. It recently netted $33 million in Series B round of funding from existing investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from Belgium-based investment company Sofina, besides Russia...

29 October, 2014 |More »

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