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Snapdeal set to raise a large round from an Asian investor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | More »

One of India’s largest e-commerce companies, Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd, which runs the online marketplace Snapdeal.com, is close to raising a significantly large round of funding from one or two Asian investors, at least two sources with the knowledge of the matter told VCCircle. “This wil...


Find out how SaaS services influence Indian SME market at Techcircle SaaS Forum 2014; register now

The burgeoning SME market in India is acting as a trigger for SaaS companies to devise more customised and adaptable services. While this market segment looks opportunistic, what are the nuances involved in tapping this market? How important is  product customisation for tapping small Indian busine...

16 September, 2014 |More »

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Alibaba ups IPO price, may raise over $25B

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world’s largest e-com firm by value of goods sold online, has upped the price band for its upcoming initial public offer (IPO) through issue of American Depository Receipts (ADR). It has now priced the issue in the band of $66-68 a share,...

16 September, 2014 |More »


Find out what experts say about trends driving investors’ interest in healthcare @ VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2014; register now

VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2014 to be held on September 25 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, will bring large gathering of senior hospital directors, CEOs, doctors, medico-entrepreneurs, healthcare startups, investors and other key stakeholders who are the driving force behind setting ...

15 September, 2014 |More »


TC Roundup: RadiumOne founder Gurbaksh Chahal wants company to sell and not IPO

RadiumOne founder Gurbaksh Chahal wants company to sell and not IPO: Gurbaksh Chahal, the founder and former CEO and director of RadiumOne, wants its new management to sell the company rather than aim for an IPO — and he’s making efforts to do so himself (Re/code). Facebook hires Satellite exec...

15 September, 2014 |More »


​TC Roundup: ​​​US threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data

The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday. (Reuters) Facebook Tries to Muscle In on YouTube​: In what may be another signal that Facebook Inc wants to take on...

12 September, 2014 |More »


TC Roundup: World Bank shines a light on Pakistan’s startup opportunities

World Bank shines a light on Pakistan’s startup opportunities: “As a result of heightened social media usage and increased access to technology, Pakistanis are more connected to global entrepreneurial and technology trends as well as higher quality learning than before,” says a new report comm...

11 September, 2014 |More »


Rocket Internet launching $970M IPO on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

German incubator cum investor in consumer internet ventures Rocket Internet AG has filed its prospectus to raise over €750 million ($970 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange before the end of the year. The firm did not give details of the equity dilutio...

10 September, 2014 |More »


​​​TC Roundup: ​​​Visa launches new service to secure online payments

​Visa launches new service to secure online payments: The world’s largest credit and debit card company, Visa Inc, launched a new service to replace account information on plastic cards with a digital account number known as “token” (Reuters)​. ​​Microsoft Near Deal to Buy ...

10 September, 2014 |More »


TC Roundup: Flipboard buys photo and video app Ultravisual

Flipboard buys photo and video app Ultravisual, as it preps for new fall products: Flipboard has purchased Ultravisual, a small Brooklyn-based app maker that offers elegant photo and video creation and collaboration software for Apple’s iPhone iOS (Recode). Yahoo launches personalized content reco...

9 September, 2014 |More »

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