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How welcoming is the startup world to women entrepreneurs?

The startup world has seen the entry of a number of women entrepreneurs. But how easy has the journey been for them? At the recently concluded Techcircle Startup 2016 summit, three women entrepreneurs spoke about how they have navigated the male-dominated startup ecosystem. Moderated by Raju Nariset...

9 May, 2016 | More »

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Titan to buy majority stake in jewellery e-tailer Caratlane

Titan Co Ltd, Tata Group’s watch and jewellery retailing firm, has struck a deal to buy a majority stake in India’s largest jewellery e-tailer Caratlane.com in what marks another offline retail firm snapping up an e-commerce platform in its own vertical. Titan said on Friday it will buy a majori...

6 May, 2016 | More »

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Showcase your business to payment ecosystem leaders @ Techcircle Payments Forum 2016; register now

The fifth edition of Techcircle Payments Forum, to be held on 19 May 2016 at ITC Maratha in Mumbai, will bring out the exciting prospects and disruptive trends that India’s evolving payment ecosystem has to offer. As the stakeholders of the payment ecosystem transform the way businesses transa...

6 May, 2016 | More »

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Markdowns haunt Flipkart again as two more investors slash stake value

A growing number of Flipkart investors are realising that India’s top e-commerce firm is overvalued, though there is no unanimity by how much. American mutual funds Fidelity Rutland Square Trust II and Valic Co. have joined US asset management firm T. Rowe Price and Morgan Stanley in reducing the ...

4 May, 2016 | More »

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Invest in the driver, not in the bus: Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Invest in the driver, not in the bus. This was Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s advice to investors at the Techcircle Startup 2016 summit in Bangalore. At a fireside chat with Raju Narisetti, senior vice president of strategy at News Corp (the parent of VCCircle), Sharma said inves...

2 May, 2016 | More »

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Pitch your ideas at WSJDLive Global Startup Showcase; Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg to attend

Indian entrepreneurs and startups who believe they have a business idea that can be applied globally will have a chance to present it to top corporate leaders and investors this October at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive tech conference in the US. WSJDLive, which is in its third year now, will ...

30 April, 2016 | More »

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Lifestyle e-tailer Koovs’ parent raises $32M from existing & new investors

Koovs plc, the UK-based parent of Indian lifestyle e-tailer Koovs.com, has raised £21.9 million ($32 million or Rs 212 crore) in the first significant transaction related to a local e-commerce venture after the government formally allowed foreign direct investment in online marketplaces. Koovs plc ...

29 April, 2016 | More »

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RBI proposes rules to regulate P2P lending

The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday proposed to define peer-to-peer lending ventures as non-banking finance companies and prescribed minimum capital requirements for such startups to regulate the nascent but fast-growing segment. The development comes at a time when a number of startups have spru...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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Nearly 1,000 Indian startups to get funded in 2016: VCCEdge

Close to a thousand Indian startups are likely to get funded in 2016, replicating and possibly surpassing last year’s record show, according to the Startup India report by VCCEdge, the data research platform of VCCircle. The report, which was released at the Techcircle Startup event at Bengalu...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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Jabong parent raises $339M; valuation plunges

Global Fashion Group, the parent of loss-making Indian fashion portal Jabong, has raised fresh funding from its existing investors but at a sharply lower valuation. The company secured €300 million ($339 million or Rs 2,250 crore) from Germany’s Rocket Internet SE and Swedish investment firm Kin...

27 April, 2016 | More »