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Women entrepreneurs in India echo Sheryl Sandberg’s words that men still rule the world

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s words that men are still ruling the world have found an echo among Indian women professionals and entrepreneurs who say gender equality is still a far-fetched dream in Indian society, workplace included. In an article written for the Wall Street J...

28 September, 2016 | More »


NIIT buys ed-tech startup Perceptron to boost digital play

NIIT Ltd said on Tuesday it has acquired Bengaluru-based ed-tech startup Perceptron Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd to strengthen its digital offerings. The IT training and skills development company didn’t disclose terms of the deal. The acquisition will bring together the complementary technology pl...

27 September, 2016 | More »

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Disney working with bankers ​for a​ possible Twitter acquisition

Walt Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of micro-blogging site Twitter and is working with bankers to evaluate a possible bid for the social media company, according to a report by the financial news agency Bloomberg. Some media reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 bil...

27 September, 2016 | More »


“Data, unique distribution models a big opportunity for health & healthcare startups”

The VCCircle Network CEO Nita Kapoor says health and healthcare services, and hospitals are going to generate a lot of interest from investors in the coming months. Besides, central hospital models will be breaking down and standalone projects will take the lead. Like this video? Sign up for our da...

26 September, 2016 | More »


E-CondomSutra: These startups help celebrate World Contraception Day

Remember that awkward moment when you go to a pharmacist and ask for condoms? From dotted to flavoured, you are spoilt for choice but there is little you can say across the counter. On the World Contraception Day on 26 September, Techcircle looks at startups that help customers find and buy product...

26 September, 2016 | More »


BlueStone hires former Zynga, Goldman Sachs execs to beef up technology, product teams

Online jewellery retailer BlueStone.com has appointed former Zynga executive Ravi Krishna as senior vice president of product and former Goldman Sachs executive Samarth Bhargava as vice president of technology. The new appointments will help BlueStone.com strengthen its technology infrastructure, th...

7 September, 2016 | More »


It’s different

Akshat Mittal has been variously described as a child prodigy, out-of-box-success-story and a rookie who hit the jackpot. In a session at the just concluded Delhi edition of Techcircle Startup 2016, Mittal spoke about his approach to success and challenges. Like this video? Sign up for our daily ne...

31 August, 2016 | More »


Naukri.com parent leads $3 mn funding in Canvera

Bengaluru-based online photography startup Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd has raised Rs 20 crore ($3 million) led by existing investor Info Edge (India) Ltd, less than a year after it became one of the first startups to report a ‘down round’. A down round is a venture capital industry ter...

30 August, 2016 | More »

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Is “Series A” funding no more the focus for investors?

As per the recent half yearly report by VCCedge, the data and research platform of VCCircle, “Series A” round of investments are on the decline this year and barely contributed 38% to toal funding in the first half of the year, which is lowest in the past five years.  While this is affecting th...

29 August, 2016 | More »


Snapdeal secures $21 mn from Luxembourg fund house

India’s second largest online e-commerce firm Snapdeal has raised $21 million from Luxembourg-based fund Clouse SA. The Economic Times reported on Friday that the fund raised was part of Snapdeal’s Series J round initiated in February. At that time, the e-commerce marketplace had secured...

26 August, 2016 | More »