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Flipkart rejigs tech leadership team

Flipkart has revamped its technology leadership team, the second such restructuring this year in the tech vertical at India’s largest e-commerce company by market share. According to Mint, which reported the development, engineering head Peeyush Ranjan has been named the group chief technology off...

10 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Uber seeks licence in Karnataka; authorities refuse to accept application

Cab-hailing firm Uber has applied for a licence to operate in Karnataka under the new rules governing app-based taxi aggregators, but the company hit a roadblock after the state transport authorities refused to accept the application. The San Francisco-based cab aggregator on Tuesday approached Karn...

8 June, 2016 | More »

Ajay Modani (left) and Harsh Singla, founders of Cookifi

On-demand chef hiring platform Cookifi gets seed funding from FreeCharge’s Kunal Shah, others

Bangalore-based Commercio Connectivity Pvt. Ltd, which runs online chef and cook hiring platform Cookifi, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from investors led by Kunal Shah, chairman of FreeCharge, and Aneesh Reddy, co-founder and CEO of Capillary Technologies. Other investors include...

8 June, 2016 | More »

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Fintech startup CreditVidya raises $2 mn from Kalaari Capital

Financial-technology startup CreditVidya, operated by Mumbai-based InfoCredit Services Pvt Ltd, has secured $2 million (Rs 13.3 crore) in Series A funding from Kalaari Capital. The company said in a statement that it will use the funds to augment its technology backbone and launch additional product...

8 June, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Cuemath raises $4 mn from Sequoia, Unitus Seed Fund

Cuelearn Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based startup that runs after-school math learning programmes under Cuemath, has raised $4 million (Rs 26.7 crore) in a Series A round of funding led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investor Unitus Seed Fund also invested in the round. The company said in a statement it wi...

7 June, 2016 | More »

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Meet the five startups selected for Oracle’s accelerator programme

A fin-tech company, an augmented reality solutions company and a mobile-first automated employee on-boarding platform are among the five startups selected by computer technology giant Oracle for the maiden edition of its startup accelerator programme. Christened Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Prog...

6 June, 2016 | More »

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Ola may become the first licensed app-based cab aggregator in India

Cab aggregator Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, is likely to get a licence from the Karnataka state road transport authority within a few days to operate app-based ride-hailing services in the state. This comes two months after the state government implemented the Karnataka On-demand Transport...

6 June, 2016 | More »

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Roadrunnr acquires TinyOwl, rebrands as Runnr

Bangalore-based Carthero Technologies Pvt. Ltd that has been operating hyperlocal on-demand logistics startup Roadrunnr has acquired troubled food ordering platform TinyOwl and rebranded itself as Runnr, a food ordering and delivery platform, it said in a statement. “After the acquisition of TinyO...

4 June, 2016 | More »

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Ola launches app for taxi operators

Homegrown urban transport aggregator Ola has launched a new app for the operators on its platform. The new app – called Ola Operator – will help the cab aggregator add new operators, including driver-partners who have turned entrepreneurs, operators in the business of transportation as well as a...

3 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Online doctor consultation platform icliniq raises angel funding

Bangalore- and Coimbatore-based Orane Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd that operates online doctor consultation platform icliniq has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Erode-based laparoscopic surgeon MadhanKumar Madathupalayam, a top company executive told Techcircle.in. As part of the tra...

2 June, 2016 | More »