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AI, B2B dominate startup shortlist for Microsoft Accelerator’s 10th batch

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and business-to-business (B2B) are the dominant themes in the final shortlist to Microsoft’s tenth accelerator batch, with all the 14 startups selected for the programme having at least one of these elements as their product offerings. The startups we...

9 March, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Flipkart’s Ashish Gupta joins Silicon Valley startup as India engineering head

Former vice president of engineering at Flipkart Ashish Gupta, who quit the Indian e-commerce major in February this year, has joined the Indian arm of US-based cloud enterprise storage startup Rubrik Inc as vice president of engineering. Gupta, who confirmed the development to VCCircle over a telep...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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Mental health platform Juno Clinic bags $1.2 mn from Hexaware, Zodius Capital founders

Mumbai-based Davman Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates Juno Clinic, an online and offline mental health startup, has raised $1.2 million (Rs 8 crore) in pre-Series A funding from a clutch of angel investors, a press statement by the firm said. Others who participated in this round include Atul Nis...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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Accel Partners leads $10 mn Series B round in AgroStar

Pune-based ULink AgriTech Pvt. Ltd, which operates direct-to-farmer mobile-based retail platform AgroStar, has raised $10 million (around Rs 66.6 crore) in its Series B round led by Accel Partners, the company said in a statement. Existing investors IDG Ventures and Aavishkaar Venture Management als...

7 March, 2017 | More »

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IDG Ventures, Dell Foundation back logistics marketplace Blowhorn

Bangalore-based Catbus Infolabs Pvt. Ltd, which operates intra-city logistics startup Blowhorn, has raised Rs 25 crore ($3.65 million) in Series A funding from IDG Ventures India, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and existing investors Draper Associates and Unitus Seed Fund, it said in a stateme...

7 March, 2017 | More »

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IDG Ventures and Axilor Ventures partner to fund frontier tech startups

India-focused technology venture capital fund IDG Ventures India and Bangalore-based startup accelerator Axilor Ventures have come together to launch a programme to discover and fund early-stage startups in frontier tech sectors, the company said in a statement. Christened the Frontier Tech Innovato...

6 March, 2017 | More »

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Do Uber drivers make more than the average software developer?

On Friday, Uber India head Amit Jain sought to dispel the simmering discontent among its drivers over falling earnings and shrinking incentives, but he may well have stoked the fire instead. In a blog post titled ‘Driving with Uber: Setting the record straight’ that carried five “f...

3 March, 2017 | More »

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Casino & hotel operator to buy online gaming startup adda52 for $27 mn

Pune hospitality firm Delta Corp Ltd will acquire Gaussian Networks Pvt Ltd, which operates online poker site adda52.com, in a cash and stock deal that values the three-year-old startup at around Rs 182 crore ($27 million), it said on Wednesday. Delta that also runs casinos, intends to initially acq...

31 August, 2016 | More »

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US-based home décor startup Houzz enters India, hires BabyOye’s Nadkarni

Palo Alto based online design and home décor startup Houzz Inc is all set to launch operations in India and has appointed Babyoye founder Sanjay Nadkarni the country head. Nadkarni took charge of his new assignment on the first of August, according to his profile update on professional networking p...

31 August, 2016 | More »

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Doctors networking app Curofy appoints former LimeRoad exec as product head

Gurgaon-based 911 India Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, which operates networking app for doctors Curofy, has appointed former LimeRoad executive Abhishek Sharma as vice president of products. Sharma will be responsible for user experience, Curofy said in a statement. The appointment is likely to fast-track Cu...

30 August, 2016 | More »