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BHIVE funding fiasco – Are there any lessons for startup entrepreneurs?

Friday, March 10, 2017 | More »

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The road outside the BHIVE Workspace office was teeming with cricket fans at around 4 pm on 7 March as they waited excitedly for the return of the Indian team to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where it was staying, after a win against Australia in a test match. The mood inside the BHIVE office was in [&hel...

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Why FbStart is worth a look for startups looking to jump-start their journey

Ask the startup folks, and they will tell you how tricky the first couple of years are—challenges are aplenty, capital is scarce, firefighting is perpetual and chaos is the order of the day. Besides, there is constant pressure to secure funding, a problem that seems to become even more daunting as...

22 February, 2017 | More »

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We went through near-death experience many times, says Nutanix founder

Though Dheeraj Pandey is fairly well known and connected among the who’s who of the tech industry, he hit headlines in his home country only late last year. Cloud computing firm Nutanix, which Pandey co-founded seven years ago in Silicon Valley, exceeded market expectations during its Nasdaq d...

21 February, 2017 | More »

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How payments firm Oxigen is charting a different route to growth

Payment services provider Oxigen Services India Pvt Ltd plans to strengthen its core offline business and expand its digital offerings, as it looks to grow steadily and without burning a hole in its pockets. The company, majority-owned by South Africa’s Blue Label Telecoms Ltd, also aims to tap in...

15 February, 2017 | More »

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With UberEATS, is Uber biting off more than it can chew?

Online food delivery is a tricky space for Indian startups, what with intense competition, wafer-thin margins and a funding drought that shows no signs of a let-up. So it was a bit of a surprise when San Francisco-based Uber, the world’s biggest startup by valuation, announced last week that i...

30 January, 2017 | More »

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elth.ai looks to disrupt med-tech market with AI

elth.ai, owned by Bengaluru-based HCFAB Health Technologies Pvt Ltd, is an artificial intelligence-based med-tech startup that aims to solve health problem discovery and the absence of a 24×7 medical adviser. Founded by Srinath Akula, an IIM-Indore alumnus who worked with Flipkart earlier, and dent...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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Chandrasekarans in startup world: It’s resolve, not the IIT-IIM tag, that matters

The elevation of Tata lifer N Chandrasekaran as chairman of India’s most revered corporate group—the $103-billion salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Sons—begs the much-debated question: Does one’s college pedigree matter? Corner offices at top business houses, both in India and abroa...

13 January, 2017 | More »

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Not sure where to go on your next date? Head to CherishX

It was a regular day for Anika Agarwal, a communication designer. As usual, she was browsing through Facebook and came across an advertisement. She would typically not pay much attention to such ads, except this time it caught her eye. It promised discovery, personalisation and booking of activities...

6 January, 2017 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Challenging year for India’s unicorns

The internet and tech unicorns that sprung up in the recent years have inspired the entrepreneurial spirit among the country’s youth. They attracted billions of dollars of foreign capital and triggered the rise of hordes of startups. The good run in terms of expanding customer base, successive rou...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Layoffs at Indian Internet businesses touch 10,000

Since August 2015, when the first signs of a funding slowdown emerged in the Indian startup ecosystem, around 10,000 people, who have been part of domestic internet firms, have lost jobs, according to a Techcircle analysis. While vulnerability of jobs at startups is not unusual, Indian internet busi...

21 December, 2016 | More »

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