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One funded Indian tech startup shut shop every 10 days this year

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Well begun, as they say, is half done. By that measure, startups that managed to raise funding from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Helion Ventures even before they began to earn revenue would surely have been on the path to success. But, a beginning however great is j...

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Facebook builds on friendship with brands

India is the most strategic and critical market for social media giant Facebook. The importance is, however, not just because the country is home to its second-largest user base with 166 million monthly active users. India is also fast emerging as a critical market for ad revenues for it. Capitalisi...

23 November, 2016 | More »

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A FarmVille of startups

You become a gangster, build your network, fight other gangsters, engage in shoot-outs, do contract-killings, carry out sinister missions, rob and establish your criminal empire. This is how online social game Mafia Wars was played. Mafia Wars was developed by Silicon Valley-based Zynga, the worldâ€...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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How an obscure windmill in Rajasthan is helping an angel investor fund startups

As the large wind turbine—the overarching presence in the sleepy village of Bhopalgarh in interior Rajasthan—rotates, it powers not just the electricity grid in the desert state but also several startups in India’s top cities. The cash from the power generated by this windmill has helped Artha...

3 November, 2016 | More »

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Four Android apps that can help you quit smoking

The graphic visuals on cigarette boxes and advertisements against smoking before movies may put you off but there is a reason why they are posted. Smoking and smokeless tobacco kill nearly 6 million people globally every year, says the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s one death every si...

21 October, 2016 | More »

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Why CarIQ is betting on car owners

Owning a depreciating asset such as a car requires constant maintenance. Going to a service centre means dealing with personnel who do not fully understand automobiles, and most customers tend to get cheated. This is where Sagar Apte and his team spotted an opportunity: instead of asking a service c...

10 October, 2016 | More »

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Not many takers for financial incentives offered by Snapdeal, Flipkart, Amazon to sellers

It turns out that there weren’t enough takers for the financial bonanza lined-up by the country’s largest ecommerce companies, such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon, to lure new vendors on their platforms and facilitate more sales by the existing set. Conversations with a cross-section of small ...

7 October, 2016 | More »

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Startups fight air-pollution through innovative ideas

India has the second highest number of deaths caused due to exposure to air pollution. Air pollution may have been responsible for the death of 600,000 Indians in 2012, a fifth of the 3 million who died worldwide because they were exposed to harmful chemicals in air that are responsible for cardiova...

3 October, 2016 | More »

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From Pune to Sunnyvale, enterprise IT firm Druva’s journey to raising $118 mn

In the less flashy world of enterprise IT, public cloud data backup and recovery firm Druva Inc. has managed to turn the spotlight on itself in a rather short span of time. The company, which was founded in Pune eight years ago and is now based in the US city of Sunnyvale, on Wednesday announced [&h...

29 September, 2016 | More »

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How a former Flipkart director founded his robo-advisory firm

Amar Choudhary’s decision to establish FinAskUs Technologies Pvt Ltd, an automated investment service focused on mutual funds for B2C mass customers, was based on his prior professional experience. As part of his stint at the Boston Consulting Group between 2005 and 2012, Amar Choudhary worked...

28 September, 2016 | More »

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