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How payments firm Oxigen is charting a different route to growth

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | More »

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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...

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

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...

6 December, 2016 | More »

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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 world...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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