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TinyOwl

Indian startups cut jobs as funding slows down

“I don’t know what is going to happen now,” said Ankit Agarwal (name changed), a TinyOwl sales person who was sacked last week. His words summarise the predicament of around 1,700 persons who lost jobs in the Indian startups in the last three months. “We got a mail on Tuesday saying there wi...

7 November, 2015 | More »

Food_tech

Food-tech startups get gastric trouble

Until a few months ago food-technology startups were the darlings of investors and attracted millions of dollars in funding. They expanded rapidly and burnt cash in marketing and advertising as they chased customers and market share. And then they got more funding to do the same thing all over again...

4 November, 2015 | More »

Raghav_Bahl

How Network18 founder Raghav Bahl is building a digital media company

Does Raghav Bahl have a Second Act left? Ever since he left Network18 more than a year ago, the first-generation entrepreneur best known for building one of India’s largest media companies has generated considerable public interest. Bahl founded Network18 in 1993 and over time launched an array of...

28 October, 2015 | More »

Pink-City

Software to stone art come together as the Pink City lures startups

Arpit Gupta spoke in quick, nervous spurts as he pitched his business idea to a group of investors; his three partners fidgeting in their seats. The aim is to provide inventory management solutions to small and medium-sized businesses with the help of data analytics, the 20-something said. “Wh...

21 October, 2015 | More »

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How a Japanese has emerged the hero of angel investments in India

The Indian consumer internet boom caught the attention of Hirokazu Mashita—friends call him Hiro—when he came to Bangalore for a conference on mobile internet in September 2014. He spent the next six months to study the startup ecosystem in the country and network among Indian venture investors ...

16 October, 2015 | More »

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Clothist wants men to ‘try and buy’ apparel

The inability to try clothes before you can buy them is one of the biggest drawbacks of online shopping. A startup wants to change this by giving men the opportunity of trying on clothes recommended by designers in the comfort of their homes. Christened Clothist, the startup curates a personalised c...

14 October, 2015 | More »

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‘How India Lives’ aims to be the Google for statistics

Today, we conclude our series on Indian startups vying to secure a semi-finalist spot at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive conference to be held on October 19-21 in Laguna Beach, California. However, subscriber and readers of VCCircle/Techcircle.in will continue to get a ringside view of the buil...

1 October, 2015 | More »

Stockal

How Stockal taps web chatter to help US stock investors

Today, we profile the fourth Indian startup vying to secure a semi-finalist spot at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive conference to be held on October 19-20 in Laguna Beach, California. WSJDLive brings together an unmatched group of top CEOs, inspirational founders, game-changing pioneers, enterp...

28 September, 2015 | More »

Mithun_Ekbote

Cxex wants to influence your online shopping with analytics

Today, we profile the third out of six Indian startups vying to secure a semi-finalist spot at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive conference in Laguna Beach, California. WSJDLive brings together an unmatched group of top CEOs, inspirational founders, game-changing pioneers, enterprising investors ...

24 September, 2015 | More »

Sanjay_Singhal

Startups must ‘shamelessly’ communicate their differentiator

Only 10-15 per cent of all startups make it big. Executives who quit well-paying jobs to start their own venture need to strategise and execute well if they wish to be in this small bracket. A startup should refrain from disproportionately allocating resources. It should map customer requirements fr...

22 September, 2015 | More »