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Confused about Navratris? Let these startups figure it out for you

Festivals mean being with the family, mouthwatering food, sweets and performing religious rituals or havans at home. The havans and prayers can, however, be nerve-wracking for many who don’t know much about auspicious timings, which prayers to conduct on a particular day and where to find a pandit...

27 September, 2016 | More »

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Why Indian angel investors are backing startups from the US to Estonia

In June last year, Estonian startup Comfee raised seed funding from a group of investors that included India’s Dewang Neralla, a former director at Financial Technologies India Ltd who backed the venture as part of the Cross Borders Angels (CBA) network. Comfee, now called FlipFlic, makes a solar-...

26 September, 2016 | More »

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How a Facebook community grew into a 50,000-strong network for mothers

A graphic designer by profession, Ruchita Dar Shah worked in the advertising industry for nine years. Being married to an ex-banker, however, meant considerable travel and breaks in her career (Ms Shah happens to be the spouse of Manish Shah, co-founder and CEO of BigDecisions.com, a company owned b...

20 September, 2016 | More »

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Facebook, Uber investors smell an opportunity in India’s fish market

In March this year, an early investor in Facebook and an early investor in Uber, along with six others, wrote the first cheque for Freshtohome.com Pvt. Ltd, an online fish delivery startup set up just a few months before. Freshtohome co-founder and CEO Shan Kadavil would not reveal the exact amount ...

14 September, 2016 | More »

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Behind a successful entrepreneur is a mentor

A good idea and the zeal to start up is not all that makes successful entrepreneurs. Finding investors doesn’t complete the story either. Having a good mentor to lean on at times when one has more questions than answers, when doubts cast a shadow on the soaring enthusiasm, when one wants to celebr...

5 September, 2016 | More »

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Kunal Bahl, Rohit Bansal highest paid among Indian unicorn executives

Their corporate babies may have scaled the milestone of $1 billion valuation but founders of most tech ‘unicorns’ in India are modestly paid folks. However, thanks to some generous stock options, a few founders have made it to the list of the highest-paid executives in the country. TechCircle pi...

24 August, 2016 | More »

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E-commerce companies take the subscription model to build business

A loyal set of customers is every enterprises’ ultimate goal. More so in case of consumer-facing internet businesses where the number of buyers is small though growing. Internet startups are toying with various ideas to build a committed base of customers and many of them have chosen subscriptions...

9 August, 2016 | More »

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Hunger deaths don’t deter fund flow to food startups

The hunger for a small pie of the large food genre continues to inspire startup entrepreneurs as well as investors. In the week ended August 4, at least four food startups, two among them in the dreaded food-tech genre that saw heavy casualties in the past eight to 10 months, got a thumbs up from [&...

8 August, 2016 | More »

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Why Big Bazaar tied up with Paytm

Kishore Biyani has been extremely critical of the business model followed by e-commerce companies in the past. The founder and group CEO of one of India’s largest organised retailer Future Group, however, cannot close his eyes to the potential of e-commerce and the ever-growing base of custome...

5 August, 2016 | More »

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This for That, a platform for women in constant search of newness

Tanya rummages through her wardrobe every morning for clothes to wear for the day. Her life comes to a standstill as she struggles to break the monotony, and snap out of boredom but cannot, given the same old clothes and colours in her stock. Shopping regularly is not an option as it burns a huge [&...

4 August, 2016 | More »