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Sumon Chakrabarti, founder & CEO, Foottheball

How this Indian football media startup plans to score over rivals

Sumon K Chakrabarti’s entrepreneurial journey kicked off a year ago while he was watching, what else, a football game. It was on 5 July 2015. Argentina, the South American football powerhouse and home to Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, was playing the perennial underperformer Chile in the final o...

3 August, 2016 | More »

Angels

Scions of industry titans step in as Angels for startups

As startup funding gains ground in India, a new set of investors has begun taking bets on new ideas and enterprises. These are not seasoned investors with years of experience behind them like family offices, Angel or seed fund investors or venture capital firms. On the contrary, these are the young ...

2 August, 2016 | More »

Robo

How robo-advisers are seeking to change the investment management game

Morgan Stanley, one of the largest asset managers in the US, calls them a major threat to financial advisers. Vanguard and Fidelity, the two largest mutual fund companies in the US, have over the past year started offering services to counter them. Now, India is getting a taste of them. Who are they...

26 July, 2016 | More »

Kabali

Rajinikanth’s Kabali rings in rewards for Mobikwik, Foodpanda, Voonik & others

It isn’t only the producers of Kabali that are dancing in joy over the record-breaking success of the film, hordes of startups that launched marketing campaigns riding piggyback on age-defying superstar Rajinikanth, too, are celebrating. For, their decision to tread the much-beaten track of aligni...

25 July, 2016 | More »

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata leads as Flipkart, Snapdeal founders vanish from top angels’ list

Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus at Tata Sons Ltd, is heading the pack of India’s top angel investors so far this year while the founders of Flipkart and Snapdeal are conspicuous by their absence from the list. The 78-year-old Tata, who started investing in startups after retiring as chairman of the ...

7 July, 2016 | More »

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How the nanu app seeks to change the Internet telephony game in India

Telecom operators in India have been at loggerheads with over-the-top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype saying these apps hurt their revenue and use for free the data that the phone companies paid for. Consumers have lapped up these apps to send messages, though rarely for voice calls ...

7 July, 2016 | More »

Delta_T

This gaming startup will turn your neighbourhood into a virtual battleground

Two-and-a-half years ago a startup incubated within Google launched an online role-playing game based on augmented reality. Ingress, the game by Niantic Inc, has clocked 14 million downloads and added 1 million active users since then. A Hyderabad-based startup is now looking to recreate that succes...

17 June, 2016 | More »

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How Meet Around helps find like-minded strangers

Can’t find someone in your neighbourhood who shares the same eclectic tastes as yours? Would like to organise a jam session on the weekend but can’t cobble up a team? Taking German classes but can’t find anyone to converse with? Well, it’s time to check out Meet Around. The w...

10 June, 2016 | More »

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How iBuySell uses reverse auctions to add a zing to online shopping

For every customer who finally makes a purchase from an online marketplace, there are many more who browse through the site and then walk away. Mobile marketplace iBuySell is trying to change that. Targetted at bargain hunters, the e-commerce platform helps vendors sell their inventory at a rapid pa...

7 June, 2016 | More »

Jose Antony and Kaviraj Murugesan, co-founders,  TAPrint

This Kochi-based startup has a solution for firms to retrieve data from dumb machines

Big Data’s biggest challenge is dumb machines. So even when smart companies make business intelligence a top priority, they often need smart devices to sift through random, unstructured data stored in not-so-smart machines. A Kochi-based startup has come up with a solution to address this problem....

6 June, 2016 | More »