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How Preksh takes the online shopper on a virtual tour of her favourite brick-and-mortar store

Do you at times feel you are leafing through a shopping catalogue when you are browsing through your favourite e-commerce portal? Do you find the listings too staid and the product photos all stacked the same way? While you do appreciate the convenience of online shopping, the fun of discovering som...

2 June, 2016 | More »

fitness

Five fitness apps that help you stay hale and hearty

Payal Kadakia-founded ClassPass Inc. was perhaps the first to offer unlimited fitness classes at some of the trendiest studios around the world for a flat fee. The US-based startup has today changed the way people choose to work out. In India, too, several entrepreneurs have followed in her footstep...

30 May, 2016 | More »

startups

Have Indian startups lost their charm for Silicon Valley hires?

If last year saw top tech executives in Silicon Valley being wooed by startups here, this year saw many of them quitting these Indian internet companies. While some were disenchanted by the startup environment in India, many were inspired to become entrepreneurs themselves. Snapdeal’s chief pr...

28 May, 2016 | More »

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Are Silicon Valley hires finding India too hot to handle?

Last year, bringing home top talent was the recurrent theme in the Indian startup community. Startups were the toast of the town, and flush with investor money, were convincing Indian talent to leave their jobs at top tech companies in Silicon Valley and return home. But the honeymoon seems to have ...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Pankaj Vermani, CEO, Clovia

How Clovia plans to go after customers in tier 2/3 cities with an omni-channel strategy

Online lingerie retailer Clovia is focusing on tier 2 and 3 cities as it tries to carve out a niche for itself in the Indian lingerie market. Realising that 60% of its sales are coming from tier 2 and 3 cities, the platform is coming out with new products and designs based on customer feedback [&hel...

17 May, 2016 | More »

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Love in the time of disability, the Inclov way

Movies, books, internet are all abuzz with dating tips, making it clear that finding your significant other is not an easy business. Throw in a disability, and dating becomes virtually impossible. Add to that the social realities of India, you can forget about ever finding that special someone. Howe...

16 May, 2016 | More »

1: Praveer Kochhar (Shouut), 2 & 3: Co-founders Satish Mani & Manish Chopra (Little), 4 & 5: Co-founders Samik Sarkar & Shashank Agnihotri (Zakoopi), 6 & 7 & 8: Co-founders Amit Koshal, Rishi Batra, Amit Sharma (Fashalot), 9: Danish Ahmed (Shopsity)

Why startups are making a beeline for the online-to-offline space

End-of-season sales were once known for eager shoppers lining up at store doors early in the morning to get the best bargains. In the last couple of years, however, the crowds have thinned out. Customers now prefer to buy online, attracted by the frequent discounts offered by e-commerce stores. It i...

12 May, 2016 | More »

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Will Coastered’s emotional pitch get it friends?

A new social platform promises to bring back the emotions into messaging. Called Coastered, it promises not only to trigger an emotional response from the friend whom you pinged, oops, coastered, it also gets the two of you to act on your emotions, in the real world. A cross between a dating app and...

2 May, 2016 | More »

Fitard

It pays to be fit, promises the Fitard app

Ever signed up for a fitness programme and then quit within days? You had your reasons – bad weather, too expensive, too busy a schedule – but deep down you knew you weren’t motivated enough to stick to the gruelling regime. Pankaj Bora and Shubham Goyal, too, had faced the same challenge....

25 April, 2016 | More »

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How sales referral startup Spini plans to tap the MSME segment

You have got information that is valuable to somebody. But you don’t know who would buy that information. Enter Spini, a referral platform that helps sales professionals get leads through people who have access to relevant information and to monetise those leads. “Anybody can log into Spini ...

22 April, 2016 | More »