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DIY e-com platform KartRocket raises $2M from Nirvana, 500 Startups, Beenos

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Delhi-Based BigFoot Retail Solutions Pvt Ltd, the startup behind KartRocket.com, a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-commerce platform for Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) and retailers, has raised $2 million in its Series A round of funding, led by Nirvana Venture Advisors, an India-focused early-st...

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Info Edge infuses over $2M more into Canvera, Happily Unmarried

Info Edge (India) Ltd, which runs a slew of consumer internet properties such as Naukri, 99acres, Jeevansathi and Shiksha, has infused Rs 10 crore ($1.64 million) more into Bangalore-based online photography startup Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd. The investment was done through optionally co...

22 October, 2014 |More »


A call to action for better board governance of strategy

“Where was the Board of Directors?” That is one of the questions I am asked most frequently.  And it’s a good one.  Readers, and audiences, wonder how a well-educated and experienced Board could allow a company – like Blockbuster, Hostess, Radio Shack, Sears, Circuit City and Blackberry, t...

22 October, 2014 |More »


Philips, GE Healthcare going big on Connected Healthcare R&D in India

Engineers from Philips Innovation Labs and GE Healthcare in Bangalore are experimenting with mobility platforms and healthcare which will come to life in India soon in the form of a connected medical world. Both companies are spending close to $70-100 million each a year on R&D, to make connecte...

22 October, 2014 |More »


Jabong shifting to almost three times bigger corporate office, to increase employee strength by 30% by March

Rocket Internet-incubated lifestyle e-tailer Jabong.com is all set to move its corporate office to one that will be almost three times its current size. Located in Gurgaon, the company’s corporate office is around 60,000 square feet in size. In comparison, the new office (also in Gurgaon) will be ...

22 October, 2014 |More »


Real estate focused social networking site Qluto enables buyers to know a property better before purchasing it

To do away with brokers while purchasing a property is a dream most home buyers have, but hardly any property classifieds player offers such a privilege to its customers. To solve this pain point, first time entrepreneur Vaibhav Bhati is all set to launch a social networking site for the real estate...

22 October, 2014 |More »


TC Roundup: Google acquires Firebase to help developers build better real-time apps

Google acquires Firebase to help developers build better real-time apps: Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 regis...

22 October, 2014 |More »


Bookpad discontinues support to flagship product Docspad; acquisition by Yahoo now official

Bookpad Inc, which enabled customers to preview, edit and manage any documents on the cloud, has discontinued support for its flagship product Docspad. This follows a formal announcement on the acquisition of the company by Yahoo. The firm also has a separate product Slidepad in beta testing phase c...

21 October, 2014 |More »

Excl: Online second-hand bookseller NoteMyBook raises seed funding

Mumbai-based NoteMyBook Pvt Ltd, the startup behind NoteMyBook.in, an online store for second-hand books for engineering students, has received an undisclosed sum in seed funding from Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology (VESIT), an engineering college based out of the city, a ...

21 October, 2014 |More »


Zomato expands to Canada, unveils new look, to invest $10M in a year

Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, owner of the restaurant, event listing & review site Zomato.com , has expanded to North America by launching its operations in Toronto (Canada). Zomato said in a statement that it will cover over 11,000 restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area and the services ...

21 October, 2014 |More »

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