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Online stock broker RKSV raises $4M in Series A funding from Kalaari, others

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Mumbai based RKSV Securities India Pvt Ltd, that operates online discount stock brokerage platform RKSV, has raised $4 million (around Rs 27.3 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Kalaari Capital. The round also participation from health care tech firm GVK Davix Technologies Pvt Ltd and other u...


Co-founder B Saikumar acquires controlling stake in digital media startup Arré

Just ahead of the launch of digital media venture Arré, the company’s shareholding pattern has been realigned. B Saikumar, who co-founded Arré with his former colleague at Network18, Ajay Chacko, and media veteran Ronnie Screwvala, has taken a controlling stake in the firm, a company stateme...

12 February, 2016 | More »


Digital payments should be as easy as cash on delivery: Panelists at Techcircle summit

As long as digital payment is not as easy and seamless as cash on delivery, it will continue to play second fiddle, venture capital funds, digital payment solutions providers and e-commerce players agree. Speaking at the concluding session of the two-day Techcircle India E-commerce Summit 2016, pane...

12 February, 2016 | More »


Benedict Hayes to head Sociomantic Labs in India & South East Asia

Berlin-based programmatic advertising solutions provider Sociomantic Labs has appointed Benedict Hayes, former executive vice president of digital marketing firm iProspect, as its managing director for South East Asia and India business. In his role, Hayes will focus on accelerating revenue growth a...

12 February, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Funding crunch compels logistics aggregator Zippon to close operations

Zippon.in, an on-demand logistics aggregator for relocation services, has shut shop as it could not raise fresh funding after a proposed deal to sell out to a larger rival fell through at the eleventh hour. “We have closed down operations, largely because we couldn’t raise an angel round (of fun...

11 February, 2016 | More »

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Ronnie Screwvala-founded UpGrad names Anshul Khandelwal marketing head

UpGrad, an online education startup co-founded by entrepreneur-cum-private investor Ronnie Screwvala, has appointed former Bluestone.com executive Anshul Khandelwal as marketing head. Khandelwal will report to UpGrad managing director Mayank Kumar and would also be responsible for positioning and br...

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Amazon to buy 26% in Tatas-owned publisher Westland

E-commerce giant Amazon Inc has struck a deal to buy a 26 per cent stake in Westland Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Group’s retail firm Trent Ltd and best known as the publisher of Indian authors including novelists Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi. Amazon will pick up the stake for Rs 9.4 crore ($1.4 ...

11 February, 2016 | More »


ShopKirana raises funding from ex-Samsung exec, others

Indore-based Shop Kirana E Trading Pvt Ltd, which runs B2B platform ShopKirana connecting individual retailers with suppliers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Atul Jain, former senior vice president of Samsung global headquarters and food tech startup Hola Chef’s founder Anil Gelr...

11 February, 2016 | More »


Decoding TRAI’s ruling on net neutrality

On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a regulation and associated explanatory memorandum prohibiting discriminatory tariff for data services. This has elicited interest and responses from all over the world. We watched the Facebook stock price curiously over that per...

11 February, 2016 | More »


News Corp Australia to buy majority stake in Thailand’s DIAKRIT

News Corp Australia has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Thailand-based digital real estate marketing firm DIAKRIT International Ltd for an undisclosed amount. DIAKRIT was established in 2001 in Sweden but now has its headquarters in Bangkok. It also has offices in the US, Sweden, Norway and De...

11 February, 2016 | More »

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