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You can now sell used goods on Amazon India

Amazon India has introduced peer-to-peer sales of used goods, wherein a user can sell products on its platform by registering as an individual seller. The pilot is currently operational in Bengaluru. The programme, called ‘pick-pack-and-pay’, comes after Amazon introduced the sales of us...

3 January, 2017 | More »

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Technology and the death of authenticity

I read this article recently ‘What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the Internet’, and it really got me thinking. It is indeed tough to recall just how life was before the Internet, or the cellphone, for that matter. What an amazing testament it is to these technol...

3 January, 2017 | More »

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Alibaba’s impending entry to alter India’s e-commerce landscape

Jack Ma-owned Alibaba will soon open its first India office in Mumbai’s posh business district Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), according to a report in a business daily last week. For this purpose, it has rented 3,221 sq ft of office space at Rs 275 per sq ft per month, the report added. Even on t...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Tax information portal TaxSutra raises third funding round

Pune-based Taxsutra Services Pvt Ltd, which runs tax information portal TaxSutra, has raised Rs 2.5 crore in its third round of funding from existing investors V Balakrishnan and T V Mohandas Pai, former board members and CFOs of Infosys. Former tax head at IT firm Wipro Ltd P V Srinivasan also part...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Inder Sharma: This serial entrepreneur builds businesses to sell

When Inder Sharma bought the domain Hotel.com during the Internet boom in 1996, he was very confident that this would become a big business one day. But, rather than running the site, which offered discounted hotel room reservations, he sold it to Expedia for $7 million in 2002. The reason behind se...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Facebook selects three more Indian startups for FbStart programme

Facebook has picked three more Indian startups namely rental platform SimplyMoveIn, skill-based networking app Skillmate, and social platform for investors and traders Talkoot – for its early-stage startup mentorship programme, FbStart. The startups will receive credits up to $40,000 and free tool...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Kleverkid winds up operations

Online marketplace for tutors Kleverkid, which is backed by Aarin Capital, has halted operations, co-founder Shabnam Aggarwal wrote in her personal blog. “All we had to go on was what the pundits told us: You’re not making enough money fast enough. It was a good question. When I tried to answer ...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Challenging year for India’s unicorns

The internet and tech unicorns that sprung up in the recent years have inspired the entrepreneurial spirit among the country’s youth. They attracted billions of dollars of foreign capital and triggered the rise of hordes of startups. The good run in terms of expanding customer base, successive rou...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Flipkart braves markdowns, Amazon threat

A steep markdown in valuation, series of top-level exits, heightened competition and prolonged funding drought—India’s biggest e-commerce company Flipkart has had a tumultuous year, to put it mildly. In fact, this was the first year since 2011 when investors didn’t infuse any capital into ...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Online lending segment gains traction as over 25 startups emerge in two years

The last two years have seen the emergence of more than 25 startups in the online lending space, and the majority of them also getting funded, according to a TechCircle analysis. In fact, together with payments tech (primarily wallets), which hogged all the limelight recently thanks to the Centre...

30 December, 2016 | More »