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Aloke Bajpai

Now is the best time for entrepreneurs to flourish in India’s tech space: ixigo co-founder and CEO Aloke Bajpai

Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder of travel marketplace ixigo.com, foresees a mobile-only world for all of his company’s newer businesses. With the exception of legacy businesses such as flight and hotel booking, ixigo believes that the company would eventually adopt an app-only approach across...

15 July, 2015 | More »

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Snapdeal is adopting a ‘string of pearls’ product strategy: Anand Chandrasekaran

It has been over three weeks since Anand Chandrasekaran came on board the country’s leading e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal. Just before taking over the chief product officer’s role, Chandrasekaran had exuded confidence that Snapdeal would be a continuation of his entrepreneurial journey...

6 July, 2015 | More »

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Exclusive: We are growing at 40% month-over-month in India: Uber’s head of Asia Eric Alexander

Uber may have had its share of challenges in the Indian market, but the ride sharing app has been growing at over 40 per cent month-over-month here. In fact, Bangalore and Kolkata are some of the fastest growing cities for Uber globally, Eric Alexander, Head of Business, Asia, Uber told Techcircle. ...

25 June, 2015 | More »

Amit-Khanduja

Reliance Games aims for 100M downloads by December, readying sachet pricing to monetise: CEO Amit Khanduja

Amit Khanduja, Reliance Games’ newly appointed CEO, has aggressive plans for the company. He wants the company to have 100 million mobile games download by the year-end compared with 70 million currently. Over the next two years, Khanduja’s vision is to make Reliance Games the top smartphone gam...

8 June, 2015 | More »

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Digital media accelerator Mediahack will begin with 7-8 startups, invest up to $100K in each: HT Media CEO Rajiv Verma

HT Media recently floated an accelerator to nurture entrepreneurs in the digital media and ad-tech space. It has joined hands with US-based investment firm North Base for the platform with an eye on funding about seven to eight ideas in the first batch. The men behind the concept Marcus W. Brauchli,...

1 June, 2015 | More »

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We are shipping over 1L units a month, to hit Rs 100Cr GMV run rate soon: Freecultr CEO

Gurgaon-based lifestyle and apparel e-commerce venture Freecultr was started as an online private label apparel retailer. Besides its own site, the firm also sells products under its brand through third party e-commerce properties and also has franchisee run offline stores. The firm also created a ...

11 May, 2015 | More »

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Startup valuations not crazy: TV Mohandas Pai, Infosys veteran & Aarin Capital’s co-founder

After hanging up his boots at Infosys, where he held several key posts including HR head and CFO besides being a board member, TV Mohandas Pai has become an active investor in startups. He partnered with Manipal group MD Ranjan Pai (not related to each other) to float Aarin Capital, which has so far...

1 May, 2015 | More »

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Restaurant booking is likely to evolve like online travel, say EazyDiner founders

Based out of Delhi, EazyDiner is India’s first restaurant reservation platform that offers expert reviews, curated content, recommendations, special deals, insiders’ tips and reservation services. The platform, started by Vir Sanghvi along with friends in the hotel industry, offers concierge ser...

24 April, 2015 | More »

Mukesh Singh

ZopNow pivoted to zero-inventory model early this year, clocking over 1,000 orders a day: Co-founder & CEO Mukesh Singh

Bangalore-based ZN Retail Pvt Ltd, which runs online grocery property ZopNow, has pivoted its business model from an inventory-based warehousing model to one where it has partnered an offline hypermarket chain and now focuses on the digital consumer interface and handling deliveries. It is in a busi...

21 April, 2015 | More »

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We have 1M registered programmers on our technical recruitment platform: HackerRank co-founder Harishankaran K

Bangalore- and California-based Interview Street Inc. offers a technical recruiting platform for enterprises under the brand name HackerRank and a social platform for coding challenges. It had raised $9.2 million in its Series B round of funding from existing investor Khosla Ventures and US-based VC...

15 April, 2015 | More »