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Why Ronnie Screwvala exited Arre and what it means for the OTT segment

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Ronnie Screwvala, one of India’s best-known media entrepreneurs, has exited digital content platform Arré barely a year after announcing the venture as he feels the segment is in its infancy in India and over-the-top platforms have yet to figure out a viable business model. Screwvala, who set up ...

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Doctor consultation startup DocsApp raises $1.2M from Rebright, others

Doctor consultation app DocsApp has secured seed investment of $1.2 million (Rs 8 crore) from investors led by Japanese venture capital firm Rebright Partners. Early Facebook investors Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan also invested in this round, DocsApp said in a statement. The startup will us...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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Axilor Ventures backs emergency response app MUrgency

MUrgency Inc., which runs an emergency response mobile app, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from early-stage venture fund Axilor Ventures. The funds will be used to develop the brand, recruit talent, augment technology and scale operations, it said in a statement The US-based startup was...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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Why Mauj Mobile added gameplay videos to its Gamesbond store

Do you want to know what moves can help you win a mobile game? Or whether a particular mobile game is engrossing enough to invest your time and money? In a world where there are hundreds of mobile games, each claiming to be more challenging and fun than the other, how do you find the [...]...

27 April, 2016 | More »

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Micro-delivery startup Milkbasket raises $500K from EVC, others

Gurgaon-based Aaidea solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.3 crore) in a pre-Series A funding round led by venture capital firm EVC Ventures. Chinese investors Peter Zou, CEO of YeahMobi, and Li Jian, founder of Zhu Dao Investments, also ...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Yatra to integrate cab aggregation with OTA platform; allow users to book Ola, Uber

Online travel agency Yatra.com will now allow users to book cabs from aggregators such as Ola and Uber through its mobile app, as it looks to provide more services to travellers that can add to its revenue. The app will also allow booking of outstation cabs and hiring self-drive cars, Gurgaon-based ...

26 April, 2016 | More »

Fashion

Fashion app Roposo gets $5M in Series B funding from Bertelsmann investment arm

Gurgaon-based Relevant e-solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs fashion discovery app Roposo, has raised $5 million (around Rs 34 crore) in the second leg of its Series-B round from Bertelsmann India Investments (BII). The funds will be used for strengthening its technology backbone, expanding its team, bol...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Fintech startup TranServ raises $15M from IDFC fund, Micromax

Digital payments firm TranServ Pvt Ltd has raised $15 million (Rs 100 crore) in its Series C round of investment led by venture capital fund IDFC SPICE and consumer electronics maker Micromax Informatics Ltd. Existing investors Nirvana Venture Advisors and Faering Capital India Evolving Fund also pa...

26 April, 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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Why VC-backed PepperTap shut its hyperlocal grocery business

Gurgaon-based PepperTap began its online grocery delivery business in late 2014 and quickly expanded to become the third most heavily funded player after BigBasket and Grofers. Its end was equally quick. The startup late last week decided to shut down its main business after months of rapid expansio...

25 April, 2016 | More »

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