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Meet the five startups picked for PVC Accelerators’ first batch

Early-stage investment firm Peesh Venture Capital (PVC) has announced the first batch of five startup accelerators from the PVC Accelerators programme. Each company selected for the program will receive up to Rs 30,00,000 in funding without having to give up any equity, as per a press statement. PVC...

26 June, 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 »

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Ola begins integrating TaxiForSure service on its own app; starts with hatchbacks

Online cab booking service provider Ola (formerly Olacabs), run by Mumbai-based ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, has begun the process of integrating services of the recently acquired TaxiForSure on its mobile app. As a first step, customers can now book TaxiForSure hatchback cabs directly from the Ola app...

25 June, 2015 |More »

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A look at the four promising startups showcased at Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015

At Techcircle Mobile Forum 2015, four promising startups showcased their solutions. These young firms offer services around hyperlocal solutions, kids entertainment and holidays. The session was powered by Nasscom 10,000 Start-ups. Here’s a quick look at the startups: Hungry Bags: This startup...

24 June, 2015 |More »

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Now, an Android app that allows prepaid subscribers to do postpaid-like usage tracking

A new Android app assists prepaid mobile users in curtailing unexpected balance deductions by generating something similar to an itemised usage bill on the handset itself. Bangalore-based Mubble, run by Mubble Networks Pvt Ltd, intimates users of charges incurred after every call, SMS or data sessio...

24 June, 2015 |More »

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Paytm parent One97 adds top WhatsApp and Inmobi executives to its board

Mobile commerce and virtual wallet property Paytm has appointed WhatsApp’s global business head Neeraj Arora, InMobi founder Naveen Tewari and Facebook’s first woman engineer Ruchi  Sanghvi  to its board of directors. “Ruchi, Neeraj and Naveen all come with tremendous internet commer...

24 June, 2015 |More »

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Singapore-based crowdsourced sales referral & leads generation startup Spini raises $750K from Walden to enter India

Spini, a Singapore-based crowdsourced sales referral and leads generation startup, has raised S$1 million (around $750,000 or Rs 4.7 crore) in its first round of funding from venture capital firm Walden International to mark its foray into the Indian market. The fund raised would be primarily utilis...

23 June, 2015 |More »

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Carrier billing is critical for developing mobile gaming market in India

India is already a large market for mobile gaming.  A recent report put the number of mobile gamers in India north of 130 million users of the total 223 million odd mobile internet users in India.  But the level of monetisation is still quite low with the same report saying that only approximately...

23 June, 2015 |More »

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Chat-based concierge startup Goodservice secures $1.6M funding from Sequoia Capital

Goodservice, an on-demand chat based concierge app, has raised $1.6 million (Rs 10 crore) in seed funding from Sequoia Capital, the company said on Tuesday. Goodservice, which is run by Goodservice Labs Pvt Ltd, plans to use the funds to invest in technology and for expanding operations. “All that...

23 June, 2015 |More »

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Online recharge and mobile wallet app MobiKwik hits 10M downloads on Android

Gurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which runs online recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik.com, has clocked over 10 million downloads on the Android platform, the company said in a press statement. MobiKwik, which has over 17 million mobile wallet users presently across Andro...

19 June, 2015 |More »