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Deals app Little acquires beauty & wellness startup Stylofie

Little Internet Pvt Ltd, which owns the deals discovery app Little, has acquired beauty and wellness startup Stylofie for an undisclosed amount. Little aims to further penetrate the beauty and wellness segment with this acquisition. “With this acquisition, Little will get access to more than 50,00...

19 January, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Parking solutions app PParkE raises seed round

Bangalore-based Pristech Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs parking solutions app PParkE, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Singapore-based early-stage investment firm SB Ventures, one of its co-founders told Techcircle. Shampa Ganguly, co-founder and CEO, PParkE, said, “We have ...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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Uber India to focus on ride-sharing, localisation in 2017

Ride-sharing and localisation (tweaking the product according to local priorities) will be the top trends shaping India’s cab-aggregation space this year, Uber India’s strategy head Prabhjeet Singh told TechCircle. “Ride-sharing is the future of urban mobility…It enables more...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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elth.ai looks to disrupt med-tech market with AI

elth.ai, owned by Bengaluru-based HCFAB Health Technologies Pvt Ltd, is an artificial intelligence-based med-tech startup that aims to solve health problem discovery and the absence of a 24×7 medical adviser. Founded by Srinath Akula, an IIM-Indore alumnus who worked with Flipkart earlier, and dent...

18 January, 2017 | More »

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ICICI Bank blocks transactions through Flipkart’s PhonePe as turf war looms

In what is a sign of rising competition between large banks and digital wallets over grabbing the retail payment pie, India’s largest private bank, ICICI Bank, has blocked payments by its customers on Flipkart-owned digital wallet PhonePe, citing “security-related” concerns. In an emailed resp...

16 January, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Personality development app Leadburg raises angel funding

Personality development app Leadburg has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding led by former SAP veteran Harsh V. Pant and OpsVeda Asia president and COO Ratheesh Raveendran, a top company executive told Techcircle. Leadburg, run by LeadCap Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd, was founded last year ...

16 January, 2017 | More »

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Wallet cos want us to acquire them, but we don’t see much value: Sunil Bharti Mittal

The payments space in India has been hotting up. Following the government’s high note ban in November, the usage of digital wallets, in particular, has seen an explosion even as industry leader Paytm and FreeCharge look to further capitalise on the opportunity. The entry of BHIM (Bharat Interf...

13 January, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Ed-tech startup Byju’s to acquire gaming apps in US for up to $30 mn

Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s, incorporated as Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd, is scouting for acquisitions in the US to accelerate its international expansion. The company is evaluating a couple of gaming and learning apps that cater to the lower grades, starting from kindergarten. Byju Rave...

12 January, 2017 | More »

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FreeCharge partners Indus OS for direct integration, eyes 6 mn user base

Mobile wallet firm FreeCharge has partnered with Indus OS, India’s second most popular mobile operating system, for direct integration on smartphones using the platform. With the move, FreeCharge expects to tap the 6 million-plus existing Indus OS user base and new users of Indus OS powered-de...

12 January, 2017 | More »

Himmat Singh Padode, chief data scientist, Voonik

Voonik appoints ex-Groupon executive as chief data scientist

Fashion marketplace Voonik has appointed ex-Groupon executive Himmat Singh Padode as its chief data scientist, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Padode was previously leading the data team of coupons firm Groupon, from its Silicon Valley headquarters. He has also worked with companies suc...

12 January, 2017 | More »