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Jugnoo offers auto-rickshaw aggregation service in 22 cities

Exclusive: Jugnoo close to Series C funding round

SoCoMo Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs on-demand delivery services and urban transport aggregator startup Jugnoo, is in advanced talks to raise its Series C round of funding that would give it a medium term investment runway to expand its business. Samar Singla, co-founder and CEO, Jugnoo told Tech...

15 January, 2016 | More »


Social fitness app Fitso gets $200K from Jugnoo CEO, others

Fitso, a social networking app that connects users with similar fitness-related interests, has secured $200,000 (around Rs 1.3 crore) in angel funding from Varun Khurana, former CTO of Grofers, Samar Singla, CEO of Jugnoo and Vinay Bansal, CFO of Wildcraft. Gurgaon-based Jogo Technologies Pvt Ltd, w...

15 January, 2016 | More »

Mobile wallets aim to capture offline market

Outlook 2016: Offline merchants, credit services to be key for mobile wallet business

The year gone by saw payment companies driving transactions through discounts and incentives on their mobile wallets. While Paytm, the biggest player in this segment, claimed that it had notched up more than 100 million users last year, rivals Mobikwik, Citrus and PayUMoney have also witnessed a sur...

14 January, 2016 | More »


Zapr raises funding from Flipkart, Micromax and others

Red Brick Lane Marketing Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs media-tech startup ZAPR, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Flipkart, with participation from Saavn and Micromax and Mu Sigma co-founders – Dhiraj Rajaram and Ambiga Dhiraj. This round also saw participation from existing i...

14 January, 2016 | More »


Zomato starts table reservations with Book

Restaurant discovery and food ordering venture Zomato will now allow users to book restaurant tables online. The company has launched Zomato Book, its new platform for table bookings, in about 500 restaurants across 21 cities globally, it said in a statement. The feature has been incorporated in the...

14 January, 2016 | More »


Carpooling app Orahi gets $520K from IAN

startup joins a host of companies that are coming up with such services after the Delhi government put curbs on private vehicle use to combat pollution. Orahi will use the money to enhance its technology platform, hire staffers and expand operations, the angel network said in a statement. The fundin...

14 January, 2016 | More »


Paytm VP Amit Lakhotia quits

Amit Lakhotia, vice president of payments at One97 Communications Ltd, which runs mobile wallet and e-commerce venture Paytm, has resigned from the company. Lakhotia told Techcircle.in that while he is yet to firm up his plans his priority will be to start his own company. Prior to joining Paytm in ...

14 January, 2016 | More »


What’s new about Flipkart’s universal Windows 10 app

Flipkart, the country’s largest e-tailer, has launched a universal app for the new Windows 10 platform that Microsoft is rolling out to users across the world. The app was in its beta testing phase over the past two months at the Independent Software Vendor Programs at Microsoft, and went live on ...

14 January, 2016 | More »


US-based RoundGlass backs weight loss coaching app Obino

Manna Healthcare Pvt Ltd, which runs weight loss coaching and fitness app Obino, has raised early-stage funding from US-based VC firm RoundGlass Partners. Ritu Srivastava, founder and CEO, said the funds will be used for product development and marketing. Obino was started in August 2012 as a value-...

14 January, 2016 | More »


Social TV will be a major trend in 2016: Twitter’s Viral Jani

From Bigg Boss Season 9 on Colors to Nach Baliye on Star Plus to the Indian Premier League (IPL) and even the Bihar election, Twitter India has it. But no more in the form of text. In the last one year, the social media platform has been quietly pushing social television by allowing broadcasters to ...

13 January, 2016 | More »