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500 Startups, others back concierge services firm Wishup

Wishup, a chat-based concierge services startup, has secured seed funding from 500 Startups, former Rocket Internet managing director Mato Peric and TracxnLabs. A number of unnamed investors also put money in the firm through TracxnSyndicate, an angel network set up by startup data analytics firm Tr...

12 January, 2016 | More »

Zomato

Zomato shuts down online food ordering service in four cities

Gurgaon-based restaurant listing and services firm Zomato is shutting down its online food ordering service in four cities—Lucknow, Kochi, Indore and Coimbatore—reflecting the challenges consumer internet players in the country are facing. Zomato that competes with Foodpanda, among others, in th...

11 January, 2016 | More »

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Ride-sharing startup 360Ride raises $150K in seed funding

Bangalore-based 360Cabs Software Services Pvt Ltd, which runs people-to-people (P2P) powered free ride sharing platform 360Ride, has raised $1,50,000 (around Rs 1 crore) in seed funding from an unnamed Delhi-based investor. The funds will be utilised to expand its marketing and promotional campaign,...

8 January, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: ConfirmTKT raises $250K from Venture Catalysts

Train ticket discovery platform ConfirmTKT has received funding of $250,000 (around Rs 1.7 crore) from investment platform Venture Catalysts. Venture Catalysts’ angels including Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, Anirudh Damani, Anand Ladsariya, Sanjay Mehta and Krishna Jhujhunwala led the round, whi...

8 January, 2016 | More »

Melorra

Mobile-only jewellery e-tailer Melorra raises $5M from Lightbox

Online jewellery retailer Melorra has raised $5 million (around Rs 33.4 crore) from venture capital firm Lightbox Ventures. The funds will be utilised to develop the company’s technology, marketing and acquiring talent. Bangalore-based August Jewellery Pvt Ltd, which runs Melorra, has entered the ...

8 January, 2016 | More »

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What does Netflix’s entry mean for other internet TV companies in India

So far Indian audiences have been able to watch only a handful of Netflix original content. That is now going to change with the US on-demand video streaming service entering India. But as Indian viewers lap it up, the bigger question is what does the entry of this internet TV network giant mean for...

7 January, 2016 | More »

Bhavin-Turakhia

How Bhavin Turakhia is trying to disrupt corporate meal voucher business

Serial tech entrepreneur Bhavin Turakhia’s digital payments platform Zeta has rolled out its first product – Zeta Meal Vouchers –which aims to provide employees access to corporate meal vouchers at the click of an app. “The corporate benefits and expense management is Zeta’s fi...

7 January, 2016 | More »

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Times Internet buys news curation app Viral Shots

Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of media company Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), has acquired Gurgaon-based Viral Shots for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Shalini Tewari and Kumar Apurva, Viral Shots is a micro content mobile app that curates stories from over 300 social and web destin...

7 January, 2016 | More »

Myly

Ed-tech startup Myly raises $100K in seed funding

Jaipur-based EduCommerce Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs mobile-based education startup Myly, has raised $100,000 (about Rs 67 lakh) in seed funding from Newbie Promoter Pvt Ltd. The funds will be used primarily for customer acquisition, the startup said in a statement. It is also planning to rais...

7 January, 2016 | More »

Sensara

TV remote app Sensara gets funds from ex-Google executive, Bangalore firm

Bangalore-based Sensara India Pvt Ltd, the developer of an app that enables smartphones to function like TV remotes, has raised an undisclosed amount in early-stage funding from former Google India executive Lalitesh Katragadda and little-known Bangalore firm Gana Yantrika Systems Pvt Ltd. “In...

6 January, 2016 | More »