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Google’s Rajan Anandan backs premium products platform Smytten

Gurgaon-based Surfboats Solutions Pvt Ltd, which operates online discovery and shopping platform for premium lifestyle offerings called Smytten, has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Google India’s managing director Rajan Anandan. The funds will be used for enhancing user experience, pr...

18 April, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Bike taxi app Rapido vrooms with pre-Series A funding

Bangalore-based Roppen Transportation Services Pvt Ltd has finalised its second round of funding to expand its bike taxi booking platform Rapido. Roppen–which had previously raised funding to expand operations of its other product theKarrier, an online aggregator of mini trucks for intra-city ...

15 April, 2016 | More »

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Salon chain Naturals picks up controlling stake in beauty services startup Vyomo

Salon chain Naturals is investing $15 million (Rs 100 crore) in Vyomo Pte Ltd, a Bangalore-based mobile marketplace for beauty and wellness services. While Vyomo said in a statement it is a Series A investment, given that the venture is being rebranded as Natural @Home, it is seen as a strategic dea...

14 April, 2016 | More »

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Paytm ropes in ex-RBI exec Vipin Surelia for payments bank

In a major move for its proposed payments bank, One97 Communications Pvt Ltd, which runs mobile payments and commerce platform Paytm, has roped in former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy general manager Vipin Surelia as vice president to spearhead its risk and compliance division. Paytm, which rai...

14 April, 2016 | More »

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Oxigen Wallet names former Airtel exec Saleem Mobhani COO

Gurgaon-based payment solutions provider Oxigen Services India Pvt Ltd, which operates Oxigen Wallet, has appointed former Bharti Airtel Ltd executive Saleem Mobhani as its new chief operating officer. Mobhani will be responsible for strengthening the market position of Oxigen Wallet, the company sa...

13 April, 2016 | More »

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Task management app MagicX raises $1M from Kris Gopalakrishnan, others

Bangalore-based Magiclane App Services Pvt Ltd, which operates on-demand task management app MagicX, has raised $1 million (around Rs 6.6 crore) in seed funding from Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan and Dr. Ranjan Pai, MD and CEO of Manipal Education and Medical Group. Sify co-founder R Ramara...

12 April, 2016 | More »

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Uber cuts fares in 10 non-metros to take on Ola

Taxi aggregator Uber has cut fares by up to 22 per cent in 10 non-metro cities including Pune and Ahmedabad, a move that will intensify competition with domestic rival, Ola. While fares have been slashed by 9 per cent in cities like Indore and Nagpur, the same has been cut by 22 per cent in [...]...

12 April, 2016 | More »

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Monetisation a challenge for Indian mobile gaming sector: Nazara CEO

Nazara Technologies recently invested an undisclosed amount in London-based mobile gaming studio TrulySocial. In an interview with Techcircle.in, Manish Agarwal, CEO of Nazara Technologies, explains why his firm invested in the gaming company. Agarwal also shared his thoughts on the Indian mobile ga...

11 April, 2016 | More »

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Nazara invests in British mobile games studio TrulySocial

Mobile entertainment company Nazara Technologies Pvt Ltd has invested an undisclosed amount in London-based mobile games studio TrulySocial as part of its strategy of working with overseas firms looking to enter India’s fast-growing gaming market. London Venture Partners and Drussila Hollanda-Grö...

7 April, 2016 | More »

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Sports goes up close and personal via the mobile

For fans heading out to stadia to watch their favourite teams play, the mobile phone is their best buddy. Whether cricket, soccer or kabaddi loyalists, 70 per cent of fans bring their mobile devices to a stadium for check-ins, making videos and clicking photos, indicating that mobile marketing is a ...

6 April, 2016 | More »