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YouWeCan backs startup behind mobile marketplace for beauty & wellness services Vyomo

YouWeCan Ventures, a new early-stage venture fund floated by cricketer Yuvraj Singh, has made its debut investment by investing an undisclosed amount in a startup currently building its apps for a mobile marketplace for beauty and wellness services under the brand Vyomo , it said on Monday. The st...

20 April, 2015 |More »

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Cricket World Cup breaks digital viewership records, sets stage for ad spending to shift to apps

With 14 million downloads and a combined audience of 87 million unique users between Starsports.com website and its Hotstar app, it appears India’s sports-viewing has quietly turned the corner when it comes to digital usage. “Success in the last two months has given us confidence that India is...

17 April, 2015 |More »

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Exclusive: Mobile apps & games developer Robosoft raises $12M from Ascent, Kalaari

Robosoft Technologies Pvt Ltd, a third party mobile app developer as well as publisher of its own mobile games, has raised $12 million (Rs 75 crore) in what is a Series B round led by private equity firm Ascent Capital. The round also saw existing investor Kalaari Capital bring in more money, a top ...

17 April, 2015 |More »

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Ola raises $400M Series E round from DST, GIC, Falcon Edge & others; valued at $2.4B

Mumbai-based ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs online cab booking service Ola (formerly Olacabs), has raised $400 million (Rs 2,495 crore) in its Series E round of funding led by Russian investment firm DST Global, it said on Thursday. Other new investors include GIC and Falcon Edge Capital. Soft...

16 April, 2015 |More »

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Behind the scenes story of Snapdeal’s FreeCharge acquisition

It all started when Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal, called his namesake, Kunal Shah, co-founder of FreeCharge, for a meeting. Shah, who co-founded FreeCharge along with Sandeep Tandon in 2010, had dealt with Snapdeal executives as part of the business. FreeCharge offers mobile-recharging...

16 April, 2015 |More »

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Mobile-only local services marketplace TaskBob raises $1.2M from Orios and Mayfield

Mumbai based startup Crenovative Ideas Pvt. Ltd, which runs a mobile-only home services marketplace under TaskBob, has secured $1.2 million (Rs 7.5 crore) in seed funding led by Orios Venture Partners with participation of Mayfield India, it said on Thursday. The company currently serves in Powai a...

16 April, 2015 |More »

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Mobile-only local services marketplace UrbanClap gets $1.6M from SAIF, Accel & others

Delhi-based UrbanClap Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, which runs a mobile-only marketplace to find local service professionals under the UrbanClap brand, has raised Rs 10 crore ($1.6 million) in seed funding from SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and Snapdeal co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, it sai...

16 April, 2015 |More »

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Google now helps you find your Android phone

If you misplace your Android phone in the car or leave it somewhere around the house, search engine giant Google can now help locate the smartphone. Using Google search on a desktop, users need to type in ‘Find my phone’ and an approximate location of the device will be shown, Google sai...

16 April, 2015 |More »

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Carzonrent buys intra-city ride-sharing startup RidingO

Private equity firm WestBridge Capital-backed Carzonrent India Pvt Ltd, which runs radio cab services besides offering self-drive car rental and fleet management services, has acquired Bangalore-based 42 Solutions Pvt Ltd, which runs a ride sharing app RidingO, for an undisclosed amount, it said. Wi...

16 April, 2015 |More »

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Travel search engine ixigo launches app that aggregates cab information

Delhi-based Le Travenues Technology Pvt Ltd, which runs travel search engine service ixigo.com, has launched a new app named ‘ixigo cabs’ which aggregates cab information and helps Indian travellers find the nearest taxis and cabs around them anywhere in India at the tap of a screen. It searches...

15 April, 2015 |More »