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Exclusive: Paying salary for AskMe staff is management’s responsibility, says Astro

Malaysia’s Astro Group, the controlling stakeholder in the defunct ecommerce firm AskMe, has put the onus to pay employees and vendors on the company management led by chairman Sanjiv Gupta. Astro has been under fire from Gupta and other employees of AskMe for not transferring funds as per its com...

27 September, 2016 | More »


Ola expands ride-sharing service to three more cities

Cab-hailing startup Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, said on Monday it is expanding its ride-sharing service Ola Share to three more cities. By starting services to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, Ola Share will be available in 10 cities across India, the company said. TechCircle had recentl...

26 September, 2016 | More »


App-based mothers’ network First Moms Club gets funding from Idea Wave Labs

Singapore-headquartered technology startup incubator Idea Wave Labs has picked up a minority stake in Mumbai-based First Moms Club (FMC), an app-based network of mothers. Chris George, country representative for Idea Wave, said in a statement that the company will work with FMC founder Ruchita Dar S...

23 September, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Uber’s bike share service UberMoto goes cold in Ahmedabad

Is Uber’s bike-share service UberMoto facing viability issues in Ahmedabad? By the looks of it, it is. TechCircle tried to book UberMoto using various locations in Ahmedabad, at different times of the day, for two days (Thursday and Friday), but it showed ‘no motos available.’   Not ready...

23 September, 2016 | More »


Parenting app ParentLane gets funding from Cloudnine Hospitals’ co-founder

ParentLane, an app-based social platform for babycare and parenting, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Cloudnine Hospitals’ co-founder and managing director Rohit MA. Rohit made the funding through his personal investment arm, Capier Investments. His other investments include ...

23 September, 2016 | More »


Apple ties up with Flipkart, Infibeam for online iPhone7 sale in India

Technology giant Apple Inc has partnered with Indian ecommerce major Flipkart for the sale of its recently launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphone series. As part of the tie-up, Flipkart will source the phones directly from Apple, unlike in previous years when it sourced the phones from third...

23 September, 2016 | More »


New mental healthcare app seeks to alleviate depression, anxiety

Even as good health remains the core of modern day existence, mental health is usually not considered an issue to be taken up on priority. The result is depression, anxiety and stress have become silent killers of the day. 36% of Indians are likely to suffer from depression at some point of their li...

23 September, 2016 | More »


Ola, Uber, bike-taxi startups seek clarity in norms, easy licensing rules

Cab-hailing startups Ola and Uber as well as a number of bike-taxi startups on Thursday sought greater clarity on regulations governing the sector and ease in licencing requirements at a meeting with central government officials. Sanjay Mitra, the secretary of road transport and highways ministry, c...

22 September, 2016 | More »


Digital medical journal DailyRounds gets funding from Accel, Asuka Holding

Bengaluru-based DailyRounds Inc, an app-based medical journal for doctors, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Accel India and Asuka Holding of Japan. Existing investors Beenos Partners and Powerhouse Ventures also participated in this round, The Economic Times reported on Thursday, cit...

22 September, 2016 | More »


Mobile gaming startup Flixy Games raises $425K in seed funding

Mobile games publisher Flixy Games Pvt Ltd has raised $425,000 (Rs 2.8 crore) in seed funding from Rebright Partners, a Japan-based venture capital firm. Flixy will use the funds to expand the team, develop art work and hire art contractors, analytics to track user behavior and add servers at the ba...

22 September, 2016 | More »