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Online price comparison venture MySmartPrice adds offline retailers

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MySmartPrice.com, owned and operated by Hyderabad-based MySmartPrice Web Technology Pvt Ltd, a product discovery and online price comparison shopping platform, has added an offline price comparison service for mobile stores in its home city. It has tied up with over 300 offline mobile stores in Hyde...

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Microsoft Ventures unveils new accelerators for late-stage startups

Microsoft Ventures India, which runs an India-focused early-stage startup accelerator programme, has launched two new accelerator programmes to help later stage startups. Called Accelerator Plus and Scale Up, the incubator has already shortlisted close to a dozen startups for the two programmes. The...

5 March, 2015 |More »

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Jobs search & resume building app Super Jobs acquires SaaS startup Viraltrics

Mumbai-based Super Jobs Pvt Ltd, the company behind jobs search & resume building app under the same brand, has acquired SaaS startup Viraltrics Inc for an undisclosed sum, as per a company statement. As per the deal, Bhavna Muraleedharan, founder of Viraltrics has joined Super Jobs as co-found...

4 March, 2015 |More »

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Furniture e-tailer Customfurnish.com raises $2.5M from SIDBI, others

Hinshitsu Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, which runs a Hyderabad-based custom-made furniture e-tailer startup Customfurnish.com, has raised Rs 16 crore ($2.5 million) from a group of individual investors besides Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), a top company executive said. The investors i...

4 March, 2015 |More »

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Mobile-first offline deals app Niffler raises $1M from SAIF Partners

Mumbai-based Niffler Labs Pvt Ltd which owns and operates, a mobile-first startup which offers deals from offline players, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding from early stage investor SAIF Partners. The money will be used for expansion and technology enhancement. The startup was found...

4 March, 2015 |More »

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Data platform for mobile marketing Vserv raises $15M from Maverick Capital & IDG

Mumbai-based smart data platform for mobile marketing Vserv, has raised $15 million (Rs 91 crore) from hedge fund Maverick Capital Ventures and existing investor IDG Ventures, as per a company statement. Techcircle.in has first reported that Vserv is in talks to raise $15 million in its Series B f...

3 March, 2015 |More »

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Dating startup TrulyMadly raises $5.5M in Series A round from Helion & Kae Capital

Truly Madly Matchmakers Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates dating site TrulyMadly.com and pushes itself as a mobile-first venture, has raised around $5.6 million (Rs 35 crore) in its Series A round of funding from early stage investors Helion Venture Partners and Kae Capital, the company said on Monda...

2 March, 2015 |More »

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Ola buys TaxiForSure for $200M in cash and stock deal

Online cab booking service Olacabs.com run by Mumbai-based ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd, has acquired Bangalore-based Serendipity Infolabs Pvt Ltd, which runs rival service TaxiForSure for $200 million (Rs 1,240 crore) in a cash and stock deal, as per a company statement. The breakup of the cash compone...

2 March, 2015 |More »

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IIT Bombay’s startup incubator SINE’s CEO Ajeet Khurana quits, to float own venture

Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (SINE) chief executive Ajeet Khurana has quit the organisation within five months to set up his own venture. He had joined the company in September last year. There is no interim CEO or replacement for now. SINE will be headed by its Poyni Bhatt. ̶...

2 March, 2015 |More »

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Budget almost a non-event for startups; service providers slapped with higher tax

The Union Budget was as good as a non-event for the bustling startup ecosystem and the Finance Minister blissfully ignored any mention of the ambitious Rs 10,000 crore startup fund-of-fund he talked about just last July. Instead he talked about plans to set up an incubation programme called Self-Emp...

28 February, 2015 |More »

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