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Self-drive car rental service Zoom secures $8M from Sequoia, others

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Bangalore-based ZoomCar India Pvt Ltd, which runs a membership-based, self-drive car rental service under the brand Zoom, has secured $8 million (around Rs 49 crore) led by Sequoia Capital, as per a company statement. Former Infosys CFO T V Mohandas Pai and Abhay Jain of the Manipal Group among oth...


Personalised student assessment firm Xamcheck gets $1.8M funding from Aspada

Secunderabad-based PI Policy Innovations Pvt Ltd, the company behind Xamcheck, an independent third-party assessment, test design and feedback solution for K-12 schools in India, has secured Rs 11 crore ($1.8 million) in funding from Bangalore-based early stage investor Aspada Investment Company. â€...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Ad revenue boosting tool for web publishers AdPushup raises over $630K via LetsVenture

Delhi- and US-based AdPushup Inc., a startup that provides an A/B testing platform to enable web publishers and bloggers to create & test different ad placement, size and types to optimise their ad revenues, has secured $632,000 in funding from LetsVenture, an online platform that connects sta...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Meet the 4 startups that won the Blackstone LaunchPad challenge

US-based Blackstone LaunchPad, a programme run by Blackstone Charitable Foundation to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path through its co-curricular, experiential and campus program, has awarded grants of up to $25,000 to four startups. These were picked at the programme’s ‘demo da...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Hybrid higher education services provider iNurture raises $5M from Bertelsmann

Bangalore-based iNurture Education Solutions Pvt Ltd, which provides higher education services in the online as well as offline formats, has raised about $5 million (about Rs 30 crore) in fresh funding, led by Bertelsmann India Investments (BII), the strategic investment arm of international media ...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Meet the 5 startups picked for the 2nd batch of Target Corp’s accelerator programme in India

Early this year, Target Corp had launched an accelerator programme in India to help early-stage startups develop ideas that could improve the retail giant’s business and the broader retail industry. Called Target Accelerator Program, it focuses on broad themes, including mobile, content, social, s...

30 October, 2014 |More »


Michael & Susan Dell Foundation puts $2M in virtual classroom solutions co Edutel

Bangalore-based Edutel Technologies Pvt Ltd, a provider of virtual classrooms for students in government and low-fee private schools, has secured Rs 12.4 crore (around $2 million) in funding from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF), a philanthropic organisation launched by Dell founder. Edut...

30 October, 2014 |More »


ShieldSquare uses Big Data analytics to protect online businesses from data theft, eyes Singapore expansion

Data theft is a major concern for online businesses like classifieds sites, news portals, e-commerce marketplaces and online travel agencies (OTAs). The data harvested from these businesses via site-scraping tools is used to illicitly publish valuable information, gain competitor business intelligen...

30 October, 2014 |More »


US-based technology consultant Brillio acquires Indian data analytics firm Marketelligent

US-based technology consultant and software developer Brillio has acquired data analytics startup Marketelligent for an undisclosed amount. Anunay Gupta, co-founder of Bangalore-based Marketelligent confirmed the acquisition, but declined to comment on the size of the deal. “The deal got final...

29 October, 2014 |More »


How a bunch of startups are trying to make a business case for robotics in India

Robotics startups have been mushrooming over the last two years. Why? One may ask and be tempted to think that certain natural and man-made calamities forced the entrepreneurs behind these startups to enter a hitherto unexplored space. To name a few instances, there have been several floods and land...

29 October, 2014 |More »

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