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Asuka Holdings, existing investors back real estate firm Property Share

Bangalore-based Property Share, which offers investors fractional ownership of properties, has raised an undisclosed amount in a fresh round of investment led by Japanese venture capital investor Asuka Holdings, Kunal Moktan, founder and chief executive of the startup told VCCircle. Existing investo...

10 March, 2017 | More »

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Ideaspring makes its second bet on enterprise networking startup Lavelle Networks

Bangalore-based early stage venture fund Ideaspring Capital has invested $600,000 (Rs 4 crore) in enterprise networking startup Lavelle Networks Pvt Ltd, according to a report by a financial daily. The firm will use the funds to expand its operations and for marketing, Shyamal Kumar, co-founder told...

10 March, 2017 | More »

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AI, B2B dominate startup shortlist for Microsoft Accelerator’s 10th batch

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and business-to-business (B2B) are the dominant themes in the final shortlist to Microsoft’s tenth accelerator batch, with all the 14 startups selected for the programme having at least one of these elements as their product offerings. The startups we...

9 March, 2017 | More »

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AI to be major focus for data science, business intelligence in firms: PwC report

Artificial intelligence will be available for mass adoption in the domains of data science (9.6%) and business intelligence (7.8%) in industries and organisations, a report by consulting firm PwC has stated. The report, titled ‘Artificial Intelligence and Robotics – 2017: Leveraging artificial i...

9 March, 2017 | More »

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Zone Startups launches second cohort of accelerator programme

Mumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups India has launched the second cohort of its empoWer programme aimed at women entrepreneurs in technology businesses, it said in a statement. Launched in April last year, empoWer is backed by the Department of Science and Technology; GIZ, a Ge...

9 March, 2017 | More »

Co-working spaces look to make fat revenues from lean startups

Co-working spaces look to make fat revenues from lean startups

  You are a young entrepreneur running a bootstrapped startup. Capital is precious little and the number of employees fluctuates often. Since you are early-stage, landlords and commercial property-owners are wary of letting out space to you. And, even if they agree, the deposit they seek is log...

9 March, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Flipkart’s Ashish Gupta joins Silicon Valley startup as India engineering head

Former vice president of engineering at Flipkart Ashish Gupta, who quit the Indian e-commerce major in February this year, has joined the Indian arm of US-based cloud enterprise storage startup Rubrik Inc as vice president of engineering. Gupta, who confirmed the development to VCCircle over a telep...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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How two women vaulted over stereotypes to launch a game changer for investors

For all the progress women have made, they remain a rarity in the finance world, partly because of the impression that they are second-best when it comes to crunching numbers, analysing data and understanding the fine nuances that, oftentimes, make all the difference. Women starting up in the financ...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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Kae Capital invests more in parenting startup Parentune

Gurgaon-based Proparent Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs online community of parents Parentune, has raised an undisclosed amount in its second round of funding from existing investor Kae Capital and Singapore-based SEGNEL Ventures, a VC firm that operates in South and Southeast Asia. Parentune will us...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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Mental health platform Juno Clinic bags $1.2 mn from Hexaware, Zodius Capital founders

Mumbai-based Davman Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates Juno Clinic, an online and offline mental health startup, has raised $1.2 million (Rs 8 crore) in pre-Series A funding from a clutch of angel investors, a press statement by the firm said. Others who participated in this round include Atul Nis...

8 March, 2017 | More »