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China-based Cyber Carrier invests in healthcare startup MyDermacy

Health startup MyDermacy has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Chinese venture capital firm Cyber Carrier, a statement issued by the company said. The investor has acquired 15-18% stake in the company. The round also saw participation from MyDermacy’s existing investors, the statement a...

14 March, 2017 | More »

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Weekly roundup on startup funding

As many as 13 startups received angel/seed and venture capital in the week gone by. In the biggest deal of the week, Mumbai-based gadget repair service provider Pickme E-Solutions raised $1.8 million in a fresh round of investment from SIDBI Venture Capital. Among other deals, Hyderabad-based phone ...

14 March, 2017 | More »

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Karnataka govt announces $1.5 mn fund for women entrepreneurs

In a move that would give a fillip to entrepreneurship among women, the Karnataka government announced a $1.5 million (Rs 10 crore) Idea2POC (idea to proof of concept) fund on International Women’s Day, a statement issued by the state government said. Priyank Kharge, the state minister for  IT (i...

10 March, 2017 | More »

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Realty consultancy Coldwell acquires property portal Favista

Real estate consultancy firm Coldwell Banker India Pvt Ltd has acquired property search site Favista.com in an all-stock deal, the company said in a statement. Favista’s assets, IP and employees will become part of Coldwell. The realty broking firm’s brokerage arm will also be absorbed by the co...

10 March, 2017 | More »

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BHIVE funding fiasco – Are there any lessons for startup entrepreneurs?

The road outside the BHIVE Workspace office was teeming with cricket fans at around 4 pm on 7 March as they waited excitedly for the return of the Indian team to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where it was staying, after a win against Australia in a test match. The mood inside the BHIVE office was in [&hel...

10 March, 2017 | More »

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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 »