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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 »

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Supr Daily raises $120K from US-based accelerator Y Combinator

Mumbai-based daily consumables startup Supr Daily has raised $120,000 from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator after it was selected as one the 12 Indian startups for the winter batch of the programme. The startup is also part of Y Combinator’s three-month mentorship programme, which ends th...

8 March, 2017 | More »

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Exclusive: Car repair aggregator BookServicing raises seed funding

StatSoft Technologies Pvt Ltd-run online car servicing platform BookServicing has raised Rs 20 lakh ($30,000) in seed funding from the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), a government arm that promotes tech enterprises. “The funds will be used for developin...

7 March, 2017 | More »

Liv.Ai wants to make voice recognition in local languages easier

How Liv.Ai is helping machines talk to Indians in their mother tongue

For those not comfortable in English, using messaging platforms can be a tedious task. There are phones these days that integrate regional language keyboards in the operating system, but ever tried stringing together a five-line sentence in Punjabi? Hunting the correct ‘maatras’ on the cumbersom...

7 March, 2017 | More »

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Blockchain-enabled gifting platform Easter Egg raises $400K seed investment

Easter Egg, a blockchain-enabled gifting platform, has raised $400,000 in its initial round of funding from Singapore-based early stage investment firm Wealthy Ideas, a company executive told VCCircle. The startup will use the funds to expand to other geographies, Easter Egg’s co-founder and chief...

7 March, 2017 | More »

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd has picked up a minority stake in Bangalore-based media tech company Zapr Media Labs, a press statement issued by the firm stated. The two companies will be working together to create technology to help brands better understand mobile audiences, ...

7 March, 2017 | More »