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Ola looks to extend market share over Uber with offline cab booking services

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | More »

As the battle for market dominance intensifies in the taxi aggregator services space in the country, home-grown cab-hailing startup Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has introduced a key feature named Ola Offline enabling its users to book cabs without Internet through a text message, the compa...


Uber ramps up hiring in India to gain edge in battle with Ola

Uber Technologies Inc. is rapidly increasing its headcount in India, as the US cab-hailing firm shifts its focus to the South Asian nation after exiting China. The number of employees has grown almost eight times over the past year, from 80 to more than 600 now, Pradeep Desu, head of recruitment at ...

29 September, 2016 | More »

Arnav Kumar, CEO, GoZoomo

Used-car marketplace GoZoomo shuts shop, returns remaining capital to investors

Youngmonk Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs online marketplace for pre-owned cars GoZoomo, has decided to shut down operations as the founders failed to carve out a business model with sustainable unit economics. Confirming the development, CEO Arnav Kumar said the company has decided to return the ...

26 August, 2016 | More »

Amit Jain, CEO & Co-Founder,
GirnarSoft, CarDekho

There is no scope for a third player in online auto classifieds: CarDekho’s Amit Jain

Jaipur-based Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, which runs automotive classifieds portal Cardekho.com, is arguably the biggest non-metro startup in India. Its valuation has grown almost eight times in three-and-a-half years to around $380 million when it last raised money in March from Google Capital and Hil...

8 August, 2016 | More »


Uber India CEO says market share same as Ola’s

Cab-hailing firm Uber has as big a share in the Indian market as its main domestic rival Ola, a top executive at the US-based company has said, as the two companies engage in an intensifying battle for dominance in the rapidly growing sector. “We are as big as Ola with a 50% market share (in [&hel...

6 June, 2016 | More »


CarDekho parent Girnar Software gets funding from Google Capital

Girnar Software Pvt Ltd, which owns six portals including auto portals CarDekho.com and Gaadi.com, has secured an undisclosed amount of investment from Google Capital as part of its extended Series B funding round, with participation from existing investor Hillhouse Capital. In January 2015, Girn...

21 March, 2016 | More »


We will make two overseas acquisitions in six months: CarDekho’s Amit Jain

Auto portal CarDekho had a good run all through 2015 as it raised funding from investors such as Ratan Tata, Hillhouse and HDFC Bank. It also acquired Times Internet’s Zigwheels for an undisclosed amount. And that has only whetted its appetite for more. “We are looking for M&A in the auto sp...

21 January, 2016 | More »

Amit Jain, CEO, Uber

Uber ropes in Amit Jain from Rent.com as president for Indian operations

Uber Technologies Inc., which runs a ride-hailing app, has roped in Amit Jain from Rent.com as president of Uber India with an eye on making further inroads into what has already become the company’s largest market outside the US. In a press statement, Uber said that Jain will be running business ...

1 June, 2015 | More »

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata backs auto classifieds portal CarDekho.com

Ratan Tata, former chief of Tata Group and currently chairman emeritus of group’s holding company Tata Sons, has invested an undisclosed amount in Jaipur-based Girnar Software Pvt Ltd, the company behind auto portal CarDekho.com, it said in a press statement. The investment comes a couple of mont...

9 February, 2015 | More »

Times Business Solutions Announces Key Management Changes

Times Business Solutions Limited (TBSL) has announced a slew of top-level people movement and has created two new positions of Senior Vice President – Corporate and Head of Innovation and Incubation, the company said in a statement. The firm that has properties like TimesJobs.com, Magicbricks....

20 July, 2011 | More »