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Low entry barriers behind high mortality in consumer tech: FideliMent’s Bharat Banka

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Service-enabling tech startups ruled the roost in 2016 with fin-tech, health-tech and ed-tech companies garnering the highest share of investments, despite a significant slowdown in deal making activity. The total number of startups that got funding this year fell more than a fourth (27.5%) from las...

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Exclusive: Paytm valued at $4.8 bn in new funding round

One 97 Communications Ltd, which runs mobile payments and e-commerce platform Paytm, has received commitment of $60 million (Rs 403 crore) from Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek Inc.’s Mountain Capital fund as part of its ongoing fundraising exercise. A person directly familiar with the development...

29 August, 2016 | More »

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BookMyShow secures $81.5 mn from Stripes Group, others

Movie ticketing platform BookMyShow has raised Rs 550 crore ($81.5 million) from existing and new investors in one of the largest funding rounds for an Indian consumer Internet firm in recent months. BookMyShow’s Mumbai-based parent Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd. said on Tuesday it raised the Seri...

5 July, 2016 | More »

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Japan’s GREE Ventures to invest in Indian startups from second fund

Japanese venture capital firm GREE Ventures said on Thursday it will start investing in India from its second fund that has hit its first close at $37 million (Rs 246 crore). The firm received capital commitments for its AT-II Investment Limited Partnership Fund from leading Japanese companies and f...

12 May, 2016 | More »

Building habit forming consumer internet services

I’ve just spent an hour reading the excellent nirandfar blog by Stanford psychology and business lecturer Nir Eyal. The most important post sets out Nir’s concept of the Desire Engine which is a framework for building habit forming services. His other posts explore elements of the framework in...

27 July, 2012 | More »