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Helpchat rebrands as all-in-one app Tapzo

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Bengaluru-based Coraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs personal assistant platform Helpchat, has rebranded as Tapzo, six months after the company shut down its chat feature. This is the second time the company is rebranding itself. In May 2015, the company had rebranded itself from online customer...

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Exclusive: Helpchat raising Series C funding from AmEx Ventures, others

Coraza Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs Helpchat and OneDirect, has secured a Series C round of funding led by American Express Ventures, the venture investment arm of American Express Co, and existing investor Sequoia Capital, two people privy to the development told Techcircle. American Express V...

30 September, 2016 | More »

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Personal assistant app Joe Hukum rejigs business model

App-based provider of concierge services Joe Hukum is recasting its business model to focus more on business-to-business (B2B) operations for better monetisation, its founder told Techcircle. “We realised that despite a decent number of transactions, there wasn’t enough money to be made in busin...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Eight tech startups that closed operations this fortnight

New ideas/global replicas, funding, scale up and shut downs have now become part and parcel of the Indian startup story. Almost every sub-sector in the tech startup space – e-commerce, cab aggregation, food-tech, grocery delivery – has seen the emergence of copycat business models followed by th...

28 May, 2016 | More »

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Helpchat shuts chat service, lays off staff

Personal assistant app Helpchat has closed its chat services and laid off most employees working in those operations, its founder and CEO said on Thursday, as the startup tweaked its business strategy for the second time in less than a year. Ankur Singla said in a blog post that a lot of its users f...

26 May, 2016 | More »

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Personal assistant app Helpchat sees 1M downloads

Personal assistant app Helpchat, run by Coraza Technologies Pvt Ltd, has been downloaded one million times since it was launched eight months back. Helpchat, which offers information and services across categories including mobile and DTH recharge, tech support, travel booking and holiday guidance, ...

29 October, 2015 | More »

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Post pivot, Helpchat fires over 100 employees

Helpchat, which recently pivoted into a chat-based personal assistant app, is believed to have laid off between 100-150 staffers. “As we evolved, there were 2-3 teams from the earlier model (call centre, quality etc) who we tried hard to scale up and help become relevant within the new reality o...

12 October, 2015 | More »

Helpchat acquires offline deals app Niffler

Personal assistant app Helpchat has acquired Mumbai-based deals and discovery platform Niffler for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Bangalore-based Helpchat, run by Coraza Technologies Pvt Ltd, to launch its services in Pune and Mumbai, where Niffler is already present. “We a...

28 September, 2015 | More »

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Post pivot, personal assistant app Helpchat gets TaxiForSure’s Deena Jacob as CFO

Personal assistant app Helpchat, which is run by Coraza Technologies Pvt Ltd, has appointed TaxiForSure’s finance head Deena Jacob as chief financial officer. The company recently pivoted to become a chat-based personal assistant app and rebranded itself as Helpchat from Akosha.com, which used...

3 August, 2015 | More »