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Sticker search app Emojifi raises angel funding

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Emojifi, an app that provides live emoji, sticker and graphics interchange format (GIF) suggestions based on the typed words across chat platforms, has raised angel funding from two Hyderabad-based unnamed angel investors, it said in a statement. The capital will be used for marketing and enhancing ...

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Flashback 2016: Challenging year for India’s unicorns

The internet and tech unicorns that sprung up in the recent years have inspired the entrepreneurial spirit among the country’s youth. They attracted billions of dollars of foreign capital and triggered the rise of hordes of startups. The good run in terms of expanding customer base, successive rou...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Flashback 2016: SoftBank stays on sidelines, tanks up for future

By its lofty standards, 2016 was a relatively quiet year for the SoftBank juggernaut. The telecom and Internet conglomerate, which put copious amounts of money in Snapdeal, OYO Rooms and Grofers in the previous year, stayed away from making any fresh investments in India. This uncharacteristic quiet...

29 December, 2016 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Hike’s Kavin Mittal takes the fast lane to success

For Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder and chief executive of instant messaging app Hike, 2016 will go down as a milestone year. For, this is the year when the four-year-old startup joined the coveted group of young firms that are valued at least $1 billion. Hike became only the 10th start...

28 December, 2016 | More »

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Instagram reaches 600 million monthly active users

Instagram has reached 600 million monthly active users, adding its latest 100 million users faster than ever before, the company said in its official blog on Thursday. Instagram’s user base has doubled in size from 300 million monthly users to 600 million monthly users in just two years. The o...

16 December, 2016 | More »

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How SoftBank’s local portfolio firms have fared as chairman Son visits India

Not many investors can boast of a portfolio which is more than half full of unicorns. Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp happens to be one such investor in India. Of its seven portfolio firms, four – Hike, Ola, Snapdeal and InMobi – are unicorns, meaning each startup ...

2 December, 2016 | More »

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Messaging app Hike rolls out in-built camera

Homegrown messaging app Hike today announced new features, bringing in augmented reality with a camera built into the app, but said it has no plans to start monetising the platform in the next two years. Hike, which competes with WhatsApp, Viber and the recently launched Google Allo in India, aims t...

17 November, 2016 | More »

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Did Snapdeal, Ola, Grofers and Oyo just get a blank cheque from SoftBank?

The $100 billion-tech fund that SoftBank has just launched with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) is good news for half a dozen Indian consumer internet companies including Snapdeal, Ola, Grofers, Housing, Hike and InMobi. Some of these firms are facing huge fund crunch as...

14 October, 2016 | More »

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We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Having entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology G...

7 October, 2016 | More »

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Flipkart crosses 100 mn registered user mark

Bangalore-based ecommerce major Flipkart claimed that it has crossed 100 million registered users, becoming the first ecommerce marketplace in India to reach the milestone, it said in a statement. Flipkart also claimed it is the first firm to reach the milestone in a single country outside the US an...

21 September, 2016 | More »

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