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

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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 ...

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Alibaba Group’s global MD Gowrappan joins Paytm board

Alibaba Group’s global managing director K Guru Gowrappan has joined Paytm’s board as an additional director. This marks the third top-level appointment in the digital wallet firm during the last one week. On October 20, Paytm announced that Amit Singhal, the former head of Google search...

27 October, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Fashion discovery app Wooplr gets funds from Astarc Ventures

Wooplr Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs an eponymous fashion discovery app for women, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Astarc Ventures, a person familiar with the development told TechCircle/VCCircle. Astarc fund manager Hari Krishnan and Wooplr CEO Arjun Zacharia confirmed the de...

25 October, 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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Online B2B marketplace Bharat Bazaar gets funding from BeeNext, others

Mumbai-based White Shadow Technology Pvt. Ltd that operates online business-to-business (B2B) marketplace Bharat Bazaar has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from a clutch of investors. The investors participated in the round included BeeNext, a Singapore-based early-stage technology fund...

3 October, 2016 | More »

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Here’s what tech leaders are saying about Yahoo’s sale to Verizon

Yahoo! Inc.’s sale to Verizon Communications Inc. marks the end of an era for the Internet pioneer. The $4.83 billion price tag for a company which was once valued at $128 billion during the dotcom boom has become the talk of the town. Since the deal’s announcement leaders from the tech ...

26 July, 2016 | More »

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SEBI to do away with startup listing platform; InMobi to pay $950,000 fine for privacy violations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is scrapping its proposed listing platform targeted exclusively at startups while mobile advertising platform InMobi has been ordered to pay a fine of $950,000 and implement a privacy programme to settle charges made against it by the US’s Federal ...

23 June, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Free voice calling app Chikoop raises seed funding

Mobile app Chikoop, which allows advertisers to place ads on free voice calls, has raised seed funding from two Indore-based industrialists. The new funds will be deployed for expanding the team, enhancing the product and improving user acquisition, Neeraj Sharda, co-founder, Chikoop told Techcircle...

31 May, 2016 | More »

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InMobi’s director of operations Samuel John quits

Samuel John, director of operations at mobile advertising and discovery platform InMobi, has quit the firm after nearly five years to join Bangalore-based native advertising startup GreedyGame. John will be heading operations at GreedyGame, which offers branding solutions for the mobile medium. This...

24 May, 2016 | More »

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Housing.com missing in action as SoftBank lauds India portfolio

Japanese telecom and internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp has praised the performance of some of its portfolio companies in India while announcing its annual results for 2015-16 but remained silent on the troubled property portal Housing.com. While announcing the group’s earnings for the ...

11 May, 2016 | More »

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