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Layoffs at Indian Internet businesses touch 10,000

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | More »

Since August 2015, when the first signs of a funding slowdown emerged in the Indian startup ecosystem, around 10,000 people, who have been part of domestic internet firms, have lost jobs, according to a Techcircle analysis. While vulnerability of jobs at startups is not unusual, Indian internet busi...


Logistics-tech startup Browntape raises capital from Gati

Hyderabad-based logistics firm Gati Ltd has invested $3 million (around Rs 22 crore) in Goa-based cloud software startup Browntape Technologies Pvt. Ltd, it informed stock exchanges. Browntape, founded by Gurpreet Singh and Piyush Goel in 2012, was a part of GSF accelerator’s second batch. It make...

7 November, 2016 | More »


How startups can build scale in a challenging funding environment

It isn’t a coincidence that the number of advertisements screaming discounts by leading e-commerce players in mainstream dailies has gone down in recent months. One doesn’t see too many startups riding IPL, the most sought after event among advertisers on television, this year either. This is un...

26 April, 2016 | More »


Meet Nandan Nilekani, the startup investor

He is arguably one of India’s best-known corporate technocrats. One credited with building the world’s largest identity database in record time. Globally acclaimed ‘ideas’ man. Author. Budding philanthropist. And a failed politician. In 2016, add startup and “private” equity investor to ...

5 January, 2016 | More »

K Ganesh, chairman of Portea

Exclusive: Portea in talks to buy Medybiz Pharma

Health Vista Pvt Ltd, which provides home healthcare services under the brand Portea, is in advanced talks to acquire Medybiz Pharma Pvt Ltd, a company that delivers critical drugs at patients’ doorsteps, a person familiar with the development said. Click here for full story....

23 October, 2015 | More »


Here is K Ganesh’s growth story

Built from Scratch, Get There Early, Built to Last, The Magic of Thinking Big…these are some of the titles stocked in a small book shelf in Krishnan Ganesh’s nondescript office in Bengaluru. They sound more like the attributes he and his wife Meena Ganesh are often known for. Meena and Ganesh, t...

31 August, 2015 | More »

K Ganesh, chairman of Portea

Entrepreneurship is a roller-coaster ride; perfect work-life balance may be impossible

India’s startup landscape is truly booming thanks to the abundant supply of capital. However, many entrepreneurs and investors are over-awed by the glamour associated with a startup and fail to understand the intricacies of building a successful company. This euphoria takes them on a roller-co...

29 June, 2015 | More »


K & Meena Ganesh buy design firm and pivot it into online furniture marketplace HomeLane

Entrepreneur couple K Ganesh and Meena, best known for setting up the education-cum-consumer internet services firm TutorVista Global Pvt Ltd and selling it to UK-based Pearson Plc in a $213 million deal, has acquired Bangalore-based offline design firm Bello Interiors Pvt Ltd and converted it into ...

25 August, 2014 | More »


What do investors have to say about Flipkart’s funding, Amazon’s war chest

Flipkart announced a mega $1 billion funding round and Amazon raised the stakes by committing $2 billion investment in India to support its rapid growth in India. Flipkart’s fundraise, in particular, has set a new benchmark and a major booster for Indian tech firms. While some key VC firms which h...

31 July, 2014 | More »


E-com marketplace for refurbished products Overcart.com raises funding from K Ganesh, others

Delhi-based Exit10 Marketing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Overcart.com, an e-commerce marketplace for over-stock, unboxed, refurbished and pre-owned products, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from serial entrepreneur K Ganesh and wife Meena, besides a few other individuals. The capital w...

24 June, 2014 | More »

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