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Pure-play ecommerce model is not sustainable, says FirstCry’s Supam Maheshwari

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | More »

Supam Maheshwari, CEO & Founder, FirstCry
FirstCry founder Supam Maheshwari is not resting on his laurels after creating the largest omni-channel baby care firm in the country. He is planning to unveil a private label and also bring a few global brands to India. In an exclusive chat with Techcircle.in, 42-year-old Maheshwari says omni-chann...


FirstCry acquires BabyOye; raises $34 mn

Online baby products retailer FirstCry has agreed to acquire auto-to-software conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s baby-care business BabyOye in a cash-and-stock deal that will help it consolidate its presence in the growing segment through an omni-channel strategy. The deal is worth Rs 362....

17 October, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Existing investors, HNIs back food-tech startup Petoo

Bangalore-based food-tech startup Petoo, owned and operated by Kinematic Foodtech Pvt. Ltd, has raised $500,000 from its existing investors and high-net-worth individuals (HNIs) through online deal-making platform LetsVenture. The startup will use the capital to fund its ongoing food research initia...

3 August, 2016 | More »


Axilor to bring on board more startups for its accelerator programme

Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal-led Axilor Ventures has invited applications for the fourth batch of its 100-day accelerator programme. Axilor Ventures, founded by Shibulal, Gopalakrishnan and former Infosys board member Srinath Batni, former Infosys head of strategy Ganapath...

3 August, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Social marketplace GoCoop raises funding from Kris Gopalakrishnan, Saha Fund

GoCoop Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd, which runs social marketplace for cooperative enterprises GoCoop.com, has received investment worth $830,000 from former Infosys vice-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and Saha Fund, according to its filing with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). It could not be imm...

28 July, 2016 | More »

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Ratan Tata leads as Flipkart, Snapdeal founders vanish from top angels’ list

Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus at Tata Sons Ltd, is heading the pack of India’s top angel investors so far this year while the founders of Flipkart and Snapdeal are conspicuous by their absence from the list. The 78-year-old Tata, who started investing in startups after retiring as chairman of the ...

7 July, 2016 | More »


Can equity crowdfunding work in India?

Entrepreneurs in the US now have access to a new class of capital, funds from unaccredited investors. In other words, any individual who has the cash can now become a startup investor in the US. Prior to this, only individuals whose net worth, along with that of their spouse, exceeded $1 million wer...

19 May, 2016 | More »


Lenskart raises $60 mn from IFC, Ratan Tata and others

Eyewear e-tailer Lenskart Solutions Pvt. Ltd said on Wednesday it has raised Rs 400 crore ($60 million) in its Series D round of investment from International Finance Corp, TPG Growth and other investors. Adveq Management, IDG Ventures, Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata and Infosys co-founder K...

4 May, 2016 | More »


Starting up, the Infosys way

The principles of founders, their execution capability, financial discipline and deep understanding among founders are some of the key elements in building great enterprises, according to Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan. “To me running a business is all about leadership, the founders, what ...

29 April, 2016 | More »


Axilor Ventures backs emergency response app MUrgency

MUrgency Inc., which runs an emergency response mobile app, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from early-stage venture fund Axilor Ventures. The funds will be used to develop the brand, recruit talent, augment technology and scale operations, it said in a statement The US-based startup was...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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