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News website The Ken raises $400K from angels

Friday, February 17, 2017 | More »

News website The Ken raises $400K from angels
Subscription-based news startup, The Ken, has raised $400,000 (Rs 2.68 crore) from a clutch of investors, the company said in an email statement. The participants in this round of funding include Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder, TaxiForSure; Deepak Natraj, managing director, Aarin Capital; Girish ...

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Flipkart, Snapdeal unlikely to remain key players: Mahesh Murthy

Investor Mahesh Murthy is known for not mincing words. The co-founder of Seedfund says several businesses in India have been created with the idea of selling to industry giants, signalling greed of both entrepreneurs and investors. He is also least bothered about the valuation markdowns of some cons...

9 February, 2017 | More »

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Paytm’s Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And it was enough to leave the poster boys of India’s startup community euphoric. In response to a question from an apparent Tesla fan, who asked, “eagerly waiting for ...

8 February, 2017 | More »

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Should the government pay heed to Flipkart’s & Ola’s call for protection?

A nationalistic fervour has taken over the Indian startup world with two of the largest homegrown consumer internet companies seeking protection from resourceful global rivals. Co-founders of Flipkart and Ola have demanded a level-playing field for domestic companies and even suggested blockades aga...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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US President-elect Trump elicits mixed reactions from Indian entrepreneurs

US President-elect Donald Trump seems to have divided the Indian startup fraternity. Reactions on him becoming the most powerful person on earth diverged from welcoming to downright standoffish. Yashish Dahiya, co-founder and chief executive of PolicyBazaar.com, says Trump’s victory will bring goo...

9 November, 2016 | More »

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Why Ola’s capital dumping barb is silly, hypocritical and has no merit

“There is an urgent need for adequate regulation to curb predatory pricing and capital dumping in the ecosystem in the interest of co-existence of all players in the ecosystem,” Pranay Jivrajka, chief operating officer of Ola, was quite vocal in his criticism of what the cab-hailing service’s ...

7 November, 2016 | More »

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Why Rocket Internet’s India bets misfired

There is a scary similarity between Jabong and Foodpanda, although one is an online fashion store and the other a food-ordering marketplace. The two ventures were German Internet conglomerate Rocket Internet SE’s biggest bets in India and followed similar trajectories–from their launch, ...

27 July, 2016 | More »

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Digital media startup Newslaundry gets funding from Omidyar, others

News Laundry Media Pvt Ltd, which runs media portal Newslaundry, has raised funding from Omidyar Network and a bunch of angel investors, it said on Monday without disclosing the amount. Eicher Motors’ former chairman Vikram Lal, serial entrepreneur Abhijit Bhandari, Seedfund co-founder Mahesh ...

22 February, 2016 | More »

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Indian telcos killed VAS business. Now they’re out to kill your business

Some of you may remember the huge hype around VAS (Value Added Services) startups in India less than a decade years ago – remember SMSing to get your horoscope for the day, or a cricket score update? The story was all about how they’d create great content for distribution on the telcos&#...

13 April, 2015 | More »

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Big ad budgets are for big losers

A little less than two years ago, Felix Baumgartner jumped from a hot air balloon 39 kilometres above the earth. He didn’t just change sky diving records – he also changed marketing directors’ notions on how to build brands. Baumgartner’s jump was conceptualized, paid for and managed by ener...

3 December, 2014 | More »

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