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Exclusive: Last-minute hotel booking startup RoomsTonite shuts down

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | More »

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RoomsTonite, a mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings, has closed down operations as funds dried up following a failed $1.5 million fundraising bid, two persons familiar with the development told VCCircle. The startup decided to draw the curtain around eight months ago when operating costs began ...

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Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity hires former OYO Rooms exec as CTO

Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity has appointed former OYO Rooms executive Ajay Shrivastava as its chief technology officer, a statement issued by the company stated. In his previous role, Shrivastava led the technology vertical at the budget accommodation aggregator. He has also previously worked at ...

6 March, 2017 | More »

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OYO may raise $500 mn from SoftBank, check into unicorn club

Branded budget hotels marketplace OYO Rooms, run by Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, is in talks to raise $300-500 million (Rs 2,000-3,335 crore) from SoftBank Vision Fund, in what will possibly be one of the biggest deals in India’s consumer internet space, media reports said on Monday. If the deal goe...

27 February, 2017 | More »

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Microsoft’s India cloud plans get booster shot as Flipkart signs up

Global technology leader Microsoft and India’s top e-commerce firm Flipkart have announced a broad collaboration under which, as a first step, the latter will use Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart group CEO Binny Bansal together an...

20 February, 2017 | More »

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Accommodation booking platform Zolo secures $5 mn in Series A funding

Bangalore-based accommodation startup Zolo (previously known as Zelo) has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by existing investor Nexus Venture Partners. The funding round also saw participation from venture debt firm Innoven Capital. The company plans to use the raised capital to scale its s...

16 January, 2017 | 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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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son to visit India; big announcement on Ola expected

SoftBank Group Corp chairman and managing director Masayoshi Son is coming to India early December when the Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate is expected to make a few high-profile announcements, said two people directly aware of the upcoming visit. SoftBank is one of the largest investors ...

21 November, 2016 | More »

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OYO Rooms appoints Amazon exec as CTO

Branded budget hotels marketplace OYO Rooms, run by Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, has appointed Anil Goel as chief technology officer, according to a press statement. Goel was previously with Amazon as the global head of technology for customer returns and reverse logistic business. Prior to that, he was t...

7 November, 2016 | More »

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Oyo Rooms raising $90 mn from SoftBank, others

Delhi-based Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, which runs the branded budget hotels marketplace Oyo Rooms, is raising $90 million (Rs 600 crore) from existing Japanese investor SoftBank Group Corp, according to a report. The Times of India reported that Oyo has already received $61 million and will receive the ...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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Online hotels aggregator Treebo raises $16.7 mn led by Bertelsmann

Bangalore-based Ruptub Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the operator of online budget hotels aggregator Treebo Hotels, has raised Rs 112 crore ($16.7 million) in its Series B funding round that was led by Bertelsmann India Investments, the strategic investment vehicle of international media company Bertelsmann. ...

22 July, 2016 | More »

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