Budget 2018: Founders of Ola, Snapdeal, MobiKwik and others share their views

Shweta Sharma

Although the Budget 2018 was a decidedly populist one focused the rural economy, finance minister Arun Jaitley emphasised the ....

5 February, 2018

Ratan Tata-backed Niki.ai builds chatbot for Federal Bank’s mobile app

Anirban Ghoshal

Ratan Tata-backed artificial intelligence firm Niki.ai has tied up with Kerala-headquartered Federal Bank to launch a chatbot-based ....

23 January, 2018
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Exclusive: Last-minute hotel booking startup RoomsTonite shuts down

Binu Paul

RoomsTonite, a mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings, has closed down operations as funds dried up following a failed $1.5 ....

15 March, 2017

Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity hires former OYO Rooms exec as CTO

Disha Sharma

Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity has appointed former OYO Rooms executive Ajay Shrivastava as its chief technology officer, a ....

6 March, 2017

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

Varun Arora

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 ....

27 February, 2017

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

Manu P Toms

Global technology leader Microsoft and India's top e-commerce firm Flipkart have announced a broad collaboration under which, ....

20 February, 2017
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Accommodation booking platform Zolo secures $5 mn in Series A funding

Shruti Jain

Bangalore-based accommodation startup Zolo (previously known as Zelo) has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by existing ....

16 January, 2017

Flashback 2016: SoftBank stays on sidelines, tanks up for future

Deepti Chaudhary

By its lofty standards, 2016 was a relatively quiet year for the SoftBank juggernaut. The telecom and Internet conglomerate, which ....

29 December, 2016

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son to visit India; big announcement on Ola expected

Manu P Toms

SoftBank Group Corp chairman and managing director Masayoshi Son is coming to India early December when the Japanese telecom ....

21 November, 2016

OYO Rooms appoints Amazon exec as CTO

Disha Sharma

Branded budget hotels marketplace OYO Rooms, run by Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, has appointed Anil Goel as chief technology officer, ....

7 November, 2016
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Oyo Rooms raising $90 mn from SoftBank, others

Priya Prasad

Delhi-based Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd, which runs the branded budget hotels marketplace Oyo Rooms, is raising $90 million (Rs 600 ....

16 August, 2016

Online hotels aggregator Treebo raises $16.7 mn led by Bertelsmann

Team TC

Bangalore-based Ruptub Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the operator of online budget hotels aggregator Treebo Hotels, has raised Rs 112 crore ....

22 July, 2016

OYO Rooms taken to court by advisory firm; Microsoft launches online store with Tata CLiQ

Team TC

A Mumbai-based hospitality advisory firm has dragged OYO Rooms to court for failing to pay dues while Microsoft has launched an ....

14 June, 2016

Hotel room aggregator OYO turns profitable

Varun Arora

SoftBank-backed budget hotel room aggregator OYO Rooms said it has attained profitability at an aggregate level. The firm, which ....

10 May, 2016

Freecultr's CPO quits to join OYO Rooms

Disha Sharma

Talvinder Singh, chief product officer of fashion e-commerce portal Freecultr, has quit the company within six months after joining ....

13 April, 2016

OYO Rooms names former Coca-Cola exec Dinesh as HR chief

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

OYO Rooms, India's most funded budget hotels aggregator, has appointed former Coca-Cola executive R Dinesh to the newly created ....

27 January, 2016

OYO Rooms enters Malaysia in overseas push

Disha Sharma

Branded hotels aggregator OYO Rooms has started operations in Malaysia, marking its first foray outside India. Higher-than-average ....

12 January, 2016

Oyo Rooms set to acquire rival Zo in all-stock deal

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

SoftBank-funded budget hotel aggregator Oyo rooms is all set to acquire its Tiger Global-backed smaller rival Zo rooms and a deal ....

17 December, 2015

Hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms eyes rival Zo Rooms

Varun Arora

SoftBank-backed hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms is looking to acquire Tiger Global-backed smaller rival Zo Rooms, two media reports ....

3 December, 2015

OYO Rooms pilots food-tech, housekeeping services

Binu Paul

Budget hotels aggregator OYO Rooms is venturing into meals aggregation and housekeeping services. Quoting Maninder Gulati, head ....

16 November, 2015

Consolidation coming, room for only a couple of competitors: OYO's Agarwal

Varun Arora

Being predictable isn't necessarily boring, says Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of OYO Rooms which has made 'predictability' ....

18 November, 2015