Has OYO's rapid growth locked out competition from FabHotels and Treebo?

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

Budget hotel chain OYO's strong investor backing and rapid growth appear to have locked out competition from rivals Treebo ....

20 April, 2018

Once blocked, OYO will now list its hotels on MakeMyTrip's platforms

Team TC

Budget hospitality chain OYO will now list its hotels on platforms run by MakeMyTrip as part of a partnership with the country's ....

26 February, 2018
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Court quashes Zo Rooms’ plea against Oyo

Anand J

Now-defunct budget hotel room aggregator Zo Rooms has suffered a setback in its legal battle against Oyo Rooms with a Gurugram ....

26 February, 2018

OYO vs Zo: A doomed courtship is now headed to court

Anand J

OYO and Zo Rooms are at it again. After a marriage failed to materialise, the long-sparring online budget hotel operators will ....

21 February, 2018

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

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