Will a possible BigBasket-Grofers merger stave off competition from Amazon?

Binu Paul

Online grocers BigBasket and Grofers have both rejected a media report of a possible merger. This has not prevented experts from ....

16 January, 2017

Grofers FY16 revenue drops, losses widen

Disha Sharma

Locodel Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind hyperlocal delivery startup Grofers, reported a sharp drop in revenue and a multifold ....

11 January, 2017
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Flashback 2016: Six startups that pivoted this year

Arti Singh

Some entrepreneurs get it right the first time and succeed, some just give up. And then there are some who don't get it right ....

28 December, 2016

Flashback 2016: Funded startups that shut shop

Shruti Jain

When an unfunded, rookie startup shuts shop, not many are surprised. But one can sense the upheaval when well-oiled, promising ....

27 December, 2016

Flawed business model or funding crunch: What led to startup shutdowns?

Arti Singh

The startup euphoria that was evident in 2015 seems to have subsided in 2016 with the demise of several well-funded ventures such ....

9 December, 2016

One funded Indian tech startup shut shop every 10 days this year

Arti Singh

Well begun, as they say, is half done. By that measure, startups that managed to raise funding from marquee investors such as ....

6 December, 2016
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Online hypermarket operator urDoorstep bags $1.4 mn

Binu Paul

Raising its second bridge round in six months, Bengaluru-based online hypermarket operator urDoorstep Eretail Pvt. Ltd has secured ....

5 December, 2016

Exclusive: Housing.com ex-COO to start online grocery venture

Priya Prasad

Two former executives at property portal Housing.com are starting an online grocery delivery venture, a segment that was investors' ....

17 October, 2016

Why hyperlocal grocery startup Zapmart wants to open offline stores

Nishant Sharma

Online hyperlocal grocery startup Zapmart plans to set up brick-and-mortar stores, as the Mumbai-based company seeks to avoid ....

7 September, 2016

Why some investors are betting on competing businesses

Arti Singh

Two weeks ago, Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek invested $60 million in One97 Communications, which runs Paytm, a mobile wallet ....

12 September, 2016
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IIT Bombay bans Portea, Peppertap for revoking job offers

PTI

Premier tech school IIT Bombay today blacklisted nine companies including startups like Portea Medical and Chinese firm Johnson ....

25 August, 2016

Hunger deaths don't deter fund flow to food startups

Binu Paul & Priya Prasad

The hunger for a small pie of the large food genre continues to inspire startup entrepreneurs as well as investors. In the week ....

8 August, 2016

Exclusive: Syska invests in hyperlocal grocery delivery startup Tokri

Nishant Sharma

Pune-based hyperlocal delivery startup Tokri has raised a pre-Series A round of funding from Syska LED group, a top company executive ....

1 August, 2016

Exclusive: Grocery delivery startup GrocShop folds as pain spreads

Varun Arora

Mumbai-based online grocery delivery firm GrocShop has shut down, joining the growing list of startups that failed to find a profitable ....

30 June, 2016

Grofers lays off staff, revokes campus offers

Varun Arora

Tiger Global-backed grocery delivery firm Grofers has let go some employees and revoked campus job offers as part of a restructuring ....

29 June, 2016

Exclusive: On-demand hyperlocal marketplace GetNow pulls down shutters

Varun Arora

Nagpur-based hyperlocal marketplace for groceries, electronics, mobiles, computers, home and office supplies, GetNow.at, has closed ....

15 June, 2016

Exclusive: Restaurant food pre-ordering app Zeppery shuts shop

Nishant Sharma

Mobile app Zeppery which allows users to pre-order food at restaurants and other food outlets and thus avoid long queues has decided ....

13 May, 2016

How Grocermax is doing things differently in India's e-grocery space

Arti Singh

Few will disagree that India's online grocery market offers vast opportunities. Few will agree, however, on how to tap into those ....

6 May, 2016

Grocery app MovinCart shuts down

Disha Sharma

Hyperlocal grocery delivery app MovinCart has closed down its operations, with two of its three founders setting up a logistics-tech ....

6 May, 2016

Micro-delivery startup Milkbasket raises $500K from EVC, others

Nishant Sharma

Gurgaon-based Aaidea solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs micro-delivery grocery startup Milkbasket, has raised $500,000 (Rs 3.3 crore) ....

26 April, 2016

What PepperTap's shutdown means for e-grocery business

Arti Singh

India's third-largest e-grocer PepperTap shutting shop reveals the challenge of running a tech startup, expanding aggressively ....

26 April, 2016