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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | More »

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Well begun, as they say, is half done. By that measure, startups that managed to raise funding from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Helion Ventures even before they began to earn revenue would surely have been on the path to success. But, a beginning however great is j...

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Why enterprise SaaS firm SirionLabs plans to sharpen focus on India

SirionLabs Pvt Ltd, an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider which has most of its clients in the US and Europe, plans to aggressively push its products in India in the next 12 to 18 months, a top executive said. The Michigan, US-based company helps clients manage services contracts. It h...

2 December, 2016 | More »

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Indonesian unicorn Go-Jek sets up engineering facility in Bengaluru

Jakarta-based ride-hailing and on-demand services startup Go-Jek has opened an engineering facility in Bengaluru, the company announced on Thursday. But the founder and CEO of the company Nadiem Makarim, who is a Harvard Business School graduate, told Techcircle that it has no immediate plans to ent...

10 November, 2016 | More »

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Truecaller appoints LinkedIn’s Tejinder Gill as India head

Caller identification app Truecaller has hired Tejinder Gill, former national sales manager of LinkedIn, as its vice president of sales and head of India operations. Gill will build monetisation strategies and run the India operations, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. He replaces Kari Kri...

8 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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Ankur Warikoo working on a new script for Nearbuy

An old lady runs through the narrow corridors of a slum, chasing two thieves, who had apparently robbed her bag. Twenty seconds into the chase, the old lady grabs them and hits them on to the ground. The video ends with a message – “Karate classes for just Rs 149.” This was the advertiseme...

4 November, 2016 | More »

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Good news for startups: 36 new funds with $1.65 bn in pocket to begin shopping soon

The investment tide that ebbed in 2016 is likely to turn in 2017. As investors turned cautious this year refusing to part with their cash, and in turn, leaving a crunch in the market that saw startups as well as small and medium enterprises gasping for funds, there are indications that a new dawn is...

3 November, 2016 | More »

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SaaS startup Zarget raises $6 mn in Series A funding

Chennai-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Zarget has raised $6 million (Rs 40 crore) in its Series A round of funding, led by venture capital firm Sequoia Capital India. Existing investors Accel Partners and Matrix Partners also took part in this round, the company said in a statement. Osm...

3 November, 2016 | More »

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Freshdesk raises $55 mn from Sequoia, Accel Partners

Freshdesk Inc., which provides cloud-based customer engagement software, has raised $55 million (Rs 366 crore) in its Series F funding round led by Sequoia Capital India and existing investor Accel Partners. The company will use the money for launching new products and global expansion, it said in a...

1 November, 2016 | More »

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Grofers scraps app-only model, launches website

Tiger Global-backed grocery delivery firm Grofers India Pvt. Ltd has scrapped its app-only model and launched its desktop website. The move comes at a time when the Gurgaon-based startup is struggling with margins and unit economics. “Launching Grofers website on desktop – Grofers.com. Best offe...

20 October, 2016 | More »

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