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US digital lifestyle content firm Mode Media shuts down

Friday, September 16, 2016 | More »

Samir Arora
Mode Media Corp, a Silicon Valley-based lifestyle content company founded by Indian-American Samir Arora, has shut down, a media report said. The Wall Street Journal first reported about its closure on Thursday, citing a company memo to staff. It’s an abrupt end for a company that had previously c...

Ashish Kalya, Subash Baliga and Sandeep Rana founded Zzungry in 2015

Food startup Zzungry raises funds from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, others

Bangalore-based food startup Zzungry that offers freshly prepared Indian cuisine has raised a round of seed funding from Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs Satish Vasudeva, Madhusudhan Jujare and other individual investors. The funds raised will be used for expansion and building revenue channels, i...

22 August, 2016 | More »


Have Indian startups lost their charm for Silicon Valley hires?

If last year saw top tech executives in Silicon Valley being wooed by startups here, this year saw many of them quitting these Indian internet companies. While some were disenchanted by the startup environment in India, many were inspired to become entrepreneurs themselves. Snapdeal’s chief pr...

28 May, 2016 | More »


Are Silicon Valley hires finding India too hot to handle?

Last year, bringing home top talent was the recurrent theme in the Indian startup community. Startups were the toast of the town, and flush with investor money, were convincing Indian talent to leave their jobs at top tech companies in Silicon Valley and return home. But the honeymoon seems to have ...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Anand Chandrasekaran

Looking for a better deal

The latest Silicon Valley hire to give up on Indian startups, Anand Chandrasekaran had joined Snapdeal as chief product officer in June 2015. Chandrasekaran had returned to India in 2014 to join Bharti Airtel as chief product officer after spending three years at Yahoo in California. A year later he...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Punit Soni

His own man

Punit Soni was touted as Flipkart’s most prized catch when he joined the e-commerce company in February 2015 as chief product officer. As a Silicon Valley veteran, he had worked as vice president in Google’s Motorola mobility division and advisor at Google for around nine years. However, whe...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Namita Gupta

A breath of fresh air

Namita Gupta came from Facebook to join restaurant listings startup Zomato as chief product officer in August 2014. She had spent six years at the social network; her last position there was head of global games partner engineering. However, after just a year at Zomato, she put in her papers to beco...

25 May, 2016 | More »

Tanmay Saksena

In search of a magic pill

Tanmay Saksena was vice president of studio operations at US-based Disney Social Games before being roped in by Zomato in January 2015. Although he joined as global business head for Zomato’s food-ordering business, he was elevated to the post of chief product officer after Namita Gupta’s ex...

25 May, 2016 | More »


India’s startup ecosystem needs more operator investors: Punit Soni

Punit Soni, who recently stepped down as Flipkart’s chief product officer after a rather short stint, is returning to Silicon Valley where he wants to start his own tech venture. Soni says he will still stay connected with the Indian startup ecosystem as a seed investor and adviser. In a free-whee...

2 May, 2016 | More »


Punit Soni to turn an angel for Indian startups

Former Google executive Punit Soni, who is moving back to Silicon Valley after a one-year stint with Flipkart in Bangalore as chief product officer, plans to stay connected to the Indian startup ecosystem by being an active seed investor. He said he will advise and mentor at least four early-stage t...

21 April, 2016 | More »

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