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Startup growth hacks that can build Unicorns without burning cash

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | More »

Unicorns are not just companies that are valued at over a $1 billion, but are also those growing at a breakneck speed. Both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) startups are burning cash in order to get ahead in the startup game. Consumer based startups lead the pack with huge d...

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Food-tech startup Idea Chakki gets funding from Ratan Tata

Food-tech startup Idea Chakki Pvt. Ltd has secured an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd. The Delhi-based firm has also tied up with Enablers, a fundraising platform for startups, for its next round of funding, it said in a statement. Idea Chakki s...

13 September, 2016 | More »


Travel search engine ixigo eyes profitability on new offerings, monetisation focus

Online travel search engine ixigo aims to turn profitable in the next financial year, helped by new offerings, rising customer base and a greater focus on monetisation, a top executive said. Aloke Bajpai, co-founder and chief executive, told TechCircle that the company’s net revenue tripled to Rs ...

9 September, 2016 | More »


Top five edutech startups that pass the litmus test of success

Edutech startups face problems that are unique to the education sector. The applications and online delivery systems in the sector are not as consumerized as gaming and instant messaging. While e-commerce is battling exorbitant discounting, edutech startups are battling a bigger monster of free cont...

7 September, 2016 | More »


Mentorship is a missing link in India’s startup culture

Startup India program is an initiative to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among the Indian youth. But is it really driving innovative solutions and creating employment? If not, what is the missing element? Today, the need is to create environment for more employers rather than employees. ...

5 September, 2016 | More »

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Bengaluru’s Mitra Biotech leads funding activity

Bengaluru’s Mitra Biotech, a startup focussed on cancer care, led the funding activity this week by raising $27.4 million in Series B round from Sequoia India, Sands Capital Ventures and others. The other notable deals include a $7 million investment in internet software company Mihup by Accel Par...

3 September, 2016 | More »

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Is “Series A” funding no more the focus for investors?

As per the recent half yearly report by VCCedge, the data and research platform of VCCircle, “Series A” round of investments are on the decline this year and barely contributed 38% to toal funding in the first half of the year, which is lowest in the past five years.  While this is affecting th...

29 August, 2016 | More »


Brigade Enterprises launches accelerator programme for realty tech startups

Bengaluru-based developer Brigade Enterprises Ltd said on Wednesday it has launched an accelerator programme for startups working on technology innovations in the real estate and construction industries. The company also invited applications for the first batch of the programme, christened Brigade R...

24 August, 2016 | More »


Startup India is a work in progress, open to modifying policies: DIPP’s Ramesh Abhishek

It’s been six months since the government announced the Startup India action plan. A lot has been talked about since then and the government has received criticism as well as appreciation for the ambitious initiative. In an exclusive interview with TechCircle, Ramesh Abhishek, secretary in the Dep...

10 August, 2016 | More »


Maharashtra-based startups lead funding activity

Of the 16 startups that raised funding during the week, six are from Maharashtra. While Tokri, a hyperlocal delivery startup, received $2.5 million in pre-Series A funding, Singapore-based peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Societies got $7.45 million in VC funding. Like this report? Sign up for ...

6 August, 2016 | More »

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