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Wipro invests in Israeli VC firm; Govin Capital, Seed Infotech team up to launch startup accelerator

Saturday, June 25, 2016 | More »

Israel-based venture capital firm TLV Partners has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from software services firm Wipro. With a corpus of about $115 million, TLV Partners will offer Wipro access to early-stage firms in cyber security, enterprise software and the Internet of Things, The Economi...


Twilio’s shares surge 92% in market debut; Uber continues fight over operator’s licence

San Francisco-based cloud communications firm Twilio’s shares soared 92% on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, giving hope to technology companies as their valuations have taken a beating in recent months while in India, cab-hailing firm Uber continues its fight with the Karn...

24 June, 2016 | More »


Flipkart sellers go on virtual strike; Uber installs panic buttons, digital meters in Bangalore cars

A group of sellers on Flipkart went on a virtual strike on Monday to protest the changes in the e-commerce company’s return policy and commission fees while cab-hailing firm Uber has installed panic buttons and digital meters in the 100 cars on its platform in Bangalore, accepting the Karnataka go...

21 June, 2016 | More »


Over 400 startups register with DIPP; InMobi discontinues Miip mascot

More than 400 startups have registered with the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) for government recognition and availing tax breaks and other benefits while mobile advertising technology firm InMobi Technologies Pvt Ltd has discontinued the mascot of its animated commerce discove...

17 June, 2016 | More »


Ola in talks with investors to raise fresh funds; Flipkart sellers protest return policy changes

Taxi aggregator Ola is in talks with investors to raise fresh funds while Flipkart sellers are protesting the changes in the e-commerce company’s return shipping policy. Here’s a quick round-up of the startup and technology stories of the day. Ola in talks with investors to raise fresh funds...

15 June, 2016 | More »

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Ratan Tata invests in e-ticketing startup Kyazoonga; C Sivasankaran backs taxi aggregator UTOO

Industry doyen Ratan Tata is making headlines again as he invested in in e-ticketing startup Kyazoonga while serial entrepreneur and Aircel founder C Sivasankaran has backed Chennai-based on-demand taxi aggregator UTOO. Here’s a quick round-up of startup and technology stories today. Kyazoonga get...

10 June, 2016 | More »


Infibeam’s Sachin Dalal to head Rakuten India’s operations; BookMyShow in talks to raise $75 mn

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has appointed Infibeam co-founder Sachin Dalal to head its India operations while BookMyShow is in talks to raise $75 million from US-based equity growth fund Stripes Group. Here’s a quick round-up of startup and technology stories today. Rakuten hires Infibeam’s...

9 June, 2016 | More »


Hike in fund-raising talks with WeChat parent Tencent; ed-tech firm GreyCampus raises $1 mn

Messenger app Hike is in talks with Tencent Holdings to raise funds while ed-tech firm GreyCampus has raised $1 million in angel funding. Meanwhile, online jewellery retailer Bluestone is in talks with venture capital firm Iron Pillar to raise about Rs 200 crore. Hike in talks with WeChat parent Ten...

8 June, 2016 | More »


Amazon ties up with Storeking for rural India push; Telcos want WhatsApp, Skype to be regulated

Amazon has signed up with e-commerce startup Storeking as part of its offline shopping initiative Udaan while telecom operators want the government to regulate over-the-top platforms such as WhatsApp and Skype to create a level-playing field. Also, e-commerce firms are taking more measures to cut lo...

7 June, 2016 | More »


TC Roundup: Uber China closes $1 billion fundraising round: sources

Uber Technologies Inc’s China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, with investors still hopeful for the U.S.-based ride service despite strong domestic competition. Investors in Uber’s Chinese unit include Internet g...

28 August, 2015 | More »

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