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Flashback 2016: Hike’s Kavin Mittal takes the fast lane to success

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | More »

Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder, Hike
For Kavin Bharti Mittal, the 29-year-old founder and chief executive of instant messaging app Hike, 2016 will go down as a milestone year. For, this is the year when the four-year-old startup joined the coveted group of young firms that are valued at least $1 billion. Hike became only the 10th start...

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Messaging app Hike joins unicorn club after raising $175 mn

Messaging app Hike Ltd has raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group and other investors in a round that propelled it to the elite list of unicorns, or private companies valued at least $1 billion. Existing investors Tiger Global, J...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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Tesla’s Chinese rival NextEV names Padmasree Warrior as CEO for US arm

Padmasree Warrior, one of Silicon Valley’s high-profile female executives and former CTO of Cisco, is joining Chinese electric vehicle startup NextEV Inc as its US chief executive officer and head of global software development. In June this year, India-born Padmasree stepped down from her p...

16 December, 2015 | More »

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Practo raises $90M from China’s Tencent, Sofina, Google Capital, Yuri Milner & others

Practo Technologies Pvt Ltd, a web-based clinic management software developer and medicare listings provider, has raised $90 million in Series C funding led by Chinese media and technology conglomerate Tencent Holdings Pvt Ltd. Marquee institutional investors such as Sofina, Sequoia India, Google Ca...

6 August, 2015 | More »