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Hike: Revenue Rs 42 lakh in FY16, valuation $1.4 bn

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Hike Ltd, the messaging app operator that touched $1.4 billion in valuation last year, started earning revenue in 2015-16 but its bottom line worsened as it burnt more cash than ever. The four-year-old company reported revenue from operations of Rs 42.32 lakh for the year through March 2016, accordi...

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PressPlay co-founder Anand Sinha joins FreeCharge

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed Anand Sinha, co-founder and former chief executive of Sequoia Capital-backed travel entertainment startup PressPlayTV, as director of partnerships and strategic initiatives. Sinha will lead both online and offline partnerships in...

19 December, 2016 | More »

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Why Baidu is cautious about investing in Indian startups

Chinese web services giant Baidu is conspicuously slow and cautious in investing in Indian startups when compared to its peers Alibaba and Tencent. Though Baidu set up its India office late last year and initiated discussions with three-four consumer internet startups in India the firm has not yet p...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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Great Wall Club Innovator Fund plans more deals in India

Silicon Valley-based early stage investor GWC Innovator Fund plans to step up seed investments in India by backing five to ten startups in a year from its new $20 million fund, its co-founder Barret Parkman told Techcircle. GWC Innovator Fund is an offshoot of Great Wall Club (GWC), the company that...

21 November, 2016 | More »

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Now Chinese ride-hailing major Didi Chuxing wants to go global

Chinese taxi-hailing firm Didi Chuxing has expressed its ambitions to go global. Didi’s president Jean Liu made it clear at an event in the US that, “We are definitely going global.” “We are a big sponsor and a big believer in local players. If there are no existing local players, we will go...

21 October, 2016 | More »

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Online travel portals MakeMyTrip and ibibo to merge

In the biggest consolidation move in the online travel agency (OTA) space in India, NASDAQ-listed MakeMyTrip Ltd has agreed to buy ibibo Group, which is co-owned by South African technology group Naspers Ltd and Chinese investment firm Tencent, in a stock deal. Naspers and Tencent, which own 91% and...

18 October, 2016 | More »

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Why Freecharge badly needs a recharge

The news report last week that Japanese telecom and internet conglomerate Softbank Group Corp is in talks to invest in FreeCharge was the third in as many months speaking of fund-raise efforts by ecommerce company Snapdeal for its digital payments arm. Around a month ago, two people in the know of d...

13 October, 2016 | More »

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu sets up $3 bn investment fund

Beijing-based search engine major Baidu Inc. has set up a 20 billion Yuan ($3 billion) fund to invest in the internet sector, the firm said on Wednesday. According to Reuters, the fund ‘Baidu Capital’ will focus on mid- and late-stage firms, with individual funding amounts ranging from $50 milli...

12 October, 2016 | More »

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Freecharge hires Karthik Rajeshwaran as director of strategy

Snapdeal-controlled digital payments platform FreeCharge has appointed former Obi Mobiles executive Karthik Rajeshwaran as director (strategy). Rajeshwaran will use his expertise to usher-in consumer centric innovations to expand revenue across new business opportunities, Freecharge said in a press ...

12 October, 2016 | More »

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After Foxconn and Tencent, SoftBank lines up for investment in FreeCharge

Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp is reportedly in talks to invest between $150 and $200 million in Snapdeal-owned digital payments unit FreeCharge. The investment could take FreeCharge’s valuation to $700 million-$1 billion, according to a report in The Economic Times on Thursday...

6 October, 2016 | More »

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