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Exclusive: Former Flipkart CPO Punit Soni invests in Innov8

Friday, October 14, 2016 | More »

Punit Soni
Former Flipkart chief product officer (CPO) Punit Soni has invested an undisclosed amount of capital in Innov8, a sector agnostic co-working space. Innov8 is one of the three Indian companies selected by Y Combinator, a famous Silicon Valley incubator, for its summer batch of 2016. The other two sta...

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Market disruptor, tenacious? Y Combinator may be looking for you

Want to be a part of Y Combinator, the famous American seed accelerator? Tim Brady and Adora Cheung, partners at Y Combinator, tells us what can make you a part of the elite group. In an exclusive chat with TechCircle’s Nishant Sharma, the two partners say a founder with talent to create something...

22 September, 2016 | More »


ClearTax raises $2 mn in pre-Series A funding from FF Angel, Sequoia

Income tax returns e-filing platform ClearTax, run by Defmacro Software Pvt. Ltd, has raised $2 million (around Rs 13.3 crore) in pre-Series A funding from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Angel (FF Angel) and Sequoia Capital. FF Angel and Sequoia have invested $1 million each in the ...

26 May, 2016 | More »


ClearTax raises angel funding from PayPal’s Max Levchin, Silicon Valley investors

Defmacro Software Pvt Ltd, which runs income tax returns e-filing platform ClearTax, has secured $1.3 million (around Rs 8.6 crore) in angel funding from Silicon Valley investors, including PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. Other investors include Scott and Cyan Banister, serial investors in Uber, Spac...

26 April, 2016 | More »


Online payment startup Razorpay raises $120K from Y Combinator

Jaipur-based Razorpay Software Pvt Ltd, an online payment startup, has raised $120,000 (about Rs 74.7 lakh) in funding from US-based startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to a company statement. As a part of the deal, Y Combinator will also provide the startup with three-month acceleration. Th...

23 March, 2015 | More »


Paul Graham’s parting shot: Get a co-founder, focus on one specific set of users and vow them

Startup advice from Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is always welcome even if the man is stepping down as the startup incubator’s president and handing over the reins to partner Sam Altman. After all the incubator—which he co-founded with wife Jessica Livingston and a few others—has seen ...

26 February, 2014 | More »


Facebook backer Yuri Milner exits automatic Y Combinator investments

Yuri Milner, the Russian investor known for his bets on Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc, is pulling out of an arrangement that let him invest automatically in a group of companies participating in a program called Y Combinator. The companies will instead receive investments from venture-capital firm Kh...

17 December, 2013 | More »


Take one start-up, add expertise and grow with care

The University of California, Berkeley’s Skydeck incubator for student start-ups, has a decidedly un-student like feel. The incubator, which Haas School of Business, Berkeley helped establish and fund, occupies the penthouse suite of the tallest building in downtown Berkeley, with premium office ...

25 September, 2012 | More »

Morpheus, Seeders-backed Plivo gets funding from Y Combinator

Plivo, an India and US-based technology startup that offers Application Programme Interface (APIs) that make it easier for businesses to develop telephony applications, has received $1,67,000 in funding from startup accelerator Y Combinator and its partners. The startup is part of the current batch ...

10 July, 2012 | More »

Indus Khaitan To Quit Startup Accelerator Firm Morpheus

Indus Khaitan, one of the founding partners at The Morpheus, a seed fund cum startup incubator, is quitting the firm after a two year stint. Khaitan is headed for his own entrepreneurial venture, the details of which are not clear yet. Talking to Techcircle.in, Khaitan says, “I wanted to move ...

10 March, 2011 | More »