Can music streaming apps hit the right notes in India with specialised content?

Payal Ganguly & Shweta Sharma

Swedish music streaming app Spotify will soon launch in India as it closes negotiations with leading music labels, according to ....

29 November, 2018

In charts: How Zomato, Swiggy transactions lifted food-tech deal value to new high

Keshav Sunkara

The number of investment deals in India’s food and agriculture sector dropped to its lowest level since at least 2014 but ....

22 November, 2018
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Will Paytm Mall’s new wholesale biz help it catch up with Flipkart, Amazon?

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Paytm Mall is moving to take greater control of inventory on the e-commerce platform as it looks to bridge the gap with rivals ....

15 November, 2018

From rummy to e-sports, it's boom time for digital gaming in India

Kavya Kothiyal

Fantasy sports platform Dream11 vaulted into the big league of local mobile gaming startups in September when it raised $100 million ....

12 November, 2018

How Apple is losing its grip on India

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Software engineer Samee Alam was ready to take the big leap and buy an iPhone in this week’s Diwali festival sales, but ....

8 November, 2018

Short videos in local languages are making a splash on Indian content platforms

Payal Ganguly

After a stint at social networking giant Facebook, Abhishek Inumella and his college friends teamed up to launch Samosa Labs in ....

25 October, 2018
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Will SoftBank-Alibaba's potential FirstCry bet spark rebirth of babycare e-tailers?

Kavya Kothiyal & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

After a dormant couple of years on the fundraising front, baby products e-tailers could soon have reason to cheer. Multiple ....

24 October, 2018

As Mercer buys Mettl, here's why everyone comes out looking like a winner

Kavya Kothiyal & Dearton Thomas Hector & Binu Paul

A week ago, online skills assessment startup Mettl managed something rather rare in the Indian startup ecosystem — it delivered ....

15 October, 2018

How Droom became a formidable force by keeping its eyes firmly on the road

Shweta Sharma & Kavya Kothiyal

Last week, online vehicles marketplace Droom secured $30 million (around Rs 220 crore) in a Series E round of funding, less than ....

10 October, 2018

Can bike taxi startups ride their way to growth?

Binu Paul

This is the final of a three-part series that analyses India’s transport aggregation sector. You can read the previous parts here and ....

4 October, 2018
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Can Yatra fly its way out of the red and defy investors' doubts?

Dearton Thomas Hector

In early 2017, online travel company Yatra Online Inc. signed up actor Ranbir Kapoor as its brand ambassador in a bid to raise ....

1 October, 2018

For bus aggregators, the road to maturity has plenty of speed bumps

Binu Paul

This is the second of a three-part series that analyses India's transport aggregation sector. You can read the first part ....

27 September, 2018

What ShareChat’s $100-mn funding round means for native language content platforms

Kavya Kothiyal & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

ShareChat, the native language social networking platform, catapulted into the big league of local consumer internet startups ....

24 September, 2018

Can transport aggregation services scale beyond cabs?

Binu Paul

This is the first of a three-part series that analyses India's transport aggregation sector. In India, cab aggregators ....

20 September, 2018

What does Amazon’s latest bet mean for India’s grocery biz?

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

US e-commerce behemoth Amazon appears to have made another move to expand its grocery retail business in India and intensify its ....

19 September, 2018

How cross-border e-commerce is helping Chinese SMEs lure Indian customers

Payal Ganguly

A party dress for less than Rs 2,000, a wristwatch for Rs 145 or tea infusers for Rs 100, the prices are as enticing as the designs ....

19 September, 2018

Should B2B marketplaces look beyond SMEs to stay in business?

Payal Ganguly

Over the past three months, business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce marketplace Industrybuying has slashed its workforce to fewer ....

7 September, 2018

Launch pads: Is Cisco accelerator's belief in B2B startups paying off?

Shweta Sharma

 * This story is part of a fortnightly series on accelerators and incubators in which we compile report cards highlighting ....

28 August, 2018

Why ed-tech startups have a lot to learn before scaling new highs

Kavya Kothiyal

Customer demand and the success stories of firms such as Byju’s, Toppr and Embibe, to name a few, have made investors ‘cautiously ....

27 August, 2018

Can India’s street-smart logistics startups scale the final frontier?

Binu Paul

Entrepreneurs cutting across traditional and tech-enabled logistics firms agree on one thing - it’s a good business to be ....

23 August, 2018

Launch pads: How a tech services firm became an accelerator for startups

Shweta Sharma

* This story is part of a fortnightly series on accelerators and incubators in which we compile report cards highlighting the ....

14 August, 2018