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
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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

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
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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
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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

Paytm-backed mobile gaming platform Gamepind appoints COO

Kavya Kothiyal

Mobile gaming platform Gamepind has appointed Sudhanshu Gupta, a former executive at digital wallet firm Paytm, as its chief operating ....

13 August, 2018

Launch pads: YES FINTECH looks to build on promising start

Shweta Sharma

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

31 July, 2018

With GigaFiber, can Reliance Jio conquer the entire broadband, TV ecosystem?

Anirban Ghoshal

Earlier this month, Mukesh Ambani took the stage at Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting to announce the impending ....

24 July, 2018

Launch pads: Mixed bag for TLabs amid hunt for right model

Shweta Sharma

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

17 July, 2018

Can MX Player help Times Internet stream its way past Hotstar, Netflix?

Dearton Thomas Hector

In June 2008, as the world was on the cusp of the worst financial crisis in eight decades, media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman ....

11 July, 2018

Paytm-owned Little-Nearbuy has a turnaround plan, but can it stick to the script?

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Last December, digital wallet and e-commerce major Paytm engineered a merger between its floundering investee company Little and ....

9 July, 2018

3D printers are now producing parts for water treatment plants

Shweta Sharma

A water technology startup in Singapore has built a 3D-printing facility for manufacturing membranes used in water filtration.  Nanyang ....

6 July, 2018