Ola’s chief people officer Susheel Balakrishnan quits

Dearton Thomas Hector

Susheel Balakrishnan, the chief people officer at ride-hailing app Ola, has resigned from the firm after a six-month stint. Ola, ....

12 November, 2018

After driving around Australia and UK, Ola makes New Zealand foray

Kavya Kothiyal

Cashed up and on a roll, Indian cab-hailing app Ola will now drive around New Zealand, continuing its global launching spree that ....

9 November, 2018
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India’s competition watchdog dismisses price-fixing charges against Uber, Ola

Binu Paul

In response to a complaint against cab aggregators Uber and Ola, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ruled that the ....

8 November, 2018

Hundreds of Ola, Uber drivers go on strike seeking higher fares

Reuters

Hundreds of drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber and its local rival Ola went on strike in the two biggest Indian cities, ....

22 October, 2018

It’s official: Ola-owned Foodpanda acquires Holachef

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Foodpanda India, the online food delivery firm owned by cab hailing company Ola, has acquired shuttered food-tech startup Holachef ....

16 October, 2018

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal may invest $100 mn in Ola

Dearton Thomas Hector

Richer after his exit from his first venture Flipkart, Sachin Bansal seems all set to make his biggest personal investment ever ....

11 October, 2018
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Uber to expand to more Indian cities, plans shift to electric vehicles

Payal Ganguly

Cab aggregator Uber Technologies Inc. plans to expand to more cities in India and grow other services such as bike-hailing, a ....

4 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

Why MakeMyTrip’s Deep Kalra is worried about the future of Indian startups

Binu Paul

MakeMyTrip chairman and group chief executive officer Deep Kalra has warned about a potential takeover of the Indian startup ecosystem ....

1 October, 2018

Ola’s new initiative uses AI to ensure customer safety

Kavya Kothiyal

Homegrown cab-hailing major Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, on Tuesday launched project Guardian, a real-time monitoring ....

25 September, 2018
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As Ola-owned Foodpanda absorbs Holachef, employees and vendors claim a raw deal

Dearton Thomas Hector & Kavya Kothiyal

On a humid afternoon in Powai—Mumbai’s startup hub—a middle-aged man came calling at the second-floor office ....

25 September, 2018

Shuttl to absorb Commut’s local ops as Careem acqui-hires bus aggregator

Binu Paul

UAE-headquartered ride-hailing firm Careem has acqui-hired app-based Indian bus shuttle operator Commut as it readies to launch ....

24 September, 2018

Ola dials Naspers, Temasek and others for new investment round: Report

Payal Ganguly

ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which owns ride-hailing company Ola, is in discussions with South African internet conglomerate Naspers ....

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

Ola raises $50 mn from two new Chinese investors

Dearton Thomas Hector

Cab-hailing app Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has raised $50 million (around Rs 360 crore) from two new Chinese investors ....

18 September, 2018

Ola founders, Temasek to acquire 10% stake in ride-hailing firm

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ola’s co-founders, along with Singapore’s state investment arm Temasek, are in the process of buying out a less than ....

7 September, 2018

Two more senior executives quit cab aggregator Ola

Kavya Kothiyal

Cab-hailing firm Ola, run by Bengaluru-based ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has seen some more senior-level exits. Saikiran Krishnamurthy, ....

6 September, 2018

Why DSG Consumer-backed Tazzobikes skid to a halt after a two-year run

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Hyderabad-based bike rental firm Tazzo Technologies Pvt. Ltd has shut down its operations less than two years since its inception ....

5 September, 2018

Aim to aid local startups but not looking at protectionism: IndiaTech CEO Kailasam

Dearton Thomas Hector & Anand J

The debate around a ‘level-playing field’ for Indian startups intensified towards the end of 2016 when Flipkart co-founder ....

4 September, 2018

SoftBank steps up search for India head, engages headhunting firm

Binu Paul

Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp is aggressively on the lookout for a suitable candidate to lead ....

4 September, 2018

Why Indian startups are set to open new frontiers with emerging tech

Dilipkumar Khandelwal

In the early days, it was not easy for startups in India to get investment or the right mentorship. Startups often moved their ....

28 August, 2018