Amazon seeks out brands like Zomato and ixigo to build Alexa skills

Anirban Ghoshal

Jeff Bezos-led e-commerce portal Amazon, which also develops and markets products around its digital assistant Alexa, is looking ....

17 January, 2019

Cloud kitchen startup InnerChef pockets pre-Series B funding

Kavya Kothiyal

Cloud kitchen startup InnerChef Pvt. Ltd has raised around $6.5 million (Rs 43 crore) in a pre-Series B funding round from a clutch ....

8 January, 2019
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Zomato courts new investors as SoftBank switches focus to Swiggy

Kavya Kothiyal & Payal Ganguly

Food-tech unicorn Zomato is courting new investors in a bid to raise up to $1 billion in fresh funding even as Japanese investment ....

2 January, 2019

Online grocers, food delivery startups face stricter norms

Binu Paul

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued revised guidelines tightening scrutiny of e-commerce food ....

28 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Fuelled by enormous investor appetite, food-tech finds its mojo

Binu Paul

The events of the past year have made it amply clear that food-tech is certainly not a winner-takes-all business. Four heavily-funded ....

26 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Unicorns, Chinese cheques drive buzz in startup ecosystem

Binu Paul

India’s startup ecosystem took a long stride towards maturity this year, as several big-ticket acquisitions and funding ....

24 December, 2018
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Food-tech unicorn Swiggy secures $1 bn in new round as valuation nearly triples

Kavya Kothiyal & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Online food delivery startup Swiggy has raised $1 billion (just short of Rs 7,000 crore at current exchange rates) in a fresh ....

20 December, 2018

Zomato loses CFO, acquires drone delivery startup

Dearton Thomas Hector

Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd has lost its chief financial officer (CFO) Sameer Maheshwary five months after he joined the online restaurant ....

5 December, 2018

Zomato signs on Durga Raghunath to drive growth in new businesses

Dearton Thomas Hector

Online restaurant search and food delivery company Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd has appointed Durga Raghunath, currently chief executive ....

4 December, 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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Why the new regulations for online food delivery firms need greater clarity

Anurag Pareek & Samad Ali

Online food delivery companies have drawn significant interest from investors this year as they experience rapid growth. Zomato, ....

16 November, 2018

Too much on Swiggy’s plate? Food delivery app suffers outage amid expansion drive

Anirban Ghoshal & Payal Ganguly

Two mega funding rounds in 2018 — with a third one in the pipeline — have fuelled Swiggy’s rapid expansion this ....

2 November, 2018

Alibaba's India B2B arm records steep fall in FY18 profit

Payal Ganguly

Alibaba India Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd posted a sharp 88% drop in net profit for the year through March even though its revenue rose ....

1 November, 2018

Swiggy closes revenue gap with Zomato in FY18 but loss soars

Dearton Thomas Hector

Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs food delivery app Swiggy, saw its operating revenues as well as its losses increase for ....

29 October, 2018

Why businesses need not break a sweat about Google Play Store's policy changes

Anirban Ghoshal

Last week, tech giant Google decided to shutter social network Google+ after disclosing a bug that may have exposed the data of ....

17 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

Zomato introduces self-pickup service to rein in costs

Payal Ganguly

Restaurant reservation and food ordering platform Zomato has introduced a self-pickup service in 13 cities, a move that seems ....

10 October, 2018

Zomato FY18 loss shrinks on higher revenue, cost cuts

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurugram-based Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd narrowed its net loss for 2017-18, as the restaurant listings and food delivery company controlled ....

22 September, 2018

Swiggy is the most successful food-tech startup in India: COO Vivek Sunder

Dearton Thomas Hector & Anand J

Online food delivery firm Swiggy is on a funding spree this calendar year. In June, it had raised a whopping $210 million in ....

17 September, 2018

Alipay gains voting-rights edge at Zomato

Payal Ganguly

The payments affiliate of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has tightened its grip on Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd after ....

11 September, 2018

China's Ctrip may invest $100 mn in Zomato

Kavya Kothiyal

Chinese travel services firm Ctrip may invest $100 million (Rs 724 crore at current exchange rates) in online restaurant discovery ....

10 September, 2018