IKEA prepares for India debut, with a little help from UrbanClap to ease DIY doubts

Reuters

IKEA is set to open its first store in India next month, and the world’s biggest furniture retailer is localizing its offering ....

12 June, 2018

Zomato's chief business officer Mukund Kulashekaran steps down

Dearton Thomas Hector

Mukund Kulashekaran, the chief business officer at online restaurant discovery and food delivery company Zomato, has quit the ....

5 June, 2018
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UrbanClap's revenue quadruples, losses reduce in FY18

Shweta Sharma

Home services marketplace UrbanClap's revenue grew four times in the financial year 2017-18 even as its net loss reduced by ....

3 May, 2018

Amazon-backed home services startup Housejoy lays off 40 employees

Shweta Sharma

Bengaluru-based home services startup Housejoy, operated by Sarvaloka Services On Call Pvt. Ltd, has laid off at least 40 employees ....

1 May, 2018

Can home services marketplaces UrbanClap and HouseJoy defy the odds?

Shweta Sharma & Dearton Thomas Hector

Between 2013 and 2015, a number of startups set up shop in India to operate marketplaces that provided a range of home services. ....

19 April, 2018

Home services startup Frapperz raises $100K in seed funding

Binu Paul

On-demand home services provider Frapperz has raised $100,000 (Rs 66.6 lakh) in seed funding from a group of investors led by ....

14 March, 2017
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Domestic help provider Didi acquires home services startup TimeMyTask

Disha Sharma

On-demand maid service Didi has acquired home services startup TimeMyTask in an all-stock deal, Didi's co-founder and chief executive ....

30 January, 2017

Servify raises funding from Beenext, Blume Ventures, others

Disha Sharma

Servify, a platform that works as a personal assistant to electronic gadgets and appliances, has raised an undisclosed amount ....

26 November, 2016

Beauty has a strong repeat rate: UrbanClap CEO

Disha Sharma

Two-year-old UrbanClap, one of the most-funded startups in the home services industry, has charted out a clear growth plan for ....

17 November, 2016

Mobile repairing startup Gadgetwood gets $6 mn from Carpediem

Debjyoti Roy

Home-grown private equity firm Carpediem Capital has invested nearly Rs 40 crore (around $6 million) in Gadgetwood, an on-demand ....

22 September, 2016
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Exclusive: Former ITC exec Pradeep Dhobale invests in home services startup Renowala

Disha Sharma

Hyderabad-based on-demand marketplace for home improvement services Renowala.com secured a second round of seed funding from ....

31 August, 2016

Exclusive: Wellness startup Gomalon raises second round of seed funding

Disha Sharma

Bangalore-based wellness services startup Gomalon Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd has raised $100,000 (around Rs 68 lakh) in a second ....

27 June, 2016

No bigger validation

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Rajesh Chokani, founder & CEO, Sweetcouch: We did expect to meet some important people from Apple but I was taken aback when ....

20 May, 2016

Diving deep

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ajit Narayanan, founder, Invention Labs: We definitely knew that we would be meeting someone important from Apple, but the identity ....

20 May, 2016

Passage to India

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Apurva Roy Choudhary, CEO, Cynapse: We have been developing apps for the Apple ecosystem for the last six years. For the first ....

20 May, 2016

Apple is big on Indian app ecosystem, say founders who met Tim Cook

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

As the founder of a startup, you receive an invite from Apple Inc. Obviously, you are excited. This could be that lucky break, ....

20 May, 2016

Chauffeur provider app DriversKart buys smaller rival Driven

Nishant Sharma

Chennai-based on-demand chauffeur provider DriversKart said on Wednesday it has acquired smaller rival Driven to strengthen its ....

11 May, 2016

Home services startups promise a better home

Nishant Sharma

It's 10 am when Mohammed Arif, a 30-year-old carpenter from Gurgaon, receives a text message on his mobile phone's app for a carpentry ....

17 February, 2016

How tech startups are assisting victims in flood-ravaged Chennai

Team TC

Paytm, Practo, Ola and several new-age startups are playing a key role in helping the residents of flood-ravaged Chennai. While ....

3 December, 2015

Mobile-only local services marketplace UrbanClap gets $1.6M from SAIF, Accel & others

Hiral Trivedi

Delhi-based UrbanClap Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, which runs a mobile-only marketplace to find local service professionals under ....

16 April, 2015