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Flipkart expands hyperlocal service Flipkart Quick to 10 cities

BUSINESS

Flipkart expands hyperlocal service Flipkart Quick to 10 cities

The company also plans to introduce the hyperlocal service to other cities in a phased manner this year and aims to be present in over 200 cities by the end of 2022.

WeRize raises $8 million in Series A funding by 3one4 Capital, Kalaari Capital

BUSINESS

WeRize raises $8 million in Series A funding by 3one4 Capital, Kalaari Capital

Founded in 2019 by ex-Lendingkart executives Vishal Chopra and Himanshu Gupta, WeRize promises a full-stack financial service for families in small towns in India. The company distributes and develops customized credit, group insurance, and savings products for 100 million families and 300 million individuals who live in 4000 small towns of India.

iD fresh foods founder calls out fake WhatsApp propaganda

BUSINESS

iD fresh foods founder calls out fake WhatsApp propaganda

This comes on the back of viral WhatsApp forward that claimed that the company mixes calf rennet and cow bones to increase the volume of the batter.

Crypto transactions should be taxed based on payment channels, tracked through repository: R Gandhi

BUSINESS

Crypto transactions should be taxed based on payment channels, tracked through repository: R Gandhi

The Former Deputy Governor added that while cryptocurrency trading is meant to be independent, it must be amenable to the laws of the land. CoinDCX Co-founder and CEO Sumit Gupta stressed how regulators must not clamp down on evolving technology.

Best way to make children read books? Be a role model: SUGAR Cosmetics’ Vineeta Singh

BUSINESS

Best way to make children read books? Be a role model: SUGAR Cosmetics’ Vineeta Singh

SUGAR Cosmetics CEO Vineeta Singh, in the latest episode of Moneycontrol's All About Books talks about her reading habits

Meet the cigarette startup founder who doesn't smoke

BUSINESS

Meet the cigarette startup founder who doesn't smoke

Life has come full circle for Hash founder Shwetank Jain – from a small hookah business in his college days to starting a cigarette startup now. His aim? To do to tobacco what Bira did to beer.

Crypto space too large to ignore now: Experts 

BUSINESS

Crypto space too large to ignore now: Experts 

Some of the most pressing questions about India and its cryptocurrency stance, answered by experts on Moneycontrol's Twitter Spaces show- Crypto and India: The Way Ahead

Ultrahuman raises $17.5 million led by Alpha Wave, top founders

BUSINESS

Ultrahuman raises $17.5 million led by Alpha Wave, top founders

The funds will be used for geographical expansion and to improve the health startup's biomarker technology

Moneycontrol Masterclass | Nuanced approach to reopening schools needed, there is severe learning loss: Experts

INDIA

Moneycontrol Masterclass | Nuanced approach to reopening schools needed, there is severe learning loss: Experts

Since the onset of the pandemic, schools have remained shut and have shifted to a virtual at-home learning environment. The threat of a third wave may mean a second year of online learning for kids. As the debate around reopening schools grows louder, we assess the impact of long hours of online learning and if India is ready to send its kids to school.

Online tobacco platform Hash raises funding from top startup founders

BUSINESS

Online tobacco platform Hash raises funding from top startup founders

The round also saw participation from angels such as Cred Founder Kunal Shah, BharatPe Co-Founder and Managing Director Ashneer Grover, among others

Ather Energy CEO sees massive EV demand, says Ola electric scooter helped grow awareness

BUSINESS

Ather Energy CEO sees massive EV demand, says Ola electric scooter helped grow awareness

The only impediment to the growth of electric vehicles can be charging infrastructure bottlenecks that may crop up in the next few years, says Tarun Mehta. In the last few months, the industry has seen 30-40 percent growth every month. In the next 2-3 years, volumes may grow 20-30 times over the cumulative volumes of the last 15 years, he says.

You always find time for what you love, says Razorpay co-founder Shashank Kumar on books

BUSINESS

You always find time for what you love, says Razorpay co-founder Shashank Kumar on books

Razorpay co-founder Shashank Kumar discusses his love for books and books that helped him build Razorpay, among other things

Virender Sehwag: With my fan following, my new venture can have 100 million customers

BUSINESS

Virender Sehwag: With my fan following, my new venture can have 100 million customers

Cricketer Virender Sehwag is one of India's most recognizable people for his attacking batting and social media banter. Now he wants you to buy his brand of clothing- focusing on fitness, ath-leisure and sports equipment, an attempt to disrupt large global brands. Will he hit a six with this one? Moneycontrol explores in an interview

Meet Pratilipi, the content startup shaping the future of reading, writing and publishing

BUSINESS

Meet Pratilipi, the content startup shaping the future of reading, writing and publishing

Content startup Pratilipi's monetisation plans may indicate the future of both reading and entertainment

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal unveils 'unlimited free deliveries' for Pro members

BUSINESS

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal unveils 'unlimited free deliveries' for Pro members

"One of the most requested features from our customers has been "Unlimited Free Deliveries." So, in a few hours, we are launching our Limited Edition *Pro Plus* membership for selected customers," Goyal tweeted.

Startups don’t need just money, they need help and mentoring, India’s newest VC fund Together says

BUSINESS

Startups don’t need just money, they need help and mentoring, India’s newest VC fund Together says

India's newest VC fund, Together, wants to try something different. In a Twitter Spaces session, its founders -- Freshworks CEO Girish Mathrubootham, Eka Software's Manav Garg and former Matrix Partners investor Shubham Gupta -- talk about their vision.

Work from office vs work from home: Will companies decide or employees? ​

BUSINESS

Work from office vs work from home: Will companies decide or employees? ​

How can organisations provide models that satisfy all workers? Does a hybrid work model foster better work relationships? These are some of the questions that top business leaders answered on the 11th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass.

A marriage doesnt happen in 2 weeks: Kalaari's Vani Kola on why she isn't rushing to close deals

BUSINESS

A marriage doesnt happen in 2 weeks: Kalaari's Vani Kola on why she isn't rushing to close deals

The company which earlier had investors ready to invest $600,000 in an ongoing funding round ended up pocketing $6 million seed funding -- 10 times what it had been offered less than 48 hours earlier – led by Accel and Elevation Capital.

Kalaari Capital launches $10 million fund for women entrepreneurs, CEOs

BUSINESS

Kalaari Capital launches $10 million fund for women entrepreneurs, CEOs

The idea of the fund is to enable more women founders to be CEO's of startups in shaping India's digital future over the next decade.

In his father's footsteps: Meet Basavaraj Bommai, the new chief minister of Karnataka

BUSINESS

In his father's footsteps: Meet Basavaraj Bommai, the new chief minister of Karnataka

He joined the BJP in 2008 and was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Shiggaon constituency in the Haveri district. A close confidante of BS Yediyurappa, he held the home minister portfolio in the previous government.

From Tata Motors engineer to Karnataka CM: Five things you need to know about Basavaraj Bommai

TRENDS

From Tata Motors engineer to Karnataka CM: Five things you need to know about Basavaraj Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai's political career started in Janata Dal (United) where he was appointed as the general secretary in 1995. He joined the BJP in 2008.

21 startups selected for the second batch of T-Hub's Investment program

BUSINESS

21 startups selected for the second batch of T-Hub's Investment program

Financial adviser marketplace Vitaysa, delivery company KarryNow, Neo-Banking company PayNav, and Ed-Tech company Thinkmerit are some of the startups that have been selected.

Idlis, Dosas, Parota's global footprint: ID Fresh Food expands in Gulf, eyes to open US plant

BUSINESS

Idlis, Dosas, Parota's global footprint: ID Fresh Food expands in Gulf, eyes to open US plant

iD fresh food was founded in 2005 by Mustafa PC and his four cousins, Abdul Nazer, Shamsudeen TK, Jafar TK, and Noushad TA. The company sells idli-dosa batter

Sequoia India launches Spark fellowship for women entrepreneurs in India, South East Asia

BUSINESS

Sequoia India launches Spark fellowship for women entrepreneurs in India, South East Asia

The investment firm has also said that it will expand its existing programmes to encourage more diversity in entrepreneurship.

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