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  • Toppr.com raises $10 mn from Fidelity, SAIF, Helion May 07, 2015 11:03 AM IST

    Toppr.com raises $10 mn from Fidelity, SAIF, Helion

    At present, Toppr has over 1,70,000 students on its platform. Students practised over 2.5 million questions in April, the company said. Last month, Toppr.com acquired EasyPrep, another player in the online test preparation segment.

  • BPCL raises $500 mn to fund capital expenditure Apr 30, 2015 12:17 PM IST

    BPCL raises $500 mn to fund capital expenditure

    BPCL said that the notes will be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and the proceeds will be used for capital expenditures purposes. Shares of BPCL were trading at Rs 776.90 apiece, up 2.81 percent on the BSE.

  • Ola in fresh funding talks; can raise up to USD 400 mn Apr 10, 2015 06:13 PM IST

    Ola in fresh funding talks; can raise up to USD 400 mn

    Ola is locked in intense negotiations over the new round of funding as investors are closely "studying the firm's future plans," sources close to the development said.

  • Urban Ladder raises over Rs 300 cr funding Apr 09, 2015 04:37 PM IST

    Urban Ladder raises over Rs 300 cr funding

    Urban Ladder has raised USD 27 million from Kalaari Capital, SAIF Partners and Steadview Capital in the past three years. Besides, Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata had also made a personal investment in the company in November 2014, it said in a statement.

  • India's transport ministry bats for Uber, Ola Apr 09, 2015 04:34 PM IST

    India's transport ministry bats for Uber, Ola

    India in December ordered all unregistered web-based taxi companies to halt services until they obtain an operating licence after a driver contracted with Uber was accused of rape.

  • Quikr raises Rs 900 cr in funding; invest in mobility Apr 07, 2015 02:13 PM IST

    Quikr raises Rs 900 cr in funding; invest in mobility

    Quikr has more than 30 million monthly consumers and small business users across 1000 cities. The firm had last year raised USD 60 million funding for business expansion.

  • Bitcoin technology startup hires Morgan Stanley manager Apr 07, 2015 10:29 AM IST

    Bitcoin technology startup hires Morgan Stanley manager

    Dienelt co-founded the paper bitcoin wallet company Lazzerbee while working at Morgan Stanley, where he had been for almost a decade. He most recently managed a team of futures specialists in the bank's private wealth business.

  • Future Retail raises Rs 600cr from NCDs Apr 07, 2015 09:42 AM IST

    Future Retail raises Rs 600cr from NCDs

    Last month, Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Retail said it planned to raise up to Rs 1,500 crore through debt instruments to replace high cost loans and to invest on brand building and marketing.

  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin's new company raises $48 mn Apr 07, 2015 08:42 AM IST

    Android co-founder Andy Rubin's new company raises $48 mn

    Rubin, who was also head of head of Google's nascent robotics effort, stepped down from the company in October after a nine-year stint during which he built Android into a free, open-source software platform.

  • Deccan Gold seeks Sebi nod to raise Rs 44 crore Apr 06, 2015 02:15 PM IST

    Deccan Gold seeks Sebi nod to raise Rs 44 crore

    As per the draft letter of offer of Deccan Gold filed with Sebi, the company would issue nearly 3 crore shares of face value of Re 1 "for an aggregate amount of Rs 444.14 million to the eligible shareholders on rights basis".

  • Alibaba-backed ShopRunner gains momentum, eyes China Apr 06, 2015 08:24 AM IST

    Alibaba-backed ShopRunner gains momentum, eyes China

    The five-year old online retailer's gains may allow it to win over more customers who prize convenience and experience over cost savings, while taking advantage of its Alibaba relationship to help American retailers sell to China's still-growing middle class.

  • PE investments in Jan-Mar this year rise 20% to $2,646 mn Apr 02, 2015 03:39 PM IST

    PE investments in Jan-Mar this year rise 20% to $2,646 mn

    According to early data from Venture Intelligence, a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and their valuations, the investment in the said quarter registered a year-on-year jump, but declined on a quarter-on-quarter basis.

  • PFC to disburse Rs 44K crore loans in FY'16 Apr 01, 2015 06:29 PM IST

    PFC to disburse Rs 44K crore loans in FY'16

    PFC on Wednesday signed an MoU with the Ministry of Power for the financial year 2015-16. As per the pact, the company will disburse loans worth Rs 44,440 crore during the current fiscal.

  • FTIL put Rs 1000cr solution plan; brokers reject proposal Mar 31, 2015 06:32 PM IST

    FTIL put Rs 1000cr solution plan; brokers reject proposal

    The Rs 5,600 crore scam surfaced at FTIL's subsidiary NSEL in August 2013 affecting 13,000 investors. The spot exchange has recovered only Rs 371.8 crore from defaulters as on March 30 this year.

  • FCI plans 2-MT capacity silos at investment of Rs 2,000cr Mar 31, 2015 04:49 PM IST

    FCI plans 2-MT capacity silos at investment of Rs 2,000cr

    At present, India has 71 million tonnes (MT) of conventional storage space, including 33 MT under the control of state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI), while the remaining belongs to state agencies and Central Warehousing Corporation.

  • Pidilite to invest up to Rs 100 cr in Nina Waterproofing Mar 30, 2015 10:03 PM IST

    Pidilite to invest up to Rs 100 cr in Nina Waterproofing

    Nina Waterproofing Systems (Nina) was incorporated on November 11, 2014 to engage in the business of supply, installation and application of waterproofing systems. Shares of the company today closed at Rs 597.45 apiece on BSE today.

  • Pepperfry to raise up to Rs 500 cr in 2 months Mar 17, 2015 06:26 PM IST

    Pepperfry to raise up to Rs 500 cr in 2 months

    Online furniture retailer Pepperfry on Tuesday said it will raise fresh funds of USD 60-80 million (up to Rs 500 crore) in the next two months.

  • Launching a start up? Here are five things you must know Feb 18, 2015 08:08 PM IST

    Launching a start up? Here are five things you must know

    It has been observed that many students from leading business schools are opting to start a business over taking a job offer. Though start ups offer big upside, these young entrepreneurs cannot afford to ignore these five things.

  • Where e-tailers should spend $4 bn they raised this year Dec 30, 2014 03:12 PM IST

    Where e-tailers should spend $4 bn they raised this year

    If 2014 was the year of fast growth and easy money for India‘s leading ecommerce ventures, 2015 may turn out to be one where they will put to use all the cash they acquired through investors.

  • 8 things the new e-tailer must watch out for! Dec 30, 2014 11:37 AM IST

    8 things the new e-tailer must watch out for!

    It's boom time in the e-commerce space but only smart players will survive the competition. Here's how to acquire staying power

  • Online retailer Snapdeal to raise $600-$650 mln investment Oct 15, 2014 11:54 AM IST

    Online retailer Snapdeal to raise $600-$650 mln investment

    Analysts at Nomura estimated in a research note in July that India's e-commerce industry could quadruple to USD 43 billion over the next five years from USD 10 billion in 2013, driven by online retail.

  • Technology, healthcare top VC funding list in 2013 Feb 03, 2014 02:54 PM IST

    Technology, healthcare top VC funding list in 2013

    Thumbs-down for early-stage start-ups; biggest deal cracked in food sector

  • Incubating Start-Ups: Where should the egg hatch? Jan 23, 2014 04:55 PM IST

    Incubating Start-Ups: Where should the egg hatch?

    Not every start-up needs an incubator. But for those that do, which incubation programmes do you choose? And, no, 'incubation' is not synonymous with 'funding'

  • Early Twitter investors double on consumer web start-ups Nov 06, 2013 10:12 AM IST

    Early Twitter investors double on consumer web start-ups

    In May, Sabet invested in Stone's latest venture, Jelly, which has not announced details of its business except that it plays into consumer- and mobile-oriented themes - and takes its inspiration from the brain of jellyfish.

  • Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until month-end Nov 06, 2013 09:59 AM IST

    Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until month-end

    An OPCW document seen by Reuters said the organisation's leadership believed it could cover staff costs of the Syrian mission until the end of this month.

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