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  • Netradyne raises $150 million from Softbank Vision Fund, others; valuation nears $1 billion Jul 15, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    Netradyne raises $150 million from Softbank Vision Fund, others; valuation nears $1 billion

    This financing with earlier investments brings Netradyne's total capital raised to over $197 million.

  • US SPAC may soon become the instrument of choice for Indian start-ups Jul 07, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    US SPAC may soon become the instrument of choice for Indian start-ups

    Even if a handful of good companies can raise money through the SPAC route and can perform post listing, US investors will start looking at Indian companies to invest in, just as they did with Chinese companies over the last decade

  • Hello World | Zerodha founder salaries and the irrelevant debate Jun 02, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Hello World | Zerodha founder salaries and the irrelevant debate

    Instead of focusing the debate on antiquated theories of incentives, the debate must be about what it will take to help startups succeed.

  • These women are empowering Indian businesses with finance and sustainability solutions Apr 17, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    These women are empowering Indian businesses with finance and sustainability solutions

    Amrita Malik's fintech offers payment solutions; Dr Miniya Chatterji helps brands become profitable and sustainable; and Shruti Aggarwal's app is disrupting traditional lending in India.

  • Rental space platform Livve raises $1.5 million in seed funding from angel investors Mar 18, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Rental space platform Livve raises $1.5 million in seed funding from angel investors

    For property owners, Livve provides assured rentals and for tenants, it provides low deposits and a standardized living experience. Furniture is uniform across all properties

  • Indian-origin entrepreneurs turn around fortune of hottest US startups Feb 15, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    Indian-origin entrepreneurs turn around fortune of hottest US startups

    While Stanford alumni Baiju Bhatt led Robinhood app to a $11.7 billion valuation, Rohan Seth’s Clubhouse app made it big in less than a year as it now boasts of members such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Economic Survey 2021: Start-ups created 4.7 lakh jobs till December Jan 29, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021: Start-ups created 4.7 lakh jobs till December

    India is now home to 38 unicorns, with at least 12 startups getting added to the list in 2020, says the survey.

  • Starfish Growth Partners and Investpad launch joint fund to raise $100 million for early-stage startups: Report Jan 26, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Starfish Growth Partners and Investpad launch joint fund to raise $100 million for early-stage startups: Report

    While not focused on any particular industry, the fund will likely pay attention to verticals such as agriculture, deep-tech, education, fin-tech, healthcare, manufacturing and sustainability

  • Nikola Founder Trevor Milton steps down, replaced by former GM vice chairman Sep 21, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    Nikola Founder Trevor Milton steps down, replaced by former GM vice chairman

    His move comes less than two weeks after a sharply critical report of Nikola brought the startup in the radar of the United States regulators.

  • In-Depth | Growing chorus against Chinese products and India’s reluctance to restrict imports Jun 26, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    In-Depth | Growing chorus against Chinese products and India’s reluctance to restrict imports

    Why the ongoing India-China border dispute should remain at the border and not lead to a trade war. Here is all you need to know:

  • Minance gets ready to up its game, to bring trading in unlisted stocks online Apr 23, 2020 05:11 PM IST

    Minance gets ready to up its game, to bring trading in unlisted stocks online

    The bootstrapped startup is trying to make the unlisted share trading organised by using technology.

  • FarEye raises $25 million funding, to accelerate growth in US, Europe Apr 15, 2020 01:03 PM IST

    FarEye raises $25 million funding, to accelerate growth in US, Europe

    Existing investor SAIF Partners also participated in the Series D round.

  • Spaciya Advisors raises Rs 3.6 crore in pre-series round Mar 02, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    Spaciya Advisors raises Rs 3.6 crore in pre-series round

    The company plans to expand its reach to Mumbai, Hyderabad and other cities

  • Kerala start-up Entri eyeing 5 million users in 12 months Feb 04, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Kerala start-up Entri eyeing 5 million users in 12 months

    At least 1.6 million users have used Entri so far and the platform is now adding 6,000 aspirants every day, targetting 5 million users in the next 12 months and 10 million users in the next 18 months, Co Founder & CEO of of the Kochi-based Entri, Mohammed Hisamuddin said.

  • Zomato slashes monthly spends by 44% to Rs 143 crore; company to focus on volume increase: Report Nov 13, 2019 11:15 AM IST

    Zomato slashes monthly spends by 44% to Rs 143 crore; company to focus on volume increase: Report

    The cut was managed despite the start-up expanding operations across 500 more Indian cities

  • UrbanClap plans expansion, skill building to target Rs 250 crore revenue: Report Oct 22, 2019 01:21 PM IST

    UrbanClap plans expansion, skill building to target Rs 250 crore revenue: Report

    For its market expansion, the start-up is eyeing growth across 30 cities in the country and globally in the UAE, Australia and Singapore

  • Setting Sail podcast | Young generation doesn't believe in asset ownership, says Oyo's Rohit Kapoor Oct 07, 2019 06:02 PM IST

    Setting Sail podcast | Young generation doesn't believe in asset ownership, says Oyo's Rohit Kapoor

    Rohit Kapoor, CEO at Oyo Life talks about the company's expansion plans and how the current generation's mantra of being asset light is one of the prime reasons behind the growth of the shared economy.

  • Policy | Can Kerala lead the way in creating gender friendly start-up ecosystems? Sep 13, 2019 10:09 AM IST

    Policy | Can Kerala lead the way in creating gender friendly start-up ecosystems?

    Kerala’s International Women’s Trade Centre, a first in India, is pitched as a safe space away from home for women entrepreneurs who are eager to leverage their entrepreneurial abilities and for those who seek global exposure to their products.

  • Setting Sail podcast | Awfis CEO Amit Ramani explains how SMEs benefit from coworking spaces Sep 09, 2019 07:48 PM IST

    Setting Sail podcast | Awfis CEO Amit Ramani explains how SMEs benefit from coworking spaces

    Priyanka Sahay talks to Awfis CEO Amit Ramani to find out more about the office sharing sector, its demands and business models.

  • Indian entrepreneur Darpan Munjal‘s startup helps decide names of companies Aug 30, 2019 12:34 PM IST

    Indian entrepreneur Darpan Munjal‘s startup helps decide names of companies

    Indian entrepreneur Darpan Munjal knew the importance of the right company name and how it could act as a catalyst in scaling its fortunes

  • Billion-dollar US startup, Podium, credits Fortnite video game for increasing productivity Aug 29, 2019 08:52 AM IST

    Billion-dollar US startup, Podium, credits Fortnite video game for increasing productivity

    Rea, the CEO of Podium, says that they have realised that, when they play Fortnite, they learn to communicate better with one another.

  • Ex-McKinsey consultant & Faasos founder turns failed Mumbai-based restaurant into $535mn startup Aug 01, 2019 03:06 PM IST

    Ex-McKinsey consultant & Faasos founder turns failed Mumbai-based restaurant into $535mn startup

    An ex-McKinsey consultant, Barman joined hands with fellow INSEAD Business School classmate Kallol Banerjee in 2012 to start Faasos, which was a traditional operation kebab chain

  • E-commerce start-up Udaan eyes $500m in funding at $2.7bn valuation: Report Jul 29, 2019 04:02 PM IST

    E-commerce start-up Udaan eyes $500m in funding at $2.7bn valuation: Report

    Post the latest fundraising round, the company is expected to achieve $2.7 billion (Rs 270 crore) in valuation

  • Media-tech platform Toch raises Pre-Series A funding Jul 08, 2019 09:07 PM IST

    Media-tech platform Toch raises Pre-Series A funding

    The funding was led by investors from Hyderabad Angels, Mumbai Angels and other high net worth individuals (HNIs) including former Zee Entertainment CFO Mihir Modi and Swastik Bihani, Head of Products & GM, India at PayPal

  • VR in education offers one giant leap for students Jun 12, 2019 09:49 PM IST

    VR in education offers one giant leap for students

    Institutes are tying up with edu startups to create virtual reality modules that let history students tour ancient ruins, allow aspiring engineers to visit an oil rig.

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