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  • Ordered some veggies? This startup brings a truckload to your doorstep! Feb 17, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Ordered some veggies? This startup brings a truckload to your doorstep!

    Bok choy, lettuce or spinach, Delhi-based VegEase sends you a van full to choose from. It has 85 vans at present, and plans to increase the number of trucks to 500 in Delhi NCR alone by May. Foray into other cities by March on the cards.

  • Entrepreneurs hail Narendra Modi government's move to free up mapping Feb 15, 2021 09:16 PM IST

    Entrepreneurs hail Narendra Modi government's move to free up mapping

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi described it as a decision that would provide a huge impetus to Digital India and a massive step in its vision for Atmanirbhar Bharat.

  • Snap to double down on India as user base crosses 60 million Feb 15, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Snap to double down on India as user base crosses 60 million

    Snap’s Nana Murugesan, Managing Director, International Markets, says to expand Snapchat’s reach in India they will step up investment in partnerships, experiences and product development.

  • Azim Premji-backed KreditBee raises Rs 544 crore, cuts down on Chinese funding Feb 15, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Azim Premji-backed KreditBee raises Rs 544 crore, cuts down on Chinese funding

    KreditBee's parent company, Finnov, slashed its Chinese investors that now hold only 10 percent as compared to previously holding 40 percent.

  • Indian Angel Network plans to invest over Rs 100 crore in start-ups in 2021 Feb 15, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    Indian Angel Network plans to invest over Rs 100 crore in start-ups in 2021

    IAN co-founder Padmaja Ruparel told PTI that the consortium members will evaluate opportunities in biotechnology, augmented reality, manufacturing and in environment space.

  • Last week in startup funding | Dailyhunt gets $100 million more; D2C brands, meat delivery continue to attract investors Feb 13, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Last week in startup funding | Dailyhunt gets $100 million more; D2C brands, meat delivery continue to attract investors

    Dailyhunt has now raised $200 million in two months, a well-known makeup brand got funded and a gaming IPO may be on the way.

  • Founder-CEO Ashneer Grover on why BharatPe chose not to be a unicorn, for now  Feb 12, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Founder-CEO Ashneer Grover on why BharatPe chose not to be a unicorn, for now 

    Ashneer Grover thinks BharatPe has achieved a lot but has a long way to go, the unicorn tag can be a distraction.

  • Bengaluru based startup Niki says its revenue increased by 1000% in last year Feb 12, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Bengaluru based startup Niki says its revenue increased by 1000% in last year

    The company has Tata mogul Ratan Tata, US-based fintech-focused fund EMVC, Unilazer Ventures, Japan’s Recruit Strategic Partners, and Haresh Chawla, among others, onboard as investors.

  • Pepperfry gets Rs 35 crore infusion from Innoven Capital: Report Feb 12, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Pepperfry gets Rs 35 crore infusion from Innoven Capital: Report

    Pepperfry saw “strong growth” through the COVID-19 pandemic and is on track to profitability.

  • Exclusive: Anthill partners a foreign PE to set up $130-150 million early growth stage fund Feb 11, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    Exclusive: Anthill partners a foreign PE to set up $130-150 million early growth stage fund

    There is paucity of capital as start-ups begin to scale and move into the late venture capital stage. There exists tremendous opportunity for smart investors to tap into these start-ups and it is this space that the company is eyeing.

  • Fear, panic and bounce-back: Inside a transport startup's pandemic rollercoaster Feb 10, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    Fear, panic and bounce-back: Inside a transport startup's pandemic rollercoaster

    Mumbai-based transportation startup Cityflo was growing at a steady pace when the Covid pandemic hit. The lockdown that followed crippled the bus aggregator, with its services coming to a screeching halt overnight. However, as many a business fell by the wayside, Cityflo battled, survived , learnt lessons along the way, and is now looking to thrive. This is its story

  • HDFC Bank invites startups to apply for SmartUp grants Feb 09, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    HDFC Bank invites startups to apply for SmartUp grants

    The startups will be evaluated basis their market reach, penetration and scalability of the product, degree of social impact in beneficiaries’ lives and economic viability of product at scale.

  • What in the world are secondaries? Feb 09, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    What in the world are secondaries?

  • US district court seeks judicial assistance from Madras HC in Zoho-Freshworks legal tussle: Report Feb 09, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    US district court seeks judicial assistance from Madras HC in Zoho-Freshworks legal tussle: Report

    The letter dated January 15, requests “certain documents and testimony for examination,” in the case.

  • VerSe Innovation, the company behind short video platform Josh, raises another $100 million Feb 08, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    VerSe Innovation, the company behind short video platform Josh, raises another $100 million

    The company secured the unicorn status in December when it raised $100 million from tech giants Google, Microsoft, and AlphaWave, taking its valuation to more than $1 billion.

  • Venture Catalysts' 9Unicorns raises Rs 100 crore from Haldiram's, others Feb 08, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Venture Catalysts' 9Unicorns raises Rs 100 crore from Haldiram's, others

    With a growing interest among domestic and global investors, the early-stage startup fund has decided to expand the corpus to Rs 500 crore from Rs 300 crore.

  • SarvaGram raises Rs 77 crore, anticipates Rs 8,000 crore loanbook in next 5 years Feb 08, 2021 10:57 AM IST

    SarvaGram raises Rs 77 crore, anticipates Rs 8,000 crore loanbook in next 5 years

    SarvaGram, founded by Utpal Isser and Sameer Mishra, aims at allowing livelihood upgradation for rural and semi-urban households in India.

  • Brazilian, Indian startup satellite in ISRO’s first mission in 2021 on February 28 Feb 05, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Brazilian, Indian startup satellite in ISRO’s first mission in 2021 on February 28

    India’s space agency ISRO planned to launch Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 20 other payloads, including one built by a home-grown start-up

  • Vested Finance that allows Indians to invest in US stock market raises $3.6 million Feb 05, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Vested Finance that allows Indians to invest in US stock market raises $3.6 million

    Vested processed more than $100 million in trades in 2020 and more than half of the investors using the platform are investing in the US market for the first time, the company has said .

  • Cannabis startup Hemp Horizons raises Rs 2 crore in seed funding Feb 04, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Cannabis startup Hemp Horizons raises Rs 2 crore in seed funding

    Founded by Rohit Shah, Kartikey Dadoo, and Kanishk Yadav, the company wants to make use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

  • Ixigo acquires Bengaluru's Confirmtkt in stock & cash deal Feb 04, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Ixigo acquires Bengaluru's Confirmtkt in stock & cash deal

    The founders of Ixigo will join the board of the online train discovery and booking platform. Both companies will continue to run independently after the acquisition.

  • Ajinkya Rahane on why he became a startup investor and his rules for investing in companies Feb 04, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Ajinkya Rahane on why he became a startup investor and his rules for investing in companies

    Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane shares for the first time details of his investment strategy and the vital factors that drive him to invest in a business

  • Mpowered seeks SEBI approval to set up AIF for retail investors Feb 03, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Mpowered seeks SEBI approval to set up AIF for retail investors

    Mpowered, which recently raised $21 million from high-net-worth individuals, helps property owners convert their real estate liabilities into profit-generating ventures.

  • Meet new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Blend of wit, humour and customers-first approach Feb 03, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    Meet new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: Blend of wit, humour and customers-first approach

    An old-timer at Amazon, Andy Jassy is also known for his wit and humour. He apparently does not think twice before taking a pot shot at competitors.

  • Zetwerk raises $120 million from Lightspeed, Greenoaks at $600 million valuation Feb 03, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Zetwerk raises $120 million from Lightspeed, Greenoaks at $600 million valuation

    Zetwerk procures manufacturing services such as fabrication, machining, casting and forging from small and medium companies and connects them to mid-to-large OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and engineering, procurement and construction firms in India and South-East Asia.

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