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  • Moneycontrol Masterclass Episode 5: What's driving the startup funding boom In India? Apr 16, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass Episode 5: What's driving the startup funding boom In India?

    Startup funding in India has been on a tear in 2021. The first hundred days of the year have already produced ten unicorns, firms valued at over a billion dollars or more, compared to 11 in all of 2020. Four consecutive days between April 5 and 8 birthed six unicorns. What's driving the surge? Catch Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Sequoia India & Surge, Radhika Gupta, MD & CEO, Edelweiss AMC, Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha and Vidit Aatrey, Founder & CEO, Meesho, discuss this subject and more in the 5th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass.

  • From commentary box to investments: Here's what motivated Harsha Bhogle to back startups Apr 07, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    From commentary box to investments: Here's what motivated Harsha Bhogle to back startups

    Popularly known as the voice of Indian cricket, Harsha Bhogle has of late stepped into the shoes of an angel investor for startups. He made two investments in the last couple of years. While one of these is in the home turf, the other is in a complete alien land -- Fantasy Akhada and Chqbook. In an interaction with Priyanka Sahay, special correspondent of Moneycontrol, Bhogle talks about what motivated him to invest in these startups and what are the parallels he draws between a cricketer and an entrepreneur. He also talks about how he can always go back to his college friends that include top entrepreneurs VS Sudhakar of BigBasket and Falguni Nayar of Nykaa whenever he has to make any startup-related decision. Watch this video to know more.

  • Indian tech unicorns get $225 million SPAC from top investors Mar 22, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Indian tech unicorns get $225 million SPAC from top investors

    According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Think Elevation Capital Growth Opportunities is looking to raise $225 million in an IPO.

  • Women's Day Special: Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath on Moneycontrol Mar 05, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Women's Day Special: Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath on Moneycontrol

    It's a Women's Day special at Moneycontrol as we catch up with Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath in a rare interview. She became a teacher at the age of 21 before co-founding Byju's, which would go on to become the world's most valuable ed-tech startup. Watch Divya Gokulnath get candid in this conversation with Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth on how she balances work and children, the global aspirations she has for Byju's, coping with criticism, the people who inspire her the most, and why her mother is her biggest mentor. This is one interview you cannot miss! Divya Gokulnath also talks about, the future of learning, Byju's plans for an IPO, creating artificial boundaries to maximize productivity and women in the workforce

  • Will Byju's be in huge demand even in a post-vaccination world? Mar 04, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Will Byju's be in huge demand even in a post-vaccination world?

    Will the surge in online learning continue even after schools reopen? Here's why Byju's co-founder Divya Gokulnath believes the momentum in ed-tech is here to stay

  • Exclusive: SaaS firm Chargebee guns for unicorn status with $1.4 billion valuation in fundraise Feb 22, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Exclusive: SaaS firm Chargebee guns for unicorn status with $1.4 billion valuation in fundraise

    The fundraising round will likely be led by a fresh US-based investor, with existing backers Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital and Insight Partners doubling down on their bets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exclusive: It’s party time for Zomato, ahead of potential IPO Dec 16, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    Exclusive: It’s party time for Zomato, ahead of potential IPO

    Zomato, which is currently running a pilot in the National Capital Region, is hoping to cash in on people’s preference to party at home instead of going to public places. The food-delivery company has tied up with three- and four-wheeler service providers to make deliveries since bike riders cannot handle bulk packages.

  • Paytm Money goes deeper into broking, opens IPO investments Nov 30, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    Paytm Money goes deeper into broking, opens IPO investments

    Paytm, which is hoping to start making money and look at a public listing in the near future, needs its adjacent business units to start showing profits. Broking is an important part of that strategy and the back to back product launches should take it towards that goal

  • Cars24 becomes India's latest unicorn with $200 million from DST Global  Nov 24, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    Cars24 becomes India's latest unicorn with $200 million from DST Global 

    Cars24 also entered the used two-wheelers category six months ago and has sold over 3000 two wheelers, the company said.

  • COVID-19 pushes Shopify's business in India as more businesses go online Nov 16, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    COVID-19 pushes Shopify's business in India as more businesses go online

    Canada headquartered Shopify is seeing a rapid growth in its global business, with multiple small businesses going online to avoid COVID-19 blues. Shopify India has seen 120 percent growth in new merchant additions in 2020 compared to 2019.

  • Appstore blues for Google? Oct 05, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Appstore blues for Google?

    Google has mandated all in-app purchases to be routed through Google Billing, startups say this is monopolistic behaviour from Google and the need has come to have our own Indian app store, but some say Google is justified in its demands, what does all this mean?

  • Paytm, other startups looking at ways to challenge Google Oct 03, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Paytm, other startups looking at ways to challenge Google

    Dozens of technology startups have considered forming a new startup association aimed chiefly at lodging protests with the government and courts against the US tech giant, says a report

  • India open to launching own mobile app store as start-ups criticise Google Oct 01, 2020 08:49 PM IST

    India open to launching own mobile app store as start-ups criticise Google

    India already runs a mobile app store that lists over 1200 mainly government-backed applications, but also Paytm, and the government could also consider expanding that instead of starting from scratch, the official added.

  • Indian startup chiefs join hands to fight Google-Apple duopoly, mulls creation of an app store for local apps Oct 01, 2020 12:26 PM IST

    Indian startup chiefs join hands to fight Google-Apple duopoly, mulls creation of an app store for local apps

    Among the founding parties include Murugavel Janakiraman (Matrimony.com), Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm) and Yashish Dahiya (Policybazaar).

  • Paytm app removed from Google Play Store Sep 18, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Paytm app removed from Google Play Store

    Google removed Paytm mobile app citing violation of its policies on gambling and betting.

  • Big Story | Govt Panel bats for LTCG exemption, lower tax for domestic investors to boost startup ecosystem Sep 16, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    Big Story | Govt Panel bats for LTCG exemption, lower tax for domestic investors to boost startup ecosystem

    In this edition of Big Story, let's find out more on the recommendation by the govt panel to induce investments in the startup ecosystem.

  • Exclusive | Zomato is about to buy a startup that has little to do with food delivery Sep 03, 2020 09:09 AM IST

    Exclusive | Zomato is about to buy a startup that has little to do with food delivery

    The food delivery company, which closed funding from Temasek on September 2, is in advanced negotiations to acquire Gurugram-based Fitso that offers sports facilities to members.

  • Zomato raises Rs 456 crore from Temasek's MacRitchie Investments Sep 02, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    Zomato raises Rs 456 crore from Temasek's MacRitchie Investments

    Zomato Fundraising: MacRitchie Investments is an indirectly owned subsidiary of Singapore- based Temasek Holdings.

  • Alibaba arm Ant Group highlights 'significant influence' over Paytm, investments in Zomato, in IPO prospectus Aug 26, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    Alibaba arm Ant Group highlights 'significant influence' over Paytm, investments in Zomato, in IPO prospectus

    Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been criticised as its major investors are Chinese, but the startup has maintained it is an Indian company

  • Big Story | SoftBank in talks to invest in learning startup Unacademy at $1.2 billion valuation Jul 14, 2020 06:29 PM IST

    Big Story | SoftBank in talks to invest in learning startup Unacademy at $1.2 billion valuation

    If the deal fructifies, the investment could thrust Unacademy into the unicorn club

  • Edutech startup Unacademy acquires PrepLadder for $50 million Jul 07, 2020 01:18 PM IST

    Edutech startup Unacademy acquires PrepLadder for $50 million

    Chandigarh-based PrepLadder was founded by Deepanshu Goyal and Vitul Goyal in 2015.

  • Indian-origin founder of Instacart Apoorva Mehta enters the billionaires' club: Forbes Jun 18, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    Indian-origin founder of Instacart Apoorva Mehta enters the billionaires' club: Forbes

    According to LA Times, Mehta had 20 startup ideas that failed. Mehta is now laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Unicorn alert: Unacademy seeks a billion dollar valuation Jun 05, 2020 07:14 AM IST

    Unicorn alert: Unacademy seeks a billion dollar valuation

    Unacademy has seen a particular spurt in revenue and growth in the past year after it started monetising Unacademy Plus.

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