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  • To do politics or not do politics? Tech startups are divided Oct 29, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    To do politics or not do politics? Tech startups are divided

    Silicon Valley tech workers have long been regarded as liberal but not politically overactive. Now many startup workers, who have been sold on a mission of changing the world, expect their employers to support their social and political causes

  • Tesla’s entry into India depends on the economics making sense: Tekion’s Jay Vijayan Oct 27, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Tesla’s entry into India depends on the economics making sense: Tekion’s Jay Vijayan

    'Next year for sure, is what Tesla CEO Elon Musk's reply was to a tweet asking about the global electric vehicle maker's entry into India. Jay Vijayan, Musk's former colleague at Tesla and CEO of Tekion, is however, a little conservative.

  • We are Salesforce but 20 years in the future: Tekion CEO Jay Vijayan Oct 27, 2020 12:33 PM IST

    We are Salesforce but 20 years in the future: Tekion CEO Jay Vijayan

    What makes four-year-old automotive retail cloud platform, which became a unicorn last week after raising $150 million, tick? Read on to find out

  • Healthcare startups globally raise record $21.8 billion in Q32020 Oct 27, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Healthcare startups globally raise record $21.8 billion in Q32020

    Summarising healthcare startup investing trends from the third quarter of 2020

  • Innovation challenge launched for start-ups, individuals in reproductive health space Oct 24, 2020 09:44 AM IST

    Innovation challenge launched for start-ups, individuals in reproductive health space

    "A cohort of 15 innovators will be selected for the immersion support and winners at the end of the program will receive cash prize of up to Rs 3.5 lakh," NGO Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) and social enterprise Villgro Innovations Foundation said in the statement.

  • Flipkart claims to have made many sellers crorepatis; but this bunch in lurch after failing to sell enough Oct 22, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    Flipkart claims to have made many sellers crorepatis; but this bunch in lurch after failing to sell enough

    This happens even as the e-tailers including Flipkart and Amazon are estimated to have sold goods worth $4.8 billion during the festive sale, which went on for six days

  • Moneycontrol and Inflection Point Ventures collaborate to launch ‘Pitch Right’, a competitive initiative for high potential startups to secure funding Oct 21, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    Moneycontrol and Inflection Point Ventures collaborate to launch ‘Pitch Right’, a competitive initiative for high potential startups to secure funding

  • Direct-to-consumer brands could be a $100 billion market in 5-7 years, new report finds Oct 21, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Direct-to-consumer brands could be a $100 billion market in 5-7 years, new report finds

    The COVID-19 pandemic has also served as a catalyst to this space, as consumers were forced to ditch offline stores and order most things online. Indian D2C brands have raised about $1.5 billion in capital, with valuations of $12-15 billion in total.

  • Sugar Cosmetics raises $2 millon in Series C funding round led by Stride Ventures Oct 21, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Sugar Cosmetics raises $2 millon in Series C funding round led by Stride Ventures

    Series C financing (also known as Series C round) is one of the stages in the capital-raising process by a start-up.

  • Coronavirus Impact | When startups go into the garage (or sometimes the living room) Oct 21, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus Impact | When startups go into the garage (or sometimes the living room)

    While many American workers can get by with a laptop and an internet connection, startup engineers piecing together new kinds of hardware also need circuit boards, car parts, soldering irons, microscopes and, at the end of it all, an assembly line

  • DIY startup Dukaan raises $6 million in seed funding led by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Oct 20, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    DIY startup Dukaan raises $6 million in seed funding led by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed

    The Bengaluru-based Dukaan said as many as 13 other marquee angel investors also participated in the funding round, including the founder of Network18 & CEO of Viacom18 Haresh Chawla, founder of Weekend Fund & Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover; Jitendra Gupta, the founder of Jupiter; Shashank Kumar of Razorpay; Freecharge founder Sandeep Tandon, among others.

  • Mamaearth seeks Rs 2,000 crore valuation, Sequoia may invest more Oct 20, 2020 11:43 AM IST

    Mamaearth seeks Rs 2,000 crore valuation, Sequoia may invest more

    Mamaearth's valuation set to triple in barely a year, as the pandemic has boosted digital-first brands

  • Razorpay leads startup show as deal-making gathers steam Oct 18, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    Razorpay leads startup show as deal-making gathers steam

    Indian startups had a great last week as several early and growth-stage deals were announced.

  • After the ban on Chinese investments, who is actively funding startups this year? Oct 15, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    After the ban on Chinese investments, who is actively funding startups this year?

    While there has undoubtedly been some impact, deals - small and large - have not stopped.

  • Unacademy to buy back shares worth Rs 25-30 crore Oct 15, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    Unacademy to buy back shares worth Rs 25-30 crore

    About 145 current and former employees are expected to exercise their options to sell their Employee Stock Option Plans, given to early employees who join a startup as part of their salary.

  • 4 startups gained unicorn status amid COVID-19 pandemic, ecosystem recovering faster: Report Oct 14, 2020 09:24 PM IST

    4 startups gained unicorn status amid COVID-19 pandemic, ecosystem recovering faster: Report

    While around 40 percent of startups were negatively impacted, 15 percent of startups were forced to discontinue operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic between March to June 2020, says TiE-Zinnov report

  • Flipkart asks shoppers to book orders as sale season gets underway Oct 14, 2020 02:39 PM IST

    Flipkart asks shoppers to book orders as sale season gets underway

    The option is available for electronic accessories and home and lifestyle products but large appliances can't be booked. Snapdeal has done a survey to know what consumers want.

  • Small-Town Startups I How a founder’s conviction about a tier-II city helped the firm raise funds Oct 14, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Small-Town Startups I How a founder’s conviction about a tier-II city helped the firm raise funds

    When Sibasish Mishra started Bookingjini, a software-as-a-service provider to hotels, in Bhubaneshwar in 2016, it looked like a strange choice. But now, its services are availed by 500 hotels in 5 states alone, and it has raised Rs 6 crore so far. An investor told Mishra: “I don’t know about your product, but your conviction to build it from Bhubaneswar had us sold.”

  • Explainer: Why is fantasy gaming so hot, how does it really work, is Dream11 unique, and other questions answered Oct 14, 2020 09:27 AM IST

    Explainer: Why is fantasy gaming so hot, how does it really work, is Dream11 unique, and other questions answered

    Whether, it is a game of skill or a game of chance has long been debated. This question has reached till the Supreme Court and the top court has suspending legal proceedings for now. It is legal in most states. So, play and enjoy. If you’re lucky, you can get richer by Rs 1 cr.

  • One-fourth the size of many competitors a year back, Razorpay is now a $1-billion startup Oct 12, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    One-fourth the size of many competitors a year back, Razorpay is now a $1-billion startup

    The company announces unicorn status on October 12. GIC, Sequoia India among investors. A 300 percent growth over the last six months, even during COVID times, one of its extraordinary achievements. Rivals say startups are eager to work with Razorpay.

  • Exclusive: SoftBank in talks to back SaaS startup Mindtickle, valuation to double in a year Oct 12, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    Exclusive: SoftBank in talks to back SaaS startup Mindtickle, valuation to double in a year

    The investment will value Mindtickle at $500-600 million, double the $250 million it was valued at in July last year, when Norwest Venture Partners led a $40 million round.

  • Exclusive: Kunal Shah’s Cred in talks to raise funds; aiming a valuation of nearly $800 million Oct 09, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Exclusive: Kunal Shah’s Cred in talks to raise funds; aiming a valuation of nearly $800 million

    Cred was last valued at $450 million in August 2019 when it raised $120 million in Series A round.

  • The story of Eruditus: How a Harvard alumnus saw a business opportunity where universities fell short Oct 07, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    The story of Eruditus: How a Harvard alumnus saw a business opportunity where universities fell short

    Eruditus started in 2010 and did not raise money for 6 years. Raising money this late, and raising money at all, changed the company's fortunes. How and why did it happen?

  • Prime Venture Partners leads Rs 14-crore round in edtech startup Winuall Oct 07, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    Prime Venture Partners leads Rs 14-crore round in edtech startup Winuall

    Winuall wants to digitise the home-tuition market by enabling online classes for small-coaching centres.

  • These are the winners of the government's debut National Startup Awards  Oct 06, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    These are the winners of the government's debut National Startup Awards 

    While the winning startups will get a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, the incubators and accelerators will get Rs 15 lakh as the winning amount. Some of the categories awarded included finance, security, tourism and space.

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