Startups are NOT for Just Dreamers – Do not start, Take a Job

Entrepreneurs are the best assets that a country can have. They not only create jobs but also add value to society with their products. Just a few 100s of Industrialist can not create jobs for 1.2 billion people in India.

Bengaluru, Delhi top in startup funding: CB Insights

New Delhi and Bengaluru had among the highest number of startup investment rounds greater than $100 million since 2014. Bengaluru had 21 and New Delhi 18, according to a report by US venture capital and startup database CB Insights. The

Paytm to Acquire booking platform Nightstay for around $20m

Digital payments platform Paytm is all set to acquire last-minute hotel booking platform NightStay for around $20 million. With this acquisition, Paytm will also enter the hospitality space. The entire team of NightStay will merge with Paytm. Paytm has been

Meet 19 Startups Funded By Ratan Tata

Former Tata Sons chairman Ratan N Tata has invested in over 30 startups. He has made all these investments in his personal capacity. Here are 19 startups which have become huge and are backed by India’s one of the biggest

Bengaluru-based health technology start-up SigTuple raises $19 million

Bengaluru based health tech startup SigTuple Pvt. Ltd has managed to raise $19 million (around Rs 129 crore in a Series B funding round led by Accel Partners and IDG Ventures. Other existing investors Endiya Partners, pi Ventures, VH Capital,

Paytm Acquires Tiger-Global Backed Cube26

Digital payments platform Paytm has acquired Tiger Global and Flipkart backed Cube 26 in order to introduce more social engagement features on its application. Cube 26, formerly known as PredictGaze was founded by Abhilekh Agarwal, Akash Jain and Saurav Kumar

Chanakya’s Guide for an Entrepreneur – The StartUp Mantra

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True Balance raised $23 million in a bridge round of funding from a clutch of Investors

Digital payments company True Balance has raised $23 million in a bridge round of funding from a clutch of institutional investors with the participation of Japan-based global messenger Line Ventures Corporation, Korean search engine Naver, Korean lender Shinhan Bank along with

How an IIT-Bombay startup is leveraging an innovative distribution channel to sell its products

Atomberg Technologies, a multi-award winning startup launched by IIT-Bombay alumni, has created an innovative distribution channel to distribute their flagship fans in Mumbai. These fans, which go by the name “Gorilla Fans” are based on the state-of-the-art Brushless DC technology

6 Major Effects of Digital ERA on Start-ups

Gartner predicts that startups born in the digital era will be instrumental in killing off tech giants. So huge is the effect of the digital revolution in the startup community. With 3D printing, wearable tech and the Internet of Things

Why are start-ups failing in acquiring customers?

This owner of a garage startup has topped Forbes richest man’s list this year for no umpteen reason. He could do it because he knew how to smash-up those tricky startup challenge of customer acquisition and grow manifold within years.

How to Make Money Online in India – 9 Ways to Start With Low Investment

One of the most common queries new Internet-savvy people ask is ” How to Make money online.” So today with the help of this post, we are sharing some of the ideas and showing you on how to earn money

Shadowfax acquires Nuvo Ex to expand presence in 75 cities

On-demand logistics startup Shadowfax is set to acquire business assets of Nuvo Ex, an ecommerce focused specialized logistics business, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is almost closed and the operational integration of both the businesses has already started. Shadowfax

Fireside leads the 1 M USD funding round for Mamaearth to fuel innovation led growth

Fireside Ventures, the Lead Investor in Honasa Consumer Pvt Ltd ‘s brand Mamaearth have lead the second round of funding in the company. Mamaearth has raised USD 1 Million to fund the brand’s innovation pipeline for entering into more categories

Zefo, Used Furniture Platform Raised $9 million in Series B Funding from Sequoia, others

Zefo, a platform for used furniture and appliances has raised Rs60 crore (about $9 million) in a Series B round from Sequoia Capital India, Helion Venture Partners and Beenext Pte. Ltd, the company said in a statement. Zefo was started

Ola Raises $2 Billion From SoftBank, Tencent

Ola Raised $2 billion in new funding from a group of investors, including SoftBank Group Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd, according to a person familiar with the matter, helping to bankroll Uber Technologies Inc.’s fiercest rival in India. Other backers

35 Top Online Shopping sites in India – Shopping Sites List 2017

Online shopping sites in India are changing the way we buy products for our daily use. These online shopping websites not only provide better convenience but also offer great pricing and deals. With an increase in the number of shopping

Learning from the Snapdeal saga

I have been tracking the Snapdeal drama with a lot of curiosity, because I am an angel investor in Primaseller, a startup which enables merchants to sell online. How could a company which was worth billions of dollars have come

7 Critical Lessons Learned from a Decade of Being PepsiCo’s CEO - Indra Nooyi
7 Critical Lessons Learned from a Decade of Being PepsiCo’s CEO by Indra Nooyi

I took the helm of PepsiCo in 2006 and I feel so privileged and humbled for the role I’ve had the chance to play. I’ve faced many challenges over the years – as we all do – but with inspiration

Snapdeal files FIR against former GoJavas promoters alleging cheating, conspiracy

Softbank-backed e-commerce firm Snapdeal, which is in talks for a sale with rival Flipkart, has registered a first information report (FIR) naming Praveen Sinha and Randhir Singh, the then promoters of Quickdel Logistics, the parent firm of logistics unit GoJavas

Ather Energy ropes in Venkatesh Padmanabhan as CEO

Bengaluru-based electric two- wheeler startup Ather Energy, in which Hero MotoCorp is an investor, today announced appointment of Venkatesh Padmanabhan as its Chief Operating Officer. Padmanabhan, the former CEO of Royal Enfield, will head supply chain, quality, manufacturing, and service

Should Start-up Founders be Wary of Activist Investors?
Should Start-up Founders be Wary of Activist Investors?

The recent fracas over Snapdeal’s potential sale to Flipkart has opened a big can of worms, especially in terms of investor participation in the Indian start-up space. SoftBank, the biggest investor in the online marketplace, had written off losses worth

21 Businesses you can start with just 1 Lakh in India

If entrepreneurship and self-employment have been your financial dreams, then a hobby or a passion can be converted into an advancing business venture, provided that you have the correct and accurate business funding and acumen. However, finance is one huge

Spinny raises $1 million from Blume Ventures in Seed Funding

Spinny, Gurgaon-based used car platform has raised $1million in a seed-funding round led by Blume Ventures, Indian Angel Network and FreeCharge co-founders Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon. Spinny said it will invest the proceeds in its technology platform and opening

Firing will not solve Indian IT companies’ problem, Shoot them

Every founder has a dream, the dream that can’t be completed without a rock-star team. My Facebook wall is flooded with MNCs firing news, and this has afraid the Employees and the Government. Most of the companies increase earnings of their

Snapdeal Founders & Nexus put $17 Mn in an emergency Funding in Snapdeal

Snapdeal has received Rs113 crore in an emergency financing round from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners and the company’s co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal as per reported by Livemint.com The filings with the Registrar of Companies, made on Monday

Foodpanda’s parent Delivery Hero raises $431.45 million from Naspers

Online marketplace for food delivery foodpanda on Monday announced receiving of investment worth $ 431.45 million from global internet and entertainment group Naspers into its parent company Delivery Hero. This received investment is aimed at fueling foodpanda’s growth plans and strengthen

Amazon Wholesale gets Rs 100-crore top-up

Amazon Wholesale (India), which handles Amazon’s business-to-business sales, received a capital infusion of Rs 100 crore in December 2016, according to recent filings with the Registrar of Companies. The current tranche comes from Amazon Corporate Holdings Singapore and Amazon.com, Mauritius.

Paytm raised $1.4 billion from Softbank

Fintech company Paytm gets $1.4 billion from Softbank valuing the payments firm at $8 billion post investment according to TOI. Softbank Is now betting on another Indian Startup leader after Ola and Snapdeal. One97 founder and chief executive officer, Vijay

Freecharge raised ₹22 crore from its parent company Jasper Infotech

Digital payment platform Freecharge raised ₹22 crore from its parent company Jasper Infotech. According to documents filed with the Registrar of Companies (ROC), and accessed by Tofler, a corporate research and monitoring platform, FreeCharge Payment Technologies, at its Board meeting

Why is Singapore preferred for Incorporation by Start-ups?

In addition to a unique and fascinating lifestyle and culture, Singapore has a tremendous amount to offer the international business community. Today, we can even find many Indian start-ups getting an easier and faster way to incorporate their businesses in

Zomato & UberEats in talks to acquire Runnr

Food-technology start-up Zomato and UberEats are in talks with  food delivery startup Runnr for a potential acquisition. With the acquisation both the startups willing to strenthen its roots in Foodstartup market. According to ET reports Both UberEATS and Zomato have given

Softbank a step closer to bring Nexus on board for Snapdeal Sale

Japan’s SoftBank is believed to have moved a step closer to securing the consent of co- investor Nexus Venture Partners (NVP) for selling Snapdeal to India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart. A meeting was held today and the impasse over the

CureFit Raises $3Mn funding from RNT Fund and Silicon Valley angels

Bangalore-based CureFit Healthcare Pvt Ltd, which operates health and fitness platform CureFit, has secured $3 million (Rs 19.2 crore) in a fresh round of funding from UC-RNT Fund, a joint venture between Ratan Tata’s RNT Associates and the University of

Amazon to Increase no. of Fulfillment Centers to 41

Amazon is setting up 14 new fulfillment centers (FCs or warehouses) in 2017, taking the total number of FCs to 41. The 14 new FCs will be operational by the end of the June quarter and will provide direct employment

Fashion e-tailer StalkBuyLove raises $1 million from Trifecta Capital

Delhi-based Online fashion E-commerce Startup StalkBuyLove raises $1 million from Trifecta Capital. The startup is said to use the current investment to expand its team and connectivity. StalkBuyLove was founded in 2013 by Rocket Internet alumni Tushar Ahluwalia, Nishrit Srivastava,

Ankit Nagori invests in fashion start-up Wooplr

Bengaluru-based Online fashion discovery platform Wooplr has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Ankit Nagori, co-founder of healthcare start-up CureFit and former chief business officer at Flipkart. Wooplr founder and CEO, Arjun Zacharia said, “Ankit has seen the evolution

Paytm in talks to raise over $1 bn from SoftBank

  Fintech company Paytm is believed to be in discussions with Japanese conglomerate SoftBank to raise over $1 billion. The deal, if successful, will value the Alibaba-backed Paytm at over $7 billion from the current $5 billion, multiple sources said.

Another Big merger coming-up: BigBasket, Grofers begin merger talks

Online grocer BigBasket and smaller rival Grofers India Pvt. Ltd. has initiated talks for a merger that, if consummated, will also see SoftBank Group, an existing investor in the latter, participate in a $60-100 million funding round in the merged

OLA raised 1,675 Cr from Softbank in Fresh Funding Round

Japanese investor SoftBank has pumped in about Rs. 1,675 crore in fresh funding in Indian transportation start-up Ola to give it more muscle to take the American rival Uber head-on. SoftBank subsidiary SIMI Pacific Pte has picked up 12,97,945 shares

‘Flip’ the eBay India Kart and ‘Snap’ every ‘Deal’ that aids you!!

The last week has been spent by each and everyone in over-analyzing the Flipkart+eBay India merger clubbed with the massive USD1.4bn equity infusion by three large mammoths- eBay US, Tencent and Microsoft and a potential Snapdeal+Flipkart Merger. So the questions

Amazon receive E-Wallet licence – Indian E-commerce War heats up

Race to be No one in Indian E-commerce space between Flipkart and Amazon is getting tougher every day. Now a new twist in the story is that RBI had issues e-wallet licence to  Amazon Online Distribution Services for 5 years

Noida based SquadRun raises $2.1 million

Noida based startup SquadRun Inc has raised $2.1 million in a fresh round of funding led by early-stage investor Blume Ventures, as per reported by Mint reports on Wednesday. SquadRun was started in June 2014 by Apurv Agrawal, Kanika Jain

Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl assures employees of job safety and promotions in an email

As Gurgaon-based e-commerce firm Snapdeal’s largest investor, SoftBank, pushes for a sale of the online marketplace, CEO and Co-founder Kunal Bahl has written to employees, reiterating that their well-being continues to be “top priority” for the founders and that increments

Softbank Offered $50 million to Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal for their stake

SoftBank, the biggest investor in Snapdeal, is believed to have initiated the sale of the business to Flipkart. In recent Financial Express story quoting unidentified sources, had stated that Softbank offered Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal $50 million in

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After Losing 80 Lakhs in Failed startup – 5 Lessons I Learnt

Imagine if you have to start everything from scratch after losing your hard earned money in just one year. ( Again it was hard earned Money, not VC money ) “There is something misleading happening in startup ecosystem in India.

OLA CEO urges govt support against capital dumping from foreign companies.

Bhavish Aggarwal, chief executive officer of ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which owns Ola, at an event on Friday, describes its rivalry with UBER as a world War claiming that the ‘Americans are carpet bombing India’. In an event organized by

SoftBank in talks to sell Freecharge for $200 million to Paytm

SoftBank is in talks with Paytm and others to sell Freecharge , the mobile wallet platform owned by Snapdeal, separately for as low as $150-200 million, according to a report in the Economic Times, SoftBank’s priority at the moment is

Snapdeal board weighs sale; Softbank appoints second director

The board of e-commerce major Snapdeal is believed to have discussed a possible sale of the company at a meeting today wherein its Japanese investor Softbank also appointed its second director in the e-tailer. While the company did not disclose

Entrepreneurs at 61 – Gurgaon Couple setting an example with Sukhivastra

Is there any right age for a startup? Entrepreneurs have different opinions on this.  But we must admit that there is no age restrictions for starting something. After reading this inspiring story of Sukhbir Singh Rathee ( Retired Civil Eng from