Articles about Indian Startups
11 Oct 2019
Social e-commerce start-up DealShare raises $11 million in Series-A round
DealShare, a Jaipur-based social commerce start-up that sources products directly from manufacturers to sell them at discounted prices, has raised $11 million in Series-A round of funding.
06 Oct 2019
HR tech start-up Greytip raises $4.87 million from Naukri's parent
HR tech start-up Greytip Software has raised $4.87 million in Series C round of funding.
22 Mar 2019
Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India
India has become one of the fastest growing start-up hubs in the world in recent years. There are tens and thousands of start-ups in the country across various sectors, including technology, media, healthcare, and financial technology, business services among others.
20 Dec 2018
Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet
Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.
03 Oct 2018
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25 Sep 2018
Bounce raises $3 million from venture debt firm InnoVen Capital
Two-wheeler rental service provider Bounce today said it has raised $3 million from leading venture debt firm, InnoVen Capital.
25 Sep 2018
OYO Rooms raises $1bn, enters unicorn club
Budget hotel chain OYO Rooms has entered India's unicorn club, having raised a whopping $800mn in a round led by Japan's Softbank Vision Fund.
27 Aug 2018
Warren Buffett set to invest Rs. 2,000+ cr in Paytm
If reports are to be believed, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are in talks with Paytm parent company, One97 Communications to invest around Rs. 2,200-2,500cr ($300-350mn) in the digital payments company.
24 Jul 2018
Host the best weddings with AutoParty by OYO
A wedding is a dream, and AutoParty by OYO works to fulfill this beautifully.
08 Jun 2018
Ola: Began its journey in 1BHK, now worth Rs. 32,500cr
India's largest cab-hailing start-up Ola started its journey eight years back in 2010 from a 1BHK Mumbai apartment as its first office.
27 Feb 2018
India will have 1 lakh start-ups by 2025: Mohandas Pai
India will have one lakh start-ups by 2025, employing 32.5 lakh people, Manipal Global Education Chairman T V Mohandas Pai said today.
23 Feb 2018
Online milk delivery start-up Doodhwala receives $2.2mn funding
Doodhwala, a micro delivery service for fresh groceries, today said it has received a seed investment of $2.2 million by Omnivore, a venture capitalist firm, for a minority stake in the company.
16 Feb 2018
Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of India's biggest mobile wallet firm Paytm, has called Facebook "the most evil company in the world."
15 Feb 2018
I am an entrepreneur, I should not be taken seriously
That entrepreneurs are dreamy is an understatement. People outside the 'chaar dewari' find this job glamorous, people inside it find it lonely.
14 Feb 2018
Gurugram to get UN lab focusing on women entrepreneurs
The city of Gurugram is all set to get a United Nations (UN) technology innovation laboratory that will focus on promoting women entrepreneurship in the region.
09 Feb 2018
Angel Investor Mahesh Murthy arrested in stalking and harassment case
Mumbai Police have arrested VC and Pinstorm Founder-CEO Mahesh Murthy acting on a sexual harassment complaint by a Delhi-based woman. Notably, Murthy had helped in launching MTV in India.
08 Feb 2018
Swiggy raises Rs. 642cr in its biggest funding round
Bengaluru-based food delivery start-up Swiggy has raised $100mn (a little over Rs. 642.5 crore) in a Series F funding round led by South African media conglomerate Naspers joined by Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan-Dianping.
07 Feb 2018
Angel-tax exemption for start-ups with up to Rs. 10cr funding
Start-ups founded before 2016 may finally get an exemption from the much-talked-about Angel Tax, giving them a much-needed relief, reported ET.
03 Feb 2018
China's Alibaba leads BigBasket's $300-million funding round
Online grocery start-up BigBasket has raised $300 million in Series-E funding which was led by China's Alibaba Group. This is the largest investment raised by the company so far.
28 Jan 2018
Paytm to become a $10bn start-up after secondary share sale
The valuation of home-grown digital payments giant Paytm, owned by Noida-based One97 Communications, is likely to jump to $10bn after some existing and former employees sell a part of their shares to new investors, including Canada-based Discovery Capital. Information about other investors isn't available yet.
19 Jan 2018
Start-up opens first theater for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Bengaluru-based start-up TERIFLIX has opened the first mini-theatre for screening content from video streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
03 Jan 2018
Flipkart's Bansal brothers set up new company, Sabin Advisors
In a quiet move, Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal set up a new company, Sabin Advisors, in December, 2017, reportedly for new businesses, that could range from venture capital funding to insurance.
31 Dec 2017
Drones, chatbots, AI: How will Indian e-commerce change in 2018?
The Indian e-commerce industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Till 2016, it made up 2% of the total retail market, but this number is set to rise to 12% by 2026.
19 Dec 2017
Ola buys Foodpanda to get into food-business, will infuse $200mil
Ola has announced it will acquire Foodpanda's India business, wherein Foodpanda's parent company DeliveryHero will get an undisclosed amount of Ola stocks.
04 Dec 2017
Freedom-251 maker asks for govt's help, promises delivery soon
Mohit Goel, director of the firm behind world's cheapest smartphone, Freedom 251 phone, is back in news.
04 Dec 2017
India will have 1L startups by 2025: Mohandas Pai
India will have one lakh startups by 2025 which will create a value of $500bn, says Manipal Global Education Chairman TV Mohandas Pai.
03 Dec 2017
The news start-up where all the reporters are under 14
28 Nov 2017
This robot can play with children and help them learn!
Robots have already disrupted industries like manufacturing (automotive/electronics/consumer goods), medical/pharmaceutical, space, etc. but are hardly being used domestically.
27 Nov 2017
Complaint against Flipkart founders for cheating supplier of Rs. 10cr
The Bansals of Flipkart fame are in trouble, along with three of its employees. A businessman has filed a complaint against these five people alleging they had cheated him to the tune of Rs. 10cr.
27 Nov 2017
After one-year ban by IITs, companies shun "startup" tag
A year after the IITs barred startups from its campus placements, new companies seem to be ever-wary of being labeled one.
19 Nov 2017
Kerala start-up has tech solution to sewer deaths
Despite legal bans, Supreme Court interventions, and other measures against manual scavenging, the abominable practice continues in India.
16 Nov 2017
Paytm now lets you borrow interest-free credit! Here's how.
Paytm has been expanding its range of services tremendously, and there's another new product in store.
15 Nov 2017
Meet Aditi Verma: Mumbai entrepreneur who has defeated Down syndrome
Aditi Verma is 23 years old. Born with Down syndrome, she had to undergo a major surgery at the age of 2.5 years to mend a hole in her heart. But today, Aditi runs a cafe in Navi Mumbai's Bhoomi Mall.
14 Nov 2017
Bengaluru company picked by Facebook for marketing mix modelling partnership
RainMan Consulting, a Bengaluru-based marketing analytics company, has become one of the primary firms in Asia to join hands with Facebook as a marketing mix modelling partner (MMM).
14 Nov 2017
Flipkart's Billion Capture+ goes on sale tomorrow
Three years after Flipkart reportedly confirmed plans for launching its own smartphone, the big day is finally here.
13 Nov 2017
Indian start-up 'Buttalks' is helping men buy better underwear
At a time when internet-based companies are changing the way Indians pay bills, buy groceries, and commute, three Chennai-based entrepreneurs (Brijesh Devareddy, Surej Salim, and Manish Kishore) are using an e-commerce platform to help Indian men buy better underwear.
06 Nov 2017
Food-delivery space: Next big battleground for Indian e-commerce leaders?
E-commerce giants, Amazon India, Flipkart, and Paytm, are reportedly looking to foray into the food-delivery business and are trying to acquire, invest, or expand into the sector.
03 Nov 2017
Paytm launches "Inbox" in-app messaging service to take on WhatsApp
At a time when WhatsApp is about to debut "in-chat payments feature" to take on Paytm in India, the country's largest digital wallet app has launched a messaging feature, as a direct competition to Facebook-owned messenger.
24 Oct 2017
Bengaluru AI start-up develops speech-to-text technology supporting 9 Indian languages
Bengaluru-based Liv.ai Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up has developed a speech-recognition technology that converts speech-to-text for those who don't speak English.
16 Oct 2017
Flipkart in talks to pick up stake in BookMyShow
E-commerce giant Flipkart is reportedly in talks to pick up a significant stake in online ticketing platform BookMyShow to build out its services and transaction offering.