Articles about Startups
23 Jul 2021
Zomato makes stellar stock market debut; lists at 53% premium
Shares of food delivery giant Zomato Friday made a stellar debut on stock markets as the company created history by becoming the first Indian unicorn to go public.
22 Jul 2021
How Ajay Lakhotia's gamified stock trading app helps potential investors
Armed with years of experience garnered at reputed venture capital (VC) firms, Ajay Lakhotia observed that commoners and even those who've studied finance are baffled by jargon traders use. Plus, they are afraid to lose money trading stocks.
07 Jul 2021
Vikas Malpani's journey spearheading community-first audio-video social media app Leher
While the world is fanboying over Clubhouse and its Big Tech clones, Bengaluru-based serial entrepreneur Vikas Malpani has been at it since 2018, shaping Leher to become a world-class audio-video-based social network that revolves around communities and their interests.
04 Jul 2021
Here's how Mighty is empowering children through e-commerce and entrepreneurship
Just when you thought that e-commerce is at its pinnacle, a Los Angeles-based start-up called Mighty is here to take it up a notch.
14 Jun 2021
Pune-based start-up develops mask that inactivates novel coronavirus
A Pune-based start-up has integrated 3D printing and pharmaceuticals to develop a mask that inactivates viral particles of COVID-19 infection that come in contact with it, the Department of Science and Technology said on Monday.
10 Jun 2021
Tata Digital acquires 1mg to enter health and wellness space
After months of speculation, Tata Digital finally announced on Thursday that it will be acquiring a major stake in 1mg. It remains tight-lipped about the financial aspects of the acquisition, but this is a part of the company's overarching strategy to create a formidable digital ecosystem.
26 May 2021
#FundingAlert: Koo's valuation crosses $100 million mark amid fresh investment
India's homegrown Twitter rival Koo has raised $30 million (approximately Rs. 218 crore) in a Series-B funding round led by Tiger Global. Existing investors have also participated in the round.
28 Apr 2021
Key takeaways from Zomato's Rs. 8,250 crore-worth IPO
Food delivery platform Zomato Ltd filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), heralding its Initial Public Offering (IPO) amounting to Rs. 8,250 crore.
23 Apr 2021
BLive's journey building EV experiences through tourism and retail
Samarth Kholkar is the co-founder of BLive, India's first electric vehicle (EV) experience platform.
08 Apr 2021
Indian social media platform ShareChat raises $502 million, becomes unicorn
It's raining unicorns in India. ShareChat is the latest entrant to the billion-dollar club after raising $502 million from Tiger Global Management and LightSpeed Venture Partners. This pegs the Indian social media platform's valuation to $2.1 billion.
09 Apr 2021
Karanvir Singh's journey building India's largest vernacular test preparation platform
At the helm of India's largest vernacular test preparation app called Pariksha is Karanvir Singh, its founder and CEO, an alumnus of Symbiosis University.
06 Apr 2021
CRED's valuation skyrockets to $2.2 billion following fresh investment
In March, we had reported that Bengaluru-based fintech start-up CRED was in talks to raise around $200 million.
06 Apr 2021
How Prakritik Power is helping businesses shift to solar energy
Armed with nine years of work experience, an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and having spent two years running a successful start-up, Narayan Singh Rao decided to make an impact in the area of sustainable power generation by leveraging solar energy.
25 Mar 2021
Finshots: Improving India's financial literacy, one article at a time
While pursuing MBA at IIM Ahmedabad, Bhanu Harish Gurram realized that an average Indian's financial literacy is sub-par. Moreover, financial news is loaded with technical jargon and aimed squarely at someone from the industry.
03 Apr 2021
How this IIT-Madras incubated start-up is reimagining India's construction industry
After witnessing the havoc wreaked by the 2015 Chennai floods first-hand, then 22-year-old Shree Ram Ravichandran felt there was a dire need for disaster relief shelters which can be swiftly deployed.
20 Mar 2021
How Binbag is changing the e-waste management landscape in India
After working for years in the financial services industry, Bengaluru-based Achitra Borgohain set out to solve India's e-waste problem.
16 Mar 2021
Fintech start-up CRED raising $200 million at $2 billion valuation
Bengaluru's two-year-old fintech start-up CRED is in advanced stages of talks to raise around $200 million. This will reportedly increase the company's valuation to about $2 billion.
10 Mar 2021
Sarthak Agarwal's iview leverages AI to streamline recruitment
Sarthak Agarwal, an NITK graduate, laid the foundation for iview while he was still in college. What started out as a paperless selection platform for a student club at NITK, is now an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled pre-hiring assessment platform trusted by both—start-ups and enterprises.
05 Mar 2021
How is Ashutosh Kumar improving Indian ed-tech space with Testbook.com
Ashutosh Kumar is the CEO and co-founder of Testbook.com, a Mumbai-based Education Technology (ed-tech) start-up. The platform claims it has seven million monthly active users and attracts around 900,000 new users each month.
04 Mar 2021
#FundingAlert: Bijnis receives secondary round of funding from prominent investors
B2B startup Bijnis on Thursday announced that it had concluded a secondary funding round raising an undisclosed amount. The deal saw shares owned by early investors sold to industry stalwarts Deepinder Goyal, Asish Mohapatra, Sarvbir Singh, and Manish Vij.
16 Feb 2021
Byju's might acquire Edtech start-up Toppr for $150 million
Indian Edtech giant Byju's is closer to acquiring rival Toppr in a deal pegged at approximately $150 million. Both Byju's and Toppr cater to the burgeoning K-12 (Kindergarten to Class 12) education space.
12 Feb 2021
Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers
Bolkar means 'speaking' in Hindi. Bolkar App enables native speakers of Hindi and Bengali to share their knowledge. The crowdsourced question-answer platform is aimed at people from tier-3 and tier-4 towns of India who aren't conversant with English.
06 Feb 2021
Noval India: Pushing boundaries with sustainable waste management systems
Siva Sankar, an IIM Kozhikode alumnus, is setting an example for waste management systems in India. At the helm of Noval Sustainability founded in 2013, Sankar has pioneered a unique model for waste management called Greenlease, besides being the turnkey contractor for large slaughterhouse waste-to-protein extraction plants in Kerala.
01 Feb 2021
This entrepreneur is helping small brands grow through digital marketing
Amit Duggal spent his early life in Dehradun - a hill town nestled in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges - before shifting base to New Delhi to pursue an MBA degree.
01 Feb 2021
Budget 2021: Centre to incentivize incorporation of one-person companies
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the much-awaited Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday at a time when the Indian economy strives to recover from the COVID-19-induced crisis.
22 Dec 2020
Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding
VerSe Innovation, the parent company of local language news aggregator Dailyhunt, has received more than $100 million in funding from tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation
19 Dec 2020
Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million
Zomato has raised $660 million as part of its primary financing round, giving the Gurugram-based food tech unicorn a valuation of $3.9 billion, the company's founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, said on Twitter.
14 Sep 2020
Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here
In a major move, Dream Sports, the unicorn parent company of fantasy sports platform Dream11, has raised $225 million in a fresh round of funding.
25 Feb 2020
RailYatri raises over Rs. 100 crore in funding: Details here
RailYatri, a travel-tech start-up, has raised over Rs. 100 crore in the latest funding round led by Entrust Family Office (NRJN Family Services), Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, and Samsung Venture Investment.
20 Feb 2020
Alteria Capital infuses $11 million in hyperlocal delivery start-up Dunzo
Bengaluru-based hyperlocal delivery start-up Dunzo has received $11 million in a debt funding round.
13 Feb 2020
Brick&Bolt receives $1.5 million Pre-Series A funding
Brick&Bolt, a real estate start-up that provides an online marketplace for end-to-end construction services, has raised $1.5 million in a Pre-Series A round of funding.
03 Feb 2020
WeWork appoints real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as CEO
WeWork, the American start-up that provides shared workspaces, has appointed real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as its new CEO.
02 Feb 2020
Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut
Gurugram-based Doubtnut, an ed-tech start-up which provides interactive video solutions to students' queries via its mobile application, website, YouTube and WhatsApp channels, has raised $15 million in a Series A round of funding led by Chinese conglomerate Tencent.
01 Feb 2020
Scooter rental start-up VOGO raises $35 million funding
VOGO, a Bengaluru-based start-up that provides last-mile connectivity solutions in the form of self-drive rental scooters, has raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding led by Lightstone Aspada.
31 Jan 2020
Healthcare start-up CureSkin raises $500k from SenseAI Ventures
Bengaluru-based cosmetic start-up CureSkin has raised $500k in a corporate round of funding led by Gurugram-based SenseAI Ventures.
28 Jan 2020
InterviewBit raises $20 million in a Series A funding round
Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up InterviewBit has raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding led by Sequoia India and Tiger Global.
21 Jan 2020
Vehicle rental start-up Zoomcar raises $30 million in funding
Zoomcar, a Bengaluru-based start-up that allows individuals to rent cars as per their convenience, has raised $30 million in funding.
11 Jan 2020
Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here
Gurugram-based food-tech unicorn Zomato has raised $150 million in a corporate round of funding led by existing investor Ant Financial.
06 Jan 2020
Rivigo raises $20 million in Series F funding round: Report
Gurugram-based unicorn Rivigo has raised $20 million (Rs. 142 crore) in a Series F round of funding.
17 Dec 2019
Food-tech start-up HungerBox raises $12 million in funding
HungerBox, a Bengaluru-based B2B food and beverage technology company that provides solutions for corporate, has raised $12 million in funding.