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Bengaluru-based Wakefit announces 30-minute 'Right to Nap' for employees

07 May 2022

Business
Bengaluru-based Wakefit announces 30-minute 'Right to Nap' for employees

Bengaluru-based Wakefit Solutions has been in the business of sleep for six years. The company has now taken things up a notch by introducing what they call the "Right to Nap."

BharatPe accuses Ashneer Grover, family of fraud; strips 'founder' title

02 Mar 2022

Business
BharatPe accuses Ashneer Grover, family of fraud; strips 'founder' title

Fintech unicorn BharatPe has accused co-founder Ashneer Grover and his family of "extensive misappropriation of company funds."

BharatPe fires co-founder Ashneer Grover's wife Madhuri Jain: Report

23 Feb 2022

Business
BharatPe fires co-founder Ashneer Grover's wife Madhuri Jain: Report

Fintech company BharatPe has sacked Madhuri Jain—the company's controller and co-founder Ashneer Grover's wife—based on charges of misappropriation of funds, The Economic Times reported on Wednesday.

Ashneer Grover demands Rs. 4,000cr to leave BharatPe amid probe

05 Feb 2022

Business
Ashneer Grover demands Rs. 4,000cr to leave BharatPe amid probe

BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover has reportedly demanded Rs. 4,000 crore from investors if they want him to leave the company.

#Budget2022: Everything you should know about Centre's 'Drone Shakti' initiative

01 Feb 2022

Technology
#Budget2022: Everything you should know about Centre's 'Drone Shakti' initiative

Presenting the Union Budget 2022 on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the "Drone Shakti" project to promote startups in the country.

Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes found guilty on four charges of fraud

04 Jan 2022

Business
Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes found guilty on four charges of fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of failed blood-testing start-up Theranos, was found guilty on four of the 11 federal charges on Monday.

Short film streaming platform Shortflix gets Series A funding

03 Jan 2022

Entertainment
Short film streaming platform Shortflix gets Series A funding

Chennai-based OTT platform Shortflix has reportedly collaborated with a leading media firm for raising Series A funding.

#MannKiBaat: Want to serve people, not seek power, says Modi

28 Nov 2021

India
#MannKiBaat: Want to serve people, not seek power, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 83rd edition of his monthly radio show Mann ki Baat.

American start-up Astra successfully reaches orbit with latest rocket launch

21 Nov 2021

Technology
American start-up Astra successfully reaches orbit with latest rocket launch

California Bay Area start-up Astra, on November 20, joined the big league of private companies that have successfully put spacecraft in space.

How this woman entrepreneur helps small retailers run online stores

09 Nov 2021

Inspirational
How this woman entrepreneur helps small retailers run online stores

Helping tie various elements of a growing e-commerce business together, Mason is a no-code Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that businesses need to ensure the customer-facing storefront always stays shipshape.

A few tips on how to grow a small business

25 Oct 2021

Lifestyle
A few tips on how to grow a small business

Every business comes with its own ups and downs. But celebrating the ups and working on the downs help in making the business a success story.

How Nitin Gupta's Attero Recycling is catalyzing e-waste recycling

08 Nov 2021

Inspirational
How Nitin Gupta's Attero Recycling is catalyzing e-waste recycling

Attero Recycling is India's largest electronic waste (e-waste) and Lithium-ion battery recycling company co-founded by brothers Rohan Gupta and IIT-Delhi alumnus Nitin Gupta.

CarDekho turns unicorn with $250mn pre-IPO funding led by LeapFrog

14 Oct 2021

Business
CarDekho turns unicorn with $250mn pre-IPO funding led by LeapFrog

Aiming to capture a larger share in India's used car retail space, Jaipur-based CarDekho has raised $250 million, including $200 million in equity and $50 million as debt, in its latest pre-IPO funding round.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Amit Bansal's WizKlub is accelerating skill-based learning

12 Oct 2021

Inspirational
#NewsBytesExclusive: How Amit Bansal's WizKlub is accelerating skill-based learning

When seven out of every 10 children would do jobs that don't exist yet, what should children learn today to succeed tomorrow?

Indian SaaS start-up Freshworks lists on Nasdaq following billion-dollar IPO

23 Sep 2021

Business
Indian SaaS start-up Freshworks lists on Nasdaq following billion-dollar IPO

Chennai and San Mateo-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Freshworks Inc. made its debut on Nasdaq after an initial public offering (IPO) worth over $1 billion.

How Taranjeet Singh's AgNext Technologies is revolutionizing food value chains

13 Sep 2021

Inspirational
How Taranjeet Singh's AgNext Technologies is revolutionizing food value chains

India is an emerging technology hub and an established agrarian economy. At the intersection of these worlds, Taranjeet Singh Bhamra is redefining horizons for agriculturists and technocrats alike with his leading agritech start-up AgNext Technologies.

Kunal Shah's fintech start-up CRED launches P2P lending platform 'Mint'

20 Aug 2021

Business
Kunal Shah's fintech start-up CRED launches P2P lending platform 'Mint'

Bengaluru-based fintech platform CRED Friday announced the launch of a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending product called Mint on its platform that will help its 7.5 million users benefit more from the service.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How the Russian start-up JuicyScore strategizes credit fraud prevention

13 Aug 2021

Inspirational
#NewsBytesExclusive: How the Russian start-up JuicyScore strategizes credit fraud prevention

With a presence in over 20 countries in just five years of starting-up, JuicyScore is a sophisticated risk management and fraud prevention solution for financial institutions.

#FundingAlert: Unacademy raises $440 million, now valued at $3.4 billion

02 Aug 2021

Business
#FundingAlert: Unacademy raises $440 million, now valued at $3.4 billion

The ed-tech industry in India continues to boom amid the raging pandemic. And, now ed-tech start-up Unacademy has successfully raised $440 million in a new funding round led by Singapore's state-run Temasek Holdings.

Leher, IIM Bangalore's SIGMA club collaborate for product management competition

30 Jul 2021

Business
Leher, IIM Bangalore's SIGMA club collaborate for product management competition

We are at a watershed moment in the social media industry where audio-based real-time interaction platforms have caught on and are witnessing a boom.

Zomato makes stellar stock market debut; lists at 53% premium

23 Jul 2021

Business
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.

How Ajay Lakhotia's gamified stock trading app helps potential investors

22 Jul 2021

Inspirational
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.

Vikas Malpani's journey spearheading community-first audio-video social media app Leher

07 Jul 2021

Inspirational
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.

Here's how Mighty is empowering children through e-commerce and entrepreneurship

04 Jul 2021

Business
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.

Pune-based start-up develops mask that inactivates novel coronavirus

14 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

Tata Digital acquires 1mg to enter health and wellness space

10 Jun 2021

Business
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.

#FundingAlert: Koo's valuation crosses $100 million mark amid fresh investment

26 May 2021

Business
#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.

Key takeaways from Zomato's Rs. 8,250 crore-worth IPO

28 Apr 2021

Business
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.

BLive's journey building EV experiences through tourism and retail

23 Apr 2021

Inspirational
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.

Indian social media platform ShareChat raises $502 million, becomes unicorn

08 Apr 2021

Business
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.

Karanvir Singh's journey building India's largest vernacular test preparation platform

09 Apr 2021

Inspirational
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.

CRED's valuation skyrockets to $2.2 billion following fresh investment

06 Apr 2021

Business
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.

How Prakritik Power is helping businesses shift to solar energy

06 Apr 2021

Inspirational
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.

Finshots: Improving India's financial literacy, one article at a time

25 Mar 2021

Inspirational
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.

How this IIT-Madras incubated start-up is reimagining India's construction industry

03 Apr 2021

Inspirational
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.

How Binbag is changing the e-waste management landscape in India

20 Mar 2021

Inspirational
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.

Fintech start-up CRED raising $200 million at $2 billion valuation

16 Mar 2021

Business
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.

Sarthak Agarwal's iview leverages AI to streamline recruitment

10 Mar 2021

Inspirational
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.

How is Ashutosh Kumar improving Indian ed-tech space with Testbook.com

05 Mar 2021

Business
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.

#FundingAlert: Bijnis receives secondary round of funding from prominent investors

04 Mar 2021

Business
#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.

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