Articles about Startups

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Tata Digital acquires 1mg to enter health and wellness space

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.

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

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.

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

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.

BLive's journey building EV experiences through tourism and retail

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

How Prakritik Power is helping businesses shift to solar energy

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Sarthak Agarwal's iview leverages AI to streamline recruitment

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Byju's might acquire Edtech start-up Toppr for $150 million

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.

Bolkar App: A voice based Quora alternative for non-English speakers

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.

Noval India: Pushing boundaries with sustainable waste management systems

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.

This entrepreneur is helping small brands grow through digital marketing

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.

Budget 2021: Centre to incentivize incorporation of one-person companies

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.

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

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

Ahead of its IPO next year, Zomato raises $660 million

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.

Fantasy sports unicorn Dream11 raises $225 million: Details here

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.

RailYatri raises over Rs. 100 crore in funding: Details here

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.

Alteria Capital infuses $11 million in hyperlocal delivery start-up Dunzo

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.

Brick&Bolt receives $1.5 million Pre-Series A funding

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.

WeWork appoints real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as CEO

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.

Tencent leads $15 million Series A funding in Doubtnut

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.

Scooter rental start-up VOGO raises $35 million funding

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.

Healthcare start-up CureSkin raises $500k from SenseAI Ventures

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.

InterviewBit raises $20 million in a Series A funding round

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.

Vehicle rental start-up Zoomcar raises $30 million in funding

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.

Zomato raises $150 million from Ant Financial: Details here

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.

Rivigo raises $20 million in Series F funding round: Report

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.

Food-tech start-up HungerBox raises $12 million in 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.