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23 Apr 2021

Electric Vehicles

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

Social Media

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

Bank PO

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.

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

Ashutosh Kumar is the CEO and co-founder of, 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.

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

Nirmala Sitharaman

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.

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.

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.

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

Tiger Global

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.

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.

Marketing intelligence start-up Slintel raises $1.5 million seed funding

Slintel, a San Francisco-headquartered SaaS start-up which provides lead intelligence and sales enablement support to businesses, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round of funding.

07 Nov 2019


YourOwnROOM raises $1.3 million in seed round of funding

YourOwnROOM, a Bengaluru-based start-up that helps students and working professionals find an ideal residential place, has raised $1.3 million in a seed round of funding.

24 Oct 2019


Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

23 Oct 2019

IIT Roorkee

Nanotech start-up Log 9 Materials raises $3.5 million funding

Bengaluru-based Nanotech start-up, Log 9 Materials, has raised $3.5 million funding in Series A round led by Sequoia India's scale up program Surge and Exfinity Venture Partners.

07 Oct 2019


Kogta Financial raises Rs. 300 crore in Series C round

Kogta Financial (India) Limited, a Jaipur-based non-banking financial company (NBFC), has raised Rs. 300 crore in Series C round of funding.

07 Aug 2019


Five companies started by GATE rankers who became entrepreneurs

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

13 Jul 2019


Five of the most well-known and successful alumni of IIM-Bangalore

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education and IIM-Bangalore (IIM-B) is considered one of the best ones.

12 Jul 2019


#CareerBytes: How to train yourself to become an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are considered the building blocks of economic growth and advancement. Nowadays, becoming an entrepreneur has become a preferred career choice for many youngsters.

03 Mar 2019


Discovery Channel to air documentary series on India's environment-friendly start-ups

Discovery Channel is set to air a documentary series called "Planet Healers" featuring eight of India's environment-friendly start-ups that are working towards sustainable development, a statement released by the broadcaster said.

26 Jan 2019

Health & Wellness

US-company selling used tissues. Motto: Get sick whenever you like

It's a universal fact that nobody likes getting sick. And, it takes so much energy and time to recover sometimes.

06 Jan 2019


This IIT-Delhi student is offering low-cost smart home solutions

Home automation is an emerging market in India, and has a long way to go before it can become mainstream.

28 Dec 2018


OYO offers to buy Rs. 50cr shares from current, ex-employees

OYO Rooms, India's second-most valuable startup, has offered to buy back shares from current and former employees to the tune of Rs. 40-50cr.