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23 Apr 2021Electric 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 2021Social 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 2021Bank 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 2021Business
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 2021Sustainability
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 2021NewsBytes
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 2021Sustainability
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 2021Sustainability
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 2021Business
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 2021Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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 2021NewsBytes
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 2021Business
#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 2021BYJU'S
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 2021Inspirational
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 2021Business
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 2021Nirmala 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.
14 Sep 2020Indian Premier League (IPL)
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 2020Infosys
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 2020Noida
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 2020Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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 2020Bengaluru
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 2020Google
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 2020Tiger 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 2020Zomato
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 2020Business
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 2019India
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.
16 Dec 2019United States of America
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 2019Bengaluru
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 2019India
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 2019IIT 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 2019India
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 2019Technology
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 2019India
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 2019India
#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 2019India
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 2019Health & 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 2019India
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 2018India
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.