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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.

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

16 Dec 2019

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.

YourOwnROOM raises $1.3 million in 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.

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

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.

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

23 Oct 2019

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.

Kogta Financial raises Rs. 300 crore in Series C round

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.

Five companies started by GATE rankers who became entrepreneurs

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

11 Jul 2019

Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many youngsters and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country.

Stories of five IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

08 Jul 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.

#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags

17 May 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: GEM Enviro, start-up that recycles plastic waste into bags

Let's face it, plastics are a threat for everyone, from humans on the land to creatures in the deepest parts of the ocean.

Stories of 5 IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

12 May 2019

Stories of 5 IAS officers who turned into entrepreneurs

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

This IIT-grad left Rs. 21LPA job to revolutionize education system

25 Apr 2019

This IIT-grad left Rs. 21LPA job to revolutionize education system

Divanshu Kumar, an IIT-Madras student pursuing final-year Mechanical Engineering, has given up a Rs. 21 LPA job offer to revolutionize the Indian education system.

Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss

31 Mar 2019

Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss

Hearing loss is a common problem faced by many in India and is often not taken seriously.

Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

23 Mar 2019

Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

In India, a majority of people in rural areas face various issues, ranging from a lack of access to basic facilities like clean drinking water and electricity to bad roads.

Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India

22 Mar 2019

Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India

India has become one of the fastest growing start-up hubs in the world in recent years. There are tens and thousands of start-ups in the country across various sectors, including technology, media, healthcare, and financial technology, business services among others.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

08 Feb 2019

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

In a heartening development, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is now providing breastfeeding pods for mothers at four stations across its network.

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

26 Jan 2019

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.

How this nanotech start-up by IIT-Roorkee alumnus is fighting pollution

22 Jan 2019

How this nanotech start-up by IIT-Roorkee alumnus is fighting pollution

We are living in testing times when pollution of all forms is on the rise and a switch to renewable sources of energy has become the need of the hour.

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

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.

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

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.

Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

22 Dec 2018

Which states provide the best ecosystem for start-ups? Check here

The exponential rise in start-up ecosystem in the country has given opportunities to many to transform their ideas into businesses.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal registers new company with IIT batchmate

21 Dec 2018

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal registers new company with IIT batchmate

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal, along with investment banker Ankit Agarwal, has registered a new company - BAC Acquisitions Private Limited - according to data from the Registrar of Companies.

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

20 Dec 2018

Swiggy raises $1bn in its largest funding round yet

Months after entering India's unicorn club, food delivery platform Swiggy has raised a whopping $1bn in fresh capital from existing and new investors.

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

18 Dec 2018

Scooter-sharing platform Vogo raises $100mn from Ola

Bengaluru-based dockless scooter renting platform Vogo has raised a whopping $100mn from Indian ride-hailing giants Ola.

Binny Bansal to begin second innings with another startup, xto10x

14 Dec 2018

Binny Bansal to begin second innings with another startup, xto10x

Barely a month has passed since Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal stepped down as the CEO of the Flipkart Group, and already, speculations are rife about his next venture.