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Tea cafe chain Chaayos raises $21.5 million funding

11 Feb 2020

Tea cafe chain Chaayos raises $21.5 million funding

Chaayos, a technology-led cafe chain which sells a variety of tea and snacks, has raised $21.5 million in a mix of equity and debt funding round led by Think Investment.

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.

Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

25 Dec 2019

Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

The general partners (GPs) at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital have raked a huge payout from India's leading hotel chain OYO Hotels & Homes.

Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

13 Dec 2019

Paytm raises another $669.5 million from existing investors

Just a couple of weeks after raising a whopping $1 billion, One97 Communications, the parent of digital payments giant Paytm, has raised $669.5 million (roughly Rs. 4,724 crore) in another round of funding.

Digital payments giant PhonePe raises $82.5 million: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Digital payments giant PhonePe raises $82.5 million: Details here

PhonePe, a Flipkart-owned company that offers a payment platform to transfer money instantly, has raised $82.5 million in funding.

Logistics start-up BlackBuck raises Rs. 56 crore from Trifecta

27 Nov 2019

Logistics start-up BlackBuck raises Rs. 56 crore from Trifecta

BlackBuck, a Bengaluru-based logistics start-up, has raised Rs. 56 crore (approximately $7.83 million) in debt and equity round from venture debt firm, Trifecta Capital.

Bollywood biggies who have invested in start-ups

04 Jul 2019

Bollywood biggies who have invested in start-ups

Last week Akshay Kumar, invested an undisclosed amount, as part of Series C funding, in wearable tech start-up, GOQii (pronounced Go-Key).

Deliveries for India-made Ather electric-scooter to begin from September 11

09 Sep 2018

Deliveries for India-made Ather electric-scooter to begin from September 11

Months after launching its Ather 450 and Ather 340 electric scooters in India, Ather Energy has now announced the delivery dates of the former.

Walmart completes acquisition of Flipkart, pumps in $2bn

19 Aug 2018

Walmart completes acquisition of Flipkart, pumps in $2bn

On Saturday, Walmart announced that it had completed its $16bn acquisition deal with Flipkart.

Indian company launches electric scooters- Ather 340 and Ather 450

05 Jun 2018

Indian company launches electric scooters- Ather 340 and Ather 450

Homegrown start-up Ather Energy has finally launched its electric scooters in India - the Ather 340 and Ather 450.

Really sad to see Sachin leave Flipkart: Co-founder Binny Bansal

10 May 2018

Really sad to see Sachin leave Flipkart: Co-founder Binny Bansal

They were considered the "Jai-Veeru" of the Indian start-up panorama, and when one decided to finally exit the company they founded 11 years ago it was really a sad moment for the other.

The Flipkart dream: Move aside, make room for nerds

09 May 2018

The Flipkart dream: Move aside, make room for nerds

When as a child you were told by your parents to chase the IIT dream, they were not wrong.

The love triangle of Amazon, Flipkart, and Walmart

04 May 2018

The love triangle of Amazon, Flipkart, and Walmart

Here's the story: Basically, the two US retail rivals Walmart and Amazon are both attempting to buy Flipkart, which is the best start-up India has produced in over a decade.

Amazon planning to buy Flipkart to prevent rival Walmart bid

04 Apr 2018

Amazon planning to buy Flipkart to prevent rival Walmart bid

According to reports, Amazon might make an offer to buy India's largest e-commerce platform Flipkart.

Spotify goes public, valued at $26.6 billion

04 Apr 2018

Spotify goes public, valued at $26.6 billion

In a unique IPO approach, Spotify is going the direct listing route instead of traditionally selling its shares on the stock market.

JioMusic integrates with Saavn, combined entity worth a billion dollar

23 Mar 2018

JioMusic integrates with Saavn, combined entity worth a billion dollar

In an unexpected move, Reliance has announced that it will integrate its music-streaming service, JioMusic with Saavn.

Home-rental startup NestAway raises Rs. 333cr from Goldman Sachs, others

01 Mar 2018

Home-rental startup NestAway raises Rs. 333cr from Goldman Sachs, others

Bengaluru-based online home-rental network NestAway Technologies has raised $51mn (Rs. 333.1cr) from investors including Goldman Sachs and a joint venture firm of noted industrialist Ratan Tata.

eBay closes sale of India arm to Flipkart

01 Aug 2017

eBay closes sale of India arm to Flipkart

Four months after announcement of the sale, Flipkart has closed the acquisition of eBay's India arm.

NestAway eyes fresh funding, public listing after profitability

19 May 2017

NestAway eyes fresh funding, public listing after profitability

Bengaluru-based rental start-up NestAway, which caters to tenants, mainly from the 22-30 age-category, is now planning to raise around $40 million funding.

Hike to add payments mechanism with UPI integration

17 Apr 2017

Hike to add payments mechanism with UPI integration

Sources confirmed that Hike Messenger is all set to roll out a payment mechanism on the app which will be the first in India to be integrated with the government's UPI interface.

Flipkart raises investments from Tencent, Microsoft; buys eBay.in

10 Apr 2017

Flipkart raises investments from Tencent, Microsoft; buys eBay.in

Flipkart has raised investments worth $1.4bn from Tencent, eBay and Microsoft, at a post-transaction valuation of $11.6bn.

Flipkart's mergers if okayed, starts the proper e-commerce war

06 Apr 2017

Flipkart's mergers if okayed, starts the proper e-commerce war

The market is currently ripe with rumours regarding two major Flipkart mergers - one with eBay and another with Snapdeal.

Flipkart secures $1 billion in funding, eyes $1 billion more

21 Mar 2017

Flipkart secures $1 billion in funding, eyes $1 billion more

Flipkart manages to secure $1billion in funding in a bid to stay ahead of the competition.

Flipkart raises $1bn in fresh funding, eyes another $1bn

21 Mar 2017

Flipkart raises $1bn in fresh funding, eyes another $1bn

Flipkart has raised funds of $1bn, and is planning to raise another $1bn in the next few months.

Flipkart in talks with Google for funds

06 Jan 2017

Flipkart in talks with Google for funds

Sources said Flipkart is in talks with Google to secure its next round of funding; talks with Walmart have also not collapsed yet according to insiders.

2016 Year in Review for Indian unicorns

31 Dec 2016

2016 Year in Review for Indian unicorns

The term "unicorn" was promoted by venture capitalist Aileen Lee to describe start-ups which were valued at over $1 billion.

Flipkart's internet arm sees losses double to touch Rs.2,306 crore

28 Nov 2016

Flipkart's internet arm sees losses double to touch Rs.2,306 crore

After scripting massive expenditures in an attempt to combat the rising rivalry from Amazon, Flipkart's internet division, Flipkart Marketplace saw its losses double to Rs.2,306 crore for the financial year that ended on 31 March, 2016.

FirstCry acquires Mahindra's BabyOye for Rs.362.1 crore

17 Oct 2016

FirstCry acquires Mahindra's BabyOye for Rs.362.1 crore

Online baby care portal FirstCry acquired Mahindra Group's e-commerce website for kids' products, BabyOye.

Flipkart eyes fresh funds after successful Big Billion Day sales

10 Oct 2016

Flipkart eyes fresh funds after successful Big Billion Day sales

Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is looking to raise fresh funds this year, according to reports.

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal admits to company not meeting targets

22 Aug 2016

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal admits to company not meeting targets

Sachin Bansal, who earlier this year stepped down as CEO of Flipkart, admitted that the e-commerce portal had not been meeting its targets.