How regional language technology became flavour of the season
There are a clutch of homegrown companies which are trying to understand what Indian language speakers want to talk about and how to encourage them to do it.
Healthcare app mfine in talks to raise $17 million
The company primarily earns money through commissions from customer consultation, lead-gen...
Practo, ICICI Lombard team up for an app
The application works in sync with Practo’s ‘Trinity’ technology to offer users cashless consultancy...
Women participation, improved stock option offers light up Startupland
The paucity of quality tech talent in India is seeing startups offer significantly better pay packages for engineers, compared to other critical functions.
Online marketing solutions provider, Benddit, raises $250,000 in seed capital
Companies of all sizes need outsourced expertise at the right price, which are innovative and flexible, and comes with high service standards.
Abbott jumps on to digital health service bandwagon
Abbott will also look at partnering with e-pharmacies, diagnostic chains and physicians to provide patients with discounts.
Practo injects a new look
New York-based graphic design firm Chermayeff and Geismar and Haviv has created a fresh identity for the brand.
Rs 80 crore stake in Practo may be up for grabs
It is unclear whether the selling stakeholders include Practo's early backers, a list that includes now-defunct startup accelerator, The Morpheus, or its employees loo king to vest their stock options.
Practo, the health startup, is being investigated for supposed tax evasion
According to the Nikkei Asian Review website, the tax authorities searched Practo’s offices in Bengaluru and seized company records in late May.
HC may take up Epharmacy ban today
Epharmacies have moved a division bench of the Madras HC challenging a order banning sale of medicines online till the central health ministry formalises the regulatory environment for web-based drug aggregators.
Practo Technologies sacks 150 employees as part of annual performance cycle
The company has about 1,500 employees. Practo had raised $55 million in a Series D funding led by Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, in January.
CapitalG’s India head Kaushik Anand quits
CapitalG, which was formerly known as Google Capital started investing in India in 2014 and has backed companies like Aye Finance, Cuemath, CarDekho, Freshworks and Practo.
Ozonetel cashes in as startups set up own call centres
Startups are increasingly preferring to to set up customer service centres in-house rather than outsource the task.
Practo to explore overseas markets with $55 million Series-D funding
The company said it plans to use these funds to further integrate its platform and for global expansion. The total funds raised by Practo now stands at $179 million.
Practo extends a financial lifeline for patients & doctors in dire need
Other health-tech players have also been approached by NBFCs to offer lending options to customers or doctors, but some companies like Delhi-based Lybrate are not opening the platform to such partnerships just yet.
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