HOT STARTUPS 2018
ICERT has issued a new vulnerability note, WhatsApp users are at risk again
Indian Computer emergency response team has issued a new vulnerab...
Telegram takes off in India as startups drive adoption
According to Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research, bus...
HR tech startup, iXceed Solutions, plans expansion in US, Middle East market
The startup aims to do the advancement of digital marketing at a...
B2B unicorns need 50% less funds than B2C
India's unicorn club has increased from just about nine companies at the start of 2018 to close to 30 now, collectively valued at about $100 billion, according to an Iron Pillar report.
ITC acquires minority stake in FMCG vending machine start-up
The Kolkata-based conglomerate said this will strengthen presence of ITC's FMCG products in the emerging distribution channel of vending machines. ITC has said it will complete the acquisition within 12 months in an all-cash deal. The size of the deal is Rs 7.5 crore which will be paid in four tranches over a period of 12 months.
Funding of cosmetics & beauty startups doubles to $108 million in ’19
Besides e-commerce, beauty is also seeing an increase in the number of homegrown skincare and cosmetic brands, latest among them being Grofers’ own Orange Something and Mahesh Bhupati-backed Scentials.
From Oyo to Uber, how SoftBank’s $100 billion has left the startup ecosystem weaker
Flush with cash, entrepreneurs operated with scant regard for profit. The whole system eventually overheated.
Milk delivery startups limit products to conserve cash, make supply chain efficient
Gurugram-based Milkbasket said it was scaling down operations in select localities in Bengaluru and Delhi NCR — its two largest markets. DailyNinja, which counts Matrix Partners and Sequoia Capital as investors and has raised about $10 million, is looking for a buyer
Meet eight entrepreneurs who defied all odds and rose to the top
Entrepreneurs featured in this story are from wide-ranging backgrounds and education.
Housing finance companies: Hot cakes turn hot potatoes
The housing finance sector growth has slowed down in the last one year due to liquidity crunch.
From hot cake to hot potato: The remoulding of mortgage lending
Mortgage is the safest piece in lending. But financial engineering for better returns made it risky.
Regional language focused startup Lokal raises $3 million funding
The round also saw participation from Twitch cofounder Kevin Lin, Xiaomi Indonesia head Alvin Tse, South Korea-based VC firm Starling Ventures, US-based media tech firm XRM Media and tech investment firm I2BF Global Ventures.
Realty hot spot series: This Gurgaon locality is an upcoming residential hub
This part of Gurgaon, NCR, is developing at a rapid pace and attracting end-user buyers. Properties here are priced between Rs 4,200 per sq. ft and Rs 8,300 per sq. The locality has widespread connectivity through National Highway-48.
Startups help laid off employees start afresh
New-age companies reach out to alumni, investor and human resource networks to help employees find jobs again.
All about the new wave of techpreneurs
Their exposure in startup scene and operational credibility have made them darlings of venture capital firms
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