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10 startup snags of 2016
Four markdowns by a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley slashed Flipkart's value to $5.54 billion from $15.2 billion when it last raised capital in 2015.
Startups won’t be the first choice on campus in 2017
In August 2016, the IIT placement committee, for the first time, barred 31 startups — in...
Employee frauds surge as ecommerce companies take to speed-hiring
"There has been a 25% increase in employee-related frauds since last year a...
Hyperlocal delivery startup Opinio raises Rs 45 crore from logistics company Delhivery
Delhivery CEO Sahil Barura has joined Opinio's board. This makes Delhivery's second strategic investment in less than a year.
Why e-commerce firms are rapidly shifting focus to mobile phones to lure customers
Roughly half the online transactions on some of India’s most exciting ecommerce startups are via mobile phones. That proportion can only increase.
Five startup sectors that performed the best in 2015
With the year, almost drawing to a close, it is perhaps a good time to reflect on how the startup ecosystem has performed in the country.
Ganesh & Meena back IITians disrupting used two-wheeler market
The consumer internet startup CredR -- co-founded by Sumit Chhazed, Nikhil Jain and Nittin Mittal -- is initially focused on pre-owned two-wheeler market.
Here's what startups want and why they are under intense scrutiny
As funding dries up and job cuts spread, startups find their business models under intense scrutiny, and their survival at stake.
Tweets of joy: Rare birds fly into Delhi
Birdwatchers have reported a host of rare birds in the city this season. The sightings, they say, are a result of luck and the proliferation of birdwatchers with better equipment.
How Zomato managed to survive the carnage in the foodtech sector
A learning from the experience for Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal was that hustle, on its own, is a bad word. Hustle has to be accompanied with intense thinking.
Early-stage funding comes full circle as funding booms
This is in stark contrast to how quickly startups were able to shore up capital at never-seen-before valuations just a few months ago.
2015 in retrospect: Startups get $8.4 billion funding in 2015; nearly 1,000 deals inked
This year, the e-commerce sector, led by e-retailers like Flipkart and Snapdeal, and the taxi-hailing app Ola, dominated the startup investments space.
Push towards zero emissions by 2030 is recharging dreams of the electric two-wheeler segment
India is targeting complete transition to electric vehicles by 2030 and can be expected to be a low-cost EV manufacturing hub soon.
Ola completes $500 million fundraise as race with Uber gains traction
Ola, which recently also ventured into grocery delivery and electronic payments, is now valued at $5 billion, a top executive of the company said.
Powai, Koramangala & Okhla: A close look at India's startup hubs
Even in pre-liberalised India, major industries were clustered around a region. Now, startups are choosing colonies or villages adjoining metro cities.