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With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 29, 2014
  • at 10:32 pm
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Indian cloud telephony startup Knowlarity secures $16M funding from Sequoia, Mayfield

Cloud telephony company Knowlarity has secured US$16 million in series B funding from Sequoia Capita...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 28, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Are you sexist and you don’t know it? Why you should ask yourself that if you’re in tech

Startup hubs like to portray themselves as meritocracies but sexism is pervasive. To a man it may no...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 25, 2014
  • at 11:48 am

Flipkart’s new elearning category makes it as easy to search for courses as it is to find books

Browsing through, finding, and registering for an online course has just become as easy as buying a ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 24, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, raises $1 billion in fresh funds

India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart has raised over US$1 billion, and the announcement on this wil...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 23, 2014
  • at 8:56 pm
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India has the world’s most upbeat consumers, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines

The consumer confidence level in India currently is the highest in the world, according to a survey ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Seeking funding? Here are 10 investors in India you should meet

Who are the early bird investors in India making big bets on startups there? 500 Startups tops the l...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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How a wandering two-legged LinkedIn gives a helping hand to startups in India

Subhendu Panigrahi, co-founder of Indian company Venturesity, is the ultimate connector startups loo...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from bei...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Lad...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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Hike grabs no. 1 spot from WhatsApp on Google Play, iOS App Store in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat, has hit number one on the ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Xiaomi wants to thrash Samsung in India with 3 budget smartphones

Xiaomi Mi3 is priced at INR 13,999 (US$232) in India. That makes it far cheaper than Samsung’s top...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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Maker of low-cost Aakash tablets for Indian schools raises $28 million in IPO

DataWind, contracted by the Indian government to produce very low-cost tablets for school students, ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Airloyal pays consumers to engage with brands like Flipkart, Goibibo, Vodafone

Mobile reward platform Airloyal boasts of a million instances of brand engagement in 90 days and has...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 14, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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India sets up $1.6B fund for startups, backs a new era of software product innovation

The new Modi government's move to set aside INR 100 billion fund for startups exceeds expectations. ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 11, 2014
  • at 3:00 am
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Olacabs sets aside $16M to help cabbies buy cars

Olacabs, which raised US$41.8 million in series C funding, will set aside US$16 million to help driv...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 11, 2014
  • at 1:10 am
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Xiaomi’s Mi3 hits India on July 15, and Micromax should be paranoid

Xiaomi will start its account in India with the flagship Mi3 priced at INR 14,299 (US$250) on July 1...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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A cheatsheet on funding in India; Bangalore keeps Delhi at bay to retain tech throne

Here's a cheatsheet of venture capital funding in tech startups to give you a picture of what has be...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • July 8, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm