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A nimble startup is targeting a blind spot of India’s ecommerce giants, and pulling the rug from under their feet

While the big cats of ecommerce fight it out for leadership stakes in India, a jackal may run off wi...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • October 1, 2014
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why startups fail

10 reasons why startups fail – from the confessions of founders

There are many reasons for startups failing, but the 10 that came up most often provide useful signp...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:09 am
commonfloor gets 30 million

Tiger Global pumps $30 million more into CommonFloor. ‘Challenge will be to maintain culture,’ says CEO

"The helpful, community nature is our core value and it is something we will have to keep our eyes o...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 9:34 pm
Web-Design

Website optimizer Wingify from India acquires US-based Concept Feedback

This move by Wingify, which provides tech tools for brands to optimize their business online, will g...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 11:40 am
martian notifier

Watch out, Apple: Martian Notifier smartwatch lands on India’s Flipkart

The Martian Notifier, priced at INR 9,999 (US$165), will display alerts and notifications you choose...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 9:14 pm
jolla launches in india

Missed the boat on a Xiaomi flash sale? Take heart, Finland’s Jolla just sailed into India

Jolla is priced just a bit more than Mi 3. But then all those frustrated by Xiaomi flash sales might...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 8:35 pm
acquisition

Sequoia-backed Zomato buys Polish startup Gastronauci, eyes Malaysia, Vietnam next

In three months, Zomato has acquired four companies globally. The target is to expand into 10 other ...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 4:13 pm
acquisition

Yahoo acquires one-year-old Bangalore startup Bookpad

Bookpad, a one-year-old startup founded by three engineers from IIT Guwahati, is Yahoo's first India...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
how to get venture capital funding

Scale up your mind: How the smart startups get venture capital funding

How should entrepreneurs prepare themselves before going out to seek venture capital funding? Here a...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
nielsen acquires indicus

Business insights provider Nielsen acquires Indian analytics firm

Indicus Analytics mines custom economic insights using analytics and data products.

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
haptik

India’s ‘WhatsApp for mobile customer support’ Haptik bags $1M

Haptik lets users get instant help for queries regarding products and services of 180 companies usin...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
quikr

Classifieds portal Quikr gets $60M in fresh ammunition to take on OLX

Tiger Global coming on board as an investor will improve the odds of Indian startup Quikr in its bat...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
where to get venture capital funds

5 new funds for startups from India’s tech biggies

Big Indian companies are getting into the corporate venture capital game. After all, who better than...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 18, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
ecommerce in india

How tax query to Amazon opens a Pandora’s box for ecommerce in India

Amazon, Flipkart, and other ecommerce players have enjoyed a merry ride in India, and investments ha...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
what is venture capital funding

Scale up your mind: What is venture capital funding and how does it work?

Venture capital funding can help a startup thrive, scale, and grow faster. But seeking it can be dau...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
youtube

Download YouTube videos and watch them offline – if you’re in India

YouTube offline will resolve one of the main pain-points for budget smartphone users in India - unre...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 10:28 am
targetingmantra

They personalized Amazon. Now their startup has raised $1.1M to do it for other ecommerce sites

TargetingMantra, founded by former data scientists of Amazon, closed a seed funding of $1.1M from 50...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:25 am
Google Android One Micromax

5 reasons why Google’s Android One is a game-changer in budget smartphones

The budget smartphone market has just got shaken up again with the unveiling of Google's Android One...

By Malavika Velayanikal

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  • September 15, 2014
  • at 7:40 pm