Posts Tagged: India


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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 Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 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-selling phones with similar specificati...

  • 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, has raised US$28 million through an IPO ...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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The change school

The Change School in Bali helps entrepreneurs slow down to speed up

Most entrepreneurs see a company with the word “ventures” tacked onto the end and naturally assume it’s a VC or private equity firm, a...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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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 drivers in buying cars and starting up their...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 1:10 am
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Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Flipkart revealed that shoppers have bought one million Motorola phones in the past five months. That covers three models: the Moto E, Moto ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 6:11 pm
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Weibo mobile wallet allows money transfers

This app exchanges your free time for mobile credits, and it just raised $2.5M

Pokket is an Indian startup that has created a marketplace for consumers to get apps, games, and other digital content without paying a sing...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm
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Want to buy a nuclear-plant-ready face mask or a power saw? On Tolexo, you can

Books, clothes, and electronics; these we have become familiar with in stores like Flipkart. Latest online marketplace Tolexo sells heat gun...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Forget plastic cards. Indian app inLoyal brings retail loyalty programs to your mobile

Android/iOS app inLoyal stores all your loyalty programs in your phone, and lets you benefit from all the deals, discounts, and other reward...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:21 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 Google Play Store in India, toppling Wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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TastyKhana adds new cities in India

TastyKhana keeps up pressure on Foodpanda in India by adding 10 new cities

Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the number of Indian cities where it’s avai...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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ladooo airloyal

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 given away rewards worth US$50,000 to i...

  • 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. This is the first fund of its kind in In...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 3:00 am
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Uber’s got competition in India – Bangalore-based Olacabs nets another massive funding round

Uber has offices in six cities in India, but that doesn’t mean that domestic players won’t take it on. Bangalore-based transport...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:14 pm
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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 15. Micromax, Karbonn, Xolo, and others s...

  • 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 been happening in India the past four quar...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Modi on Twitter

Indian Prime Minister overtakes Indonesian President to become Twitter’s third most followed world leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just become the third most followed world leader on Twitter.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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A dating app for calling total strangers in your area? That's a real thing in China

In India, you can respond to Facebook ads with a ‘missed call’

The missed call is a lucrative business in India. Facebook now wants to tap on that by working with Bangalore startup Zipdial.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 3:33 pm
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