Posts Tagged: startups in india

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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 with the spoils - mobile commerce innovato...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:43 pm
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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 on while we scale. We cannot spread too t...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 9:34 pm
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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 markets in the coming months.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 4:13 pm
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NewsHunt, India

NewsHunt, India’s answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

India’s top homegrown news reader app, NewsHunt, has secured INR 1 billion (US$16.5 million) in series B funding.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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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 using a WhatsApp-like messaging channel.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 10:25 pm
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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 500Startups, Nexus Venture Partners, and O...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:25 am
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Ola Prime debuts in 6 Indian cities to take on Uber

Olacabs in India now comes in three flavours: Mini, Sedan, and Prime. The Sedan and Mini were already running; now Prime targets an addition...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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Mobile payments

Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Indian price comparison site PriceBag raises $2M

Product discovery and price comparison engine, owned by Gurgaon-based Accentium, raised US$2 million in funding from undisclose...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 10:33 pm
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Olacabs launches in-app wallet

Olacabs, Meru Cabs enable cashless rides with in-app wallets

Indian taxi service providers drive to deliver easy, cashless rides by automating payments through in-app mobile wallets.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 9:16 pm
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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 give them access to over 26,000 web desig...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 11:40 am
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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 Indian tech startup acquisition.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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nielsen acquires indicus

Business insights provider Nielsen acquires Indian analytics firm

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

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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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 battle with Argentina-based OLX.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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smartphones in india

Who will take the mcommerce tide in India at its flood?

India's ecommerce players are busy figuring out the ways to score in a diverse mobile-first market. Who is best placed to ride this rising t...

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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With $33M funding, Sequoia-backed FreeCharge pivots to targeted advertising

FreeCharge, which gives freebies to users who recharge their phones on the platform, will now use that purchasing behavior data for targeted...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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attero ewaste

Recycling startup bags $16.5M in funding as ewaste piles up in a gadget-loving India

Indian ewaste recycler Attero, one of the nine innovators picked by NASA, has raised $16.5 million in series C funding.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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Hike gets fresh $65M funding to take on WhatsApp in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, has just raised US$65 million in funding. Founder Kavin Mittal tells Tech in Asia hi...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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