Startups

This section deals with news and developments around startups, investment in startups, technology startups, government’s support for Indian startups, and all about the Indian startup ecosystem

Razorpay Launches Payment Pages For SMEs

Razorpay Launches Payment Pages For SMEs

April 23, 2019 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Payment solutions company Razorpay has announced the launch of its Payment Pages, a payment solution designed to help all kinds of businesses accept online payments with zero integration and minimum set-up, without any hosting costs, maintenance charges or fixed fees. The company opines that SMEs, India’s biggest business units, accountRead More

Travel Startup Klook Raises $225 Mn In Series D Funding Led By Softbank

Travel Startup Klook Raises $225 Mn In Series D Funding Led By Softbank

April 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong-based travel services startup Klook has raised $225 million in Series D+ funding from a group led by Softbank Vision Fund. The company said the newly raised fund will help the firm expand into new geographies and scale up services. With this the company’s total Series D funding roundRead More

This Delhi Startup Aims To Connect 100 Smart Cities With LoRa Network By 2020

This Delhi Startup Aims To Connect 100 Smart Cities With LoRa Network By 2020

December 20, 2018 at 9:32 am 0 comments

As per Government of India’s Smart City Mission, the country plans to develop 100 smart cities in next five years. And these smart cities, for one, need a robust communications network that can connect various elements of the city like roads, safety and security, utilities including traffic control and parking,Read More

Travel Startup ‘Guiddoo’ Raises $800K In Pre-Series A

Travel Startup ‘Guiddoo’ Raises $800K In Pre-Series A

December 3, 2018 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Travel technology startup Guiddoo has secured capital of $800,000 in the Pre-Series A funding. The funding was led by global investors including Rennie Ratadia (Singapore), Stephen Dmello (Dubai) & Angshuman Sarkar (India). Vineet Budki, Co-Founder & CEO at Guiddoo said, “From starting afresh after a pivot from the Audio GuideRead More

Fintech Startup HealthFin Gets Funding From Maha Govt

Fintech Startup HealthFin Gets Funding From Maha Govt

December 3, 2018 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Pune based fintech startup HealthFin has bagged investment from Maharashtra Government as part of the state’s governments Mumbai Fintech Accelerator program. The Mumbai Fintech Hub is an initiative of the Government of Maharashtra has been established in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as a focal point for Fintech activity within theRead More

Verloop Raises $3 Mn To Ramp Up Customer Engagement Platform

Verloop Raises $3 Mn To Ramp Up Customer Engagement Platform

November 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

Verloop, a Bengaluru based startup that offers artificial intelligence powered customer engagement solutions, has raised $3 million from a series of investors led by IDFC Parampara Fund. The other Co-investors in this round included Kris Gopalakrishnan – Infosys Co-founder and Dr Ranjan Pai – Chairman of the Manipal Education andRead More

Fitness Startup Goqii Raises Series B Funding From Mitsui

Fitness Startup Goqii Raises Series B Funding From Mitsui

November 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

Vishal Gondal founded healthcare and fitness startup Goqii has raised a series B round of funding led by Mitsui of Japan. Along with the investment, the two parties have also agreed for joint collaboration. The company, however, did not disclose how much it raised in the round. Goqii said the funds willRead More

Flipkart’s Binny Bansal Resigns Over ‘Serious Personal Misconduct’

Flipkart’s Binny Bansal Resigns Over ‘Serious Personal Misconduct’

November 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm 0 comments

Binny Bansal, who co-founded Flipkart along with Sachin Bansal, has resigned from his post of Group CEO with immediate effect. A complaint regarding his personal misconduct has been attributed to his resignation from the firm. “His decision follows an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart into anRead More

Invest India, WhatsApp Join Hands To Support Indian Startups

Invest India, WhatsApp Join Hands To Support Indian Startups

November 1, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

In an effort to fuel the growth of India’s entrepreneurial and small business community, Invest India through its flagship initiative Startup India has partnered with WhatsApp on a program that focuses on the proliferation of start-ups, promoting economic growth and generating employment opportunities in India. Dedicated to driving success andRead More

Pitstop To  Invest $1 Mn in Singapore Operations

Pitstop To Invest $1 Mn in Singapore Operations

October 15, 2018 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Pitstop, India’s first independent doorstep car services provider has formed a joint venture with Goldbell Group of Singapore to launch an end to end platform for management of service and repair of vehicles in Singapore. Pitstop will invest $ one million to expand operations in Singapore aimed at wider adoptionRead More