Gaurav Sangwani

Unitus Ventures, backed by Dell Foundation and Bill Gates, invests $1 million in AI-enabled healthtech startup i3systems

Founded by IIT Alumni Dr Mallesh Bommanahal, Varzavand Batliwala, and Ravi Chandibhamar, in 2016, i3Systems builds machine learning solutions for healthcare businesses.

Unitus Ventures, backed by Dell Foundation and Bill Gates, invests $1 million in AI-enabled healthtech startup i3systems News

Here’s how restaurants lure you to eat-out with Instagram worthy food

Over 22 percent of respondents said that they had gone to a restaurant based on how food and ambiance looked on social media.

Here's how restaurants lure you to eat out with Instagram worthy food News

Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures hikes stake in online insurance comparison platform Easypolicy

Unilazer additionally invested over $6.7 million in the Delhi-NCR based startup. The fund believes there’s space for more than one player in the online insurance market.

Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures hikes stake in online insurance comparison platform Easypolicy News

This Harvard startup is helping dogs get younger with its ‘Age Reversing’ gene therapy; Humans next?

Rejuvenate Bio, the company behind the innovation, tested its therapy on the Beagle breed dog and is now claiming that the therapy will make them younger by adding new DNA instructions to their genes.

This Harvard startup is helping dogs get younger with its ‘Age Reversing’ gene therapy; Humans next? News

Job listing portal Glassdoor sold to Japan’s Recruit HR for $1.2 billion in all-cash deal

The acquisition is expected to close this summer with Qatalyst Partners acting as a financial advisor to Glassdoor and Goldman Sachs for Recruit.

Job listing portal Glassdoor sold to Japan’s Recruit HR for $1.2 billion in all-cash deal News

AI-enabled Avaamo raises over $14 million from Intel Capital, Ericsson Ventures and others

The Avaamo platform enables enterprises to deploy omnichannel AI-powered assistants in the areas of supply chain, HR, sales support, claims processing and insurance advisory.

AI-enabled Avaamo raises over $14 million from Intel Capital, Ericsson Ventures and others News

Now users can book Ola through MobiKwik App; Discounts underway

As a part of the launch offer, MobiKwik is offering Rs. 50 SuperCash on first 5 rides. Alternatively, Mobikwik users can use 10% SuperCash to get discount upto Rs. 100 on every ride.

Now users can book Ola through MobiKwik App; Discounts underway News

South Korea comes up with its own cryptocurrency ‘S-Coin’, to legalise ICOs but with conditions

The new legislation will not provide legal cover for unlimited ICOs. Instead, the bill will help ICOs promote growth and development of the Blockchain technology, hence only ICOs from research institutions and public organisa

South Korea comes up with its own cryptocurrency ‘S-Coin’; Plans to legalise ICOs but with conditions News

Firms pessimistic on Blockchain technology, CIOs call for a change in IT infrastructure: Gartner

While financial services and insurance companies remain at the forefront of the technology, the transportation, government sectors are now engaging more to focus on process efficiencies, supply chain and logistics.

Firms pessimistic on Blockchain technology, CIOs call for a change in IT infrastructure: Gartner News

UK based Fintech firm GainCredit invests $2.25 million in B2C lending platform OYE Fintech

OYE Fintech will use the newly secured funds to strengthen its underwriting models aimed at new-to-credit consumers, scale-up operations, and enhance its footprint to cover multiple cities

Industry News

Consumer spend on apps to hit $106 billion by 2018; China maintains top spot as the biggest app market

App downloads will increase by 45 percent in the next 4 years hitting the $258.2 billion mark. This download growth comes directly from the Asia Pacific markets including India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Consumer spend on apps to hit $106 billion by 2018; China maintains top spot as the biggest app market News

SoundHound raises $100 million to compete with the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Houndify is one of the first independent AI platforms that enables developers and entrepreneurs to deploy it anywhere and retain control of their brand and users.

SoundHound raises $100 million to compete with the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa News

These are the most admired founders for Indian VCs and entrepreneurs

Flipkart, SpaceX and Ola emerge as favourite startups among Indian founders. Elon Musk was the respondent’s favourite founder, followed by Jeff Bezos. Among Indian founders, Mukesh Bansal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma were voted

These are the most admired founders for Indian VCs and entrepreneurs News

From raising funds to improving investor sentiment: Here’s what top VC firms, startups think

Over 30 percent of the respondents said ‘Strategic Fit’ was the most important factor while boarding a lead investor, followed by ability to do follow-up funding (19 percent), strength of institution brand (15 percent), C

From raising funds to improving investor sentiment: Here’s what top VC firms, startups think News

With “no cap” on its investments, here’s what startups can expect from Google’s Assistant Fund

Google will be providing access to its cloud platform, their cloud computing suite that runs on a similar infrastructure as its search engine and YouTube

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Humanoid Robotics maker Ubtech Robotics raises $820 million from Tencent Holdings, Haier Group and others

Founded in 2012 by Zhou Jian, Ubtech Robotics is a high-tech company engaging in the R&D, manufacture, as well as promoting and popularizing robots around the world. They claim to be the first company in China dedicated to co

Humanoid Robotics maker Ubtech Robotics raises $820 million from Tencent Holdings, Haier Group and others News

The story of how Instagram started and what entrepreneurs can learn from it

Here's how two geeks from Stanford University made a billion dollar company worthy of royals and Presidents

The story of how Instagram started and what entrepreneurs can learn from it News

Early-stage Indian startup incubator Venture Catalysts forays into Dubai; selects six startups on its launch-day

Dubai has been breaking new grounds as an emerging global startup and innovation hub, and was recently ranked 29th in Nestpick’s 2017 Startup Cities Index ahead of the more established ecosystems including London, New York,

Early-stage Indian startup incubator Venture Catalysts forays in Dubai; selects six startups on the launch-day News

From Failure to Persistence: 5 quotes from Tesla founder Elon Musk for entrepreneurs

You might not be planning to send over a million people to Mars but you owe it to yourself to dream big. These quotes by Elon Musk will give inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and help them achieve their dream, even if it

From Failure to Persistence: 5 quotes from Tesla founder Elon Musk for entrepreneurs News

5 most valued ICOs of 2018 so far, which raised millions of dollars in hours

In 2017 Blockchain and cryptocurrency startups raised over 3.5x more capital through ICO’s over traditional VCs.

5 most valued ICOs of 2018 so far, which raised millions of dollars in hours News

Global Industrial IoT market to touch $232 billion by 2023; Asia Pacific region to witness maximum growth

The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the highest CAGR in the global IoT industry and this comes in primarily due to large scale industrialisation in Asian markets like China, India and Japan

Global Industrial IoT market to touch $232 billion by 2023; Asia Pacific region to witness maximum growth News

Ola steps up passenger safety, sets up safety council in sync with Brasilia Declaration

The council will also work alongside policy makers, state transport authorities, traffic police departments, and other relevant stakeholders to create solutions that enhance ride and road safety on Ola as well as the ecosyste

Ola steps up passenger safety, sets up safety council in sync with Brasilia Declaration News

Airbnb property management platform Guesty raises over $19 million to scale its services for house owners

Guesty enables its users with a wide range of tools that help them post their properties on platforms like Airbnb and lets them operate at scale.

Airbnb property management platform Guesty raises over $19 million to scale its services for house owners News

DFID India, Shell Foundation and Zone Startups India announce POWERED, an entrepreneurship Program for women entrepreneurs in the energy sector

The three year program, will seek to on board around 100 women entrepreneurs in the energy access domain from across India and provide them with mentoring, corporate connects and get their proof of concepts (POC) off the grou

Shell Foundation and Zone Startups in partnership to announce accelerator for Women entrepreneurs in the energy sector News

Sky9 Capital and Caerus Ventures float $200 million and $100 million funds to invest in early-stage startups

The Chinese venture fund founded by former Lightspeed China Partners managing director Ron Cao, invests in early stage tech companies and looks to be more sector agnostic in its approach

Sky9 Capital and Caerus Ventures float $200 million and $100 million funds to invest in early-stage startups News

Here’s how Amazon collects employee feedback — One question a day

With inexperienced entrepreneurs making it big, ever thought what goes on the inside? How do these companies compensate, treat their employees? Is their work culture hospitable or repulsive?

Here’s how Amazon collects employee feedback -- One question a day News

SAIF Partners invest over Rs 50 crore in Indian NBFC Arman Financial Services

The funds were invested by way of subscription to 16,66,667 Compulsorily Convertible Debentures (CCDs) of the Company, having face value of INR 300 per CCDs.

SAIF Partners invests over Rs 50 crore in Indian NBFC Arman Financial Services News
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