Vidya Ram

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Searching quirky? Bewakoof may be the answer

The startup, backed by Snapdeal founders, claims to sell over 50,000 products a month

Searching quirky? Bewakoof may be the answer

Little Black Book—a one stop guide to your city

Are you new in the city and wondering where to hang out this weekend? Well, Little Black Book (LBB) can be your one stop online guide to help you discover the hidden gems in your city.

Little Black Book—a one stop guide to your city

RBI’s booster dose for startups

Just weeks after the government launched its Startup Action Plan, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) move to enable easy access of foreign funds has provided cheer to the tech startup industry.

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A firefly in auto aggregation business

Jugnoo, which just raised $5.5 million in its Series B round, is looking for some quick expansion

A firefly in auto aggregation business

Rs 10,000 cr start-up fund to be force multiplier, say experts

The Rs 10,000-crore fund announced in the Startup India policy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be the force multiplier that may boost investments many times into this segment, industry experts believe, even as

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Kaaryah: Solution for perfect fit

The lack of choices in western non-casual wear segment led to the founding of Kaaryah whose online platform fulfills all apparel needs

Kaaryah: Solution for perfect fit

Want to get your chores done? Text Supertextnow

From finding out the next biggest party in the city to helping you book a tatkal train ticket, Bengaluru-based Supertextnow claims to get all your tasks done within minutes by using chat as a platform.

Want to get your chores done? Text Supertextnow

eStartups: How Zoomcar is scripting a nice little success story on Indian roads

Started by an overseas duo, Zoomcar, a Bengaluru-based startup holds the distinction of being the country’s first self drive car rental company.

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From love at first sight to love at first swipe

Finding partners is no longer a matter of chance; going by the increasing number of online dating app users, all it takes is minutes to find the right person

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What lessons food start-ups can learn from TinyOwl crisis

Startups in the food tech space have been feeling the heat for some time. This could be the start of a long season of bubble bursts and job losses in the sector

TinyOwl, Gaurav Choudhary, Saurabh Goyal, Tanuj Khandelwal, Shikhar Paliwal News

How LocalOye is making hiring local services easy

Founded by Aditya Rao and Anupam Tiulsiyan after realising that hiring local services continue to be a challenge, LocalOye raised its series A of $5million from Tiger Global Management and Lightspeed Venture Partners

How LocalOye is making hiring local services easy

Small was big this festive season for Flipkart, Amazon, other e-tailers

E-commerce companies reported 50% sales in past three months from tier-II & III cities

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TinyOwl starts settling dues of disgruntled staff

The crisis at Tinyowl seems to be getting resolved, albeit slowly. Employees at the beleaguered food tech firm have started receiving payments due to them, at least in some cities.

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TinyOwl continues to face employees’ revolt

A day after the hostage crisis ended at TinyOwl, the company said it continued to receive threat mails. According to a top management source, one of the disgruntled employees from Delhi sent them a mail on Friday, saying, “

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TinyOwl co-founders taken hostage over salary non-payment, layoffs

TinyOwl, the Mumbai-based food delivery start-up, found itself in a crisis after its co-founders were reportedly held hostage by its laid-off employees for hours.

TinyOwl, Gaurav Choudhary, Saurabh Goyal, Tanuj Khandelwal, Shikhar Paliwal News

Limeroad: The new age Grand Trunk Road of fashion

The Delhi-based online women-centric social commerce platform, backed by investors like Tiger Global, Lightspeed ventures and Matrix partners, has managed to raise $50million so far

Limeroad: The new age Grand Trunk Road of fashion

Backed by SAIF, Accel and Norwest Venture, Swiggy raises $18.5 mn, set to battle Zomato, Tinyowl and Foodpanda

Backed by SAIF, Accel and Norwest Venture Partners, Swiggy has managed to raise $18.5 million so far and is in the process of raising the next round

Backed by SAIF, Accel and Norwest Venture, Swiggy raises $18.5 mn, set to battle Zomato, Tinyowl and Foodpanda

Furniture adds extra spring to online sales

The online furniture market, which is around $130 mn currently, is expected to reach $700 mn by 2020 according to market estimates

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As some start-ups falter, their employees gain

Start-ups are beginning to stumble as funds dry up and revenues remain elusive but their employees are able to get a second chance.

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Uber’s car pooling service ‘UberPool’ to launch in Bengaluru today

UberPool enables its users to share a ride and split the cost with another user requesting for a ride along a similar route. The service already exists in San Francisco, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Austin

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Groceries and beyond

Grofers, the online hyperlocal platform which started off as a grocery shopping unit, is now spreading wings into many other categories

Groceries and beyond

What’s in a name? Plenty, for start-ups

Companies increasingly opting for quirky names for customer connect

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InMobi’s bets on ‘Miip’ to take on Google, Facebook

InMobi’s competitors on the world stage are Google and Facebook but that has not prevented this Bengaluru-based company from taking them on with Miip, a product that it terms as revolutionary

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eStartups: How Pollseye help online shoppers to take an informed decision

Pollseye, the latest video review app, makes its presence felt through its easy to use platform

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How Urban Ladder is scripting a success story

Urban Ladder, a Bengaluru-based online furniture and home decor marketplace backed by Ratan Tata, has raised $77 million so far. Recently it upgraded its app with a virtual reality feature that enables users to design their h

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E-commerce: Home chefs cook their way to riches via food start-ups

Online food service companies giving housewives chance at entrepreneurship, while offering customers flavours from home

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How OYO Rooms’ Ritesh Agarwal is planning to cash in on a billion dollar opportunity

Ritesh Agarwal, India’s first Thiel fellow, is getting ready to cash in on a billion dollar opportunity

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