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Freshworks raises $150 million led by Sequoia Capital, CapitalG

Chennai and San Mateo-based SaaS unicorn Freshworks has announced signing of definitive agreement for a $150 million Series H round of funding at a post-financing valuation of $3.5 billion.
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Goqii plans to raise $100-150 million to expand business

Goqii, a preventive healthcare platform, is planning to raise $100-$150 million in funding, as the company scales up its India business.

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Amitabh Kant tells founders “Think new ideas”, at launch of mentoring platform for EV startups

LetsVenture, which helps startups in curating themselves, getting discovered, and helping them raise funding, launched Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Labs -- a platform for startups in the electric

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Global platform for local SMEs: India’s TPCI, Singapore’s central bank to help them export worldwide

Trade, Imports, Exports for MSMEs: Trade and investment promotion body TPCI announced the launch of an online trade platform -- Business Sans Borders (BSB) in partnership with Singapore’s central ba

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Nike breaks up with Amazon as Jeff Bezos’ company gets flooded with fakes

The athletic brand will stop selling its sneakers and apparel directly on Amazon’s website, ending a pilot program that began in 2017.

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Piyush Goyal lashes out at developed countries; says denying MSMEs opportunity to sell goods

Trade, Imports, Exports for MSMEs: Goyal’s comments come days after India decided to step out of the RCEP agreement stating that the country did not get any “credible assurance on market access an

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Crowdfunding: How this alternative financing route is helping SMEs ignored by banks to raise capital

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Crowdfunding platforms partner with the SME support system to help optimize processes and amplify the efficiency of SMEs.

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Ahead of meet with USTR, Piyush Goyal flags ‘predatory pricing’ in e-commerce

In recent months, the US has expressed concern over India's FDI rules in e-commerce that ostensibly hit players like Amazon and Walmart-backed Flipkart.

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Uber India receives Rs 1,767 crore in fresh capital from Netherlands arms

Uber India has received Rs. 1,767.46 crore in fresh capital from Netherlands-based entities Uber International Holding and Uber International, according to the company's RoC filings sourced from busin

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Credit card for startups, SMEs: Small businesses can now manage expenses, payments; enjoy rewards

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Tiger Global-backed neobanking startup Open partnered with Visa to launch Founders Card -- credit card for SMEs and startups to manage their expenses and vendor payments

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Corporates looking to back startups? This VC fund will handpick them for you with this new programme

Venture capital fund 100X.VC is looking to partner with Indian corporates as part of its corporate venture capital (CVC) programme to give them a ready pipeline of investible startups.

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Govt alerts Amazon, Flipkart, others again; says don’t influence prices, post fake reviews

The draft rules come three months after the consumer protection guidelines were issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs and nine months after the draft e-commerce policy was brought out by the De

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How online wellness platforms are giving micro businesses like your neighbourhood parlours a makeover

Through on-demand marketplaces, parlour and salon owners are able to leverage their expertise as well as their workforce to render professional-quality services.

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MSMEs looking to list? Govt willing to buy 10% of your bonds

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Access to credit and finance remains perhaps the biggest challenge for small businesses to run their business operations smoothly even as delay in payments from large PSU

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Byju’s planning to launch a wide range of products in US

Byju’s, which saw its valuation shoot up to over $5 billion after a fresh funding round led by Qatar Investment Authority in July, has its eyes set on the US, where it plans to launch a wide range o

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Mobikwik gross revenue more than doubles to Rs 105.9 crore in Sept quarter

Gross revenue from the payment gateway stood at Rs. 51.9 crore in Q2FY20, compared with Rs. 28.7 crore in the previous year.

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Govt formulating policy on credit ratings for MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari

The minister said that the government is using technology and innovations to boost agricultural and tribal sectors through new technologies and innovations.

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How to identify micro, small units from medium businesses: Real small enterprises suggest this to govt

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Laghu Udyog Bharti -- the national body for micro and small businesses in a note issued to the MSME ministry on November 6, 2019, suggested increasing the threshold l

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India’s defence in hands of startups, MSMEs: Govt to tap new ideas for self reliance

India, which was the second-largest importer of arms between 2014 and 2018, is likely to spend around $220 billion in the coming decade to modernise its forces.

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Sustainablility is what business models of young companies need to boost employability, skill building

The contribution of sustainable business models is not limited to employment opportunities. It impacts the quality of lives, opening of global markets, and most importantly can nurture the talent and

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After Facebook, this social networking platform adds another tool for SMEs to grow business online

The digital adoption among MSMEs is gradually moving up given the increasing awareness among them to streamline businesses and make them more efficient. This opens up a large market for technology com

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MSME account books go digital; over 50% transactions recorded using apps by small businesses

Technology for MSMEs: While poor access to finance and credit along with technology talent are the major challenges for small businesses, they often tend to burn out due to reasons including lack of p

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FarEye: This startup helps move goods efficiently

The logistics-tech firm gives businesses real-time visibility and predictive intelligence, ensuring on-time deliveries and business excellence.

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Fasal: Cultivating farms with software

Fasal predicts the precise quantity and timing of irrigation and pesticide sprays a farm needs.

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