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Big startup investment push by IIM-Ahmedabad; To invest $25 million over 3-4 years

Top management institute IIM-Ahmedabad today launched the Bharat Inclusion Initiative, which aims to invest about USD 25 million in startups.

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Modi’s plan to boost startup struggles to make progress as funding dries up

With an aim to boost the startup ecosystem of the country, the Modi-led NDA government with much fanfare launched Rs 10,000-crore Fund-of-Funds for Start-ups (FFS) some 28 months back.

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Why data security must be government’s top priority for Modi’s ‘Digital India’ to become reality

According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India witnessed more than 27,000 cyber security threats in the first six months of 2017.

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Have a question on start-ups? Here’s how to ask commerce minister Suresh Prabhu directly

Want to start-up your business, but unsure about how to proceed? You can get all your doubts cleared by posing questions directly to Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Ola’s ‘My Ride. My Cause’ initiative: What it’s all about

With an aim to enable crowdsourcing of funds in support of various social causes and relief operations, homegrown cab aggregator Ola on Wednesday announced ‘My Ride. My Cause’ initiative.

Now users can book Ola through MobiKwik App; Discounts underway

Startup, SME sector is goldmine for India’s growth, says Dassault Systemes

The startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are a goldmine for India’s growth and more opportunities can be created for entrepreneurs to build better products and catalyse innovation in man

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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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar says one-day NPA reporting draconian for SMEs

Terming the new one-day default recognition mandated by the Reserve Bank as "draconian" for small and medium enterprises, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar today called for longer grace period for

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How breaking taboos around couples, premarital sex is helping new-age businesses in India

Pankaj Chowdhry knows first hand how difficult it is for young, unmarried couples in India. The 25-year-old automotive engineer lives with his parents in New Delhi, while his girlfriend of four years

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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

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

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 co

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

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sets up tech startup incubator

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz Torres.

Among all disruptive ideas, VC investors are most excited about this technology

Among all disruptive ideas, those working on this technology have witnessed the highest investor interest.

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

Healthcare startup Pregbuddy raises investment from IAN’s Rajan Anandan, Pradeep Jaisingh and others

Founded in 2016 by IIT graduates Sivareena and Subhadeep Mondal when one of Sivareena’s cousin underwent a miscarriage in her 4th month of her pregnancy. The domain then caught their attention and t

Healthcare startup Pregbuddy raises investment from IAN’s Rajan Anandan, Pradeep Jaisingh and others

Electronic Vehicles company Emflux Motors raises Rs 2 crore from Fabian Brian Crain, Samar Singla and others

Emflux Motors was founded in 2016 by a group of technology enthusiasts, Varun Mittal, Vijay Raj Somashekhar and Ankit Khatry, to launch various electric products in the transportation sector

Electronic Vehicles company Emflux Motors raises Rs 2 crore from Fabian Brian Crain, Samar Singhla and others

Venture Catalysts invests $1 million in insurance-based management startup Ideal Insurance

The company plans to use the freshly secured funds to build infrastructural support for operations and backend teams.

Venture Catalysts invest $1 million in Insurance based management startup Ideal Insurance

Unicorn sightings become common: A look at billion-dollar startups of India and China

The unicorn club is growing by the day, over 57 startups around the globe took the status of a unicorn in 2017. With India and China being the hotbeds of startups, let’s a look at the top 5 unicorns

Unicorn sightings become common: A look at billion-dollar startups of India and China

Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal’s Fundamentum invest $12 million in TravelTriangle

TravelTriangle is planning to use the funds on Research and Development (R&D). The company further stated that they are planning to develop a recommendations engine where users will be displayed with

Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal’s Fundamentum invests $12 million in travel startup TravelTriangle

Meet the 9 Virtual Reality startups selected for T-Hub and Facebook India’s Innovation Hub Accelerator Program

A cohort of nine startups focused on Virtual Reality have been selected and each startup will get access to training, mentors, workshops, research, and Facebook’s VR Innovation lab located at T-Hub

Meet the 9 Virtual Reality startups selected for T-Hub and Facebook India's Innovation Hub Accelerator Program
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