Top stories of the week : 16th – 22nd Feb ’14

‘Wherever there is will, there is a way.’ But apps are everywhere, irrespective of the will and the way. A $19 billion acquisition and a priceless story of Newshunt rising among top apps were the highlights of ‘app’ dominated last week. Stories of a Marathi food restaurant, a hardware genius and the queen of startup infographics were among the most popular ones. Here’s the weekly roundup of what was discovered last week:

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Startup Stories

How YourStory helped Aniket Parihar become an entrepreneur [Testimonial]

Founders of Makemytrip and Letsbuy now into matchmaking with TrulyMadly

WiSense: engineering veterans provide a platform for Internet of Things ideas

With two pivots, Rocket Sandwich evangelizes quick service restaurant space in Mumbai

Budding startup Elixir Biomedical builds a breakthrough device for monitoring saline/blood infusion

UC Berkeley-Intel incubatee Hashtaag helps startups with validation and building traction

Reap what you sow; 3 Bangaloreans bid to change mindsets towards environment

How do you build a customer base of over 100 million in 2 years? The Newshunt story

How dwll.in brings a new order to interior design

KLOUDPaD: from building tablets to setting up a multi-brand online store

Sheer ambition drives 24-year-old to start Core Diagnostics

17-yr-old starts crowd funding platform braving many odds

Bring Your Own Device trend gets a boost with Miradore’s free solution on the cloud

MeraJob leverages reach-out model to establish better connection with job seekers and recruiters

How Jayanti serves Marathi culture baked on experience

Whoopiee aims to be the ‘Yellow pages for offers’, hits 20k downloads in NCR

Two friends break corporate shackles to start a wealth management boutique

ITChintu: a recreational and utility portal for the ‘Aam Admi’ of IT

Crowdfund your t-shirt on dPod.in

Mark Zuckerberg is a time machine: Anna Vital, Founder – Funders and Founders

 

Interviews

[Techie Tuesdays] The story of a hardware genius, Anool Mahidharia

Thought Leaders in Cloud – Radhesh Balakrishnan, Red Hat

The man who brought back God into our lives and built an empire of the soul

How a crackerjack of a coach opened up new possibilities

 

International

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week: innovation showcases (I)

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week: innovation showcases (II)

Google acqui-hires Spider.io to help stop online ad frauds

Google launches Google Capital to invest in growth stage companies

South African media giant Naspers CEO steps down; goes on a sabbatical

Apply for INDIAFRICA business venture contest, last date April 15, 2014

Bigcommerce, Australian e-commerce software platform enters India

Konga.com aspires to be the engine of e-commerce and trade in Africa

 

Resources

[Jobs Roundup] Marketing and Technology sectors take the lead

Are you making these deadly mistakes? 5 sure-shot ways to kill your startup

Brand utility apps: how brands can leverage technology to create true brand affinity

When should you start raising capital ?

How to walk into the hearts and minds of your team

If only Dhoni had read YourStory to get his strategy right

Impact of Budget 2014-15 on Startup Companies

Y is for Your Story

[Book Review] BITS of Success: Inspiring stories of BITS Pilani alumni

With $19 billion for WhatsApp, has Facebook bought immortality?

11 Indian startups backed by Bollywood celebrities

The psychology behind the rise of WhatsApp

7 attributes of a great leader

What are people talking about on social media after the WhatsApp acquisition?

Entrepreneurs among the happiest people in the world, GEM report

 

News

Blume Ventures anticipates 8-10 portfolio companies to raise a series A in 2014

ShopClues launches express check-out & wholesale program for merchants, ups the ante for online supremacy

Mobile travel guide startup AudioCompass raises $400k seed funding

“80% of Hike Messenger’s 15 million users under 25” – Kavin Bharti Mittal

Housing.com launches world’s first custom made 3D models of New Projects

Mobile payments solution Ezetap raises $8 million in Helion-led Series B round

Delhi-based e-commerce logistics startup Chhotu shuts down, core team joins Paytm

Everyone’s private driver in Mumbai – Secret Ubers Spotted

500 startups backed Tushky now has 2000+ experiences to offer in over 100 cities

 

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