Top stories of the week : 23rd – 30th March 2014

The famous English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon had said, “Money is like muck – not good until it be spread.” It seems like investors around the globe have got that message and religiously following the same in last few days. Last week, we saw Indix raising Series A1 from Avalon Partners and Nexus Venture Partners, Germin8 raising $3 million from Kalaari Capital, Facebook acquiring Oculus and Kaushal Dugar of TeaBox sharing his story of getting funded. We wrote about why it is important to fail fast and some interesting startup stories.

Top stories of the week

Here’s the weekly roundup of the week that went by March 23- 29, 2014:

Startup Stories

Carrokay saves 30% expenditure on car maintenance with no more trips to service centres

Age is no bar to startup, ask 70-year-old Achutha Bachalli of Unilog

What makes Gaurav Munjal eager, hungry and push for more? The Flat.to Story

Venturesity – Creating talent for the startup community

Wanna customize your gadgets? Try Foxmybox

Medical Second Opinion disrupts consultation space with over 80 top doctors, close to 60% patients hail from smaller cities

How 30 minutes shaped the startup journey of three youngsters from Kolkata: the Pracly story

Ex-Disney head starts Vox Pop Clothing to recreate magic of merchandising

CarIQ is India’s own connected car ecosystem

Making a global product from the bedroom at 18: journey of Shalin Jain, founder Happyfox

ValueTag aims to become the Google Shopping of India. Will it?

FreeKaaMaal’s journey to 200k users and 4.5 mn monthly traffic

After a multi-million dollar exit, ex-Cosmic founders start InnoRel Systems

4 million families and 25,000 teachers are using the Splash Math Education apps worldwide

Catch the election fever with Voting Line

BK Birla’s new venture AdalBdal will help you find your treasure among others’ trash

 

News

Big Data Analytics Company Germin8 raises $3 million from Kalaari Capital

Indix raises $9 million Series-A1 funding led by Nexus Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures

Intel acquires BASIS Science – a wearable tech startup in the healthcare and wellness space

Facebook acquires Kickstarter backed virtual reality technology startup Oculus for $2 billion

Everest Edusys (QED), a science education venture raises INR 5.7 Cr round led by Lok Capital

Bangalore-based training platform Skyfi secures undisclosed amount from Chennai Angels and Spark Capital

Noida based TLabs Accelerator launches the 5th batch with 7 startups

Powerhouse Ventures invests in Mahesh Bhupathi-backed Sports365

 

Resources

Real Startups please fail fast

Kick start your day with these ‘10 quick mantras of success’

How to deliver 10x customer delight

How to think like Einstein

How to Make It As An Entrepreneur: Advice From Joel Comm

Why should you love your customers – Aaron Schwartz of Modify Watches explains

Advice For Founders & Startups from Krish Subramanian

How your domain name can make or break your business

Confessions of an entrepreneur: What I learnt from failures

Google’s Chromecast set to disrupt the gaming industry

Your degree may be the reason why your startup is not funded

 

Alok Soni

Alok Soni

Alok Soni prefers to keep his bio short owing to a dearth of creativity. Feel free to reach out to him at alok[at]yourstory[dot]com