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It was back in early 2012 when we got in touch with the founders behind Wishberg, Kulin Shah and Pravin Jadhav. Tyched back then, the company rebranded to Wishberg and has been steadily getting more traction. Alexa puts Wishberg at about 5,000 in India and the company claims to have a 50% split now between […]
freecharge FreeCharge, the online recharge website has acquired Preburn, a beta stage startup in the mobile space. FreeCharge is a growth stage startup that has been gaining in momentum and was most recently in news with its acquisition of Wishberg (founders of Wishberg moved to Freecharge post shutdown). Alok Goel, the CEO of FreeCharge (who […]
There are many things happening with early stage investing in India — lots of startups coming up, and growing interest of angels and early stage investors, but funding remains a problem; there is a dearth of investment with strategic help, and the rise of accelerators and investors. It can all be pretty mind boggling at […]
Mumbai based Wishberg, a Wishlist for life where people can share and discover wishes online has launched ShopMobs today. Founded by Kulin Shah and Pravin Jadhav, the startup has gained traction within India and more than 2,30,000 wishes have been shared (read our earlier coverage).
FreeCharge, India’s leading online platform for recharge, utility payments, promotions and couponing, has raised a series B funding of 33 million USD. Existing investors Sequoia Capital, along with Sofina and RuNet took part in the fresh round. To the untrained eye Freecharge may look like a recharge site, but at its core it is building […]
Consumer start-up Tyched Web Services today announced the public beta launch of its social discovery platform - Wishberg Wishberg enables users to discover and share purchase intents, experiences and reviews within their social circle. The platform focuses on high involvement categories like Travel, Cars, Bikes, Gadgets, Electronics and Real Estate. Wishberg is extension to the earlier product Tyche'd. The company aims to build Social Graph for Product & Purchase Intents.
It is 2 am and Avneesh is about to sleep. As he sets his alarm on his smartphone, he takes a last-minute look at his mails and finds a few urgent ones that require his attention. He replies to one and decides to take care of the rest in the morning. He re-sets the alarm for […]
In simple words, Wishberg is your Social Wishlist- a wishlist of your desired purchases. Founded by techies Kulin Shah and Pravin Jadhav, Wishberg has been creating a buzz across social media lately and have a good number of early adopters that are helping modulate the product. Here, we talk to Kulin and Pravin about the roller coaster journey of theirs:
“I started having difficulty concentrating and making decisions. I could not remember details. I was always tired as if a vacuum cleaner was sucking out my energy. Instead, I was filled with guilt and worthlessness. I would keep awake or sleep late into the afternoon. I was losing interest in what I loved doing. I […]
Success stories are important but there are always many failures which build towards that success. It is important to talk about these failures. Sharing these stories helps others learn and avoid repeating mistakes. It also makes the environment more real. And this is especially true in the space of startups. More than 80% startups die […]
The country has been caught in the grip of elections from the last few months and the signs of change are glaring us in the eye. This is also probably the first time that the youth of the country we’ve always been boasting about is in the thick of things as well. Entrepreneurship and startups […]
Most startups do at least one thing right, but not everything! Hence, there is a need to learn from each other as well. #TiESmashup is an un-conference based on the concept of peer learning from contemporaries. It has been designed as a platform for the startup + by the startup. This means, #TiESmashup will be devoid of: […]
Hiring the right talent and building a team isn’t easy for a startup, irrespective of whether it is funded or bootstrapped. Entrepreneurs often lament the lack of talented people willing to work for startups. “Building a startup requires people with high levels of energy and passion for the business. The challenge is to find the […]
The Great Online Shopping Festival is an initiative by Google to promote online shopping in India. The campaign began last year and it went out so well that Google extended the window to make it a 3 day event this time around. The first day of the campaign was a complete dampener as the GOSF […]
Rakesh Pai Twitter has become one of the biggest sources for journalists, and so was the case again when I came across a tweet from Wishberg about Rakesh Pai’s startup. I checked up what the man does and it certainly was something that would pique interest – he runs a company called Errorception. The name […]
Wouldn’t it be nice to know you’re not alone while making a decision and that there are like minded people out there who agree with you? In that case, you’d at least have a few people to share your bouquets or rotten tomatoes with. Well look no further, Wishberg is all you would need. Wishberg […]
More often than not, the founder is the face of the company when it is a startup and the whole bet on a startup making it big in most cases is put on the founder. And in this age of the internet, having a mighty presence online can help the company as a whole a lot. Everyone tells you that you need to have a ‘Social Quotient’ but building an online presence/following is something that comes naturally into a person.
As they say, Twitter is a goldmine for new media journalists to dig out news. This post will be more like a tribute to this very saying. The microblogging site has become a meeting ground for so many people across sectors and geographies but the core focus of this post will be a curious group […]