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The third week of November has shown quite clearly that ‘good’ companies can raise large sums of money even when the overall market sentiment is negative. Investors poured over $614 million across 36 deals between November 16 and 22. So, what about all this talk of a potential slowdown in funding? “If it is a […]
23 Nov 2015
Conversations across startup ecosystems, from Bengaluru to Silicon Valley, are increasingly about the coming winter in startup funding. The chill seems to be here already, with a drastic fall in deal value week-on-week. The number of deals in the second week of November stood at 16, with the value at $10.6 million. We are also […]
16 Nov 2015
Investors and industry insiders have been cautioning entrepreneurs about the coming ‘winter’ in investments for some time now. In the last week of October, 23 companies raised $87 million. In the first week of November, the value was less than half ($39.5 million) that of the previous week. This difference can be chalked down to […]
09 Nov 2015
E-commece players like Amazon and Flipkart use their site visitors’ data to target users better, but offline retailers never had this advantage till recently. They only know who you are when you shop, but not when you visit a store. Bootstrapped startup Radiolocus wants to give to brick-and-mortar stores what Google Analytics gives online retailers. […]
09 Nov 2015
Messaging is the new platform for the next billion, and local languages are the growth drivers. YourStory TechSparks 2015 is hosting a hackathon for developers to come up with innovative mobile hacks that will impact India’s masses. Register here One thing we’ve noticed from the rise of Asian messaging platform in the East — WeChat, Line, […]
27 Oct 2015
Q1 and Q2 of 2015 were fantastic for startups in India. But Q3 was even better for those startups that were showered with funding. In the past nine months, angel investors and venture capitalists have been pouring more money into early stage Indian startups and late stage companies more than ever before. Between Jan-Sept, $7.3 […]
26 Oct 2015
Angel and venture capital funding in India has hit its highest ever mark. Over $3.5 billion has been poured across 380 disclosed deals in the first of half of 2015. The deals in the first half of this year have surpassed the number of startup deals in 2014. We are looking at an unprecedented access capital […]
01 Jul 2015
MobilArt provides solutions that combine varying elements of digital content, technology and marketing, to provide end-to-end support across all forms of digital platforms.
15 Jun 2015
In 2012, JunoTele was founded by Sekhar Rao, Jana Balasubramaniam and Krishna Tammireddy. The company has been bootstrapped so far along with a few strategic investors. Now, the company has grown to the current team size of 35.
08 Jun 2015
Mary Meeker unveiled her 197 slide annual State of the Internet 2015 report at Re/Code’s Code conference. Internet, the dominant force of our lifetime is growing its users base, there are 2.8 billion internet users globally (39%). According to Meeker’s report Internet users grew by 8% in 2014, down from 10% in 2013 and 11% in […]
28 May 2015
If you’re a YourStory reader based in the US or the EU, this comes as good news. Popular bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase is giving free bits for all its new users. As new users create a verified account, Coinbase gives out 100 bits, which can be securely stored or sent to a friend anywhere in the […]
24 May 2015
This article is a part of a carrier billing series sponsored by Vodafone developers program. Nickhil Jakatdar was born and brought up in Pune. Later, he moved to the US to pursue his PhD at Berkeley after graduating from Pune University. While he was a PhD student, he founded his first startup, Timbre Technologies. Three years later, […]
19 May 2015
This article is a part of a carrier billing series sponsored by Vodafone developers program. The mobile phone is the single most important piece of technology that virtually everyone can afford these days. Gone are the days when we used it to merely make calls. Now it books our cabs, helps us review restaurants and more. […]
09 May 2015
The past 50 years of business computing architecture have been dominated by these four main folds: mainframe, minicomputer, client/server and the Internet. We now live in an age of the cloud where pretty much anything can be delivered through it.
06 May 2015
Internet.org is a coalition of Facebook, Samsung, Opera, Nokia, Qualcomm and MediaTek and a few other large technology companies that are attempting to bring low-cost Internet access to the next five billion people in underserviced parts of the world. After the heated Zero Rating and Net neutrality debate that engulfed India’s internet world – some […]
04 May 2015
IndianStage, a Bengaluru-based online event ticketing platform which focuses on the performing arts segment, has been acquired by another Bengaluru-based event ticketing platform Explara for an equity plus cash deal. In 2008, Magesh Kumar Gurumurthy co-founded IndianStage with Baskar Ethirajan and Sajesh Nair. The platform has ticketed for over 12000 event and served well over 500,000 […]
30 Apr 2015
In India, the Modi government has set a goal of building 100 new smart cities, often as satellites of existing urban centers, to follow the best practices in building modern infrastructure.
29 Apr 2015
This post has been updated. There were a few inaccuracies in the data points used for the analysis which have since been corrected. Today India’s story shines with an amazing opportunity. With more connected users, comes growth like never before. Check the Q1 funding infographics here. Or buy the raw data here. According to the data that YourStory compiled […]
13 Apr 2015