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The genesis of CBazaar traces back to 1998, when it was known as ChennaiBazaar.com and selling groceries and vegetables for the Chennai market. But the business model faced numorous challenges in terms of low margins as logistics and use of mobile phones had not picked up at that time. In the middle of 1999, ChennaiBazaar […]
06 Aug 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
M&A is a key focus for us this year. And given our concentration on mobile, companies that have made a mark in this space will be on our radar, stated a recent press release by Flipkart. Talent acquisition is one of the best ways for us to get teams on board, which are collaborative and entrepreneurial, think out […]
16 Apr 2015
Two of Bangalore’s favourite products – startups and beer – came together at the Arbor Brewing House for the TiE Mobile Product Showcase this week. The Showcase is a monthly event organised by TiE Bangalore to help entrepreneurs showcase their products and get feedback from an expert panel of investors and business leaders. The elevator […]
02 Apr 2015
From software engineers to UI designers, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here)! Share these 25 gems and insights from the week of January 25-31 with your […]
01 Feb 2015
Sokrati, the leading Indian digital media spend management platform today announced that it has raised Series B round of funding from IvyCap Ventures. Existing investor Inventus Capital also participated in the round. The funding is primarily for aggressively growing its sales and marketing efforts both within India, as well as for expanding to the US. Set up in […]
10 Jan 2015
From mobile Internet to B2B startups, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see last week’s post here)! Share these 20 gems and insights from the week of September 14-20 with your […]
21 Sep 2014
Internet service companies never had it so good. Funding circles have been buzzing with news of stupendous deals over the last few weeks. Bigbasket, Ola Cabs, Freecharge and Delhivery have all raised a follow round of about $30 million each from investors looking to grab a piece of India’s burgeoning internet market, a change from […]
18 Sep 2014
The Bangalore chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) recently hosted a panel on Big Data. Cutting through the hype, the panel showed that Big Data is only getting bigger and bigger, both in terms of its application and the sheer amount of data processed. The five panellists included Anirban Dey (Andy), Managing Director, Sap Labs […]
02 Jun 2014
Reactiveness is catching attention due to the need for event-driven, scalable, and interactive architectures on the server and the client. Cashing in on this trend is Reactive Programming startup - Espresso Logic, which recently announced a $1.6M funding for its industry first Backend as a Service.
13 Nov 2013
Private Equity firms obtained exit routes for their investments in 29 Indian companies during the quarter ended June 2013, up 38% over the 21 exits in the same period a year ago, says data from Venture Intelligence, a research service focused on private company financials, transactions and valuations in India. The exit volumes were also 21% higher than that in the in the immediate previous quarter (which had witnessed 24 exits). Of the divestitures during the latest quarter, 21 represented complete exits; the remainder partial ones.
09 Jul 2013