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It was New Year’s Eve and Gautam Gokhale and Ushma Khabaria were busy planning a house party. However, the whole planning and arrangement turned out to be exhausting, including the aftermess that followed. They wished they had a little help. And this was eureka business moment for them, when they decided to build a platform […]
14 Nov 2015
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella said the tech giant will fund hundreds of new generation entrepreneurs in India’s ‘smart cities’ space and is overwhelmed by the start-up culture in the country, especially in e-commerce. Delivering keynote address at ‘Future Unleashed: Accelerating India,’ which is Microsoft’s largest ever customer conference in the country, Hyderabad-born Nadella also announced new […]
06 Nov 2015
Mumbai-based Doormint, a hyper-local consumer service provider, has raised around $3 million in its Series A funding round led by Helion Ventures and Kalaari Capital. The venture aims to utilize this investment in the expansion of its current service network in Mumbai, as well as in establishing its presence in other metro cities. It is […]
05 Aug 2015
Startups like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Ola, Quikr and JustDial are all technology companies trying to re-imagine some old traditional sectors and solve some hard problems in India, they have created great brands along the way too.
22 Jun 2015
Launched in January 2015, Doormint has a vision to become a one-stop solution for hyper local consumer services. Inspired by real life experiences, it was started by three ex IITians, Naman Lahoty (IITB), Abhinav Agarwal (IITB) and Piyush Ranjan (IITK) to add value to the consumer service space which is currently disorganised. Doormint has raised […]
17 Apr 2015
Batchmates from IIT Kanpur Varun Khaitan and Abhiraj Bhal have known each other for a decade now. After spending a few years at The Boston Consulting Group, both started discussions on what and how to startup over weekend conference calls across the seas. They later got together in Delhi. They met Raghav Chandra, an engineer at […]
16 Apr 2015
The name says it all A billion dollar company is still something magical and rare, elusive and exclusive. And hence they have been called the ‘Unicorn club’, named after a mythical animal which doesn’t exist except in legends. Unicorn club is a serious business of changing the world through innovation and being valued highly in […]
08 Apr 2015
SAIF Partners India made three seed stage investments in the last three months – Appiterate, Toppr and TouchTalent. With the likes of MakeMyTrip, JustDial, MindTree in their portfolio, SAIF Partners India is generally known for writing larger cheque sizes for growth stage startups. The venture capital & private equity firm currently managing over US $1 billion of investments in India […]
25 Jun 2014
YourStory’s Techsparks event series is an inspiring chronicle of India’s startup journey, with product showcases, insightful panels and high-power keynotes. In the last column, we shared the journey down memory lane with the highlights of Techsparks 2012, let us move a year down now to a flashback of Techsparks 2013! The 2013 edition of the […]
01 Jun 2014
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