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The best of the week - Catch all the stories you might have missed

Team YS
4th Aug 2013
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We are in the business of telling stories and there are too many stories to tell. As we make an earnest attempt to bring all these stories to you, you might have missed a couple here and there. So here's a weekly compilation of the best stories from the last 7 days, which you might have missed -


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TechSparks

We just got done with TechSparks Chennai and for the 300 odd people who witnessed it, it was a 5 hour program which they aren't going to forget anytime soon. Here are the TechSparks posts carried this past week, in case you missed it -

The event - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/how-the-chennai-entrepreneurs-came-to-life-at-techsparks-chennai/

Murugavel Janakiraman's (BharatMatrimony founder) talk - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/10-gaps-to-success-murugavel-janakiraman-of-bharatmatrimony/

Arunachalam Muruganantham's (The man behind the sanitary napkin revolution of India) talk - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/ys-tv-arunachalam-muruganantham-at-techsparks-chennai/

The Panel Discussion - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/panel-at-chennai-techsparks-roundtable-brings-audience-down-to-earth-with-words-of-wisdom/

The CitySparks - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/presenting-3-bright-startups-from-techsparks-chennai-2013/

News 

The past week saw an abundance of news, be it funding, acquisition, product launches and even that of an entrepreneur getting arrested. Here are the top news pieces from the week -

ShopClues arrest - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/shopclues-ceo-sandeep-aggarwal-arrested-for-insider-trading-charges-in-us/

Microsoft ventures launch in India - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/microsoft-india-consolidates-startup-offerings-under-single-umbrella-microsoft-ventures/

Crude Area funding - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/art-ecom-site-crude-area-raises-seed-funding-from-angel-investors/

Gozoop acquires Red Digital - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/gozoop-acquires-red-digital-grows-to-100-member-team/

IndiaCollegeSearch Funding - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/gurgaon-based-indiacollegesearch-raises-angel-round-from-ians-members-anupam-mittal-varun-khurana-and-others/

Apigee Funding - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/api-management-company-apigee-raises-35-million-round-from-accenture-blackrock-and-existing-investors/

Sourcebits' Twine App - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/twine-an-app-that-makes-flirting-and-dating-easier/

Gawbl acquisition - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/times-internet-owned-timescity-acquires-mood-based-food-search-platform-gawbl/

Hootsuite funding - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/hootsuite-raises-165-million-series-b-round-blumberg-capital-reaps-52x-return-in-4-years/

Kinetic Glue Acquisition - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/vivek-paul-founded-kinetic-glue-gets-acquired-by-houston-based-software-conglomerate-bmc-softwares/

CashKaro Funding - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/cashkaro-raises-750000-angel-investment-from-group-of-uk-based-angel-investors/

Stories 

The past week also some very interesting startup and entrepreneur stories. Here are some amazing startup stories you might have missed this past week -

The Commonfloor story - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/6-years-3-rounds-of-funding-and-some-enormous-growth-commonfloor/

The Rakesh Anugula story of a banker, turned entrepreneur turned politician - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/how-an-ex-citi-banker-and-a-social-entrepreneur-turned-politician-rakesh-anugul/

Dial a Bank, like a JustDial for Banking - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/dial-a-bank/

In 60 Seconds; Gautam Gandhi - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/gautam-gandhi-head-of-new-bizdev-india-for-google/

Techie Tuesdays; Anenth Guru - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/techie-tuesdays-anenth-guru-from-rum-of-the-mill-college-kid-to-tech-co-founder/

Anirudh Suri from India Internet Group - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/anirudh-suri-md-india-internet-group-advisors/

Indee TV story - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/providing-screens-for-dreams-the-indee-tv-way/

Youngster's trying to make it big in the Textile Space The Maku story - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/youngsters-buck-the-trend-to-startup-in-textile-the-rising-duo-behind-maku/

Find deals on Alcoholic beverages with Vgulp - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/identifying-discounts-and-offers-on-alcoholic-beverages-nearby-with-vgulp/

International stories 

And if you haven't noticed, we've recently forayed into Southeast Asian markets as well. Here are the top stories from around the world -

Takas.lk, an online electronic store in Sri Lanka - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/meet-lahiru-pathmalal-founder-sri-lankas-online-electronics-store-takas-lk/

Kelir TV, provides online video streaming solutions - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/kelir-tv-providing-online-video-streaming-solutions-to-indonesian-businesses/

Startup from Philippines in the energy business - http://yourstory.in/2013/07/ideaspace-backed-filipino-startup-wegen-wants-to-become-a-global-player-in-energy/

Another Philipino startup, TechTalks.ph - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/philippines-needs-angel-investors-tina-amper-of-techtalks-ph/

A 20 year journey of a Sri Lankan startup; The edocr story - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/edocr-manoj-ranaweeras-two-decade-long-roller-coaster-ride/

British Entrepreneur running a startup out of Honk Kong for the Asian market, ValueAccess - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/philippines-needs-angel-investors-tina-amper-of-techtalks-ph/

Indonesian Travel Startup, BuruFly - http://yourstory.in/2013/08/burufly-will-help-you-find-places-to-visit-in-indonesia/

Startup News 

Also, have you checked out our recently launched Startup News? It is a one stop repository for all things startup. Built like Paul Grahams HackerNews, this will be a forum for all startups and startup enthusiasts to discuss and deliberate over burning startup issues and news, and also post and share interesting and resourceful content. Give it a spin at http://news.yourstory.in/

Stay tuned to YS for more stories from the world of startups, Indian and abroad

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