Everything comes along with its positive and negative sides and startup funding is no exception. With all the glamour attached with the VC funding, there are few side effects of the same as well. We wrote about the same last week and saw a healthy discussion between those who believed the same and those who didn’t. HerStory celebrated the International Women’s day with this video along with the inspirational story of Bharathi and the list of women safety apps. Here’s a quick round up of top stories from the last week.
Startup Stories The story behind the makers of Wello, an iPhone case that tracks your health Bootstrapping lesson from Black&White Aventura InvisibleBed: Targeting an INR 100 crore market with a bed that vanishes Internet of Things: Pluggx Labs can automate a room in your house in under INR 6k SynergE India helping parents engage with children innovatively How two Jaipur-based brothers created profit making internet products without ever filing loss Surfmark bid to make in-depth online research easy and holistic IITian-IIMite bets on social shopping with Baggout With two cost-effective robots Artrimus & G4, Robots Alive to curb import of robotic systems in India Brother-sister team ride tandem with their dream bicycle project, Red Spokes Cycling Baroda-based HealthRecordsIndia sets out to make a patient-centric product for Indian healthcare MoneyHero aims to be the MakeMyTrip of financial products in Asia Startup Village incubatee Mocioun gears to disrupt local fashion with new app Meet Dr Akil Khan, the man who brought Tour de France to India Army school alumni bid to ease traffic woes in Bangalore, start CyclerCity [Bootstrap Heroes] Building an INR 1Cr startup out of Coimbatore – mypromovideos.com Coppre brings back the shine on ancient Tambat craft IIT Bombay and Delhi alumni come together to crack test prep space with Testbook Need to plan that perfect short break? LifeIsOutside is your answer
News More than a million dollars, getting the green signal for Laxmicoin will be exciting: Mitts Daki, founder Payment solutions startup Citrus Pay launches mobile payment app, Citrus Cash Flipkart achieves $1 billion GMV sales a year before projection Venture debt finance platform IntelleGrow raises INR 28 crore from Omidyar Network among others Mobile app developers, you are invited to Tango with Google’s 3D phone Venture-backed Reviews42 finds its footing with mobile as a focus, reaches 3 lakh app downloads
Worldwide How can working women’s lives be transformed by mobile broadband? MoneyHero aims to be the MakeMyTrip of financial products in Asia Mobile World Capital: Catalonia startup showcase at MWC 2014 in Barcelona How Truecaller went on to become world’s largest verified mobile phone community Smart Content: South Korea startup showcase at Mobile World Congress
Resources Challenges of building a hardware startup team The Side Effects of Funding Should you take seed funding from a VC ? 12 Quotes for Instant Inspiration (Women’s day special) Startup hiring – A candidate’s perspective How startups can crack a $40 billion market with job-oriented MOOCs 6 skills every successful entrepreneur must learn Why SaaS startups are on Cloud Nine