Biryani by Kilo raises funds; Facebook reveals it shared user data with 52 tech companies


Started by Kaushik Roy and Vishal Jindal, Food startup Biryani by Kilo (BBK) has raised around $1 million funds in pre-series A round, that was led by Ajay Relan, founder chairman - CX Partners, and participated by Vinay Mittal, chief financial strategist, HT Media.

Founders of Biryani by Kilo

In a fresh set of revelations following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that rocked Facebook this year, the social network has revealed that it shared user data with 52 tech firms including e-commerce platforms, mobile handset-makers, software firms etc. The latest revelations were made in Facebook’s response to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives.

Asia's oldest bourse, BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange), is inviting young companies to come on to its new platform, the BSE Startup Platform. This development comes as a boost and vote of confidence for startups in India where the option of exit for investors and raising of capital by entrepreneurs has always been a challenge. Founders and investors laud BSE’s move, say it will allow easier access to capital, bring liquidity to early-stage investments, and boost the startup ecosystem.

WhatsApp has just released a one-way broadcast feature for groups in what is a copy of rival messaging app Telegram’s key channel feature. The new setting, announced on WhatsApp’s official blog, will allow group admins to send out important announcements and information without being interrupted by any tangential conversation from receivers.



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