This ‘Zoho for hospitality and travel’ startup is gunning for unicorn status (and other top stories of the day)

In 2004, he started RateGain, a direct-to-consumer price comparison website that has now evolved as an end-to-end cloud-based platform for enterprises.

Bhanu Chopra is a veteran in the Indian startup ecosystem and possibly one of the earliest founders. He’s also been an investor with the India Angel Network. 


However, little is known about the Delhi-based techie, as he spent a majority of his time in the US, consulting Fortune 500 companies on their tech strategies. 


In 2004, he started RateGain, a direct-to-consumer price comparison website that has now evolved as an end-to-end cloud-based platform for enterprises.


With services including AI-driven revenue management, price intelligence, demand prediction, frictionless distribution, and real-time guest experience management for travel and hospitality clients, the startup is now eyeing for unicorn status. 


Read more on the journey of Bhanu Chopra and his SaaS-based travel startup, here. 


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Siddharth Talwar, Lightbox Ventures

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Salaam Bombay Foundation is introducing robotics to underprivileged children

Ravi along with his project

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PhonePe forays into insurance; launches international travel insurance on app

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This Delhi-based auto accessories company clocks Rs 28 Cr turnover 

AutoFurnish founders Chakit Khattar (left), Rupal Wadhwa (middle) and Puneet Arora (right)

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Data privacy must be seen as a human right, says Microsoft's Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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