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    1. Why Snapdeal debacle may compel Nexus to rethink its future direction

      Why Snapdeal debacle may compel Nexus to rethink its future direction

      Mumbai: By this time, Nexus Venture Partners, one of India’s top venture capital firms, should have been sitting on a substantial pile of cash from the sale of its stake in troubled e-commerce company Snapdeal. Instead, for more than three months, the Mumbai-based firm has fought a bitter (but losing) boardroom battle to save its investment.

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    2. 10 standout start-ups taking an AI leap in India

      10 standout start-ups taking an AI leap in India

      The rise of a technology has Bill Gates issuing warnings of an apocalypse. Elon Musk, too. Even Stephen Hawking. What’s worrying these technologists? It’s Artificial Intelligence or AI, an idea whose time has come—it is incubating in science labs and being deployed by start-ups and industrial units alike. Why are Gates and Co. worried?

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    3. Snapdeal effect? Ola restricts SoftBank rights, strengthens those of founders

      Snapdeal effect? Ola restricts SoftBank rights, strengthens those of founders

      Last Modified: Wed, May 17 2017. 11 47 PM IST Snapdeal effect? Ola restricts SoftBank rights, strengthens those of founders SoftBank cannot buy more shares in Ola without approval of founders Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, and Jasper Infotech’s board of directors, as per the amended Articles of Association Sayan Chakraborty Mihir Dalal Ola will issue additional shares to Ola founders Bhavish Aggarwal (in photo) and Ankit Bhati to keep their composite shareholding in Jasper Infotech at between 10.9% and 12.38%. Photo: OnlyPix/Mint Bengaluru: Cab-hailing firm Ola has made sweeping changes in its shareholder terms, strengthening ...

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    4. Can Practo take the next big leap forward?

      Can Practo take the next big leap forward?

      Bengaluru: Like any other child in a household of government employees, Shashank N.D. would have given in to the glitters of a plum job. After all, the start-up wave was yet to hit the Indian shores. A golden handcuff would be reassuring in the least. A people’s person, who would be mostly spotted outside the classroom in school, either rehearsing for a play or planning excursions, Shashank did not resent the idea either. But then, that was not to be.

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    5. Zomato in talks to buy delivery start-up Runnr in $20 million deal

      Zomato in talks to buy delivery start-up Runnr in $20 million deal

      Bengaluru: Food-technology start-up Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd is in advanced talks to acquire delivery start-up Runnr (Carthero Technologies Pvt. Ltd) in a move that will help Zomato strengthen its food delivery business, according to two people aware of the development. The deal is likely to give Zomato a captive fleet of delivery personnel, a model similar to its rival Swiggy (Bundl Technologies Pvt. Ltd).

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    6. How Byju’s built its brand

      How Byju’s built its brand

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 27 2017. 07 59 AM IST How Byju’s built its brand What started with low-key online courses, education start-up Byju’s is now eyeing overseas expansion. Can it sustain the momentum it has built so far? Subscribe to our newsletter. Sadhana Chathurvedula Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO of India’s best-funded education start-up Byju’s.

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    7. Sequoia Capital invests $20 million in Awfis, a shared workspace start-up

      Sequoia Capital invests $20 million in Awfis, a shared workspace start-up

      Last Modified: Wed, Apr 26 2017. 07 44 AM IST Sequoia Capital invests $20 million in Awfis, a shared workspace start-up Shared workplace start-up Awfis Space Solutions will use Sequoia Capital’s $20 million investment to fund its expansion plans Subscribe to our newsletter. Yuvraj Malik Awfis, which opened its first shared workplace for start-ups in Delhi in 2015, is a joint venture between Nelson India founder Amit Ramani and The Three Sisters: Institutional Office.

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    8. There is such a thing as too much money

      There is such a thing as too much money

      Last Modified: Sun, Apr 23 2017. 07 31 PM IST There is such a thing as too much money For start-ups, 2017 marks a return to rationality from the heady funding days of 2015, but it won’t be long before someone cuts a really big cheque Subscribe to our newsletter. R. Sukumar Both start-ups and investors are focused on costs and profitability. There’s a lot of cleaning up going on—as evident from the rash of news about consolidation in the start-up space.

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    9. Ankit Nagori invests in fashion start-up Wooplr

      Ankit Nagori invests in fashion start-up Wooplr

      Bengaluru: Fashion discovery platform Wooplr Technologies Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Ankit Nagori, co-founder of healthcare start-up CureFit and former chief business officer at Flipkart Ltd. Nagori will join Wooplr’s board following the investment, the company said on Wednesday. “Ankit has seen the evolution of our social commerce platform and his joining the board at this point is, for us, definitely a big win for Wooplr.

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    10. ED issues notice to Karti Chidambaram for forex violations

      ED issues notice to Karti Chidambaram for forex violations

      New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday sought an explanation from Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union finance minister P.Chidambaram, and a company in which he has invested, for alleged violations of foreign exchange laws. The ED looked at investments in Vasan Healthcare Pvt.

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    11. InnoVen Capital doubles India investments in March quarter

      InnoVen Capital doubles India investments in March quarter

      Last Modified: Tue, Apr 11 2017. 01 04 AM IST InnoVen Capital doubles India investments in March quarter Venture debt firm InnoVen Capital pumped in about $37 million across 17 firms in the March quarter, as against $16 million in 13 companies in December quarter Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty Vinod Murali, managing director of InnoVen Capital. The venture debt firm, backed by Teamsek Holdings, has investments in start-ups such as Byju’s, Swiggy, Practo, Pepperfry and Oyo Rooms.

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    12. Practo Technologies cuts 10% of workforce, explores new revenue engines

      Practo Technologies cuts 10% of workforce, explores new revenue engines

      Bengaluru: Healthcare technology start-up Practo Technologies Pvt. Ltd has pruned its workforce by about 10% even as the company is exploring new revenue engines by partnering with insurance firms, medical devices manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. The company said in an email response on Friday that it let go off 150 of its 1,500-odd employees. “Yesterday, 150 of our colleagues left the company to pursue opportunities outside.

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    13. Wildcraft plans to spin off Wiki range for teenagers into separate brand

      Wildcraft plans to spin off Wiki range for teenagers into separate brand

      Bengaluru: Wildcraft India Pvt. Ltd, a Bengaluru-based outdoor gear and apparel firm which counts Sequoia Capital as one of its investors, plans to spin off its ‘Wiki’ range of backpacks and rucksacks for teenagers into a separate brand with its own standalone stores in a couple of years. The company, which raised around Rs70 crore from Sequoia Capital in 2013, expects to earn Rs550-600 crore in revenue in 2017-18, up from around Rs400 crore in the current financial year.

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    14. Edutech start-up Byju’s raises $30 million from Verlinvest

      Edutech start-up Byju’s raises $30 million from Verlinvest

      Bengaluru: Education technology start-up Byju’s (Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd) has raised about $30 million from Brussels-based family office Verlinvest, in a move that will give the company significant firepower to expand business, two people aware of the development said. “Verlinvest is coming in at a higher valuation than the last round, at about $600 million.

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    15. PickMyLaundry acquires OneClickWash in all-cash deal

      PickMyLaundry acquires OneClickWash in all-cash deal

      New Delhi: On-demand laundry service company PickMyLaundry has acquired a subscription-based laundry and dryclean start-up, OneClickWash, for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal, the company announced on Thursday. “With this acquisition, PickMyLaundry will leverage OneClickWash’s laundry processing unit, experienced team, and tech infrastructure to improve service efficiency...

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    16. UPI, Aadhaar Pay, Bharat QR force Paytm, Mobikwik to step up their game

      UPI, Aadhaar Pay, Bharat QR force Paytm, Mobikwik to step up their game

      Last Modified: Fri, Mar 10 2017. 08 56 AM IST UPI, Aadhaar Pay, Bharat QR force Paytm, Mobikwik to step up their game With the arrival of state-sponsored e-payment services, electronic payment firms have ratcheted up their efforts to lure customers in the cashless driven market Subscribe to our newsletter. Sankalp Phartiyal Devidutta Tripathy E-wallet providers such as Alibaba-backed Paytm, the largest with more than 200 million clients, are adding services to stay a step ahead.

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    17. The Indian presence among 50 promising global start-ups

      The Indian presence among 50 promising global start-ups

      Bengaluru: Indian artificial intelligence (AI) start-ups, Bengaluru-based Mihup Communications Pvt. Ltd and Chennai-based Mad Street Den Systems Pvt. Ltd, are among three early-stage local ventures that are on the list of some of the most low-key, yet promising start-ups around the world, according to a Bloomberg report. Mihup, Mad Street Den and Omapal Technologies Pvt.

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    18. The three Indian firms among the 50 most promising start-ups in the world

      The three Indian firms among the 50 most promising start-ups in the world

      Two Artificial Intelligence (AI) firms—Mihup Communications and Mad Street Den—and online fashion rental Flyrobe (Omapal Technologies) from India figure in a Bloomberg list of the world’s 50 most promising start-ups. The report, titled The 50 most promising start-ups that you’ve never heard of , was compiled by market researcher Quid. ALSO READ | The Indian presence among 50 promising global start-ups Mint profiles these three Indian start-ups.

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    19. IDG Ventures India, Axilor form joint venture to invest in tech start-ups

      IDG Ventures India, Axilor form joint venture to invest in tech start-ups

      Bengaluru: IDG Ventures India has forged an alliance with early-stage start-up accelerator Axilor Ventures to invest in local technology start-ups and ventures that are working on disruptive ideas. IDG Ventures said it would mostly focus on start-ups that are working on so-called deep technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, virtual reality and augmented reality as part of the new Frontier Tech Innovators programme.

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    20. Recruitment start-up Belong raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital, others

      Recruitment start-up Belong raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital, others

      Last Modified: Tue, Feb 28 2017. 07 47 AM IST Recruitment start-up Belong raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital, others Recruitment start-up Belong to use funds to expand client base and improve product, launches BelongExperts—a marketplace of recruiters Subscribe to our newsletter. Mihir Dalal (From left) Belong co-founders Sudheendra Chilappagari, Rishabh Kaul, Vijay Sharma and Saiteja Veera.

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    21. Why Start-up India’s $1.5 billion fund-of-funds needs to succeed

      Why Start-up India’s $1.5 billion fund-of-funds needs to succeed

      Last Modified: Mon, Feb 20 2017. 11 45 PM IST Why Start-up India’s $1.5 billion fund-of-funds needs to succeed Rs10,000 crore Fund-of-Funds for Start-ups that would invest in local venture capital funds which would, in turn, back early stage start-ups remains a bit of a non-starter Subscribe to our newsletter. Snigdha Sengupta In making sovereign capital available to local venture capital funds, the government hopes to compensate, to some extent, for the absence of local limited partners.

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    22. Tesla’s India plans, RBI’s shift in the policy stance and car sales in January

      Tesla’s India plans, RBI’s shift in the policy stance and car sales in January

      x Tesla’s India plans, RBI’s shift in the policy stance and car sales in January Tesla may introduce its cars in India in mid-2017; RBI holds interest rates but changes policy stance; demonetisation fails to skid car sales Livemint First Published: Sun, Feb 12 2017. 02 39 AM IST Tesla may bring its cars to India this year Responding to a query on Twitter on 7 February, Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk stated that the company may introduce its cars in India in the Summer of 2017.

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    23. Deals Buzz: Uday Kotak says open to all options for the lender’s growth

      Deals Buzz: Uday Kotak says open to all options for the lender’s growth

      Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top deals reported by newsrooms across the country. Statoil, Total SA, Shell in talks for a strategic stake in Amplus Energy France’s Total SA, Norway’s Statoil ASA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc have evinced interest to invest in solar power producer Amplus Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd, two people familiar with the development told Mint .

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