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    1. Flipkart’s IIM hiring debacle, Zomato scaling down, Snapdeal top hire quits

      Flipkart’s IIM hiring debacle, Zomato scaling down, Snapdeal top hire quits

      Last Modified: Sat, May 28 2016. 11 14 AM IST Flipkart’s IIM hiring debacle, Zomato scaling down, Snapdeal top hire quits Flipkart defers joining dates for IIM grads; Zomato scales back operations in nine overseas markets; Snapdeal’s chief product officer leaves Subscribe to our newsletter. Mihir Dalal Separately, Morgan Stanley Mutual Fund Trust lowered its valuation estimate of Flipkart by 15.5%, for the second quarter in a row.

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    2. Healthcare: another gold rush in the making?

      Healthcare: another gold rush in the making?

      Last Modified: Fri, May 27 2016. 07 47 PM IST Healthcare: another gold rush in the making? Since March, investors have concluded around 17 deals that have something or the other to do with healthcare Subscribe to our newsletter. Snigdha Sengupta This month, HealthifyMe, an app that enables users to track their fitness and connects them with nutritionists and trainers, picked up $6 million in a Series A round of funds from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures.

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    3. Practo plans to take digital healthcare success abroad

      Practo plans to take digital healthcare success abroad

      Last Modified: Fri, May 27 2016. 08 48 AM IST Practo plans to take digital healthcare success abroad Practo is expanding in Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, and eyeing expansion in Latin America with an initial foray into Brazil in March Subscribe to our newsletter. Saritha Rai Since debuting in 2008, the Bangalore-based company connects 60 million users, 200,000 doctors and 10,000 hospitals.

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    4. Zomato’s losses mount in FY16, even as revenue doubles

      Zomato’s losses mount in FY16, even as revenue doubles

      Last Modified: Wed, May 25 2016. 10 01 PM IST Zomato’s losses mount in FY16, even as revenue doubles Zomato’s revenue surges 91.2% to Rs. 184.96 crore in the year ended 31 March from Rs. 96.73 crore in the previous year Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty Zomato’s revenue surged 91.2% to Rs. 184.96 crore in the year ended 31 March from Rs. 96.73 crore in the previous year, according to Info Edge. Bengaluru: Food-tech company Zomato Media Pvt.

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    5. TinyOwl shuts services in a few regions

      TinyOwl shuts services in a few regions

      Last Modified: Mon, May 23 2016. 03 49 PM IST TinyOwl shuts services in a few regions TinyOwl says move is part of a rebranding exercise Subscribe to our newsletter. Ashna Ambre Tinyowl has on board 100 employees and all of them will be retained as part of the deal with Roadrunnr. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: Mumbai-based food ordering company TinyOwl Technology Pvt. Ltd has sent out an official update that it would discontinue operations in all locations other than Mumbai.

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    6. India’s food delivery start-ups head for shakeout as venture money slows

      India’s food delivery start-ups head for shakeout as venture money slows

      Last Modified: Wed, May 18 2016. 10 56 AM IST India’s food delivery start-ups head for shakeout as venture money slows Investors are now demanding that start-ups stanch losses and formulate a recipe for profitability Subscribe to our newsletter. Saritha Rai TinyOwl, a pioneering Mumbai-based food-delivery app that raised $23 million from investors including Sequoia Capital, has run through most of its money and will merge with a smaller delivery firm, Runnr.

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    7. Paytm says it has enough funds for five years

      Paytm says it has enough funds for five years

      Last Modified: Wed, May 18 2016. 02 40 PM IST Paytm says it has enough funds for five years We have enough money in the bank to last 21 quarters if we keep spending at the same rate as last year, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO of One97 that owns Paytm Subscribe to our newsletter. Bhuma Shrivastava Signage for Paytm is displayed at the One97 Communications Ltd. headquarters in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

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    8. There is a right way to build a company—the Ujjivan story

      There is a right way to build a company—the Ujjivan story

      Last Modified: Wed, May 18 2016. 01 12 AM IST There is a right way to build a company—the Ujjivan story In a strange way, the Andhra crisis was good for Ujjivan. It catapulted Ujjivan to the top 3 among MFIs and helped demonstrate that the ‘Ujjivan way’ was the ‘right way’ to build a business Subscribe to our newsletter. Mohit Bhatnagar Strong business fundamentals helped Ujjivan pull through and raise successive rounds of capital to keep the fight alive. It’s 4am… my alarm rings.

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    9. Oyo posts 15x growth in booked room nights in Jan-March quarter

      Oyo posts 15x growth in booked room nights in Jan-March quarter

      Last Modified: Tue, May 10 2016. 10 53 PM IST Oyo posts 15x growth in booked room nights in Jan-March quarter Oyo Rooms currently claims to have 68,300 rooms across 5,855 partner hotels in India and targets to triple the inventory by 2016 end Subscribe to our newsletter. Priyanka Sahay A file photo of Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO, Oyo, who plans to grow deeper in all key business and leisure cities and triple Oyo’s inventory by December 2016.

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    10. Oyo posts 15-fold growth in booked room nights in Jan-March quarter

      Oyo posts 15-fold growth in booked room nights in Jan-March quarter

      Last Modified: Tue, May 10 2016. 09 50 PM IST Oyo posts 15-fold growth in booked room nights in Jan-March quarter Oyo Rooms currently claims to have 68,300 rooms across 5,855 partner hotels in India and targets to triple the inventory by 2016 end Subscribe to our newsletter. Priyanka Sahay File photo of Oyo chief Ritesh Agarwal. He says that the company plans to grow deeper in all key business and leisure cities by December 2016.

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    11. Pepperfry appoints Neelesh Talathi as Cfo

      Pepperfry appoints Neelesh Talathi as Cfo

      Last Modified: Tue, May 10 2016. 02 00 PM IST Pepperfry appoints Neelesh Talathi as CFO Neelesh Talathi will lead strategy, financial planning, accounting and legal and corporate affairs for Pepperfry Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty Urban Ladder and Pepperfry, with $77 million and $128 million, respectively, in their kitty, are the most heavily-funded companies.

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    12. Tinyowl, Roadrunnr to merge and operate as Runnr

      Tinyowl, Roadrunnr to merge and operate as Runnr

      Last Modified: Tue, May 10 2016. 12 06 AM IST Tinyowl, Roadrunnr to merge and operate as Runnr Both companies have common investors in Sequoia Capital and Nexus Venture Partners, who helped push through the deal Subscribe to our newsletter. Ashna Ambre The food delivery and takeaway market in India was pegged at $12.8 billion in 2014, according to a report by Kotak Institutional Equities research. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: Food ordering firm TinyOwl Technology Pvt.

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    13. Start-up deals of the day

      Start-up deals of the day

      Last Modified: Tue, May 10 2016. 12 30 AM IST Start-up deals of the day Knowlarity acquires Smartwards; Locus raises $2.75 million from Exfinity Venture Partners Subscribe to our newsletter. Ashna Ambre Knowlarity Communications acquires customer engagement start-up Smartwards Cloud telephony start-up Knowlarity Communications Pvt. Ltd has acquired Smartwards Services Pvt. Ltd, a Gurgaon-based start-up that helps small businesses with loyalty programmes.

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    14. Knowlarity Communications acquires customer engagement start-up Smartwards

      Knowlarity Communications acquires customer engagement start-up Smartwards

      Bengaluru: Cloud telephony start-up Knowlarity Communications Pvt. Ltd has acquired Smartwards Services Pvt. Ltd, a Gurgaon-based start-up that helps small businesses with loyalty programs. The news was first reported by the Economic Times on Monday. The founders of Smartwards, Shantanu Mathur and Dhanraj Singh Bisht, will now lead the India operations for Knowlarity.

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    15. Three reasons for cheer in the venture capital market

      Three reasons for cheer in the venture capital market

      Valuation markdowns, down rounds, business model pivots, shutdowns and investment write-offs have become the staple this summer for India’s venture capital market. However, there’s still plenty to cheer about. First, let’s take stock of some of the bad news from just the past few weeks. In late April, Sequoia Capital-backed PepperTap shut down its on-demand grocery business and is now transitioning to logistics services. Sequoia too finds itself in a spot of bother.

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    16. MobiKwik raises $50 million from Japanese firm GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others

      MobiKwik raises $50 million from Japanese firm GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others

      Last Modified: Tue, May 03 2016. 12 23 PM IST MobiKwik raises $50 million from Japanese firm GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others The company will use the fresh fund for product innovation, ramping up the team and user growth Subscribe to our newsletter. Priyanka Sahay MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet using cash, loyalty points, debit card, credit card and Net banking, after which it can be utilized to make purchases online.

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    17. 1mg Technologies appoints former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as Coo

      1mg Technologies appoints former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as Coo

      Last Modified: Tue, May 03 2016. 08 38 AM IST 1mg Technologies appoints former Zomato executive Tanmay Saksena as COO The high-profile hire comes barely two weeks after 1mg announced it had raised Rs100 crore in a Series B funding round from Maverick Capital Ventures Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty 1mg raised $6 million from Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, Omidyar Network and Deep Kalra, co-founder of travel portal MakeMyTrip, in April last year.

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    18. If you haven’t seen your money back yet, it does not give you confidence: Vikram Gupta

      If you haven’t seen your money back yet, it does not give you confidence: Vikram Gupta

      Last Modified: Fri, Apr 29 2016. 01 29 AM IST If you haven’t seen your money back yet, it does not give you confidence: Vikram Gupta The founder and managing partner at IvyCap Ventures on how the lack of blockbuster exits in the Indian start-up scene has hurt the venture capital ecosystem Subscribe to our newsletter.

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    19. Girnar Software buys start-up Connecto

      Girnar Software buys start-up Connecto

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 28 2016. 10 56 PM IST Girnar Software buys start-up Connecto The acquisition will help GirnarSoft leverage the tools offered by Connecto, run by ThoughtFabrics Solutions, to improve user experience across its websites and apps Subscribe to our newsletter. Sharan Poovanna GirnarSoft, which operates Zigwheels, Gaadi.com, Pricedekho.com and Bikedekho.com, raised $50 million from Hillhouse, Tybourne and Sequoia Capital.

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    20. Tech veterans launch `125 crore start-up fund Ideaspring Capital

      Tech veterans launch `125 crore start-up fund Ideaspring Capital

      Last Modified: Tue, Apr 26 2016. 02 25 AM IST Tech veterans launch Rs. 125 crore start-up fund Ideaspring Capital Ideaspring Capital to invest in home-grown product start-ups Subscribe to our newsletter. Sayan Chakraborty The fund will invest in technology start-ups with differentiated intellectual property (IP), in domains such as healthcare and Internet of things, among others. Bengaluru: Angel investors Naganand Doraswamy and Prashant Deshpande; T.V.

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    21. Equitas shares debut at 33.6% premium to offer price

      Equitas shares debut at 33.6% premium to offer price

      Last Modified: Thu, Apr 21 2016. 10 39 AM IST Equitas shares debut at 33.6% premium to offer price The shares opened at Rs. 144, and rose to as much as Rs. 147, and touched a low of Rs. 139.60 in early trade Subscribe to our newsletter. Ami Shah Equitas, which has the first mover advantage in its space, raised around Rs. 1,525 crore and the share sale sailed through smoothly even though foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were not allowed to participate in the first IPO of a SFB licencee.

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