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    1. Indian Craft Beer ‘Bira 91’ Gets Venture Backing After Viral Success

      Indian Craft Beer ‘Bira 91’ Gets Venture Backing After Viral Success

      NEW DELHI — A decade ago, practically the only bars in India were dark, male-only dens where red-eyed drinkers glowered over glasses of so-called “Indian made foreign liquor,” or IMFL. But rising incomes and a new generation of hip, young drinkers has changed all that. These days, the key Indian demographic for a host of alcohol-related brands is the under 30 set, and the cutting edge offering ...

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    2. India’s Narendra Modi Announces $1.5B Fund, Tax Breaks For Startups

      India’s Narendra Modi Announces $1.5B Fund, Tax Breaks For Startups

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday a 100 billion rupee ($1.5 billion) fund and a three-year tax break among a slew of measures to encourage the country’s startups. Modi unveiled the 19-point action plan at the launch of the "Start-up India" program — a day-long event attended by hundreds of young entrepreneurs in the Indian capital city, Delhi.

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    3. How India's Urban Middle Class, Mobile And Open To Eating Out, Could Make Cafe Coffee Day's Ipo A Shoo-In

      How India's Urban Middle Class, Mobile And Open To Eating Out, Could Make Cafe Coffee Day's Ipo A Shoo-In

      BANGALORE, India -- The Taylors had just settled down around a table, set in a semi-outdoor enclosure at a Cafe Coffee Day, located at the junction of two of the busiest roads in Bangalore's Frazer Town area. Three generations of the family were waiting for their cold coffees and chocolate cake to arrive. "It's a nice place to hangout, to talk to people over a cup of coffee, lot of things happen ...

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    4. India's Snapdeal Invests In Local Grocery App Startup PepperTap In $36M Funding Round

      India's Snapdeal Invests In Local Grocery App Startup PepperTap In $36M Funding Round

      India's Jasper Infotech, which runs e-commerce site Snapdeal, has acquired a stake in local grocery-ordering app provider PepperTap, which would give the two companies a chance to use each other's capabilities. SoftBank Group Corp.-backed Snapdeal led the $36 million investment, meaning it put in the biggest share, and was joined by existing investors -- venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and ...

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    5. Practo, India's Doctor Search Provider, Buys Appointments And Payments Technology Startup Qikwell

      Practo, India's Doctor Search Provider, Buys Appointments And Payments Technology Startup Qikwell

      Practo Technologies, India's biggest doctor search provider, has acquired Qikwell Technologies, which offers a proprietary technology to manage patient transactions, to become the world's biggest doctor appointments booking company, the two Bangalore-based startups said Thursday.

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    6. Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan May Buy Stake In Parent Company Of India's Snapdeal: Report

      Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan May Buy Stake In Parent Company Of India's Snapdeal: Report

      Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single-profession pension fund, may buy a "significant minority interest" in Jasper Infotech, which operates Indian online shopping site Snapdeal, the Economic Times reported Wednesday, citing three people it didn't name.

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    7. Tencent Leads $90 Million Investment In India’s Doctor-Search Startup Practo

      Tencent Leads $90 Million Investment In India’s Doctor-Search Startup Practo

      China’s Tencent Holdings, an investor in Uber Technologies Inc., has led a $90 million funding round at Practo Technologies. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Google Capital also participated in the latest round. Practo wants to be for healthcare what LinkedIn Corp. is to networking for professionals and Facebook Inc. is to social networking, CEO Shashank N.D. told reporters Thursday in Bangalore, where he announced the funding.

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    8. Meet Practo, An ‘Uber For Doctors’ That’s Revolutionizing Healthcare On The Indian Subcontinent

      Meet Practo, An ‘Uber For Doctors’ That’s Revolutionizing Healthcare On The Indian Subcontinent

      India’s smartphone revolution has made ordering a pizza or even a gourmet meal a cinch. Finding a trusted doctor when your child is sick and your regular physician is away, however, would normally take a lot more than the 30 minutes it takes to get a slice in hand. But one startup is looking to change that. Bangalore’s Practo Technologies Pvt.

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    9. India, Where Cash Is King, Poised For Mobile-Payments Revolution As Internet Giants Alibaba, Amazon Move In

      India, Where Cash Is King, Poised For Mobile-Payments Revolution As Internet Giants Alibaba, Amazon Move In

      Indians, like these people who stood in queue to attend a smartphone launch by Xiaomi Corp. in New Delhi in March, are buying smartphones by the millions, but still use cash for most payments. Startups such as Alibaba Group-backed Paytm are looking to change that. Indians, like these people who stood in queue to attend a smartphone launch by Xiaomi Corp. in New Delhi in March, are buying smartphones by the millions, but still use cash for most payments.

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    10. Google, Yuri Milner May Invest $60 Million In Doctors Search Startup In India

      Google, Yuri Milner May Invest $60 Million In Doctors Search Startup In India

      Pregnant women holding their prescription papers wait to be examined at a government-run hospital in the northeastern Indian city of Agartala March 17, 2015. India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers.

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    11. Uber Trying To Raise More Than $1 Billion In The Midst Of A Pr Disaster And Loud Driver Dissatisfaction

      Uber Trying To Raise More Than $1 Billion In The Midst Of A Pr Disaster And Loud Driver Dissatisfaction

      Behind closed doors at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, Uber prepared to raise one of the biggest venture capital rounds in history, reports the Wall Street Journal. CEO Travis Kalanick reviewed the ridesharing company's numerous successes around the world for investors and outlined future plans that include a carpooling service in the U.S.

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    12. Sequoia Capital Leads Second-Round Funding In India's Content Startup Verse Innovation

      Sequoia Capital Leads Second-Round Funding In India's Content Startup Verse Innovation

      Silicon Valley venture fund Sequoia Capital's Indian unit has invested 1 billion rupees ($16.4 million) in Verse Innovation, a Bangalore-based startup that offers local-language news and e-books on mobile phones. Previous investors, who also participated in the current round, include Matrix Management Corp.’s Indian unit, Matrix Partners India, which invests in early- and growth-stage consumer ...

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    13. FreeCharge Rewards-For-Recharge Startup Raises $33M From Sequoia, Sofina And ru-Net

      FreeCharge Rewards-For-Recharge Startup Raises $33M From Sequoia, Sofina And ru-Net

      FreeCharge , a unit of India’s Accelyst Solutions, which offers discount coupons as rewards for topping up mobile-phone plans and satellite-television subscriptions, has raised $33 million in its second round of venture capital funding. The money will be spent on ironing out bugs in the service and ramping up its marketing campaign.

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