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    1. Zilingo gets $17M Series B funding led by Sequoia, Burda Investments

      Zilingo gets $17M Series B funding led by Sequoia, Burda Investments

      12 September 2017 shares Southeast Asia-focussed Zilingo sets its sights on a stronger foothold in Indonesia, other markets with third round of funding. Singapore-based fashion and lifestyle marketplace Zilingo today announced it has raised $17 million led by Sequoia Capital India and Burda Principal Investments. The company aims to use these funds to strengthen its reach in Southeast Asian markets, particularly Indonesia.

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    2. How a BCom graduate from a small town in UP became the CTO of a multibillion dollar company

      How a BCom graduate from a small town in UP became the CTO of a multibillion dollar company

      Techie Tuesdays Story How a BCom graduate from a small town in UP became the CTO of a multibillion dollar company Flipboard Ajey Gore, a B.Com graduate from University of Allahabad, is a brilliant example that you don’t need a formal degree to chase your dreams. Hailing from Banda in Uttar Pradesh, today he’s the group CTO of Indonesia’s first unicorn, Gojek. Once, while running his startup, Ajey had reached a stage where he had to sell his house and was left with only Rs 2,000.

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    3. This 25-year-old brews a success story with his tea selling in 76 countries

      This 25-year-old brews a success story with his tea selling in 76 countries

      Delhi-based Vahdam Teas targets the world market, by shipping out tea leaves as close to the time as they have been harvested. The US provides more than half of this funded startup’s revenues. Bala Sarda, Founder, Vahdam Teas, continued in his family’s business of exporting tea A Chinese proverb goes, 'Better three days without food, than one without tea.' Centuries after its discovery, tea continues to be the primary beverage held close to the heart by many in India and across the world.

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    4. Gaming startup Mech Mocha rises $5 million in Series A funding - YourStory.com

      Gaming startup Mech Mocha rises $5 million in Series A funding - YourStory.com

      Flipboard (From left) Arpita Kapoor, Shilp Gupta, Mohit Rangaraju Mobile gaming startup Mech Mocha has raised $5 million from Accel Partners, Shunwei Capital., and existing investor Blume Ventures. The Bangalore-based company has stated that they will invest in developing new mobile games in casual and mid-core categories. Tuck Lye Koh, Founding Partner & CEO, Shunwei Capital, said in a statement: “The Indian mobile gaming sector is growing at a fast pace and holds great opportunity.

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    5. A tale of two coders and how they created Knowlarity, Asia’s No.1 in cloud telephony - YourStory.com

      A tale of two coders and how they created Knowlarity, Asia’s No.1 in cloud telephony - YourStory.com

      Flipboard Growing up, Ambarish Gupta saw the spirited town of Kanpur , once known as the Manchester of the East, go into a state of stupor. The prime example was the Lal Imli Mill–one of the most successful Indian brands for woolen material, which had the most famous factory in Kanpur–that suffered an unproductive spell for many years when the government intervened and started doling out salaries as a peace-keeping mechanism.

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    6. Co-working space provider Awfis raises $20M in Series B funding from Sequoia - YourStory.com

      Co-working space provider Awfis raises $20M in Series B funding from Sequoia - YourStory.com

      Flipboard Awfis Space Solutions, South Asia’s network of collaborative co-working spaces, raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia India. The investment will be used to expand its centres, launch new products and services, and further enhance the existing technology platform. The round will primarily be used to create a network of over 100 co-working centres with 35,000 seats in the next two years.

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    7. Faasos raises funding of $6.4 million from Sequoia Capital and Lightbox - YourStory.com

      Faasos raises funding of $6.4 million from Sequoia Capital and Lightbox - YourStory.com

      Flipboard Faasos, the Pune-based on-demand food delivery startup, has raised $6.4 million in an extension of its previous Series C funding. The tranche round saw participation from Lightbox Ventures II, Sequoia Capital India, RuNet South Asia, Lightbox Expansion Fund, and RB Investments. The first tranche of this round was raised in December 2015, according to an Economic Times report. The total amount of funding raised by the company till date stands at $64.6 million.

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    8. FMCG companies watch out, these startups mean business - YourStory.com

      FMCG companies watch out, these startups mean business - YourStory.com

      Flipboard The Indian FMCG market, which is expected to grow to $200 billion by 2020, is set for exciting times with a clutch of startups daring to take on the established players. These past few weeks, Manish Chowdhary has been visiting his brother Karan in the US to discuss the future of their company, the Florida-based Fit & Glow Healthcare which is better known for its WOW brand of products . The two have been joined by Fit & Glow’s other two partners, Arvind Sokke and Ashwin Sokke.

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    9. This predictive hiring platform puts you where you truly Belong - YourStory.com

      This predictive hiring platform puts you where you truly Belong - YourStory.com

      Flipboard Belong is a predictive hiring platform to discover and engage high-impact talent through data science and predictive analytics. Always be prepared. Do your research about the person and company you’re meeting. With this journalism 101 rule, I walked into the office of Belong, which recently raised its Series B funding from Sequoia Capital .

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    10. Lord of the rings, Amit Kumat's Rs 850Cr Prataap Snacks of Indore eyes gold in the snack market - YourStory.com

      Lord of the rings, Amit Kumat's Rs 850Cr Prataap Snacks of Indore eyes gold in the snack market - YourStory.com

      Flipboard The business of snacking will be worth Rs 35,000 crore in India by 2020, according to research firm Euromonitor, and Amit Kumat wants at least 10 percent of that market. Phraneesh Betkal (name changed), a Delhi-based brand advisor, is a doting father of six-year-old twins. Although he doesn’t approve of too much TV viewing by his children, he lets them watch Nickelodeon and other cartoon channels on weekends.

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    11. Vymo engineering the holy grail of sales productivity - YourStory.com

      Vymo engineering the holy grail of sales productivity - YourStory.com

      Flipboard Optimisation is the mantra in today’s highly data-driven world. The quest is not only for optimisation of growth and profitability, but leading an optimised life itself. Vymo, a predictive sales analytics startup, raised $5 million in Series-A from Sequoia Capital India Advisors late last year, and has been busy strengthening its Engineering team to fine tune its analytics platform and come up with a third version of its personal assistant, the Coach version.

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    12. Why investors are betting big on Byju Raveendran

      Why investors are betting big on Byju Raveendran

      Flipboard With $140 million investment in its kitty, Byju’s Think & Learn is now the largest funded edtech startup in India. What makes investors so bullish about this startup, and how is its founder Byju Raveendran able to balance the equation to come up with a solution that is win-win for both his business and students? As we’ll see, with Byju, everything turns into mathematics. Byju Raveendran making a point.

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    13. What are the founders of seven companies acquired by Quikr in 2016 up to now?

      What are the founders of seven companies acquired by Quikr in 2016 up to now?

      Flipboard Quikr’s acquisition of seven companies — CommonFloor, Stepni, Zapluk, Salosa, Stayglad, Grabhouse and Hiree — in one year depicts the strategic growth the classifieds platform demonstrated in 2016. According to a Quikr spokesperson, the acquisitions were aimed at furthering the firm’s plan to go deeper into each of the verticals it had launched, and wherever growth was already peaking in terms of traffic, listings and transactions.

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    14. With a ‘Starbucks meets co-working space’ offering, myHQ provides WiFi-enabled work zones - YourStory.com

      With a ‘Starbucks meets co-working space’ offering, myHQ provides WiFi-enabled work zones - YourStory.com

      Flipboard The ‘gig economy’ , where people opt for short-term contracts or freelance work over 9-to-5 jobs, is on the rise, both globally and in India as well. Companies like Uber and Ola, Fiverr, freelancer.com, and other marketplaces are giving people the ability to be their own bosses and better manage their personal and professional lives. There are both upsides and downsides to this arrangement.

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    15. Unacademy raises Series A funding of $4.5M led by Nexus VP and Blume Ventures - YourStory.com

      Unacademy raises Series A funding of $4.5M led by Nexus VP and Blume Ventures - YourStory.com

      Flipboard As everyone in the startup ecosystem waits to see which way the funding winter winds will turn, Unacademy, the online learning platform, today raised Series A funding of $4.5 million in a round led by Nexus Venture Partners and Blume Ventures. The round also saw participation from Girish Mathrubootham, CEO, Freshdesk, and Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra, along with Stanford Angels.

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    16. 5 online furniture startups to watch out for in 2017 - YourStory.com

      5 online furniture startups to watch out for in 2017 - YourStory.com

      Flipboard Four years ago, if you had told me about buying furniture offline, I would have laughed. But things have changed, and now I cannot think of another way to get my furniture. Making rounds of multiple stores to find the items that fit my tastes is just too much effort, even for an essential, high-ticket purchase.

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    17. What Flipkart's top brass who exited in 2016 are doing now

      What Flipkart's top brass who exited in 2016 are doing now

      Online marketplace Flipkart has seen a handful of its top leadership bidding good bye in 2016. But what do you do after you leave one of the country’s most coveted internet companies? Read on to find out.

      Anything happening in Flipkart is news in India. The country’s largest online marketplace is closely watched for its sales, valuations, markdowns, hires, layoffs – you name it.

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    18. Have India's unicorns been 'nice' or 'naughty' in 2016?

      Have India's unicorns been 'nice' or 'naughty' in 2016?

      Flipboard We are running a readers’ poll for 24 hours to pick which unicorns were the ‘most nice’ and ‘most naughty’ in 2016. By the time the sun rises on December 25th, Santa Claus and his fleet of 12 reindeer would have circumnavigated the globe and delivered gifts to the homes of well-behaved (“nice”) children all around the world. The misbehaved (“naughty”) children, on the other hand, would find coal in their Christmas stockings.

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    19. The Zoomcar storyline — highlighting entrepreneurial lessons of 2016

      The Zoomcar storyline — highlighting entrepreneurial lessons of 2016

      Click here to view complete Zoomcar Storyline “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”– Eugene Fodor Zoomcar thoroughly pays testament to this saying. Founded in 2012 by David Back and Greg Moran, Zoomcar has come a long way, allowing you to easily hire a self drive car in India. 2016, year in review and milestones reached: This year, Zoomcar closed $25 million in a Series B investment round.

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    20. From Rs 30 cr to Rs 1,800 cr in 5 years, BigBasket still feels there is a market to crack

      From Rs 30 cr to Rs 1,800 cr in 5 years, BigBasket still feels there is a market to crack

      Flipboard “There is a small poll and fight in the Mumbai office on who will go and deliver his order,” says Hari Menon, when YourStory asks him if Shah Rukh Khan really buys from BigBasket. This December, the online grocery startup completed five years, and it has been, in Hari’s own words, a great, roller coaster ride. It’s not just their brand ambassador that adds glitter to the leader in the online grocery sector. BigBasket has broken the myth that e-commerce will not work for FMCG.

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    21. After Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, World Bank Group member invests in BYJU's

      After Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, World Bank Group member invests in BYJU's

      Flipboard IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced on Tuesday that it had made an undisclosed investment in Bengaluru-headquartered edtech startup BYJU’s. This investment, though, is an independent round and not part of the previous $50 million Series D round co-led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s investment arm the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and Sequoia Capital , along with investors Sofina , Lightspeed Ventures, and Times Internet Ltd. Byju Raveendran Launched in 2015 by Byju Raveendran, the venture aims to be a pioneer in the ‘Better Learning’ space by enabling students in classes 4–12 (K–12 ...

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