Tag Archives: Indian

Funding in Indian startups this week (13 May-18 May)

This week 12 Indian startups received funding, of which 9 received a total sum of about $258 million. Among them, Grofers raised the highest funding of about $200 million followed by Dailyhunt which raised about $22 million. Meanwhile, funding for 3 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed this week: Grofers: Online grocery ... Read More »

Won’t allow Indian content as it damages our culture, says Pakistan Supreme Court

Indian TV shows have been banned in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against ... Read More »

Fake news, rumours on social media hit Indian firms

When FabHotels filed a complaint with the Delhi police and its cyber cell on 28 September alleging three people had spread rumours on social media platforms that the budget hotel chain was cash-strapped and failing to pay suppliers, it highlighted a pattern—of companies being hit by fake news. Fake news and unsubstantiated rumours on social media have caused significant damage ... Read More »

Here are the Indian startups that may join the unicorn club in 2018

The multi-billion-dollar funding rounds in Flipkart, Paytm and Ola in 2017 camouflaged not just the fact that overall venture capital funding for Indian startups drastically declined but also that not a single company joined the list of unicorns–a startup valued over $1 billion. It was in August 2016 that a company had last entered the country’s small club of unicorns. ... Read More »

Startup Watchlist: 11 Indian IoT Startups To Watch Out For In 2018

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here. Once used as a tool for an application, Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the widest ecosystems today. Currently at the centre stage ... Read More »

Google Announces 4 New Indian Startups for Fresh ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ Batch

Google on Friday announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class. The shortlisted startups – BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops – will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers’ Launchpad Space in San Francisco in ... Read More »

FPIs remain bullish on Indian markets, pour $4 bn in July

Overseas investors have pumped a staggering $4 billion into the Indian capital market this month, primarily due to “better prospects” of economic growth as compared to other emerging markets. The latest inflow follows net infusion of Rs.1.6 lakh crore in the previous five months (February-June). In January, they had pulled out Rs.3,496 crore. “FPI inflow could be attributed to relative ... Read More »

Unclear GST rules blindside Indian businesses

NEW DELHI, JULY 27:   The Goods and Services Tax was meant to unify the $2 trillion economy and make it easier for companies to transact across state borders. Nearly a month on, many are finding that doing business is more complicated than ever. Ambiguous rules under the new multi-rate GST tax that went into effect on July 1 have left ... Read More »

How June Software, an Indian app developer, got noticed on the Apple App Store

E-learning is a vibrant industry today. The biggest names from Silicon Valley are backing companies in the space. But back in 2010 when Roby John started TapToLearn.com, it wasn’t such a big deal. TapToLearn began as a sub-brand under June Software, a bootstrapped startup in Pune that developed iOS apps. By John’s own admission, TapToLearn happened simply because Steve Jobs launched the ... Read More »

AgriTech In India: How Startups Are Changing The Face Of Indian Agriculture

India holds the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture thus creating a huge scope for agritech startups in the country. The central and state governments are proactively pursuing policies to improve farmers’ lives in India. In fact, PM Modi’s government has an aim to double the ... Read More »