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Feb 3, 2020

  1.  Electric vehicle mobility startup RACEnergy raises undisclosed seed funding from growX ventures, others.
  2.  Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone.
  3.  Kisan Network has raised $3 million.
  4.  India's foodtech industry to grow at 25 pc CAGR to $8B by end of 2022.
  5.  Apple store launch in India to coincide with Tim Cook's visit and new iPhone.
  6.  HDFC plans to invest Rs 100 Cr per yr in tech startups: Deepak Parekh.
  7.  Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy urges pension funds, banks to invest in Indian startups.
  8.  OnePlus to open 100 experience stores across India.
  9.  Enterprise technology startup Unotech Software raises $2M in Series A round..

 

 

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Jan 29, 2020

1. Startups that burn investor money and disappear won't get second chance: Ratan Tata.  

2. Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy urges pension funds, banks to invest in Indian startups. 

3. HDFC plans to invest Rs 100 Cr per yr in Indian tech startups: Deepak Parekh.

4. Apple store launch in India to coincide with Tim Cook's visit and new iPhone.

5. India's foodtech industry to grow at 25 pc CAGR to $8B by end of 2022. 

6. Corporate bookings drive OYO's yearly revenue up by 80 pc. 

7. OnePlus to open 100 experience stores across India. 

 

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Jan 26, 2020

1. Amazon India to add 10K electric delivery vehicles by 2025.

2. Falcon Edge Capital raises $45.7M for its India-focussed fund.

3. Windrose Capital and ITI Growth invest in maker of the robot that greeted PM Modi and Ivanka Trump.

4. Softbank-backed Housing.com enters co-living listing business; partners with OYO.

 

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Jan 9th, 2019

1. Paytm launches new QR; adds support for RuPay cards. 

2. James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems makes the first India investment with Harappa Education. 

3. Edtech startup Testbook raises Rs 60 Cr led by Iron Pillar.  

4. Piyush Goyal directs SIDBI, CGTMSE to set up a framework for faster processing of SME loans.

5. Samsung Electronics estimates Q4 operating profit down by 34pc.

6. SaaS startup HighRadius becomes 2020's first unicorn, raises $125M in Series B from ICONIQ Capital, others. 

7. Mantra Capital launches a $60M early-stage fund to invest in Indian, US startups. 

8. PhonePe launches a new savings product ‘Liquid Fund’ for users on the platform. 

9. QR code facility for voters to be in 11 assembly constituencies in Delhi.

10. After Byju’s, OYO is now a Harvard Business School case study. 

11. University admissions company Leverage Edu raises $1.5M in a round by DSG, Blume.

12. GoMechanic raises $14.7M in Series B round led by Sequoia Capital, Chiratae Ventures.

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Netflix alone is expecting to spend Rs 3,000 crores on content for the Indian market. As stated by the author, "India has emerged as one of the last great growth markets for global technology and entertainment firms. About half of the nation’s 1.3 billion population is now online and the country’s on-demand video market is expected to grow to $5 billion in the next four years, according to Boston Consulting Group." Read more

May 1, 2019

1. BookMyShow Makes Strategic Investment in Technology Solutions Provider AtomX

2. Routematic Gears up to Become a Prevalent EV Player in the Country; Raises $2.5M in Pre Series A

3. PhonePe crosses 2 billion transactions on the app

4. Wealth management firm Kuvera raises $4.5M in Series A round from Eight Roads

5. AI-centric edtech startup WhiteHat Jr has raised $1.3M in a seed funding round from Nexus Venture Partners and Omidyar Network India.

6. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has reportedly asked Google and Apple to remove the Chinese video sharing application TikTok from their app stores.

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April 29, 2019

1. Mumbai-based A&G Partners has launched an accelerator programme, called Agribator, in partnership with Noida-based EM3 Agri services, reports YourStory.

2. Hotstar has now become one of the largest vide platforms, with over 300 million monthly active user (MAU), in the world, according to chairman of Star and Disney India Uday Shankar.

3. IIT-D has decided to back startups and research scholars willing to start a business in deep technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning to boost its research ecosystem.

4. IIFL Asset Management Ltd (IIFL AMC) has picked up a significant minority stake in analytics company Neewee Analytics Pvt. Ltd through IIFL India Private Equity Fund.

5. Medlife Clocks Run Rate of 1000 Cr in FY 2019 Amidst Steady Growth

6. YouTube has introduced two new features – Top News (highlights videos from authoritative news sources in search results) and Breaking News (highlights videos from authoritative news organizations about that vent directly on the YouTube homepage).

7. Spain's Hotelbeds and OYO Form Strategic Distribution Partnership

8. Bengaluru Car Service Firm Pitstop Reports 350% Growth In Revenue

9. CarDekho FY 19 Annual Revenue Soars Up by 62% to $53M

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April 26, 2019

1. Flipkart cofounder Sachin Bansal is expected to pick up as much as 75% stake in Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services which runs a microfinance institution, Chaitanya India Fin Credit (CIFCPL), reports ET. Bansal could take up the role of the company’s CEO once the transaction goes through.

2. PayU has announced the acquisition of Cupertino California based payments security and mobile payments technology company Wibmo for $ 70 million.

3. Vivo will invest more in India to bring its design and research and development (R&D) centres to support its ‘make in India’ strategy, having already announced Rs 4,000 crore investment

4. Angel tax free: 277 startups have got an all clear certificate from income tax department

5. Healthcare platform Curefit has launched an incubator that will invest $5 million to back emerging brands under its Eatfit business. The company plans to incubate 10 brands across snacks, beverages, spa food, supplements and meal replacement categories.

6. Reliance Jio has consolidated its portfolio of news and magazine apps under JioNews, which will be available as a mobile app and also as a website.

7. Online pharmacy Medlife has raised about $17 million in an equity financing round from founder Tushar Kumar’s family trust, Prasid Uno Family Trust, reports Inc42.

8. Consumer lending company Credy has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round of funding. reports Inc42.

9. Online global travel community for travellers, Tripoto has raised $3.6 Mn (INR 25 Cr) in a fresh funding round from Orchid India, Hornbill Orchid India Fund, Chiratae Ventures, 3one4 Capital and Lasmer NV.

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10. Ola stops ride-sharing facility between 11 PM to 6 AM in Bengaluru and Chennai

11. US-based retail-focused VC Silicon Road has launched an accelerator for foodtech and retail startups in Mysuru, Karnataka, in association with NUMA, an international innovation hub from France.

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April 23, 2019

1. Kunal Shah’s financial technology platform Cred is in talks with China’s Hillhouse Capital and some of its existing investors to raise $100 million (Rs 692 crore), reports ET.

2. Health and fitness startup CureFit may raise $75 million funding led by Accel Growth and Chiratae Ventures. The deal, when completed, is expected to value the company at about $500 million, reports ET.

3. French ad firm Publicis Groupe agreed to buy digital marketing firm Epsilon from Alliance Data Systems for $4.4 billion in cash.

4. US private equity giant KKR Inc’s India arm is set to launch an India-dedicated Rs 5,000-crore credit fund.

5. Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries’ offline retail subsidiary Reliance Retail is reportedly looking to foray into B2B ecommerce, offering smartphones, televisions, garments, spices and soap to retailers.

6. Personal care and cosmetics brand Lotus Herbals is looking to divest 10-15 per cent stake to a private equity investor to fund acquisitions, reports ET.

7. Electricals company Anchor by Panasonic is eyeing three acquisitions and planning to build a new facility in Andhra Pradesh, reports ET.

 

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