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After Amazon, Flipkart also files petition against CCI order

In its petition, Flipkart argued that CCI had ordered a probe without initial evidence and was harming competition. Amazon already challenged this order.

21 Feb 2020 5:53 pm
Inspiring quotes from Narayana Murthy, Infosys Co-founder and the Father of the Indian IT Sector

Infosys Co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has been inspiring generations of techies and leaders. Here are some quotes from the Father of the Indian IT Sector.

21 Feb 2020 4:22 pm
NPCI revises PSP fee to zero for merchant-related UPI transactions; will hit payment players

This decision by NPCI is in line with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamans decision of charging zero MDR charges on transactions through homegrown digital payment platforms UPI and RuPay card network.

21 Feb 2020 3:04 pm
How crowdfunding platforms are helping startups and social campaigns reach their potential

In India, crowdfunding is steadily taking a strong concrete shape and is becoming the fastest, easiest, and most popular way of procuring funds.

21 Feb 2020 2:00 pm
[Funding alert] Fintech startup Prayaan Capital raises $1.2M in Seed round from Accion Venture Lab

Chennai-based startup Prayaan Capital leverages a tech and touch model to meet the financial needs of underserved small businesses across India

21 Feb 2020 11:44 am
Coronavirus impact: TV prices may rise up to 10 pc from March

TV prices are likely to go up by as much as 10 percent from next month as disrupted supply of open cell television panels - mostly imported from China - has resulted in a shortage of the key television component.

21 Feb 2020 10:58 am
Heritage and sustainability: how design and business can combine to create a better future

These artists show how culture and the environment can be a focus of commercial as well as responsible enterprises. They were exhibitors at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festivals 2020 edition.

21 Feb 2020 8:05 am
How Space Federation of India is bringing private Indian space industry to the forefront

Space Federation of India is an exclusive not-for-profit association especially for the private space sector, consisting of startups, SMBs, and corporates, who want to get into the sector.

21 Feb 2020 7:30 am
How this CEO transformed a loss-making infrastructure materials manufacturer into a Rs 150 Cr company

Milan Thakkar joined Walplast at a time when its B2C vertical was struggling to stay afloat. After he joined the company, it grew at a CAGR of 80 percent, clocking Rs 150 crore-plus turnover in just three years.

21 Feb 2020 7:21 am
Future of Work 2020: Showcase your brand at Indias largest product-tech-design conference

Future of Work is YourStorys initiative to bring together the finest minds to discuss, deliberate, and define tomorrows product, technology, and design. Come partner with us to make your startup reach more people.

21 Feb 2020 6:30 am
Why Sudha Murty believes social entrepreneurship is the need of the hour

In an exclusive interaction, Sudha Murty says social entrepreneurship is the need of the hour and innovation should create inclusive, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions.

21 Feb 2020 6:00 am
[Startup Bharat] Ranchi-based recruitment startup Biofie uses AI to simplify hiring process

Recruitment startup Biofie uses video resumes and an AI-powered matching process to make the job search and hiring process efficient. It clients include Godrej, Myntra, and Capgemini.

21 Feb 2020 5:45 am
This smart personal assistant wants to get you Sorted and simplify your life

Sorted AI helps organise notifications, take notes, set up reminders, and automatically classify personal documents, so you can be more focused and productive.

21 Feb 2020 5:45 am
Cannabis startup HempStreet offers Ayurvedic prescription products for pain relief

Founded in 2019 by Abhishek Mohan and Aradhna Rai, cannabis startup HempStreet claims to be Indias first research-to-retail Ayurvedic venture. The startup, which closed $1 million in a pre-Series A round this month, offers high quality and standardised cannabis-based medicines.

21 Feb 2020 5:35 am
Deserted villages in Uttarakhand are springing back to life, thanks to this social enterprise

Green People is an integrated, for-profit impact organisation, working towards reverse migration of marginalised farmers in Uttarakhand. It runs stay experiences in nine locations under three brands, and provides market linkage to indigenous farm produce.

21 Feb 2020 5:25 am
[App Fridays] Bring Marie Kondo's approach to your email inbox with InstaClean

InstaClean lets you clean unwanted mails, spams, and subscription alerts in bulk. It also helps you reduce your carbon footprint.

21 Feb 2020 5:15 am
Walmart CEO says impressed with the performance of Flipkart in India

At an investor meeting, the Walmart management showcased the strides made by the ecommerce startup, which included the rising number of customer visits on the platform.

20 Feb 2020 9:08 pm
TikTok to focus on self-regulation to ensure people 'post responsibly'

TikTok, promoted by ByteDance, now has a four-step moderation process to review posts to maintain its credibility, its Country Head Nikhil Gandhi said.

20 Feb 2020 8:58 pm
Coronavirus: Haptik launches free WhatsApp chatbot to answer queries on the deadly virus

The WhatsApp chatbot launched by Haptik uses AI to provide all the self-explanatory messages on coronavirus, as it creates awareness and dispels the various myths around the deadly virus.

20 Feb 2020 7:25 pm
[Funding alert] Foodtech startup GO DESi raises Rs 4.5 Cr from Rukam Capital

The funds will be used by the company to expand operations, launch a larger portfolio of products, and spread geographically

20 Feb 2020 6:01 pm
Are you ready to scale your business? Heres your chance to find out how with PayPal

According to a report by Zinnov, as of 2019, SMBs contributed to 40 percent of Indias GDP; 32 percent of employment; and 50 percent of exports, thereby furthering the Governments Make in India vision. However, Indian businesses face multiple challenges in operating and scaling up. These include:

20 Feb 2020 5:25 pm
How AI and ML will transform the broking industry in 2020

An AI-driven approach makes trading less of a craft and more of a science. Cutting-edge brokerage firms are today extending the AI advantage to modern investors via smartphone apps.

20 Feb 2020 5:09 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech startup Udemy secures $50M investment from Benesse Holdings

Edtech startup Udemy plans to use the funding to further expand and grow its presence in the US, Ireland, Brazil, Turkey, and India.

20 Feb 2020 3:35 pm
Gurugram startup PreLoved Device acquires refurbished marketplace Overcart

As a part of this transaction, the entire team of Overcart will be joining PreLoved and the startups customer base and products will be migrated as well.

20 Feb 2020 2:35 pm
12 inspirational quotes from Sachin Bansal on how to grow your business

Sachins appetite for risk has made him an inspiration to many. Here are some quotes from the former CEO and Co-founder of Flipkart to help you along your entrepreneurial journey.

20 Feb 2020 10:20 am
[Jobs roundup] Make a mark in the fast-growing fintech space with these job openings

Fintech has been a fast-growing sector for close to three years now. One of these openings may be just right for you if you are looking to make a mark in the space.

20 Feb 2020 6:25 am
[Startup Bharat] These are the top B2B SaaS startups from Kerala

While startups in foodtech, medtech, fintech, and hardware sectors have gained popularity in Gods own country, of late, SaaS startups have also risen to prominence in the state. Here are the top SaaS startups from Kerala.

20 Feb 2020 5:45 am
Indian startups need not be inspired by Silicon Valley, says Anand Lunia of IndiaQuotient

In this episode of 100X Entrepreneur, Anand Lunia of IndiaQuotient talks about the Indian middle-class consumer and how startups can build for them.

20 Feb 2020 5:45 am
Customer support provider Syrow partners with Startup India to boost CX

This partnership will make Syrows services available to startups across the country for free through its omnichannel platform.

20 Feb 2020 5:35 am
This Bengaluru-based startup focuses on safety with self-defence products

Xboom is a one-stop ecommerce platform that offers self-defence, anti-theft, and GPS tracking products. Its target clientele? Children, women, pets, families, organisations, corporates, and logistics companies.

20 Feb 2020 5:25 am
Self-driving databases are the future, says Feifei Li of Alibaba

Feifei Li, President of Database Systems at Alibaba, feels that AI, which is limited to computer vision and speech/voice recognition currently, will play a huge role in business operations in the future.

20 Feb 2020 5:20 am
Personal finance startup Kuvera is taking on Paytm Money and others with its commission-free platform

Kuvera claims to be India's second largest personal finance and wealth management startup after Zerodha. It also competes with Paytm Money and others with its commission-free platform.

20 Feb 2020 5:15 am
Why 2020 will be a year of transformation for the CPaaS industry

This year, brands will increasingly look for CPaaS solutions to bring a differentiating edge to their interface, make it more consumer-friendly, and expect to gain a larger market share.

19 Feb 2020 10:47 pm
[Funding alert] Foodtech startup Swiggy raises $113M as part of its Series I round

Foodtech startup Swiggy's latest round is led by existing investor Prosus N.V., with participation from Meituan Dianping, and Wellington Management Company.

19 Feb 2020 9:26 pm
[Funding alert] SaaS startup Whatfix raises $32M in Series C round led by Sequoia Capital India

The funds raised will be used to drive product development and address the demands for digital adoptions solutions across markets like Europe and Australia.

19 Feb 2020 6:54 pm
[Funding alert] Facebook, Sequoia, General Atlantic invest $110M in edtech startup Unacademy

Edtech startup Unacademy will use the funding to further penetrate the test preparation categories, launching more exam categories, and more.

19 Feb 2020 6:31 pm
Future of Work 2020: Here are the speakers who will define tomorrows product, technology, design

At YourStorys Future of Work, we bring together the finest minds to discuss, deliberate, and define tomorrows product, technology, and design.

19 Feb 2020 6:19 pm
Quikr loses unicorn status, current valuation stands at $565.7M

Kinnevik AB marked down Quikr's valuation by 45 percent as a result of its exaggerated revenue and fraudulent behaviour.

19 Feb 2020 6:03 pm
Fashion ecommerce startup Voonik merges with Bangladesh-based ShopUp; spins out B2C business with Schoolay

Fashion startup Voonik has also spun out its B2C single-brand retail business and merged it with kids apparel manufacturer Schoolay.

19 Feb 2020 4:48 pm
Charges against Droom Founder Sandeep Aggarwal dismissed by US Department of Justice

Droom Founder and CEO Sandeep Aggarwal was sued by the United States SEC in July 2013 for allegedly being involved in insider trading between tech giants Microsoft and Yahoo.

19 Feb 2020 4:02 pm
India's internet user base to cross 900M by 2023: Cisco

A report by Cisco suggests that India is expected to have over 907 million internet users by 2023, up from 398 million in 2018.

19 Feb 2020 3:38 pm
[Funding alert] Proptech startup Zvesta raises $5.5M from Hindustan Media Ventures

Gurugram-based proptech startup Zvesta will utilise the funding to build its brand and collaborative marketing for real estate aggregation across India.

19 Feb 2020 3:29 pm
[Funding alert] B2B startup Avalon Meta raises $420,000 led by Blockchain company Peerplays

Run by Avalon Labs, B2B startup Avalon Meta combines higher education and competitive gaming. It will now focus on acquiring users.

19 Feb 2020 2:59 pm
Unacademy eyes $300M recurring revenue in coming years

Currently, the edtech startup has more than 20,000 registered educators and over 18 million learners. As on February 1, Unacademy Plus had hit $30 million ARR.

19 Feb 2020 2:53 pm
Government to announce measures to deal with coronavirus impact on industry: FM

After meeting industry representatives to review the situation following the coronavirus outbreak in China, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says measures will soon be announced to deal with the impact.

19 Feb 2020 1:19 pm
Hike wants to create your virtual clone and tap into a new economy

Messaging app Hike promises to deliver online avatars that are 'more life-like than ever before'. The tech unicorn also plans to tap into the virtual economy in 2020.

19 Feb 2020 11:00 am
Target of $5T economy incomplete without affordable healthcare: Piyush Goyal

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal says the target of $5 trillion economy will be incomplete if 'our people do not have quality of life', if you are 'not able to provide affordable healthcare to every single citizen of the country'.

19 Feb 2020 10:49 am
Blume Ventures announces final close of Fund III at $102M

Blume Ventures has announced the final close of its third fund at $102 million. It will back early-stage startups focusing on opportunities that leverage the mobile-led explosion of India's digital-first economy, and Indian engineering and science translated to global market opportunities.

19 Feb 2020 10:30 am
[Funding alert] Rockstud Capital invests in VR Startup SmartVizX

VR startup SmartVizX plans to use the fresh funding to grow Trezi, its design communication and collaboration product that is said to be the worlds first immersive platform for the building industry.

19 Feb 2020 9:47 am
[Funding alert] Dunzo raises $11M led by Alteria Capital

Bengaluru-based hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo has raised debt capital of $11 million led by Alteria Capital. The funding will be used to fuel growth and profitability.

19 Feb 2020 9:02 am