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    Bringing tech to tutors—Vidyanext

    Vidyanext is unique in that it consciously stayed away from an online-only model or self-paced courses—two models that most start-ups in this sector adopt. Bengaluru: You are a parent. You want to find a good tutor for your school-going child. You want the best of technology-enabled solutions for them. What do you do? You either […]

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    Oyo Rooms has acquired Zo Rooms: SoftBank

    Zo Rooms had 300 employees and 20,000 listed properties across 30 cities. Photo: Mohsin Shaikh/Mint New Delhi: Oyo Rooms, the budget hotel-booking app backed by Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Corp., has acquired smaller rival Zo Rooms. SoftBank, which took part in a $100 million round of funding in Oyo Rooms last year, announced the acquisition […]

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    Snapdeal raises $200 million from Canadian pension fund, Iron Pillar

    In August, Snapdeal raised $500 million mainly from Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, Foxconn Technology Group and existing investor Softbank Group, which valued the Delhi-based firm at about $4.8 billion post money India’s second largest e-commerce firm Snapdeal on Sunday said it has raised $200 million in fresh funds from investors led by Canada’s Ontario […]

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    Govt plans start-up center for capital goods sector

    Photo: Mint Mumbai: The Indian government has decided to create a ‘start-up centre’ for the capital goods industry and will also launch a technology development fund for the sector. The ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, on Monday, while announcing national capital goods policy 2016, said it will create a start up centre for […]

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    Middle East-based Wadi.com raises $67 million

    Wadi, which currently caters to shoppers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, claims to have more than 500 merchants—about 50 of them from India—selling more than 150,000 products from over 2,000 brands. Wadi.com, a Middle East-based online retail platform co-founded by former Jabong executive Pratik Gupta, said it has raised $67 million […]

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    Buddy, a student micro-financing start-up, raises $500,000

    Bengaluru-based Buddy provides small loans to purchase smartphones and laptops among others to help the student during academic years. It has several short and long-term repayment plans across 3-18 months. Photo: HT Bengaluru: Student micro-financing start-up Buddy (GaragePreneurs Internet Pvt. Ltd) on Tuesday said it has raised $500,000 angel investment from Blume Ventures, Tracxn Labs […]

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    Hyper-local discovery app Magicpin raises $3 million

    Magicpin offers features where users can take pictures and selfies to avail of offers and discounts at neighbourhood stores. Investor-turned-entrepreneurs Brij Bhushan and Anshoo Sharma have raised $3 million in Series A round of funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners for Magicpin, a hyper-local discovery app. Magicpin was founded in August by Bhushan and Sharma, who […]

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    Google partners TechHub to help startups

    Photo: Reuters New Delhi: Search giant Google Inc. on Wednesday said it has partnered with TechHub, a global community for tech entrepreneurs, as it tries to help startup companies. TechHub, which helps tech companies across the world scale their businesses, said the collaboration will benefit Indian startups. TechHub members in Bengaluru, Riga, Bucharest, Madrid, Warsaw […]

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    Capillary Tech invests an undisclosed amount in WebEngage

    Capillary, one of India’s most valuable enterprise start-ups having raised about $80 million in venture funding so far. Bengaluru: Capillary Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which offers customer relationship management software and marketing analytics for retailers, has invested an undisclosed amount to buy a stake in business analytics start-up WebEngage. The move to pick up a stake […]

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    Yu Yutopia Review

    The brand new Yu Yutopia is being touted as “the most powerful phone on the planet”, which is a bold claim from a company’s debut entry into the big leagues. Yu Televentures CEO Rahul Sharma seems mighty confident though since the company’s marketing department had no qualms about taking digs at Apple and Samsung in […]

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    The iota Lite by Cube26 Is an Affordable Smart Bulb

    Thanks to cartoons like The Jetsons on Cartoon Network, we’ve grown up with the idea of a future home where all gadgets are connected and smarter than anything we’re used to right now. Whether it’s food at the press of a button, lights that know your schedule and switch on and off on their own, […]

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    Le 1s and Le Max First Impressions

    LeEco, the Chinese Internet conglomerate better known by its former name Letv, has finally launched its first products for the Indian market. The Le Max and Le 1s have been unveiled and will be available in India using the infamous flash sale model, in which interested buyers need to sign up in advance for a […]