• NEWS
    BHIVE Workspace raises angels funds to expand services

    BHIVE provides start-ups with accessible and quality plug-and-play workspaces in Koramangla area of Bengaluru. Till date, it has housed 90 start-ups covering 4,000 active members. Mumbai: Bengaluru-based workspace solutions provider BHIVE Workspace said on Friday that it had raised an undislosed amount in funding from a group of angel (individual) investors. The investors include Raghunandan […]

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    MakeMyTrip turns to tents, dharamshalas to power growth

    MakeMyTrip currently has around 25,000 hotels on its platform and is seeking to expand this number fourfold in the next two years. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: Online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd is considering offering its users non-hotel alternatives such as dharamshalas, homestays, bed-and-breakfast establishments and tents as it steps up the competition with SoftBank-backed […]

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    Zimmber set to raise up to $7 million from Snapdeal, others

    Zimmber claims to have over 1,000 transactions per day on its platform. Bengaluru: Home services start-up Zimmber, run by Rejuvenate Solutions Pvt. Ltd, is close to raising $6-7 million from online marketplace Snapdeal and other investors, two people aware of the development said. Founded in 2014 by Anubhab Goel, Gaurav Shrivastava and Amit Kumar, Zimmber […]

  • COMPUTERS
    HP Says to Accelerate Job Cuts by 2016

    HP Inc said it was accelerating its restructuring programme and now expects about 3,000 people will exit by the end of fiscal 2016 instead of over three years as it announced in September. Then, Hewlett-Packard Co had said it expected to cut about 33,300 jobs over three years, of which up to 3,300 were to […]

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    Apple to Bring Siri to Desktop, Laptop With OS X 10.12: Report

    Siri could soon arrive on OS X. Apple is currently readying a new update for its desktop operating system that features the digital voice assistant, according to a media report. Siri is currently available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. For OS X 10.12, the next major update to Apple’s desktop […]

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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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    Start-ups, venture capital backers turn to investment banks for deals

    Investors pumped in more than $9 billion into start-ups over the past two years. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Bengaluru/New Delhi: Weak business models and a funding slowdown are forcing many Indian consumer Internet start-ups and their venture capital (VC) backers to seek help from investment bankers in order to secure fresh funds from new investors or […]

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    Mukesh Bansal to leave Flipkart; Ankit Nagori to also quit

    Mukesh Bansal, the head of Flipkart’s commerce platform, will leave by April. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, who are among the most powerful executives at Flipkart Ltd, have resigned to start their own ventures, leaving co-founder Binny Bansal firmly in control of the country’s largest e-commerce company. Mukesh, the head of […]

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    T-Hub to set up a health tech accelerator

    Photo: Mint Hyderabad: Hyderabad’s start-up incubator T-Hub is looking to set up a health tech accelerator, to mentor and fund 10-15 innovations, in May this year. In fact, over the next one year, it would also open three other accelerators, for Internet of Things, agritech and B2B companies. “The healthtech accelerator will be the first […]

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    Ather Energy to set up new manufacturing unit in Bengaluru

    A file photo of founder Tarun Mehta. Photo: Mint Bengaluru: Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd, an electric two-wheeler maker and technology start-up, will invest Rs.23 crore to set up a manufacturing unit in Whitefield, Bengaluru, to produce its first electric scooter. Founded by Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain at the IIT Madras research park, Ather’s new […]