StartUps

Google Launchpad Accelerator 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Tech giant, Google has announced the second batch of Indian startups that will join its Launchpad Accelerator program at Google Headquarters in California, USA. The six-month long mentor-ship program for mid to late stage startups will start from June 13,

Hackpacker by Construkt Media: The hostel startup

By : CIOL Writers

“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done”-Russell Simmons. Do just that and you can create a startup like Shashikiran Rao did! Construkt Media, a first-of-its-kind entrepreneur platform in Bangalore which offers

Tips on Social Media marketing for startups

By : CIOL Writers

Social Media Marketing (SMM) has become the x-factor between successful and not so successful enterprises.It’s a two-way deal. Apart from the fact that it makes it easier for people to find your startup, it gives you the opportunity to know

Mover: fun and learning with DIY wearable

By : CIOL Writers

Technology is fun and learning boxed together. This is precisely that Technology Will Save Us, a UK-based startup wants to teach kids. The company that makes hardware kits for children to assemble into basic devices has now unveiled its first

Asian startups reeling under VC fund crunch

By : CIOL Writers

In 2014, he was part of Forbes China’s list of the 30 most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30. In 2015, his Shanghai-based startup, ‘Yiqi Chang’ was valued at more than $100 million. Early this year, an email was

MacAppStudio: Building apps for Windows, Mac and Android

By : CIOL Writers

In the midst of life crisis, two childhood friends, who knew each other’s situation better than anyone else, decided to become entrepreneurs. And it turned out to be a turning point in their life, where success met them again and

A14-year-old becomes a vending machine tycoon

By : Riddhi Sharma

The present day children seem to earn fame at an age the previous generation could rarely dream of. With the exposure to self-learning, the younger ones are achieving success at an incredible pace. Taylor Rosenthal is an entrepreneur all at

Oxigen founder sets up startup accelerator at IIT-Roorkee

By : CIOL Writers

Oxigen’s founder, Pramod Saxena has launched Aarambh Ventures, a startup accelerator in partnership with IIT Roorkee. Aarambh Ventures will be advisory to an innovation center called Idea Lab at IIT-Roorkee and Greater Noida campus. It is important to note that

National Technology Day reiterates India’s focus of becoming a startup nation

BANGALORE, INDIA: Today is a very special day for Indian Technology. May 11 in India is celebrated every year since 1999 as the National Technology Day to mark the country’s advancements and achievements in technology. Although it marks the anniversary

Deals from the startup world

By : CIOL Writers

Knowlarity buys customer engagement start-up Smartwards Cloud telephony start-up Knowlarity Communications Pvt. Ltd has acquired Gurgaon-based start-up Smartwards Services Pvt. Ltd,a customer engagement platform that simplifies loyalty for local businesses and their customers, for an undisclosed amount. ShantanuMathur and Dhanraj

Hard times for the startup industry and the students at IIT

By : CIOL Writers

These are hard times for the startup industry. Amidst uncertainty about funding and pressure on profitability, startup sector is not the most sought-after for placements anymore at Indian Institutes for Technology. With many startups withdrawing job offers at IITs in

Banks chuck legacy vendors, startup love deepens

BANGALORE, INDIA: Despite banks facing intense pressure to increase efficiencies and reduce costs while delivering next-generation digital services, legacy application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements, according to a new report from Gartner. New vendors are emerging

MobiKwik raised $50 million

By : CIOL Writers

MobiKwik, an online recharge, and mobile wallet declared that it has raised $50 million – Rs 332.6 crore – in series C funding led by GMO, a publicly listed Japanese internet company involved in payments among other things, and semiconductor

Beauty startups find it difficult to survive

By : CIOL Writers

Within a year of inception, Amber Wellness an online beauty startup, has ended its services in Indian cities of Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. The startup which was launched in August 2015 decided to shut down due to low-profit margins; though

Start-up Commeasure receives a million dollar funding

Singapore: South Asia’s Hotel Booking Platform Commeasure, has announced that it has received a Million Dollars in seed funding. The lead investor is Jungle Ventures, a Singapore based, entrepreneur backed venture firm that funds and helps start-ups scale across Asia