StartUps

Car-cleaning startup Robovac merges with rival Enzo, secures 3cr in angel funding

By : CIOL Writers

Ahmedabad-based waterless car washing startup Robovac has received angel funding of Rs 3 crores. The company has also announced a merger with its rival Enzo Solutions to create a new entity called RobovacEnzo. This new entity would be headed by

Paytm to reportedly spin-off its e-commerce entity in November

By : CIOL Writers

Indian e-commerce market is set to get all the more competitive with the reports of a new player entering the domain. According to an ETtech report, Paytm is considering to spin-off its marketplace in November this year that will eventually

LinkedIn will let you hunt jobs without letting your boss know

By : CIOL Writers

Remember those times when you would resist updating your LinkedIn status – which ends up becoming the highlight of your profile – just to avoid direct questions from the boss or HR department? However now, if you want to switch

Entrepreneurs get their own version of Tinder in GoDaddy’s Flare

BANGALORE, INDIA: GoDaddy has launched a community-based app, called Flare to help entrepreneurs in bringing their business ideas to life. Flare enables people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs, and experts in a fun and collaborative way,

MakeMyTrip’s latest initiative will let you rent villas instead of hotels

By : CIOL Writers

To escape the routined mundane life, we leave for vacations. However, we always end up in the same budget hotels, covered with white drapes and that old-feel furniture. But, if you choose Rightstay, an initiative from MakeMyTrip, you can rent

Samsung acquires artificial intelligence startup Viv Labs

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung is acquiring artificial intelligence (AI) platform developer Viv Labs that was cofounded by Siri creators- Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham in 2012. Though the financial details have not been disclosed, South Korean Electronics giant says that it

Superbrands invites entries in India for SuperStartUp prog.

By : CIOL Writers

After being the highest accolade for over 20 years for top brands across the world, Superbrands has now announced SuperStartUps for India. In India the SuperStartUp program will effectively judge efficacy, awareness and reputation of online brands. This initiative will

FitKids acquires hands-on learning platform ThinkLabs

By : CIOL Writers

Edtech startup FitKids acquires ThinkLabs, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) learning company, for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition, FitKids plans to scale its operations from 46 to 100 cities across the country. FitKids will also launch a first

Mukesh Bansal joins Swiggy & Rivigo as strategic advisor

By : CIOL Writers

Myntra founder, Mukesh Bansal has joined food-delivery startup Swiggy and logistics firm Rivigo as a strategic advisor on the company’s board. Bansal, who sold Myntra to Flipkart in one of the biggest e-commerce acquisitions in 2014, held a key leadership

Investors continue to be ‘cautious’ on startup investments in Q3, e-commerce still a favorite

By : CIOL Writers

Investors are still treading a ‘cautious’ line as far as startups are concerned as investments went down to $1.363 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to start-up tracker Xeler8. Also, following in the trend of first two quarters,

Now bots will help you book OYO rooms

By : CIOL Writers

After launching early check-in feature, OYO has entered into a partnership with niki.ai, to enable users to book an OYO room using niki.ai’s bot – a unique personal assistant application powered by artificial intelligence. Consumers can now easily search and

India, along with China & US to dominate digital platform economy by 2020

By : CIOL Writers

According to the latest report by Accenture, India, China and the US are on the pace to dominate the digital platform economy by 2020, mainly due to the increased online population and the improvement in supportive public policies. Accenture published

JustRide’s Yabber mobile app can review and rate your driving skills

By : CIOL Writers

JustRide, an aggregator in the self-drive car rental industry, announced its ambitious plans of altering the way cars are driven in India with its cutting-edge ‘Smart Vehicle technology’ (SVT). JustRide’s latest innovation- Yabber is built to assess and reward individuals

Ola removes the hassles of describing pickup points to cab drivers

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to better tackle local nuances like one-ways, short-cuts, and unmapped terrains, Ola has launched three new rich features on its app to improve the experience for customers and driver-partners. 1. Ola Hotspots: To ensure a seamless experience

Zeta eyes $25mn investment for expansion; adds new tax-saving solutions

By : CIOL Writers

Zeta, a tax optimizing solution co-founded by Bhavin Turakhia, that helps working professionals increase their take-home salaries by utilising tax-compliant benefits, has introduced three new digital solutions as part of it’s the employee tax benefits product portfolio. In addition to

Pre-orders for Apple iPhone 7 on Flipkart starts tonight

By : CIOL Writers

Last week, Apple struck a deal with e-commerce major Flipkart to sell iPhone 7 models on its platform. “Flipkart will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus… beginning on October 7,” Flipkart said in a statement. Apple enthusiasts can indeed

MintMesh, a technology solutions provider raises 2cr from angel investors

By : CIOL Writers

MintMesh, a US-based technology solutions provider of Resource Discovery tools, announced today the launch of its Enterprise application for employee referrals and mass recruitment. They also announced the closing of their first round of funding for Rs. 2 Crores from a mix of Indian

OYO launches ‘Sunrise Check-in’ to assure check-in starts from 6 AM

By : CIOL Writers

Whether we are on vacation or out for work, strict schedules for hotel check-in times is always one of the biggest pain-points. However, OYOs ‘Sunrise Check-in’ – a first-of-its-kind initiative aims to create sharp disruption in the prevalent hotel check-in

Zomato acquires Sparse Labs to let customers track deliveries in real time

By : CIOL Writers

Restaurant search portal Zomato has acquired logistics technology startup Sparse Labs, aiming to improve the delivery experience by helping restaurants track delivery drivers, allocate orders to the most suitable person based on location, and show customers where their order is

GE Healthcare launches accelerator for global startups

By : CIOL Writers

GE’s healthcare technology division, GE Healthcare has launched the company’s first healthcare accelerator, five.eight, in a bid to improve healthcare outcomes for developing economies. The accelerator will target global health startups with Series A funding and are working in the