Tag "Start-ups"

Gatorade, Red Bull or Cloud?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Time and maintenance headaches are not exactly the provisions that start-ups can afford when they

Hootsuite acquires social media ads manager AdEspresso

By : CIOL Writers

After relaunching Hootsuite Ads, the social media management company Hootsuite has acquired AdEspresso. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Founded in 2013, AdEspresso offers users a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements

BigBasket & Grofers reportedly exploring a merger

By : CIOL Writers

Online grocery marketplaces BigBasket and Grofers India Pvt. Ltd are holding discussion for a possible merger, according to a news report by the Times of India. Apparently, the discussions are in the preliminary stages only and if the deal goes

Six Indian tech startups win Next Big Idea Contest 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Six Indian tech start-ups have been crowned winners of the 4th edition of the Next Big Idea Contest by the Government of Ontario, Canada and Zone Startups India. The selected start-ups win a two-week market incubation at Ryerson University’s DMZ

Idea – Rocket Science + Ears = Good Start-Up

Pratima H BANGALORE, INDIA: Who could have thought in the post-Great Depression days in the USA that the likes of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and wealth from Rockefellers, Wallenbergs, Vanderbilts and Warburgs would someday lead to a full-blossomed industry in

A streak of purplle light for other startups

By : CIOL Writers

Amidst the current gloomy startup picture in the face of dwindling funds and investment, here is a streak of some “purplle” light to cheer you up. In just under four years, Purplle.com, one of India’s largest beauty product and service

Ten Best Photo Apps From Asia

By : CIOL Writers

From the places that we visit the kind of food we eat to what we wear or what we buy, everything is captured and shared across social media platforms. Photo apps play an important role in catering to people’s photography

A Start-Up warehouse in Chennai

CHENNAI, INDIA: In an effort to continuously support the young entrepreneurs, National Association of Software & Services (NASSCOM) announced the inauguration of its first warehouse in Chennai. As an update on the MoU signed explains further, Chennai is known to

BUDGET 2016 – PRO START-UPS

By : CIOL Writers

Start-up India movement, launched by PM Narendra Modi this January has been one of the most visible campaigns initiated by the Government of India to encourage entrepreneurs. This plan aims to provide a conducive environment for new startups, create job

Start-ups disrupting traditional industries; constrained by workload problems

MUMBAI, INDIA: A new study commissioned by storage vendor EMC and conducted by research firm Greyhound Research has found that start-ups are disrupting the traditional industries in a big way. Technology is helping these start-ups to deliver unique and personalized

IoT start-ups ruling roost in India

BENGALURU, INDIA; The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)— the trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) with The Indus Entreprenuers (TiE) Bengaluru, commenced the first edition of IoTNext 2015.  Here’s a list of the start-ups:

Silicon Valley start-ups score over India in VC evaluation

BENGALURU, INDIA: Even as investors and supporting bodies brag about the growing confluence of the start-up industry in India, corporate venture capital arms are giving the domestic start-ups a royal miss. Instead, they are looking at Silicon Valley-based start-ups. For

India to have 11,500 start-ups by 2020

NEW DELHI, INDIA: From 3,100 start-ups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 by 2020, India is sure to be the Start-up Hub in the world. Venture capital investments in India reached Rs 15,600 crore ($ 2,363) till

FICCI, US Embassy conduct start-up assist workshop

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the Embassy of the United States of America and the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), recently conducted a start-up assist workshop. Held at the FICCI-Lead incubation

TLabs’ start-ups gain access to Akamai One program

BANGALORE, INDIA: Akamai Technologies has announced a partnership with TLabs – a start-up accelerator in India, under the Akamai One program. The program empowers start-ups to overcome the challenges faced while delivering secure, high-performing online experiences during times of exponential

MasterCard announces Start Path for start-ups

NEW YORK: MasterCard has announced six-month program named Start Path class. Under the program, start-ups will obtain customized mentoring from MasterCard experts, access to the company’s commercial partners and the opportunity to integrate with MasterCard solutions. The start-ups will also

3 best quotes from Microsoft’s Future Unleashed

MUMBAI, INDIA: From Gandhi is the messiah of the digital world, to rolling out details about pet projects, the first day of the two day Microsoft event, Future Unleashed had it all. We bring you the three best quotes that

60 percent start-ups may fail: TV Mohandas Pai

MUMBAI, INDIA: There’s a word of caution for budding entrepreneurs who want to jump in the start-up bandwagon. None other than TV Mohandas Pai, former Director, Infosys, has forecast that only 10 percent of the new-age companies would be successful,

5 ways start-ups can leverage contact center software for revenue generation

Kartik Kakar With increasing competition and unpredictable customer behaviour, contact center softwares have now become strategic assets for organizations and start-ups who wish to capitalize the market as quickly as possible. Driven by unique and disrupting business models, start-ups have

India ranks 3rd in global start-up index: NASSCOM

MUMBAI, INDIA: Did you know that Indian start-ups received $5 billion funding in 2015; or $100 million per week? And that 1,200 new tech start-ups were born in 2015 so far? India’s start-up journey has just started gaining momentum, a