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Jacqueline Fernandez invests Rs 3.5cr in Rakyan Beverages

By : CIOL Writers

Following the global trend of celebrities investing in brands, instead of endorsing them, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has invested Rs 3.5 crores in Rakyan Beverages that makes juices under the Raw Pressery brand. According to the Economic Times report, Fernandez

MIT’s fund accelerator ‘The Engine’ raises $150mn

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Launched in October 2016, fund accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine,  has raised more than $150 million in its first investment round to “support startups developing breakthrough scientific and technological innovations with potential for societal impact.” While MIT invested $25 million

Kaggle effect: Google launches a new, machine learning startup competition

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Barely few days after acquiring data science community Kaggle, Google has launched a machine learning competition for startups that are taking an innovative approach to AI. The competition will be organised in partnership with seven venture capital firms that include Sequoia,

Wonder women in the startup world

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According to a report by IT industry NASSCOM and Zinnov Consulting, India is the world’s third-largest startup hub where three-four new firms are born every day. We can’t agree more with them. Startups are blooming everywhere and entrepreneurs are carving

Charting new territories: Entrepreneurial women in the tech world

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Sonal Vats They may not get the same number of opportunities as their male counterparts, their pay scale might be half compared to a man in the same role, and they may not have many role models or mentors, but

An on-demand startup for ’emergency’ supplies like hangover remedies and more

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It’s Monday morning and so many of you may have felt that you need to dial this startup. Alas, only if it was here in India. This on-demand startup, Jetpack for ’emergency’ supplies like hangover remedies and energy drinks is currently

Healthcare startup CureFit acquires online food delivery platform Kristys Kitchen

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Healthcare platform CureFit has acquired Bangalore-based premium online food delivery startup Kristys Kitchen in a cash and equity deal, for an undisclosed amount. Launched in September 2016 by Cristina Maiorescu, Sumit Sinha and Cedric Carvalho, Kristys Kitchen is a full-stack

Airbnb to buy social payments startup Tilt

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In a bid to become one-stop destination for all the travel related services, Airbnb is acquiring social payments platform Tilt. Apparently, the two companies had been discussing the acquisition for over a month but it has now been confirmed by

Apple reportedly acquires facial recognition startup RealFace

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In a bid to take its security and Artificial Intelligence services a notch higher, Apple reportedly has acquired Israeli cyber security firm RealFace that specialises in facial recognition technology. The Times of Israel reported on Sunday that the startup, founded

VOIZD: A social network that lets you voice your thoughts without fear

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Sonal Vats Interviewing Sameer Agarwal, co-founder, VOIZD VOIZD- Voice without Fear. The name and the tagline itself sums up the entire philosophy behind the new social media app that debuted in December. VOIZD is an anonymous social networking platform that

Tech and e-comm startups hail Budget 2017

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Sensex closed at a high of 486 points after ‘Union Budget 2017’ which means it has got a nod from the investors as well. The budget 2017 has set the goals straight as India takes head-on the challenging global economic

Airbnb to provide village stay experience with rural artisans of Andhra Pradesh

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Acknowledging the demand for an authentic village stay experience from travellers around the world, Airbnb is planning to list rural artisans of Andhra Pradesh to rent their living spaces to travellers. The US-based startup has signed a memorandum of understanding

Razer acquires Nextbit and its Robin ‘cloud phone’

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Looks like, Razer is steadily moving beyond the confines of hardware and software for the gaming community. So, three months after acquiring legendary audio tech company THX, the company is now making a dive in the mobile segment with the

Hubballi to house India’s biggest startup incubation centre by September’17

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In a bid to promote entrepreneurship in India’s tier-II and tier-III cities, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist Gururaj Deshpande is setting up India’s biggest startup incubator in Hubballi, about 400km from Bangalore, an 82,000-sqft facility centre which is

HPE to acquire data-management platform SimpliVity for $650mn

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced a $650 million cash deal to acquire data-storage startup SimpliVity. SimpliVity was founded in 2009 and combines storage, computing and networking into a single system. This category of hardware, known as hyper-converged infrastructure, is a

Myntra is reviving its 2-yr old Fashion Incubator to mentor 10 small brands

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Flipkart owned online fashion portal, Myntra is reviving its two year old Fashion Incubator to provide technical and financial assistance to 10 small brands, according to Economic Times. Through this incubation program that mentored nearly dozen startups in 2014, Myntra,

Nokia to buy network performance management company Deepfield

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Nokia has announced plans to acquire US-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup, Deepfield, that helps enterprises and cloud service providers improve their network performance and security. “We are impressed with Deepfield’s unique approach to network analytics and their deployments with major providers

Microsoft partners Wipro to help startups innovate & grow their businesses

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Microsoft Accelerator has partnered with the third-biggest Indian IT firm, Wipro to provide startups with greater opportunities to innovate and grow their business. Through this partnership, which is a part of Microsoft Accelerator #CoInnovate program, enterprises stand to gain access

ClearTax launches advisory services to help entrepreneurs set up biz

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In a bid to help new entrepreneurs navigate the maze of setting up a business, ClearTax, an Income Tax Returns e-filing website, has launched its latest product ClearTax Startup programme, a business platform that provides premium business services to entrepreneurs.

LinkedIn’s new feature will help you reconnect with your ex-boss or colleague

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Reconnecting or reaching out to your boss, colleague, or an employee often becomes cumbersome, especially when there’s an ‘ex’ added before their names. Well, LinkedIn could help you to start the conversation if you wish to seek some professional advice