StartUps

Regional OTT services coming of age

Soma Tah Thanks to the availability of budget smartphones and cheaper data plans, the viewing habits of Indian consumers have evolved a lot in the last few years. Binge-watching shows on streaming platforms are more common rather than watching them on

Flipkart acquires Israel-based Upstream Commerce

By : CIOL Bureau

Flipkart has strengthened its innovation capabilities with the acquisition of Israel-based Upstream Commerce, a world leader in real-time pricing and product assortment optimization solutions. One of Israel’s leading technology startups, Upstream Commerce builds cloud-based, automated competitive pricing and product analysis

Zendesk Introduces New Program for Startups

By : CIOL Bureau

Zendesk, Inc. announces that qualifying startups can now get The Zendesk Suite free for one year[1], giving growing companies the ability to build the best customer experiences into their businesses from the beginning. In addition to The Zendesk Suite, participating

5 Tips to Nurture a Successful Mobile Startup

By : Ashok Pandey

By Ketan Pandit, Head – Demand Generation, CleverTap Cutting-edge technology, solid funding, an inspired and committed team, and a well laid out plan is only the first step in building a mobile startup.  6,140 mobile apps were released every day on

SUSE helped Pi DATACENTERS to develop Cost-effective, Flexible and robust virtual IT infrastructure

By : Ashok Pandey

Founded in 2014, Pi DATACENTERS is an enterprise-class cloud service provider, based in Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, India. Operating out of state-of-the-art, green-field data center facilities, the company offers a full spectrum of solutions across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),

Tech Mahindra, NITI Aayog and Pune Smart City Development Corporation Launch First Smart City Hackathon

By : CIOL Bureau

Tech Mahindra announced its collaboration with NITI Aayog and Pune Smart City Development Corporation to launch the first ‘Smart City Hackathon’ at the Pune University campus for developers and startups across India. Pune Idea Factory Foundation (PIFF), a wholly owned

Google for Entrepreneurs Partners with 91springboard to support India’s growing tech entrepreneurial ecosystem

By : CIOL Bureau

Google announces a partnership between Google For Entrepreneurs and 91springboard at the opening of the Google for Entrepreneurs lounge at 91springboard’s flagship hub, located in New Delhi. 91springboard connects a community that includes over 8,000 entrepreneurs across India. The Google

ICO: A New Way Of Fundraising For Indian Startups

Sandeep Phogat Historically, IPOs or VC funding has financed startups for projects and ventures. Later, the concept of crowdfunding was made popular by platforms such as Kickstarter. In 2013, Ethereum, a cryptocurrency and decentralized app platform brought ICOs into the

Food-Tech startup SmartQ acquires Goodbox’s Digital Cafeteria business

By : CIOL Bureau

In an effort to scale up its expansion plans, SmartQ, a Bengaluru-based leading online food tech platform today announced that the company has acquired the Digital Cafeteria business of Goodbox which provides mini apps to businesses. The acquisition is a

Deep-Tech Focussed Bharat Innovation Fund Announces First Close Of Its $100M Fund

BANGALORE, INDIA: Bharat Innovation Fund, an early stage deep-tech, and IP- focused venture fund, affiliated with the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, announced its first close today. The pre-Series-A and Series-A focussed $100M fund

Zoho Partners with T-Hub

By : CIOL Bureau

Zoho announced its partnership with T-Hub, a global startup catalyst that powers entrepreneurship and deal flow. The partnership will provide a one-year free Zoho One subscription to all T-Hub incubated startups. Zoho One is a bundle of more than 40

Chennai Start-up SP Robotics launches ‘Makers Lab’ to boost Innovation in the Fields of Robotics & IoT

By : CIOL Bureau

SP Robotics announced the launch of ‘SP Robotics Maker Lab’, a first of its kind platform, empowering young entrepreneurs to boost innovation in the fields of Robotics and IOT in the country. ‘Maker Lab’ is currently active in thirty locations,

‘scalerator’ aims to enhance the collaboration between Israeli and Indian startups

BANGALORE, INDIA: Accenture, the Consulate General of Israel to South India, and NASSCOM have jointly launched ‘scalerator,’ an exclusive program that aims to enhance the collaboration between Israeli and Indian startups to create innovative solutions for global markets. Scalerator will identify

Dubai Police selects an Indian startup Staqu to fight crimes with advanced AI

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Gurgaon-based Artificial Intelligence startup Staqu will assist Dubai police in reducing the crime rate with its AI-powered predictive policing technology. Staqu made its way to the top slot, out of the 677 applications received by the Dubai

Indian e-commerce likely to cross $100bn mark by 2020

With an online population of 500 mn in 2017, India has one of the fastest growing Internet population in the world. But, despite a growing internet and smartphone penetration, Indian e-commerce penetarion is still under penetrated in comparison to other

India remains the top destination for tech investors in Southeast Asia

INDIA: Southeast Asia and India continue to capture heightened attention from investors in 2018 looking to capitalize on budding technology (tech) opportunities and emerging market plays outside of China. Independent M&A intelligence service, Kroll estimated 170 tech transactions by private

Uber gets into bike-sharing business with Jump

By : CIOL Writers

Uber is buying New York-based electric-bike startup Jump Bikes that operates in 40 US cities. In a blog post, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company had reached a deal to acquire Jump adding bike sharing to its transportation options. “We’re committed

Walmart still eyeing Flipkart; due diligence reportedly done

By : CIOL Writers

Walmart has once again set its eyes on India’s e-commerce giant, Flipkart and has already completed a thorough due diligence process on e-commerce firm, according to multiple media reports. Citing people in the know of the things, Livemint reported that Walmart

Ola partners Acko to bring in-trip insurance for users

By : CIOL Writers

Cab aggregator Ola has partnered with Acko General Insurance to provide in-trip insurance to its customers in India. The new program will be available in more than 110 cities in India. “Together with Ola, we have created a first of

iRobots vacuum cleaners are Alexa-enabled now

By : CIOL Writers

Puresight Systems, the exclusive distributor of iRobot‘s products in India announced the integration of Amazon Alexa and IFTTT(If This Then That) with iRobot’s Wi-Fi enabled vacuum cleaning devices. The latest skills will be available in iRobot’s products including Roomba 695, Roomba 895,