StartUps

A new startup with ex-employees of Facebook, Google

By : CIOL Writers

It’s a startup, but a mighty one. Cadre, a 40-person startup has been quietly working out of a plush building in Manhattan since late 2014. Notwithstanding the company’s stealth, Cadre has attracted some top-notch professionals from Silicon Valley giants like

ZENTA wrist-wearable to track both mental and physical well being

By : CIOL Writers

Technology has been evolving ways to approach physical well-being through wearables like apple watch, Microsoft band which tracks our heartbeat and movement. However, now a London-based start-up has decided to take the mental well-being in hands, we mean, in our

The start-up connection of POTUS elections

By : CIOL Writers

Besides Social media, there is one more thing that will go down in the history as the defining feature of our times. Start-ups. Corporates were the talk of the town in the last millennium but now is the time for

Microsoft Accelerator & TCS COIN join hands to connect startups with corporates

BANGALORE, INDIA: Today, at Think Next Summer 2016 in Bangalore, Microsoft Accelerator and TCS Co-Innovation Network (COIN) have announced a joint initiative to create a platform to boost the Indian startup ecosystem. Microsoft Accelerator’s #CoInnovate program and COIN by TCS

Govt sets up Rs 10,000cr fund corpus to encourage startups in India

By : CIOL Writers

The startup space in India received another leg-up on Wednesday after the Union cabinet approved the setting up of a ‘Fund of Funds for Startups’ with a corpus of Rs 10,000 crore at SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank). The decision

SAP launches accelerator prog for startups in IoT, Big Data & Cloud domains

BANGALORE, INDIA: SAP SE today announced the launch of SAP Startup Studio, an accelerator program that will provide mentoring, infrastructure, technology support to seven seed and early stage startup companies. The first set of companies in the accelerator program include:

A new app allows travellers to find fellow wanderers

By : CIOL Writers

Travelling solo can get lonely sometimes. Or it could happen that your travel companion has to leave you mid-way! For situations like these, there’s Tripstir—a new app that helps you share travel plans and tips with your friends. You can

Flipkart beats Amazon & Google to be the most preferred co in India to work for

BANGALORE, INDIA: Do you know where India wants to work? The name might surprise you. It is not any MNC like Google, Facebook or Amazon. The LinkedIn data shows that Flipkart has topped the list top 25 companies in India

Govt allows 100pc FDI in grocery startups like Bigbasket & Grofers

By : CIOL Writers

Giving a much-needed boost to retailers and grocery startups such as Bigbasket and Grofers, the government has allowed 100 percent FDI in food retail, including through e-commerce, provided such items are produced, processed or manufactured in the country. This new

Flipkart to replace Ping to allow interaction between seller and customer

By : CIOL Writers

Flipkart is replacing its in-app peer-to-peer chat service Ping that allowed customers to reach out to friends and family with one that now allows interaction between sellers and customers. The decision to shut down Ping, the social chat feature, as

Startups get another leg-up; exempted from Angel tax

By : CIOL Writers

The Modi-led government is leaving no stone unturned to help the already blown-up startup space in India. In a major incentive, the government is now allowing startups to issue shares to investors at higher than fair value without worrying about

Private equity funding in Indian start-ups declines by 25 pc

By : CIOL Writers

According to Goldman Sachs, the private equity funding in Indian start-ups has declined witnessing a dip of 25 percent YoY (year-on-year), falling from $2.5 billion in 2015 to $1.9 billion in 2016. The report states that even though the total

Arizona startup beats Google with 3D printed self-driven vehicle

By : CIOL Writers

Arizona-based startup Local Motors on Thursday unveiled a new 3-D printed, self-driving minibus – Olli – in partnership with IBM’s supercomputer platform Watson, and it’s all ready to roll out now. “We hope to be able to print this vehicle in about

Microsoft acquires chat app Wand Labs

USA: Microsoft has acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs– a startup founded in 2013 by CEO Vishal Sharma that specializes in chatbots and messaging apps, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition accelerates Microsoft’s vision and strategy for Conversation as a

Key takeaways from Growth Forum 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Veni Bansal NEW DELHI, INDIA: Growth Forum 2016, the annual event organized by Cybermedia, Sify, and PC Quest saw a congregation of renowned international speakers, investors, founders and award winning serial entrepreneurs sharing their ideas with young startups on how

Do you have any “Qloo” what Leonardo DiCaprio is upto?

By : Riddhi Sharma

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in a startup. He has added some cash into this “cultural recommendations engine” named “Qloo”. What many don’t know is that Leonardo DiCaprio is also a low-key businessman. As documented on crunchbase he has

‘StartPup’ contest for startups who bring their dogs to work

By : CIOL Writers

Do you have a start-up? Do you have an office dog? If, yes, then you can participate in the World’s First Office Dog Competition. “StartPup: A Competition for Start-up with Dogs,” has been launched in each international start-up center with

Top executives who left start-ups in 2016

By : CIOL Writers

Start-up life is not easy and even companies with billion-dollar valuations saw a bunch of resignations last year. Cash crunch, dipping valuations, and bad PR are driving some of the significant hires to the exit door. Due to cost markdowns

Govt woos foreign start-ups to set shop in India

By : CIOL Writers

As the Startup India initiative nears its one year anniversary, the government has strategically planned to woo prominent international startups to enter India’s growing new economy, even as Alibaba and AirBnB plan to start India operations. The department of industrial

New guidelines for patent filing bring cheer to budding entrepreneurs

By : CIOL Writers

Indian Post Office at New Delhi has issued new guidelines for filing and processing of applications for patent, designs and trademarks, in order to encourage budding entrepreneurs and boost innovation. A startup that wants to file a patent application for