How this unicorn founder uses war tactics to stay ahead of competition

Software unicorn Druva Founder and CEO Jaspreet Singh says its closest competition is one-hundredth of its size.

Your Story 25 Nov 2020 6:30 am

Mysterious and inexplicable

In the Devi Bhagavata Purana, Narada is seen asking his father Brahma whether he had created this Brahmanda or whether it was Vishnu or Siva. Narada c

The Hindu 24 Nov 2020 9:30 pm

Serum Institute of India chief 'delighted' at AstraZeneca vaccine's effectiveness

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla expressed his delight at pharma biggie AstraZenecas announcement that its COVID-19 vaccine would offer protection up to 90 pe

Your Story 24 Nov 2020 10:28 am

[TechSparks 2020] From India for the world: how Telangana is embracing tech startup ecosystem

In a fireside chat at TechSparks 2020, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, I&C, IT Dept, Govt of Telangana, and Anubhav Jain, Country Director, UK Government, UK-India Te

Your Story 24 Nov 2020 6:45 am

[Funding alert] Edtech startup Lancify raises $300K from Techstars, Under 25, others

Started in 2018, Bengaluru-based Lancify has launched edtech vertical Lancify Learn, which teaches people new-age skills related to trending SaaS tools.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 2:15 pm

[Funding alert] Risk management startup SignalX raises Rs 6 Cr in seed round led by 9Unicorns, 3Lines VC, Hyde..

Governance risk management and compliance startup SignalX will leverage the funding to strengthen the core team and expand its customer base.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 1:49 pm

[Funding alert] Edtech unicorn BYJU's to raise $200M from BlackRock, T Rowe Price: Sources

According to sources, BYJU's is in talks to raise $200 million in a fresh round of funding that will raise the company's valuation to $12 billion.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 9:47 am

[TechSparks2020] Here is your answer to the growing data sprawl in your organisation

In a masterclass at the 11th edition of YourStorys flagship event TechSparks, Rajat Bhasin, Solution Architect, MongoDB, and Ankur Raina, Senior Solutions Architect, Mong

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 6:25 am

[YS Learn] Just because a founder isnt able to make a great pitch, doesnt mean it cant be a great company - Al..

Alok Goyal, Partner of Stellaris Venture Partners, one of the most well-known early stage VC firms in Bengaluru, believes that he has the best job in the world as an earl

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 6:20 am

Highlights from Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020; top startup stories of the week

This year, the state held the 23rd edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit, which went all-virtual from November 19 to November 21.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 6:00 am

Why this edtech startup and WhiteHat Jr rival is taking the animation route to coding

Gurugram-based coding startup Tekie combines learning with storytelling for 12+ kids, and seeks to popularise text-based coding in schools.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 5:35 am

Backed by Unacademy founders, this edtech startup is democratising software development education in India

Edtech startup Newton School works in a pay-after-placement model. It charges fees only from graduates who get a job with more than Rs 6 lakh package.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 5:25 am

[TechSparks 2020] Experts come together to discuss the challenges and the future of fintech in India

At TechSparks 2020, experts discussed how Indian fintech is preparing not only to scale, but wants to increase its monthly active users both on the consumer and B2B side.

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 5:15 am

Pivot and Persist: How this children apparel startup bounced back from the impact of COVID-19 lockdown to emer..

Childrens apparel startup Schoolay, which mainly provides unisex sports uniforms to schools, undertook a rapid change in its product strategy to beat COVID-19 lockdown bl

Your Story 23 Nov 2020 5:10 am

Reimagining digital healthcare in India for the new normal

At the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, academic leaders and industry representatives from the healthcare sector came together to highlight the ongoing digital health efforts

Your Story 22 Nov 2020 9:04 am

Best of Weekender: From a candid chat with Sonali Bendre to Pratik Gandhis role in Scam 1992

This weekend read all about actor Sonali Bendres involvement with the International Kids Film Festival and Pratik Gandhis web series, Scam 1992

Your Story 22 Nov 2020 6:30 am

[Podcast] Freshworks CEO Girish Mathrubootham lays out the qualities that make founders stand out

Founded in 2010, Girish Mathrubootham and his CTO Shan Krishnaswamy grew Freshworks to a Series-H stage, after its latest fundraise of $150 million.

Your Story 22 Nov 2020 6:10 am

Invest in human potential, says Sadhguru at Bengaluru Tech Summit

At Bengaluru Tech Summit, Sadhguru speaks about the interaction of science and spirituality and investing in human potential.

Your Story 22 Nov 2020 6:00 am

From a 10-member team to a unicorn: How Razorpay navigated through the tough Indian payments ecosystem

In conversation with Prime Venture Partners MD, Razorpay Co-Founder and CEO Harshil Mathur talks about company's growth in the Indian payments ecosystem.

Your Story 22 Nov 2020 5:45 am

How Applause Entertainment is disrupting the OTT sector with shows like Scam 1992 and Criminal Justice

Applause Entertainment startup works on a hub-and-spoke model, investing in content creation and monetising through execution platforms and networks.

Your Story 22 Nov 2020 5:35 am

How these innovative biotech solutions helped India shore up efforts to manage the pandemic

Here are some key takeaways from the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 on how these innovative approaches helped in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 9:39 pm

How India and the UK are collaborating for a sustainable future

At Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, the panellists said the key driver of the green technology adoption will be increased partnerships among India and the UK.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 6:54 pm

Deep-tech growth in India needs a mindset change at the ecosystem level, say experts

At a panel discussion at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, experts and entrepreneurs shared insights on how Bengaluru was creating a deep-tech mindset.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 2:28 pm

How is the surge in social commerce overshadowing the ecommerce space?

While social media exerts a strong influence on Millennials and Gen X, social commerce has taken the shopping experience a notch higher by seamlessly combining discovery,

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 1:51 pm

India to cut carbon footprint by 30-35pc: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi made the statement while addressing the convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU).

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 1:37 pm

PM Narendra Modi reviews COVID-19 vaccine delivery programme, priority groups being identified

PM Narendra Modi reviewed India's COVID-19 vaccination strategy to discuss prioritisation of frontline workers and a platform for rolling out the vaccine.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 10:32 am

ABAIs Biren Ghose shares why the AVGC sector in India is poised to grow similar to what the IT industry saw 20..

At Bengaluru Tech Summit, ABAI's Biren Ghose shared how AVGC is already proving itself to be an agent of change in Indias changing economic landscape.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 9:55 am

Using technology to foster a culture of agripreneurship in India

At Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, experts spoke about the agriculture ecosystem in India, and how to enable the youth in the country to create an impact in the agritech sect

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 9:23 am

[Matrix Moments] From passion to profession: how Harsh Jain realised Dream11

In this episode of Matrix Moments, Harsh Jain, Co-founder and CEO of Dream11, spoke on how he built the Mumbai-based fantasy sports unicorn.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 9:12 am

Namaste, France and Bonjour, India: The future of fintech is French

At a panel at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, experts from India and France came together to discuss why collaboration between the two countries in the fintech space is a

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 9:03 am

It's India's moment, says Amazon India Country Head Amit Agarwal at Bengaluru Tech Summit

Amazon's Amit Agarwal explores the structural shift to digital and what it means for India at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020.

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 6:00 am

[The Turning Point] Why four friends decided to tap non-metro towns with social commerce startup DealShare

The Turning Point is a series of short articles that focuses on the moment when an entrepreneur hit upon their winning idea. Today, we look at Jaipur-based social commerc

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 5:35 am

[TechSparks 2020] The future of fintech lies in identifying opportunities for growth

At TechSparks 2020, the co-founders of MSwipe, Slice, Niyo Solutions, and Groww deliberated and discussed the future of fintech in a country that has one of the youngest

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 5:35 am

How Kolkata-based Rare Planet is working to empower local artisans and disrupt the Indian handicrafts market

Kolkata-based retail lifestyle startup Rare Planet aims to provide a sustainable income to local karigars by promoting indigenous handicrafts made of terracotta, copper,

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 5:25 am

[TechSparks 2020] What is the future of entertainment and media in an era of hyper-personalisation?

At TechSparks 2020, Anirudh Pandita, Co-founder of Pocket Aces, speaks about the evolution of content and creators, why consumption is moving to virtual communities, and

Your Story 21 Nov 2020 5:20 am

CCI gives green signal to Reliance Retail-Future Group deal; ecommerce giant Amazon opposes

The Rs 24,713 crore deal that would boost Reliance Industries' fast-growing retail business was announced in August.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 10:21 pm

How everyone can play a role in defining the future of AI and robotics

At the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, experts said that collaboration between academia and industry is important for creating AI and robotics innovations.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 9:38 pm

Govt requests for user data up 23pc globally in H1 2020, India 2nd in tally: Facebook

According to Facebook's latest transparency report, total 35,560 requests were made by India in the period for 57,294 users/accounts.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 5:58 pm

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India Today 20 Nov 2020 4:01 pm

A day at the museums

A day at the museums

India Today 20 Nov 2020 3:42 pm

India needs to think how science and tech can be a part of sustainable growth, say experts at Bengaluru Tech S..

Speaking at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, experts said that collaboration between academia and industry is very important for creating solutions.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 1:23 pm

Serving a Digital-first India eBook celebrates the digital empowerment of rural India

Home to 70 percent of Indias population, rural economies have been a driving force in the countrys progress, contributing more than 46 percent to the national income. Ove

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 10:56 am

This Bengaluru startup offers fantasy cricket fans an AI-powered platform to better manage their teams

Bengaluru-based strategy cricket manager simulation platform SuperCric allows cricket fans to put on their captain's hat and see how each choice they make affects the out

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 8:58 am

[TechSparks 2020] Technology, trust, tenacity what the fintech future will look like

At TechSparks 2020, five experts form PolicyBazaar, Razorpay, IndiaLends, BharatPe, and MongoDB shared insights on fintech industry trends and the data advantage.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 6:40 am

[YS Learn] How FreshTohome was able to raise $152M across three funding rounds

Founded by Shan Kadavil in 2015, FreshToHome is a fully-integrated ecommerce platform in the fresh fish and meat segment.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 6:15 am

[Startup Bharat] 1, 10, or 1,000? This Madurai-based customised T-shirt startup will fulfil your order

Madurai-based customised T-shirt startup Tee Labs stands apart from the competition by offering a range of options with no minimum order quantity. It claims to make to or

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 5:35 am

[TechSparks 2020] Tally MD reveals how to remain relevant in a constantly changing digital environment

At TechSparks 2020, Tejas Goenka, the MD of enterprise resource planning software provider Tally Solutions, discussed why innovation is vital, and how SMBs can adapt to s

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 5:35 am

[TechSparks 2020] How COVID-19 accelerated the work-from-anywhere movement to create tech impact at scale

At TechSparks 2020, top executives from Dell, Simpl, Cleartrip, and NoBroker concur that work from home is here to stay and businesses must embrace technology if they wan

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 5:25 am

[App Fridays] Kite by Zerodha marries speed with simplicity to pull in first-time stock traders

Zerodhas Kite app launched in 2019, and has ranked among the top finance apps. It's popular among stock market enthusiasts, especially beginners.

Your Story 20 Nov 2020 5:15 am

Jio Haptik bags top honours at leading natural language processing conference

The contribution of Haptik towards NLP research was recognised alongside Google Brain, OpenAI, and IBM Research.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 10:58 pm

How the Netherlands provides one of the finest startup ecosystems to expand your business

At a panel discussion at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, industry leaders and startups discussed why the Netherlands is a great option for Indian startups looking to expand i

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 10:42 pm

Karnataka Govt announces STPI Export Awards for IT industry at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020

The STPI IT Export Award was presented at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 to the IT companies in different categories based on their performance and contribution to the in

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 10:16 pm

Healthcare industry is waiting to be disrupted by internet and technology, say experts at Bengaluru Tech Summi..

Speaking at the virtual tech summit, experts said that health care delivery change in India can be achieved through creating an open digital health ecosystem

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 10:13 pm

Pivoting to space: At Bengaluru Tech Summit, India and Israel showcase how conventional startups can tap into ..

Panellists from ISRO, Israel Space Agency, and select Israeli startups came together to speak on collaborations and innovations.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 9:50 pm

Drones are a God-sent opportunity in India, says Dr. Kota of IIT Varanasi

At Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, Professor S. Sadagopan, Director, IIITB, engaged in a fireside chat with Dr. Kota Harinarayana, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT V

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 9:49 pm

Fundamental research critical for Convergence 2.0, where biology meets engineering, to solve 21st-century chal..

Neuroscientist and MIT President Emerita Dr Hockfield delivered the keynote address at the inaugural session of the Bio Track at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 9:46 pm

Will finalise data protection law very soon: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Addressing the Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 (BTS2020), Ravi Shankar Prasad said India produces huge data and the digital ecosystem is producing data.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 6:29 pm

Learn how this Insurtech startup is rewarding timely payment of insurance premium to secure your present and f..

You are a family of four. You have a home loan, a car insurance, medical policies and a life insurance policy. You are the sole earning member in the house. How do you af

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 5:09 pm

Anand Mahindra says COVID-19 is a 'catalyst' for societal transformation; can make 2020 mankind's 'year of won..

Anand Mahindra delivered the keynote address at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, and said COVID-19 has brought about a need the integration of tech and biotech.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 1:36 pm

Sequoia and Unitus Ventures-backed fintech Eduvanz acquires edtech startup Klarity

Mumbai-based fintech NBFC Eduvanz expects the acquisition of edtech startup Klarity to help its users not only finance their courses, but also get help in choosing the ri

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 1:25 pm

[TechSparks 2020] How to build a cost-effective network that is better, faster, and reliable

At TechSparks 2020, Nidhi Mishra, Solutions Engineer APAC, Cloudflare spoke on the data security challenges and how organisations can solve them.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 6:20 am

[TechSparks 2020] How India can overcome obstacles and realise the great startup dream

At TechSparks 2020, experts discussed the Indian startup ecosystem from the societal lens and how India can achieve the great startup dream.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 6:05 am

Find out what's brewing in the SaaS pot in Coimbatore

Kovai.co wants to build a world-class SaaS startup from Coimbatore, and in the process, turn the Tier II city into a global SaaS hub.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 6:00 am

Why this husband-wife duo felt the need for blockchain-based push notifications

EPNS is a decentralised DeFi notification protocol (smart contract) which any dApps or services can use to send beautiful notifications to the wallet addresses of Ethereu

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 6:00 am

[TechSparks 2020] Fisdom co-founder SV Subramanya on the role of wealthtech in smaller towns

At TechSparks 2020, SV Subramanya, Co-founder and CEO of Fisdom, spoke about how the startup reached half a million customers through banking channels in smaller towns.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 5:45 am

What made Elon Musk approach former Tesla CIO Jay Vijayan twice in 12 months?

Former Tesla CIO and Founder of Tekion, Jay Vijayan, throws light into building a unicorn out of a bootstrapped company, and tapping into ones genius.

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 5:20 am

[Startup Bharat] Gradeazy allows educational institutes to conduct online exams at just Re 1 per student

Surat-based edtech startup Gradeazy offers an intuitive performance assessment platform that all institutes can use to conduct any kind of examinations, from MCQ to subje

Your Story 19 Nov 2020 5:15 am

Apple cuts App Store commission to 15pc for small businesses

Apples decision on reducing App Store commission is likely to have a positive impact on the Indian market, where the sales of iPhones have been on the rise.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 10:38 pm

Mynvaxs warm COVID-19 vaccine is ready for safety tests and human clinical trials

Mynvax's vaccine candidate can be stored at 37C for over a month without losing its shape thereby eliminating the need for a cold chain

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 9:05 pm

[Funding alert] Gurugram-based fintech startup True Balance raises $28M from SoftBank, others

This funding round will be used to fuel the companys India expansion plans and bolstering the technology that drives the fintech player.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 5:18 pm

[TechSparks 2020] Why fintechs must innovate constantly and quickly to help SMBs grow

At TechSparks 2020, the business heads of Razorpay and Akamai discussed how digital payments are consistently rising in India due to continuous innovation and focus on cu

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 5:13 pm

[Funding alert] Personal care brand Arata raises $1M in pre-Series A round

Arata plans to deploy the raised funds to create brand awareness, R&D, new product launches, along with marketing and building inventory to cater to the increasing person

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 2:35 pm

21st century learning skills amassed through gaming: Spotlight on collaboration

Studies reveal that gaming helps develop life skills such as critical thinking, decision-making and risk-taking ability, communication, and a collaborative mindset thats

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 2:35 pm

Zomato focuses on self-pickup food orders, offers it for free to restaurant partners

Zomato also said that its delivery business is coming back to pre-lockdown levels, and as of today, is at 110 percent of pre-COVID-19 GMV run rate.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 2:23 pm

[Funding alert] Healthtech startup Prescribe raises Rs 1 Cr from Titan Capital, others

The funds will be used by Prescribe to grow the sales team, engage in strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and HIS providers.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 2:05 pm

MPL sets up Rs 37 Cr fund for Indian game developers, studios

The company has also given Rs 10 crore payout to 10 of its game developer partners between November 2019 to October this year.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 10:25 am

Government will leave no stone unturned to make India preferred global investment destination: PM Modi

PM Modi said India offered exciting opportunities for investment in urbanisation, mobility, innovation, and sustainable solutions. These come along with a vibrant democra

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 10:16 am

[TechSparks 2020] Experts say collaboration for innovation is the roadmap for startups and corporates

During a roundtable at TechSparks 2020, experts said startups and corporates are finding greater synergies to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 6:45 am

[YS Learn] The pandemic has started a new hiring trend: gig workers for specialised skills. How can startups l..

Remote working norms have opened several gig opportunities for people with specialised skill set. Here's how startups can build a hybrid work environment.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 6:35 am

[Product Roadmap] How upGrad followed a three-phased approach to impact half-a-million individuals globally

Mumbai-based online education platform upGrad focusses on upskilling people, has onboarded over 30,000 paid learners and impacted over half-a-million users

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 6:30 am

Ample availability of money for good entrepreneurs: MakeMyTrips Deep Kalra

MakeMyTrip Founder, Deep Kalra, an active investor in startups believes despite the current economic crisis the future of Indias startup economy is super bright.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 6:30 am

Paytm's mission to become Indias first super-app; Actor Rana Daggubati launches YouTube Channel South Bay

What started off with few games on Paytm platform is now a burgeoning industry leader in its own right in the form of First Games.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 6:00 am

This edtech startup aims to provide holistic education by integrating liberal arts with science and technology

Edtech startup DALHAM Learning provides courses on history, visual arts, and communication to technology students to help them develop soft skills.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 5:20 am

[Startup Bharat] Enterprise SaaS firm Kovai.co wants to do for Coimbatore what Freshworks did for Chennai

Kovai.co wants to build a world-class SaaS startup from Coimbatore, and turn the Tier II city into a global SaaS hub. Heres how it is going about it.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 5:15 am

[TechSparks 2020] Gaurav Rastogi of Kuvera.in on digital investments in the new normal

At TechSparks 2020, Gaurav Rastogi, Founder of Kuvera.in, spoke about the behaviour change that has happened and will happen when it comes to equity investing.

Your Story 18 Nov 2020 5:10 am

Second generation industrialist Abhijeet Pai joins 9Unicorns as a Partner

Brand spotlight: 9Unicorns Second generation industrialist Abhijeet Pai joins 9Unicorns as a Partner Team YS Abhijeet Pai, a Hyderabad-based second generation industriali

Your Story 17 Nov 2020 9:59 pm

[Funding alert] Zeotap raises $18M from SignalFire's Breakout Fund

Customer intelligence platform Zeotap plans on using the new funds to expand to 14 global markets and further build the product.

Your Story 17 Nov 2020 9:30 pm

10 tips for supportive professional engagement in the new normal

The author shares insights on how to promote supportive professional engagement by engendering a culture of empathy, encouraging diversity, adopting a collaborative appro

Your Story 17 Nov 2020 6:46 pm

Saving the precious geo-heritage sites of Visakhapatnam

Experts call for protection of geological sites such as Erra Matti Dibbalu that can drive tourism through Nature trails and guided tours

The Hindu 17 Nov 2020 6:20 pm