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Cloudbazaar 2021: Web professionals and stalwarts discuss the future of eCommerce at the 10th annual event

The already booming e-commerce segment in India was further accelerated by the novel coronavirus pandemic. And the lockdowns led to the rapid growth of the web pro community.

2 Dec 2021 10:00 am
[Jobs Roundup] Land a role with India's first proptech unicorn NoBroker with these openings

Founded in 2013, NoBroker.com enables users to look for brokerage-free houses on rent, and also helps them move, get home loans, etc.

2 Dec 2021 8:30 am
Kagzi Bottles brings you Indias first 100 pc biodegradable bottles

Keen to help India kick the plastic habit, Noida-based Kagzi Bottles has produced a 100 percent compostable paper bottle.

2 Dec 2021 8:15 am
Climate action and environmental sustainability are the need of the hour 30 quotes of the week on the India business scorecard

From health to wealth, witness the business trends in India through these quotes, excerpts and stories!

2 Dec 2021 7:50 am
This startup by BITS Pilani alumni is gamifying the online workspace

Cosmos Video is a startup that has built virtual spaces that replicate the physical office by combing video chat with a Minecraft like game.

2 Dec 2021 7:15 am
[Startup Bharat] These Patna-based entrepreneurs are empowering retailers and consumers with last-mile ecommerce

Patna-based Flyseas is a B2B-B2C-D2C online marketplace for multi-brands and multi-products that claims to bring the best prices and hassle-free shopping for businesses as well as consumers in Bharat.

2 Dec 2021 6:45 am
Investing in the idea and not the team is a common mistake, says Anjali Bansal of Avaana Capital

In this weeks 100X Entrepreneur Podcast, Anjali Bansal, Founder of Avaana Capital, speaks about the ecosystem that is high on unicorn this year and staying abreast of the investing game as Indian funds compete with global counterparts.

2 Dec 2021 6:45 am
Bessemer Venture Partners investment philosophy

Anant Vidur Puri, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, on its roadmap-driven approach, and the latest $220-million India dedicated fund.

2 Dec 2021 6:00 am
Growing 5x since January with over 1.7 million+ patient interactions, Pristyn Care is riding high on growth

Indias leading player in the Secondary Care Surgery space, Pristyn Care achieved 5x growth since January 2021 and touched over 1.7 million+ patients this year. Read on to know more about their growth story and future plans.

1 Dec 2021 6:52 pm
How fulfilment centres ensure safety protocols amid the pandemic

With the right staff, planning and technology in place, fulfilment centres are serving the customers as well as the marketplace following every safety standard related to COVID-19.

1 Dec 2021 6:09 pm
CarDekhos plans to go slow and steady comes with strong expansion plans and revenue targets

In a recent conversation with YourStorys Daily Dispatch, Anurag Jain, Co-founder, CarDekho Group talks about the startups journey in the used cars market and discusses roadmaps for the future in terms of expansion and revenue targets.

1 Dec 2021 5:30 pm
Top 5 lessons from the enterprise SaaS panel at TechSparks 2021

Indias SaaS companies are leading the way in growth, with many turning into unicorns so much so, that Indian SaaS enterprises could be unlocking a $1 trillion opportunity by 2030.

1 Dec 2021 4:06 pm
[Funding alert] Simpl raises $40 M in Series B; will use funds to scale and hire, says founder

Simpl is a credit wallet that lets people make online purchases with one click and pay later. The startup says its monthly active users have increased 10X over the last 18 months.

1 Dec 2021 3:25 pm
How intelligent virtual assistants have become a game-changer for businesses

The pandemic and the resultant lockdowns have changed the way businesses operate. An Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) can eliminate the trouble of handling various enterprise programmes, which can be time-consuming and stressful.

1 Dec 2021 2:23 pm
[Funding alert] Cloud kitchen startup BOX8 raises $40M from Tiger Global, rebrands to EatClub Brands

With this additional funding, cloud kitchen startup BOX8 (EatClub Brands) plans to rapidly scale geographically to 500+ kitchens in 15 cities.

1 Dec 2021 2:15 pm
Profit with purpose: Investing in assistive technology

Private equity, by channelling capital to innovative ideas, can play a pivotal role in solving complex global issues. But to maximise impact, PE investors must recognise that the pursuit of impact and financial returns are not mutually exclusive.

1 Dec 2021 2:14 pm
RBI auto-debit rules not helping SaaS companies, says Freshworks' Girish Mathrubootham

Freshworks Founder and CEO Girish Mahtrubootham suggested the RBI should come up with a whitelist of companies to make it easier to do business.

1 Dec 2021 1:42 pm
[Funding alert] CollegeDekho closes Series B round at $35M

CollegeDekho said it is planning to use the funds to further improve its offerings for students and colleges, both within India and abroad.

1 Dec 2021 1:18 pm
CRED forays into corporate finance management, to acquire Happay

Happay helps enterprises manage business expenses, payments, and travel booking. It currently services over 6,000 businesses and a million users, globally.

1 Dec 2021 1:17 pm
Startup news and updates: Daily roundup (December 1, 2021)

YourStory presents this daily roundup of the latest startup news and updates from the Indian startup ecosystem and beyond. Here's the roundup for Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

1 Dec 2021 12:11 pm
Companies bullish on their hiring plans this quarter: Report

According to TeamLease Services' Q3 hiring intent trends based on its platform data, the hiring intent for the October-December 2021 quarter stood at 41 percent, a 3 percentage point gain over the July-September 2021 quarter.

1 Dec 2021 10:25 am
Ola to invest up to Rs 786 Cr in Ola Financial Services

As per documents submitted by ANI Technologies, Ola has received the nod to make an investment in Ola Financial Services up to Rs 786,64,12,400 in kind consideration against swap of shares of the company.

1 Dec 2021 10:00 am
The future of AI: How Playment by TELUS International is driving disruption for clients with high-quality datasets

Computer vision is one of the most exciting fields in the artificial intelligence (AI) landscape. The technology is powering innovations such as autonomous driving, and its significance in India is growing by leaps and bounds due to the increased need for data labeling services.

1 Dec 2021 10:00 am
'Founders know we are first investors who follow on, and lead subsequent rounds'

Anant Vidur Puri, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, on the venture capital fund's roadmap-driven approach and its latest $220-million fund.

1 Dec 2021 8:15 am
Tier II, III cities turbocharge LetsTransports growth plans

Pushkar Singh, CEO and Co-founder, LetsTransport talks about the companys growth amid the festive season and the road ahead.

1 Dec 2021 8:15 am
[Product Roadmap] How one of Asias first neobanks leveraged tech to help 20 lakh SMEs, startups

In this weeks Product Roadmap, we feature Open, a neobank platform, which is helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow.

1 Dec 2021 7:15 am
Crypto tech may be the panacea India was hoping for

Blockchain is one of seven technologies that will revolutionise multiple aspects of our lives by 2025. Cryptocurrencies are one of its prominent applications.

1 Dec 2021 6:35 am
This Bhopal-based startup brings you an interactive yoga app

Bhopal-based startup Zyoga was conceived at the height of at-home workouts during the pandemic. The app is looking to onboard other fitness programmes.

1 Dec 2021 6:15 am
Why Gemba Capital is focusing on founder-market fit as it taps the India opportunity

Adith Podhar says his Mumbai-based micro VC firm Gemba Capital focuses on pre-seed and seed investments in consumer internet, SaaS, fintech, and deeptech sectors. The VC has invested in 33 startups till now and takes a bottoms-up approach to investment.

1 Dec 2021 6:10 am
Unpacking Gemba Capitals playbook

Adith Podhar says his Mumbai-based micro VC firm Gemba Capital focuses on pre-seed and seed investments in consumer internet, SaaS, fintech, and deeptech sectors. The VC has invested in 33 startups till now and takes a bottoms-up approach to investment.

1 Dec 2021 6:00 am
The state of SaaS marketing in 2021

Software-as-a-solution products have evolved over the past few years, pushing SaaS marketers to re-evaulate their marketing strategies.

30 Nov 2021 6:23 pm
5 topics to keep in mind as you work on enhancing your Executive Presence

We often look at someone inspirational and wonder what sets them apart - the reason behind their it factor. From Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Jobs to most world leaders, whats common between all of them is their personal presence, leadership presence

30 Nov 2021 6:21 pm
Zomato launches platform to connect investors with restaurants. Will it invest in these deals?

Zomatos role would be limited to being a facilitator of fundraising for restaurants, and will help restaurants connect with the right investors

30 Nov 2021 5:04 pm
Edtech unicorn upGrads road to becoming an integrated lifelong learning platform

Mayank Kumar, Co-founder and MD, upGrad talks about the responsibilities that come along with achieving the unicorn status and discusses future roadmaps.

30 Nov 2021 4:33 pm
Indian SaaS revolution: Scaling new heights on the global stage

SaaS companies in India are growing exponentially in India and across the globe. Indian SaaS players are poised to fulfil 19 percent of the global SaaS demand by 2025.

30 Nov 2021 3:10 pm
How disruptive product innovation and monetising Indias gold can drive financial inclusion for all

We still have millions of people who are deprived of credit. Its time we now start looking at monetising Indias gold to help millions of people in our country and drive financial inclusion at scale.

30 Nov 2021 2:52 pm
Bessemer Venture Partners announces first India-focused fund

US-headquartered Bessemer Venture Partners has announced its first India-dedicated fund of $220 million.

30 Nov 2021 2:14 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech platform Adda247 raises $20M in Series B led by WestBridge Capital

The startup aims to utilise the funds for optimising its technology and product, and senior-level hiring.

30 Nov 2021 2:04 pm
HSBC goes 'Beyond Banking': A trusted partner in your success

Banking is no longer restricted to visiting the branch to make deposits or calling the call centre for queries. It is now an integral part of our lives, even more so for services that go Beyond Banking.

30 Nov 2021 12:12 pm
Startup news and updates: Daily roundup (November 30, 2021)

YourStory presents this daily roundup of the latest startup news and updates from the Indian startup ecosystem and beyond. Here's the roundup for Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

30 Nov 2021 11:59 am
Simplilearn concludes maiden ESOP buyback

Bengaluru-based edtech company Simplilearn concluded its maiden ESOP buyback of Rs 48.74 crore

30 Nov 2021 11:34 am
Cashfree Payments expands to MENA via $15M investment in UAE and Saudi Arabian payment service provider, Telr

Through the investment, Cashfree becomes a majority shareholder in Telr. The startup told YourStory it is also open to acquisitions in India and is currently looking for the right opportunities.

30 Nov 2021 10:30 am
Co-existing with technology is the only way to exist in future

While technology is playing an important role in our lives, overuse of gadgets is directly exposing us to negative emissions that are affecting our overall health. The only way forward is to use it responsibly.

30 Nov 2021 9:47 am
How Bengaluru startup Repyute is helping companies close hiring faster

Bengaluru startup Repute works with HRMS platforms to provide background verification and other talent management services to employers.

30 Nov 2021 7:30 am
[Techie Tuesday] What will 2022 look like for deeptech startup industry

Deeptech startups will continue creating a huge impact in areas like Machine Learning (ML), IOT, mobility, and Blockchain in the coming year.

30 Nov 2021 6:25 am
IIT Bombay alumnus Parag Agrawal succeeds Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

Twitter Founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey announced his resignation in a company-wide email, 16 years after founding the micro-blogging site.

29 Nov 2021 11:58 pm
From Google to Twitter, meet the Indian CEOs of the US tech companies

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has made way to IIT Bombay alum Parag Agarwal as the next CEO of the microblogging company. Parag joins a list of illustrious tech companies that now have CEOs of Indian origin.

29 Nov 2021 11:18 pm
In a first, Ola gets B3 credit rating from Moodys

The rating agency has assigned a B3 rating with stable outlook to Ola's proposed senior secured term loan of around $500 million, by wholly owned subsidiaries -- Ola Netherlands B.V. and Ola USA Inc., where the loan is guaranteed by Ola and its subsidiaries engaged in ride-hailing services.

29 Nov 2021 11:05 pm
SC grants two weeks more to US ecommerce firm Amazon to put its case before CCI

The CAIT had moved the high court seeking to protect traders who had supplied to Future Group amounting to Rs 10,000 crore and to recover the money.

29 Nov 2021 7:29 pm
How to deal with employee attrition amid the new normal

Temporary pay hikes and perks might be insufficient to check attrition as workers look to find a better work-life balance. In the new normal, human resources teams need to take a strategic approach to keep employee morale high.

29 Nov 2021 6:24 pm