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On the job: the state of the blue-collar gig economy in India

Bengaluru and Delhi top destinations for blue-collar workers in India, followed by Mumbai and Pune, according to a report by BetterPlace.

20 Mar 2019 8:53 am
How Look Who’s Talking lets businesses find the right influencers and voices for their marketing campaigns

Gurugram-based Look Who’s Talking offers marketing solutions that connect brands with the best-fit influencers to help them spread the word to target audiences and stay ahead of the competition.

20 Mar 2019 8:28 am
[Startup Bharat] This bootstrapped startup from Thrissur helps you make money and eat healthy

G-Store is an online platform which facilitates peer-to-peer sale of homegrown fruits and vegetables.

20 Mar 2019 7:45 am
Indian languages need a voice online. Here’s how homegrown startups are giving them one

There is an increasing push to build voice technologies based on local sensibilities and syntax. While a handful of players try to change the landscape, there is room for many startups to solve for real India.

20 Mar 2019 7:31 am
The story behind Qwikcilver's $110M acquisition; Hyundai invests $300M in Ola

In a deal worth $110 million, Gurugram-based merchant fintech platform Pine Labs has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bengaluru-based gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver.

20 Mar 2019 6:00 am
Xiaomi launches its UPI payments app, Mi Pay, in India

Xiaomi has rolled out its own UPI payment solution app, Mi Pay, for its users in India, enabling them to send money to any UPI address and bank account in the country.

19 Mar 2019 6:44 pm
Flipkart introduces Automated Guided Vehicles in its Bengaluru sortation centre

Indian ecommrce platform, Walmart-acquired-Flipkart has introduced India's first robot-based sortation technology - AGVs to the ecommerce giant meet its customer demands, ensuring faster delivery.

19 Mar 2019 5:46 pm
Why Pine Labs chose to acquire gift-card solutions provider Qwikcilver for $110M

Digital retail payments provider Pine Labs is all set to acquire Qwikcilver. Post-acquisition, Qwikcilver will continue to operate as a separate entity for 6-9 months. But why did Pine Labs make this acquisition at this stage?

19 Mar 2019 5:05 pm
One for all and all for one: how farmer producer organisations are transforming agritech in India

FPOs are now taking the lead in ensuring that farmers' livelihoods are not just sustainable but also flourishing

19 Mar 2019 4:00 pm
InstaReM raises another $20M in Series C, eyes further global expansion

With this funding, InstaReM expects to accelerate its growth in existing and new markets. It is also expecting to launch its IPO in 2021.

19 Mar 2019 3:47 pm
Lifestyle ecommerce startup Mayfair raises $3.2M from Nexus Venture Partners, CDH Investments

Started by former senior executives of ClubFactory, and Alibaba, Mayfair helps people to do away with high prices because of layers of distributors, sellers, and brand premium.

19 Mar 2019 12:53 pm
Building markets and the ‘can do’ mindset: why entrepreneurs play an even more important role in emerging economies

Visionary innovators helped transform the US and Japan, and a wave of bold entrepreneurs is taking on similar challenges today in Asia and Africa. Market-creating innovation holds a key to national prosperity, according to this new book.

19 Mar 2019 11:34 am
‘Hold me to it. We will abolish Angel Tax,’ says Rahul Gandhi at an interaction with entrepreneurs in Bengaluru

The heat and dust of an Indian election season is well upon us with major political fortunes at stake at the upcoming 2019 General Elections. It’s the time to woo, win over, and work it out. Startups and entrepreneurs have, especially in the past five years, become an important constituency tha

19 Mar 2019 9:44 am
Ola raises $300 M funding led by Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors; to focus on EV, infrastructure, and fleet management

The Bengaluru-based ride-hailing unicorn has raised $300 million funding as a part of its larger $2 billion funding. With this, the Hyundai Motor Group aims to transition from a car manufacturer to a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider.

19 Mar 2019 9:30 am
Shunned by ex-staffers, supported by clients – Kumar Vembu’s 'GoFrugal' journey towards $100 million

The lesser-known brother of Zoho Corp’s Sridhar Vembu might not have built a global business, but how he won a loyal clientele is a story worth telling.

19 Mar 2019 9:12 am
IIT-Bombay alumni wants students to 'Selfstudy', promises fee refund on completion of course

Gurugram-based Selfstudy is an AI-powered learning platform that uses bite-sized content to make learning easier for students keen to crack the NEET and JEE exams.

19 Mar 2019 8:15 am
How Polish edtech startup Brainly notched up 15 million users in India in 2 years

Brainly, which claims to be the world’s largest social learning community for students, aims to expand in India by focusing on vernacular content.

19 Mar 2019 8:02 am
Gegadyne Energy’s battery technology can dash-charge electric vehicles in 15 minutes

The Mumbai startup, founded by two college dropouts, aims to popularise EVs in India by making cheaper, lighter, and environment-friendly battery packs.

19 Mar 2019 7:15 am
Why Nestaway said no to Homigo; Patna-based agritech startup raises $4M

Founded in 2012, Patna-based DeHaat is an agritech startup that connects over 150 microentrepreneurs with more than 55,000 farmers for farm input and equipment. Last week, it raised $4 million in its Series A round.

19 Mar 2019 6:00 am
Nazara Technologies, Delta Corp invest Rs 40 cr in sports platform HalaPlay

HalaPlay, an online daily fantasy sports startup, has raised Series A funding of Rs 40 crore led by Nazara Technologies, India's leading gaming company, and Delta Corp, the casino gaming company.

18 Mar 2019 6:48 pm
At the brink of transformation: current scenario of Indian logistics, challenges, scope

A conventionally-run industry, logistics in India have been long dominated by several small players. Now, tech-focused startups are changing this.

18 Mar 2019 6:04 pm
Amid backlash, Facebook removes 1.5M videos of New Zealand terror attack within 24 hours

The hate-filled terror incident was live-streamed on Facebook, videos of which has been in circulation since then on several social media platforms.

18 Mar 2019 3:48 pm
How technology plays a critical role in transforming healthcare in India

From telemedicine and elderly care to dealing with depression, technology can improve the quality of healthcare for everyone in India. However, there are multiple challenges such as budget allocation and data privacy that also needs to be addressed.

18 Mar 2019 3:29 pm
From methods to mastery: how to harness storytelling for business success

Mondays are good days for reflecting on the outstanding stories of the past week, and not just the interesting data. Storytelling, listening and triggering are a core competency for a business, as this book explains.

18 Mar 2019 2:10 pm
Your 12-week guide on how to flex your entrepreneurial muscles and be ready to start a successful venture

An aspiring entrepreneur or someone who has met with startup failure in the past will agree that starting a business on your own can be intimidating. Not all of us have the financial means or courage to quit our jobs and get started on our dream ventures right away.

18 Mar 2019 11:50 am
These youth found self-confidence, financial independence and a strong footing in the professional world through skill training

Ashish Kumar’s life changed at the age of nine when an incident in school left him with partial speech and hearing loss. Not knowing what the future held, his family was worried. A few years later, his father heard about a programme run by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as part of the Skill India initiative and enrolled him in one of the designated centres, where he underwent training to become a Retail Sales Associate.

18 Mar 2019 10:32 am
Ola, Mahindra, Bounce: meet the companies lighting up the road for electric vehicles to go the distance

Electric vehicle companies – manufacturers and fleets -- can achieve scale only with the right infrastructure. The jury is still out on whether this will take the form of charging stations or swappable batteries.

18 Mar 2019 9:08 am
This agritech startup founded by IIT Delhi alumnus is serving over 55,000 farmers in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha

Patna-based online platform DeHaat, which connects farmers with agri input suppliers and buyers for their produce, has raised pre-Series A funding of $4 million led by Omnivore and AgFunder.

18 Mar 2019 8:35 am
‘The founder is one who converts a pain into a gain’ – 55 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From pain point to solution gain, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts and stories!

18 Mar 2019 8:00 am
Looking for financial MasterClasses from industry experts? LearnApp helps to get you started

LearnApp aims to help you become a financial wizard and be trained by the best fund managers and traders from the industry.

18 Mar 2019 7:45 am
How this AI-driven fintech startup is helping people make smarter investment decisions and reach their financial goals

Bengaluru-based online financial advisory Capital Quotient focuses on a planning-first approach; at present, it largely caters to customers looking to pay back their loans by making smarter investment choices.

18 Mar 2019 7:26 am
Behind the Homigo hullabaloo: tenants upset, founders missing, what next?

Co-living startup Homigo appears to be in trouble, as do its tenants. YourStory followed up after receiving emails from them, and here's what we found.

18 Mar 2019 7:15 am
'Don't try to be all things to all people': your startup fix to start the week

Looking for inspiration on this fine Monday morning? We have quite a bit in the form of startup stories. Read, share, and get ready to rock Monday.

18 Mar 2019 6:30 am