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From access to affordability: how fintech can democratise finance and uplift livelihoods

'Fintech Future: The Digital DNA of Finance' book by Sanjay Phadke charts the rise of big tech giants and fintech startups, and their transformation of banking.

19 Sep 2020 3:17 pm
Why marketers are suddenly drifting towards OTT platforms for a long run

The lockdown has led to a spurt in consumption of content on OTT platforms and ad marketers have been quick to seize the opportunity to reach audiences that were beyond the realm of traditional marketers.

19 Sep 2020 10:37 am
These 5 funding deals by Hyderabad startups during lockdown show why the city is an emerging hub

The city of Hyderabad is home to around 4,000 startups and also houses the countrys largest startup incubator. Here are some of the top funding deals.

19 Sep 2020 6:45 am
[Jobs roundup] Help entertain the world with these openings at Netflix

With 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries, Netflix is rapidly expanding its presence in India. Here are a few openings for you.

19 Sep 2020 6:15 am
Paytm app back on Google Play Store, hours after removal

Google had earlier in the day pulled down Paytm and its gaming app, Paytm First Games, from the Play Store for violating its policies.

18 Sep 2020 7:47 pm
[Weekly funding roundup] Venture investments drop after a high in the previous week

The weekly funding into Indian startups continued to remain positive as startups raised a total of $1.6 billion in the three weeks of September.

18 Sep 2020 7:10 pm
Yahoo Cricket partners with PhonePe to reach new audience of fans

PhonePe users can catch the live action while transacting, with live scores, real-time cricket news updates, and ball-by-ball commentary from Yahoo Cricket.

18 Sep 2020 6:56 pm
Will robots fuel the future of travel?

Airlines and airports are increasingly relying on AI, robotics and 3D technologies to establish stringent safety protocols, reduce human intervention and bolster passenger confidence in an attempt to revive the industry.

18 Sep 2020 6:20 pm
Paytm says will be back very soon after app removed from Google Play Store

Google has pulled down Paytm and its gaming app, Paytm First Games, from the Play Store for violating its policies.

18 Sep 2020 3:32 pm
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces first online store in India

At present, Apple sells its products in India through third-party sellers and online marketplaces like Flipkart and Amazon.

18 Sep 2020 2:53 pm
ICICI Bank explains why iStartup2.0 is the countrys most comprehensive and transformative startup programme yet

Brand Spotlight > Brand Spotlight In the first week of September, ICICI Bank announced the launch of iStartup2.0 - a programme for startups and SMBs to take care of their banking as well as beyond banking needs such as regulatory assistance, analytics, staffing, accounting, customer acquisition and digital outreach, among others. Our research conversations with startups threw up a couple of key insights. There were four key asks on the banking side. They wanted to bank with a digitally evolved b

18 Sep 2020 2:27 pm
From idea to implementation: quotes and questions to motivate innovators

This compact book presents 50 quotes on innovation, along with discussion and thought-provoking questions for aspiring changemakers. Heres a sample of insights.

18 Sep 2020 2:25 pm
[Funding alert] Indore-based conversational AI startup GenieTalk raises $750,000

Conversational AI startup GenieTalk will use the funding to develop its SaaS-based platform that helps businesses build tailored and personalised AI-powered virtual assistants.

18 Sep 2020 11:12 am
BYJU'S acquires virtual simulations startup LabInApp

Founded in 2015 by Pavan Shinde, Girish Shirigannavar, Pramod Ramdurg, and Vinayak Hulabutti, LabInApp's solution has more than 5,000 schools on-board across India.

18 Sep 2020 7:10 am
In media and entertainment, theres no model for global platforms to acquire in local countries, says Ronnie Screwvala

In a fireside chat with TC Meenakshisundaram, Founder and Managing Director of Chiratae Ventures, serial entrepreneur and investor Ronnie Screwvala talks about future of media and entertainment industry, the debate around OTT vs theatres, navigating the COVID-19 crisis, and more.

18 Sep 2020 6:45 am
[YS Learn] What young startup founders can learn from the successes and failures of fundraising

The book Funding Your Start-Up And Other Nightmares brings learnings from the startup journeys of founders and their fundraising process.

18 Sep 2020 6:35 am
[YS Learn] Are we hooked to our gadgets or are our gadgets hooked to us? The Social Dilemma

How far do social media networks like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube go to form your world views? And how do they keep you hooked?

18 Sep 2020 6:15 am
Overcome the current to focus on winning the future

In the face of the untold devastation wrought by the pandemic, it is imperative for businesses to remain customer-centric and nurture a collaborative culture between teams to drive exceptional outcomes.

17 Sep 2020 6:09 pm
Stanza Living acquires student housing startup YourShell

Starting out with nine rooms and 20 tenants in December 2016, YourShell now stands at a tenant base of 467 students spread across 17 properties.

17 Sep 2020 3:23 pm
The ESOP Complex Part III

In the final part, the author dwells on how to engage with employees while allotting options and use ESOPs as an incentive to recruit and retain employees.

17 Sep 2020 2:47 pm
[Funding alert] SaaS startup Zuper raises $1.1M in round led by Prime Venture Partners

SaaS startup Zuper plans to use the fresh funds to further expand in North America, UK and Southeast Asia, and hire across functions in India and the US.

17 Sep 2020 2:22 pm
Retail industry to witness transformation due to tech disruptions, data-led opportunities: Report

A report by Assocham and Primus Partners suggest that the heightened focus on hygiene will prompt consumers to be willing to pay for sanitation efforts.

17 Sep 2020 2:07 pm
Shiprocket plans up to Rs 3.5 Cr investment in startups under accelerator programme

Shiprocket said the programme is designed to help D2C (direct to consumer) startups scale up. In addition, the accelerator programme will also include technology startups which are enabling the D2C ecosystem.

17 Sep 2020 11:52 am
Jaipur Foot and the next-gen assistive technology

Jaipur is known around the world for its palaces, forts, fiery cuisine and the renowned Jaipur Literature Festival. But in addition to its cultural prominence, the city is also where the Jaipur Foot, or Jaipur Leg, a rubber-based prosthetic for below-the-knee amputees. First developed in 1968. The

17 Sep 2020 11:40 am
How fintech firms can keep the consumer liquidity flowing

The fintech industry has stolen a march over the traditional banking system in the digital lending space by leveraging new-age tech to speed up the whole process of ascertaining the credit worthiness of potential borrowers with quick disbursal of credit and a host of other services.

17 Sep 2020 11:16 am
How CredAvenues platform enables co-lending to take place with ease

CredAvenue is Vivriti Capitals home-grown, proprietary platform, the first of its kind catering to multiple asset classes and partnerships ranging from co-lending to Business Correspondent (BC). The platform has helped to disburse more than Rs 750 crore to over 5.1 lakh individual and SME clients.

17 Sep 2020 10:55 am
[Funding alert] Web-based architecture design software startup Infurnia raises $240,000

The Bengaluru-based startup will use the funding to make inroads in the global market while strengthening its presence in the local market.

17 Sep 2020 10:36 am
Waycool, Bijak, DeHaat how are the top-funded agritech startups helping the Indian farmer community

Indian agritech startups are leveraging new-age technology to help farmers connect with the market, especially during the pandemic.

17 Sep 2020 7:15 am
From dominance to disputes: the rise of Chinas technology giants

This book charts the rise of three waves of Chinas technology players, along with the concerns raised over international trade and security.

17 Sep 2020 7:05 am
[YS Learn] Product accelerator WeKans co-founder Sathya Nellore Sampat tells what to keep in mind while building an MVP

We spoke with product accelerator WeKans co-founder Sathya Nellore Sampat on the importance of a minimum viable product (MVP).

17 Sep 2020 6:45 am
[Jobs Roundup] Build for Bharat with these openings at SaaS startup

Kalaari Capital-backed SaaS startup is aggressively hiring and is looking to double its headcount to 100 employees by the end of this year.

17 Sep 2020 6:15 am
Flipkart IPO likely next year; to list overseas at $50B valuation: report

The IPO goal of Flipkart starts to take concrete shape as it looks at listing either in Singapore or the US.

16 Sep 2020 10:33 pm
[Funding alert] Brinton Pharmaceuticals raises Rs 10 Cr debt from BlackSoil Capital

Brinton Pharmaceuticals is one of the few companies to successfully increase its revenue, and at the same time, turn EBITDA positive during the lockdown

16 Sep 2020 7:44 pm
[Startup Bharat] Chandigarh-based EVage is driving towards a greener future with its Made-in-India four-wheeler

The EV startup has designed and built a four-wheeled electric vehicle in-house with a focus on the B2B segment. It has also applied for around 21 patents for the technology platform it has developed.

16 Sep 2020 6:27 pm
CB Insights makes second acquisition in 2 months, plans to untangle global blockchain ecosystem

CB Insights' Founder and CEO Anand Sanwal talks about acquiring Netherlands-based Blockdata, a rising focus on blockchain, and going international.

16 Sep 2020 3:47 pm
[Funding alert] Ecommerce management startup Assiduus Global raises $1M in Series A round

Ecommerce management startup Assiduus Global will use the funding to develop and expand the brands, especially in the domain of Nutraceuticals and beauty.

16 Sep 2020 3:31 pm
[Funding alert] Observe.AI raises $54M in Series B round led by Menlo Ventures

With this round of funding, Observe.AI plans to expand its go-to-market programmes and invest in R&D.

16 Sep 2020 3:11 pm
[Funding alert] Kerala-based agritech startup Farmers Fresh Zone raises Rs 3.5 Cr led by IAN Fund

Agritech startup Farmers Fresh Zone startup will invest the fresh funds to expand its brand to new markets, including Bengaluru.

16 Sep 2020 2:02 pm
Six cohorts, 30 startups: how Electropreneur Park incubates electronics and smart systems startups

Electropreneur Park Delhi is launching its seventh cohort of startups, with more ambitious targets set for the coming years. Find out more in this interview with its CEO, Sanjeev Chopra.

16 Sep 2020 11:30 am
David vs. Goliath: Uber, Urban Company and Tinder

In an app-driven world where booking a service or making reservation is not determined simply by matching ones choices based on the availability of the service, but is dependent on a host of other factors not the least of which is whether the desired service wants to be paired with us.

16 Sep 2020 11:17 am
How Motilal Oswal is upholding its 33-year- old legacy of wealth creation through its Phygital transformation

Brand spotlight: Motilal Oswal Financial Services How Motilal Oswal is upholding its 33-year- old legacy of wealth creation through its Phygital transformation Siddhesh Raut Around 33 years ago, personal computers were slowly gaining traction, the world wide web was still two years away from

16 Sep 2020 11:00 am
Unlocking the New Next with Shradha Sharma

Across India, businesses have been forced to transform their operations due to the challenges created by COVID-19. As businesses adopt remote working, many are examining how technology can help them stay productive and competitive in the New Next. To shed light on how SMBs are adapting, Sudipto

16 Sep 2020 10:56 am