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How Tharangini is keeping the handblock printing in fashion

Back in 2007, if you had asked around for a heritage textile studio using sustainable practices in Bengaluru, chances are your search would have yielded no answers. Cue to the present. Tharangini is one of the few sustainable fashion studios in the country and is keeping the art

2 Mar 2021 4:25 pm
How Shoba Hiremath is forging ahead with her range of safe and sustainable products for skin and hair needs

It was the intention to create a safe, simple and sustainable range of products for skin and hair that goaded Shoba Hiremath to launch her own cosmetics brand, AestheBio, in 2013. Today, Shoba has now made a mark for herself and her brand with a range of over 45 products.

2 Mar 2021 4:24 pm
[Funding alert] Esports platform IGL raises $500K from Hungama and Hindustan Talkies

The funding will help with user acquisition and platform development as well as to institute Indias biggest esports tournament and gaming awards.

2 Mar 2021 4:17 pm
Instagram Live Room now allows up to 4 users. Heres how to enable this new feature

Instagram hopes that doubling up the number of participants in a live broadcast will open up more creative opportunities for its users.

2 Mar 2021 3:10 pm
India adds 40 billionaires in pandemic year; Adani, Ambani see rise in wealth: Hurun Global Rich List

According to the Hurun Global Rich List, Mukesh Ambani continued to be the wealthiest Indian, with a net worth of $83 billion, up 24 percent.

2 Mar 2021 3:06 pm
Karnataka government launches Engineering R&D Policy 2021 to foster innovation and take a lead in the sector

Dr. Ashwathnarayan, Deputy CM of Karnataka said the policy is aimed at enabling the state to contribute 45 percent of India's engineering R&D economy.

2 Mar 2021 3:02 pm
[Funding alert] Northern Arc raises $50M debt from US DFC

The funds will be used by the digital debt platform to support the growth and liquidity needs of its institutional clients, as well as lend to small businesses and individuals.

2 Mar 2021 12:42 pm
Flipkart expands grocery service to more than 50 cities

Flipkart's grocery delivery service has registered a 3X growth in the last year with consumers increasingly looking at online marketplaces for delivery of essential items.

2 Mar 2021 12:42 pm
Startup news and updates: daily roundup (March 2, 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, March 2, 2021.

2 Mar 2021 12:22 pm
[Funding alert] Cleantech startup Clairco raises Rs 4.2 Cr led by Anicut Angel Fund

The Bengaluru-based startup will use the funding for product development, growth, and hiring.

2 Mar 2021 12:12 pm
[Funding alert] Mumbai-based drone startup ideaForge raises Rs 15 Cr from BlackSoil

Drone startup ideaForge will be utilising the funds to meet its working capital requirements. Recently, it received an investment of $1 million from Infosys.

2 Mar 2021 11:28 am
ACT scales its focus beyond COVID-19 to healthcare, education, environment, and womens participation in the workforce

ACT in 2020 enabled 54 Indian startups to build solutions for fighting COVID-19. It has now expanded its focus to build solutions for healthcare, environment, education and womens participation in the workforce. To know more about ACT and know how you can be a part of driving social change

2 Mar 2021 11:24 am
India has taken the lead role in manufacturing of medicines, vaccine amidst COVID-19, says finance minister

Speaking at the Global Bio India 2021 virtual event, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the world is looking at India for vaccine distribution.

1 Mar 2021 8:14 pm
SOSV inducts Indian startups Stack Finance, Kiko TV into its MOX 10 cohort

As part of the MOX 10 cohort, startups are provided about $150,000 in funding besides a six-month intensive accelerator programme.

1 Mar 2021 7:02 pm
[Funding alert] Gurugram-based Virohan receives grants from Wadhwani Foundation, ACT Grants

According to Kunaal Dudeja, Co-founder of Virohan, this funding will be used to achieve its target of training one million people by 2025.

1 Mar 2021 4:45 pm
[YS Learn] How to make hybrid workplaces work efficiently and fairly

With the world becoming increasingly hybrid, it is important for managers and leaders to find the right balance between people working remotely and the ones working from office.

1 Mar 2021 4:08 pm
Uber India business shows signs of strong recovery; auto bookings exceed pre-COVID levels

Uber Auto has been the stronger business driver for the company, with gross bookings for the segment exceeding pre-COVID levels.

1 Mar 2021 3:34 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech startup ImaginXP raises $1.5 million led by Venture Catalysts

The startup aims to utilise the funds to accelerate growth in its B2B higher education model for both offline and online degree programmes.

1 Mar 2021 12:41 pm
RIL's subsidiary Reliance Strategic Business Ventures raises stake in skyTran Inc to 54.46pc

skyTran has developed breakthrough passive magnetic levitation and propulsion technology for implementing personal transportation systems aimed at solving the problem of traffic congestion globally.

1 Mar 2021 12:29 pm
Paytm hits 1.2B in monthly transactions

Noida-based fintech startup Paytm, which has over 150 million monthly active users, has processed 1.2 billion payment transactions.

1 Mar 2021 11:41 am
New social media rules may raise compliance cost, make competition tough for smaller firms: Industry watchers

The new rules distinguish between social media intermediaries and significant social media intermediaries, with 50 lakh registered users as the threshold.

1 Mar 2021 11:39 am
Rajasthan industrial body RIICO to develop fintech park in Jaipur to attract IT, financial firms

The fintech park will be an integrated development of IT and finance that will offer large workspaces for both sectors, Industries Secretary Ashutosh Pednekar said.

1 Mar 2021 11:16 am
Inflection Point Ventures to invest $20M in startups in India this year

Inflection Point Ventures, which comprises about 4,000 investors, is also looking to expand its network to 5,000 members by the end of the year as it eyes a larger role in mentoring and growing India's startup ecosystem.

1 Mar 2021 10:48 am
YourStory's 2020 Annual Funding Report: State of the Indian Startup Ecosystem

An in-depth view of the state of the Indian startup ecosystem and key trends in funding activity

1 Mar 2021 8:20 am
The week that was: From homegrown brand Wat-a-Burger to Corteva Agriscience changing farming

This week, we bring you the story of homegrown brand Wat-a-Burger, edtech startup S P Robotics and its impact on education, and more.

28 Feb 2021 4:05 pm
Discovery and delight: how this art exhibition showcases creative talent from India and Indonesia

Avik Bandyopadhyay founded MayinArt as a platform to promote art in Asia. Here are some highlights from their Singapore exhibition, and founder insights.

28 Feb 2021 8:05 am
Rare Disease Day: How Bengaluru startup Hanugen Therapeutics is developing a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Bengaluru-based Hanugen Therapeutics is developing a solution for treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal rare disease.

28 Feb 2021 12:00 am
Rare Disease Day: Dr Meenakshi Bhat on Indias journey in the fight against rare disorders, beyond creating awareness

Centre for Human Genetics Dr. Meenakshi Bhat talks about Race for 7 event in Karnataka, organised for spreading awareness about rare diseases.

28 Feb 2021 12:00 am
Symbols, strokes, stories: how these Chitra Santhe artists explore passion and commercial success

Its never too late to explore your creative side and find success through art, as these three artists explain in this photo essay.

27 Feb 2021 7:48 am
Here are 4 IoT-driven new business models to look for in 2021

IoT can not only help in cost savings, and operational efficiencies but also creating new offerings to transform existing business model.

27 Feb 2021 7:10 am