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With a new lab, Lighthouse City Pune will lead mobility solutions in India and abroad

Ashok Leyland, Lithium Urban Technologies, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ola Cabs, Ridlr, SUN Mobility, Tata Motors, and Transit Intelligence put their heads together at a three-day workshop in Pune to explore...

19 Oct 2018 4:31 pm
From ‘dirty’ to dignified: how flowers are transforming many  lives

HelpUsGreen set out to clean India’s rivers of temple flowers. Now it’s changing lives too. Help Us Green Co-founders Ankit and Karan. A plastic stool. This was what one woman said she liked best ...

19 Oct 2018 2:00 pm
Named after Mahishasura, the city of Mysuru puts on a magnificent display for Dasara

Mysuru, or Mahishur as it was called in the past, traces its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hill killed Mahishasura, the wicked buffalo-headed demon. This e...

19 Oct 2018 1:30 pm
Tendulkar-backed Universal Sportsbiz scores a Series E; Myntra says hello to Canada through Walmart

Celebrity fashion company Universal Sportsbiz (USPL), which is backed by Sachin Tendulkar, has raised Series E funding of $13.5 million led by Accel Partners. Post this fund raise, the company’s valua...

19 Oct 2018 11:30 am
Myntra to now sell its private label 'All About You' in Walmart stores in Canada

Ecommerce company Myntra will now sell its private label in Walmart stores in Canada to cater to the festive shopping needs of the Indian diaspora. Bang in the middle of the festive season, omnichann...

18 Oct 2018 11:41 pm
Sachin Tendulkar-backed Universal Sportsbiz raises Series E funding of $13.5 M led by Accel Partners

Celebrity fashion company Universal Sportsbiz (USPL), which is backed by Sachin Tendulkar, has raised Series E funding of $13.5 million led by Accel Partners. Debt Capital firm Alteria Capital made it...

18 Oct 2018 11:34 pm
OYO Hotels forays into Indonesia with $100 million investment

OYO readies to launch in Jakarta, Surabaya, and Palembang with over 1,000 rooms, and is aiming for a presence in over 35 Indonesian cities by 2019. Delhi-NCR-based hospitality startup OYO is set to s...

18 Oct 2018 9:50 pm
[Tech 30] Uncanny Vision brings sight and vision to ‘blind’ surveillance cameras

Bengaluru-based Uncanny Vision develops optimised computer vision solutions for the embedded market and uses artificial intelligence to make CCTV and surveillance cameras more intelligent. Surveillan...

18 Oct 2018 9:38 pm
5 personal safety apps that will help you get you through as a woman in India

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it is all the more clear that women have to fend for themselves at every point - at home, outside, online and offline. Being a woman in India ain’t easy. Centuries...

18 Oct 2018 9:30 pm
State governments warm up to startups, award public contracts and partnerships

In 2016, the central government exempted startups from needing prior experience while applying for public procurement contracts. Two years down the line, several state governments are doing their bit ...

18 Oct 2018 9:15 pm
TiE US aims to close the year with $17 million allocation to startups

TiE, which is heavily investing in SaaS, healthcare, and IoT, expects to increase its network’s funding pool to $30 million by 2019. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global network of entrepreneurs...

18 Oct 2018 5:17 pm
Sikkim receives UN award for becoming world's first 100% organic state, beats 25 countries

Sikkim beat 51 other nominations from across the world; Brazil, Denmark and Quito in Ecuador shared the second spot. Sikkim has earned the badge of being the world's first 100 per cent organic state....

18 Oct 2018 4:43 pm
Meet the three Indian teens to have made it to the final round of global science challenge

Competing with 12,000 applicants in the ongoing Breakthrough Junior Challenge, three Indian teenagers Nikhiya Shamsher (16) and Samay Godika (16) from Bengaluru, and Kavya Negi (18) from Delhi have ma...

18 Oct 2018 4:28 pm
Netflix 'just getting started in India,' may drop prices, show more local content to lure viewers

HotStar, Amazon Prime, Voot, and JioTV better watch out. Video streaming giant Netflix says its “just getting started in India”. The company is all set to take on competition in India with more multi-...

18 Oct 2018 3:58 pm
Coffee blend by tribal farmers of Araku Valley wins gold medal at Paris

Araku, which competed with popular coffee blend varieties from Sumatra and Colombo, is the first Indian coffee blend to have won the prestigious Prix Epicures OR 2018 Award. Hankering for some Kopi L...

18 Oct 2018 3:55 pm
Himachal Pradesh to host world’s highest railway line and India's first railway station inside tunnel

Located at 3,000 metres on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border of Himachal Pradesh, a 27-km long tunnel will house thecountry's first railway station to be built insi...

18 Oct 2018 3:52 pm
Segregate at source, manage waste better: how this TISS alumnus wants to help clean up India

Pramod Bhurji, the 27-year-old founder of DeWaste Environment Solutions, is working to reduce wastage in the farm-to-fork supply chain to resolve India’s waste management problem. Pramod Bhurji Pri...

18 Oct 2018 1:30 pm
As #MeToo grows bigger, ‘gaslighting’ begins to burn victims and survivors

Many years ago, I worked with someone who loved telling me how I wasn’t doing enough – again and again. Even though I had the hours and bylines to prove him wrong, he had succeeded in making me questi...

18 Oct 2018 1:30 pm
Hyperlocal delivery is all the rage, and Bigbasket wants a slice of it; Google all set to re-enter China

A highly placed source in Bigbasket, on condition of anonymity, confirmed the company has acquired Pune-based hyperlocal delivery startup RainCan and Bengaluru-based MorningCart. These acquisitions gi...

18 Oct 2018 11:30 am
Netflix stock surges 14 percent as 7 million new customers sign up

Global streaming company Netflix added 6.96 million new customers this quarter, surpassing analyst predictions. California-based streaming giant Netflix's stock rose 14 percent after the company repo...

18 Oct 2018 3:48 am
Six Indian women-led energy startups to receive $10,000 seed fund each from Powered Accelerator

Powered Accelerator unveiled its first cohort of women-led startups who showcased their technology innovations across diverse areas Powered Accelerator, an entrepreneurship programme focusing on wome...

17 Oct 2018 11:51 pm
What successful brands do differently than others in their content strategy

Content is the key part of marketing and advertising. Quality content can help you grab the audience’s attention, and drive traffic and conversions. Right now, the world is drowning in brands. A Wo...

17 Oct 2018 11:17 pm
MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations, Priya Ramani responds

MJ Akbar has resigned from his post of Minister of State External Affairs, according to ANI. The former Union Minister was called out for sexual harassment by over a dozen women during his tenure as a...

17 Oct 2018 10:58 pm
[Tech30] Researching sleep techniques for newborn gives birth to smart cradle

Radhika and Bharath Patil founded Cradlewise, which will soon launch a responsive, automated smart cradle - NiNi - that will help babies sleep soundly. Radhika and Bharath Patil - Founders of Cradle...

17 Oct 2018 9:53 pm
How reboot programmes help Indian women get back after a career break

The debate on work-life balance will continue ad infinitum, but it’s heartening to note that women are finding returning to work after a career break easier as companies take proactive steps to tap th...

17 Oct 2018 9:30 pm
#MeToo - Why speaking out is not about timing, but finding a voice

Why have women held back for years? We find out what has held women from speaking up, and how #MeToo has given a voice to the many repressed incidents of abuse - finally. Why don’t women speak up so...

17 Oct 2018 9:30 pm
Why BigBasket is aggressively looking at the hyperlocal delivery space

A highly placed source in Bigbasket, on condition of anonymity, confirmed the company has acquired Pune-based hyperlocal delivery startup RainCan and Bengaluru-based MorningCart. These acquisitions gi...

17 Oct 2018 9:27 pm
Indian American Physics professor Abhay Ashtekar to be honoured with prestigious Einstein Prize

Indian American Professor of Physics, Abhay Ashtekar will be awarded the Einstein Prize for 2018 for his contribution to the field of Gravitational Physics. The prize, awarded by the American Physica...

17 Oct 2018 9:21 pm
Member by member, Mumbai’s Rainbow Parents want to offer acceptance and support

Sweekar - The Rainbow Parents is a support group for parents of LGBTQ+ children and aims to create awareness and change mindsets. In a unanimous verdict in September this year, the Supreme Court str...

17 Oct 2018 9:17 pm
Still a strong supporter of #MeToo, says Nandita Das after her father Jatin Das is accused

Actor Nandita Das said in a Facebook post today that she will continue be a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement even after ‘disturbing allegations’ emerged yesterday against her father, painter Ja...

17 Oct 2018 8:07 pm
16 startups pitch to US VCs and corporates in Silicon Valley

Leadership teams from top companies vetted 16 startups curated by TiE-Mumbai, and gave them feedback on how to impress investors and partners during a pitch. It’s not easy to pitch a business idea to...

17 Oct 2018 8:06 pm
Mindset needs to change for women entrepreneurs to succeed, say Facebook SheLeadsTech panellists

What does it take for women to start up in the Indian ecosystem? At TechSpark’s 9th edition, women entrepreneurs from the Facebook SheLeadsTech community came together to discuss this and other topics...

17 Oct 2018 7:42 pm
India celebrates colours of Navratri, grandeur of Durga Puja, and triumph of good over evil

Come October, and India gets wrapped up in the festive spirit — pandals pop up in all by-lanes, street food takes centrestage for dinner, street hawkers have colourful firkis (paper windmills) to sell...

17 Oct 2018 5:45 pm
Meet Ravi Kalra, the man who has cremated 6000 unclaimed bodies

On the streets of Delhi, an unclaimed dead body attracts attention. Apart from a few whispers and looks, no one steps into help. Social activist Ravi Kalra is the only person to step into the picture...

17 Oct 2018 5:30 pm
The 7 principles of complete co-creation: how to make innovation efficient, relevant and desirable for end-users

By involving end-users in research, design, production and marketing, organisations of all types can ensure successful innovation, as this new book explains. Traditional top-down business models ba...

17 Oct 2018 5:24 pm
Entrepreneurship isn’t about billion-dollar valuations, but making a difference: AP Innovation Society's Winny Patro

“Bengaluru didn’t become the Silicon Valley of India just because there was space for startups. What made it was the ecosystem, the access, the environment which enabled startups to do things in a bet...

17 Oct 2018 4:21 pm
From door-to-door salesman to CEO, here's the story of Zappfresh's Deepanshu Manchanda

Deepanshu Manchanda started his career as a door-to-door salesman for Kurkure and is now the CEO of Zappfresh, which delivers nearly 1,000 meat and seafood orders every single day. Going to local ma...

17 Oct 2018 12:30 pm
TravelTriangle raises debt funding of $3 million led by InnoVen Capital

InnoVen Capital today announced that it has invested $3 million debt capital in curated travel platform TravelTriangle. This is its second investment in the online platform; InnoVen had earlier invest...

17 Oct 2018 12:01 pm
[YS Exclusive] Why Naganand Doraswamy is betting on AI startup Worxogo; Foodpanda on cloud nine with internet restaurant Holachef acquisition

This year’s Tech30 enterprise tech startup Worxogo has raised Rs 16.5 crore in funding led by Inventus India and Ideaspring Capital. It is a platform that offers a personal cognitive AI coach to emplo...

17 Oct 2018 11:30 am