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WATCH: How this digital locker startup pivoted into B2B SaaS to stay in business after SC ruling on Aadhaar

Digital locker startup ezeDox ran into some hard times when the apex court ruled against Aadhaar being mandatory for KYC authentication by private firms. In this video interview, Co-founder Veerendra Mishra explains how the startup pivoted into B2B SaaS by helping manufacturing firms go paperless.

19 Aug 2019 5:35 am
Here’s why this former Apple India Head decided to start Sofyx, a social commerce startup for mobile retailers

Sanjay Kaul, former Country Head of Apple India started Sofyx, a social commerce startup, to help phone and accessories store owners adapt to the digital age.

19 Aug 2019 5:35 am
Data privacy deemed a fundamental right, but is the Indian startup ecosystem prepared for new protection law?

As India gears up for a tough data protection law, lawyers say most startups are yet to understand the implications for their clients and must simplify notices and their consent frameworks.

19 Aug 2019 5:35 am
From investing $2M to tripling revenue, here’s how Gurugram-based coworking startup Plus Offices aims to scale

Launched in 2018 by a team with no experience in real estate or the coworking space, Plus Offices today has two facilities in Gurugram. The startup stands out in an over-crowded market by providing customised office spaces, a mentoring plan, creche services, and a fitness programme.

19 Aug 2019 5:15 am
Banking, govt, critical infrastructure most targeted by cybercriminals in 2018-19: Cisco

About 26 percent of these overall cybercrime attacks cost organisations in the country upwards of $5 million each, Cisco stated.

18 Aug 2019 12:39 pm
Govt to clarify on the applicability of FDI policy on digital media: sources

In the print media sector, 26 percent FDI is allowed through government approval route. Similarly, 49 percent FDI is permitted in broadcasting content services through government approval route.

18 Aug 2019 12:24 pm
Meet the 5 medtech startups focusing on affordable diagnostic solutions to keep India in the pink of health

As India’s healthcare sector grows and attracts investor attention, we take a look at five medtech startups that are harnessing technologies like AI and IoT to provide affordable and quality diagnostic solutions.

18 Aug 2019 11:31 am
Tamil Nadu students bring winds of change to rural India with a self-charging fan

Reducing energy consumption, Team GNAN MILITANTS designed a ceiling fan that can alternate between battery and main power circuits, and has a charge that can last over three hours. The team won Rs 50,000 at the Smart India Hackathon

18 Aug 2019 10:48 am
Student accommodation startup MyRoomie is tapping technology to provide youngsters a home away from home

Founded by two IIM-B alumni, Bengaluru-based student accommodation startup MyRoomie offers facilities like surveillance and security, Wi-Fi, dining, gym, yoga, music, indoor games, and doctor and beautician on call.

18 Aug 2019 8:30 am
Aligarh students’ cooling system a boon for farmers working in the fields

At the Smart India Hackathon, students from Aligarh’s ZHCET have built an evaporative cooling system for tractors using natural and forced draft technology.

18 Aug 2019 8:15 am
From university to industry: how this gallery is a launchpad for emerging artists

UiTM’s Segaris Art Centre showcases a wide range of traditional and contemporary themes. It goes beyond theory to practice by helping new artistic talent connect with the broader public.

18 Aug 2019 8:00 am
[The Turning Point] How a shared auto ride led to the launch of bike rental startup Vogo

The Turning Point is a series that focuses on the moment when an entrepreneur hit upon their winning idea. Today, we look at bike renting startup Vogo.

18 Aug 2019 7:30 am
Get the perfect brew at Third Wave Coffee Roasters; Social media tips from Miss Malini - your weekend fix

From exotic Vietnamese Shakerato to La Vie En Rose, Lavender and Rosemary Sea Salt Mocha or a Turkish cappuccino, Third Wave Coffee Roasters has something that will leave you intrigued, and delightfully satiated.

18 Aug 2019 6:00 am
[Funding alert] B2B ecommerce platform Shopkirana raises $10M in Series B from Info Edge, Incubate Fund, and others

Indore-based Shopkirana has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The B2B ecommerce startup will use the funds to expand its business to 30 Tier II cities in India and hit Rs1,200 crore annual run rate in the next one year.

17 Aug 2019 1:16 pm
Team Techtrydan gets its moment in the sun with solar-powered device that can light up offices

Six electrical engineering students from Coimbatore presented a solar-powered device at the Smart India Hackathon. The team wants to harness IoT and use sunlight to light up office spaces and reduce the reliance on electric power.

17 Aug 2019 11:55 am
Tough odds, but I never entertained the thought of failure, says Naseeruddin Shah

As the conversation around failure and the tough path to success in entrepreneurship picks up, actor Naseeruddin Shah weighs in on his ‘long, hard struggle’. He says the thought of failure didn't ‘even occur to me, even though I knew the odds I was battling’.

17 Aug 2019 11:16 am
WATCH: The week that was - from mapping India’s future to Byju Raveendran’s billion-dollar dreams, and the rise of venture debt

This week, we delve into the various aspects that can turbocharge India’s growth, why Indian startups are veering towards venture debt funding, and the inspiring story of Byju Raveendran.

17 Aug 2019 11:03 am
Best of Weekender: A tête-à-tête with Third Wave Coffee Roasters’ Sushant Goel, exploring Kenya, and social media tips from Miss Malini

This week, we explore the micro-community of coffee lovers in Bengaluru fostered by Third Wave Coffee Roasters, find out things to do in Kenya, and learn how to up our social media game from India’s OG gossip queen Miss Malini.

17 Aug 2019 7:30 am
[Jobs Roundup] Turn pies into profit by exploring different job opportunities in the baking industry

If you love baking and want to pursue a technical career in the baking business, here are a few roles you could take up.

17 Aug 2019 7:30 am
[The Turning Point] InMobi co-founder started Yulu to solve a personal pain point: shortening long commutes

Keen to solve Bengaluru's perennial traffic problem, Amit Gupta, the Co-founder of mobile marketing platform provider InMobi, founded electric mobilty startup Yulu in 2017, along with friends RK Misra, Naveen Dachuri, and Hemant Gupta.

17 Aug 2019 7:05 am
From ‘me’ to ‘we’ – how this gallery showcases the individual and community nature of art

10 Japanese artists highlight a wide range of techniques and symbols in this photo essay, drawn from the WeMe gallery in Malaysia.

17 Aug 2019 7:00 am
This bootstrapped startup’s DIY kits help you enjoy cooking without sweating the details

If you love to cook but don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, Being Chef has you sorted. The Gurugram-based startup creates both DIY cooking kits and fully prepared meals for the busy millennial.

17 Aug 2019 6:30 am
Flipkart continues to impact Walmart's profit; A glance into this week's startup funding

The Jio effect may have made new smartphone adopters, especially in India’s hinterlands, more social media-savvy and able to use apps like Facebook and WhatsApp, but they still shy away from seemingly more complex tasks like paying bills or booking tickets online. Well, fret no more! Bengaluru-base

17 Aug 2019 6:00 am
Govt relaxes norms for shares with differential voting rights; to boost startups

With the amended rules, companies can now have up to 74 percent Differential Voting Rights (DVR) shares of the total post issue paid up share capital.

16 Aug 2019 9:12 pm
[Weekly Funding Roundup] Indian startups raise $329.4M; Facebook-backed Meesho raised $125M in Series D

After funding fell to $77.5 million last week, Indian startups raised a whopping $329.4 million across 17 deals this week. However, debt funding fell to $10 million, compared to $54.3 million last week. Two mega deals helped the total funding amount cross the $300 million mark.

16 Aug 2019 7:03 pm
Flipkart continues to impact gross profit margins of Walmart

The pressure on the profit margins of Walmart’s international business by Flipkart was on expected line but the global retailer is very confident about its India operations.

16 Aug 2019 6:37 pm
Microsoft says its workers may be listening to users' personal Skype conversations

Microsoft uses both automated and human methods to review voice conversations on Skype and Cortana. As a result, several of its contract workers are tuning in to people's personal talk.

16 Aug 2019 6:05 pm
CoWrks acquires The UnCube to provide flexible workspace in cafes, hotels

After the acquisition, CoWrks will rename the combined entity to CoWrks Go. At present, it has 25 operational centres and 25,000 members spread across two million sq ft area.

16 Aug 2019 5:20 pm
These six students from SRM have developed a device that can simplify digital payments

Team Photon from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu, developed a product that can be used for all forms of payment methods, including e-wallets, bank transfers, and mobile payments.

16 Aug 2019 4:15 pm
Team Livonian’s innovative device guides doctors on the right handwashing technique

A team of first-year students from SRM University, Chennai, invented a device that monitors doctors when they scrub up and indicates whether their hands are clean enough.

16 Aug 2019 4:00 pm
[Startup Bharat] Ability Games acquires Ahmedabad-based Yudiz Solutions

The acquisition will provide Ability Games the scope for improving existing products as well as bring innovative gaming products to the audience.

16 Aug 2019 3:55 pm
Flipkart quietly rolls out videos and Instagram-like social shopping feature for Android users

Flipkart has launched two new features, Video and Ideas, on its Android app. 'Video' offers on-demand streaming content for free, while 'Ideas' curates influencer-generated shopping content.

16 Aug 2019 3:35 pm
[Funding alert] Retail AI startup SprintAI raises $500,000 from InMobi co-founder, others

Retail AI startup SprintAI on Friday said it has raised more than $500,000 from a clutch of angel investors with global enterprise SaaS and retail backgrounds. It will be using most of the funds to hire new talent and build its data science and data engineering team.

16 Aug 2019 2:46 pm
[Funding alert] AI startup raises $1.6M from YourNest Ventures, Venture Catalysts

Mumbai-based plans to use the investment to ramp up its AI-based research efforts and to further create a seamless and automated visual enhancement stack.

16 Aug 2019 2:07 pm
Alibaba's results beat estimates, Q1 revenue up 42 pc at $16.32B

Revenue for the April-June period rose 42 percent year-on-year to 114.9 billion yuan ($16.7 billion), a company statement said.

16 Aug 2019 2:00 pm
[Funding alert] Lendingkart raises additional Rs 21 Cr in equity

Lendingkart will use the funds to expand the lending base, build technology and strengthen analytics capabilities.

16 Aug 2019 1:43 pm
[Funding alert] ShareChat raises $100M in Series D from Twitter, TrustBridge, and existing investors

ShareChat said this new round of funding will help the company to strengthen the technology infrastructure as it looks to scale its business.

16 Aug 2019 10:49 am
This logistics aggregation startup wants to be the Ola for intracity truck bookings

Mumbai-based Portflip is a bootstrapped intracity logistics aggregation startup that facilitates truck-booking services. Currently completing 350 orders every month, it is now looking to expand into different cities and seeking dynamic business partners.

16 Aug 2019 10:21 am