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Leveraging the power digital communities for the next billion with Ankur Capital Dialogues

More than a year into the pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis has transformed not just the way businesses operate, but also the way they interact. With physical meetings ruled out due to social distancing, virtual meetings have become the norm. However, the opportunity comes with a silver lining.

3 Aug 2021 3:34 pm
[Funding alert] Logistics startup StackBOX raises $1.2M from Ecosystem Ventures, CMM group

Logistics tech startup StackBOX will use the funding to expand its infrastructure facilities across the country.

3 Aug 2021 3:24 pm
[Funding alert] D2C tech-fulfilment startup QuickShift, raises $770K seed round from Anicut Angel Fund, Axilor Ventures

QuickShift aims to use the funding to step up its proprietary technology and expand its network of fulfilment centres across the country.

3 Aug 2021 2:39 pm
How next-gen agri-techniques could deliver multi-fold productivity gains and combat hunger in India

Aeroponics, where plants are grown only with water and nutrients, is gaining traction as it uses less land, less water, and operates in a controlled environment leading to lesser wastage, which can be a boon for the cause of sustainability.

3 Aug 2021 2:16 pm
Unemployment rate rose to 13.3 pc in July-Sept 2020: NSO survey

As per the survey, labour force participation rate for all ages was 37 percent in September quarter 2020, up from 36.8 percent in the same period a year ago. It was 35.9 percent in April-June 2020.

3 Aug 2021 10:52 am
[Funding alert] Fabheads raises additional funds in its pre-Series A round

The carbon-fibre focused 3D printer startup will use the funds towards marketing, supply chain enhancement, and scale up operations.

3 Aug 2021 10:38 am
Johnson & Johnson says committed to bringing its COVID vaccine to India

According to the latest recommendations of the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) meeting to examine COVID-19 related proposals under the accelerated approval process, Johnson & Johnson had informed that it was withdrawing its proposal.

3 Aug 2021 10:24 am
Hustle doesn't scale, playbooks do 45 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From start to scale, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts and stories!

3 Aug 2021 7:00 am
[Techie Tuesday] From falling short of cracking engineering entrance to building a SaaS unicorn: the journey of Icertis CTO Monish Darda

Monish Darda leads a team of more than 400 engineers at SaaS unicorn Icertis, has built and contributed to the success journey of five companies.

3 Aug 2021 5:50 am
Paytm Money records over Rs 70,000 average investment from 2.1 lakh Demat account holders in FY21

According to the report, Paytm Money has opened 2.1 lakh Demat accounts till March 31, 2021, of which 80 percent belonged to people below 35 years of age.

2 Aug 2021 7:21 pm
Fincare Small Finance Bank gets SEBI's go-ahead to raise Rs 1,330 Cr via IPO

The IPO comprises a fresh issue of equity share and an offer for sale aggregating up to Rs 1,000 crore by promoter Fincare Business Services Limited.

2 Aug 2021 7:13 pm
[Funding alert] B2B sales productivity startup Nektar.ai closes seed round at $8.1M

The company intends to use the funding to accelerate product development and hire talent for its core team across product, engineering, and GTM functions.

2 Aug 2021 7:00 pm
[Funding alert] B2B startup Fashinza raises $20M in Series A round co-led by Accel Partners, Elevation Capital

The funds raised by Fashinza will be used to invest in supply chain technology and expand the companys presence and manufacturers' base globally.

2 Aug 2021 2:58 pm
[Funding alert] ChefKart raises $300K from Titan Capital, Pravega Ventures, others

Gurugram-based ChefKart will use the funds to develop a product that can help users manage end-to-end kitchen needs, upskilling, training of cooks, acquiring more customers and chefs on the platform, and scaling up the business in Noida, Delhi.

2 Aug 2021 2:03 pm
Achieving universal vaccination is the only long-term solution to the pandemic 30 quotes from Indias COVID-19 struggle

In this compilation, we present thought-provoking quotes from the week of July 26 August 1 that frame Indias battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

2 Aug 2021 2:00 pm
[Funding alert] B2B FMCG wholesale platform Apnaklub raises $3.5M from Sequoias Surge

Apnaklub Co-founder and COO Manish Kumar said the funding will enable the startup to expand across more rural areas in India as well as increase its range of services and products for its partners.

2 Aug 2021 11:11 am
With 10 million students in eight countries, Noon Academy eyes bigger milestones with Bengaluru office

Given how passionate entrepreneurs Mohammed Aldhalaan and Aziz Alsaeed were about education, it was a no-brainer that they decided to work in the EdTech space while launching their startup Noon Academy in 2013.

2 Aug 2021 11:07 am
How Tata Tele Business Services is reimagining digital transformation for the BFSI sector

Digitalisation in the Indian financial sector began in the early 90s when Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) were introduced. Soon after, internet banking was permitted, followed by the NEFT, IMPS, RTGS, etc. In the last few years, the National Payments Corporation

2 Aug 2021 9:55 am
[Funding alert] Unacademy raises $440M led by Temasek at $3.4B valuation

Unacademy's CEO Gaurav Munjal says Zomato's Deepinder Goyal and OYO's Ritesh Agarwal also participated in this round of funding, along with South Korea's Mirae Asset as new investors.

2 Aug 2021 7:34 am
This startup is using AI to recommend the right beauty products

Incorporated in May 2021, Glamate matches users with the right beauty products, eliminating expensive dermatologist visits and the guessing game.

2 Aug 2021 6:45 am
How this truck drivers son defied all odds to build a logistics startup

The startup counts Flipkart, DMart, Amazon, Nestle, HUL, and more as its customers and claims to have completed one million deliveries so far.

2 Aug 2021 6:05 am
Music without constraints Norways Forde Festival carries on with a limited edition in the pandemic era

Due to the pandemic, this award-winning festival scaled down its event this year to local bands, but the message of creativity shines through.

1 Aug 2021 7:45 am
How Apollo 24|7 reinvented its content marketing strategy during the pandemic

In this episode of Pepper Contents Top of the Funnel series, Shamik Banerjee, Marketing and Customer Acquisition CEO at Apollo 24|7, talks about how content is about being relevant and timely today. He also gives some hacks that Apollo used to create a content marketing strategy during COVID-19.

1 Aug 2021 6:35 am
Trifecta Capital announces first close of late-stage fund at Rs 1,000 Cr, aims high for the road ahead

In a conversation with YourStorys Daily Dispatch, Rahul Khanna, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital shared valuable insights into the financing platforms journey and discussed plans for the road ahead.

1 Aug 2021 6:30 am
When you face competition, stay in the course and keep doing what you do, says Hitesh Oberoi, Co-Promoter, MD, and CEO at Info Edge India

In this episode of the Prime Ventures Podcast, Hitesh Oberoi, Info Edge India Ltd, talks about building Naukri and experiencing competition.

1 Aug 2021 6:15 am
Global virtual teams: how to build cultural bridges, leverage digital tools, and succeed in remote work

The comprehensive book provides valuable insights into the structure and benefits of cross-cultural virtual teams. Heres how organisations can succeed.

31 Jul 2021 2:52 pm
Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma calls out Google App Store fees as Elon Musk takes on Apple

The Paytm founder tweeted that Google App Store's 30 percent fees is costlier than business tax on Indias internet ecosystem.

31 Jul 2021 2:44 pm
[Funding alert] Pocketly raises undisclosed sum from angel investors and micro VCs

The funding round was led by marquee angels Ashneer Grover, Jaimin Bhatt, Siddharth Somaiya, and Gaurang Shetty. Micro venture capital that invested includes Prophetic Ventures. Dholakiya Ventures, RIIDL, and Scale VC.

6 Jul 2021 11:50 am