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7 reasons why 81 pc of Indian startups face failure

The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride for the entire startup ecosystem, with most founders going back to regular jobs and only a few going on for sustenance. Shortlisted from the many reas...

18 Jul 2018 5:46 pm
Paramotor aims to reach POS solution to small town retailers

The company plans to roll out its online payment gateway for mom-and-pop stores - with international card acceptance capabilities. At a glance: Startup: Paramotor Year it was founded: 2016 Founder...

18 Jul 2018 4:43 pm
Meet the lawyers working to change the law on homosexuality in India

India is on the verge of passing a landmark judgment for gay rights. Currently, India is among the nations that still criminalises homosexuality. If the Supreme Court decides to decriminalise same-sex...

18 Jul 2018 4:07 pm
Starting up with just Rs 11 lakh, this entrepreneur has now built a Rs-1122-Cr company

Mumbai-based Zicom Electronic Systems, founded by Pramoud Rao, is an electronic security management company that builds ATM surveillance products and other security apps. It was the 1980s and fax mac...

18 Jul 2018 3:33 pm
Execution is the key to great storytelling, says Anita Kotwani, Senior VP, Mindshare

Mindshare's Anita Kotwani shares what it takes to build a brand, how storytelling can set a brand apart, and how smaller brands and startups can succeed at storytelling. Strategy without execution i...

18 Jul 2018 3:30 pm
Hotelogix ties up with IHM-Mumbai; to offer cloud-based property management training

Cloud-based hotel property management system solution provider Hotelogix has tied up with the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Mumbai to train students. As companies actively seek industry-academ...

18 Jul 2018 12:43 am
Grofers goes an extra mile to get Rs 2,500 Cr in revenue this fiscal

Albinder Dhindsa, Co-founder, Grofers Delhi-based online grocery marketplace Grofers today announced its foray into the FMCG segment with the launch of seven new brands under two categories – Budget ...

18 Jul 2018 12:05 am
Medical advancements that altered the medicine and healthcare industry

The scope of technological advancement keeps on developing, changing all businesses as it advances. In social safety, innovation is progressively assuming a part in all procedures, from tolerant enlis...

18 Jul 2018 12:05 am
Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man in history as his net worth crosses $150 B

Jeff Bezos added $52 billion to his fortune this year as Amazon stock soared on the New York Stock Exchange. Jeff Bezos is now richer than anyone has ever been. The Amazon Founder-CEO’s net worth tou...

17 Jul 2018 10:56 pm
Flipkart beats Amazon, Google in LinkedIn’s top 10 companies

Online network for professionals, LinkedIn, has selected IT products provider Directi, ecommerce market leader Flipkart, and digital financial services company One 97 Communications which run Paytm, a...

17 Jul 2018 10:55 pm
How The Sales Talent is finding its niche in placing sales, marketing professionals

To address the critical challenge of hiring the right kind of sales and marketing talent, this Hyderabad-based startup has launched a one-stop digital platform. Startup: The Sales Talent Founder: Pr...

17 Jul 2018 10:37 pm
These 6 tools make life easier for HR managers and recruiters

The human resource industry is being revolutionised by tech. All aspects from hiring and resource optimisation to performance management can now be automated. Human Resource Management (HRM) is a bu...

17 Jul 2018 10:35 pm
How women’s wellness and women’s rise are interlinked

While at work or deeply engrossed in your work, there’s a tendency to lose awareness about your physical body. You’re absorbed in the day-to-day operations and fully focused on executing tasks. Howeve...

17 Jul 2018 8:50 pm
Taunted for her skin tone, this Rihanna lookalike from Chattisgarh is battling stereotypes

In a country obsessed with white skin, not being the quintessential 'fair and lovely' girl is often looked down upon. Every such encounter where an individual is screened on the basis of skin colour l...

17 Jul 2018 8:45 pm
How digital technology is driving a surge in graphic design software in 2018

The recent technological advancements have affected every single aspect of our daily lives. The graphic design field is no different. At the moment, graphic designers live in what we know as the “digi...

17 Jul 2018 7:13 pm
Tier-II cities to bite a large piece of the co-working pie by 2020

Nurturing the entrepreneurial dreams of ‘Real India’, small cities to emerge as the next pit-stop for global business giants and start-ups. The stage is set for the co-working revolution 2.0, and its...

17 Jul 2018 6:40 pm
Can trading be taught? Part II: the trading guidebook for success

In my last article, I wrote about how trading can be taught. One major area which needs to be understood is the core understanding of the mechanics and creating one’s own content. The other area was m...

17 Jul 2018 5:35 pm
In Karnataka, a small village sees the light, thanks to Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt’s Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe initiative provides solar lamps to 40 families in Kikkeri village of Mandya district, Karnataka. Alia Bhatt. Photo courtesy: PTI For a while after she made h...

17 Jul 2018 4:45 pm
As many died in the sector, NOW Delivery turned profitable, and makes $2 million a month  

The startup made money with its bike taxi model at first, but later pivoted to food and medical delivery. At a Glance Startup: NOW Delivery Founders: Vivek Pandey and Bharat Khandelwal Year it w...

17 Jul 2018 4:19 pm
Ban on crypto assets notwithstanding, WazirX believes the future is in cryptocurrencies

The RBI may have banned banks and all other registered financial entities from facilitating any crypto transaction, but WazirX offers P2P money transfers and allow customers to buy cryptos. Startup: ...

17 Jul 2018 3:30 pm
Bootstrapped MevoLife is looking to create a holistic fitness ecosystem

From apps dedicated to suit different fitness regimes, to trackers and merchandise, MevoLife aims to keep the user motivated with unique reward mechanisms. At a glance Startup:MevoLife Founders:Khy...

17 Jul 2018 3:15 pm
A school dropout, this construction worker represented India at the World Skill Competition

Rohim Momin, who competed against people from 59 countries and constructed a world-class standard building, is putting the spotlight on dignity of labour. One of the main reason India is a booming ...

17 Jul 2018 2:14 pm
Mukesh Ambani is Asia's richest person; with Zopper Retail, PhonePe marks its first acquisition

Asia has a new richest man - Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani overtook Alibaba founder Jack Ma to the top spot on Friday. Ambani’s wealth swelled to $44.3 billion on the Bloomberg Billionair...

17 Jul 2018 11:30 am
How an IITian behind this online furniture brand let go of fear and found success while experimenting with creative designs

For Abhinav Singh, the road to becoming an entrepreneur has taken him through diverse sectors, from infrastructure, to consumer electronics, and then finally to furniture and decor. Armed with a B. Te...

17 Jul 2018 3:06 am
Can trading be taught? Part I: what does it take to be a successful trader?

A question that I am asked time and again by amateur traders is whether trading can actually be taught, or if it is a God-given gift. According to me, it is a science and not an art, so it “can be tau...

17 Jul 2018 1:44 am
Assam welcomes its first transgender judge

In 2017, when Joyita Mondal became the first-ever transgender to be appointed as a judge, she not only challenged sterotypes but also paved way for many from her community. Following her footsteps, 26...

17 Jul 2018 12:40 am
This Kochi-based startup changed its course to offer a solution that helps large businesses capitalise on the Life Time Value of a customer

When Hareesh Panicker and Soney Jose founded a startup offering services for prepaid payment instruments in 2014, they soon realised that their business idea was not viable due to constant changes in ...

17 Jul 2018 12:37 am
How the Indian employment landscape is undergoing a structural shift

Technological advancements and rapidly disrupting business models are structurally shifting the Indian employment landscape as the world’s largest democracy faces a critical issue of skill development...

17 Jul 2018 12:35 am
The N.I.K.E. Framework – meeting the content needs of India’s users

2018 has been the year when content, especially on mobile, has found its wings in India. There is a lot of excitement about content businesses in India, and rightly so. There is a tremendous opportuni...

16 Jul 2018 11:53 pm
Mumbai's dabbawallahs save the day, feed 1k poor people stranded in the rain

Two large vans carrying food are zipping through South Mumbai and the nearing suburbs. The smell of warm food wafts from neatly stacked tins. Dressed in their white uniform are the city's dabbawallahs...

16 Jul 2018 11:51 pm
Agile startups race ahead in the art of deal making

Startups, IT and ITES and manufacturing attracted overseas investors’ attention witnessing increased deal activity, contributing to 56 percent of total inbound deal volumes. If business is all about ...

16 Jul 2018 11:43 pm
[The F word]: Unacademy raises Series C funding of $21 M led by Sequoia India, SAIF Partners and Nexus Venture Partners


Edtech platform Unacademy has raised Series C funding of $21 million led by Sequoia India, SAIF Partners, and Nexus Venture Partners. Existing investors Blume Ventures also participated in this round ...

16 Jul 2018 11:17 pm
Meet the 82-year-old shepherd who built 14 ponds on a barren hill

For 82-year-old Kamegowda, his love for the environment is quite evident from all the work he does. Kundinibetta, a hillside that he lived on was turning into a barren land. This is when Kamegowda, a ...

16 Jul 2018 11:17 pm
PhonePe makes its first acquisition, bags Tiger Global-backed PoS business Zopper Retail

Bengaluru-based payments player PhonePe on Monday announced that it had acquired hyperlocal service Zopper’s Point-of-Sale (PoS) business, Zopper Retail. As a part of the deal, Neeraj Jain, Founder a...

16 Jul 2018 10:56 pm
4 travel trends which will drive the travel and tourism industry in 2018

The more you wonder, the more you wander – hadn’t this been for real, the majority of the population on earth would not have constituted of gallivanters. Boundaries and borders have never restricted t...

16 Jul 2018 10:49 pm
Key lessons from the top-five teams that played the FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup 2018 saw a series of exciting matches right from the start. The spectacle showed how tactically varied some of the teams were. For many of us in the startup and corporate circles, t...

16 Jul 2018 9:45 pm
Voyages Overland puts 'overlanding' show on the road to change the way Indians travel

Travel startup Voyages Overland puts the focus on the journey as its overlanding trips in customised trucks promise experiences like none other. At a glance: Startup: Voyages Overland Founded in: 2...

16 Jul 2018 9:40 pm
From Marathawada to United Nations - farmer-turned-entrepreneur Godavari Dange’s inspiring story

In 2011, when the then 31-year-old Godavari Dange boarded an aircraft for the first time in her life, there were celebrations in Osmanabad district’s Tuljapur taluk in Maharashtra. Godavari was on her...

16 Jul 2018 9:31 pm
Mukesh Ambani rides on Jio success to become Asia's richest man, surpasses Alibaba founder Jack Ma

Mukesh Ambani added $4 billion to his wealth in 2018, while Reliance Industries crossed $100 billion in market capitalisation on the BSE. Asia has a new richest man - Reliance Industries Chairman Muk...

16 Jul 2018 6:57 pm
Decoding the customer success playbook for B2B SaaS products – Part II

Customer success is one of the most talked-about topics among B2B SaaS circles in India today. During our interactions with founders, however, we’ve realized that it is a lesser understood function wh...

16 Jul 2018 6:48 pm
Amazon pumps Rs 230 Cr into its Indian digital payments arm, Amazon Pay

The recent funding comes just four months after the infusion of Rs 195 crore in March. Amazon has pumped in an additional Rs 230 crore into its Indian digital payments arm Amazon Pay (India) Private ...

16 Jul 2018 6:42 pm
IT industry looks to embrace the startup revolution in Goa

Increasingly, technology bigwigs in India are seeing the value in engaging with startups to come up with solutions to address the growing need for IT in all industries and domains. India’s $160-billi...

16 Jul 2018 6:37 pm
For this Bengaluru startup, all roads lead to Mars

NoPo Nanotechnologies manufactures high quality and affordable carbon nanotubes that are being tested by ISRO for its efficacy as a coating on spacecraft. At a Glance: Startup: NoPo Nanotechnologies...

16 Jul 2018 4:00 pm
Startups need more than just investment to grow, says Startup-O's Anuj Jain

Startup-O Co-founder and Managing Partner Anuj Jain tells YourStory how his company is building the Asian startup ecosystem, one step at a time. He connects startups with investors and his website cl...

16 Jul 2018 4:00 pm
Blume VC, Benhamou Global Ventures and Emergent Ventures launch B2B cross-border accelerator platform Arka Venture Labs

Blume Ventures, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and Emergent Ventures have announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind India-US cross-border accelerator platform, Arka Venture Labs. Currently open onl...

16 Jul 2018 3:59 pm
Small volume, large amounts in H1 2018 funding show the way for startups 

The first half of 2018 seems to have been a dull period for Indian startups in terms of funding inflow. According to YourStory Research, the total funding raised (including PE investments, but excludi...

16 Jul 2018 2:34 pm
‘Once the elephant walks on a path, that road will be changed forever’ – 50 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From digitisation to disruption, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quote...

16 Jul 2018 1:30 pm
Forget Facebook, YoBlunt is the next big social network that lets ‘you be you’

At a glance Startup: YoBlunt Founders: Ashish Bais, Manish Bais, Rishita Varma Year of launch: 2017 Where it is based: Faridabad Sector: Lifestyle Problem it solves: A platform where you can pos...

16 Jul 2018 1:30 pm
[Monday Wrap] From drones bringing agri solutions to Made-in-India whiskeys - your startup fix to start the week

Founded by Rahat Kulshreshtha and Gaurav Mehta in 2013, drone startup Quidich is creating ripples in live sport, aerial filmmaking, and government surveillance. The bootstrapped 12-member startup Quid...

16 Jul 2018 11:30 am
India’s largest startup incubation centre inaugurated in Hubballi

This new centre endeavours to foster an inclusive startup ecosystem by providing a platform to validate startup ideas and create linkages between startups and all of the stakeholders. The city of Hub...

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