25 Sep 2019

1. Reliance-backed Haptik acquires conversational commerce platform Buzzo.ai Buzzo.ai joins Reliance Jio-backed Haptik to address the $80 billion voice commerce market for enterprises globally Haptik will also leverage Buzzo.ai’s platform to power multilingual experiences for the next 500 million Indians that come online to shop. Source: ET 2. WeWork’s Adam…

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24 Sep 2019

1. Facebook acquires startup building neural monitoring armband CTRL-labs developed a noninvasive neural interface that is pitched as fundamentally reimagining how humans and machines collaborate. The company’s technology allows developers to address issues of immersion and control in the fields of X Reality, robotics, productivity, and clinical research. CTRL-labs’ main…

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20 Sep 2019

1. Paytm invests Rs 250 crore to boost its travel business The company claimed that it sells more than six million travel tickets every month and is targeting to grow by 100 percent in the current financial year. The company has chosen Bengaluru as the base of operations for…

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18 Sep 2019

1. Tech companies launch ‘Hyderabad Fintech Forum’ Hyderabad Fintech Forum (HFF), a platform for the exchange of ideas on technology in BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) space to enable and strengthen the start-up ecosystem and make unicorns from the city, was launched here on Tuesday. Principal secretary to…

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16 Sep 2019

1. Deep tech startups win over ‘patient’ VC funds VCs have been pooling in more money in a higher number of rounds in the past year as their appetite for niche products and platforms is growing significantly. The connectivity of deep tech startups to ‘patient’ capital that is willing…

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12 Sep 2019

1. Former Discovery India head’s EdTech startup raises $10 million in Series A round Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Network India, and Owl Ventures have funded Karan Bajaj-founded WhiteHat Jr. White Hat Jr has developed their own original coding curriculum, which is centered on product creation, and imparts their lessons…

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09 Sep 2019

1. Singapore has become a fulcrum for India’s economic policies: S Jaishankar Around 20 percent of India’s investments came from Singapore and more than 9000 Indian companies were registered here, he noted. In 1992, India launched the India-Asian partnership and by 2005 “we” were members of the East Asia…

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05 Sep 2019

1. UPI transactions top 900 million in August  July saw 822 million transactions; use may touch 1 billion in the upcoming festival months.  Newly released data from National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) show that in August, a total of 918 million transactions worth Rs 1.54 lakh crore were processed…

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04 Sep 2019

1. Matrix leads first funding round in neo bank Yelo  BENGALURU: New-age digital banking services provider Yelo has raised its first round of institutional funding from Matrix Partners India with participation from Omidyar Network Flourish VC and Better Capital, in the latest instance showing strong investor interest in what is…

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26 Aug 2019

1. Govt & entrepreneurs discuss the state of play in startup world Union minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal called on Swiggy Chief Operating Officer Vivek Sunder to deliberate on the ongoing fracas between restaurants and online food delivery platforms and draw up a solution swiftly. Union commerce…

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