11 Oct 2019

1. InnovationQore launches in India with Rs 50 crore funding start InnovationQore is in talks to raise more from private equity and venture capital firms, Ganesh Raju, the CEO, said. Turbostart plans to invest and accelerate at least 100 startups in the next two years. Source: ET 2. Social e-commerce…

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08 Oct 2019

1. Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal investing $700 m in $1.5-B fresh round Investment to be routed via RA Hospitality and financed by the $2-2.2b debt Oyo CEO had raised. “With the CCI approval now in place, the company will get a capital infusion of $1.5 billion for this mission,…

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03 Oct 2019

1. Windows 10X introduced by Microsoft for dual-screen devices At its annual Surface hardware event in New York, Microsoft today announced the expected set of updates to its existing hardware lineup. The biggest surprise, though, was surely the announcement of the company’s dual-screen Surface Neo, which will go on…

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30 Sep 2019

1. Startups can find solutions to problems faced by India: Paytm senior executive “Entrepreneurs in India can identify any problem that they wish to work on and support the government,” Saurabh Jain, Build for India Head, Paytm said. About his company, the official said even though Paytm has been…

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27 Sep 2019
People Startup Discussion

1. Become profitable, stop gimmicks. Softbank’s Son gives ‘very public lesson’ to startup founders WeWork isn’t SoftBank’s first intervention. Its investment in Uber Technologies Inc. included a deal to block. controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick from taking a CEO or chairman position. Even as his lieutenants were laying the groundwork…

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26 Sep 2019

1. Big tech regulation shouldn’t sweep up startups, Uber CEO says ​​Tough regulation could stifle innovation and block the next wave of significant technology companies from even existing in the first place, Khosrowshahi said. Europe has led the charge on tech regulation for years, enacting landmark privacy regulation that…

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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. Indian-origin entrepreneur’s startup leads London fintech boom Among fintech investment deals on a global level, London has taken top spot in 2019, with a total of 114 deals, overtaking New York in second place (101). London also attracts a wider international variety of investors than other European hubs,…

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23 Sep 2019

1. Avataar Venture Partners to invest $300 million in B2B and SaaS companies Avataar Venture Partners will typically put in $10-$30 million in its portfolio companies, aiming to make about 10 investments from its maiden fund. The Mauritius-registered fund’s corpus of $300 million, includes an undisclosed amount that it…

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21 Sep 2019

1. Karnataka HC stops HipBar’s door delivery of booze Earlier in the year, HipBar filed a writ challenging the withdrawal of home delivery permission granted to it by the Karnataka Excise department. “The younger generation, including kids below the permissible age, is succumbing to the temptation of liquor, may…

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