07 Oct 2019

1. The winner of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019 is – Render In the very beginning, there were 20 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly…

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07 Oct 2019

1. Bansal, Poonawallas to invest Rs 100 crore in lending company U Gro U Gro will use the funds to expand its businesses at a time when capital is scarce for the sector. U Gro started its disbursals in January this year and has disbursed more than Rs 600…

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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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25 Sep 2019

1. A new 5,000-Qubit Quantum Computer by D-Wave Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems Inc. today revealed that it has sold the first of its next-generation, 5,000-qubit machines to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The new machine is named “Advantage” because, D-Wave said, it gives organizations a significant edge over competitors…

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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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19 Sep 2019

1. GitHub automates vulnerability discovery with Semmle code analysis engine Software development platform GitHub Inc. is making it easier for security researchers to identify vulnerabilities in the code it hosts after acquiring a company called Semmle Ltd. Semmle has built what GitHub says is a “revolutionary code analysis engine”…

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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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29 Aug 2019

1. Autonomous air transport startup Elroy Air completes first flights of large cargo VTOL SF-based Elroy Air hopes to transform bulk air cargo shipping with its “Chaparral” vertical take-off and landing craft, the first version of which will be able to carry 250 pounds of cargo as far as…

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