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Budget 2019: Startups, MSMEs seek faster payment processing and GST relaxation
India Today | June 19, 2019

Community engagement platform, LocalCircles, was part of the pre-budget meeting that was chaired by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Here are some sugges...

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WhatsApp just awarded $50,000 to these 5 Indian startups
Business Insider | June 19, 2019

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, collaborated with Indian government’s investment promotion agency, Invest India, to invite startups from all ...

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How CTOs are combining blockchain with IoT ML AI to grow businesses in diverse sectors
BW CIO World | June 19, 2019

Indian News - , Blockchain-Tech leaders are breaking conventions by combining advanced technologies to grow businesses

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Exclusive: Walmart in talks with close to a dozen Indian startups for acquisition
Financial Express | June 19, 2019

The startups currently in talks with Walmart operate in areas of deep tech, platform-as-a-service, social networking, retail technology etc. and is likely to...

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FinTech industry expected to grow to USD 300 billion by 2023
The Banking Finance | June 19, 2019

FinTech is a massive wave that is sweeping through the world today. It is more like a tsunami. Smashing through and changing the finance industry in ways inc...

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Budget 2019 Expectations: Startups demand the removal of Angel Tax
Zee Business | June 19, 2019

As the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman gears to present her maiden budget as the first lady finance minister of India, Startups have their wishlist from ...

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Keen on deepening engagement with startup ecosystem in India: WhatsApp - Times of India
The Times of India | June 18, 2019

India Business News: New Delhi, Jun 18 () Messaging giant WhatsApp Tuesday said it is focussed on deepening engagement with startups in India to help them le...

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In the race for AI supremacy, has India missed the bus?
ET Rise | June 18, 2019

Perceptions related to AI in the country have also played their part in slowing progress.

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Investors make a beeline for B2B fintech startups
The Economic Times | June 18, 2019

Investors are increasingly looking at getting the fundamental metrics right like profitability, unit level of economics, customer acquisition cost, and are o...

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Budget 2019 expectations: This is what Fintech industry wants from FM Nirmala Sitharaman
Zee Business | June 18, 2019

Even fintech industry, which has changed the way a traditional banking business is done, has a few expectations.

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Trouble brewing in Indian alternative investment funds as they become $40 billion time-bomb
The Financial Express | June 18, 2019

Exotic funds, designed for wealthy investors, have grown to $40 billion from nothing in just seven years, expanding by 71% in the 12 months through March.

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Indian startups working on ‘India-First’ solutions instead of localising foreign models, says WhatsApp India Head
Financial Express | June 18, 2019

Abhijit Bose announced the winners of Startup India-WhatsApp Grand Challenge that was announced in February this year for startups across areas including fin...

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Now Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten wants to back Indian startups, launches social accelerator
Financial Express | June 18, 2019

A team of 20 employees from Rakuten over next five months of the programme will provide technical expertise to create comprehensive applications to help thes...

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Nasscom and global Internet body join hands for global research in IoT
Business Standard | June 18, 2019

Under the current agreement, both the bodies will first focus on updating IoT devices using DNS even in a situation where the manufacturer or supplier has cl...

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Xiaomi floats own VC firm with register capital of $29 Mn
ENTRACKR | June 17, 2019

After manufacturing mobile phones and electronics, Beijing-based Xiaomi has set up its own venture capital (VC) firm with registered capital of 200 mn yuan

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With its large cheques, SoftBank creates a club of startup super-haves
Livemint | June 17, 2019

Typically, SoftBank leads the capital infusion and commands a large stake when it invests in a firm.The fear probably stems from the fact that in 2017, SoftB...

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What has changed for Indian unicorns from Flipkart-era to OYO-era and what’s next
The Financial Express | June 17, 2019

If the discussions and focus post Flipkart-InMobi era were on GMV, urban internet and smartphone users, and raising tonnes of capital, the new startups would...

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Alteria Capital writes big-ticket venture debt cheque to Lendingkart
VC Circle | June 17, 2019

Alteria Capital has extended Rs 80 crore ($11.5 million) to digital lending startup Lendingkart, in the largest venture debt cheque

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Govt plans fresh set of tax sops for startups in budget
ET Rise | June 17, 2019

The department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) and the revenue department have discussed a package of tax sops in the forthcoming budget.

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Indian startups are helping their staff stay cool as temperatures hit record highs
Quartz India | June 17, 2019

Some respite.

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In the world of startups, ‘Employee Engagement’ is a multifarious varied
People Matters | June 17, 2019

Today in the startup world an employee is full of enthusiasm to grow and learn but only if these unicorns can provide continuous learning and development opp...

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Big startup boost: Government to set up 51 incubators for aspiring entrepreneurs
The Financial Express | June 17, 2019

The government will set up 51 new incubators for startups in the information and communications technology space across India as part of its Technology Incub...

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Amazon in talks with NinjaCart to put funds in fresh produce space
ET Rise | June 17, 2019

Investment may give Amazon an entry into one of the biggest untapped segments

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The Coffee-Powered Economy: These Startups Turn Waste Into Useful Products
Forbes | June 17, 2019

Although the United Kingdom is better known for its passion for tea, coffee is a popular option for many. The rise of takeaway coffee has sparked debates ...

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Be dynamic, with a vision for success: Startup leaders to budding entrepreneurs
The Economic Times | June 17, 2019

Byju Raveendran, founder of edtech startup Byjus, which entered the unicorn club last year, says theres no substitute for hard work.

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PEs, VCs bet big on logistics business - Times of India
The Times of India | June 17, 2019

India Business News: CHENNAI: Rising e-commerce transactions and GST implementation have triggered a wave of activity in the conventional and under-the-radar...

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5 come-back tips for startups that have run out of cash
Venture Beat | June 16, 2019

My team encountered every startup’s worst nightmare: We ran out of money. But we were able to survive and are now thriving. Here's how.

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Indian Talent Will Help Tide Over The Million Person Tech Expertise Shortfall: techUK’s Simon Spier
News18 | June 16, 2019

The UK India Tech Alliance is a partnership with NASSCOM which is part of the Official UK India tech partnership signed by the Prime Ministers Narendra Modi ...

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Make in India to get a fresh impetus
The Economic Times | June 14, 2019

​The new government under the aegis of Narendra Modi is planning to work on a fresh strategy to boost the Make in India programme.

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Startups may get a standard framework to design Esops
The Economic Times | June 14, 2019

Angel investor LetsVenture to build a structure to help firms attract top talent from global tech firms.

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WeWork to weigh $1.9 billion deal for control of India unit
Livemint | June 14, 2019

Adding India to its asset portfolio may benefit WeWork as it preps for its IPO.India is one of WeWork’s fastest-growing markets, with 35,000 seats in more th...

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Facebook makes its first investment in an Indian startup; What the future holds for Grofers
YourStory | June 14, 2019

A few weeks ago, Grofers announced that it had raised around $220 million in its Series F funding round at a valuation of around $800 million, setting the co...

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Budget 2019: PM Modi's 'New India' targets 50,000 new start-ups by 2024
Business Today | June 13, 2019

Since the Interim Budget 2019 did not have much in store for the start-up industry, it is expecting key changes in regulations and start-up schemes this time...

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Infusing new energy into startups
Business Standard | June 13, 2019

India should encourage startups to use its market as a stepping stone for global expansion. This will inject more excitement and energy into the domestic sta...

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Zomato successfully tests food delivery by drone; Bridging the gaps in education in Tier II and III India
YourStory | June 13, 2019

'It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's our food. Getting delivered by drones.' This is no more a joke. Especially after the successful test of food delivery by...

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How Culture Creates Success For Unicorns And High-Performing Startups
Forbes | June 13, 2019

Secrets of successful startups and unicorns: new AI-based research shows why start-ups skyrocket (or sink) for investors.

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An easy guide to decoding every startup’s nightmare: Valuation
The New Indian Express | June 13, 2019

 Today we will be discussing about a topic that haunts most startup founders: Valuation! It is never straight forward.

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Startup mission invites applications for XR accelerator programme - Times of India
The Times of India | June 12, 2019

India Business News: Applications are invited from startups for the XR Accelerator programme being conducted by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)’s Future Techno...

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Horses Stable invites startups to pitch for funding
Telangana Today | June 12, 2019

Bengaluru-based fundraising startup Horses Stable is inviting applications online (https://horsestable.in/) from startups seeking funds. Its Season 2 will go...

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NITI Aayog's AIRAWAT: An AWS-Like Platform To Help Startups Achieve Breakthroughs In AI
Analytics India Magazine | June 12, 2019

The Indian government now has a refreshed view towards AI/ML and data science fields, with the NDA government coming to its second term in power. This has dr...

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Why India Is Set To Become The Hotbed For Content-Based Startups
Inc42 | June 12, 2019

As I was flying from Mumbai to Bengaluru for a regular catch-up with our portfolio companies, something interesting caught my eye in the waiting lounge. 7 ou...

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WATCH: Avnish Sabharwal on Accenture Ventures’ focus on disruptive B2B startups and ‘applied intelligence’
YourStory | June 12, 2019

Accenture Ventures is interested in disruptive B2B startups. In a conversation with YourStory Founder and CEO Shradha Sharma, Avnish Sabharwal, MD, Accenture...

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Cabinet approves 'Meghalaya Startup Policy 2018' to support entrepreneurs - The Indian Wire
The Indian Wire | June 12, 2019

Meghalaya cabinet approves its startup policy 2018 to boost budding entrepreneurs and to create job opportunities.

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CPPIB set to take delivery of Delhivery stake for $150 million
The Economic Times | June 12, 2019

CPPIB, one of the worlds largest retirement funds, is buying the shares from homegrown private equity firm Multiples Alternate Asset Management.

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Budget 2019 Expectations: Startups' wishlist for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Zee Business | June 12, 2019

The government needs to put in place measures such as training hubs for entrepreneurs across India to ease the flow of capital, regulatory compliance and mor...

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[Startup Bharat] How edtech startups are bridging the gaps in education in Tier II and III India
YourStory | June 12, 2019

Despite hosting several bright students, smaller Indian cities and towns lack infrastructure and quality education providers. YourStory takes a look at how s...

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Oyo eyes $10bn valuation in new $1bn funding round - Times of India
The Times of India | June 11, 2019

India Business News: Madhav Chanchani | TNN Bengaluru: Oyo Hotels & Homes is in talks for a fresh round of funding, which is likely to see the seven-year-old...

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Start-up rankings for states: DPIIT extends deadline for responses to Sep 30
LiveMint | June 11, 2019

The ranking framework comprises seven pillars and 30 action points.27 states and three UTs participated in the first exercise

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Biotech incubation centre a boon for city-based startups | Coimbatore News - Times of India
The Times of India | June 11, 2019

Coimbatore: Innovators and entrepreneurs working in the field of biotechnology, who need specialised equipment such as bioreactors and cell disruptors.

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DealsBuzz: OkCredit raises $15.5 million from Tiger Global, others
LiveMint | June 11, 2019

In other news,Coastal Gujarat Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, may raise ₹1,300 crore through a bond sale as it looks to refinance its existi...

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