Startup

Cab Aggregator Ola Launches Bicycle-Sharing Service Ola Pedal

Ola Cabs was founded on 3 December 2010 by Bhavish Aggarwal currently CEO, and Ankit Bhati. ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd., operating under the trade name Ola, is an Indian online transportation network company. It was founded as an online cab aggregator in Mumbai but is now based in Bangalore. As of September 2015, Ola was valued at $5 billion. As …


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Older professionals launch ventures to bring in expertise to startup ecosystem

Older professionals are launching new ventures by bringing in a blend of experience and technical expertise to India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. Aged fifty years or more, they are setting up companies in sectors ranging from alternative energy to technology services and gaining support from investors who are banking on their experience and wisdom. In India senior entrepreneurs are taking advantage …


GICE – B School to Incubate Student Startups at BAL Space

The Bangalore-based B school, Global Institute for Corporate Education (GICE), a centre of excellence for corporate education has come up with a centre for nurture young entrepreneurs and for addressing the rising concern created by lack of human resource by getting students of the B-school to intern with the start-ups during their two-year course. GICE has named its initiative as …

Chennai based Sify Technologies to partner with tech start-ups

Sify Technologies has announced that it will explore avenues to invest in or partner with technology start-ups focusing on Cloud, Security and Managed services in India. The company claims to have gathered Rs 30 crore capitals from its promoters, with plans to pull in an additional Rs 120 crore based on the decisions made by its director board. So, it …

India’s first Online Memorial portal – Shradhanjali.com

As per the founders of Shradhanjali.com, it is India’s first and only memorial portal. It helps us relive lives and memories of our parted loved ones. On this portal, you can make a complete page of your loved ones with biography, photos, videos, family details, condolence messages, background music and set birth and death anniversary reminders for relatives and pass …

RailYatri: a Crowd Sourced Platform for Train Travellers in India

Delhi based startup RailYatri has launched a crowd sourced platform called Rail Wisdom for travelers to share and seek information from fellow travelers taking the train. RailYatri which works with the Indian railways to provide information for passengers, wants to make this into a portal that will have information around more than 8000 railway stations that cover over 80% of the country.

NASSCOM Launches first Startup Warehouse for Tech startups

India’s IT industry representative body NASSCOM – the National Association of Software and Service Companies has opened its first co-working facility. It’s called Start-up Warehouse, and it’s created for tech start-ups and the entrepreneur community in the Diamond district of Bangalore.   Located in Bangalore’s Diamond district, the warehouse has about 10,000 square feet space with approximately 70 seats. The …

Chennai Based Venture Kobster provides office supplies Online

According to the report by the Global Industry Analysts, the worldwide office writing and marking instrument market is expected to reach almost $22 Billion by the year 2017, with paper based products holding the key share. The growth is expected to be powered by the demands from Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific region of the world. One new niche …

A Chennai Startup plans ‘Women-Only’ Cyber cafes with Harvard University grant

Women in general, mostly from the suburbs, do not use cyber cafes much, even though they may be good with computers and the internet. Thanks to the grant awarded to EmpowHer by the Omidyar Grant for Entrepreneurship in South Asia by Harvard University’s South Asia Institute. The grant aims to assist projects and organizations looking at entrepreneurial solutions to social …

Deliverwithme – Crowdsourced Ecommerce Delivery Platform

If you are a frequent flyer, then apart from the clocking air mile rewards, you can now also get free cab rides, free meals, coupons and goodies from brands. To earn such freebies – all you need to do is to carry verified eCommerce packages like shoes, apparels, books and accessories with Bangalore based platform DeliverWithMe. All packages to be …

Why India is not a “Ideal Place” for Tech / IT startups

Though Bangalore is proving that it is by far and away India’s startup capital, aided in the assumption of this title by the software companies which first put the city on the global map. A strong community of engineers with global work experience, savvy customers and growing pools of early-stage capital, are transforming the city into a global startup hub, …

Why startup partnerships fail prematurely?

If you have a partner, you are bound to have fights. 65% percent of all startups fail due to co-founder conflict. Look at the most common types of conflicts in a startups. Do You Recommend Any Of These Solutions? Married couples argue 321 times a year. Although there is no statistics about co-founder fighting – the number is probably not …

How to raise seed capital for your startup?

Raising money is simple but not easy. This guide illustrates one way of raising money for a startup, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. We have seen quite a few entrepreneurs go from nothing to a funded company. This infographic is a generalization of their experience.  

1 NYC & 1 Gurgaon startup makes it easy to find & hire maids online!

Now Hire Maids Online! 2 new online startups have emerged to take the hassle out of finding and scheduling a professional maid to clean your apartment or house.  The startups are the themaidscompany.com from Gurgaon and getmaid.com of NewYork City. Though both of them offer more or less easy ways to find and hire maids online – though the business models …

Why India lacks good Software Product Startups?

India still lacks in producing good Software Product Companies. It may be largely due to the fact that we don’t have good Product professionals – in Product, Engineering and Marketing Area.  The present Indian Product Companies focus too much on west and aping them rather than finding out products that will be made for India.  Even if you build a product …

Do you work on weekends for your startup venture?

Do most startup employees work weekends? If not, why not? You can use the time to meet with employees, order priorities, and attend to financial details you’ve neglected for the last few weeks (and fantasize what you’ll deal with next week). Weekends are also a good time to meet prospective employees because you’ll find out what they’re made of. Depending …