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    Tech transformation: how agriculture is being redefined through digital innovation and startups

    At a recent YES Bank panel and digital startup competition, it was evident that India’s digital boom was lending the Indian startup ecosystem a distinctly agri-flavour. The convergence of mobile networks, broadband internet, cloud platforms, IoT, AI and open data is helping transform one of the world’s oldest professions. This is of great significance as […]

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    Cabinet may decide on FAME II scheme in a month: Geete

    New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) The Union Cabinet may decide on the roll out of the FAME India schemes second phase to boost adoption of energy-efficient vehicles in a months time, Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete said. The proposal entailing details of the scheme should come up before the Union Cabinet in a month, […]

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    How HungerBox makes digitalised cafeterias work in India

    Long before food tech became a catchword, Sandipan Mitra, Co-founder and CEO of HungerBox, a business-to-business (B2B) food tech start-up, started an online food ordering company in 2007 and named it HungryBangalore.com. It was just like Zomato and Swiggy are today. But he and his co-founder never thought of life beyond Bangalore. When Indian Angel […]

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    Podcasts : Sound byte of millennials

    The concept of listening to episodic series of digital audio has caught the attention of Gen-Y, who are always looking for engaging content. Listeners claim, they enjoy listening to podcasts on history, pop culture, fiction, finance, technology, etc while stuck in traffic, doing mundane tasks or exercising. BENGALURU:Radhika Dutt, a 25-year-old chartered accountant, travels between […]

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    These Indian Startups Are Making It Easier For Mothers To Return To Work After Maternity Leave

    In many early stage, work-intensive startups, women fear being sidelined after taking maternity breaks but the ecosystem is coming together to enable more female participation. (Image: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Despite being one of the hottest startup destinations in Asia, India throws up some skewed statistics when it comes to gender. Only 27% of the […]

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    Nine startups with promise

    Neha Motwani and Jayam Vora, founders, Fitternity Image: Aditi Tailang, Location courtesy: Reset Bandra west For nearly two decades, India has been at the forefront of a startup revolution. From Zomato and Flipkart to Ola, startups in Asia’s third-largest economy have been flush with funds and are busy building billion-dollar empires. As investors continue to […]

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    Fantasy Gaming Startup Dream11 Looks To Raise $100 Mn From Tencent

    Mumbai-based fantasy gaming startup Dream11 is looking to raise $100 Mn from Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent, following the latter’s interest in the Indian gaming industry. Tencent has offered a term sheet for a transaction that could potentially value Dream11 at a pre-money valuation of $400-$450 Mn, reports ET. Earlier, Inc42 had reported that with Alibaba-Paytm actively pursuing interests in gaming segment, Tencent is also […]

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    Startup failure: why do startups fail and how to avoid it

    Every year startups fail, even with VC backing and support. But with each of these failures, we learn something. Most important is to test your idea before you start up. Often aspiring entrepreneurs are so in love with their idea that they fail to look at it from a 360-degree perspective and skip the tough […]