Bitcoin startups in Asia take aim at remittances market

    “We started in 2014, when bitcoin crashed from $1,000 to $200-$300 and luckily our business model didn’t rely on speculation,” said SCI co-founder Miguel Cuneta. HONG KONG/SEOUL: Bitcoin, battered by warnings about volatility and bubble-like appreciation, may have found a way to play a niche role in a big market: overseas money transfers. Used as […]

    What’s In Manchester For The Indian Startups?

    Currently, home to over “2,000 foreign companies” and over “10K startups” from across the world, Manchester that has witnessed the glory of industrial revolution during the 16th and 17th centuries, is still one of the key-enablers of digital ecosystem in the world. Historian and Author Peter Hall in his book, The First Industrial City: Manchester 1760–1830 had stated, “Manchester was without […]

    Industrial IoT startups to drive next wave of growth: Report

    While wearables and devices have been the darling of investors in the IoT sector, going forward, industrial IoT startups will drive the next wave of growth, say the Zinnov Zones 2017 IoT Technology and Services report. Here are the key highlights of the report: – Consumer IoT is leading the surge of funding with a cumulative share of 19%. […]

    Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

    There’s little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to speak, he’s able to get away with it, too. Last month, for example, Palihapitiya’s firm, Social Capital, took the unusual step of raising $600 million in an IPO […]

    Equanimity Investments Partners Up With Sanctum To Launch $15.4 Mn Fund For Early Stage Startups

    VC firm Equanimity Investments has teamed up with Sanctum Wealth Management to launch a $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr) debt venture capital fundtargeting early stage startups. As stated by Equanimity founder Rajesh Sehgal in an interaction with Inc42, the fund will come with a greenshoe option of an additional $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr). The partnership will allow Sanctum’s […]

    Oracle bets on 15 Indian startups for its cloud accelerator programme

    Besides providing mentoring and advice, the programme elements include free credits on Oracle Cloud, access to Oracle’s technology, co-working spaces, and access to Oracle customers, partners and investors. Oracle India recently announced a new batch of startups under its Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. The third batch of cohort has five […]

    Collaborative Community Startups Club Launches Incubator For Early-Stage Startups

    Bengaluru-based Startups Club a platform to accelerate early-stage startups has launched an incubator called SC Incurator (“SCIN”). SCIN will incubate, invest and accelerate early-stage startups over a 12-month period. Earlier this week, Chinese accelerator and venture fund ZDream Ventures, known as Zhudao in China, also announced the launch ofincubator ZDream Labs in Gurugram. “India’s time is now. […]

    10 Hot Startups You’ve Never Heard Of (But Can Model Your Biz On)

    While startups like Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, Snapchat, Uber and Dropbox get all the attention, there are thousands of other startups that deserve to be placed in the spotlight. Whether you’re a business owner or a consumer wanting to stay on top of the latest trends, here are 10 hot startups you may not have heard of but definitely […]

    Why Art Business Incubators are Boosting Startups

    A new kind of retail incubator has emerged in recent years, providing support for arts-oriented start-ups. One example is the Cleveland Flea, which helps turn Northeast Ohio artists into retail entrepreneurs by offering support services, connections to suppliers, and market access. Some observers have argued that these incubators have led to a dramatic rise in the […]