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    Sajan Pillai to set up US $75 million VC fund for startups

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sajan Pillai, former CEO of Kerala-based IT major UST Global, has announced plans to set up a $75 million venture capital fund to help startups. Pillai, who retired from the company early this year, said he will utilise his time now to help startups, with special focus on Kerala. “Startups here are faced with issues of […]

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    How To Foster Immediate Lasting Success For Female Entrepreneurs And Startups

    Creating opportunities for one on one or small group time at entrepreneurial events is important for building connections. PHOTO BY VICKY G CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY. While the number of female entrepreneurs is growing globally, women continue to face challenges on their startup journey. The Alison Rose Review Of Female Entrepreneurship in the U.K. highlighted common issues such as access […]

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    Investors make a beeline for B2B fintech startups

    Bengaluru: Financial technology startupscatering to the requirements of enterprises are increasingly grabbing investor attention. Multiple companies have managed to snap large-sized investments in the business-to-business financial services space over the last two years and few are looking to raise fresh rounds in the current financial year. While lending to the MSME sector had gained traction with […]

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    Here’s how these startups are making sense of air quality using sensors

    In cities, millions breathe in contaminated air containing particles many times higher than the prescribed safe limit. Finding innovative ways to monitor and predict air pollution, although not difficult, is proving to be expensive. Entrepreneurs at tiny startups and researchers at premier institutions are, however, taking up the challenge. The bottleneck is primarily due to a lack […]

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    [Weekly funding roundup] Startups raise over $200M, Nykaa and Blackbuck become soonicorns with valuations shy of $1B

    In the first week of April, startups raised $210.23 million across 23 deals. Of this, $79.37 million was swept up by B2B logistics startup Blackbuck, making it a ‘soonicorn’ with a valuation close to $850 million -$900 million. Online beauty platform Nykaa too attained ‘soonicorn’ status by raising Rs 100 crore ($14 million) from Singapore-based TPG Growth IV SF, at […]

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    Two startups use new-age tech to  help connect artists with enthusiasts

    We profile two tech startups that are using technology to solve very different problems. Bounce:urban mobility solutions As a technology-focused startup, Bounce is a smart dock-less urban mobility solutions player. “By combining both hardware and software to address real-time issues and leveraging new-age technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine […]

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    Funding in Indian startups this week (25 Mar-30 Mar)

    This week 19 Indian startups received funding, of which 15 received a total sum of about $222 million. Among them, Bigbasket raised the highest funding of about $150 million followed by Box8 which raised about $15 million. Meanwhile, funding for 4 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed […]

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    Funding in Indian startups this week (18 Mar-23 Mar)

    This week 13 Indian startups received funding, of which 12 received a total sum of about $466 million. Among them, Ola raised the highest funding of about $300 million followed by PhonePe which raised about $107.6 million. Meanwhile, funding for 1 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed […]