Vijayakumar Pitchiah

IIT-Roorkee ties up with ISRO to conduct research in space technology

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has signed a memorandum of understanding with the country’s premier space agency, ....

15 March, 2019

Mswipe to get $32-mn cheque from Epiq Capital, Facebook co-founder’s VC firm

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mumbai-based mobile point-of-sale services (mPoS) startup Mswipe Technologies Pvt. Ltd is raising $31.47 million (Rs 219 crore ....

14 March, 2019
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Digital insurance startup Acko raises $65 mn in Series C funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mumbai-based online startup Acko General Insurance Co. Ltd has raised $65 million (Rs 452.3 crore) in a Series C round of funding ....

13 March, 2019

Travel-tech startup Guiddoo gets two new investors

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Travel technology firm Guiddoo World Travels Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed sum in fresh funding from two new investors. In ....

13 March, 2019

Exclusive: Logistics startup BlackBuck to raise new round led by Goldman Sachs

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Zinka Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which operates business-to-business tech-enabled logistics startup BlackBuck, is raising Rs ....

13 March, 2019

OYO to invest $200 mn in India & Southeast Asia ops this year

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Hospitality unicorn OYO has committed to invest Rs 1,400 crore (around $200 million) in its Indian and Southeast Asian operations ....

12 March, 2019
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PayU eyes peer Wibmo for $50-60 mn; Quikr close to buying Zefo

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Naspers-owned PayU is close to acquiring online payments firm Wibmo for an estimated $50-60 million (Rs 348.11 - 417.74 crore), ....

12 March, 2019

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s raises fresh funding at nearly $4 bn valuation

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s, run by Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, has raised $4.76 million (Rs 33.2 crore at current exchange rates) ....

11 March, 2019

RuPay Global Card consumers cross 64 million mark

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) said it has racked up 64 million RuPay Global Card consumers ever since it started ....

7 March, 2019

Ezetap appoints interim head Byas Nambisan as new CEO

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Cellphone payments service provider Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd has appointed its former finance chief and interim chief ....

6 March, 2019
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Digital sales and marketing services firm Benddit secures $250K in seed funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Gurugram-based Benddit Global Business Private Limited, which operates a technology platform to connect sales and marketing experts ....

6 March, 2019

Uber ropes in former Axis Bank exec as India marketing head

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Cab hailing major Uber has appointed former Axis Bank executive Manisha Lath Gupta as the head of marketing for its Indian operations, ....

5 March, 2019

Exclusive: Dailyhunt to raise $173 mn from Goldman Sachs, valuation to soar

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, which operates local-language content and news aggregator Dailyhunt, is raising ....

5 March, 2019

Farm-focussed fintech startup Jai Kisan secures seed funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mumbai-based Greenizon Agritech Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, which operates Jai Kisan, a lending platform for the farming community, ....

4 March, 2019

Reliance acquiring majority stakes in Grab, C-Square to boost hybrid commerce biz

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has agreed to acquire an 83% majority stake in Mumbai-based hyperlocal delivery ....

4 March, 2019

Zomato to open food-supplies warehouses for B2B biz in 9 more cities

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Food delivery firm Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd said it will open warehouses in nine more cities across India by the end of this year, ....

1 March, 2019

Govt to float $700 mn fund to invest in software products startups

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The Indian government plans to launch a fund of Rs 5,000 crore ($700 million) to invest in homegrown software products startups. The ....

1 March, 2019

E-pharmacy 1mg to raise capital from IFC as part of $70 mn round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector investment arm of the World Bank, plans to invest an undisclosed ....

1 March, 2019

Exclusive: Zomato raising fresh capital from Delivery Hero, others

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Online restaurant discovery and food delivery platform Zomato is raising around $62.25 million (Rs 440.86 crore) in a fresh funding ....

28 February, 2019

Urban Ladder hands out pink slips amid efforts to turn profitable this year

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Omnichannel furniture retailer Urban Ladder Home Décor Solutions Pvt. Ltd has laid off around 60 employees as part of a ....

28 February, 2019

Ed-tech startup for pre-schoolers Bulbul raises funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Hyderabad- and US-based Bulbul Inc., which develops learning apps for pre-school kids, has raised Rs 3.5 crore ($500,000) in a ....

27 February, 2019