Criteo's India MD on competing with Google and Facebook, focus areas and more

Anand J

French advertisement-technology company Criteo is among the few companies that have been able to take on the might of Google and ....

13 March, 2019

From groceries to e-tailing, hyperlocal delivery startups back in the limelight

Kavya Kothiyal

Last month, food-tech unicorn Swiggy started offering home delivery of groceries and other daily essentials. And last week, Reliance ....

6 March, 2019
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Grofers narrows loss as net sales double in FY18

Kavya Kothiyal

Gurugram-based online grocery startup Grofers India Pvt. Ltd pared its losses but saw its net sales or operating revenue surge ....

22 February, 2019

Startups bullish about fundraising but hiring still a pain point: TechCircle survey

Kavya Kothiyal

A record year for fundraising in the Indian startup ecosystem has made entrepreneurs bullish about their prospects of raising ....

19 February, 2019

Technology to help us automate decision-making, remove human discretion: Kishore Biyani

Anand J

Future Group's Kishore Biyani has been a vocal critic of the Indian e-commerce sector, which is dominated by discounts and ....

18 February, 2019

Video analytics firm Vidooly raises Series C capital from Alibaba, Times Internet

Kavya Kothiyal

Video analytics startup Vidooly Media Tech Pvt. Ltd has raised Rs 15.14 crore ($2.12 million as per current exchange rates) in ....

8 February, 2019
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BigBasket to become unicorn with fresh $150 mn funding: Report

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

SuperMarket Grocery Supplies Pvt. Ltd, which owns online grocer BigBasket, is raising up to $150 million (Rs 1,070.20 crore) in ....

8 February, 2019

Paytm Mall pivoting from consumers to merchants, rejigging management

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Paytm Mall is pivoting from its consumer-facing business to wholesale and offline-to-online (O2O) segments, due to heightening ....

29 January, 2019

Digital tech driving emerging economies faster than ever before: Alibaba’s Luohan Academy

Vignesh Ananthraj

Mobile internet, e-commerce, mobile payments and internet-based services are driving emerging market growth faster than ever before, ....

25 January, 2019

Paytm Mall not bowing out of e-commerce race, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Paytm founder and chief executive Vijay Shekhar Sharma has dismissed reports that the company plans to scale down Paytm Mall, ....

25 January, 2019
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Paytm to step up overseas expansion this year

Reuters

Digital payments company Paytm is considering foraying into 1-2 more developed markets in 2019, Chief Financial Officer Madhur ....

24 January, 2019

Inside Alibaba's AI-driven hotels of the future

Reuters

Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's futuristic "FlyZoo" hotel, black disc-shaped robots ....

23 January, 2019

Paytm to enter crowded OTT space, forms content partnerships

Payal Ganguly

Digital payments company Paytm is entering the over the top (OTT) space with video partnerships, a report in The Economic Times ....

14 January, 2019

Alibaba launches global digital services programme for retail firms

Payal Ganguly

Chinese internet company Alibaba has launched its suite of digital services for retail companies and brands through its strategic ....

11 January, 2019

Zomato courts new investors as SoftBank switches focus to Swiggy

Kavya Kothiyal & Payal Ganguly

Food-tech unicorn Zomato is courting new investors in a bid to raise up to $1 billion in fresh funding even as Japanese investment ....

2 January, 2019

Paytm Payments Bank free to open new accounts as RBI lifts ban

Dearton Thomas Hector

Paytm Payments Bank Ltd has received a nod from India’s central bank to start onboarding customers again and to resume Know ....

2 January, 2019

Flashback 2018: Flipkart steals the show as e-commerce dominates M&A activity

Kavya Kothiyal

When it comes to M&A deals, Flipkart undoubtedly stands out as the Indian startup ecosystem’s greatest success -- not ....

26 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Fuelled by enormous investor appetite, food-tech finds its mojo

Binu Paul

The events of the past year have made it amply clear that food-tech is certainly not a winner-takes-all business. Four heavily-funded ....

26 December, 2018

Why bike-sharing firm Ofo's dramatic fall should serve as a cautionary tale

Reuters

On the sidewalks of Shanghai and Beijing, once bright-yellow Ofo bicycles lie in varying states of disrepair - chains unhooked, ....

24 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Unicorns, Chinese cheques drive buzz in startup ecosystem

Binu Paul

India’s startup ecosystem took a long stride towards maturity this year, as several big-ticket acquisitions and funding ....

24 December, 2018

Why the new regulations for online food delivery firms need greater clarity

Anurag Pareek & Samad Ali

Online food delivery companies have drawn significant interest from investors this year as they experience rapid growth. Zomato, ....

16 November, 2018