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

Second sexual harassment case filed against Seedfund co-founder Mahesh Murthy

Dearton Thomas Hector

A second case has been filed against Mahesh Murthy, a prominent angel investor and co-founder of venture capital firm Seedfund, ....

21 March, 2018

Careers360 rolls out online recruitment platform for teachers

Shweta Sharma

Career counselling and education services firm Careers360 has launched an online recruitment platform for teachers called Faculty360.com, ....

21 March, 2018

Seedfund co-founder Mahesh Murthy arrested in sexual harassment case, gets bail

Manu P Toms

Mahesh Murthy, a prominent angel investor and co-founder of venture capital firm Seedfund, was arrested in Mumbai on Friday in ....

9 February, 2018

Flipkart, Snapdeal unlikely to remain key players: Mahesh Murthy

Deepti Chaudhary

Investor Mahesh Murthy is known for not mincing words. The co-founder of Seedfund says several businesses in India have been ....

9 February, 2017

Paytm's Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

Dearton Thomas Hector

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And ....

8 February, 2017

News website The Ken raises $400K from angels

Disha Sharma

Subscription-based news startup, The Ken, has raised $400,000 (Rs 2.68 crore) from a clutch of investors, the company said in ....

17 February, 2017

Should the government pay heed to Flipkart's & Ola's call for protection?

Binu Paul & Dearton Thomas Hector

A nationalistic fervour has taken over the Indian startup world with two of the largest homegrown consumer internet companies ....

8 December, 2016

US President-elect Trump elicits mixed reactions from Indian entrepreneurs

Deepti Chaudhary

US President-elect Donald Trump seems to have divided the Indian startup fraternity. Reactions on him becoming the most powerful ....

9 November, 2016

Why Ola's capital dumping barb is silly, hypocritical and has no merit

Manu P Toms

"There is an urgent need for adequate regulation to curb predatory pricing and capital dumping in the ecosystem in the interest ....

7 November, 2016

Why Rocket Internet's India bets misfired

Manu P Toms & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

There is a scary similarity between Jabong and Foodpanda, although one is an online fashion store and the other a food-ordering ....

27 July, 2016

Digital media startup Newslaundry gets funding from Omidyar, others

Disha Sharma

News Laundry Media Pvt Ltd, which runs media portal Newslaundry, has raised funding from Omidyar Network and a bunch of angel ....

22 February, 2016

Indian telcos killed VAS business. Now they're out to kill your business

Mahesh Murthy

Some of you may remember the huge hype around VAS (Value Added Services) startups in India less than a decade years ago - remember ....

13 April, 2015

Big ad budgets are for big losers

Mahesh Murthy

A little less than two years ago, Felix Baumgartner jumped from a hot air balloon 39 kilometres above the earth. He didn't just ....

3 December, 2014

What do investors have to say about Flipkart's funding, Amazon's war chest

Diksha Dutta & Priyanka Sahay & Peer

Flipkart announced a mega $1 billion funding round and Amazon raised the stakes by committing $2 billion investment in India to ....

31 July, 2014

Mahesh Murthy's tips on lean & efficient marketing for startups @ India Angel Summit 2013

Team TC

Apart from a number of exciting keynotes, panels (involving more than 25 speakers including top entrepreneurs, early VCs and ....

25 November, 2013

I don't hate Flipkart, I just don't think it's the right way to build a business: Mahesh Murthy

Mahesh Murthy

Earlier this month, India's largest consumer e-commerce player Flipkart.com had raised an additional $160 million (Rs 990 crore) ....

22 October, 2013

Lean Startups: What's the #1 reason why tech startups fail?

Mahesh Murthy

Am not sure it's something many people have mentioned, but the absolute #1 reason tech startups – or for that matter – ....

19 August, 2013

Mahesh Murthy on how RedBus built its business bus by bus

Mahesh Murthy

I have had some sort of internal view of RedBus right from when we at Seedfund invested in them in 2006, and have seen the company ....

26 June, 2013

Discount selling kills brands: Mahesh Murthy of SeedFund

Sainul K

Startups are killing a brand and devaluing their business by offering discounts on products, according to Mahesh Murthy, founding ....

21 March, 2013

Jabong bangs into top rung of Indian e-commerce; Can it sustain?

Sonam Gulati

Delhi-based media consultant Rama Lal (name changed) learnt about Jabong.com, an e-commerce website focused on lifestyle products, ....

1 August, 2012