Flipkart sets up fund for early-stage bets; PharmEasy, Drivezy may raise capital

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Walmart-owned homegrown e-commerce major Flipkart has set up an internal fund for its early stage investments, a report in a financial ....

25 March, 2019

Online pharmacy NetMeds snaps up health-tech startup KiViHealth

Kavya Kothiyal

Online pharmacy NetMeds Marketplace Pvt. Ltd said on Monday it has acquired health-tech startup KiViHealth in a cash-and-stock ....

25 March, 2019
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Online drug delivery platform PharmEasy names ex-Myntra exec as CTO

Shweta Sharma

Online drug delivery platform PharmEasy has appointed Abhinav Yajurvedi as its chief technology officer (CTO). Yajurvedi joins ....

8 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

From diagnostics to video consultation, Netmeds is gearing up for a growth spurt

Binu Paul

Netmeds is well known to most Indian cricket fans. After all, large logos of the online pharmacy company were emblazoned on cricket ....

22 February, 2019

Why India’s e-pharmacies are still awaiting a policy prescription

Binu Paul

The dozen-odd startups that constitute India’s nascent e-pharmacy sector currently operate in a regulatory grey area and ....

15 February, 2019
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Relief for e-pharmacies as Madras HC stays order banning online sale of medicines

Binu Paul

E-pharmacies have received a boost as the Madras High Court has stayed an order banning the sale of medicines online, according ....

3 January, 2019

Madras High Court enforces blanket ban on online sale of medicines

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

In another setback for e-pharmacies, the Madras High Court on Monday enforced a blanket ban on the sale of online medicines till ....

17 December, 2018

Delhi High Court orders pan-India ban on online sale of medicines

Binu Paul

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a ruling prohibiting e-pharmacies from selling medicines online without a valid licence ....

13 December, 2018

Setback for e-pharmacies as Madras HC suspends online sale of medicines

Binu Paul

In what could be a major setback to the blossoming e-pharmacy business in India, the Madras High Court on Wednesday issued an ....

31 October, 2018
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IAMAI seeks clarity on draft e-pharmacy bill

Payal Ganguly

Industry body the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has sought clarification on whether the e-Pharmacy Bill is ....

16 October, 2018

The era of digital-first consumer brands is here: Orios Venture's Anup Jain

Payal Ganguly

In June, early-stage investment firm Orios Venture Partners named Anup Jain its managing partner. This came barely nine months ....

11 October, 2018

Online drug delivery platform PharmEasy tops up Series C funding round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Bruhadeeswaran R

Mumbai-based 91 Streets Media Pvt. Ltd, which operates online drug delivery platform PharmEasy, has raised $50 million (Rs 363 ....

26 September, 2018

Exclusive: VC-backed pharmacy app Myra gets a new dose of funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based Metarain Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which runs pharmacy app Myra, has raised Rs 8.75 crore ($1.2 million) in ....

14 September, 2018

Online drugstore PharmEasy raises venture debt from InnoVen Capital

Payal Ganguly

Mumbai-based PharmEasy, which offers diagnostic test booking services as well as medicines and wellness products online, has raised ....

12 September, 2018

With one eye on policy, e-pharmacies seek cure for bleeding and vitamins for growth

Anand J & Binu Paul

From a cash burn rate that is among the highest in the tech startup space to issues around distribution, scaling and profitability, ....

27 April, 2018

E-pharmacies welcome govt’s draft rules but grey areas abound

Anand J

Online pharmacies and experts across the board have largely welcomed the government’s draft regulations for the sector, which ....

25 April, 2018

HealthAssure raises pre-Series A money from The HR Fund

Binu Paul

Primary healthcare services aggregator HealthAssure has raised $1 million (Rs 6.5 crore) in a pre-Series A round from human resource ....

12 March, 2018

Drug delivery platform PharmEasy gets Series C funding from existing investors

Dearton Thomas Hector

Mumbai-headquartered 91 Streets Media Pvt. Ltd, which operates online drug delivery platform PharmEasy, said on Thursday that ....

1 March, 2018