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    Change Won't Come From The Govt. But From The Young Entrepreneurs, That're Making A Difference On The Ground: Raje

    As more than 5,000 participants gathered to take part in the Hackathon 4.0 during the Rajasthan IT Day mega event in Jaipur, IT veteran turned angel investor Mohandas Pai called it a triggering point for the pink city which is turning IT. "Such a vast gathering for an IT event in Jaipur. This hasn't happened in Bengaluru...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Rajasthan IT Day 2018: Meet The Three Winners Of Hackathon 4.0

    As Rajasthan IT Day 2018 concludes with much fanfare, we bring you the three winners from amongst 5000 entries of non-stop 36-hour coding marathon, Hackathon 4.0 held at the fest. Jalandhar-based AK Pal Robotic, Delhi-based Tech 9 and Bengaluru-based Swift Ace have won the Hackathon 4.0 organised by the government of Rajasthan. Hackathon 4.0 aimed at finding effective solutions to...

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    AgriTech And Impact Investing - Where Are The Opportunities?

    Indian AgriTech had an exciting 2017, seeing its largest investment sizes and entrepreneurial activity to date. The sector has been on the rise with approximately 300 live startups (up from 50 in 2012) and three deals (Skymet, EM3, and Agrostar) that each attracted $10 Mn or more in funding. Global trends have reflected this increase too-US investment in AgriTech doubled to $700 Bn...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    With $18 Mn Funding Led By Insight Venture, Chargebee Aims To Break-even Profitability Soon

    Chennai-based subscription management and recurring billing solutions startup Chargebee has raised $18 Mn growth capital from New York-based Insight Venture Partners. The Series C funding round also saw participation from existing investors Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management. This funding will help Chargebee expand globally and improve proximity...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Consumer Protection Act, 2018 To Toughen Regulations For Ecommerce Marketplaces Further

    Amid parliament adjournments, as the Union Minister of Food & Public Distribution, Consumer Affairs, Government Of India Ram Vilas Paswan is all set to move the Consumer Protection Bill, ecommerce marketplaces will face more legal bindings and greater liability once the bill gets enacted. The Consumer Protection Bill aims to provide for the protection of...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Flipkart Revamps Logistics Network, Plans To Open Logistics Centre In Kolkata

    After revealing the plans of setting up a state-of-the-art logistics centre in Bengaluru, Flipkart has now announced to open an 80 acres logistics centre in Kolkata to cater to its East and North East deliveries. With this move Flipkart is trying to revamp its logistics strategy. According to the reports, the company will cater to its delivery needs through smaller...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    As Flipkart Deal Intensifies, Walmart Eyes Higher Investments In India, Hiring Top Talent

    As the talks about Walmart taking up major stake in Flipkart intensify, Walmart is looking to double its investments in India while hiring top technology talent and investing or acquiring Indian tech startups. In a recent conversation with Livemint, Jeremy King, Chief Technology Officer of Walmart, said that company will aggressively scale up its...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Micro-Jobs Providing Startup GigIndia Raises Seed Funding From Angel Investors

    Pune-headquartered GigIndia, which provides micro-jobs to students has raised an undisclosed amount of Seed funding from a consortium of angel investors. The list includes Jessica Wong, Founding Managing Partner of Ganesh Ventures; Hiro Mashita, Director at M&S Partners; Xue Manzi, Director-Manzi Fund and Yiyun Zhang, CEO at Pocket Part Time. The startup plans to...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Lack Of Early Stage Funding; High Cash Burn Major Impediments To The Growth Of Indian Fintech Sector: YES Bank Report

    The financial services industry has transformed greatly with the advent of financial technology or 'Fintech' over the last few years. This has paved the way for the emergence of differentiated financial services products and alternate channels of delivery, resulting in significant expansion of the reach and scope of...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Early Stage VC Fireside Ventures Closes 1st Fund With A Corpus Of $52.12 Mn

    Early stage investment firm Fireside Ventures has successfully closed its first fund with a corpus of $52.12 Mn (INR 340 Cr). The VC firm now aims to invest in 20-25 consumer brand businesses from this fund over the next two to three years. The fund has been anchored by a clutch of investors including Premji Invest, Westbridge Capital, Mariwala Family Office, Unilever...

    • 2 days ago