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    Parking Discovery Startup ParkEasy Raises Pre-Seed Funding From Dutch Accelerator Rockstart

    Machine learning based parking discovery startup Park Easy, better known via its Android app Peazy, has secured a pre-seed funding from Dutch Accelerator Rockstart. The amount is said to be around $117.4K (Euro 100K) and the deal has been done at a valuation of $1.8 Mn . A leading European accelerator based in the Netherlands, Rockstart makes pre-seed...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Flipkart's Binny Bansal Is Now On The Board Of Logistics Startup BlackBuck

    Logistics startup BlackBuck has onboarded Flipkart founder and group chief executive Binny Bansal on its board of directors, as per a report by VCCircle. The report quoted an undisclosed source stating that Bansal joined the company's board after Neeraj Aggarwal, former Vice President of supply chain operations at Flipkart, quit the ecommerce firm and stepped down...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    VC Firm Omnivore Partners To Make The Final Close Of $90 Mn Fund By January 2018

    New Delhi-based VC firm Omnivore Partners is expected to close the remaining half of the $90 Mn fund by the end of January 2018. With this fund, the VC firm aims to invest in 20 agritech and rural innovation-specific startups by next year. "We are seeing a lot of agritech startups focused on using big data, precision agriculture, IoT play to solve Indian...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    App-only Lending Fintech Startup CASHe Raises $3.07 Mn In Debt From IFMR Capital

    Aeries Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd, that owns the app-only lending platform CASHe, has raised about $3.07 Mn (INR 20 Cr) in debt funding from IFMR Capital in its NBFC company, Bhanix Finance and Investment. The debt funding will be used by the fintech startup to ramp up its loan book. V Raman Kumar, Chairman, Aeris Financial Technologies stated, "CASHe is...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Kerala Startup Mission: Teachers To Get Sabbatical Leave To Roll Out Their Own Startups

    The Kerala government has approved the state startup apex body Kerala Startup Mission's (KSUM) proposal to allow teachers to take a sabbatical leave and start their own startups along with students. Founded in 2006, Kerala Startup Mission is a state nodal agency which aims to build, develop and strengthen state startup ecosystem for entrepreneurship...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    SJM Anxious On RCEP Negotiations Impact On Local Retailers; Urges Indian Govt. Not To Enter Into Any Pact On Ecommerce

    Swadeshi Jagran Manch, known as SJM, an organisation affiliated by RSS has urged the Indian government to not enter into any pact on ecommerce during Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership aka RCEP negotiations. RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    New Petition Says RBI Order For Linking Aadhaar With Bank Account Violates Right To Privacy; Challenges Order in Supreme Court

    As Indian citizens are inundated with messages that ask them to link their phone numbers and bank accounts with Aadhaar, another petition has been filed against Aadhaar in Supreme Court. The new petition by Kalyani Menon Sen, who describes herself as a feminist scholar and activist working for 25 years on issues...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Startup Accelerator Espark Viridian Announces Winners Of Its 'SmartUp' B-Plan Competition

    Espark-Viridian, a startup accelerator for early and growth seeking startups in-association with Headstart Network Foundation, announced the winners of its - SmartUp 2017 a Pan India Business Plan Competition, held from 13th-14th October at Kirori Mal College in North Campus, Delhi University. The competition was initiated to help budding entrepreneurs...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    The Chatbot Revolution Is Here!

    Over the past year, Chatbot has become very popular. Companies of all sizes are building bot, developers have made over 80K Bots for Messenger alone and this is just the beginning. By 2020, it is estimated that 80% of businesses will have a bot. The past year has also been full of challenges.

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Transforming From The Land Of Oil Into A Global Startup Hub, Can Bahrain Be A New Destination For Indian Startups?

    To someone who has never been to Bahrain, it hardly triggers any special response. One would faintly remember it as one of the six GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council), comprising the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owing its economic status to oil reserves.

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