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MakeMyTrip Limited acquires ibibo Group to Consolidate the Indian Travel Businesses

Two leading travel groups in India, MakeMyTrip Limited and ibibo Group (owned by global technology group Naspers Limited), have agreed to pursue a transaction that will combine the two businesses under MMYT, creating one of the leading travel groups in India that provides a

Investor Funding in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startups has Increased 10 Fold Over the Last 5 Years

Investor Funding in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startups has Increased 10 Fold Over the Last 5 Years, says Zinnov, a Leading Management Consulting Firm. Leading management consulting firm, Zinnov, released a first-of-its-kind study on the Global Artificial Intelligence market titled, ” The AI Spring: Innovations for acquires Mahindra Retail’s BabyOye for Rs. 362 Crore

The two largest retail players in the largely unorganized $12 bn baby and kids market in India, owned by BrainBees Solutions Pvt Ltd and Mahindra Retail’s BabyOye, have consolidated their business activities on a slump sales basis. The Board of Directors of the two companies

Capillary Technologies acquires Sellerworx to strengthen its Omni-channel product portfolio

Capillary Technologies, an Omni-channel Engagement and Commerce Platform company, announced that it has acquired Sellerworx, to fortify its omni-channel product portfolio. Sellerworx is an omni-channel order and marketplace management product company enabling brands and retailers become successful on online marketplaces. The company provides cloud

Now book an Ola without Internet! – Ola launches offline booking through SMS

App based cab aggregator in India, Ola launches a new feature so that Ola customers can book cabs through SMS without internet. This is aimed at solving one of the biggest problem that customers in India face. Now you don’t need an active internet

Happay Launches India’s First Digital Marketing Expense Card

Happay, a Bangalore based start-up announced the launch of its new product Happay Digital Marketing Expense Card, a pre-paid card designed to track, monitor and control marketing spends and conversions on daily, weekly and monthly basis. The new card is exclusively designed to suit

Top online grocery shopping and delivery apps in India

After many failures and shut downs, online grocery market in India is taking up. Indian online grocery market is estimated to be less than $ 100 million and is expected to cross $25 billion by 2020. According to retail consultancy Technopak, the online grocery retail

Quikr buys on demand beauty services provider Zapluk to scale its inhouse brand AtHomeDiva

Cross category classifieds business Quikr, has acquired ZapLuk, a provider of on-demand beauty & wellness services, in a strategic move to scale its growing beauty services brand AtHomeDiva. Under its services vertical, QuikrServices, Quikr will now offer a full range of on-demand home beauty

Quikr Launches Dazzlr – An entertainment marketplace bridging the gap between the Actors and Clients

Quikr, cross category classifieds business, launched Dazzlr, a talent discovery platform that brings together Actors, Casting Professionals, Directors and Producers. Available on both Android and iOS, Dazzlr is aimed at organizing casting and talent discovery that will address the needs of the film industry

Flipkart digital wallet PhonePe launched UPI based mobile payments app

Flipkart today launched PhonePe, a UPI based mobile payments app to take on Paytm and Freecharge. Flipkart aims at over $1 billion in transactions by this year-end through the app. PhonePe is integrated with the new Unified Payment Interface (UPI), allowing users to directly transact

Discover Couple Friendly Hotels in a City with OYO Relationship Mode

Is it OK to stay with your girl/boy friend in a hotel room in India? No law prohibits the unmarried couple to stay together in a hotel room in India. But most of the hotels in India or the so-called ‘moral policing’ doesn’t allow an

Chai Point Launches – The Intelligent Beverage Solution of the Future

Chai Point, India’s largest Chai retail chain, has announced the launch of – a cloud-based beverage services platform which includes fully automatic and IOT-enabled dispensers. The core purpose of the platform is to provide 100% authentic chai and filter coffee at office pantries.

10 Tips to get venture capital fund

Wonder how most of the talked about start-ups always manage the right amount of VC funding at the right stage. And when these start-ups quote nothing less than million dollar of funding, one often wonder how they belt that under. Achieving a venture capital

5 tips on Time management to startups

Okay, let us be brutally honest! Startups have loads of things to do. Like, literally loads. They will have to meet number of investors on daily basis, have meetings with crowds, and they have to talk and explain their venture to everyone. (and the

Quikr acquires online hiring platform Hiree

Quikr, today announced that it has acquired Hiree, an online hiring platform focused on white-collar jobs. Hiree which counts world’s largest IT companies and India’s highest valued startups in its customer list will be merged with its jobs vertical QuikrJobs and will operate out

Business discovery service NowFloats acquires chat based platform Lookup

Lookup, a chat based platform which connects consumers with local businesses has been acquired by business discovery service NowFloats. The deal is a mixture of cash and stock and Lookup will continue to operate independently according to their founder Deepak Ravindran. Nowfloats is the

Gurgaon-based furniture rental start-up Cityfurnish secures funding from Times Group

Gurgaon-based furniture rental start-up has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Brand Capital, the investment arm of media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. (BCCL). Cityfurnish plans to advertise its brand and offerings through various media publications of Bennett, Coleman & Co

Bengaluru-based IOT Startup Cooey Launches India’s First Smart Glucometer for Diabetics

Internet of Things is a hot topic and increasingly used in many sectors. Healthcare is one sector which has rapidly adopted some good IOT practices. The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices all over the world. Even

GoDaddy Announces Availability in Three Indian Languages to Accelerate Digital Growth for Small Businesses

GoDaddy Inc, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced availability in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil to enable more small businesses (SMBs) across India to build strong online presences. GoDaddy SMB products, its website, marketing, and award-winning customer support will be available

Online Entertainment Ticketing Platform BookMyShow raises INR 550 crores

Mumbai-based Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., which owns and operates BookMyShow, has raised over INR 550 crores ($81.5 M) in its fourth and largest single financing round. The round was led by US-based Stripes Group, and saw participation from all existing investors – Network 18,