Malavika Velayanikal

India Tech in Asia

Business & technology Editor, India at Tech in Asia.

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a geek since Oct 2014

eCommerce

11 failed startups in India this year and what you can learn from them

With the sudden surge in startups India has seen a rash of success stories and failures. Here are some of the biggest companies that fell, and what we can learn from [Read More...]
Dec 18, 2015

Snapdeal gives $20M booster to logistics partner to win last mile race against Flipkart’s Instakart

Flipkart and Snapdeal, have approached e-commerce from different ends, but they seem to be converging.
Oct 07, 2015

Ecommerce is in fashion: Snapdeal acquires Exclusively to build an online luxury mall

A recent McKinsey report says online accounts for only four percent of luxury sales, but it is growing twice as fast as overall sales. “By 2017, pure online sales of [Read More...]
Feb 18, 2015

One-third of the world’s blind live in India. Lenskart wants to change that with $21M funding

According to the Blind Foundation of India, one out of every three blind people in the world lives in India, which adds up to 15 million blind people in the country
Jan 11, 2015
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Entrepreneurship

Wix brought in $200 million worth of noodles in 2015 and is looking for more (screenshot, YouTube)

What superbosses do to energize talent – and bossy bosses don’t

These are their habits
Feb 14, 2016

Scale up your mind: How the smart startups get venture capital funding

What does it take for an entrepreneur to get funded, and what are the circumstances in which they may be better off growing their startup organically?
Jan 15, 2015

India is the world’s fastest growing country for software product startups, says report

Though the number of startups in India is expected to grow from the current level of 3,100 to 11,500 by 2020, India still lags behind other countries' startup [Read More...]
Oct 30, 2014

Industry

7 rising startups in India

A list of Indian startups to watch for this week
Oct 15, 2016

Hike’s direct reply to WhatsApp: ‘We don’t need no Internet’

Hike Direct, as it is called, allows users to chat and share photos without being connected to the Internet.
Oct 10, 2015

Meet the 8 tech billionaires of India

Of India's 100 billionaires 8 are tech moguls. Here's an in-depth look at who made the cut.
Sep 30, 2015

Has Uber opened Pandora’s box by launching a carpool service in India?

It will be interesting to see how Indian commuters take to Uber's newly launched carpool service.
Sep 22, 2015
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Mobile

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News

KOLKATA, INDIA - JAN 20: Lines of the yellow Ambassador taxi cabs and buses on the road of the city on January 20, 2013 in Calcutta, India. Kolkata has a density of 814.80 vehicles per km road length. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

65 acquisitions this year signal a maturing startup ecosystem in India

Investors are drawn to a young ecosystem like India by fast-growing startups and their rising valuations
Oct 25, 2015

Indian healthcare app Practo raises $90M round led by Tencent

Practo founder Shashank ND said it wants to develop beyond a doctor discovery app into a comprehensive health platform
Aug 06, 2015

This device can turn any mobile phone into a card reader. It just got $25M in funding

The majority of India's one billion plus people still do a lot of shopping at corner stores - the spread of POS services like Mswipe's will be a big help
Jul 22, 2015

Meet Alok Goel. He led two of India’s largest startup acquisitions. Now he’s a VC

While Goel knows there can never be a formula to picking winners from fledgling startups, this is his next best guiding investment principle
Jul 13, 2015
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Venture Capital

KOLKATA, INDIA - JAN 20: Lines of the yellow Ambassador taxi cabs and buses on the road of the city on January 20, 2013 in Calcutta, India. Kolkata has a density of 814.80 vehicles per km road length. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

2015 in review: India’s funding pattern in 5 graphs

Here's what you can learn from it
Dec 24, 2015

Meet Alok Goel. He led two of India’s largest startup acquisitions. Now he’s a VC

While Goel knows there can never be a formula to picking winners from fledgling startups, this is his next best guiding investment principle
Jul 13, 2015

India’s 15 best-funded startups (Infographic)

VCs' investments in India reached a crescendo last year when nearly $5 billion was invested in Indian startups, including a whopping $1.7 billion investment in just one [Read More...]
Apr 17, 2015

Scale up your mind: How the smart startups get venture capital funding

What does it take for an entrepreneur to get funded, and what are the circumstances in which they may be better off growing their startup organically?
Jan 15, 2015
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Health

4 healthtech startups that could soon be unicorns in India

The billion-dollar club (or the 6,686 crore club) maybe about to get bigger
Sep 09, 2016

Indian healthcare app Practo raises $90M round led by Tencent

Practo founder Shashank ND said it wants to develop beyond a doctor discovery app into a comprehensive health platform
Aug 06, 2015

Innovation

One school in India has given birth to a surprising number of cool startups

Some of India's top startups are coming out of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.
Oct 23, 2015

Lists

4 healthtech startups that could soon be unicorns in India

The billion-dollar club (or the 6,686 crore club) maybe about to get bigger
Sep 09, 2016

11 failed startups in India this year and what you can learn from them

With the sudden surge in startups India has seen a rash of success stories and failures. Here are some of the biggest companies that fell, and what we can learn from [Read More...]
Dec 18, 2015