Sainul Abudheen K

India e27

Sainul has been tracking the Indian startup ecosystem for the past four years. A well-connected writer, he keenly follows each and every development in the Indian startup and venture capital industry. A complete family man, he is also an ardent soccer fan and likes to spend his free time playing the 'sevens' with friends.

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Consumer

eCommerce

Gautam Tewari, Co-founder of SmartVizX

Husband-wife duo get $500K for revolutionary VR startup SmartVizX out of India

The Tewaris' Delhi-based startup integrates virtual reality into online stores to give you a feel of what your purchases would look like at home
Mar 12, 2016
From L to R: Arjun Basu (CFO), Anisha Singh (CEO) and Ashish Bhatnagar (CTO). Photo Credit: PR

Baidu looking to buy Indian coupons venture Mydala for $100M: Report

Info Edge-backed Mydala operates in 200 cities and claims it sells about 220,000 deals everyday
  Nov 12, 2015

RedMart raises $26.7M from Garena, Facebook co-founder, others

The e-grocer’s bridge round comes ahead of a larger Series C round, and will be used for launching an on-demand marketplace, international expansion, among other [Read More...]
Aug 20, 2015

Flipkart adds furniture. Should FabFurnish, Pepperfry be worried?

Specialist furniture e-tailers like Pepperfry say this segment requires a different skill set, and new comers may not be equipped for it.
Aug 09, 2015
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Entrepreneurship

Divyank Turakhia (R) and Zhang Zhiyong (C) sign the acquisition agreement. Photo credit: PR

He made his first $1M at the age of 18 and $100M at 23, and now sold his adtech firm for $900M at 34

Media.net, a global adtech company started by serial entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia, has been acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for $900 million
  Aug 23, 2016
Photo credit: Picsdream

This avid photographer quit his corporate job to build a marketplace for artists and art buyers

The startup recently raised an undisclosed sum in funding co-led by IAN Co-founder Raman Roy and former Flipkart CBO Ankit Nagori
Apr 04, 2016

6 tech startups that made it big without venture capital

While some great startups in the world were built on massive VC money, a bunch of them scaled the heights with self funding
  Jul 26, 2015

Singapore is largest producer of startups in Southeast Asia: Peng T. Ong

500 Startups’ Dave McClure talks Asia, investment and much more with Monk’s Hill Ventures’ Peng T. Ong on day 2 of Echelon Asia Summit
Jun 28, 2015
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Industry

Gautam Tewari, Co-founder of SmartVizX

Husband-wife duo get $500K for revolutionary VR startup SmartVizX out of India

The Tewaris' Delhi-based startup integrates virtual reality into online stores to give you a feel of what your purchases would look like at home
Mar 12, 2016

Didi Kuaidi driving to India with an investment in Ola

The investment extends the perimeters of Didi Kuaidi’s global partnership from Southeast Asia and North America to India.
  Sep 29, 2015

Vietnam is about to change the game in Southeast Asia: 500 Startups

500 Startups’ Venture Partners Eddie Thai and Binh Tran share their plans for Vietnam, the market, and more.
Sep 02, 2015

No more pepper spray! One Touch Response is here to help

When travelling through unsafe areas, users can activate the tracking service which will monitor them and provide assistance if needed.
Aug 27, 2015
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Mobile

Image credit: Hike

Hike raises $175 million led by Tencent and Foxconn to take on WhatsApp in India

While WhatsApp is still the most-preferred IM app in India, Hike has more than 100 million users with a monthly messaging volume of 40 billion
Aug 16, 2016
Photo credit: TaleHunt PR

Write a tale, hunt for an audience: This app aims to be the Twitter of very short stories

India-based mobile app TaleHunt enables users to write tiny 250-word stories and share it with the world
Jun 11, 2016

India’s on-demand hyperlocal delivery startup ShadowFax raises $8.5M

With an initial focus on the restaurant industry, ShadowFax aims to diversify into multiple verticals such as grocery, bakery, pharmaceuticals, and e-commerce.
Sep 13, 2015

From masturbation to threats, cabbies in India drive Ola and Uber crazy

Taxi-booking apps are facing many challenges related to regulations, passenger safety, and privacy in India
Jul 18, 2015
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News

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Accelerators

500 Startups ramps up activity in Asia, ropes in two partners in Vietnam

The fund has already invested in 3 startups in Vietnam and plans to back up to 20 more over the next 12 months.
Aug 19, 2015

20 Indian incubators and accelerators to keep an eye on

India has seen emergence of a large number of startup incubators and accelerators. Here’s a comprehensive list of the most active ones
Feb 24, 2015

Big Data

Gautam Tewari, Co-founder of SmartVizX

Husband-wife duo get $500K for revolutionary VR startup SmartVizX out of India

The Tewaris' Delhi-based startup integrates virtual reality into online stores to give you a feel of what your purchases would look like at home
Mar 12, 2016

10 Big Data startups in Singapore and India you should know

Who is leading the charge for Big Data in Singapore and India? We’ve compiled a list of the top ten you should keep on your radar
Apr 10, 2015

Education

No black magic, this student has invented an apparatus that can produce water from thin air

Indian engineering student Jawwad Patel’s self-filling water apparatus can produce potable water even from polluted air
Aug 20, 2016

Health

Track your child’s health, growth and development using BabyBerry

Developed by Bangalore-based Cerebrahm Innovations, BabyBerry is an app that tracks and monitors your child’s health and growth
Feb 20, 2015

Lists

6 tech startups that made it big without venture capital

While some great startups in the world were built on massive VC money, a bunch of them scaled the heights with self funding
Jul 26, 2015

10 Big Data startups in Singapore and India you should know

Who is leading the charge for Big Data in Singapore and India? We’ve compiled a list of the top ten you should keep on your radar
Apr 10, 2015

Media

Photo credit: TaleHunt PR

Write a tale, hunt for an audience: This app aims to be the Twitter of very short stories

India-based mobile app TaleHunt enables users to write tiny 250-word stories and share it with the world
Jun 11, 2016

Robotics

Rakuten leads $10.5 million round in AI startup ViSenze

Brands use ViSenze to turn images into engagement, and publishers use ViSenze to generate monetisation opportunities from their visual media assets
Sep 16, 2016
Photo credit: Saarang Sumesh

At the age of 3, he made a combustion engine model. He’s now 7 and has already built a cleaning robot and a remote-controlled vehicle

Wonder kid Saarang Sumesh has just returned from the US after showcasing his talent at the Maker Faire event in Silicon Valley
Jun 13, 2016

Venture Capital

6 tech startups that made it big without venture capital

While some great startups in the world were built on massive VC money, a bunch of them scaled the heights with self funding
Jul 26, 2015