On this blog, we periodically review opportunities for startups. One such opportunity is to find innovative, low-cost ways to port Apps from Android to iOS (and the other way around). A while ago, we reviewed opportunities in the  Smartphone race to the bottom:  Startups are leveraging the outsourced manufacturing facilities […]

Android vs iOS : Opportunity for startups to port Apps

Google’s Adopt A Startup has opened for applications. This year, 30 companies will be selected to attend the program of lectures and workshops. They will also receive hands on mentoring from experienced Google employees. At the end of the 12 week program, eight companies will pitch to a panel of […]

Google Ireland: Adopt A Startup program 2018

Large tech giants and the tech oligopoly  are realizing that they need to move beyond their core userbase in the west to grow and thrive. Google has been pushing hard on its attempt at reaching the next billion internet users in Southeast Asia. Facebook, in turn, recently took out an […]

Have we reached social media saturation? Facebook adverts in Indian ...

Tech giant Google announced that it was taking a small stake in a Bengaluru-based daily task management app called Dunzo. This is the first direct investment in an Indian startup by Google.  Dunzo is receiving the $12 investment as a part of Google’s Next Billion Users (NBU) commitment. Dunzo had […]

Google’s First investment in an Indian startup – invests $12 ...

After Indian government announced demonetization last year, analysts, consultants and digirati began to frantically predict the boom in ‘digitization’ of payment sector including advent of Peer-to-peer payment apps, mobile payments etc. (link).  Also ref: India’s Cash Ban Is the Best Thing to Happen to Digital Payments. The long march towards […]

Google launches Tez P2P payment App in India, offers users ...

Google is inviting high potential start-ups to apply for its Autumn Adopt A Startup programme as it opens applications from today. This is an opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs to receive hands on mentoring from experienced Google employees over a 12 week period and attend an exclusive programme of lectures and […]

Google’s Autumn Adopt A Startup Opens Up for Irish Applicants

Google has acquired Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup Halli Labs.  This is Google’s first acquisition in India. The venture was founded this April by Pankaj Gupta, a former senior executive at Stayzilla and Twitter. Halli Labs, according to the company’s website, was working on applying modern machine learning and AI […]

Google acquires Bengaluru-based AI startup Halli Labs

Microsoft Acquires Deis To Broaden Cloud Computing Scope – Microsoft wants more developers to use its platform and tools. Specifically, Microsoft wants more cloud computing developers to come into its fold. With this widely accepted truth in mind, it is perhaps logical to hear news this April 2017 of the […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 24th April

2017 VC Market: U.S. Startup Investment Picks Up In Q1 –  U.S. startup investment activity somewhat rebounded after a downturn late last year, with larger rounds and an improving environment for tech IPOs. However, funding totals are still below the highs set several quarters ago. A preliminary analysis of Crunchbase […]

Digital Startup new roundup – Week ending 16th April

Axilor Ventures doubles size of its start-up incubator programme – Axilor says will double intake of its 100-day start-up incubator programme, indicating that it will invest in over two dozen start-ups at least this year. Early-stage venture investor Axilor Ventures, which was launched by technology industry veterans led by Infosys […]

Digital Startup News Roundup : Week of 26 Feb 2017