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This week we feature the popular matrimonial service matrimony.com running the flagship brand BharatMatrimony that recently completed a stellar IPO raising about Rupees 226 crore ($35 million). It was founded in 1997 by Murugavel Janakiraman, who later met his wife through his own matrimony site. The business model of online matrimonial […]

Startup of the week: matrimony.com grows up with a stellar ...


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 ...


News roundup from the startup world John Flatley Co. to host 6th annual tech startup contest Creative ways to promote your startup for free –  Creating your own business is no easy task. Here are helpful but creative ways on how to promote your startup for free. Venturing out on […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 17 Sept



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This week we feature US based startup, SearchManipulator, founded in 2010 by Silicon Valley engineers, that  cares about how you look online. The business model is rather straightforward:​ ​ They have a proprietary method to completely remove stubborn websites, such as RipoffReport, PissedConsumer, Yelp, YouTube, news articles, court records, mugshots and […]

Startup of the Week: SearchManipulator


Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA  – As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address this challenging landscape, Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have entered a global partnership to foster the awareness for industrial […]

ISA and Siemens form global partnership to improve awareness of ...


News roundup from the startup world Google Innovation Hub Comes to the UAE University – The UAE University and Google are planning to work together to develop a high tech hub to inspire young locals to turn their tech obsessions into a successful business. The Google Innovation Hub would start […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 3 Sept



Juicero, a Silicon Valley juicer startup that raised $120m from investors and was widely ridiculed after the $400 machines were revealed to be the equivalent of two hands squeezing a juice box, is shutting down. The death of Juicero, announced on Friday, is the latest case of a San Francisco […]

Failed Startup: Juicero Runs Out Of Juice


Startup Shutdown: RIP Startup shutdown: In a case of crowdfunding disaster, Kanoa shuts after startup taking customers’ money – Kanoa, a Silicon Valley based startup promised a crowdfunded campaign to give music lovers state-of-the-art wireless earphones. However, it is shutting shop, joining the ranks of crowd-funded companies that took customers’ […]

Failed ventures Aug 2017 : RIP Startups that didn’t make ...


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Kanoa, a Silicon Valley based startup promised a crowdfunded campaign to give music lovers state-of-the-art wireless earphones. However, it is shutting shop, joining the ranks of crowd-funded companies that took customers’ money and shut down without shipping a product. The company posted the following statement (link) on its website. Over […]

Startup shutdown: In a case of crowdfunding disaster, Kanoa shuts ...



A weekly news roundup from the world of startups Startup News and Ideas Coinbase Raises $100m in Largest-Ever VC Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup – This round also makes Coinbase part of what is called a “unicorn” club in the venture capital industry.  In the single largest venture-capital fundraising by […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 13 Aug