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Fintech player Open raises Rs 210 cr from Tiger Global, others

The Bengaluru-based company will use the funds for scaling up its team and launch more products, it said Tuesday.

Oyo crosses 5 lakh room inventory in China, to invest $100 mn in two years

Within a span of around one and a half year of operation in China, Oyo Hotels and Rooms has expanded its presence to over 337 cities and 5 lakh rooms

From flexible work hours to nap rooms, here's how startups are wooing their employees

Startup founders, who face long hours, huge workloads and a relentless pursuit of revenue and profitability, have another Key Responsibility Area of sorts — coming up with policies that keep young employees engaged and on their toes. Young CEOs at startups are getting as involved as their HR teams in rolling out initiatives as diverse as ESOP repurchase plans that unlock value to letting employees design their own work hours/places and learning allowances to nap rooms, to keep the workforce hooked and happy.

Volkswagen jumps onto shared mobility bandwagon, announces partnership with Zoomcar

The companies have agreed on offering other vehicles from Volkswagen’s existing product portfolio in the future.

Hindi users help grow 300x

The company is now working on launching other regional languages over the next few months.

Amazon Prime Day begins July 15. Two-day celebration with new product launches, best deals

Prime Day will also present Alexa-enabled washing machine from IFB, washing machines by AmazonBasics, Eureka Forbes water Purifier, and Dyson’s handheld vacuum cleaner.

Razorpay founders to get 2 votes for each board seat

This is a significant move by the Tiger Global- and Sequoia Capital-backed company, which will give its founders Harshil Mathur and Shashank Kumar majority control of their board for every resolution, including removal of or appointing a CEO.

Keep looking out for potential opportunities: Oyo's Rohit Kapoor

Kapoor, in an interview, says agility is key and failures sometimes are our greatest teachers.

Big Tech may be forced to put a price on your data

US senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley plans to introduce a bill that would require big tech companies to disclose to individual users the value of their information.

CureFit goals stay on track with a $120 million round

CureFit closes the round in a mix of equity and debt, with new investors coming on board.

Young bosses go the extra mile for employees

Offer flexible work hours, sabbaticals and nap rooms to create a productive work culture for millennials.

Freshworks sees the way forward in AI chatbots

Freshworks sees the way forward in AI chatbots

Freshworks is tapping the need for an AI engine that can gather real-time behavioural data while it works across multiple communication channels.

Microsoft underscores its commitment to the Indian startup ecosystem

Microsoft underscores its commitment to the Indian startup ecosystem

The Microsoft India president said his company's partner organisation played a critical role in making startups enterprise ready and has been evolving its approach from 'partnering to partnership'.

A tale of three entrepreneurs and their furry friends

A tale of three entrepreneurs and their furry friends

Necessity is the mother of invention. It was certainly true for Vaibhav Jain, Meenal Kaushik and Yasir Khalil, who started a personalised pet wellness service, Cozo, last year after facing difficulties in looking after their furry friends. Vaibhav married Meenal, a pet-loving lawyer, in 2016 and adopted two rescued dogs. From being a single, frequently travelling professional for Uber, he became a pet parent, who was constantly worried about the wellbeing of the dogs. Vaibhav’s friend Yasir, who was also working at Uber, faced similar challenges as he, too, had adopted a dog. When he had to travel, there was no one who could look after it. (Pic: Cozo/Facebook)

Rental startups moot CIBIL-like ratings for customers

Rental startups moot CIBIL-like ratings for customers

The move could resolve many trust-based issues for these startups, but will be challenging to implement, say experts.

Startup India fund falls short of allocation target by over Rs 1,000 cr

Startup India fund falls short of allocation target by over Rs 1,000 cr

Sidbi also had plans to cut the overall timeline for VCs to apply and finally get the capital to invest in startups.

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