Home services startup Taskbob shuts shop
The company, which had raised its last round of funding in February 2016, competed with the likes of UrbanClap and HouseJoy. It claims to have served over 1.5 lakh orders in the past two years.
VC investors head to Bharat for real impact
There is growing realisation across the board on the need to look at businesses that address prob...
Taskbob acquirese Zepper Services to expand into Bengaluru market
Taskbob has acquired Zepper Services Pvt Ltd. The deal would help Taskbob e...
How a funding squeeze is driving entrepreneurs to abandon startups or scale down ambitions
In 2015, some 140 startups folded up. A year later, over 200 shut shop, and this year more and more founders are discovering that starting a business is no walk in the park.
Eyeing profitability, Housejoy ramps up its 'beauty' segment
The company is currently consolidating operations in five key markets which include Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
Hiring mantra for TaskBob's Aseem Khare : It's time to rope in the family
TaskBob's Aseem Khare found out that sometimes for hiring an employee, you have to convince the parents of the employee as well.
Mumbai startups see 44% decline in funding in one year
Mumbai struggled as its startup epicenter Powai saw many shutdowns last year, including the likes of TinyOwl, taking away the sheen from the city as a prime location for young ventures to flourish.
Home services startup Taskbob raises Rs 28 crore in Series A funding
Taskbob is a Mumbai-based startup which provides pre-screened servicemen across a range of home services like cleaning, handymen services and drivers.
Google Launchpad Accelerator announces second lot of startups from India
The programme includes $50,000 in equity free funding and a two-week all expenses paid bootcamp, apart from a six months of ongoing mentorship and product credits including Google Cloud.
Housejoy to dominate beauty, laundry categories under home services in India: Saran Chatterjee
In the overcrowded home services space, Housejoy plans to scale on its diverse portfolio and increased focus on high frequency categories like beauty, fitness and laundry.
UrbanClap hits $10 million mark; becomes one of the fastest growing internet service companies
UrbanClap has 10,000 live professionals on the platform across four cities — Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
Orios on road to raise Rs 1,200 crore; looks to invest in financial tech and B2B companies
The fund will have the option to raise up to Rs 1,200 crore, taking it in the league of larger VC firms like Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners.
Home Services Startups like UrbanClap, LocalOye eye beauty, fitness and at-home personal care
As many as two dozen companies have sprung up in the business of connecting local service providers and users online in the past two years.
Is the ascent of deep-pocketed global cos Amazon, Alibaba hindering rather than helping India's startup ecosystem?
The alarm bells rung by the foray of WhatsApp and Google’s Tez a few months earlier into a market that has so far been led by the desi startup Paytm.
2017 separated the men from the boys. 2018 will be Startup Inc's time to reboot
2017 saw tough times for Indian startups, calling for nuanced strategy and a patient approach. Here's an indication of how 2018 might shape up.
Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service