Mastercard’s swipe makes Pine Labs 1st unicorn in 2020
Pine Labs will work with Mastercard to deliver a range of card and real-time payments.
Capital call: Government set to allow firms to directly list overseas
While detailed discussions on the proposal have taken place, a formal d...
Microsoft selects 54 tech startups in its Unicorn hunt
The startups, selected from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala and Telangana, out...
The year tech unicorns became donkeys
So as 2020 rolls around, and more unicorns prepare to gallop into the public markets, it would be wise for investors to tease out these differences and the impact they have on a digital company’s value.
Microsoft’s Nadella sad with CAA, wants Bangladeshi immigrant to launch unicorn, be Infosys CEO, says Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief
"I think what is happening is sad... It's just bad.... I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or becomes the next CEO of Infosys" Smith wrote on the micro blogging platform Twitter, quoting the Indian-born Nadella as responding to his question.
We made pizza. We made robots. Why not robot pizza?
The pizza-making robot is really good at making the easiest part of the pizza. But a system need not be artificially intelligent to be efficient and useful, and it’s easy to believe that Picnic is pointing the way toward the future.
Layoffs at unicorn club set tone for tougher 2020
Quikr has laid off close to 1,000 employees, which is about a third of its total 3,000 workforce over the last few weeks, said a source, even as it shut down its beauty services business AtHomeDiva.
Unicorns have to live in the now, not the starry future
The struggles of SoftBank-backed Uber and WeWork are justifiably calling attention to the downsides of motives to grab for the the biggest potential outcome at any cost.
With Rs 20 crore earnings, Byju’s has a lesson for unicorns
Total expenses for fiscal year 2019, however, rose to Rs 1,321.65 crore from Rs 518.52 crore in the year-ago period, as employee benefit expenses, marketing and promotional costs rose significantly.
Providing simple business solutions, this 42-people company is a Unicorn
Instabase provides everyday useful apps such as data extraction, NLP search, income verification which comes handy for many traditional businesses such as banking and insurance in simplifying their work.
N Chandra’s start-up tip: Entrepreneurship isn’t only about creating unicorns, but adding jobs, improving life quality
The Tata Sons chairman also addressed fear of failure.
Lets Venture opens My Startup Equity
The platform will also help employees understand taxation related to sale of Esops, and exit procedures. For startups, MyStartupEquity will help founders from a compliance reporting standpoint, a significant chunk of which is still done manually.
Next big wave of technology Unicorn listings could be in India
Mohandas Pai said that liquidity and valuations shouldn’t be concerns for companies seeking to list, as the market is “flush with money” and India investors have shown a willingness to pay up for growth stocks.
Soonicorns like Nykaa, UrbanClap, Grofers to the rescue with 2X more jobs next year: HR firm Xpheno
HR firm Xpheno categorised 79% of tech startups, such as Lending-Kart, Nykaa, Pinelabs, UrbanClap, Practo, Zoomcar, Grofers and ShareChat, as soonicorns. The report predicts that these companies will be doubling their aggregate headcount to 36,000 next year.
Adam Neumann, the boy who burst the Unicorn bubble
WeWork's Neumann saw a flawed system and his combination of greed & smarts allowed him to exploit it.
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