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Sequoia picks 8 Indian startups in first cohort for ‘Surge’ accelerator program

Three months after announcing its first early-stage accelerator program Surge, the venture capital firm Sequoia India has finally picked up the first cohort of startups. Eight Indian startups,…

Eight Roads arm invests $4.5 million in wealth management startup Kuvera

Mumbai: The strategic fintech investment team of Eight Roads, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International, has made its first investment in India, putting in $4.5 million in Kuvera,…

What the BJP and Congress have to offer startups in their 2019 election manifesto

The first phase of General Elections in the country has kickstarted. And as people vote to decide the fate of the country – both the ruling party Bharatiya…

Technology jobs market heats up in Brazil

Despite the political and economic instability seen in Brazil in recent years the local technology jobs market is booming, according to a new study by recruitment firm Hays….

Facebook mentions Kashmir as separate country in blog, corrects it

Facebook apologised for erroneously naming Kashmir as a separate country in a blog post that mentioned countries targeted by an Iranian network and said it has removed the…

Boeing to offer safety feature as standard in 737 MAX software upgrade: Sources

Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and…

Gegadyne Energy’s battery technology can dash-charge electric vehicles in 15 minutes

We are sure you’ve heard this before, and we’ll tell you why. Rising fuel prices and increasing environmental hazards associated with petrol and diesel vehicles have led to…

‘Disruption should be in technology and not in our core values’ – 55 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 55 gems and…

Relief for startups caught in angel tax imbroglio, DPIIT, CBDT hold discussions on demands

NEW DELHI: India’s tax officials will take into account the new policy framework for startupsthat was announced on February 19 and not press ahead with showcause notices that have already been issued, providing…

AirAsia launches venture capital fund to back startups in Southeast Asia

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Group said it was launching a venture capital fund in the United States to invest in startups seeking to enter or expand in Southeast…