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Funding in Indian startups this week (13 May-18 May)

This week 12 Indian startups received funding, of which 9 received a total sum of about $258 million. Among them, Grofers raised the highest funding of about $200…

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,…

Meet The 8 Indian Startups From First Cohort Of Sequoia Surge

The Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, after two months of announcing its startup accelerator and incubation programme Surge, has released the list of 17 startups selected in the first cohort,…

Purposeful innovation: How startups are solving challenges plaguing Indian healthcare

India is poised to be the world’s third largest economy by 2030, according to Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg. While India has witnessed strong economic growth in recent years,…

View: Draft e-commerce policy will wreak havoc on Indian startups

On March 4, the US government announced that India would no longer be entitled to benefits under the Generalised System of Preferences programme, which allowed many Indian goods…

‘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…

WhatsApp Says No to Indian Government’s Demand to Make Messages Traceable

WhatsApp has turned down the Indian government’s demand to provide it with a solution to track origin of messages on its platform. The Facebook-owned WhatsAppsays creating a software to…

Meet the Four Indian Startups Selected For Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 Demo Day

132 companies from 19 countries pitched at Y Combinator’s Demo event, held for two days About 15% of the founders in YC’s S18 batch were women ZiffyHomes, Leena…

WhatsApp Rejects Indian Government’s Demand for Message Traceability

WhatsApp has rejected India’s demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability will undermine end-to-end encryption and affect privacy protection for…

Most Indian Startups Create Jobs, Clone Western Ideas and Close Down Due to Lack of Funds

New Delhi: The Indian startup space is a throbbing job-generator, however, mere replication of Western ideas and lack of technical innovation is forcing venture capitalists to restrict funding ,…