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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 ,…

Indian startups at war against humanity’s greatest enemy – ‘Bullet’ against superbugs on target

Bugworks became the first company in Asia to receive investment from CARB-X, the U.S. government’s main funding vehicle for the fight against superbugs Anand Anandkumar’s father was a…

At the epicenter of a war, Indian antibiotic startups are fighting back

Last year, Bugworks became the first company in Asia to receive investment from CARB-X, the US government’s main funding vehicle for the fight against superbugs. Anand Anandkumar’s father…

Funding in Indian startups this week (21-26 May)

This week 15 startups received funding, of which 14 received a total sum of about $82 million. Among them, NewsDog raised the highest investment of $50 million, followed…

GDPR fallout: Indian startups block EU users from online transactions

Indian startups have been trying to block European users from buying products or services from their platform to avoid complications after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicked in. GDPR,…