Yahoo acquires Bangalore-based startup Bookpad

Bookpad - DocsPad

Bookpad Inc, a Bangalore-based startup, has been acquired by internet giant Yahoo. Bookpad was in talks for angel funding but went ahead with a sale instead. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The startup company got acquired within a year of its launch.Bookpad's enterprise product DocsPad enables customers to preview, edit, and manage any document on the cloud. The … [Read more...]

One simple idea led to a $1Mn company


The rapid growth of e-commerce industry in India has given opportunity to many web design and services industries. WebKul is one such company started with a little personal money $650 and one simple idea -¬†fill the gap between various open source platforms and what the user wants. Today, WebKul has more than 500 plug-ins, 25,000+ customers, and $1Million revenue to its … [Read more...]

DoctorC secures Rs 2.5crore in seed round


DoctorC, a Hyderabad-based diagnostics services aggregator has secured Rs 2.5crore in seed round funding. The round was facilitated by California based Leviathan Investments headed by Anil Dharni, Ram Gudavalli, and Andrew Keidel, the founders of mobile gaming startup Funzio.Other investors include Hyderabad-based Splice Advisors, which has startups including Druva and … [Read more...]

Choose your food on the go with MeraFoodChoice


Food, while traveling always meant compromising on hygiene and quality food, until you discover MeraFoodChoice, which gives freedom from availing pantry food. Just provide your train details and the rest will be taken care by MeraFoodChoice. Hot and fresh food from nearby restaurants will be delivered at your seat throughout your journey.Piyush Kasliwal who traveled … [Read more...]

Income tax refund cleared with one RTI application


When Vinoth was in Singapore, he wanted to file an RTI application. But there were no online services to file the application. Sensing the difficulty in RTI filing process, Pradeep Bhatt and Vinoth Ranganathan, who were working for Singapore-based company Ninetology, started OnlineRTI portal to assist NRI applicants to file RTI applications. However, considering the significant … [Read more...]

Three startups attract Villgro


Villgro, the social enterprise incubator, has chosen three more early stage companies for incubation program. Villgro is focused on funding startups having a social impact and aims to invest in 25-30 more startups by the end of current financial year.Villgro, which was founded in 2001, has supported 97 enterprises and has generated 4,000 jobs. Villgro is associated with ten … [Read more...]

Snapdeal to set up startup incubator


Jasper Infotech, which owns and operates, is launching its own mobile-focused technology incubator. The incubator will be targeting the early-stage ventures operating in the mobile technology space.The incubator is expected to commence in this fiscal year and has plans to incubate about eight ventures for a period of two months per batch. Snapdeal will also … [Read more...]

NSDC launches Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014

National Skill Development Corporation - NSDC

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has launched the NSDC Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014, where the innovative skilling enterprises across the country will have an opportunity to receive funding.Apart from the monetary benefits, the NSDC Innovations for Skills Challenge (NISC) 2014 will also provide finalists with non-monetary rewards such as an … [Read more...]

Finding your travel companions is no brainer now


"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine.Travel is all about new experiences and beautiful memories. No matter where you're going, an opportunity to get a real feel of the culture, find travel companions to share the journey, and meet up with locals for a coffee, will add more colors to your travel. Touristlink makes all this … [Read more...]

2014 Artha Venture Challenge finalists announced

Artha Venture Challenge

Artha Venture Challenge (AVC) 2014, a national competition to find early stage social entrepreneurs, has shortlisted 11 ventures to be a part of the final cohort.The Artha Venture Challenge aims at finding entrepreneurs with big ideas who can build successful ventures to deliver social impact at scale and also to attract new impact investors who are willing to bring much … [Read more...]