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India: Edu startup Cuemath raises $15m in Series B round from Alphabet


Existing investor Sequoia India also participated in the round

Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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India 2017: Time to deploy the dry powder

2017 will have to raise the bar in terms of deal-making. 2016 was about headline-grabbing numbers breaking record highs. Both M&A volumes and dry-powder reserves beat the previous years and it would be safe to assume that 2017 would largely be a year of deployment. TRENDS TO WATCH Buyouts to… Read more »

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The 40 people who matter in the Indian startup ecosystem

In the first of a multi-part series, Mint profiles the 40 most influential people in India’s start-up ecosystem. While e-commerce influencers still dominate the list, there are a handful of new entrants, most prominently those connected with enterprise software or Software as a Service (SaaS) start-ups that are fast becoming… Read more »

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India 2016: The highs and lows of venture capital industry

Adversity brings out the best or the worst in people. The downturn in India’s start-up funding market over the past 12 months brought out the worst in the founders of some of the country’s most valuable start-ups. Strapped for capital and under assault from foreign competitors with deep pockets, such… Read more »

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India: Flipkart launches private label biz to improve profit margins

Online marketplace Flipkart has launched its first private label business under an umbrella brand called Flipkart Smart Buy, as part of a push to improve margins. Flipkart will launch a second private label brand early next year and mostly target categories such as electronics, accessories, home decor and furniture with… Read more »

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India to set regulatory framework for ride apps Uber, Ola

India is set to clear the ride-hailing services of Uber Technologies Inc. and Ola by issuing guidelines to make them legal, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The companies will need to get the software used to calculate fares validated while keeping their luxury car category outside… Read more »

Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola, an app-based cab service provider, poses in front of an Ola cab in Mumbai March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo