Sayan Chakraborty

India: Microsoft may invest up to $100m in Ola parent

Deal could see ride-hailing firm switch to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

India: Urban Ladder gets former Croma exec Ajit Joshi as president, COO

Online furniture store Urban Ladder Home Decor Solutions Pvt. Ltd has appointed former Croma executive Ajit Joshi as president and chief operating officer in an attempt to bolster its top leadership, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Croma, a subsidiary of Tata Enterprise, is a retail chain for… Read more »

India: The/Nudge Foundation incubator ropes in former Infosys, Apple executives

Execs to act as partners to startups incubated at N/Core.

BlackBuck: The online Indian freight aggregator on a roll

It closed its $70 million round in March amid a protracted lull in funding.

India: There is continuous growth for BlackBuck, says CEO Rajesh Yabaji

BlackBuck CEO on the challenges in building a tech-driven logistics firm in India

India: Financial advisory Upwardly raises seed funding from industry execs

Investors include ANZ’s Sreeram Iyer, and Emirates NBD’s Suvo Sarkar and Anita Gupta.

India: Edtech startup Byju’s buys Pearson’s TutorVista, Edurite in global expansion push

Deal to help Byju’s expand its global reach & provide new offerings for students.

India: Tagos Design Innovations raises $5m in Series-A funding

The funding was led by a venture capital firm and two global corporations

Why Uber boss Kalanick’s resignation is good news for Indian rival Ola

The change at the top could force Uber to cut its aggressive spending

India: Quikr acquires Babajob to get stronger in blue collar jobs segment

Babajob will continue to operate as a separate entity.