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2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target Startups

We are excited to announce the 10 startups that will be joining us in Minneapolis for our 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target. We kick things off this week and are looking ...

September 4,2017

2 Indian Retail Startups Have The Right Tech To Go Big

For the first time ever, American retail giant Target has selected two Indian startups -- Find Me A Shoe and Story Xpress -- from its India-based accelerator program to participate in a retail-focu...

September 4,2017

When desi tech ventures speak the local lingo

BENGALURU: Anuradha Agarwal first realised the potential of a smartphone when she visited her hometown Jaipur for a break in 2016, and saw the interest in learning English among many of the women m...

September 4,2017

Multi Lingual speech-to-text app

As a journalist, I mostly do my interviews over phone. This is not because I am too lazy to go out and meet people, but in a city like Bangalore, which is notorious for massive road traffic, this i...

September 4,2017

Liv.Ai: Giving voice to a billion people

Many customers calling phone banking numbers of a bank hate wading through automated messaging before they can find their way. Soon, however, if you have lost a credit or debit card, you can simply...

September 4,2017

Absentia pre series a funding

Bengaluru-based AI and virtual reality startup Absentia VR has secured $1.2 Mn (INR 8 Cr) in its Pre-Series A round of funding from Exfinity Venture Partners, T.V Mohandas Pai, Deepak Ghaisas, Giri...

September 4,2017

PharmEasy raises Rs 111 crore in Series-B round

NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based pharmacy aggregator PharmEasy has closed a $17-million deal (around Rs 111 crore) in a series-B round by three of its existing venture capital investors, said a person aware...

September 4,2017

Hyperloop One Claims First Successful Tes

Hyperloop One says it has successfully sent a vehicle inspired by Elon Musk's near-supersonic transit concept down its 'DevLoop' test track using magnetic levitation for the first time.

September 4,2017