Big data hiring startup Belong raises $10 mn from Sequoia, Matrix Partners

BelongBangalore-based recruitment solutions startup Belong.co, owned and operated by Belong Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, has raised $10 million (Rs 67 crore) in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital India. Existing investor Matrix Partners India also invested in this round, Belong said in a statement. The company, which raised $5 million in 2015, said that […]

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Why FbStart is worth a look for startups looking to jump-start their journey

Ask the startup folks, and they will tell you how tricky the first couple of years are—challenges are aplenty, capital is scarce, firefighting is perpetual and chaos is the order of the day. Besides, there is constant pressure to secure funding, a problem that seems to become even more daunting as the runway nears its […]

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Photo-sharing app Vebbler selected for FbStart

For-Vebbler-Story_pexels-photo-226183Photo-sharing app Vebbler, which is run by Vebbler Technologies Pvt. Ltd, has been selected by social media giant Facebook for its FbStart programme, the startup said in a statement. Vebbler will now get $40,000 in credits, free tools and services from Facebook and its more than 30 partners including Facebook AD Credits, Amazon AWS, MailChimp […]

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Chatbot NearGroup selected for FbStart

facebook_feNearGroup Inc. has been selected by social networking giant Facebook Inc. for its FbStart programme, the company’s co-founder, Prashant Pitti, told Techcircle. The startup will receive up to $40,000 from Facebook and its 30 partners, including Amazon, UserTesting, Dropbox and MailChimp. Besides, it will get free access to more than 25 services, including open source […]

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WhatsApp launches two-step verification for added security

whatsapp00Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has introduced an optional two-step verification feature for added security for users with Android, iOS and Windows devices. WhatsApp users who have two-step verification enabled would be asked to present a six-digit passcode in order to verify their numbers, the company said in the FAQ page on its website. Users can […]

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EduRev, myHQ get inducted in Facebook’s FbStart programme

online-education-thinkstock_feTwo more startups, my HQ and EduRev, have been selected by social media giant Facebook for its FbStart programme. The startups will receive credits up to $40,000 and free tools and services from Facebook and its more than 30 partners including Amazon, UserTesting, Dropbox, and MailChimp. Besides partners, it will get free access to more […]

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Google ends Apple’s 5-year reign as world’s most valuable brand

Google_121212Google has dethroned Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand, ending the iPhone maker’s five-year reign at the top. According to Brand Finance’s Global 500 2017 report, Google’s brand value surged as much as 24 percent last year to $109.4 billion. Cupertino-based Apple’s brand value, however, fell 27 percent to $107.1 billion, and it […]

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Facebook introduces security keys for enhanced account protection

facebook_feSocial networking giant Facebook Inc., on Thursday introduced an additional option for account protection. Users can now register a USB-based physical key to their accounts, thus allowing them to login via a small hardware, Brad Hill, a security engineer at Facebook said in a blog post. Most users access their accounts via two-factor authentication, which […]

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Social networking app Togedr gets selected for FbStart

app-formobile-thinkstock_feTogedr Entertainment Pvt Ltd, which runs the social network and experiences discovery app Togedr, has been selected by Facebook, Inc. for its early-stage startup mentorship programme FbStart, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Startups selected for FbStart will receive credits up to $40,000, and free tools and services from Facebook and its more than […]

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Exclusive: Fashion app Styledotme shortlisted for FbStart; receives new funding commitment from IAN

StyledotmeDelhi-based Styledotme Fashion and Lifestyle Pvt Ltd, which operates mobile fashion app Styledotme, has been selected by Facebook Inc. for its FbStart programme. The startup has also received commitment from existing investor Indian Angel Network (IAN) for a new round of funding. It will be looking to raise around Rs 2-3 crore, founder Meghna Saraogi […]

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