Sports tech startup Athletto shortlisted for Facebook’s FbStart programme

AthlettoBengaluru-based O Tree Solutions Pvt Ltd, which operates sports tech startup Athletto been selected by Facebook Inc. for its FbStart programme. The startup 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 […]

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Facebook inducts 3 more startups into mentorship programme FbStart

facebook_feSocial media giant Facebook has picked three more Indian startups—book summary app BookBhook, travel planning app HopBucket and competitive exam prep startup Exam Spirit—for its early-stage startup mentorship programme, FbStart. These 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 […]

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Facebook inducts 3 more startups into mentorship programme FbStart

facebook_feSocial media giant Facebook has picked three more Indian startups—book summary app BookBhook, travel planning app HopBucket and competitive exam prep startup Exam Spirit—for its early-stage startup mentorship programme, FbStart. These 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 […]

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Photo recognition app Snowloop selected for Facebook’s FbStart

SnowloopPhoto recognition app Snowloop has been selected by Facebook for its FbStart programme, the co-founder of the company told TechCircle.in. The programme is aimed at developers in early-stage mobile-focused startups to help them build and develop their apps. As part of FbStart, Snowloop will receive credits worth $40,000 as well as services from Facebook and […]

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Facebook selects three more Indian startups for FbStart programme

facebook_feFacebook has picked three more Indian startups namely rental platform SimplyMoveIn, skill-based networking app Skillmate, and social platform for investors and traders Talkoot – for its early-stage startup mentorship programme, FbStart. 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, […]

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Entertainment content aggregator app Flickstree selected for FbStart programme

For-Flickstree-Story_pexels-photo-30111_feFlickstree, a content discovery platform that curates and aggregates content available on the web, has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The app uses a proprietary self-learning engine to understand user context, predict user behaviour and suggest content that the user is […]

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Exclusive: Dating startup Heartonnect selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme

couple-1427863_1920Dating app Heartonnect, operated by Trigbug, has been selected by Facebook for its FbStart programme. Heartonnect has partnered with Trigbug, a Mumbai-based IT and marketing consultancy firm, to develop its app and software. The programme is aimed at developers in early-stage mobile-focused startups to help them build and develop their apps. As part of FbStart, […]

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Ed-tech startup Byju’s raises $15 mn from IFC

For-Byju-Story-VC_ThinkstockPhotos-514236802Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm. VCCircle had first reported in July that Byju’s was close to raising between $25 million and $50 million for international expansion, and had named IFC as one of four potential investors. IFC had also made a disclosure […]

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With Snapchat as focus, Facebook Messenger launches camera

facebook_feFacebook’s standalone messaging app has introduced a front and rear camera that comes packed with many features once pioneered by its rival Snapchat. The new camera lets users add stickers, emojis, real-time masks and Prisma-like filters among other features. The new feature will be rolled out globally for both iOS and Android starting Thursday, Facebook […]

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Instagram reaches 600 million monthly active users

instagram-1789189_1280Instagram has reached 600 million monthly active users, adding its latest 100 million users faster than ever before, the company said in its official blog on Thursday. Instagram’s user base has doubled in size from 300 million monthly users to 600 million monthly users in just two years. The online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social […]

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