Exclusive: EnCashea in talks to buy smaller rival RaddiMan; raises funding from Kunal Shah, others

encausa_002Bangalore-based scrap collection and recycling startup EnCashea has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from FreeCharge co-founders Kunal Shah and Sandeep Tandon, Tracxn Labs and a group of unnamed investors. The company is now in advanced talks to acquire its city-based rival RaddiMan, a person privy to the development told TechCircle.in. In addition, EnCashea […]

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Apple to pay up to $200K ‘bug bounty’ to hackers for finding flaws

AppleTech giant Apple unveiled a ‘bug bounty’ programme through which it will pay upto $200,000 to hackers who will report vulnerabilities in its products. While the programme will be an invite-only one, Apple won’t turn away new researchers if they provide useful insights, as it plans to expand the programme, it said. “It’s getting increasingly […]

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No bigger validation

Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) with 
Sweetcouch founder & CEO
Rajesh ChokaniRajesh Chokani, founder & CEO, Sweetcouch: We did expect to meet some important people from Apple but I was taken aback when Tim Cook walked in. But he had no airs and rather, his casual and hands-on attitude made us feel very comfortable. I was probably wrong in assuming the CEO of Apple to be […]

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Passage to India

Apurva-Roy-ChoudhuryApurva Roy Choudhary, CEO, Cynapse: We have been developing apps for the Apple ecosystem for the last six years. For the first couple of years, we did not have any connect with any Apple employees or relationship managers. Apple was a white box for us. This has been steadily changing in the last couple of […]

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Diving deep

Ajit-NarayananAjit Narayanan, founder, Invention Labs: We definitely knew that we would be meeting someone important from Apple, but the identity was kept under wraps because of the non-disclosure agreements we had signed. I was definitely pleasantly surprised and honoured to know it was Tim Cook himself whom we were meeting. While he definitely posed a […]

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Apple is big on Indian app ecosystem, say founders who met Tim Cook

Indian-startup-foundersAs the founder of a startup, you receive an invite from Apple Inc. Obviously, you are excited. This could be that lucky break, you may be thinking. Finally, the day arrives, and as you wait to meet the Apple team, you see Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple walking in. For a moment, you are […]

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