Facebook selects dating app Matchbox for FbStart programme

Facebook selects dating app MatchboxDating app Matchbox has been selected by social media giant Facebook Inc. for its early-stage startup mentorship programme FbStart, under the Bootstrap track, the company said in a statement. Founded in 2015 by Jude Pereira, the Mumbai-based company connects people through similar tastes in music, which serves as an ice-breaker. It has over 250,000 songs […]

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CherishX, Touchkin and mShipper selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme

facebookSocial media giant Facebook has selected express delivery platform mShipper, healthcare firm Touchkin and dating experiences platform CherishX for its FbStart programme, the companies told VCCircle. The startups will receive up to $40,000 from Facebook and its 30 partners, including Amazon, UserTesting, Dropbox and MailChimp. Besides, they will get free access to more than 25 […]

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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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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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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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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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Exclusive: Health-tech startup Medinfi raises angel funding again

Team MedinfiBengaluru-based Medinfi Healthcare Pvt Ltd, a platform for searching doctors and hospitals through web and mobile app, has raised $100,000 (Rs 68 lakh) in its sixth round of angel funding. The investors who participated in the round include Vinod Martin, chief operating officer of a Singapore-based IT services company; Singapore angel investor Evan Lim; Kanchan […]

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