PropTiger-Housing deal to be signed this week

PropTiger-HousingOnline property broker PropTiger and SoftBank-funded realty portal Housing.com are in the final leg of talks to ink a merger that may be announced as early as this week, two persons aware of the development told Techcircle. This would mark the second such consolidation among the top tier ventures in the online real estate or […]

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Exclusive: Why Times Internet wouldn’t be raising $100 mn for Magicbricks

Offer-ThinkstockPhotos-5212026922Times Internet Ltd (TIL), the digital business arm of media conglomerate Bennett Coleman, and Co. Ltd (BCCL) that runs several market-leading newspapers as well TV news channels, has scrapped its plans to raise $100 million from external sources for its realty portal MagicBricks. TIL CEO Gautam Sinha told Techcircle that the company shelved the plan as […]

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PropTiger acquires AR startup 3DPhy to enhance 3D capability

Dhruv Agarwala, CEO & Co-Founder at PropTiger.comOnline real estate platform PropTiger has acquired Gurgaon-based augmented reality and 3D visualisation startup 3DPhy for an undisclosed amount to bolster its 3D capabilities. 3DPhy that operates in the field of virtual and augmented reality and 3D visualisations, will help PropTiger make home search experience more immersive, the company said in a statement. With its […]

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How welcoming is the startup world to women entrepreneurs?

Panel-4How incongruous are women and startups? While mature industries in India have seen significant contributions from women, has the startup ecosystem embraced women entrepreneurs? At the recently concluded Techcircle Startup 2016 summit, three women entrepreneurs spoke about how they have navigated the male-dominated startup ecosystem. Moderated by Raju Narisetti, senior vice president, strategy, News Corp […]

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Invest in the driver, not in the bus: Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma

VideoInvest in the driver, not in the bus. This was Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s advice to investors at the Techcircle Startup 2016 summit in Bangalore. At a fireside chat with Raju Narisetti, senior vice president of strategy at News Corp (the parent of VCCircle), Sharma said investors need to bet on the […]

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News Corp’s unit acquires Canadian digital coupon firm Checkout 51

News America Marketing, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, has agreed to acquire Checkout 51, a three-year-old Canadian digital coupon company, for an undisclosed amount. News America Marketing closed a deal on Friday to purchase the Toronto-based Checkout 51 which partners with brands to bring cash-back offers for its members. The cash for redeemed […]

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News Corp raises stake in online property broker PropTiger to 30%

Global media giant News Corp has upped its stake in Elara Technologies Pte Ltd (Elara), the Singapore-based parent of digital real estate marketing platform PropTiger.com, to 30 per cent for an undisclosed amount. “We strongly believe the combination of PropTiger.com and Makaan.com is best poised to be the dominant digital real-estate platform in India for […]

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News Corp completes acquisition of VCCircle

We are pleased to announce that News Corp has completed its acquisition of the VCCircle Network. We are proud to be the newest business in this great digital and global company. The stage is now set for us to speed up our plans for growth, building on a strong foundation created by proprietary data, information, content, and networking capabilities […]

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News Corp announces acquisition of VCCircle

NEW YORK (March 8, 2015) – News Corp announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the VCCircle Network, which includes VCCircle.com, Techcircle.in, VCCEdge, VCCircle Training, in addition to a premium-content driven conference business. Terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close in March, were not disclosed. “This significant investment is a sign […]

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