Crowdfunding platform Wishberry raises pre-Series A funding

Priyanka Agarwal & Anshulika Dubey, Founders, WishberryMumbai-based Wishberry Online Services Pvt. Ltd, which runs and operates crowdfunding platform Wishberry for creative artists, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A funding led by iSPIRT’s Sharad Sharma. Rajan Anandan (vice president, South East Asia and India, Google), Amit Ranjan (co-founder, SlideShare), Alok Mittal (founder, Indifi Technologies) and Venkat S Raju (chief executive, […]

Read more

Indian internet businesses fired around 10,000 employees in a year

For-India-Internet-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-523833612Since August 2015, when the first signs of a funding slowdown emerged in the Indian startup ecosystem, around 10,000 people, who have been part of domestic internet firms, have lost jobs, according to a Techcirlce analysis. While vulnerability of jobs at startups is not unusual, Indian internet businesses witnessed an unprecedented level of firings along […]

Read more

Should the government heed to Flipkart, Ola’s call for protection?

flip-olaA nationalistic fervour swells up in the Indian startup landscape with two of the largest homegrown consumer internet companies seeking protectionist policies amid heightened competition from their global rivals. Co-founders of Flipkart and Ola have demanded a level-playing field for domestic companies and even suggested blockades against foreign firms. Speaking at an event on Wednesday […]

Read more

Anupam Mittal, Sharad Sharma, others invest $500K in photo-sharing app Vebbler

vellber_team_tcVebbler Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates photo-sharing app Vebbler, has raised $500,000 (around Rs 3.3 crore) in angel funding from a group of 16 investors from India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US, through LetsVenture that connects startups with angels and venture capitalists, the company said in a statement. The investors who have participated in […]

Read more

We have a localised bubble in consumer-tech: iSPIRT’s Sharad Sharma

Sharad-Sharma_iSPIRT2Sharad Sharma, co-founder of iSPIRT (Indian Software Product Industry Round Table), is one of the best known startup evangelists in the country. Sharma, former head of Yahoo! R&D centre in India, has invested in more than two dozen startups besides running his own startup BrandSigma Inc that offers analytics for brand management. Teltier Technologies, the […]

Read more