Meet five women entrepreneurs who overcame the odds

For-Enterpreneur-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4912451372Taking up entrepreneurship is not easy but it is no longer alien to women in India. Many women have made a mark in the startup ecosystem and have shown what it takes to live their dream. Be it in e-commerce, fashion or digital payments, these women are scripting a success story despite social and cultural […]

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MobiKwik names former CRISIL exec Bikram Bir Singh as business head

2dec4b7-(1)Digital wallet firm MobiKwik has appointed former CRISIL executive Bikram Bir Singh as business head, it said in a statement. Singh will be heading government, corporate, travel and biller verticals at MobiKwik. He will focus on accelerating MobiKwik’s growth in various geographies. He will also drive ideation, planning and execution of business strategies, it said. […]

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MobiKwik hires Line India’s former head Daman Soni to drive user growth

Daman-SoniFEDigital wallet firm MobiKwik has appointed former India head of instant messaging app Line, Daman Soni, as vice president for growth. In his new role, Soni will be responsible for achieving the company’s user growth targets. Besides, he will also support the marketing function, MobiKwik said in a statement. “His strength lies in his observation […]

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Exclusive: Former 99acres EVP Vineet Singh joins MobiKwik

Former 99acres EVP Vineet Singh has joined digital wallet company MobiKwik as chief business officer. The company confirmed the development to Techcircle. Singh, who was part of the management team of Info Edge (India) Ltd and sales head of its internet properties, 99Acres.com, Jeevansathi.com and Naukri.com, left the firm in October 2014 and founded an […]

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MobiKwik launches ‘Lite’ app for users with slow net connectivity

MobiKwikDigital wallet firm MobiKwik on Monday launched a data-light version of its mobile application, targeting smartphone users and small business owners who face challenges of slow Internet connectivity that hampers access to digital payments. The MobiKwik Lite app’s size is as small as 1 MB and it can be downloaded in 30 seconds or by […]

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MobiKwik gets $50M from Japan’ GMO, Taiwan’s MediaTek, others

MobiKwikGurgaon-based One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, which runs online recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik, has raised $50 million in its Series C round led by Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway and Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek. Existing investors Sequoia Capital and Tree Line Asia also participated in this round, MobiKwik said in a statement. The […]

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Outlook 2016: 12 women entrepreneurs to watch out for

OUTLOOK_LEEven as the Bansals and the Yadavs hogged the limelight for the most part of 2015, there was a set of women entrepreneurs silently toiling away to take their startups to the next level. Be it e-commerce or fin-tech, these women did not shy away from the wave of entrepreneurship sweeping the country. And the […]

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Mobikwik co-founder Upasana Taku on the future of mobile wallet in India

Indian users are slowly but surely warming up to mobile wallets and MobiKwik wants to ride this wave. The company is keen to create ‘India’s largest independent payments network’ with 100 million digitally paying users and two lakh retailers by 2015-end, it said today In line with this strategy, the online recharge and mobile wallet […]

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