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Covid effect: Ed-tech firms corner $1.95 bn funds so far this year

December 02, 2020 1:00 pm

The amount, raised since the beginning of the year till date, is 31 per cent higher than the combined funding of $1.48 billion collected in the preceding five years.

Non-personal data framework premature: Startups, tech groups to govt committee

September 15, 2020 10:37 am

Panel headed by Kris Gopalakrishnan had sought public comments on the draft non-personal data governance framework rules.

Startups in Pune respond with uncertainty and cautious optimism

April 16, 2020 8:28 pm

While the future looks bleak and companies are contemplating difficult decisions to sustain themselves, such as heavy borrowing, the spirit of residence that marks startups has come into play. Several founders say that this is the time to introspect and think out of the box.

UK launches £2-million Innovation Challenge Fund 2020 in Bengaluru

February 12, 2020 3:11 pm

While the deadline to submit concept notes is April 7, eligible proposals will be considered by a specially convened expert panel at a meeting in June.

'Kitchen robotics will revolutionise food & beverages industry'

January 31, 2020 7:28 pm

"We are indeed leading the evolution of Indian kitchens from chulah (mud stove) to kitchen bots, also trying to send across a message that kitchen bots are unisex making cooking a chore attributed to all, irrespective of gender," Eshwar K Vikas, co-founder of Mukunda Foods says.

Inside the high-stakes race to build the world’s first flying taxi

November 06, 2019 7:04 pm

Expectations that aerial taxis will be a reality in the coming years are quickly building. Companies like Lilium are testing their machines, laying the groundwork for wider production and starting discussions to gain support from government officials.

Silicon Valley is tweaking its old mantra of spend big, grow fast

October 09, 2019 3:32 pm

For the last decade, young tech companies were fueled by a wave of venture capital-funded excess, which encouraged fast growth above all else. But now some investors and startups are beginning to rethink that mantra.

Why Wall Street has started to run away from companies backed by Masayoshi Son's SoftBank

September 27, 2019 10:50 am

In what may turn out to be a reckoning for Son, Wall Street has started running from companies backed by SoftBank and its Vision Fund.

Behind WeWork CEO's rise and fall: A Wall Street bank playing many angles

September 26, 2019 1:54 pm

While SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate, is the biggest and most notable investor in WeWork’s parent company, JPMorgan has been one of its most ardent backers for years, working multiple sides.

Elevate 2019 Startup winners: Full list of 100 winners announced by Karnataka Govt

August 01, 2019 6:35 pm

Full list of 100 startups picked as winners of Elevate 2019, a Karnataka government programme organised by the Department of IT-BT and Science and Technology.