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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.

From meters to sensors, startups come up with unique solutions to beat Chennai water crisis

July 16, 2019 6:49 pm

The companies have come up different innovations to help conserve water and stave off a major crisis.

Fintech companies target MSMEs amid push for paperless transactions

March 25, 2019 1:02 am

The RBI has brought such companies in its “Peer to Peer Lending Platform” as intermediaries who provide the services of loan facilitation via online medium or otherwise to the participants.

Commerce Ministry relaxes Angel Tax norms for startups

February 19, 2019 3:34 pm

The move, which is to ensure availability of funds for startups, follows concerns regarding the taxation of angel investments in this sector. The Central Board of Direct Taxes will notify the changes separately.