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India leads world in start-ups with over 70 unicorns crossing value of $1 billion: PM Modi

In his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast, Modi said ideas and innovation, passion to take risks and the 'can do' spirit are essential in any country having a large youth population.
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DNA test can help you pick right career, claims startup. ‘Unscientific, devastating’, slam experts

Astrology and psychometric tests are also part of the 'future-charting' package by Genleap, which says some educational institutes have expressed interest in the test.

Opportunities galore in India for investors, FM Sitharaman tells global business leaders

Addressing global business leaders at a roundtable organised by FICCI & US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, Sitharaman also talked about fintech & role of tech in financial sector.
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India’s used car website Cars24 raises $450 mn from SoftBank, Tencent, others

The round values Cars24 at $1.84 billion, almost doubling from the end of last year. It’s starting conversations about an IPO and aims to go public in 18 to 24 months.
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Entrepreneur Chiranjiv Patel’s podcast is an excellent roadmap for youth-run startups

The podcast is a good place to learn everything about running startups — and building the leader along with the team above all.
BillDesk co-founder M.N. Srinivasu | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

‘Not typical young startup founders’ — BillDesk trio reap $500 mn each selling stakes

M.N. Srinivasu, Ajay Kaushal and Karthik Ganapathy are selling their payment gateway firm BillDesk to Prosus NV for $4.7 billion.
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Khatabook, bookkeeping app for kirana stores, raises $100 million from Tribe, Moore

An Indian fintech startup, Khatabook in 2019 launched a mobile app version of handwritten ledgers that owners of tiny businesses traditionally use to keep track of daily accounts.

Mindtickle, funded by Softbank, is the latest unicorn in India’s fast growing tech industry

Mindtickle, based in Pune and San Francisco, hit a valuation of $1.2 billion. It provides what it calls sales readiness technology that companies can customise with their own content and data.
Ather Energy’s electric scooters at its experience centre in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar | Photo: Angana Chakrabarti/ThePrint

Electric scooters are becoming a rage and Bengaluru’s Ather has quietly raced ahead

Nearly three years since it launched its first scooter in 2018, Ather Energy’s revenues have increased from Rs 11.7 crore in FY19 to Rs 48.8 crore in FY20.   
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Zomato IPO pushes CEO Deepinder Goyal closer to India’s $1 billion club

Zomato IPO is a triumph not just for 36-year-old Deepinder Goyal, but also scores of Indian entrepreneurs. With the 66% stock jump, Goyal is now worth $650 million, based on his 4.7% stake.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.