Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: startups

Indian startups can help post-pandemic recovery, but need revised data protection bill

Startups have many concerns about the bill in its current form — such as compliance costs, restrictions on cross-border data flows and respect for IP rights.

Google and Microsoft invest in TikTok rival, India’s Josh app

Short-video app Josh is tailored to the variety of regional languages, touting it’s 'Made in India' label at a time TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps have been banned.

After InMobi, Naveen Tewari scores a second unicorn with Glance – the lock screen wizard

Naveen Tewari's Glance has reached a valuation of over $1 billion after completing a funding round led by Google & billionaire Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital.

Move over Silicon Valley, these five countries are the new startup hub

New ideas aren’t only originating from Silicon Valley or London anymore, but also other regions of the globe with strong start-up ecosystems & unique cultures.

Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

What is ‘Chunauti’? The Rs 95-cr govt plan to boost tech start-ups for Atmanirbhar Bharat

The IT ministry has launched a start-up challenge from which around 300 projects will be selected and provided with up to Rs 25 lakh seed funding.

From PWD engineer to designer, this woman wants to revive Mekhala Chador, Assam silk sarees

In ‘The Indic Quotient’, Kaninika Mishra writes about modern enterprises & entrepreneurs driven by a deep love for India and its ancient heritage.

Can’t rely on foreign investors. India must become aatmanirbhar in startup financing

Startups are vital to India’s economic growth. To ensure they are not subject to onerous influence from foreign investors, we need to build up a venture capital industry.

Two real estate startups in Bengaluru accuse each other of data theft, file counter FIRs

Startups MyGate and NoBroker have accused each other of planting employees to steal data and leak confidential information.

Covid crisis lit a spark between market and sci-tech. India must not let it die now

India’s systems to bring science and technology to market have been historically weak, reflected in a comparatively low rank in the Global Innovation Index.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.