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How Licious is grabbing a big bite of the $30B Indian meat market

15 April 2019

India consumes meat worth around $30 billion every year and the demand is only expected to grow faster driven by economic growth, rising per capita income, urban trends, and a rise in the awareness of the nutrition provided by meat and related products. However, 90 percent of this demand has been primarily addressed by the unorganised […]

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InstaReM Drives 24% YOY Volume Growth in South Asia Corridor

09 April 2019

Transferring money back home to India is now easier than ever. During a recent South Asia-focused briefing for media and community leaders, Mr Vinoth Manoharan, Country Manager of InstaReM, one of Southeast-Asia’s leading digital cross-border payments companies with a growing presence in Australia, revealed that focusing on customer experience and convenience has been integral in the […]

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Lotto partners with Ace Turtle to accelerate omnichannel presence in India

24 March 2019

To consolidate its presence in India’s growing athleisure market, global sportswear brand, Lotto, will leverage Ace Turtle’s omnichannel technology platform to ramp up its digital presence in India, while expanding its physical presence through exclusive stores. In India, Lotto has an exclusive license agreement with SSIPL Lifestyle. Speaking on this, Amit Pahuja, brand head, Lotto […]

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InstaRem closes U$41m Series C

19 March 2019

Digital cross-border payments company InstaReM has bagged $52.4m (US$41m) in a series C funding round led by Singapore-based Vertex Growth Fund along with its new investor Atinum Investment, a venture capital firm from South Korea. According to an announcement, this latest round takes InstaReM’s total funds secured to US$59.5m, making the Singapore startup one of […]

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Tickled Media to expand into e-commerce

25 February 2019

The venture, which currently operates “theAsianParent” and “theIndusParent” online platforms- which are the largest parenting website platforms in Asia, will launch its e-commerce venture with a focus on Asian mothers this year. When asked for details about the upcoming e-commerce venture, Ms Mahtani, CEO of Tickled Media, said: “If you put two and two together, […]

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Sportswear brand FILA partners with Ace Turtle to strengthen presence in India

14 February 2019

Ace Turtle’s enterprise ready technology will play a critical role in accelerating FILA’s aim towards building a unified brand experience for its customers across multiple channels. To date, Ace Turtle has partnered with more than 50 fashion and lifestyle brands in their omnichannel journey. In India, FILA has an exclusive license agreement with Cravatex, the […]

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Flutura Recognized as 2018 North American Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for AI by Frost and Sullivan

17 January 2019

We are thrilled to announce Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics, an industrial artificial intelligence (AI) product company, has won the Frost & Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award for Artificial Intelligence in the Energy Industry for North America in the growth company’s annual Best Practices Awards. This award recognizes Cereba, Flutura’s AI platform, ability […]

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Building India’s premier travel ecosystem with Yatra

11 October 2018

Travel search engine platform Yatra came into existence in August 2006. Based in Gurugram, this company was started by Dhruv Shingri, Manish Amin, and Sabina Chopra with the sole aim to be “India’s Travel Planner.” The word Yatra, which means “journey,” naturally made it easier for their local audience to relate to the brand. CEO […]

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Understanding the Industrial IOT landscape with Flutura

In this age of smart gadgets, industrial machines can’t afford to stay “dumb.” There’s a wealth of information to be collected from equipment, especially those crucial to the energy, manufacturing, and engineering industries. Such data points can number in the millions, and are critical in improving the performance of these assets. This is where the […]

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Assessing Indian entrepreneurs at Vertex Ventures

At Vertex, we have over ten general partners spread across the world and over 30 investment professionals that work in teams that make venture capital decisions every month. Coordinating across this global network is exciting because our partners have unique insights into their local ecosystems. So we sat down with Ben Matthias, managing partner at […]

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