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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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Take a peak into the Indian startup ecosystem with Ben Mathias

01 October 2018

2014 was a watershed year for India’s startup ecosystem. Led by the mega funding rounds of ecommerce giants Flipkart and Snapdeal, who raised $1.91 billion and $861 million respectively, Indian startup funding multiplied many times over to hit $6.2 billion by the end of that year. The following year saw the Indian startup scene on […]

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Licious raises $25 million to revolutionize meat in India

26 September 2018

While farm to fork may remain elusive to many, it’s becoming a reality for Licious, which operates the entire supply chain for meat in India, from knowing precisely which farm the meat was from, to managing the process of converting it to pre-packed Licious branded meat products. It’s a whole new frontier for India’s growing food market, which […]

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Hansel raises USD$4 million Series A to streamline workflows for ProductOps

10 September 2018

Hansel completed a USD 4 million Series A funding round to spearhead its growth and expansion in international markets and increase its hiring efforts. Hansel.io has the penicillin for the pain felt by ProductOps teams in every company that develops apps. What was once a massive technology task involving long timeline and hair tearing experiences, […]

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The case for personalization and our investment in Hansel

14 August 2018

When I first met Varun, the co-founder at Hansel, his opening line was: “At any time, there are over a thousand versions of the Facebook experience running simultaneously, dynamically personalized to user groups segmented in real time.” This made perfect sense. After all, Facebook is a personalization company at its core — from the news feed to […]

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Ace Turtles launches its first AI Platform for omnichannel retail: Albus

01 July 2018

Ace Turtle launches its first AI platform, Albus, for omni-channel retail. Speaking on the launch of Albus, Nitin Chhabra, CEO, Ace Turtle, said: “A majority of retailers are now highly adept at collecting relevant information or data but the real challenge that they face is in deriving actionable intelligence and in execution capability.” The launch […]

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Hotelogix recognized for ‘Great User Experience’ and ‘Supreme Software’

02 May 2018

Global cloud-based hotel property management system, Hotelogix, has announced that it has received “Great User Experience” and ‘Supreme Software” badges by SoftwareSuggest. On the award, Prabhash Bhatnagar, Founder at Hotelogix said, “We are excited to receive these badges of honour. It speaks volumes about the usefulness of our cloud-based Hotel PMS. We are working with […]

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