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    Flipkart, Snapdeal see falling sales despite rise in internet users

    Online retail sales in India have been sluggish so far this year and start-ups across the board are struggling to make money from ads, content and sales of products and services, raising concerns whether Internet companies can attract enough new paying users to support the rosy projections of...
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    Tata’s foray in to e-commerce with a 25-year plan

    The Tata Group have just forayed in to e-commerce with the name TataCliQ.com. But for the very first time the management of the retail firms Infiniti Retail and Trent, the Rs 2200 crore listed entity, would be working together to make the e-commerce foray a success. This is part of an...
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    Inside new top level domain company Donuts

    Two of Donuts’ co-founders discuss the company’s results, strategy, and plans for the future. 185 launches later, the company now has 1.7 million domain names under management and about 40 employees. Last week in Bellevue I sat down with two of Donuts’ founders, CEO Paul Stahura and COO...
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    How startup funding is consolidating in India

    The Indian Startup ecosystem continues to remain a hot topic for all and sundry. After acquiring an unmatched level of funding, more than $9 billion, 2015 was perhaps the best year so far for the entrepreneurs. The year 2016 started with perhaps the biggest organized and mobilized event in the...
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    Verisign advertises on Yourstory.com

    I just came across this sponsored video on Yourstory about a business who made their online presence and gained business through it. Check this out
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    Infosys co-founders invest in emergency response app MUrgency

    Silicon Valley-based startup MUrgency has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Axilor Ventures, set up by Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and S D Shibulal. Founded in February 2016 by serial entrepreneur Shaffi Mather, MUrgency is an aggregator that connects people requiring...
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    PepperTap’s collapse shows everything that is wrong with India’s young internet companies

    India’s third-largest grocery delivery service is no more. On April 22, PepperTap, a 17-month-old Gurgaon-headquartered startup, said it will shut its grocery delivery operations. Promoters Navneet Singh and Milind Sharma, who had earlier worked together at logistics startup Delhivery, will now...
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    Newly funded startups and their domain names

    Funding activity slowed down a bit as we tracked 74 startups that raised $301,449,370 in venture funding last week. 70 percent of these new companies launched with a .com address with the ccTLD being second choice again with more than 13%. .Io remains popular and takes 8% of the pie this week...
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    Where Rocket Internet went wrong with India

    Fabfurnish, an Indian online furniture brand built by Rocket Internet AG, now a publicly listed company was recently sold to Indian retail giant Future Retail for an estimated 15 crore. That is less than $3 Million after having absorbed funding which was more than 10 times the value. The...
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    India Funding Roundup: An Electric Motorcycle Maker, Bitcoin Trading Platform, and More

    Jugnoo Paytm announced Monday that it led the Series B funding of $10 million in Chandigarh-based Jugnoo. The auto-rickshaw hailing and hyperlocal delivery mobile app received $5 million from Paytm and the remaining from existing investor Snow Leopard and a new investor named Rocketship.vc...
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    Most popular domain extensions for startups in Q1 2016

    After analyzing 3101 newly funded start-ups that raised a combined 11.2+ billion dollars in funding during 2015, I’m back with a Q1 report for the new year which is based on 1085 newly funded startups who raised a whopping 5.1 billion dollars in funding during the first 3 months of 2016...
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    Important Sales Tactics and Stats for Startups

    According to Hubspot, 44% of salespeople give up after one follow-up, but 80% of sales require five. Green salespeople, unaware of what separates them from the veteran sales team can be detrimental for a startup’s bottom line over the long haul. Selling is a company’s lifeblood, and some novice...
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    81 newly funded startups and their domain names: Orami.com, Mintos.com, OfficeRock.com

    Funding activity slowed down a bit last week but nonetheless we still saw 81 companies raise $375,888,500 in funding. More than 72% of these companies is using a .Com domain for their website with the ccTLDs coming in second again with 13.5%. The percentage of startups that is using a .ws...
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    Newly funded startups and their domain names

    $415,084,680 was raised among 75 startups this week. With over 81% the fast majority of these businesses launched with a .Com address with the ccTLDs being a distant second with around 9% of this weeks pie. The new gTLDs have two reps this week: one .guru and a company that chose a .tech domain...
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    Newly funded startups and their domain names

    The Chinese New Year had little to no effect on the funding frenzy that’s going on in startup land. It was business as usual with 90 new startup companies from all over the world raking in a cool $405,435,860 in cash last week. With 74% .Com remains the top dog, followed by the ccTLDs who...
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    Newly funded startups and their domain names: Idea.com, DigitalAsset.com, Waldo.photos

    Boatloads of cash continue to flow into the startup ecosystem as we saw $409,789,880 raised last week by 76 new startup companies. New companies need a presence online and as always we look at the naming and domaining choices these companies make during the startup phase of their journey. A...


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