Flipkart is having its annual tech conference Slashn in their Bengaluru office at the moment. Obviously the who’s who of the Indian startups world are in attendance and couldn’t resist taking a selfie.
Indian e-commerce platform Paytm has acquired one-year old startup Near.in for about $ 2 million, reports TOI. Two of the three Near.in founders Lomesh Dutta and Sunil Goyal will join Paytm as vice-presidents.
Bangalore we have a traffic problem and it’s high time we did something about it. .And while the efforts to mitigate the problem begin shaping up in a city that’s most receptive to innovation, here’s a startup that’s quietly started working to solve Bangalore’s biggest problem.
Ordering a cuppa might have just got simpler. India’s largest cafe chain, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) has just announced a tie up with food-delivery startup Swiggy to deliver coffee and other items on its menu.
QikPod will launch a network of intelligent lockers for delivery of ecommerce parcels to online consumers across the metros. Parcel Locker is a unit that is installed alongside neighborhood delivery and collection box units or in conjunction with Post Office Boxes in a retail facility that is used for parcel delivery. The startup venture will be launched by serial entrepreneur Ravi Gururaj backed with a $9 million funding from Flipkart, Delivery, Accel Partners and Foxmobile.
Grofers has wrapped up a $120 million (Rs.800 crore) funding led by Japan’s SoftBank, thus taking the ecommerce stores to a valuation of $400 million. Other investors included Apoletto Asia, the personal investment vehicle of DST Global’s partners, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, along with existing backers Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital India, according to Grofers CEO Albinder Dhindsa.
I experience Riddle Room, a live escape room, a form of physical real life interactive game in which players are locked inside a room and have to unearth clues, examine unassuming objects and discard decoys to successfully make it out within 60 minutes.
Roadrunnr’s Ejipura office in Bangalore was vandalized today by irate employees who were protesting a change in their salary structure. The employees damaged office furniture and broke glass windows. This is the 2nd case of employee unrest this month in the Indian startup space after TinyOwl employees had held the company’s cofounder hostage for over 2 days in Mumbai.
A mistake whether big or small, whether the company’s fault, a case of miscommunication or just an unreasonable customer’s work, an apology can go a long way in winning back the customer. Add to a simple apology, some heart, some soul, and a little creativity, and you can help secure more good PR for your company than thousands in ad monies can.
I have ordered from 16 different places in the last 20 working days or so and here’s a brief snippet on all.