Business & Economics

PAYTM GETS RS 9,079 CRORE IN ITS WALLET FROM SOFTBANK

TO INTRODUCE NEW FINANCIAL PRODUCTS 􀂄 The funding will help Paytm expand its soon-to-be launched payments bank operations as well as grow its user base and introduce more financial products for consumers 􀂄 SoftBank has committed investments […]

Asia

India, Korea to cooperate on startups, tech transfer

NEW DELHI (TIP): India and South Korea today agreed to deepen cooperation among their small and medium enterprises through technology transfer, joint ventures, business alliances and facilitation of mutual market access. Both countries also emphasised […]

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M&M TO PROVIDE 40K CARS TO OLA, EYES $400M BIZ

MUMBAI (TIP): Following in the footsteps of global automakers, Mahindra & Mahindra is partnering with Ola for providing as many as 40,000 cars to the ride-hailing startup over the next two years. Drivers on the […]

United States

US woos immigrant entrepreneurs

BENGALURU: In a move that could benefit Indian entrepreneurs, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule to woo immigrant entrepreneurs. Under the International Entrepreneur Rule, as it is called, entrepreneurs […]

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Mayor of Burr Ridge Mickey Straub to host Akshaya Patra Chicago Gala

CHICAGO, IL (TIP): The Akshaya Patra Foundation will be holding its 2016 Chicago Benefit Event on Saturday, May 7th. The Mayor of the Village of Burr Ridge, Mickey Straub, will be the honorary host of […]

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NYCEDC And CUNY Launch IN2NYC H1B sponsorship Program For International Entrepreneurs

Program Will Support 80 Entrepreneurs and Create More Than 700 New Jobs for New Yorkers in First Three Years Alone Entrepreneurs Will Be Required to Base Business at CUNY Incubators, Bringing Employment and Education Opportunities […]

Business & Economics

Facebook’s ‘Free Basics’ gets Banned by Indian Government

SAN FRANCISCO — India‘s government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services. The […]

Asia

Why China’s millennials are happy to own nothing

BLOOMBERG (TIP): Two decades ago, Tyler Xiong and his parents had to live in a commune guided by the strict socialist teachings of Mao Zedong. Today Xiong, a 28-year-old tech entrepreneur, voluntarily lives among 500 […]

Business & Economics

OLA Gets Another Round of Funding

Ola raised a $500 million Series F round from new investors Baillie Gifford and Didi Kuaidi and existing investors DST Global, Falcon Edge Capital, SoftBank Telecom Corp and Tiger Global Management bringing the Bangalore, India-based startup’s total funding to more […]

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Indian tech start-ups woo talent back from America – Offer massive perks

India‘s IT industry has long been seen as a back-office backwater, even by its own engineers who started moving abroad in their droves in the 1970s. After losing top engineering talent for years to America’s […]

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BENGALURU STANDS TALL WITH $2.6-BILLION VENTURE CAPITAL

BENGALURU (TIP): India‘s IT hub, Bengaluru, came in fifth in a list of cities globally that received the most venture capital in 2014, an indication of the growing vibrancy of its startup ecosystem. San Francisco […]

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Murdoch reboots internet play in India

MUMBAI (TIP): Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has charted a fresh investment plan to tap into India‘s fast-growing consumer internet story more than a decade after he took bets on domestic digital properties like […]

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AFTER FACEBOOK, GOOGLE BUYS STARTUP WITH INDIAN LINK

BENGALURU (TIP): After Facebook‘s acquisition of Bangalore-based Little Eye Labs earlier this month, it’s Google that has now bought a three-year-old startup that had two Indians — Vish Ramarao and Naveen Jamal — as co-founders […]

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Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Obama applauds Congressman Garamendi Urges Swift Action in House John Liu, Saujani welcome passage of the Bill WASHINGTON, DC (TIP): The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill Thursday, June 27 that would allow the […]

Europe

HTC Honors Vijay Goradia for Entrepreneurship at Annual Gala

Vijay Goradia of Houston was named by Houston Technology the Honoree of the Year for his entrepreneurial drive that has resulted in his company, Vinmar International Inc, a 34 year-old petrochemicals marketing group, to become […]

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India has More to Offer than Meets the Eye-GSF Accelerator Founder Rajesh Sawhney

NEW YORK, NY (TIP):Leading startup accelerator GSF India arrived in New York as part of its multi-city World Expedition. This unique cross-border event is targeted at providing entrepreneurs direct access to one of the most […]

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The United States and India: A Vital Partnership in a Changing World

The issue that I’ve been asked to address today — India‘s rise and the promise of U.S.-Indian partnership — is one of those rarest of Washington species, especially ten days before a Presidential election, a […]