As 2019 draws to a close, startups seem to have found their mojo in terms of funding activity, which jumped significantly this week, led by SoftBank’s $275 million infusion into omnichannel eyewear retailer Lenskart, late on Friday.
Management guru Ram Charan’s take on mitigating global headwinds
VCCircle recently organised an exclusive masterclass on corporate governance and board leadership excellence with world-renowned advisor, speaker and author, Ram Charan. He has spent the last 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time and is known for cutting through the complexity of running
Japan’s Olympus signs on Wipro for cloud, IT infrastructure transformation project
Bengaluru-based information technology services major Wipro has signed a multi-year deal to transform the cloud and IT infrastructure of Japanese medical technology company Olympus. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Watch: Agritech, edtech, deep-tech to be breakout sectors for Fund III: Sajith Pai, Blume Ventures
As it nears the final close of its third successive fund, Mumbai-based venture capital firm Blume Ventures is betting on agritech, edtech and deep-tech to be breakout sectors led by high adoption of smartphones and easy availability of data. The firm is also open to co-investing with strategic players including super
Evolvence, Pidilite, FJ Labs lead $30 mn growth round in HomeLane
HomeLane, the interior design solutions marketplace owned by Bengaluru-based Homevista Decor and Furnishings, has raised $30 million in a growth round led by Evolvence India Fund (EIF), Pidilite Group and FJ Labs.
Gurugram-headquartered human resources technology startup PeopleStrong HR Services has acquired Qilo Technologies, a Noida-based company that operates an eponymous software-as-a-service performance management product.
Rewind 2019: How AI jumped out of the movies and into our everyday lives
A few years ago, most people would have taken their cues with respect to artificial intelligence (AI) from the 2001 Steven Spielberg movie A.I. or Christopher Nolan’s 2014 sci-fi flick Interstellar. Today, we know that we don’t necessarily need super intelligent robots to access AI in our everyday lives.
MeitY mulls India-specific benchmarks for homegrown cybersecurity companies
Earlier this month, India’s ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), in a bid to create a more enabling environment for homegrown cybersecurity software companies, issued a notification that gave preference to locally made cybersecurity products for public procurement.
Watch: Personalisation is the last frontier for consumer internet companies: Sanjay Mohan, MakeMyTrip
From building a chatbot that understands Hinglish to using artificial intelligence solutions that predict consumer behaviour, online travel company MakeMyTrip is making sure its services are tailor made for the Indian market. Sanjay Mohan, chief technology officer of MakeMyTrip, believes the personalisation
Outlook 2020: Enterprises will accelerate hybrid, multi-cloud strategies to deploy applications
The first chapter of enterprise digital transformation in the past decade was characterised by the rapid adoption of cloud-based technologies and data from more sources to serve clients better, provide a competitive edge and accelerate growth. And yet, only 20% of the workloads have moved to the cloud.