It is quite amazing that the tech enabled OTAs haven’t disrupted the agent model yet – they’re all mostly playing the same information access game – that is not something that will continue to be defensible as a business model too long. Both search engines, as well as social, are making it possible for even small, well run places to connect with their audiences directly.
Time For Pet is a startup that lets you find and buy or adopt pets online.
Social learning network platform Function Space has raised seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners.
IndiaHomes, a housing and property broker, has raised Rs 150 cr in fresh funding from New Enterprise Associates and existing investors Helion and Foundation Capital.
India’s second largest OTA, Yatra.com has raised Rs 140 crore in its fifth round of funding.
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Private equity firm TPG’s equity investment arm TPG Growth has formed a joint venture with India based Smile Group to form Katalyzers, which will invest and grow internet companies.
The update hasn’t been rolled to apps, but we definitely applaud the company for listening to its users.
Online fashion marketplace Snapdeal has acquired product discovery platform, Doozton.
Palo Alto headquartered, low cost tablet maker, Swipe Telecom has raised Rs 30 cr in funding from Bangalore based early stage investor Kalaari Capital.