About Jayadevan P K

Jayadevan P K is an engineer turned journalist. Based in Bangalore, he writes on startups, technology and its impact on grassroots. Write to him on jayadevan@nextbigwhat.com. Twitter: therealjpk.

Reviews42 Secures $5 mn from Tiger Global

By |July 7th, 2014|

Price comparison and product discovery engine Reviews42 has raised $5 mn in funding from Tiger Global and existing investors Blume ventures & Nirvana venture Advisors.

Indian Startup Funding Report 2014Q2: Deals Pick Up Pace; E-Commerce Continues to Suck Money In

By |July 4th, 2014|

Technology and tech enabled companies in India raised over Rs 4052 cr ($675 mn) from venture capitalists and other investors in the second quarter of 2014, according to the data we’ve compiled.

The Sheryl Sandberg Visit & What NaMo Should Really Lean On Facebook For

By |July 4th, 2014|

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg yesterday. The goody goody reports are all over the papers today.

Stop Talking About Leaky Roof. Here, Free Wi-Fi: Mumbai Metro

By |July 3rd, 2014|

Almost as if to say, enough about our leaky roofs, Mumbai Metro's just tweeted out some good news. There's going to be free wi-fi at stations. Free is not completely free though.

Priyanka Chopra Does AMA on Reddit. Answers Nothing

By |July 3rd, 2014|

So Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra a.k.a Piggy Chops went on a Reddit outing. Since Anurag Kashyaps super cool Ask Me Anything went well, Redditors were kicked about this one.

GovTech India : The New Government is Serious About These 3 Things

By |July 2nd, 2014|

India's new IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spent a couple of hours listening to product startups and folks from ISPIRT yesterday. Here are the 3 key takeaways.

Walmart Pilots Wholesale E-Commerce in Hyderabad & Lucknow

By |July 2nd, 2014|

American retail giant Walmart has launched its pilot e-commerce operations in India, a $450 bn retail market it has been eyeing for long.

Affordable Learning Startup Hippocampus Secures Rs 14.4 cr Funding

By |July 2nd, 2014|

Education startup Hippocampus has raised an additional $2.4 mn from the Asian Development Bank and Khosla Impact. Existing investor Unitus Seed Fund also participated in the round.

Yay! The New IRCTC Rail Ticketing Booking Platform Works!

By |July 1st, 2014|

The new update, called Next Generation E-ticketing System, seems to be quite snappy, even during peak hours.

Hyderabad Based Advantage One Group Acquires MakeMyJob

By |July 1st, 2014|

Hiring firm MakeMyJob has been acquired by Hyderabad based Advantage One Group, a staffing and recruitment company with over 250 employees.

MuSigma Acquires Social Media Analytics Firm Webfluez

By |July 1st, 2014|

Data analytics company Mu Sigma has acquired social media analytics company Webfluenz, a Singapore based company which counts companies like American Express & Nivea among its clients.

Zomato Makes First International Acquisition; Buys Menumania of New Zealand

By |July 1st, 2014|

Continuing its international expansion, restaurant search and discovery service Zomato has acquired Menumania.co.nz, a New Zealand based restaurant discovery service for an undisclosed amount.

Online Consumer Forum Akosha Secures $5.2 mn from Sequoia Capital

By |July 1st, 2014|

Consumer feedback platform Akosha has raised a total funding of $5.2 million from Sequoia Capital including a seed round that happened earlier, the company said.

Sourcebits Acquired By Enterprise Mobility Company Globo

By |June 30th, 2014|

Globo an enterprise mobility player has acquired Sourcebits! The company, listed on London's junior exchange, announced the acquisition today.

Online Trip Planning Site TripHobo Secures Series A Funding From Kalaari Capital

By |June 30th, 2014|

Online trip planning startup TripHobo has secured an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Kalaari Capital, the company said.