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.

Update: Catamaran Amazon JV to Train SMBs on Online Tools & Selling

By |June 27th, 2014|

Catamaran Ventures, the family office of billionaire N R Narayana Murthy, is planning a joint venture with Amazon to enter e-commerce in India.

MeraEvents Secures $1 mn From OMICS International; To Raise $4 mn More

By |June 26th, 2014|

Event ticketing & solutions company MeraEvents has raised $1 mn from OMICS International, a company which publishes open access journals and organizes science conferences across the world.

Acquisition Rumors Are Not True: Practo

By |June 26th, 2014|

Online service for scheduling appointment with doctors Practo is saying that the rumors of its acquisition by HealthKart aren't true.

Uber Launches uberX, Cheaper Rides in 3 Cities

By |June 26th, 2014|

Snapdeal Launches Smartfeed Personalization Feature for Shoppers

By |June 25th, 2014|

Snapdeal has launched “Smartfeed," a personal shopping guide for its customers. The feature comes from an integration of Doozton, a product discovery platform which Snapdeal had acquihired and its own recommendation engine.

After Kerala, Tax Officials in Punjab Get Tough on E-Commerce

By |June 25th, 2014|

Tax authorities in India are working on ways to get the E-commerce companies pay sales tax in respective states.

Security Experts Find Command Servers for Spyware in India & Other Countries

By |June 25th, 2014|

Italian spyware maker Hacking Team has at least 5 servers located in India, among other countries like the United States and China.

Kerala Electricity Board to Give Seed Money to 6 Startup Ideas

By |June 24th, 2014|

The state run electricity board in Kerala has earmarked Rs 1.5 cr to fund innovative ideas in the power sector.

Overcart, An E-commerce Store for Unboxed & Used Items Secures Series A Funding

By |June 24th, 2014|

Online marketplace Overcart has closed Series A investment led by serial entrepreneur K Ganesh’s GrowthStory with follow on investment from GSF.

South African Conglomorate Naspers Now Owns 17.7% in Flipkart

By |June 24th, 2014|

South African media conglomerate Naspers now owns 17.7% of Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce company.

Cisco Investments Allocates $40 mn to Back Indian Product Startups; Covacsis, Mobstac Get Funded

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Cisco investments, the venture capital arm of Cisco today announced the allocation of $40 mn to fund early-stage firms in India.

With New Funds, BookMyShow Wants to Take on Single Screen Cinemas & Smaller Cities

By |June 20th, 2014|

We did a Q&A with Ashish Hemrajani, the Founder & CEO of Bigtree Entertainment which owns BookMyShow to understand what's next for the company. Edited Excerpts.

Mobile App Dailyrounds Could Become the Academia+ Instagram for Doctors

By |June 19th, 2014|

Dailyrounds, a startup has found a middle path to create a useful social network for doctors.

Housing Raises Rs 115 cr Funding; Here’s Why They’re Killing It

By |June 19th, 2014|

Real estate classifieds portal Housing.com has raised Rs 115 cr in a round of investment led by Helion Venture partners & Qualcomm Ventures. Existing investor Nexus Venture Partners also participated in the round.

Information Risk Management Company Paladion Raises $10 mn From Nadathur Holdings

By |June 18th, 2014|

Information risk management solution provider Paladion has secured $10 million from Nadathur Holdings, the investment firm run by Infosys co-founder NS Raghavan.