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.

Reliance Jio 4G Plans Delayed to 2015; Plans Include Android Set Top Box; Jio Drive; Mi-Fi & More

By |June 18th, 2014|

Reliance Jio 4G Plans include launch of an Android Set Top Box, Jio Drive, Mi-Fi & More services.

SEBI Gets to Work on Crowdfunding; Soon Now [Comments Invited]

By |June 18th, 2014|

As promised in April, India's market regulator SEBI has floated a consultation paper on crowd funding in the country.

BookMyShow Secures Rs 150 cr Funding from Saif Partners & Others at Rs 1000 Cr Valuation

By |June 18th, 2014|

Online ticketing company BookMyShow has raised Rs 150 cr from investors, at a valuation of Rs 1000 cr. Private equity firm SAIF partners, existing investors Accel Partners & Network18 participated in the round.

Careers360 Secures Rs 6 cr Angel Funding from Ranjan Pai & Others; Here’s Why

By |June 17th, 2014|

Delhi based education marketplace Careers360 has raised Rs 6 cr in funding from Manipal Group promoter Ranjan Pai and Satya Narayanan R, the founder of Career Launcher.

DIY E-Commerce Platform Shopify Crosses 5000 Customers in India; Plans More Partnerships

By |June 17th, 2014|

Canadian DIY e-commerce platform Shopify which recently raised $100 mn from investors has crossed 5,000 users in India, one of its fastest growing markets.

Odisha Government to Set Up Rs 210 Cr Electronic Manufacturing Cluster

By |June 16th, 2014|

The Odisha government in setting up the first Greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Info-valley, Bhubaneswar, under a central government scheme.

HikeEzee Takes the Pain out of Trip Planning With Great Content

By |June 16th, 2014|

It’s usually one meticulous person in the group who plans for everyone on a trip. Or sometimes a travel agent does that for you. That leaves the rest of us lazy folks to worry about other things-- like how does one corner the best room for oneself.

IMImobile Files for Rs 305 cr IPO on London’s AIM Exchange

By |June 16th, 2014|

Mobile technology company IMImobile has filed for an Initial Public Offering at London's junior exchange to raise £30m.

Walmart to Pilot B2B E-Commerce in Hyderabad & Lucknow

By |June 14th, 2014|

Retailing giant Walmart is launching B2B e-commerce operations in two Indian cities. The $476 bn company will launch in Hyderabad and Lucknow to begin with.

Karnataka To Launch Portal to Track Approved Projects

By |June 13th, 2014|

The Karnataka government has launched an online portal to track the progress of projects which require investment of over Rs 100 cr that have been approved by the government.

Thank You For Ruining The World Cup. Your’s Truly, An Angry Online Viewer

By |June 13th, 2014|

After going through countless click bait posts that promise you to show “world cup 2014 live,” you finally find out that the game is being streamed live only on Livsports. Not complaining yet.

Programmer Hiring Platform HackerRank Secures $9.2 mn Series B Funding

By |June 13th, 2014|

Recruitment platform HackerRank has raised $9.2 mn in series B funding from Khosla Ventures and Battery Ventures.

Ex iStream Team Launches Pepper Media; A Multi Channel Video Network

By |June 13th, 2014|

The team behind iStream, which shut down last year, is launching an online video content network called Pepper Media.

App Developers, Know “Who Is Doing What” Using MoEngage, App Engagement Platform

By |June 12th, 2014|

Getting your app noticed is just not enough these days. Once you acquire a new user, you need to keep them hooked. This is where startup MoEngage comes in.

Hey SwiftKey CMO, It’s Not Food Vs App in India!

By |June 11th, 2014|

Ofcourse, Swiftkey can’t charge for an app when a similar one comes for free (pre-bundled). And yeah, you need a consistent pricing to not piss off your users.