And Indians (VCs/startup babas) are still wondering where are the global Indian startups? Zendesk has acknowledged, but not the local ecosystem.
Bangalore and California based July Systems has raised $2.1 mn of funding. WittyParrot a content delivery platform has raised $1 mn in seed funding.
Overall, the BJP shows a great understanding of how much technology can impact the country’s growth it can use technology for governance.
TLabs, the startup accelerator run by Times Internet has announced its 5th batch. The startups will be based out of TLabs Noida office for the next 4 months.
Paul Singh, the former 500 Startups partner, has decided to get back into the startup funding scene through Ashburn based Crystal Tech Fund.
Earlier today, Facebook acquired messaging service Whatsapp for $19 bn in cash and stock. Whatsapp gets $4 bn in cash, $12 bn in Facebook shares and $3 bn in restricted stock units.
The Sam Pitroda Committee on Prasar Bharti, has recommended that it must set up an international channel which will begin its run on new media like YouTube & Twitter, to rival the likes of the BBC & Al Jazeera.
Google+ might not have gained all the popularity it deserves, but a large sections of IT professionals and senior decision makers in companies seem to be on it.
Gaatha, an onilne e-commerce store which retails handicrafts, has a novel approach to selling. Every product on the site goes with a narrative of the craft & its legacy.
Chennai based online customer support and helpdesk solution company Freshdesk has raised nearly $7 mn from venture capital firm Accel Partners in a fresh round of funding.