All stories by Samreen Ahmad
PharmEasy buys Medlife, becomes largest e-pharma companyRediff.com26 May 2021
PharmEasy has acquired Medlife for an undisclosed amount, the e-pharmacy unicorn said on Tuesday. The deal will make PharmEasy the largest player in the domestic online pharmacy sector, with the combined entity set to serve 2 million customers a month.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds to invest Rs 1,600 cr on 56 storesRediff.com26 Mar 2021
Gold and diamond retail chain Malabar Gold & Diamonds will be investing Rs 1,600 crore in FY22 to launch 56 stores globally with 40 across India and 16 internationally in FY22 to further boost its retail presence across the globe. The move is expected to generate over 1,700 jobs. In India, the expansion strategy is centred in states like Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Kerala. Internationally, the expansion will be in markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE.
Koo is finally a true Indian companyRediff.com18 Mar 2021
Koo has so far raised $4.1 mn in Series A funding from existing investors Accel, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures and 3one4 Capital.
How technology is changing fashionRediff.com11 Mar 2021
From omnichannel to AI and 3D technology, the fashion industry is in the middle of a digital revolution.
India most booked destination globally in 2020, Delhi on top: Oyo reportRediff.com31 Dec 2020
In December, over 1.7 million people have checked in over the weekends.
Can Malavika Hegde turn Cafe Coffee Day around?Rediff.com18 Dec 2020
V G Siddhartha's wife has the support of the employees. But the challenges ahead of her are tough.
Wistron unit may restart in 15-20 daysRediff.com17 Dec 2020
Wistron, which earlier pegged the losses at Rs 437 crore, later notified the Taiwan stock exchange that the total losses were around Rs 50 crore.
Wipro rewrites growth strategy under new chief Thierry DelaporteRediff.com27 Nov 2020
Under the new model, the IT services firm will replace the current structure of its various strategic business units, service lines and geographies with four strategic market units and two global business lines.
WFH rules simplified! More jobs for small town IndiaRediff.com23 Nov 2020
Tier-II and tier-III towns have a reason to rejoice.
PUBG to return to India with new game, $100 mn investment, better securityRediff.com13 Nov 2020
The company is also planning to create an Indian subsidiary to enhance communications and services with players for which it will hire over 100 employees specialising in business, e-sports, and game development.
How start-ups are helping kirana stores go digital to manage businessRediff.com4 Nov 2020
Start-ups such as Max Wholesale, Jumbotail and ShopKirana are helping them place orders, maintain inventory, optimise delivery routes and make payments, all digitally.
How Indus, the Made in India app store, took wingRediff.com29 Oct 2020
The content discovery platform designed to help you discover content and services in the language of your choice recently turned profitable. It has delivered 1 billion application installs and updates in the past 12 months, says Samreen Ahmad.
Looking to go omnichannel, BigBasket may seal deal with TatasRediff.com29 Oct 2020
The competition which BigBasket faces now is with the big three - Amazon, Walmart, and Reliance.
Silver Lake's love affair with India continuesRediff.com25 Sep 2020
The PE biggie has committed to pumping money into Jio Platforms, Byju's and Reliance Retail so far this year - all marquee names in their respective sectors.
Covid spurs matured-stage start-ups to advance their IPO plansRediff.com25 Sep 2020
In the past few days, many companies, including fashion e-tailer Nykaa, food delivery platform Zomato, logistics and delivery firm Delhivery, insurance discovery platform PolicyBazaar, eyewear retail chain Lenskart, and edtech and online tutoring firm Byju's, have openly spoken about their IPO plans.
Edtech start-up Eruditus gets funding from Zuckerberg duoRediff.com7 Sep 2020
Eruditus runs on a partnership model with top global universities such as MIT, Columbia, Harvard, Cambridge, INSEAD, Wharton, and UC Berkeley, offering courses in coding, data science, fintech, block chain, and entrepreneurship.
Can Gondal's FAU-G tackle PUBG's withdrawal pangs?Rediff.com5 Sep 2020
According to nCore Games, FAU-G will be based on real scenarios encountered by the Indian security forces to deal with both domestic and foreign threats, with its first level set against the Galwan Valley backdrop. The start-up is planning to monetise the venture through in-game purchase where people will be able to buy better items in the game like better armour for an enhanced gaming experience.
How Biocon plans to fight COVID-19Rediff.com4 Aug 2020
'I cannot cope with the demand. It will take us a couple of months to ramp up production.'
Online pharmacies go on a hiring spreeRediff.com17 Apr 2020
Most firms operating in the space claim that they have seen at least a two-fold rise in orders as compared to other times.
How IITs are gearing up to fight COVID-19 menaceRediff.com31 Mar 2020
While some researchers are developing prototypes for ventilators to overcome their shortage, others have teamed up to develop testing kits.