All stories by Yuvraj Malik
US major PayPal set to launch UPI-based digital payments in IndiaRediff.com3 Mar 2020
Its entry will increase competition especially when WhatsApp too has received approvals to launch payment service.
Sachin Bansal's firm buys IT consulting firm MavenHiveRediff.com27 Dec 2019
The two parties did not share the deal size but said MavenHive's two founders and 40-odd team members have joined the Bansal-owned firm. MavenHive was started by Bhavin Javia and Anandha Krishnan in 2012.
Infosys' deal pipeline remains strong: Salil ParekhRediff.com22 Oct 2019
After posting double-digit growth for the fourth consecutive quarter, chief executive officer and managing director Salil Parekh tells Yuvraj Malik and Debasis Mohapatra that the firm is not facing any delay in ramping up of large deals.
Despite sluggish economy, start-up valuations, funding continue to soarRediff.com3 Oct 2019
Even at early stage, start-ups are raising more money faster owing to the rise of a lot of specialised early-stage VCs and emergence of seed-stage programmes.
Sachin Bansal is back as CEO, this time at a microfinance companyRediff.com26 Sep 2019
Bansal has picked up a majority stake in Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services, a company which runs microfinance institution Chaitanya India Fin Credit.
Byju's likely to get $ 200-$ 250 million fundingRediff.com17 Jun 2019
The Qatar Investment Authority deal follows Byju's raising money from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which was also the first direct investment by the Canadian pension fund in an Indian start-up. In March, Byju's had raised $540 million at a valuation on $5.4 billion, making it the most-valued ed-tech company in the world.
Secret behind Swiggy's meteoric riseRediff.com6 Jun 2019
With razor-sharp focus on deliveries and customer experience, powered by strong in-house technology built ground-up, Swiggy is emerging as the food ordering platform of choice.
Byju's turns profitable in 8 years, sales soar 186% in a yearRediff.com31 May 2019
Valued at $5 billion, Byju's has seen growth sky rocket in the last two years on the back of mega VC top-ups.
India's unicorn club is galloping alongRediff.com23 Apr 2019
Over the last 12 months, thanks to bold bets by venture capital firms like Sequoia, SoftBank Vision Fund, and foreign strategic investors like Naspers, pipeline of start-ups with potential to achieve $1 bn in valuation is at an all-time high.
Social media: 2019 election battlegroundRediff.com30 Mar 2019
'Political parties and leaders understand the impact the new media can have on outcomes.' 'From treating them as broadcast tools five years ago, now they look at them as arsenal that can potentially change electoral outcomes.'
Ola to launch self-drive rental serviceRediff.com29 Mar 2019
With its foray into self-drive, Ola will go head-to-head with early entrants Zoomcar, Revv and a few other.
Mukesh to ready RIL for the Big Billion frenzy this DiwaliRediff.com7 Mar 2019
RIL is setting up infrastructure for a full-fledged horizontal e-commerce offering - internally called the New Commerce - to simultaneously launch pan-India by October-November.
Sachin Bansal steps on Ola's gas as investorRediff.com15 Jan 2019
The deal brings the two start-up stalwarts - Bansal and Ola co-founder and chief executive officer Bhavish Aggarwal - together in the backdrop of growing foreign control in this space.
Amazon once again in 'data breach' controversyRediff.com10 Jan 2019
Sellers downloading their monthly financial reports were served with those of other vendors, leading to a breach of competitive businesses data.
The world's most valuable edutech start-up is Indian!Rediff.com31 Dec 2018
It's also among the top five most valuable Internet companies in India, reports Yuvraj Malik.
Google buys India's trains app maker in Next Billion User driveRediff.com16 Dec 2018
This is the second acquisition Google is making to boost its NBU initiative, having acquired four-month-old Halli Labs founded by Pankaj Gupta in July 2017, reports Yuvraj Malik.
Flipkart sees a slew of changes in top managementRediff.com12 Dec 2018
These top level changes have come soon after Flipkart co-founder and Group CEO Binny Bansal resigned over allegations of serious personal misconduct in November.
Why funding for early-stage start-ups are drying upRediff.com27 Nov 2018
From $10 billion deployed in Indian start-ups in 2017, $6 billion went to unicorns
Netflix, Amazon Prime grab large chunk of India's OTT spaceRediff.com24 Nov 2018
Netflix and Amazon Prime gain market share at the cost of Indian platforms Hotstar, VOOT, Jio Cinema.
With Aero, Adobe bets on a game-changer for ARRediff.com13 Nov 2018
Project Aero will enable creative executives and developers to design AR experiences and new forms of immersive content. But, what makes it special is that for the first time users will be able to design an end-to-end AR experiences with little or no technical knowhow. But, what makes it special is that for the first time users will be able to design an end-to-end AR experiences with little or no technical knowhow.
India, a nation of Unicorns?Rediff.com26 Oct 2018
As 8 new startups join the 2018 club, average time taken to be a $1 billion firm now stands at 5-7 years, next only to China, says a Nasscom report