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    The uncommon story of an edtech startup that caught elusive profitability by the tail

The uncommon story of an edtech startup that caught elusive profitability by the tail

Springboard team. Photo credit: Springboard. “We have not been flashy and all over the place. We have been quietly building. Now, we are in a good place and turned profitable

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    In India, Ola escalates Uber war with $2b funding

In India, Ola escalates Uber war with $2b funding

Photo credit: Michael Coghlan. Ola, India’s homegrown challenger to Uber, has pocketed US$1.1 billion in funding, it announced this afternoon. There’s more in the works, taking the total fresh input

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    Remember the estore that gives big discounts and still hopes to make money? It just got $9m

Remember the estore that gives big discounts and still hopes to make money? It just got $9m

Pleased as plum. Photo credit: Pexels. Ebay pioneered the asset-light marketplace connecting buyers and sellers. Amazon chose a more managed model with warehousing and logistics. Niche ecommerce company Zefo is

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In India, Xiaomi takes aim at Samsung with fancier phones

  In India, Xiaomi takes aim at Samsung with fancier phones

Mi Mix 2. Photo credit: Xiaomi. On average, people in India spend US$157 on a new smartphone. That figure is

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The top gun in India’s premium smartphone segment is neither Apple nor Samsung

  The top gun in India’s premium smartphone segment is neither Apple nor Samsung

Xiaomi’s app store pictured on a OnePlus phone. The top smartphone-maker in the premium segment in India is neither Apple

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He pivoted thrice – almost shut down twice – before Singapore’s Goldbell backed him

  He pivoted thrice – almost shut down twice – before Singapore’s Goldbell backed him

Pitstop founder Mihir Mohan. Photo credit: Pitstop. “I call myself a serial failure,” quips Pitstop founder Mihir Mohan when I

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Facebook adds feature to find blood donors nearby in an emergency

  Facebook adds feature to find blood donors nearby in an emergency

Photo credit: Facebook. People often turn to Facebook in an emergency to seek blood donors. But it’s hard for the

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How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

  How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s homegrown ride-hailing app has taken in a lot of Japanese cash. Photo credit: Grab. When you think of

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Flipkart acquires mobile repair & service firm to boost support network

  Flipkart acquires mobile repair & service firm to boost support network

Photo credit: loganban / 123RF. India-based ecommerce unicorn Flipkart has acquired F1 Info Solutions, a repair and service provider for

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