Articles by Disha Sharma & Varun Arora

Exclusive: Cab pooling startup Derbii raises seed funding

car_pooling_feCab pooling app Derbii, run by Winwincab Rides Pvt. Ltd, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Accenture managing director Anurag Chauhan. “We’ll use the new funds to improve our technology, get more users, and increase the number of cabs on the road,” Gaurav Sinsinwar, co-founder, Derbii told Techcircle.in. “We are looking at [...] [...]

Dropbox, WordPress founders back instant messaging app Hike

hike_feaInstant messaging app Hike has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Quora founder Adam D’Angelo and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. Senior Dropbox executives Aditya Agarwal and Ruchi Sanghvi also participated in this round, Hike said in a statement. “It’s quite clear that messaging is playing a key role in bringing people online in a mobile first [...] [...]

We have to be more thoughtful with acqui-hires: Flipkart’s Punit Soni

These are interesting times for the country’s largest e-tailer Flipkart. It was broadly expected that Flipkart would junk its web presence and go mobile-only for transactions by September. While the company continues to showcase its mobile-first approach, all indications are that the app-only strategy has been put on the backburner for the time being. Meanwhile, [...] [...]