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We featured self-driving cars as among the top-10 trends to watch for in 2018. Along with that is the interesting trends we are seeing in adoption of electric-vehicle technologies. A recent feature in The Wall Street ​Journal​ highlights how low-end electric cars are taking off in a big way in […]

China’s low-speed electric vehicles, or LSEVs


Roundup of news and ideas from the world of startups – Week ending 23rd Sept 2018 News you can use Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500K, acquired for $40M – Everyone loves a tale of a bootstrapped startup founder’s journey to an eight-figure exit. The team at Toronto-based […]

Startup news roundup – Week ending 23rd Sept 2018


Roundup of news and ideas from the world of startups – Week ending 16th Sept 2018 News you can use For a Start-Up, 100 Million Was Once Big Money. Now, It’s Common – An interesting article in the New York Times reviews startups that are generating ‘mega-round’ investments; essentially large-scale fund raising […]

Startup news roundup – Week ending 16 Sept 2018



Airware,  a google funded startup that had raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner Perkins informed its employees that it was ceasing operations.  Drones are enabling companies to more efficiently and effectively capture data, and Airware allows enterprises to integrate this data with existing information and workflows […]

Google funded Drone startup Airware to shut down


Microsoft announced that it has acquired Lobe, an AI startup that helps developers make deep-learning models without coding. Lobe, a platform that can understand hand gestures, read handwriting, and hear music, will continue to develop as a standalone service. Lobe was founded in 2015 by Mike Matas, Adam Menges, and Markus […]

Microsoft buys AI startup Lobe


On this blog, we routinely look at two ends of the spectrum, startup success stories and review of failed startups. An interesting article in the New York Times reviews startups that are generating ‘mega-round’ investments; essentially large-scale fund raising of more than $100 million. The article in NYT – 100 […]

For a Start-Up, 100 Million Was Once Big Money. Now, ...



A while ago, we blogged a detailed writeup – What is the Amazon’s franchise program? How do I become a Franchisee? Amazon has been pushing forward on the program by extending its Delivery Service. In June, Amazon announced that it was rolling out its Delivery Service Partner program  to increase its package delivery […]

Amazon extends franchise model by ordering 20,000 Mercedes-Benz


Roundup of news and ideas from the world of startups – Week ending 2nd Sept 2018 News you can use Google, Xiaomi in talks to invest in two-year-old startup – Search engine giant Google and smartphone maker Xiaomi are among investors lining up for two-year-old startup Where Is My Train, an […]

Startup news roundup – Week ending 9th Sept 2018


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The once-hot startup, Theranos, that was trying to revolutionize bood-testing industry in the US is finally shutting down. Theranos’ solution was once heralded as a revolutionary new way to conduct a blood test to detect myriad diseases  with a single finger prick. According to a letter sent to shareholders, the […]

RIP Theranos – Embattled Blood-Testing Startup to Shut Down



Roundup of news and ideas from the world of startups – Week ending 2nd Sept 2018 News you can use Google, Xiaomi in talks to invest in two-year-old startup – Search engine giant Google and smartphone maker Xiaomi are among investors lining up for two-year-old startup Where Is My Train, […]

Startup news roundup – Week ending 2 Sept 2018