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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



A 5-month-old package holding and delivery service, The New Post, abruptly closed down, leaving its customers in a lurch. Its general manager Sean Khokhar confirmed on Sunday that they had closed “due to staffing issues and a lack of funding. The platform we were working on didn’t come out to […]

Last mile delivery startup, The New Post shuts down


Venture Catalysts announced a pre-Series A investment in Playtoome, a live entertainment solutions platform. According to media accounts, angel investors including Arihant Patni, Bhaskar Raju Konduru, CTO at Housejoy, Goverdhan Singh Jamwal, chairman of Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust and Akhileshwaran Krishnan, Group CFO at Apollo Hospitals participated in the funding […]

Playtoome, a live entertainment solutions platform attracts VC funding


A Nigerian mobile recharge and payment solutions startup, Zoto, has reportedly shut down. Zoto’s problems appear to have started in May 2018. That was the time when users began to complain in social media about their inability to transact on the app. Confirming the shutdown, Oshone Emmanuel Ikazoboh, the co-founder […]

Nigerian Fintech Startup ZOTO shuts down



Roundup of news and ideas from the world of startups – Week ending 26 Aug 2018 News you can use Submit your application to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 – If there’s one thing we learned hosting last year’s Startup Battlefield in Kenya, it’s that the tech startup scene across Africa […]

Startup news roundup – Week ending 26 Aug 2018


Flipkart has acquired Liv.ai whose technology is expected them to build voice-enabled shopping in multiple Indian languages. This is a move by Indian e-commerce major Flipkart to augmented its capability to roll out voice-based shopping on its platform. This will also be competing with Amazon’s Alexa. This acquisition is Flipkart’s first after US retail […]

Flipkart acquires Artificial Intelligent (AI) startup Liv.ai


Roundup of news and ideas from the world of startups – Week ending 19th Aug 2018 News you can use How This Google-Backed Startup Cracked The Code To Hyper Convenience In India – Hyper-convenience startups in India have not witnessed much success – most of them have either folded or […]

Startup news roundup for week ending 19th Aug 2018



The Israeli startup, Treato recently filed for liquidation at the Tel Aviv District Court. Launched in 2011, Treato operated a platform designed to gather and analyze user-generated health-related information and offer insights on medical conditions and medication. The startup was aiming to “help patients and caregivers make more informed healthcare […]

Israeli medical intelligence startup Treato shuts down