Is ‘Swiggy’ ready for a ‘big gamble’, with food delivery business bleeding ‘losses’?

HYPERLOCAL BUSINESS: SWIGGY’S ‘BASKET’ TO GET ‘BIG’GER Foodtech leader Swiggy has announced its entry in the hyperlocal delivery business with a pilot in Gurugram. DKODING NEWSLINE – Feb 21, 2019 Highlights: Foodtech startup Swiggy has launched its hyperlocal platform Swiggy…

Newsline | Why India’s startup story is just getting started

Indian startups have witnessed a surge in investor confidence as of late, but the ecosystem has a long way to go before it catches up with the likes of China and US The year 2018 saw a flurry of deal…

Newsline | Walmart & Amazon hit the Great Indian Wall

The changes in e-commerce rules have impacted Amazon and Walmart severely. But the government must also address allegations of protectionism and policy uncertainty. After the new e-commerce rules came into effect on February 1, Amazon and Flipkart have pulled down…

Amazon and Flipkart struck down by new rules

Flipkart and Amazon have got no respite from the new e-commerce rules. They have been compelled to pull the plug  on thousands of products and rehaul their business model in India Despite hectic lobbying by foreign e-commerce players, India’s new…

Newsline | Is it ‘Game, Set & Match’ Reliance?

New e-commerce rules give Reliance a huge advantage over Amazon and Flipkart. But will they necessarily create more jobs? Reliance Industries is launching its e-commerce business from the state of Gujarat The business will aim to connect 3 crore small…

Brothers in arms against Softbank?

Sachin Bansal is investing up to US$ 100 million in Ola as part of its latest funding round. This investment is a boost for Bhavish Aggarwal who’s looking for new investors to curb the influence of Softbank. Both founders have…

India overtakes China in FDI inflows

In 2018, India has overtaken China in FDI inflows for the first time in 20 years led by business reforms, a stable economy and huge growth opportunities in futuristic sectors. But populist moves in the run up to elections could…

‘Dream Entrepreneurial Success Story’ – that India would Love to Celebrate!

by Deepak Kaistha __ Ather – A Breath of Fresh Air | New Poster boys of New India Ather Energy plans to enter new markets and also grow its portfolio to cope with the impending competition in the electric two-wheeler…

India story turns bitter for Amazon & Wal-Mart

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has made policy changes that tip the balance in favour of brick-and-mortar retailers at the expense of e-commerce firms Brick-and mortar retailers who have been protesting against ‘unfair practices’ like deep discounting by…

Make or Break for online pharmacies

Investors are making a beeline for some of the top players in the online pharma space, and other aggregators are watching in anticipation. But the regulatory aspects are still hazy. The online medicine delivery sector has reached a critical phase…