Weekly Recap: Startup Predictions for 2014; Real Gold Diggers of Ecommerce Industry & More


Weekly Recap: Startup Predictions for 2014; Real Gold Diggers of Ecommerce Industry & More

This week was again fuelled by a slew of funding related activity, with Inventus Capital raising a $106 Mn second fund to invest in Indian startups and online education service iProf raising Rs 55 Crore in  a Series B round, being some of the highlights.

The launch of Bitcoin only e-commerce store HighKart also proved to be a positive development in the Indian Bitcoin ecosystem among all the current regulatory confusion.

We also covered some insightful trends on the Google VS Facebook advertising war, made our Startup Predictions for 2014 and a look at the real gold diggers of the e-commerce industry.

If you missed out on any of the action on NextBigWhat last week, here’s a quick recap.

Weekly Summary
Weekly Summary (image credit: shutterstock)

–––––– Editorially Recommended Articles

Scaling Up Your Team : Hire Those Who Have NO Prior Experience in Your Domain

A Look at the Real Gold Diggers in India’s Ecommerce Industry

Startup Predictions for 2014 : Rise of AcquiEntries; Angel Investments Will Slow Down; Exits Galore

App SnapSwap Brings Serendipitous Conversations Using Images

How The Media Ant Cracked Rs 5 Cr in Sales and Reached Out to Over 300 SMEs

Bitcoin : Does it have a Future in India

Meet Srinivas, the Design Guy Who Loves Startups & Inclusive Design [DOER]

Will Facebook’s Growing Clout in India Challenge Google’s Wallet Share?

——— Channel : Indian Startups / Resources

With Konotor, App Developers Can Talk to Users For In App Customer Support & Promos

Startup Owlgrin Launches Accounting Solution for Indian SMBs

Invitereferrals Wants To Help Website Owners Better Manage Referral Campaigns

EasyLaw, Where Entrepreneurs Can Find Legal & Finance Professionals

With Holidify, Go Where You’ve Never Been Before

At Dailyshopin, A Supermarket Doubles Up as a Warehouse

Indian Startup Founders Earn 40% Lesser than Silicon Valley Counterparts. Frugal?

——— Channel : India Online

Delhi Based Entrepreneurs Launch HighKart, A Bitcoin Only E-commerce Store

Baby Products Retailer FirstCry Looks to Open 50 New Offline Stores in 12 Months

The Worst is Behind Us & We Are Beating Targets: ShopClues CEO Sanjay Sethi [Interview]

In 2-3 Years, Flipkart Will be Largely an M-Commerce Company: Sachin Bansal [Interview]

SEC Bans Sandeep Aggarwal from US Exchanges

Government Of India Launches eBiz Platform With Integrated Payment Gateway

With Its New Fulfillment Center In Bangalore, Amazon To Improve Service In The Region

——— Channel : APPS/ Stuff

Asia Pacific Region Is The Most Affected By Bitcoin Mining Malware

Tata Communications Launches Mobile VOIP Platform For Mobile Network Operators

Apple Launches Educational Tools iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U in India

India Second Largest Market For Mobile Ad Monetization; Android Tops [Report]

Big Education Projects in India Sustain Hewlett Packard’s PC Sales

At 91%, Java Accounts For The Highest Number Of Web Exploits [Report]

Mobile Phone Landscape in India: Phone Launches Double; Phablet Launches Grow 10x

—–––– Channel: Indian Startup Funding

Digital Security Firm Uniken Secures Rs 30 Cr Funding from Nexus Venture Partners

MobMe Puts Off IPO Plans, Raises $3 mn: Here’s Why [Interview With Sanjay Vijayakumar]

Inventus Capital Raises $106 Mn Second Fund to Support Indian Startups

Commonfloor Raises Rs 64 Cr in Series D Funding from Accel India, Tiger Global

FirstCry Raises Rs 92 cr Funding from Temasek Holdings, IDG Ventures & Saif Partners

Learning Services Startup Hippocampus Secures $600k Funding

MySmartPrice Secures $ 1 mn Series A Funding; Plans to Become A Horizontal Player

iProf Raises Rs 55 Crore in Series B Funding from DMGI & Existing Investors

Angel Investing in India: Things Get Real in the Startup World

Investor Sentiment Dips in 2013, 18% Lower VC Activity Vs 2012

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