Last week we covered an interesting bunch of Indian startups and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship isn’t off- beat anymore. Take for instance, this MBA grad from Infosys who quit his job to start a street food business. Or a mother of two, who turned an expensive hobby into a YouTube success and an ecommerce business. Then there was mGaadi, a call auto service from Bangalore, that is trying to change your auto-rickshaw experience and driver’s lives. We saw a great deal of funding activity in the country. We also saw some smaller M&A activity in the last week.

With large technology & business shifts giving birth to a whole new set of challenges and opportunities, this is perhaps the best time to start a company.

Our mega startup event Unpluggd is just around the corner, don’t miss out on our post on the inspiring Unpluggd quotes from entrepreneurs.

Weekly Summary
Weekly Summary (image credit: shutterstock)

– Editorially Recommended Articles –

THE Inspiring UnPluggd Quotes From Entrepreneurs : Thou shalt have balls and no business plans.

20 Years Ago on This Day JRD Tata Died, What Made him the Man He Was.

Letting Go Of Your First Baby : Lessons from Comeback Heroes

Launching a Startup Accelerator in India? Five Things MNC Companies Need To Do.

This MBA Grad Sells Pani Puri & Street Food [DOER]

#MobileLife : Why I’m not buying a Tablet, Cheap or not

Is the Indian E-commerce Pie Growing? [Kunal Bahl Of Snapdeal]

When Will ecommerce Companies Start Talking Profitability? [Kunal Bahl Of Snapdeal]

——— Channel : Indian Startups / Resources

What Startups Should Know about Discounted ESOPs & Tax [Whiteboard Friday]

Bizmica Wants to Be THE Business Management System for SMBs

Multi National Giants Target, Coke to Launch Startup Accelerators in Bangalore

LeadSquared Makes Landing & Closing Leads Simple for Small Businesses

How mGaadi is Changing Your Auto-Rickshaw Experience, And the Drivers’ Lives

5 Things I Learned From Acquiring A Company

How this Mother of Two Turned an expensive Hobby Into a YouTube Success & E-commerce Business

——— Channel : India Online

Exposed: Indian Social Media is Rigged With Dirty Tricks Ahead of Elections

Google India Launches Bi-Lingual Election Page for News & Information

Reserve Bank Mandates Biometric Scanner for Aadhaar on PoS Machines

Flipkart Was Valued at $1.6 bn in July When Naspers Invested

Amazon Close to Launching 3rd Party Logistics Services in India; Pilot Begins This Month

Snapdeal Launches Affiliate Program

Shops Turn Micro ATMs, State Bank of India Allows Cash Withdrawal at PoS

——— Channel : APPS/ Stuff

Create Instant App Demos With Demonstrate App

Has BBM Beaten WhatsApp in India?

Luxury Brands Like Presence In Apple App Store Compared To Google Play Store

Offline App Distribution Network Shotformats To Retail Full Length Bollywood Movies

NewsHunt hits a Billion pageviews a month; Launches eBook Store

Make Your Android Phone Simpler To Use With Aviate, An Intelligent Homescreen

India PC Market Grew 7.9% in Q3 2013: Gartner

—–––– Channel: Indian Startup Funding

Freshdesk Raises $7 mn Funding from Accel Partners & Tiger Global

Experifun, Sudiksha Knowledge Solutions Raise $150,000 Funding from Pearson

Aujas Networks Raises Series B Funding from IDG, RVCF & IvyCap Ventures

Mumbai Based InOpen Technologies Raises Funding From Japanese Education Giant Benesse

Hitachi Acquires Chennai Based Prizm Payment Services; Sequoia & Other Investors Exit

Angel Investing in India: Where Did the Money Go? It’s a No-brainer Really [Halo Report]

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