YouTube Go beta launches in India

Chaim Gartenberg, reporting for The Verge;

Google announced today that a public YouTube Go beta is now available for users to try out in India. The new app is a redesigned version of the YouTube Go app announced last September, which is specifically focused on offering an improved experience in areas with poor connectivity.

MyTaxiIndia

MTI (My Taxi India) is a complete car rental solution for local, outstation or holidays tour. Within few years of its launch, MTI already has the largest ISO 9001:2008 certified taxi network in India, or local, outstation or holidays tour. Within few years of its launch, MTI already has the largest ISO 9001:2008 certified taxi network in India, with over 15,000 + taxis operating across 120+ cities. Unlike other on-line car rental companies in the country, the company follows an affiliate business model, whereby it works with on-board taxi fleet operators across the country.

The startup was founded in 2013 by CEO Anshuman Mihir.

UAE’s Zain Group makes strategic investment in MyTaxiIndia

Sainul Abudheen K, reporting for E27;

Gurgaon-based MyTaxiIndia (MTI), an online platform to book outstation taxi and cab rental services in India, has raised strategic investment from UAE-based investment and holding company Zain Group of Companies.

The startup was founded in 2013 by Anshuman Mihir (CEO). MTI is an outstation taxi and cabs service provider, focussed on servicing both one-way taxi and package-based outstation taxi service segments. Its services are available in more than 120 cities across India with 10,000-plus routes, including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Agra, Chandigarh, Pune, Manali, and Shimla.

Ola gets $330m from SoftBank, but valuation plummets to $3.5b

DurbaDurba Ghosh, writing for Tech in Asia;

India’s Uber arch-rival Ola has once again won backing from Japan’s SoftBank, with fresh funding of US$330 million, a person familiar with the details of the deal told Tech in Asia.

However, the fresh funding comes at a cost. Ola’s valuation has dropped by more than 30 percent to US$3.5 billion, Business Standard reported today. Ola’s valuation drop is indicative of declining investor confidence in India.

It’s high time for Ola to expand to other markets and not just their home country.

Flipkart

Flipkart is India’s leading ecommerce marketplace with more than 80 million products across more than 80 categories.

The company was launched in 2007 by a team of 2. Today the company is valued at $6 billion.

Techcircle

Techcircle.in is dedicated to tracking innovations, products, strategies, technology, financing, companies and people behind them in India’s startup universe.

The platform is part of VCCircle Network, a leading financial data, news and information services group. Its portfolio of businesses includes leading financial news web sites, flourishing events and training divisions and a financial data platform, VCC Edge.

Anchanto

Anchanto, an ecommerce and logistic company based in Singapore. The Anchanto platform is ecommerce ecosystem, enabling and connecting all key players across the globe. Anchanto was established on 17th June 2011 in Singapore with the vision “to give customers an enchanting experience” through our software platform and associated services.

Practo

Practo is a healthcare company[2] founded by Shashank ND and Abhinav Lal in 2009. Patients use Practo to find and book appointments with doctors, and some doctors use Practo Ray a Saas software to manage their practice.

Source: Wikipedia

PaisaWapas

Paisawapas.com, simply known among the top Cashback sites in India, serves its users by catering them best deals, discounts and coupons which are tested manually every day for the ease of the customer to compare and purchase their favorite products on 100+ various online websites (eg. Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Snapdeal, Jabong, Makemytrip, Yatra, Goibibo, Zovi, Foodpanda etc) along with the Extra Cashback on their transactions. We help our users save upto 20% cash back on their online shopping. Our mission is to be a single platform, where any user can get best experience at browsing their favourite items, knowing the best discount & offer on it and earning extra cashback as well.

Founded by by IIT alums Shankar Kotuli and Ashish Kumar, the site was launched in May 2015.

HOOQ

Launched in 2015, HOOQ is a gateway to a world of unlimited entertainment. With just one app, you can stream, download and enjoy over 30,000 hours worth of Hollywood/local movies and TV series. All from your smart phone, tablet and/or computer.

HOOQ currently have more than 10,000 movies and TV shows in their catalog. The service if currently available in The Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia, or Singapore.

Medinfi Healthcare

Medinfi is India’s first pure-play content mobile application which allows users to get verified and genuine information on doctors and hospitals. It allows users to search doctors, hospitals, and clinics near to their current location. Medinfi mobile app automatically detects user location and helps them find nearby doctors, hospitals, and clinics.

Medinfi is currently available in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, and Navi Mumbai. It will be expanding in many more cities in coming months.

The company was founded in January 2014.