RushGuest Aims To Simplify Last Minute Hotel Bookings

RushGuest, an Online Hotel Booking Service has recently come–up with a simple concept of ensuring affordable rooms to last–minute travelers.A Bangalore based startup, RushGuest, is trying to make the optimum use of internet by connecting travelers looking for reservations at the 11th hour, to hotels who routinely have unused inventory. Founded in early 2013 by Vijith Kini, a computer science...
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The GSF Accelerator Is Going Global; Plans To Select 12 Startups For Its Programme

The GSF Accelerator, which was launched by former Reliance Entertainment President Rajesh Sawhney, has announced that it will be selecting the next batch of startups from other countries as well.  The accelerator has announced plans to select 12 startups focusing on technology, out of which 8 will be from India and the rest will be chosen from Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.This marks...
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Lenskart Plans To Open 100 Retail Stores All Over The Country

Lenskart, one of the leading brands when it comes to retailing eyewear online, is planning to expand the number of its retail stores to 100 in the coming 2 years. This strategy has been adopted by the online retailer to compete with local players in the country.The company which sells both prescription eyewear as well as fashion eyewear is looking optimistic over its chances of grabbing a larger...
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Facebook Acquires Branch Media To Lead New Conversations Group

Facebook has confirmed the acquisition of New York based startup Branch Media. This is the company behind discussion service Branch and chat + linksharing service Potluck. The company is focused on improving the conversation and discussion scenario. Branch is their most used product and has already been deployed on many leading publications and websites. It brings together comments and discussions...
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Price Comparison Start-up Pricebaba Raises Funding From 500 StartupWallah

Pricebaba is a price search and comparison service exclusively dealing with mobile phones. The start-up provides pricing information in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Delhi and thus enables its users to get the phone of their choice for the most valuable price. While this may seem to be a small niche, it does make a lot of difference to many people who are looking at good deals on some of the latest phones...
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Now You Can Book Black And Yellow Cabs In Mumbai Through BookMyCab’s Android App

Quite a number of the new start-ups in the transportation segment are operating as private entities. Case in point being TabCab, Olacabs, Meru, Uber and so on. However, a new service called BookMyCab is looking at leveraging the already huge number of black and yellow cabs plying in Mumbai and making them available via their mobile app.The app, also called BookMyCab is available on the Google Play...
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Knowlarity Gets Serious About Expansion Of Cloud Telephony, Acquires Unicom TechLabs

Cloud telephony firm Knowlarity Communications has acquired its peer; Delhi based Unicom Techlabs Pvt Ltd.Gurgaon based Knowlarity appears to have changed its gear and this Sequoia backed company made its first leap in the inorganic expansion phase by buying its competitor Unicom Techlabs. Though the valuation of the company hasn’t been made public yet, this acquisition now brings Unicom’s 200...
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Olacabs Launches Premium Cab Service Ola Luxury In Mumbai

Olacabs, the Indian start-up which provides a point-to-point cab service has announced the launch of their luxury service. It is being called Ola Luxury. The represents the first time that luxury cars can be hired for city use from the convenience of a smartphone.Ola has said that their current luxury fleet has premium vehicles like Mercedes, BMW, Toyota Camry, Honda Civic and others. All Olacabs...
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Flat.To Has Launched A College Entrepreneurship Program

Mumbai based real estate start-up, Flat.To focuses on helping students find affordable housing preferably around their colleges. In a bid to get students keyed into the new wave of entrepreneurship that is sweeping the country, the start-up has launched its College Entrepreneurship Program. The program has gotten support from other start-ups like Alma Mater, DeliveryChef, Haptik, VU Technologies, PriceBaba...
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New Start-ups Gain Funding With The Aid Of NASSCOM

Start-ups, as it seems, are the talk of the town these days. Businesses are flourishing in the post semi-recession era which marks two important things, India’s resilience to such small economic setbacks and that the mindset of India Inc. is changing when it comes to trusting start-ups and their credibility to run a good and innovative business model.  IT body Nasscom has helped four start-ups raise...
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