Category: start up news

  • D2C Funding Report | November

    Week 1 These D2C brands have raised 62.19 Million USD in the last week. 1. Boat The legendary consumer electronics brand has delayed its IPO, likely due to the current economic scenario ( and raised 500 Crores from Warburg Pincus and Malabar Investments. Given the current scale of INR 3000 crore for FY 22, this […]

  • ott wars

    I was surprised when my fourteen-year-old cousin switched to JioCinema on his smart tv to watch the FIFA World Cup. In the last few years, Disney Hotstar has become the go-to destination for millions to stream anything related to sports. This year is different. Reliance-backed Viacom18 bought the streaming rights for IPL – the Indian […]

  • the story behind falling apple prices

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Not really, if the apple is rotten. This is happening right now for Kashmiri apples. Kashmir alone is responsible for supplying seventy-five per cent of Indian apples. And currently, due to excess supply and logistical issues, the apples are getting rotten before they can reach the fruit […]

  • i deleted instagram

    I deleted Instagram because of this trend which is showing up for internet-based messengers, and social media platforms are shifting to freemium models instead of relying on ad revenue. Telegram and Snapchat launched their freemium plans in the past few months. This also feels like a healthy trend because ad frequency has been multiplying on […]

  • is patanjali foods the dark horse we’ve stopped watching?

    While in conversation with a friend about FMCG brands, we stumbled upon Patanjali Foods FY22 financials. I dived a little deeper into the rabbit hole and was surprised to learn this: • Revenue reported for FY22 is 24,284 crores INR This is almost half of HUL, which reported 51,193 crores INR for FY 2022 What’s […]

  • pet care industry in india

    I have thought of getting a pet over a thousand times now. And yet, the dilemma – if I will be a good parent or not has stopped me from venturing into the pet parenting journey. Perhaps, unlike me – the general swing towards the pet care industry is going on full tides. In the […]

  • dabur plans to acquire badshah masala

    Dabur recently announced its plans to acquire Badshah Masala. The Burman family started creating a go-to name for everything Ayurveda a hundred and twenty years back. Ayurveda, as a market, still at large, is unorganized and unregulated because:• Lack of emphasis/funds devoted to R&D• Unavailability of modern documentation around Ayurvedic Treatments• The Pharma Bros muscling […]

  • Is it going to be a Nervous November?

    Last evening I read an article about the freshly listed stocks of the start-up world – Nykaa, PolicyBazaar, Delhivery and Paytm. The article reported that these four stocks had lost 19% of their value in the last month, while Sensex & NIFTY indices have grown by 4%. The question of the public market performance of […]

  • V-Mart’s Growth Story

    I have been seeing V-Mart stores popping up in my city, for the past three years. When I read about the recent acquisition of Limeroad by V-Mart, I was curious to learn more about it. V-Mart – the chain of retail clothing stores has been operating for two decades now. Founded in 2003, by Lalit […]

  • BeReal crossed 50 Million downloads

    BeReal crossed 50 Million downloads. This new-age social media app is being loved by Gen-Z worldwide. BeReal has 5 Million downloads in India too. Developed by former Go Pro employee – Alexis Barreyat, and Kevin Perreau, the app has raised a $30 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and Accel, in April 2022. And […]

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