Vardaan

Founding editor at IndianWeb2, he's been writing at IndianWeb2 since 2007. Apart from blogging he had a professional career of software developer, Ux developer and search engine marketer in past. His vision of IndianWeb2 has been laid down so as to showcase, encourage and propagate Indian startups, innovation and entrepreneurship ideas.

Earlier, last week India's central bank Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed its discomfort with Bitcoin while agreeing that it may make cryptocurrencies in the country as legal tender. Now, in a latest development RBI is considering its own cryptocurrency since it is not comfortable with non-fiat cryptocurrency like...

Chennai-based Inthree Access, a parent company of rural e-commerce platform Boonbox, has raised an undisclosed pre series A round from a group of investors including Keiretsu Forum and existing investors Indian Angel Network. Established by Inthree Access, Boonbox is an exclusive rural e-commerce platform.Incorporated in 2011, Boonbox...

Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd has valued Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd at $1.4 billion at a time the Gurgaon headquartered foodtech startup is in talks with Chinese payments firm Alibaba's Ant Financial Services Group to raise $100-$200 million.“Zomato, in our view, is the only...

Mistletoe - The Japanese investor and incubator founded by Taizo Son, and partners, GSF - India’s leading tech accelerator founded by Rajesh Sawhney and Infobridge - Indo-Japan business consultancy, announced the launch of "Gastrotope", a new Agrifood tech accelerator in India, announced the company in a press release today.Gastrotope...

pi Ventures announces the appointment of Abishek Surendran as a full-time Partner at the AI, ML and IoT focused early stage venture fund. Abishek will be involved in strategy, deal flow and mentoring portfolio companies.Abishek has been an early stage technology investor with multiple years of experience investing in...

With increase in it focus on India, Google is entering to localized digital payment service in India. The search giant is all set to launch a Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-based digital payment service called "Tez" as early as next week. The media report also suggest the launch date...

Wheelstreet, a Bengaluru-based motorbike rental marketplace with operations in around 30 cities, has raised $120,000 from American seed accelerator Y Combinator. Notably, the startup was a part of the Y Combinator Summer 2017 cohort.Wheel street will use the funds raised to develop its technology, said Moksha Srivastava, co-founder of...

Flipkart-owned PhonePe, the largest user of Unified Payments Interface (UPI), said it overtook the government's Bharat Interface for Mobile or BHIM app with a 45% share of the total transactions in August.In an announcement, the company said that on its platform there were 7.47 million UPI transaction...

Gurgaon headquartered restaurant search & discovery platform Zomato has finally acquired Sequoia Capital backed hyperlocal delivery startup Runnr in an attempt to strengthen its delivery business that faces stiff competition from Naspers-backed Swiggy.The acquisition has been rumored since May and is much-anticipated, as Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal himself made...

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi today said he is very interested in investing in tech startups like other celebrities Hrithik Roshan, Kunal Kapoor and Yuvraj Sing have done."I would love to make investments in any new idea. I am all for making investments in startups just like other celebrities Hrithik...