Info Edge-backed Edtech startup Udayy shuts down its operations

Gurgaon-based Udayy, an edtech startup focused on students from kindergarten to eighth grade, has decided to shut down its operations as it was unable to maintain sustainable growth in the hyper-competitive edtech market. Following this decision, the edtech startup has laid off its entire workforce. Saumya Yadav, one of the co-founders of Udayy, explains that the platform did not see a viable path toward business profitability with the lifting of COVID-19 norms. The increased number of children returning to school led to requests for refunds and difficulty in acquiring new customers…

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Highlights of India First Tech startup conclave & awards 2022 : Bengaluru chapter

The Indian startup ecosystem is entering a new era. The unicorn population has increased by leaps and bounds in the last year, driving our country to third position in the globe. The All India Council for robotics and automation is exploring the spread and depth of our startup ecosystem by organizing the Bengaluru chapter of the INDIA FIRST Tech startup conclave & awards this June. The conclave is a 2-day event that is being conducted on the 8th & 9th of June 2022. The event’s goal is to provide an…

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Binance Labs closes $500 million investment fund to boost blockchain, Web3 adoption

Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has announced the establishment of a new $500 million investment fund. The new fund will invest in ideas that will broaden the applications of cryptocurrencies and boost the adoption of Web3 and blockchain technologies. As a limited partner, it is supported by worldwide institutional investors such as DST Global Partners and Breyer Capital and other prominent private equity firms, family offices, and corporations. Changpeng Zhao ‘CZ’, Founder and CEO of Binance, said: “In a Web3 environment, the…

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SaaS firm Kovai.co charts product-led growth strategy for unicorn status

Kovai.co is aiming for unicorn status as the Software as a Service (SaaS) company pursues a product-led growth strategy, according to founder and CEO Saravana Kumar. With a leaner product portfolio, Kumar said the business is working on a customer success product — one of the fastest-growing product sectors in SaaS — that will be released this year. “We see huge potential for this product. On its own, it can reach $50 million annual revenue,” he said. He estimated Kovai.co to reach unicorn status, or privately held company with a…

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Upcoming startup event in Bengaluru-2022

Indiafirst tech startup conclave & awards coming to the silicon valley of India: Bengaluru, after the grand success of its Delhi chapter back in February.   The conclave is one of the most prominent and innovative events in India, with a collective goal of strengthening the country’s tech startup ecosystem. The organizers” All India Council for Robotics and Automation” will host the Bengaluru chapter of its prestigious India First Tech startup conclave and awards on the 8th and 9th of June 2022. The event will feature several exhibitors, interactive sessions on tech…

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New way to ride the tech boom

Naples Global LLC, a hedge fund based in the United States, has partnered with LegalPay, an Indian third-party lawsuit funding startup, to create a fund to assist local entrepreneurs involved in disputes with their investors, including private equity firms. They’ve agreed to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to assist cash-strapped founders in resolving issues with their investors through litigation, arbitration, and other means. “Since most founders are first-generation entrepreneurs, they lack the financial muscle to assert their legal rights,” said LegalPay CEO Kundan Shahi. “The idea behind this product is…

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