Yulu to deploy Bajaj-built electric scooters by end-2021: E-scooter fleet to go up to 50,000

Yulu to deploy Bajaj-built electric scooters by end-2021: E-scooter fleet to go up to 50,000

Electric mobility as a service is catching on in India with the presence of several electric vehicle rentals, taxis and also a scan-and-go concept as Yulu. The EV service provider is present across the country in various metro cities and offers the convenience of last-mile connectivity while promising an emissions-free commute on the Miracle electric two-wheeler. Yulu is now in the midst of expansion, geographically and also, a new EV built by Bajaj Auto that is set to join its fleet. The company will also increase its current fleet of 10,000 to 50,000 units by the end of this year. We got in a conversation with Amit Gupta, CEO and Co-founder, Yulu, to learn more about the company’s expansion plans.

View from India: Biotech start-ups explore uncommon ground

To the uninitiated, a bioengineered human cornea may seem far-fetched, but not to Pandorum Technologies. Company co-founders Arun Chandru and Tuhin Bhowmick are making this vision (no pun intended) a reality.

Indian innovation begins in small towns and IITs. Covid ventilators were no different

When the Prime Minister of India announced a Covid-19 Solution Challenge on 16 March, nearly 500 kilometres away in Kanpur, Professor Amitabha Bandyopadhyay sent out news of the challenge as an SOS to all IIT Kanpur-incubated startups, hoping a few would have the products or services necessary to fight the pandemic. Several came forth with solutions ranging from hand sanitizers, PPEs, N95 face masks, diagnostic kits and portable respirators.

Chingari inks deal with music and talent agency

NEW DELHI: Homegrown short video app Chingari has announced a partnership with BandEdge, a music and talent agency, to promote budding singers, backstage music bands, dancers, among others. The deal intends to provide opportunities to talent trying to reach wider audiences, the two companies said in a statement.

Dealshare raises ₹ 25 crore debt funding from Innoven Capital

Dealshare will be utilizing the funds and Innoven Capital’s expertise to scale its geographic footprint. It plans to scale presence to 100 cities by the end of 2021

Chingari celebrates woman power with #SheGotSpark

MUMBAI: Homegrown short-video sharing platform Chingari is celebrating women power with its distinctive campaign #SheGotSpark. Find women from every walk of life as they share their courageous stories of proving themselves via their videos. The chosen few motivational videos get featured by Chingari across all its platforms. It will celebrate inspirational women-centric posts…

Women’s Day Special: 7 Entrepreneurs To Watch Out For In 2021

Last year has been a difficult time for everyone around the world. It has seen economies struggle and businesses taking a hit due to the pandemic induced lockdown restrictions Amidst these tough times, we saw entrepreneurs rising above challenges and innovating real-time to cater to their audiences in a never seen before ecosystem. With the new normal leading to newer market challenges, women entrepreneurs across various industries ranging from retail-tech, agri-tech, alco-bev, e-commerce, and communications stepped up to design new businesses, products with an aim to impact the ecosystem and make lives for consumers easier.

Dealshare bags INR 25 crore funding in debt from InnoVen Capital

Dealshare is a Jaipur-based Social Commerce start-up company that has recently announced to have raised funds worth INR 25 crore in its latest Debt Financing round led by Mumbai-based InnoVen Capital.

Oye! Rickshaw launches battery swapping platform, aims to deploy 10,000 lithium-ion batteries

Electric mobility startup Oye! Rickshaw on Wednesday announced the launch of its battery swapping platform targeting to deploy 10,000 lithium-ion batteries by the end of this year. The company, which started a battery swapping pilot project in December 2020, said it has crossed one lakh swap kilometres in under three months.

Outplay raises $2m funding from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge

Sales engagement platform Outplay has raised $2 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital India’s seed-stage accelerator programme, Surge , the Bengaluru-based startup said.