Soumyajit Mitra

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The Left-Right Political Spectrum Is Bogus

It might be a division between social identities based on class or region or race or gender, but it is certainly not a clash between different ideas.<p>Americans are more divided than ever by political ideology, as a recent Pew Research Center study makes clear. About a third of people on each side …

This Fourth Wave of Indian Enterprise Software Startups is World-Class

[Published on Yourstory.com]<p>India’s enterprise software industry has been slowly bubbling since the 1980s but has generally failed to deliver a large …

Excl: SaaS-based HR payroll management firm Greytip raises funding from Blume Ventures

Bangalore-based Greytip Software Pvt Ltd, which provides cloud-based HR and payroll management solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has …

Angel funded Explara.com in talks to raise up to $3M in Series A

Explara.com (formerly Ayojak), an event ticketing and discovery site run by Pune-based Signature Technologies Pvt Ltd, is close to raising its first …

Mswipe adding about 1,500 merchants a month: Founder Manish Patel

Founded in March 2011 by Manish Patel, mobile POS solution provider Mswipe essentially targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It offers Swipe, …

Status Check On One-Year-Old Groceries E-com Site MyGrahak.com

It's been one year for online grocery retailing site MyGrahak.com and the site is already aiming big numbers in revenue by 2015 and claims to have …

Real-time traffic tracker Birds Eye Systems raises Series A funding from Matrix Partners

Mumbai-based tech startup Birds Eye Systems Pvt Ltd, a company specialising in traffic monitoring solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount in …

AaramShop turns into a sales marketing platform for brands and retailers

Delhi-based AaramShop Pvt Ltd, which connects local <i>kirana</i> stores (selling groceries and daily utilities) with buyers and stores inventories on the …

Sharing, Mobile, Books, Community, Hyperlocal. Done Right.

If you’re like me, you have at least a few dozen books lying around at home that you’ve already read. There are ways you can sell the books to a used …

A look at the 4 startups showcased at Techcircle Mobile Forum 2014

Mobile has become a formidable channel to drive large & sustainable growth across sectors, including retail, consumer products/services, payments, …

Mobile engagement software firm IMImobile lists in London at a premium

London-based IMImobile Ltd, a provider of mobile engagement software to mobile operators which has a development centre in India and was started by …

Education software platform Bulb has raised $1 mln from angels

<b>Bulb</b>, a developer of education software, has raised another $1 million from angel investors. Bulb is launching its first digital portfolio …

Analyst Report: Sizing the EU app economy

Analysis<p>Apps running on mobile and social platforms have transformed the global gaming market and disrupted the order of the technology industry. The …

If Comcast buys Time Warner Cable, TV could change forever

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / vita khorzhevska<p>Yes, it’s true: Comcast’s (s CMCSK) plans to buy Time Warner Cable (s TWC) for $45 …

Why There Will Never Be Another RedHat: The Economics Of Open Source

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Levine is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He has been a lecturer at both MIT and Stanford business schools and was the former CEO of XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix in 2007. Prior to XenSource, Peter was EVP of Strategic and Platform Operations at Veritas Software,</i> …

Major Asian messaging firm in talks to buy Viber, report claims

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The messaging platform Viber may soon be acquired for between $300 and 400 million, according to a Tuesday report in Israel’s …

Why Business Must Become A Third Pillar of Social Change

In 2008 Bill Gates told the World Economic Forum that governments and philanthropies could no longer meet the needs of the world’s problems. He called on companies to accept greater responsibility to develop solutions to the massive problems that endlessly plague our planet, and to take on projects …

Freemium Is Irresistable, Even For Successful Game Companies

The freemium debate continues to rage on. Some say it’s the future of how business will be run, while others say it’s synonymous with casual games (read: not for hardcore gamers). Now the tide appears to be changing for the latter group, spurred by the success of companies like Supercell (Clash of …