Twishy Shahi
A writer at heart, Twishy thinks that no idea is small and nothing is a mistake. Some of the great works come from beautiful mistakes that are perfectly imperfect. She believes in unearthing new talent and feels that genius can be written on a bar napkin too. Incisive reporting coupled with exceptional ideas has been the love of her life. When not writing, one can find her exploring the best places to hang out with loved ones.
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From Archives: This robotic device can help wheelchair users walk

From Archives: This robotic device can help wheelchair users walk

BUSINESS, FEATURES, NEW ZEALAND | 15 Aug, 2015

After one of the co-founders was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, New Zealand's REX developed a hands-free, independently-controlled, robotic walking device 

Lightspeed Venture Partners raises maiden India fund of US$135M

Lightspeed Venture Partners raises maiden India fund of US$135M

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 13 Aug, 2015

The new fund is expected to make 20-25 investments ranging from seed to Series B; will be managed by Lightspeed's India MDs Bejul Somaia and Dev Khare 

Google forms parent company Alphabet; names Sundar Pichai as new CEO

Google forms parent company Alphabet; names Sundar Pichai as new CEO

BUSINESS, INDIA, NEWS, WORLD | 11 Aug, 2015

Larry Page will head Alphabet and fellow Co-founder Sergey Brin will become President 

From Archives: Can India prevent exodus of tech startups to US and Singapore?

From Archives: Can India prevent exodus of tech startups to US and Singapore?

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INDIA, SINGAPORE | 08 Aug, 2015

In 2015, 65 per cent of the tech startups that plan to raise Series A are expected to be re-domiciled outside India 

Self-learnt developer Nalee Jang wants Korean women to rock tech

Self-learnt developer Nalee Jang wants Korean women to rock tech

PEOPLE, PROFILE, SOUTH KOREA | 06 Aug, 2015

Lack of support did not deter Jang’s spirit to become a Senior Engineer at Cloudike Korea; she now mentors young female engineers. Here's her story... 

Practo raises US$90M in Series C funding led by Tencent

Practo raises US$90M in Series C funding led by Tencent

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 06 Aug, 2015

Funds to help Practo expand product line and continue to look for potential acquisition of companies 

51M Indian SMBs, less than 1M websites: GoDaddy wants to change this

51M Indian SMBs, less than 1M websites: GoDaddy wants to change this

BUSINESS, INDIA, INTERVIEWS | 05 Aug, 2015

The company has launched GoDaddy Online Store in India, which will allow SMBs to create an e-commerce presence and sell products online 

This Bangladeshi startup doesn't want you to ever get stuck in traffic

This Bangladeshi startup doesn't want you to ever get stuck in traffic

BANGLADESH, BUSINESS, FEATURES | 04 Aug, 2015

Tired of complaining about traffic in Dhaka, the Co-founders of GObd decided to solve this pain-point 

India’s OYO Rooms grabs US$100M led by SoftBank

India’s OYO Rooms grabs US$100M led by SoftBank

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 03 Aug, 2015

This funding will be used to increase the size of the network to 50,000 rooms across 100 cities by the end of this year 

Your mobile data will now be paid by this startup

Your mobile data will now be paid by this startup

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INDIA | 31 Jul, 2015

Gigato reimburses users for data spent on partner apps and provides additional data for free 

Uber to invest US$1 billion in India over next nine months

Uber to invest US$1 billion in India over next nine months

BUSINESS, INDIA, NEWS | 31 Jul, 2015

The investment will help Uber expand operations to new cities and meet its goal of reaching over one million trips per day in the near future 

From a high-paying job in Nigeria to launching Bangladeshi beauty site

From a high-paying job in Nigeria to launching Bangladeshi beauty site

BANGLADESH, BUSINESS, FEATURES | 30 Jul, 2015

Nazmul Sheik quit his job and came back to Bangladesh to fill a gap, aims for Shajgoj to be the Sephora of the region 

India's Droom raises US$16M in Series A funding led by Lightbox

India's Droom raises US$16M in Series A funding led by Lightbox

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 30 Jul, 2015

The online automobile marketplace will be expanding operations to add 20 automobile, 12 service categories in the next 18-24 months 

We are trying to make the wallet as good as cash: Paytm

We are trying to make the wallet as good as cash: Paytm

BUSINESS, INDIA, INTERVIEWS | 29 Jul, 2015

The company is aggressively betting on the payments business, along with focussing on e-commerce and its new bus ticket marketplace 

This startup can give cloud storage for your physical goods

This startup can give cloud storage for your physical goods

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INDIA | 27 Jul, 2015

Space crunch and too many belongings! Sounds familiar? BoxMySpace has a solution for your problem 

New Zealand’s Booktrack secures US$5M in Series B led by COENT Venture Partners

New Zealand’s Booktrack secures US$5M in Series B led by COENT Venture Partners

INVESTMENT, NEW ZEALAND, NEWS, SINGAPORE | 27 Jul, 2015

Funding will be used to drive growth, acquire premium content and allow people to create and sell Booktrack titles through the marketplace 

This Cambridge dorm room project can help you get into the right university

This Cambridge dorm room project can help you get into the right university

BUSINESS, FEATURES, MALAYSIA | 24 Jul, 2015

ChaseFuture is creating a better way for students to apply to international universities with its consulting platform 

MakeMyTrip to invest US$15M in HolidayIQ

MakeMyTrip to invest US$15M in HolidayIQ

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 23 Jul, 2015

The funds will mainly be used to strengthen HolidayIQ's content, mobile and product capabilities 

India-based Shareboard looks to raise US$350K seed funding

India-based Shareboard looks to raise US$350K seed funding

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INDIA, SINGAPORE | 22 Jul, 2015

The cloudless, mobile file-sharing app plans to expand platform offerings and boost advertisement and marketing with the money 

Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran invests in payment company Innoviti

Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran invests in payment company Innoviti

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 21 Jul, 2015

This funding will be primarily used to expand its business of real-time distribution of credit to small and medium enterprises 

India to have 314M mobile Internet users by 2017: IAMAI & KPMG

India to have 314M mobile Internet users by 2017: IAMAI & KPMG

INDIA, NEWS, TECHNOLOGY | 21 Jul, 2015

The boost in mobile Internet users will be led by rural  India, where the growth story will likely be written by 2G technologies 

Hiring platform ZenRadius raises seed funding from TracxnLabs

Hiring platform ZenRadius raises seed funding from TracxnLabs

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 21 Jul, 2015

The Bangalore-based network hiring platform enables firms, especially startups, to hire the right candidates through professional networking 

India's Zo Rooms raises Series A from Tiger Global, Orios VP

India's Zo Rooms raises Series A from Tiger Global, Orios VP

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 20 Jul, 2015

Majority of the funds will be used for bolstering technology and strengthening marketing and branding activities 

Indian smartphone maker Karbonn to invest up to US$3M each in startups

Indian smartphone maker Karbonn to invest up to US$3M each in startups

INDIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 20 Jul, 2015

Some of the startups that the company is looking at are in India and China