Captain’s Log, Oct 12: Ratan Tata says Indian startups not disruptive enough; Meru Cabs accuses Ola, Uber of distorting market

Also in the news is CEO Annabelle Kwok's resignation from SmartCow, a company building industrial-grade deployment devices for Artificial Intelligence 

5 growing Jaipur startups turning the Pink City green

Jaipur is battling with Chennai and Ahmedabad to reach the next tier for startup ecosystems; these companies can help it get there 

CarDekho buys VR startup Volob to amplify visual experience of online car buyers

Volob provides 3D visualisation solutions to various industries, primarily automotive 

GirnarSoft acquires Connecto to make your online car searching experience smoother

Connecto provides users with services like notification engine, A/B testing, custom integrations and automatic user profiles creator 

CarDekho buys Help On Wheels to get you road-side assistance

A few months ago, GirnarSoft started its own branded road-side assistance under the car owners division and has successfully acquired over 8,000 users 

Google Capital invests in CarDekho’s parent Girnar Software

The company also runs CarBay.com in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia 

[email protected]: Meet the 27 cool startups Ratan Tata has invested

Tata has invested in companies across e-commerce, Big Data, hardware, digital media, payments, healthcare, electrical, digital media, and energy 

Insurance is a necessary evil: Coverfox Co-founder Varun Dua

The Coverfox Co-Founder and CEO talks about how strict norms in the Indian insurance sector create a moat for the startup against competition 

Indian online car classifieds firm CarTrade acquires rival CarWale

The two-wheeler retail division Bikewale will also move to CarTrade as part of the deal 

Ratan Tata joins VC firm IDG Ventures India as Senior Advisor

The Indian business tycoon, who recently turned serial investor, is also Special Advisor at Singapore-based Jungle Ventures