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Ola Electric acquires Amsterdam-based AppScooter maker Etergo, to launch electric two-wheeler next year
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Ola Electric acquires Amsterdam-based AppScooter maker Etergo, to launch electric two-wheeler next year

Ola Electric, without disclosing the deal value, said it aims to launch its electric two-wheeler in India in 2021, and the acquisition of Etergo will further bolster OEM's engineering and design capabilities.

Startup community stares at fund crunch in absence of venture capital, reinvents businesses to survive economic slowdown
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Startup community stares at fund crunch in absence of venture capital, reinvents businesses to survive economic slowdown

The rapid global economic slowdown, India’s coronavirus lockdown of 1.3 billion people and an exodus of venture capital are testing a start-up community that has quickly become one of the world’s biggest, raising a record $14.9 billion last year

Indonesia considers 2032 Olympics bid for new capital city with SoftBank's help
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Indonesia considers 2032 Olympics bid for new capital city with SoftBank's help

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is weighing an audacious 2032 Olympics bid centred on the country’s not-yet-built new capital and is in early talks with SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son and other investors

Private equity, VC investments hit record high of $48 bn in 2019; huge fund flow to infrastructure sector drives growth: Report
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Private equity, VC investments hit record high of $48 bn in 2019; huge fund flow to infrastructure sector drives growth: Report

As per the report, private equity/VC investments in infrastructure space were at $14.5 billion in 2019, which were higher than the cumulative PE/VC infrastructure investments received in the previous seven years.

Entrepreneurs should not make the unicorn status the measure of their success, says InfoEdge co-founder
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Entrepreneurs should not make the unicorn status the measure of their success, says InfoEdge co-founder

Startups should aim for customer satisfaction, unit economics, profitability, and not unicorn status.

Oyo layoffs: After announcing job cuts, Oyo under pressure from Softbank to curb operating losses
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Oyo layoffs: After announcing job cuts, Oyo under pressure from Softbank to curb operating losses

Ritesh Agarwal, the company’s chief executive, said Oyo was focused on sustainable growth and profitability — which meant layoffs.

Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal hints at more layoffs to drive sustainable growth; around 1,000 Indian employees to lose jobs
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Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal hints at more layoffs to drive sustainable growth; around 1,000 Indian employees to lose jobs

The focus of Oyo and Agarwal for 2020 will be on sustainable growth, operational and customer excellence, profitability, and training and governance.

Oyo Rooms accused of questionable practices, toxic culture and fraud by former employees, hotel partners
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Oyo Rooms accused of questionable practices, toxic culture and fraud by former employees, hotel partners

Oyo has also imposed extra fees on hotels and declined to pay the hotels the full amounts they claimed they were owed, according to interviews

Oyo likely to cut 2,000 jobs in India by end-January as part of cost-cutting, technology addition measures
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Oyo likely to cut 2,000 jobs in India by end-January as part of cost-cutting, technology addition measures

Last month, Oyo’s internal projections showed it may not make a profit in India and China until 2022, even as the India-based hotel chain revealed a six-fold rise in losses during fiscal year 2019.

SoftBank-backed Paytm raises $660 mn from Alibaba arm Alipay, others; 2.6 mn shares to be allotted to investors
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SoftBank-backed Paytm raises $660 mn from Alibaba arm Alipay, others; 2.6 mn shares to be allotted to investors

On 29 November, there were reports that Paytm was looking at raising another round of funding of $1 billion, and is in discussion with multiple investors, including former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

SoftBank is reportedly selling its almost 50 percent stake in Wag back to the company
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SoftBank is reportedly selling its almost 50 percent stake in Wag back to the company

Wag CEO reportedly said that they are amicably parting ways with SoftBank and SoftBank will no longer have board representation.

Committed to India in the long term, says SoftBank’s India head Sumer Juneja
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Committed to India in the long term, says SoftBank’s India head Sumer Juneja

Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank, during his India visit, said that he wants to bet on the future.

Paytm is looking at raising another round of $1 bn; former UK PM David Cameron may also invest
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Paytm is looking at raising another round of $1 bn; former UK PM David Cameron may also invest

Paytm had earlier this week announced a $1 billion (around Rs 7,173 crore) fund raise led by US-based asset management firm T Rowe Price

Oyo unlikely to make profit in India, China until 2022; reveals six-fold rise in losses during fiscal year 2019
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Oyo unlikely to make profit in India, China until 2022; reveals six-fold rise in losses during fiscal year 2019

The losses highlight rapid expansion by Oyo into China, the US, the UK and other markets, which has made the six-year-old startup one of the world’s biggest hospitality brands by room count.

Paytm raises $1 bn from Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Ant Financial; plans to invest Rs 10,000 cr for expansion
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Paytm raises $1 bn from Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Ant Financial; plans to invest Rs 10,000 cr for expansion

When its rivals like Google Pay and PhonePe are spending massively on cashbacks, Paytm said it would use Rs 10,000 crore to add as many small merchants and businesses as possible into its fold.

Paytm raises $1 bn from T Rowe, Ant Financials‍, SoftBank, others
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Paytm raises $1 bn from T Rowe, Ant Financials‍, SoftBank, others

The funding round valued Paytm at $16 bn, making it the second most valued Indian startup after Flipkart.

WeWork is laying off 2,400 employees globally after a $9.5 bn bailout by investor SoftBank Group
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WeWork is laying off 2,400 employees globally after a $9.5 bn bailout by investor SoftBank Group

The layoffs began weeks ago overseas and continued this week in the United States, WeWork said.

Uber has entered new era of focussing on profits, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi feels he's the right guy for the company now
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Uber has entered new era of focussing on profits, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi feels he's the right guy for the company now

Khosrowshahi said Kalanick had done “an incredible job” of building the company. But Uber has entered a new period of focusing on profits.

Flipkart incurs higher loss of Rs 3,836 cr during FY18-19 against Rs 2,063 cr previous year; revenue from operations up
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Flipkart incurs higher loss of Rs 3,836 cr during FY18-19 against Rs 2,063 cr previous year; revenue from operations up

Flipkart India's revenue from operations, however, saw a 42.82 percent jump to Rs 30,931 crore in 2018-19 from Rs 21,657.7 crore in previous financial year