Tag: StartUp

Here’s a firm that funds employees’ businesses

Lattice, a San Francisco-based company is offering funds to the tune of $100,000 to employees who decide to leave the Company and set up...

Layoffs continue in the startup space

The trend of letting go employees continues in the startup space. Some employees from India working for the Indonesia-based startup, Lummo, have been asked...

Swvl, MPL lay off employees citing drying funds, pandemic

The Dubai-based mass transit solutions startup, Swvl, will lay off 32 per cent of its workforce. The objective is to enhance business efficiency, reduce...

PrepInsta plans 100% increase in team strength

PrepInsta is gearing for 100 per cent expansion of team. The edtech startups plans to take its present headcount of 50, to at least...

AdmitKard to expand team of 150 by 66% in 4 months

AdmitKard, the edtech startup, which simplifies access to higher education opportunities, is on an aggressive hiring spree. It plans to onboard around 100 employees,...

At least 500 laid off at MFine

MFine, the Bengaluru-based healthtech startup, has had to lay off at least 500 employees as it is facing a massive financial crisis. The exact...

Unacademy lays off 6,000 as part of cost cutting

Unacademy, the Indian edtech startup, has let go of about 600 employees from its almost 6,000-strong team — about 10 per cent of its...

Fintech startup, slice, to hire 800 in 2022

slice, a fintech startup, is gearing to hire almost 800 people for various roles across its operations, design, product, and engineering verticals in the...

Why attrition at startups is on the higher side

Ask a newbie about the reason for joining a startup, and the most common answer would be that it’s exciting and thrilling to be...

Edu-tech startup, byteXL, gets funding of $200,000

byteXL, the experiential learning platform for IT career aspirants, has raised a seed fund of US$2,00,000 in an angel round. Joseph Joy, president, Joy...

What do companies need more at a startup stage: specialists or...

This question has led to endless debates. Not surprising, since both have their pros and cons. Specialists are experts in their fields, and well-versed...

Leegality to hire from across India, double workforce

Leegality, the eSign, eStmap and document workflow platform, has set itself a target of 10x growth in revenue in a year’s time. Anticipating huge...

No lay-offs, lock-outs, termination: Kerala govt guidelines

In Kerala, the state labour commissioner has issued fresh guidelines for employers, including precautionary measures to be taken amidst the second wave of the...

Fixcraft to double manpower

Fixcraft, the young car after-sales services startup is working to double its manpower in the first quarter of the new financial year. With about...

Logistics tech startup, Pickrr, to hire 200+ across verticals pan India

With the recent funding of $4 million received by Pickrr Technologies, the Indian logistics tech start-up has begun hiring technology experts, specialists, business developers,...

AI startup, Databricks, raises $1bn

Databricks, the artificial intelligence (AI) startup —that helps organisations get rid of the costs and complexities associated with legacy data architectures to facilitate better...

Salesforce leads $15 mn Series C funding of Indian startup, Darwinbox

American cloud-based software company, Salesforce, has invested in Indian developer of HR software, Darwinbox. This is the first time Salesforce.com is investing in India. Darwinbox,...

Vernacular.ai is gearing up to expand, double workforce

Four years ago, Vernacular.ai was established by two graduates from IIT-Roorkee. This AI-driven voice engine aims to improve customer experience, as it is equipped...

Unacademy triples valuation to $1.45 bn; enters unicorn club

Gaurav Munjal-led Unacademy tripled its valuation to 1.45 billion after raising funds to the tune of $150 million from Masayoshi Son-led Softbank’s Vision Fund 2. The...

inFeedo raises $700,000; plans to double efforts in SA region

Gurugram and New York-based people analytics startup, inFeedo, has raised $700,000 in financing from Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley-based start-up incubator.   The Company had earlier,...

‘Microsoft co-sell ready partner’ status for Zwayam

Zwayam, the recruitment startup, has achieved ‘Microsoft co-sell ready partner’ status. The hiring startup, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), provides a SaaS platform for...

Livspace lays off 450; WeWork slashes 20% jobs

Bengaluru-based home design and decor startup, Livspace, has reportedly laid off close to 450 employees from its 2,800-strong workforce.  This news of layoff comes...

Cure.fit lays off 800, closes some centres to cut costs

As part of cost-cutting measures, Cure.fit, the Bangalore-based gym and wellness startup, has laid off almost 800 of its employees — including fitness trainers...

Nasscom suggests relief measures for hard-hit IT startups and SME sector

The current pandemic has threatened to disrupt businesses and organisations are worried about continuity and timely payment of salaries. This will particularly affect the...

Can employees start out on their own while still employed?

When a former architect in Apple’s custom processors wing left the Company after nine years to start his own venture, he was sued by...

Edtech firms in India surging ahead

With the online education sector reported to have the potential to touch $1.96 billion in the next two years, online education technology startup, Springboard,...

Anuranjita Kumar quits RBS: Sanjeev Vaid elevated to MD-HR, rewards

Anuranjita Kumar has left her seat as the managing director and head-HR, international hubs, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), after almost two years of...

Corporate health benefits startup raises $US 3.6 million in funding

Health benefits startup, ekincare, has managed to raise $US 3.6 million in a series A funding round, led by a new investor. This takes...

Saba Adil joins Avanse Financial Services as CPO

Saba Adil, who has joined Avanse Financial Services as chief people officer (CPO), is looking forward to her stint with the startup in its...

Mumbai-based Talent Litmus receives funding from IPV and Let’s Venture

Talent Litmus, a game-based assessments & learning platform, has managed to raise significant funding from Inflection Point Ventures (IPV) as well as Haptik co-founder,...

SOAL receives 1st round of funding from Astarc Ventures

School of Accelerated Learning (SOAL), which is the country’s first startup hybrid learning venture, has raised US$ 300,000 in its first round of funding....

Skillate raises $1M in Pre Series A round funding

Skillate, the tech startup, recently raised $1 million in a pre-series A funding from a host of angel investors, such as Mynavi Corporation, Incubate...

Is start-up culture all about performance-driven mindset?

Way back in the 1980s, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman, World Economic Forum, had said, “In the new world, it is not the...

Stanza Living expands, will have 1000+ employees by year end

The Company is focussed on delivering a seamless and superlative consumer experience with the help of its team of experts and its advanced technological...

HR tech startup, Advantage Club, gets $1 million in funding

Employee perks and rewards startup, Advantage Club, has managed to gather funds to the tune of a million dollars, in a pre-series A round,...

Employee benefits company, Sodexo, funds startup, Zeta

Zeta, a Bengaluru-based startup offering meal and other group benefits to corporate employees, has received funding worth $60 million from French employee benefits organisation,...

“Traditional organisations use ‘startups’ as proxy to build an agile organisation,”...

Moglix offers a variety of products from safety and electronics to office tools. The Company aims to make an impact worth $100 billion dollars...

Former CHRO, Tata Motors, enters the start-up space

Gajendra Chandel, who hails from the auto industry, and has worked with Tata Motors for five years and Tata AutoComp Systems for over eight...

Hike to lay off 25% of its workforce

The instant messaging service had acquired two startups last year.

HR tech startup raises $3 million in third round

Betterplace plans to expand its solutions into skilling, compliance and fintech services.

Only one HR firm among nine promising startups in India

While all the nine promising start-ups, identified by Forbes, bring innovations across domains, Vantage Circle is the only HR-related company to have featured in the list

Flipkart employees are richer now

All existing and former employees of Flipkart and group companies were given the opportunity to sell a part of their ESOP units to the Company

Compensation & Benefits: Startup Viewpoint

App-based HR offerings, that are tech savvy and convenient to use are the latest trend

HR tech startup EdGE Network raises series A funding

The Company aims to help organisations optimise their workforce and acquire talent.

Whose culture is it anyway?

Startups tend to ignore their work culture in a hurry to scale up.

Capgemini to provide a launchpad for innovative startups

Five winning startups to secure equity-free funding and opportunity to become a Capgemini partner.

Grofers curtails workforce by over 10 percent

Grocery delivery service, Grofers has decided to lay-off 10 percent of its workforce, and at the same time has revoked joining of 67 fresh hires.

LinkedIn acquires recruitment startup, Connectifier

The two-year old startup with a search technology that draws on artificial intelligence, has a search index containing profiles of over 400 million jobs.

Finding right talent: A major challenge for startups

Mid- and senior-level employees at startups are lured by MNCs with better salaries,  bigger brand tags and job security.

How does NIIT plan to create super programmers for startups?

NIIT has launched a new programme, StackRoute, which promises to offer quality career skills training to create job-ready talent for Indian startups. It aims to create multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary programmers, who can become key members of high-performance teams.

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

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Netflix hires Rohit Suri as head of talent, India

Rohit Suri is the new head of talent, India at Netflix. Previously, Suri was the CHRO at Dentsu International and had joined Dentsu in...

Assistant loco pilot risks life to restart train

Recently, the Railway Ministry shared a video of a courageous and committed employee, Ganesh Ghosh, assistant loco pilot, who restarted the train which suddenly...

USEReady to hire around 200 data analytics & engineers for new data centre in...

Founded in 2011 by two Indians Uday Hegde and Lalit Bakshi, strategic data and Analytics partner USEReady, which had its offices in Bengaluru and...

Retired Agniveers to be absorbed in Haryana government, Mahindra Group

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that Agniveers who are not absorbed into the Armed Forces post their four-year tenure, under the...

DIALOGUE

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...