India’s Unicorn Startups on a Hiring Spree: 25,000 New Faces Join the Workforce Despite Challenges

The Indian startup ecosystem continues to exhibit a robust appetite for skilled talent, particularly evident in unicorn startups valued at over $1 billion. In the past year alone, India's top 15 unicorns have let go of their 33,000 underperforming...

Customer Frustration Rising at Paytm Payments Bank: 150x YoY Surge in Complaints

User complaints can have severe repercussions for any B2C business, particularly operating in the fintech sector where daily financial transactions are the norm. Paytm Payments Bank, owned by One97 Communications, has reportedly witnessed a massive surge in customer complaints...

PE Investments in India Plunged Over 30% YoY in 2023: Investors Bet Big on Growth and Late-Stage Ventures

In 2023, Indian enterprises and startups encountered significant challenges in terms of investments and strategic business expansion, as revealed in PWC India's latest report titled "Deals at a Glance." The report paints a stark picture of a substantial decline...

ED Tightens the Noose Around Byju’s Founder: Puts His Travel Plans Under Lens

Byju's, already grappling with financial challenges, now faces an additional obstacle as its founder, Byju Raveendran, comes under suspicion of contemplating an exit from India. Citing sources, the Economic Times reported that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has prompted the...

Byju’s May Have to Shutter All Major Offices Across India: Defaults on Rent, Receives Multiple Legal Notices

Byju's has been grappling with a financial storm for quite some time, prompting it to take significant measures to weather the challenges. In the latest move, the edtech firm has downsized its office space in Bengaluru as part of...

OYO IPO Plan in Doldrums: Is it Valuation Blues or Something More?

OYO, India's hospitality startup that once aimed for a grand public debut, is reportedly finalizing plans to withdraw its IPO application filed with SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India). This unexpected detour throws their public listing aspirations into...

Paytm In Damage Control Mode: Unveils Pivot Plan After RBI Ban

RBI's recent decision to cease Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) from offering its banking services to customers has faced harsh criticism from many seasonal entrepreneurs and investors. In response, Paytm issued a press release, expressing anticipation of a worst-case...

A Big Blow to Paytm: RBI Restricts All Banking Services on Paytm Payments Bank

In a significant blow to Paytm, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated stringent restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL), preventing it from providing any banking services to customers after February 29, 2024. This regulatory move, considered...

SoftBank Exits Policybazaar: $650 Million ROI Sets Benchmark for Other Indian Startups

Over the past couple of years, a considerable number of foreign investors divested their stakes in various Indian startups. The reasons for these divestments have varied, ranging from profitable exits to acknowledging the challenges faced by these billion-dollar startups,...

Byju’s Is Racing Against Time: From Shining Star to Stinking Workplace

Byju's, India's once biggest ed-tech company, is on the verge of collapse. The company is currently grappling with a severe liquidity crisis, prompting a series of organizational shake-ups in recent months. This unfolding crisis extends far beyond the boardrooms,...
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India’s Top 3 IT Firms Let Go 65k Employees in FY24: Is Automation the Culprit?

Tech industry layoffs post-Covid have been a major concern, affecting white-collar employment in India. This trend isn't confined to...
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