OYO Rooms Welcomes Couples with in-app feature “Relationship Mode”
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India’s Largest Branded Network of Hotels is now couple-friendly! At OYO, discrimination between guests is no longer a problem customer will have to face. With its new launch of “Relationship Mode” feature on its app, OYO welcomes unmarried couples or guests with local ID’s; a usual hassle in most hotels.

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OYO Rooms Raises $62 Million from SoftBank
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OYO Rooms getting bigger and better! Founded in 2013 by Ritesh Agarwal, OYO Rooms raised a whopping $62mn from its existing investor- Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. with no participation from other existing investors including Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Gurugram-based budget hotel aggregator OYO Rooms is India’s

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OYO Teams Up With WhatsApp For Business Solutions
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Consumers can utilize WhatsApp for booking details OYO, the budget hotel chain has teamed up with WhatsApp for business solutions in an attempt to provide stress-free communication and booking experience for its customers. Travelers will have the option to receive their booking confirmations along with the cancellations and navigations for

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In Conversation with Somnath Meher, CEO and Co-founder, WitWorks
In FocusStartup-Buzz Exclusive

How Blink is Going to Disrupt the Smart wearable Market! Witworks, an Indian consumer IoT firm, has just launched its first smart wearable called Blink, which is powered by Marvin OS, their own voice-based OS. Blink is now available for pre-order and starts at a price tag of INR 12,999/-.

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In Conversation with Nitin Babel, Co-founder of Niki.ai
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Chatbots Revolutionizing e-Commerce  Founded in April 2015 by four IIT Kharagpur alumni- Nitin Babel, Keshav Prawasi ,Sachin Jaiswal and Shishir Modi- Niki.ai is an artificial intelligence-based chatbot that uses the state-of-the-art technology like natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to converse with humans on a simple chat interface and

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Startup-Buzz Weekly Round-Up
Weekly Roundup

Get updated with the posts published on Startup-buzz media last week. If you were offline for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with the entire buzz! FUNDING – Checkout which startups raised funds. Startup Nearfox Hoists Funding – Mumbai-based startup NearFox has recently raised an unrevealed

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IoT Company Witworks raises seed funding inclined towards launch of its smart watch, Blink
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Funding for the Blink, in a blink! Founded in 2014 by three IIT Kharagpur alumni i.e. Ankit D.P, SomnathMeher, and ChandrashekharIyer, Bengaluru-based IoT Company Witworks is a startup that makes smart connected devices in the home and lifestyle space. Recently, it has raised an undisclosed seed round of funding from

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Weekly Roundup

INTERVIEW- Enjoy Our Interaction with Startup Founders Conversation With Sunil Chaula (Founder, CEO) And Nilesh Pawaskar (Co-Founder, CMO), Wiwigo– Founded in 2014, Wiwigo was started by Sunil Chaula and later joined by Nilesh Pawaskar. The online platform facilitates one-way and round-trip cabs for inter-city travel.  STARTUP  STORIES @  25 fps-

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youngGuns
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During the 80s, the average Indian student was worried about getting good marks so that they can get a good (read a stable government) job. Then came the liberalized generation and they lapped up the corporate jobs created by the liberalization, the IT boom, and the outsourcing flood. The 90s

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What Lead Softbank’s Nikesh Arora to Quit Suddenly?
In FocusStartup-Buzz Exclusive

From Being SoftBank’s Future CEO to Becoming an Outsider The one tag we had started associating with Nikesh Arora was ‘Future CEO of SoftBank’. Famously flamboyant, hard-working and once world’s third richest executive, one would expect that Nikesh has the world at his beck and call. But in a recent

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