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Archive for August, 2014.

Pune’s @EZMove_in raises Rs 1 crore in angel funding from HNIs

The Economic Times is reporting that Pune-based EZMove has raised Rs 1 crore in angel funding from HNIs. Excerpts from the article: Online home relocation service aggregator EZMove raised angel investment of Rs 1 crore from seven high networth individuals, including industrialist Hemant Bharatram, and Chicago-based Purvi Capital cofounder Ravi Srivastava, who have all invested […]

>@PersistentSys acquires Pune-based Mobile Search and Ad firm @HoopzPlanetInfo

Persistent Systems has announced that it has acquired Pune-based Hoopz. What does Hoopz do? It allows users of mobile to see “interesting” information without having to specifically search for it. Based on whatever keywords happen to be in the content you’re currently viewing on the mobile, whether it is in an app, or a document, […]

Scala University: A free continuous learning initiative for the Scala Programming Language by ThoughtWorks Pune

Scala University is an initiative of Scala practitioners from Pune – who want to drive continuous learning/teaching of Scala in the form of free public workshops. It was started by developers at ThoughtWorks who are passionate Scala users for many years. As of now, Scala University is specifically interested in helping communities in and around […]

“What High Tech Marketing is … and isn’t” excerpts from book published by Pune’s @AbhijitAthavale

(Recently, Pune-based Abhijit Athavale, Founder of Markonix, a technology marketing and learning development company with deep roots in Silicon Valley, wrote a book called “The Edge of Zero: High Tech Marketing in the Age of Falling Growth”, with co-author Peter Gasperini. We invited Abhijit to give us a short write-up about the book and an […]

Pearson Partners with Pune’s Programmr to embed online coding in Pearson’s learning platform

Pune’s Programmr, an online coding technology startup, has partnered with Pearson, the global textbook publishing giant, and now an online digital learning company, to embed Programmr’s technology in Pearson’s online “Learning Labs” Excerpts from their press release: Each “Learning Lab” seamlessly integrates Programmr’s programming lab technology into Pearson’s web-based learning platform that includes screencast videos, […]

Pune’s FirstCry – Baby Products eCommerce Company – to have 100 offline stores

VCCircle has an interesting interview with Supam Maheshwari, CEO of Pune-based baby-products ecommerce company, FirstCry, where he says that they will have 100 offline stores in India by the end of this year Here are some excerpts from that interview: You raised $15 million funding from Vertex to take the total external funding to $33 […]

Event: R&D in Publicly-Funded Labs In India -by Sourav Pal, Directory NCL

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, is one of the top R&D institutions in the country. With approximately 200 scientific staff working here, it is an interdisciplinary research center with wide research scope and specializes in polymer science, organic chemistry, catalysis, materials chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical sciences and process development. It houses good infrastructure for measurement science […]

Druva, Pune-based backup software startup, gets $25M in Series D Funding

Techcrunch reports that Druva, the Pune-based backup software startup, has just received $25MM In Series D Funding from Sequoia, along with Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya capital, bringing their total funding to $92MM. Usually, online backup providers get compared with Dropbox and Box.com and other, famous consumer oriented backup providers, but in keeping with Pune’s […]

Tech Events this Week: Heroku, Django, Ruby, Devops, Cocoa, Chef

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe. [Fri] Pune Heroku Meetup: Getting Started with Heroku [Sat] Pune Django Meetup: Introductions [Sat] Pune Ruby […]