Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ category.
Pune-based Druva software, which makes enterprise backup software, has just cosed a $12 million round of funding from Nexus Venture Partners and existing investory Sequoia. In April 2010, they had raised $5 million from Sequoia and the Indian Angel Investors. This funding is going to be used by Druva to make a strong push into [...]
Pune based startup, YourNextLeap.com, whom we covered last November as a company to watch, has just announced that they have received Series A funding from Nirvana Venture Advisors. YourNextLeap is a website targeting students and provides guidance on what university they can/should apply to after engineering, or after 12th std. They have online tools like [...]
On Friday, based on an Economic Times report, we reported that Pune-based enterprise backup software provider Druva has received $10 million in funding from Nexus VP. Unfortunately this news appears to be inaccurate. Here is a comment from Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva: Thanks Navin, but this news is not very accurate. This was unethically [...]
Update: It appears that the report in ET, on which this article is based, was inaccurate. Please see this update. Pune-based startup Druva, which sells enterprise backup software, has just closed a second round of funding worth $10 million from Nexus Venture Partners, reports Economic Times. In April 2010, Druva had raised $5 million from [...]
PICT’s IEEE Student Branch publishes a tech newsletter, called PING, that is distributed to various students and faculty of engineering colleges all over Pune. In the interest of increasing industry-student connections, we would like to encourage industry professionals to write some articles to be published in PING. Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT), which is [...]
Deepshikha Satija writes: This is a request to help me to progress towards the completion of my Doctoral Research. I am at the Data Collection stage of my PhD and your help is sought to fill up a questionnaire pertaining to my study. Purpose of the study: My endeavour is to find the reasons and [...]
(This is an article by guest author Yogesh Pathak. Yogesh is founder of Path Knowledge, a consulting, advisory, and research firm based in Pune.) The last 2 decades have been wonderful for the software industry in India, with a terrific contribution to India’s economy and aspirations of it’s middle class. This article reflects (in short) [...]
Do you have some cool new technology that you would like to showcase? In that case, now is your chance to show it for free at the India International Trade Fair 2010 that’s happening in Delhi starting on 14th November, 2010. Basically, Maharashtra has been allocated 11000 sq. ft. at this trade fair to show [...]
Kaushik Gala points out that tech entrepreneurs need to think beyond hi-tech. Innovative business models based on adoption of existing technology and sheer imitation offer much larger opportunities.
(Recently, Shirish Deodhar, a well-known figure in the Pune technology and startup community, published a book, From Entreprenurs to Leaders, which makes the point that while the last 10 years saw the rise of several billion dollar software services companies in India, the next 10 years will see the rise of billion dollar software product [...]