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Pubmatic well positioned to take advantage of the growth of digital advertising

Business Standard has a good overview of Pune-based Pubmatic which sells products and services targeted towards the online advertising market. Here are some excerpts: Excerpt: In less than the time it took to type the first word of this sentence, advertisers are bidding for and placing advertisements on websites, thanks to the power of real-time […]

Uber (mobile based p2p cab company) Launches in Pune (offer: 2 rides free)

Uber, the mobile app based taxi cab / ride sharing company, which allows you to get cheap car rides using your smartphone, and which is extremely popular in the US, has just launched in Pune yesterday, according to their blog. So, here’s the breathless launch announcement: From the bustling streets of Koregaon Park to the […]

Pune’s CSIR-URDIP Starts India’s first ever course on PatInformatics (Patent Informatics)

CSIR-URDIP, which is CSIR‘s Pune based Unit for Research and Development of Information Products. has launched India’s first ever Post Graduate Diploma Course on PatInformatics (i.e. Patent Informatics). What is PatInformatics? The participants will be introduced to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the importance of patent information in research and business. The course will basically […]

Pune’s @PersistentSys, @Zensar, Kirloskars, KPIT start I4C, a non-profit to mentor product innovators

Top Executives from Pune’s Persistent Systems, Intel Ventures India, Zensar, Deloitte, Kirloskars, KPIT, and a bunch of other companies have come together to create I4C (Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center), a non-profit public-private-people-media partnership organization that aims to strengthen the product innovation market in India. Excerpts: The primary objective of i4C is to scout, showcase and […]

Rdio acquires Pune’s Dhingana to Enter India Market

MediaNama is reporting that international streaming music startup Rdio has acquired Dhingana in a bid to enter the India market. This is really less of an “acquisition” and more of a “fire sale” (or an aquihire): Sources also told MediaNama that the amount being offered to Dhingana is lower than the amount of funding they […]

Quick Heal plans initial public offer in Dec-Jan – Financial Express

Financial Express reports that Pune-based computer security software products company Quick Heal is planning an IPO in Dec-Jan. This is likely to be Pune’s first software product company IPO, unless Pubmatic manages to do an IPO before that (which is still quite possible). Excerpts from the article: In 2010, the Pune-based company was valued at […]

GSF is looking for an EIR: Good opportunity for some Pune Techie

@thinkSantosh (Santosh Dawara) points out that the GSF (Global Superangels Forum) is looking for an Entrepreneur in Residence, and hopes people from Pune will take this opportunity to increase their network, increase their exposure, and help improve Pune’s presence in the Indian and Global startup ecosystem. More information about the EIR@GSF program is here. What […]

Pune’s Pubmatic gets $13MM funding; preparing for a $1B IPO?

Pubmatic, a software product company with solutions in the cloud and mobile advertising space, which is fully developed out of Pune, has just received $13 million in funding from Nokia Growth Partners, along with existing investors. This takes the total amount of funding raised by Pubmatic to $76 million. Excerpt: The company plans to use […]

@PersistentSys acquires @CloudSquads – Pune/California based enterprise social media startup

Pune’s Persistent Systems has just acquired CloudSquads, a Pune and San Francisco based startup that builds social apps for the enterprise market. After cloud-computing and mobile, the new hottest trend in the industry is SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud), and CloudSquads is smack in the middle of this trend. CloudSquads builds products that help […]

Pune’s Cuelogic acquires California based mobile apps development company

Pune based services company Cuelogic Technologies has just acquired the services arm of California based company Evolutionate, Inc. Excerpts from their press release: The acquisition came out through a prior strategic partnership between the two companies in which Cuelogic offered Evolutionate and its customers, mobile application development services, cloud computing services and advanced testing services […]