Tuesday, May 21

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Qdesq Raises Angel Funding To Tap Workspace Market
FUNDING

Qdesq Raises Angel Funding To Tap Workspace Market

Qdesq, a workspace rental platform, has raised an undisclosed amount from a clutch of investors, led by Kajaria Ceramics Joint MD Rishi Kajaria, Jaipuria Beverage and Food Director Ruchirans Jaipuria and Jai Drinks Director Anuraag Jaipuria. The angel round also saw participation from existing investors Dheeraj Jain (Partner, Redcliffe Capital), Ankush Nijhawan, Gaurav Bhatnagar and Manish Dhingra. The company, however, declined to share details of the funding. "We are currently at 216 venues across Delhi NCR in both formats - short occupancy (meeting rooms, workspace for a day and Qcafe) as well as long occupancy (workspace on monthly basis). With a current growth of 60 per cent month-on-month on the revenue side, 20-25 Qdesq verified venues are appended to the list on supply side ...
Rs 10k Smartphone Segment in India to Grow 44% in 2016: Report
ANALYSIS

Rs 10k Smartphone Segment in India to Grow 44% in 2016: Report

The under Rs 10,000-smartphone segment is expected to grow 44 per cent this year, constituting 70 per cent of the market, a CMR report said. According to the research firm, smartphone shipment in the country is expected to grow to about 130 million handsets this year from 97 million last year by 163 brands. "The entry-level or sub-Rs 10,000 accounted for 75 per cent of the market in calendar year 2015 with 153 brands shipping in the price bracket," it said. For 2016, the segment is forecast to constitute about 70 per cent of the estimated 130 million shipment (91 million), it added. "The sub-Rs 10,000 segment is expected to grow at 44 per cent, driven by consumers upgrading from feature phones to smartphones," the report said. The mid-tier segment (Rs 10,000-20,000 bracket) is e...
Lulu group to Invest Rs 5,000 Crore in India in Next 4 Years
BUSINESS

Lulu group to Invest Rs 5,000 Crore in India in Next 4 Years

United Arab Emirates-based  Lulu Group, which runs a retail chain of over 120 hypermarkets in the Middle East, has decided to invest Rs 5,000 crore in India over the next four years, largely for setting up shopping malls. The group, promoted by Indian businessman Yusuff Ali M A, has already zeroed in on constructing mega shopping complexes in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram. "We are planning to invest Rs 5,000 crore in India over the next four years," said Ali, who is also managing director of the group which has operations in over 30 countries. Ali, who hails from Kerala, also said his company has decided to open 12 hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia at an investment of Rs 2,700 crore in the next few years. The Lulu group currently owns 14 hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia. ...