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Udaan had raised $585 million from a clutch of investors in October 2019, valuing the e-commerce B2B firm at $2.5-2.8 billion.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Udaan raises $280 mn from existing and new investors

By Madhurima Nandy | Hindustan Times, Benngaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:14 AM IST
Udaan was founded in 2016 and turned a unicorn within two years. The current fund-raise is a follow-on round from the 2019 round and with this, Udaan has raised about $1.15 billion so far.
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Ronit Roy and his wife Neelam have two children.
Ronit Roy and his wife Neelam have two children.

Ronit Roy says his son ordered a PS4 disc online, received a package that ‘contains a blank piece of paper’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Actor Ronit Roy took to Twitter to complain to a prominent online platform for a faulty delivery. Check out the details here.
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The government will now vet investments from border sharing countries.
The government will now vet investments from border sharing countries.

Chinese funding in Indian firms hit by new FDI norms

By Prasid Banerjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Chinese investors had invested $166 million in Indian startups between January and July compared with $197 million in the year-ago period, data from deals analysis firm Venture Intelligence showed. Chinese investors had put in a total of $641 million in Indian startups last year.
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Udaan and Band Baaja Baraat released the same year.
Udaan and Band Baaja Baraat released the same year.

Udaan’s Rajat Barmecha felt ‘hatred’ for Ranveer Singh for winning awards, was jealous when other actors won praise

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Udaan actor Rajat Barmecha said in an interview how he would feel jealous and feel envy when other actors would be praised for their work.
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Extreme Entrepreneurs provides eight high potential founding teams with exposure to world-class people and ideas.(Digpu)
Extreme Entrepreneurs provides eight high potential founding teams with exposure to world-class people and ideas.(Digpu)

Lightspeed announces second edition of Extreme Entrepreneurs, a training program to help high-potential founders

UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 12:40 PM IST
The program will involve masterclasses by who’s who of the global start-up industry and 1:1 mentorship by Lightspeed Partner for eight startups. It intends to turn outsiders into insiders. Entries for participation are open till August 15, 2019.
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The 2018 report shows that students, especially those in elementary school (Classes I-VIII), are not learning enough. To cite one metric, only half (50.3%) of all students in Class V can read texts meant for Class II students.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The 2018 report shows that students, especially those in elementary school (Classes I-VIII), are not learning enough. To cite one metric, only half (50.3%) of all students in Class V can read texts meant for Class II students.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

India’s school textbook content needs a rethink

By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 07:38 AM IST
There is a strong need to create processes and capacities to develop curriculum material in local languages.
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Actor Keith Sequeira was recently seen as a villain in the show Udaan.
Actor Keith Sequeira was recently seen as a villain in the show Udaan.

Keith Sequeira felt ‘extremely seductive’ playing a villain onscreen

By Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Television actor Keith Sequeira says that for an actor, doing a variety of roles is necessary to keep boredom at bay.
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