Will Alibaba’s planned investment in Zomato disrupt the food-tech space?

Online restaurant finder and food delivery platform Zomato may receive a whopping $200 million (Rs 1,283 crore) from Chinese e-tailing behemoth Alibaba, media reports said. Mint and The Economic Times, cited unnamed people saying that Zomato will be valued at $800 million-$1 billion for this round of funding by Alibaba’s payments arm Ant Financial Services Group, or Alipay. Email queries to Alibaba did not elicit any response, while a Zomato spokesperson told VCCircle that the company “does not comment on rumours and speculations”. Zomato has been in the market to raise…

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Fashion’s Space Race: Why The Spacesuit Is A Huge Future Branding Opportunity For Designers

The mock rocket launch at Chanel’s fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week show (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Space travel has long been a source of inspiration to the fashion industry. When the space race between the Soviet Union and the US was underway in the 1960s, it influenced designers including Paco Rabanne, Courrèges and Pierre Cardin into all manner of both sculptural and streamlined looks. High fashion houses since have regularly referenced everything and anything related to the galaxy, the fantasy of its contents and the way in which we…

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Yuvraj Singh’s sports lifestyle brand YWC to foray into retail space with first store at Varanasi

New Delhi :   Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s owned sports lifestyle brand YWC shall open up its first brick and mortar store in Varanasi. YWC will also be available through other multi brand outlets in Varanasi, via a shop-in-shop format, the company said. In the online space, the brand is available on Myntra and Jabong besides its own portal www.ywcfashion.com. Part of the product proceeds go to Yuvraj Singh’s Foundation  of cancer awareness – YouWeCan. Jugnoo launches partnership program for B2B products Jugnoo, a hyperlocal startup supported by auto rickshaw…

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