reported a 55 per cent increase in its revenue to Rs 637.9 million in the year that ended March 2017, as it moved away from being a horizontal player in the online classifieds space to focus more on vertical-specific listings such as real estate, jobs, and cars. The Tiger Global-backed had acquired six startups — Salosa, Zapluk, StayGlad, Stepni, and — in fiscal 2017 and it is not clear the the growth in revenue was organic or came in through the acquisitions of small firms.
Online retail giant says it has been able to grow the base of sellers on its platform by a little over 130,000 in the past one year, thanks to the success of its seasonal sales and roll-out of the (GST). Amazon’s seller base in India today stands at 285,000, up from 150,000 in January last year. The company says the virtuous cycle of an increasing customer base bringing more sellers online and, in turn, a growing inventory helping customers shop for more products is kicking off.
AngelList, the Silicon Valley angel investment firm has launched its Syndicates for India, offering high net-worth investors (HNIs) to pool in with like-minded individuals and fund entrepreneurs with seed funding for their startups. It has Utsav Somani leading the India initiative. has helped over 1,800 startups, which include online ride-hailing app Uber, raise more than $700 million through the Syndicates on the platform. These firms have raised over $6 billion in follow-on funding.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".