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Startup Street: Chargebee may enter unicorn club

Updated : February 23, 2021 07:24 PM IST

India could see another entrant in the unicorn club as enterprise software startup Chargebee is in talks for a funding round that will value it at over a billion dollars. Sriram Mani from Moneycontrol has exclusive details.

Patents and trademarks in the Indian startup ecosystem have been in the news this week following the BigBasket versus DailyBasket case.

BigBasket has issued a cease and desist notice to Coimbatore-based DailyBasket on using the term 'daily' and 'basket', stating that it is a combination of two of their registered trademarks ‘BigBasket’ and 'BB Daily'. CNBC-TV18 spoke to Rahul Dev, an Independent Trademark Lawyer, and Patent Attorney to understand more about the growing trend of startup patent applications and why such trademark tussles arise.

Bengaluru-based QShala focuses on student engagement and development by creating and delivering content through online experiential workshops for school children.

To find out how Qshala is making learning fun, instead of just mundane and from the textbook, Sachin Ravi, co-founder of QShala, spoke to CNBC-TV18’s Shruti Mishra.

Despite office goers still largely working from home, one of India's largest cab aggregators has decided to bet big on the office commute segment.

Meru Cabs says that even if only 60-80 percent of the office going workforce ends up returning to work out of offices in a post-pandemic world, the segment provides a large opportunity for growth. Meru Cabs founder & CEO Neeraj Gupta talks to CNBC-TV18’s Alisha Sachdev about their new office commute product, current booking levels for rides, and the way forward with electric vehicles in Meru's fleet.

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