Global Startup Quiz_Prelims_NPC2013_With Answers

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Presented at NASSCOM Product Conclave 2013 on Oct 30, 2013 at Taj Vivanta, Goruguntepalya.
Quiz Research: Vinayak Hegde & Nambirajan

Questions based on Startups, founders and related stuff.

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Global Startup Quiz_Prelims_NPC2013_With Answers

  1. 1. Global Startups Quiz Prelims
  2. 2. 1 This well-known Indian startup started as mobile search company - mkhoj - before pivoting to another business model. What is it now known as?
  3. 3. 1 A: InMobi
  4. 4. 2 Which Indian startup started by Talvinder Singh is an “online marketplace to discover and book local unique experiences in getaways and things to do."
  5. 5. 2 A: Tushky
  6. 6. 3 Name the Mumbai-based startup which helps you make a bucket list of your wishes. They recently raised funding $150,000 in seed funding from India Quotient.
  7. 7. 3 A: Wishberg
  8. 8. 4 This photo-sharing / socialnetworking company started by former Trilogy employees was funded by Seedfund. It was later acquired by Printo. Name it.
  9. 9. 4 A: Lifeblob
  10. 10. 5
  11. 11. 5 A: Freecharge
  12. 12. 6 Which recruiting company was started by two students while still in college and has raised money from Khosla Ventures and YCombinator?
  13. 13. 6 A: Interview Street
  14. 14. 7 He founded Games2win, Contests2win and runs a popular forums for Entrepreneurs called The Rodinhoods. Name him.
  15. 15. 7 A: Alok Kejriwal
  16. 16. 8 This US/Delhi based startup was acquired by Linkedin. Name it's Founders.
  17. 17. 8 A: Amit Ranjan, Rashmi Sinha and Jonathan Boutelle
  18. 18. 9
  19. 19. 9 A: Jack Dorsey, Twitter
  20. 20. 10 This Cleantech company manufactures fuels cells and has an Indian co-founder who was a former NASA Scientist.
  21. 21. 10 A: Bloom Energy
  22. 22. 11 This Swedish P2P streaming company was in the news recently for the wrong reasons as several musicians such as Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) criticized it's business model and practices. Name the company.
  23. 23. 11 A: Spotify
  24. 24. 12 Who is the author of the book and a startup phenomenon called as 'The Lean Startup'?
  25. 25. 12 A: Eric Ries
  26. 26. 13 Part of it's name is Chinese word for "microblog". But it is so popular in China that the Chinese word is often used by the media to refer to this company. What is the full name of the company.
  27. 27. 13 A: Sina Weibo
  28. 28. 14 It is a German online startup incubator founded in Berlin by the 3 brothers. The company's business model is to identify the successful internet ideas, usually from the US, and replicate them in predominantly emerging markets. Name the Incubator and the brothers running it.
  29. 29. 14 A: Rocket Internet; Samwer Bros
  30. 30. 15 Started in Kenya, this company has become the most popular way of transferred money in parts of Africa. Name the service and company.
  31. 31. 15 A: mPesa, Safaricom
  32. 32. Q A Pune/US based company that makes Data protection and Data Governance products. Name it's flagship product.
  33. 33. A A: InSync

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