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Why Ronnie Screwvala’s ed-tech startup UpGrad faces an uphill climb

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Every year nearly two lakh students compete for barely 4,000 seats at the premier Indian Institutes of Management; in other words, 50 candidates for each seat. That statistic highlights the challenges in India’s higher education system. It also indicates the opportunities that a lot of ed-tech...

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Love in the time of disability, the Inclov way

Movies, books, internet are all abuzz with dating tips, making it clear that finding your significant other is not an easy business. Throw in a disability, and dating becomes virtually impossible. Add to that the social realities of India, you can forget about ever finding that special someone. Howe...

16 May, 2016 | More »

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TinyOwl may merge with Roadrunnr

Online food ordering platform TinyOwl is likely to merge with hyperlocal on-demand logistics startup Roadrunnr in an all-stock deal, in a sign that consolidation is picking up in the consumer internet space at a time when access to fresh funding has become increasingly difficult for startups that fa...

9 May, 2016 | More »

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What PepperTap’s shutdown means for e-grocery business

India’s third-largest e-grocer PepperTap shutting shop reveals the challenge of running a tech startup, expanding aggressively and managing customer expectations as discounts recede with longer path to profitability. It also shines some light on the complexities related to the grocery vertical...

26 April, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: TruckMandi co-founder quits; startup to rejig business model

Delhi-based truck aggregator TruckMandi is going through a churn with co-founder Anurag Jain quitting, even as the startup tries to rejig its business model. “The current industry needs an overhaul, where more product and technology is required. From an operations-tech company we are transitioning...

15 April, 2016 | More »

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How B2B marketplaces are riding the SME wave

Sanket Gupta, owner of Pune-based plastics products maker Shri Ram Plastics, hasn’t had to deal with the polymer traders in Pune and Mumbai since a business partner told him about online B2B marketplace Bizongo. He now buys goods worth Rs 10-12 lakh a month on the Bizongo platform. “We make the ...

14 April, 2016 | More »

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Funding is not a solution to every business problem

Startups need to curtail overspending. High cash burn rate is acceptable only for a short term. Startups need to be creative in their pursuit of getting more customers. Over-dependence on advertising (to get more users) depicts a lack of creativity and imagination on the founders’ part. Investors ...

21 October, 2015 | More »

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Subscription-based e-grocery startup RainCan raises seed funding from Ajeet Khurana, others

Pune-based Bloomskart Retail Pvt Ltd, the firm behind online grocery e-commerce startup RainCan, has raised about $100,000 (Rs 64 lakh) in seed funding from angel investor Ajeet Khurana and a number of other unnamed individuals. The startup will use the funds to strengthen its customer base and impr...

11 August, 2015 | More »

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IIT Bombay’s startup incubator SINE’s CEO Ajeet Khurana quits, to float own venture

Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (SINE) chief executive Ajeet Khurana has quit the organisation within five months to set up his own venture. He had joined the company in September last year. There is no interim CEO or replacement for now. SINE will be headed by its Poyni Bhatt. ̶...

2 March, 2015 | More »

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Excl: IIT Bombay’s incubator SINE appoints Ajeet Khurana as CEO

Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), a startup incubator run by IIT Bombay, has appointed Ajeet Khurana as its CEO. He replaces Sushanto Mitra, who had quit as CEO of SINE in September 2012 to join Hyderabad Angels. “Over the next three years, we aim to accommodate at least 50 start...

10 September, 2014 | More »

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