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Budget 2017: Digital push good but incentives for capital creation missing, say investors

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | More »

Digital good
Investors in India feel the union budget’s sharp focus on digitisation will undoubtedly strengthen the whole ecosystem, but the need of the hour is consistency of policies, incentives for domestic venture capital creation and addressal of cashflow problems that startups often face. That’...

Anil Joshi, Managing Partner, Unicorn India Ventures

The promising startup domain of 2017

India has shown immense progress on startup activities especially after the Prime Minister’s ‘Startup India, Stand up India’ initiative. However, 2016 saw fewer investments at large due to challenges in some business models. However, those revenue models have now improved thanks to a focus on ...

23 January, 2017 | More »

VC money

Startups looking to move on rather than burn VC money

Earlier this year, Frankly.me, a video social network decided to shut shop just a few weeks after it raised its pre-Series A funding. The hard decision also involved returning most of the capital raised by it back to its investors. Nikunj Jain, one of the co-founders of Frankly.me, says the product ...

23 November, 2016 | More »


US President-elect Trump elicits mixed reactions from Indian entrepreneurs

US President-elect Donald Trump seems to have divided the Indian startup fraternity. Reactions on him becoming the most powerful person on earth diverged from welcoming to downright standoffish. Yashish Dahiya, co-founder and chief executive of PolicyBazaar.com, says Trump’s victory will bring goo...

9 November, 2016 | More »

Maheshwar Peri, founder & chairman, Careers360

How ed-tech firm Careers360 plans to open new revenue streams, boost profitability

Education-technology platform Careers360 is creating new revenue streams and adding more business verticals to bolster its profitability and reach out to a larger pool of students in the country. “We want to be in every space where a student aspirant in the age group of 16-24 years is sitting, and...

9 September, 2016 | More »


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 »


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 »


Unicorn raises $6M to back social media, cloud & analytics startups

Unicorn India Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on B2B startups in the social media, analytics and cloud (SMAC) segment, has announced its first closure of Rs 40 crore (around $6 million). In a statement, the company announced that the total size of the fund would be Rs 100 crore...

7 January, 2016 | More »


Exclusive: Unicorn to invest $800K in four tech startups

Unicorn India Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund that is focused on B2B startups in the SMAC (social media, analytics and cloud) sector, has zeroed down on four startups for its first fund. Anil Joshi, managing partner of Unicorn India Ventures, said that the firm has committed close to $...

18 December, 2015 | More »


Startups need to fail fast and move fast: Anil Joshi

As startups focus on valuations, unit economics often becomes a neglected metric. Indian entrepreneurs need to identify what business models work and what don’t, and adapt accordingly. We need to fail fast and move fast. Are we in a bubble? More and more people are taking up entrepreneurship a...

17 December, 2015 | More »

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