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Early to say how effective proposed $1.65B startup fund would be: Experts

Friday, July 11, 2014 | More »

The Finance Minister announced a Rs 10,000 crore ($1.65 billion) corpus for startups in the Union Budget. While many active angel/seed/VC investors hailed the move on the face value saying it will boost the startup ecosystem in India, on day 2 others feel that its success would depend on how it is d...

Vijay Sambamurthi

Will the ‘Super Budget’ turbocharge the Indian economy?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his first union budget yesterday. It was a budget that was awaited with much anticipation and that was beginning, even before it was presented, to be described in certain sections of the media and in the tweetosphere as #SuperBudget. For a nation that had been...

11 July, 2014 | More »


Budget 2014: Online & mobile ads slapped with service tax

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a slew of measures related to e-governance, launching of virtual class rooms and online courses besides a googly by adding a key part of the digital economy to service tax. One move which was expected but did not materialise was announcement of FDI in e-com...

10 July, 2014 | More »


Budget 2014: Startups & SMEs get new $1.65B fund-of-fund & more

The new government, which had started by adding entrepreneurship as part of an independent ministry, has gone ahead and proposed new measures to boost entrepreneurs and provide funding support to startups and other small enterprises. In a major move which will boost capital flow Finance Minister Aru...

10 July, 2014 | More »

Sateesh Andra

Budget 2014: A conducive move to unleash the startup potential

Indian budget for FY 2014-15 finally took its first steps favouring startups. As an investor into early stage companies, it is heartening to hear about the much needed impetus on setting a friendlier pitch to the entrepreneurs of the country pitted to be having the youngest population by 2020. The a...

10 July, 2014 | More »

Anil Talreja

India Budget 2014: Is it a ‘Goal’?

Did the Government score a Goal? As the Government  rolled out the Budget, mixed reactions are seen within the VC and PE community. While those who focus more on the capital market side of the business are relishing, the folks who do more activity on the private side (including PE houses) do not ha...

10 July, 2014 | More »

Lalit Kumar

Hits and misses of Budget 2014-15

Mr. Finance Minister delivered his maiden budget speech in the backdrop of huge expectations from all sectors as if he possesses a magic wand to dispel all negatives from the economy. To add to this burden of expectations was also the problem of unpredictable and delayed monsoon, Iraq crisis bearing...

10 July, 2014 | More »

D.V. Sadananda Gowda

Budget 2014: Indian Railways to go high-tech, focus on e-ticketing, wake up calls, Wi-Fi on the go, & more

Taking a cue from the tech-savvy Prime Minister of the country, the Railways Ministry has proposed some highly innovative tech-based solutions in the Railway Budget 2014-15 that was presented by the Minister of Railways D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday. Some of the proposals include enhanced capacity...

8 July, 2014 | More »


Budget 2014: Tax exemption for angel funding top wish list of early stage investors

The Narendra Modi-led government, which took over a month ago, surprised the startup ecosystem by adding ‘entrepreneurship’ as a part of a dedicated ministry, along with skill development, youth affairs and sports. But the stakeholders are looking for much more than that to solve the ground leve...

4 July, 2014 | More »