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Budget 2017: Govt could do more for startups earning less than Rs 1 crore

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | More »

If I were in Mr Arun Jaitley’s place today, I would be looking out for Mr Arun Jaitley! He is good. So is our honourable Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi. I don’t have much doubt about the present government’s motives / steps toward energising startups in India. However, what I am not sure is ...


Budget 2017: BHIM at centre stage, not digital payment startups

Union budget 2017 has clearly put the spotlight on digitisation, but that hasn’t really got players in the digital payment space excited as they feel the government’s emphasis is on promoting its own BHIM app rather than strengthening the entire ecosystem. In his budget speech, finance m...

1 February, 2017 | More »


Budget 2017: Govt goes the whole hog on digitisation

Ever since the Modi government came to power in 2014, union budgets have had a sharp focus on digitisation and infusion of technology in everyday life. With budget 2017, comes as it on the back of a decisive cashless push, the government has indeed gone the whole nine yards—it appears “digit...

1 February, 2017 | More »


Budget 2017: Startups find it a mixed bag

Budget 2017 turned out to be the proverbial mixed bag for the startup community, meeting expectations on some fronts and falling short on others. While the lowering of taxes for MSMEs and tax holiday extension provided some cheer, many a startup felt it was mere tinkering that’s unlikely to br...

1 February, 2017 | More »


Budget 2017: What’s there for startups

Indian startup community was left hankering for more from the Union budget presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday. Jaitley announced a few steps that are likely to benefit startups. One, he has proposed to extend tax holiday for three years in the first seven years of a startup̵...

1 February, 2017 | More »


Startups’ budget wish list: Tax sops, protection of early-stage investors

With budget 2017 set to be announced tomorrow, expectations are rife that the government will take measures to reduce costs for startups in their early years, including a longer tax holiday than the current three years. Startups are also seeking lower income tax slabs for their employees as well as ...

31 January, 2017 | More »

Gautam Sinha

Budget wish list: Tax sops for startups, focus on Tier 2/3 cities

2017 is still in its infancy, but there is a general feeling among startup founders and investors that things are beginning to return to normal. Budget 2017 could be transformative and hasten this process further, imparting some much-needed momentum to India’s startup ecosystem. Though the cur...

30 January, 2017 | More »