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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’...

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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 »

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Govt launches new $305M VC fund under SIDBI

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today launched two funds by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), a fund of funds with total corpus of Rs 12,000 crore. The funds are Rs 2,000-crore India Aspiration Fund (IAF) and SIDBI Make In India Loan For Enterprises (SMILE) scheme with an inves...

19 August, 2015 | More »