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Is it time for Indian startups to start taking manufacturing seriously?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | More »

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In the coming years, there are a few surefire industries in which Indian startups are going to be concentrated. There has been much publicity about the startup boom in sectors such as e-commerce, finance, food, entertainment, pharma, education, software, and travel. However, one area which startups ...

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Paytm’s Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And it was enough to leave the poster boys of India’s startup community euphoric. In response to a question from an apparent Tesla fan, who asked, “eagerly waiting for ...

8 February, 2017 | More »

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

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 ...

2 February, 2017 | More »

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the launch of Start-Up India, Stand-Up India programme, in New Delhi on January 16, 2016.

One year of Startup India: Report card

Exactly a year ago, on January 16, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’ initiative. As the Vigyan Bhavan auditorium bustled with energy and excitement, hundreds of new-age entrepreneurs looked forward to the historic announcement—the ‘S...

16 January, 2017 | More »

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Paytm to be one of the final two marketplaces, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder of Paytm, has risen to the occasion to make the most of the demonetization and the cashless economy push initiated by Narendra Modi government. Full-page advertisements in popular dailies, TV commercials, outdoor as well as ambience campaigns across consumer touch-p...

9 December, 2016 | More »

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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son to visit India; big announcement on Ola expected

SoftBank Group Corp chairman and managing director Masayoshi Son is coming to India early December when the Japanese telecom and Internet conglomerate is expected to make a few high-profile announcements, said two people directly aware of the upcoming visit. SoftBank is one of the largest investors ...

21 November, 2016 | More »

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RBI eases norms for foreign investment in startups

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Foreign Venture Capital Investors (FVCIs) registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the capital markets regulator, to invest in Indian startups without any prior permission from the central bank. The RBI allowed such SEBI-registere...

21 October, 2016 | More »

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For founders, it’s easier to get into IIT than get tax benefits under ‘Startup India’ programme

Many startups in India have one or more founders who studied at one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology after clearing an entrance exam that only three in 100 managed to pass in 2016. Some of them may now be realising there are tougher tests in life. Consider this: In 2016, 12.07 lakh...

20 July, 2016 | More »

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Ola reaches out to the last-mile urban commuter with e-rickshaws

Homegrown urban transport aggregator Ola has added electric rickshaws, or e-rickshaws, on its mobile app, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking the first ride in Noida, bordering Delhi. Ola’s newest offering – which was introduced at a ‘Stand Up India’ event in Noida by the Pr...

5 April, 2016 | More »

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Startups get five-fold hike in budget funding

A five-fold hike has been made by the government in its budget for funding start-ups in the next fiscal, a move which is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Start-Up India’ initiative. According to Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology ...

10 March, 2016 | More »

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