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The valuation trap

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | More »

There is a long article on Square and Box in TechCrunch this weekend. I am not sold on the arguments the author makes about the commodity nature of both products. But the author makes a point at the end in a section called “The Valuation Trap” that I very much agree with: A second iron […...


NASSCOM to incubate 10,000 startups in next 10 years

IT software body National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)  has started an initiative christened 10,000 Startups, aimed at incubating, funding and supporting 10,000 technology startups in the country over the next ten years. Indian Angel Network, Google, Microsoft and Verisi...

20 March, 2013 | More »

Venture capital funding consolidates

Power is consolidating in the venture capital industry as investors bet on fewer firms to deliver larger, quicker returns from technology start-ups, while reducing financing options for entrepreneurs. US venture capital firms raised $5.9bn in the second quarter of the year, with just five funds acco...

10 July, 2012 | More »


Techcircle FastTrack 2012 & Annual Party: Last Day To Nominate India’s Hottest Start-ups

Nominations are pouring in for Techcircle FastTrack and the three-member jury panel comprising Rahul Khanna (from venture capital firm Canaan Partners), Hitesh Oberoi (MD & CEO of Info Edge India, owner of Naukri.com ) and Vijay Shekhar Sharma (CMD of the mobile Internet company One97 Communica...

15 February, 2012 | More »

Techcircle FastTrack 2012: Nominations Open For Listing Of India’s 20 Hottest Tech Start-ups

Techcircle.in, a digital media property covering technology and tech start-ups in India, is completing one year in February 2012. We are celebrating our first anniversary with Techcircle FastTrack 2012 – a listing of India’s top tech start-ups to watch out for in 2012 – which will be released ...

24 January, 2012 | More »

Raising Fund? Here Are The Do’s & Don’ts For Budding Entrepreneurs

India’s angel investment market has achieved a few significant feats, thanks to the successful returns made by early-stage investors. A rise in the number of angel investors from diverse backgrounds, coupled with an increase in early-stage venture capitalists and the subsequent awareness among pro...

1 December, 2011 | More »

Dilip Modi-backed Omnia Invests Rs 7 Crore In Education Start-Ups

Dilip Modi-promoted Omnia Investments has funded candidate assessment venture Common Job Test and higher education firm Sunstone, picking up significant minority stake in both start-ups. According to a report by Economic Times, the total sum invested by Omnia in these early-stage start-ups amounts ...

23 November, 2011 | More »

Indian Angel Network Recasts Funding Strategy For Start-Ups

Indian Angel Network, a community of early-stage seed investors, has recast its strategy for funding and mentoring early stage start ups in mobile and Internet space by bringing down the minimum threshold of investment. The network that currently prefers investments of Rs 2-3 crore in companies will...

4 November, 2011 | More »

IIT Bombay’s Business Plan Competition Eureka! 2011 Gets Under Way

IIT Bombay’s annual business plan competition Eureka! is back with a bang and accepting applications from September 1. Organised by E-cell (The Entrepreneurship Cell) of IIT Bombay, the event now offers a bigger cash prize and a new, segregated competition called Eureka! Social that caters to bott...

5 September, 2011 | More »

Entrepreneurs Can Register Companies Online In 24 Hrs

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has cut some of the red tape choking entrepreneurs by simplifying online approval of application forms for registrations, with effect from August 11, 2011. Once all the necessary forms have been certified and declarations given, applications will be processed electr...

26 July, 2011 | More »

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