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

Monday, November 21, 2016 | More »

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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 ...

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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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Startup India is a work in progress, open to modifying policies: DIPP’s Ramesh Abhishek

It’s been six months since the government announced the Startup India action plan. A lot has been talked about since then and the government has received criticism as well as appreciation for the ambitious initiative. In an exclusive interview with TechCircle, Ramesh Abhishek, secretary in the Dep...

10 August, 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 »