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What will be the driving force for startups in 2017?

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India is going through the second phase of growth in startups, now referred to as Startup 2.0. The growth will be in large numbers, and Nasscom predicted that there would be 10, 500 startups in India by 2020. “The number predicted is lower as I see many more startups coming in. The dimensions of I...

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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The next big disruption is coming

‘Discipline’ was the defining word for the venture capital community in 2016. Even as early stage investments kept pace throughout the year, the number of late-stage VC funded startups reduced substantially. According to VCCEdge data, VC firms invested $1,355 million across 928 deals in 2016 as ...

16 January, 2017 | More »

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Why startups rarely wind up legal entity even when they shut operations

The year gone by has been tough for startups. As investors became more driven by profit and unit economics, many emerging companies had to figure out ways to ace up their game, deliver and survive, or to shut down. An analysis by Techcircle.in revealed that at least 32 well-funded technology startup...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Single metrics for different product startups

The world is now startup frenzied. The very joy of solving a problem has enticed the best of minds. Whatever the industry might be, if you have a problem it is looked at as an opportunity for the next startup to solve. Hence, the world we live in is not cradled with problems, it is […]...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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Flawed business model or funding crunch: What led to startup shutdowns?

The startup euphoria that was evident in 2015 seems to have subsided in 2016 with the demise of several well-funded ventures such as PepperTap, Intelligent Interfaces, Fashionara, Purple Squirrel and Flashdoor. According to a Techcircle analysis, at least 32 funded tech startups reported shutting do...

9 December, 2016 | More »

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One funded Indian tech startup shut shop every 10 days this year

Well begun, as they say, is half done. By that measure, startups that managed to raise funding from marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Helion Ventures even before they began to earn revenue would surely have been on the path to success. But, a beginning however great is j...

6 December, 2016 | More »

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Markdowns reflect sentiment, vital to see if firm is on right path: IAN’s Srivastava

Dozens of startups have shut shop in 2016 while many others have struggled with a funding crunch and valuation markdowns. But serial entrepreneur and investor Saurabh Srivastava is not too perturbed. The chairman and co-founder of the Indian Angel Network (IAN), one of the largest and oldest angel g...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Weekly startup funding roundup in charts

In the week gone by, 16 startups raised funding with 12 of them being based out of Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gurgaon. The biggest deal of the week saw Gurgaon-based non-banking financial company Aye Finance receive $10.26 million in a Series B round of funding from LGT Impact Ventures, SAIF Partners and...

28 November, 2016 | More »

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Startup industry welcomes SEBI’s move to relax rules for angel investments

All stakeholders of the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investor and even lawyers – are welcoming the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s decision to relax rules for angel investments in startups. On Wednesday, SEBI eased rules for angel investments in young, fledgling firms and in...

24 November, 2016 | More »

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