Top business leaders Deepak Parekh, Nandan Nilekani back IIM graduate’s idea for startups

Top business leaders including Deepak Parekh and Nandan Nilekani have come together to back an innovative concept of an IIM graduate penning down 21 innovative ideas in form short stories all of which can be start-up business opportunities. The ideas

On-demand logistics startup Instavans bags investment from Dell Services president Suresh Vaswani

Dell Services president Suresh Vaswani’s family office has made its maiden investment in a startup in on-demand logistics company Instavans, which aims to become the Uber for small trucks in India. Vaswani who represents the business unit on Dell’s executive leadership

Health food start-up Jiyo Natural raises funds from Indian Angel Network

Indian Angel Network (IAN) today said it has invested in Bengaluru-based Jiyo Natural, which offers nutrition balanced, calorie monitored and chemical free food through web and app. Rajiv Mehta and Sumit Dhingra led this round of investment and will join

Rajasthan woos startups, offers incentives and benefits to set up base

Rajasthan has lined up a slew of incentives and benefits for startups to set up base there as the state aims to become a technology hub like, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. As part of Rajasthan Start-Up Policy 2015, the desert

India emerges as the third-biggest start-up market worldwide, with 4200 startups; attract $5 bn in 2015

India’s technology start-up landscape, which has seen phenomenal growth this year, has resulted in the country moving up to the third position globally in terms of  investments secured and number of start-ups. The total funding attracted by Indian  start-ups is

Lessons Every Startup Can Learn from Uber’s Growth

Uber was founded just six years ago, but it’s already one of the fastest growing companies in the world. As an illustration of just how massive the company’s growth has been, Uber has reportedly created over 160,000 jobs in the

Govt unveils startup policy to promote sustainable entrepreneurship in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today released the state’s first startup policy to promote sustainable entrepreneurship in the state. Raje unveiled the policy during the inauguration of the two-day national level ‘Rajasthan Startup fest 2015’ in Sitapura area, where she

Things to consider before starting a startup

Becoming an entrepreneur can be an exciting time in anyone’s life. The realization of personal aspirations, and putting ideas into practice drives many of us to starting a business. The potential for financial reward also works as a key motivator,

Ways to win over your employees

Whether you think great managers are born, or made, it’s accepted that they share a number of common attributes – qualities that aren’t always evident in others. It takes special people to lead the way; highly skilled, organised and experienced

China’s Apus Group to invest Rs 100 Cr In Indian startups, aims to build positive ecosystem for their growth

China’s APUS Group, the world fastest growing mobile internet services today announced their plans of investing in Indian start-ups at their early stages, by committing an initial amount of Rs 100 crore. The move aims to build a positive ecosystem

Lessons I learned from working with hundreds of startup founders

Over the last couple of years I’ve helped more than hundreds of entrepreneurs, founders, employees and other people involved in startups and corporate projects. While I strongly believe that the overall quality is improving, I’m still surprised to see how

Things to Know Before Hiring Your First Sales Rep For Startup

Ready to hire your first sales rep? Hiring can be tricky, and salespeople (the good ones at least) are smooth talkers. If you do find that perfect rep, you need to make sure you can sign and keep him or

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) to Invest in 100 Local Startups

To promote domestic startup companies, state-run Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) will sponsor over 100 such new-age IT firms during the three day CeBit India exhibition, which is scheduled to begin from October 29 in Bengaluru. “We are collaborating

Things Every Startup Needs to Do to Succeed – Infographic

You might think that starting up a new business is easy, but you couldn’t be more wrong. To build up a successful startup, you will need to work incredibly hard. New technologies, products and services are flooding into the market

7 MoUs signed to boost startup-creation between India and the U.S.

In a strategic partnership aimed at giving a big boost to startups in India, as many as seven pacts have been signed between various organisations of India and the US. The MoUs were signed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the

ESOPs – a powerful tool and valuable currency for startups

Employee Stock Options (ESOPs) is a powerful tool available to startups to attract as well as retain talent. However, often I have seen it being undervalued or under-utilised by startups. ESOPs are shares that are given to employees so that