Ahmedabad Based WIMWI Foods Stacks Up A Fortune, Courtesy CIIE

Ahmedabad-based WIMWI foods startup that brings healthy food ingredients & snacks to Indian kitchens raised funding of an undisclosed amount from IIM Ahmedabad’s technology business incubator, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE). The investment round was led by CIIE, with participation from

2015 in retrospect – Startups get $8.4 billion funding in 2015; nearly 1,000 deals inked

Making it a year of startups, Indian and foreign investors have pumped in a whopping USD 8.4 billion in new ventures including e-commerce platforms in 2015 through close to 1,000 deals, even as questions have begun to be asked about

Startups to pitch business ideas before clutch of investors like Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwvala

As many as 200 startups will pitch business ideas before a global panel of investors including Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwvala at a conclave during the first week of January next year in Mumbai. The ‘TiECON Mumbai 2016’, India’s Leading

To encourage startups in renewable energy space, Telangana partners with University of Texas to set Incubation Centres

Renewable Energy Incubation Centres to encourage startups in solar and renewable energy sector will soon come up in Hyderabad, energy secretary Arvind Kumar has said. “There is lot of scope and demand for startups in renewable energy sector. We get

Finding Nemo at all the Wrong Places is what Entrepreneurs do when they are finding Co-Founders for their Startups!

We have come across many such old sayings … Partners In Crime Two Heads Better Than One bla bla bla … hearing them may make you feel good as they are classy sayings but these quotes very much relates to those entrepreneurs

“Entrepreneurs Are Rocket Scientists” — Cut That Bullshit!

The idea of being entrepreneur is ever appealing. However, it takes a lot of determination, will power and of course good many efforts to keep the ball rolling. While looking at any startup entrepreneur story, any new entrepreneur might think

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day lifestyle takes its toll. Getting a business off the ground is hard work and the

When should you start meeting with investors?

One of the most frequent questions I get from founders, and one I had myself when I was founding companies, is “When should I approach investors?” It’s a tricky question, and the answer would be different in 1990, 1995, 2000,

India could see about 11,500 startups being established by 2020; Experts

As the Narendra Modi government focuses on helping the startups in the country grow, India could see about 11,500 startups being established by 2020, say industry trackers. Not just that more about Rs 15,600 crore or $ 2.25 bn could

IvyCamp Announces Partnership With IIT Bombay to Collaborate on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Platform

IvyCamp, an initiative of IvyCap Ventures and the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), a business incubator of IIT Bombay today announced a strategic alliance to leverage the IvyCamp Platform to connect and create value for entrepreneurs and innovators across

Employees No More Inclined to Start-Ups, Want to Switch: Survey

In a reversal of early trend, employees are no more finding start-ups attractive with nearly 88 per cent of staff saying they are ready to leave their current jobs in new ventures if offered opportunities in larger and more established

How To Raise Capital At Large Tech or Networking Events

I recently returned from an intense week in Dublin for Web Summit, where 2,000+ startups and 30,000+ attendees whip themselves into a frenzy of pitching, hustling and deal-making activity. I had a unique perspective on the event since I was wearing

Things I’d do differently next time around if I was to start another company

I love reading blogs by founders who try to give back and share what they’ve learned building their companies, so today I’ll try and do the same. When I look back over the last 15 years building 4 different companies

Housing.com Announces Layoffs; Plan to focus purely on the home-buying segment.

Real estate listings platform Housing.com announced Thursday its restructuring plan to focus purely on the home-buying segment. Housing.com said that it will be reducing its employee base, and reorganising its teams to more efficiently execute this new focused strategy, but

The best Social Media practices for the Lead Generation that takes minimum amount of efforts!

There is a lot of buzz surrounding social media when it comes to generating leads for business. The research shows that the number one issues that small business owners are facing today is not having enough qualified prospects. Every startup

Strategical and tactical boards in startups

I have been in enough boards to know that very few actually generate true value for the companies. I’ll try to explain why I think this happens and give a few ideas on how to get the most out of

Quality of idea matters more than the startup valuation: Satya Nadella

Making a passionate case for innovation, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella argued that quality of ideas matter more than startup valuations in the long run. “I don’t look at valuations,” he told a group of editors in Mumbai. “What matters is

Digital publishing company Quintype launches SpeakWrite to invest in digital media start-ups

Data-driven publishing company Quintype today said it has launched SpeakWrite, a program that will invest in start-ups in the digital media space. The program will advise, mentor, design, develop, and help launch the sites and apps of the selected start-ups,

Credit rating agency CARE to assess and grade startups and SMEs

Credit rating agency CARE has entered into an agreement with GREX Alternative Investments Market, a stock exchange-like platform, to assess and grade startups and SMEs registered on the latter’s platform. The move is expected to help investors to make an

Punjab’s Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal announces Rs 100 crore fund for startups

Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, announces a startup fund of Rs 100 crore for young entrepreneurs. The Deputy chief minister also gave a call for all “born in Punjab” industrialists to invest back in their State in case they

Finding right skill set a major challenge for startups: Survey

The startups boom in the country is now faced with the challenge of finding the right skilled manpower as most entrepreneurs find mismatch in the talent with the required skill set, according to a survey. “To succeed, it is imperative

Why an Issue Tracking System is a Boon for Startups?

Barring few exceptions, startups usually initiate their operations with a small amount of investment. Due to this limitation, investment in tools take place after much deliberations and return on investment (ROI) is usually a concern. Typically the return is in

Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings

Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it’s good to have some fallback tricks to fall

Nasscom Partners with Facebook to Launch Initiative for Developers to Drive Innovation

Industry body Nasscom has partnered Facebook to launch a new initiative to support developers building apps and mobile websites for “new-to-internet” users. Under the ‘Leaders Building for the Next Billion Program’, Nasscom will invite developers and students through an application

SRCC to set up a incubation centre to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among students

SRCC will soon become the first undergraduate commerce college in India to set up a centre for startups. The operational cost of Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship will be borne by Niti Aayog and other government agencies. Initial funding

Truecaller looks to engage SMBs & startups

Truecaller, an app that helps identify unknown numbers and also block spam calls, has said it is looking to engage with small and medium businesses (SMBs) and startups to expand its footprint in India. According to the company, the services

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,

Important lessons huge corporations can learn from startups

At a time when businesses are experiencing seismic shifts and consumer demands are being met by a growing list of global competitors, are there lessons that ‘big business’ can learn from their younger, agile and street-smart contemporaries? The answer is

Rajasthan Government to set up 50 incubation centers for startups

Rajasthan Cabinet today gave approval to set up 50 incubation centers for promotion of startups in the state and new policies for MSME and biotechnology sectors. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also approved a scheme for the

Tech Giant Qualcomm Announces to Invest US $150 Million for Indian Start-Ups

In an effort to push Digital India initiative, Silicon Valley-based tech giant Qualcomm today said it will invest USD 150 million for Indian start-ups. “We share Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and

Driven by the energy, enterprise and innovation of our youth, India’s startup ecosystem evolving rapidly: PM Modi

“India’s own ecosystem of startups is evolving rapidly. It is driven by the energy, enterprise and innovation of our youth. We have a huge market with rapid growth and untapped opportunities in every sector,” PM Modi said at the startup event

Mahindra & Mahindra to invest & collaborate with startups in agricultural sector

Mahindra & Mahindra with a plan to multiply its revenue ten times to Rs 10,000 crore in five to seven years, has begun discussions for investing in and collaborating with startups in the agricultural sector to eliminate traders and have direct

AdUrCup Raises Seed Round to Debut as World’s largest offline ad Network.

Accelerated by BW ACCELERATE, Delhi based offline ad network startup, AdUrCup raised its first round(undisclosed) of funding from the founders of Dineout. AdUrCup is essentially a procurement application for Quick service restaurants-QSR. As an extension to procurement, it enables advertising on such inventory