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As venture funding slows down, startups seem eager to sell themselves off. This is showing up in a surge in mergers & acquisitions (M&As). In July, there were as many as 36 M&As, almost twice that in June and about three times the January and February numbers, according to data from startup research firm Xeler8. […]

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has proposed a raft of changes in its institutional trading platform, better known as the startup listing platform, to make it attractive enough for firms to consider going public in India. In particular, the securities market regulator has proposed to reclassify what it means by ‘institutional investors’ […]

“Shutting down a company is hundred times more difficult than starting a company,” said an entrepreneur who recently shuttered his startup, requesting anonymity as liquidations proceedings were still ongoing. Several entrepreneurs echo this sentiment. Winding up a company is not only about laying off employees and closing operations. It involves several other procedures to take […]

To improve ease of doing business, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said a start-up would now need only a certificate of recognition from the government to avail IPR-related benefits. Earlier, a budding entrepreneur had to go through an elaborate process of approaching an inter-ministerial board to procure the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) benefits. […]

When billionaire investor and e-commerce sceptic Rakesh Jhunjhunwala committed to become the biggest investor in Exfinity Fund that backs business-to-business technology ventures, last November, he only did what bricks-and-mortar industrialists have been doing for a while–putting their money into the country’s burgeoning consumer internet and tech startups, trusting them to strike it big. It is […]