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Weak business models and a funding slowdown are forcing many Indian consumer Internet start-ups and their venture capital (VC) backers to seek help from investment bankers in order to secure fresh funds from new investors or find buyers. Last year, several banks including Kotak Investment Banking, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd, Morgan Stanley and others […]

Ecommerce-focused logistics companies are prepping for a year of hard graft, battling infrastructure hurdles and competition from a new breed of startups while also keeping pace with the ambitious growth targets of the country’s biggest online retailers. GoJavas, Ecom Express and Delhivery are rushing out a slew of services, expanding their reach and building up […]

Overseas investors can now sell their stakes in Indian start-ups to local companies; start-ups also allowed to file reports over the Internet. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed overseas investors to sell their stakes in Indian start-ups to local companies, potentially giving foreign venture capital (VC) funds an easier exit route. The regulator also […]

There have been several strong reactions to the Modi government’s announcement of the ambitious Startup Action Plan at the Startup India event on January 16. The government is certainly taking steps in the right direction with this plan for helping to improve the startup ecosystem in the country. From the perspective of startups, measures on […]

Top online fashion retailers Myntra and Jabong plan to reduce discounts they offer to lure buyers to their sites in a bid to check their mounting losses and to steer towards profitability. Ananth Narayanan, who took over as the CEO of Myntra in October 2015, said the country’s largest fashion portal has already reduced its […]