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The number of reasons why startups leave India are many – complex regulations and taxation laws, paperwork, poor IP protection, higher tax rates, favourable laws, large markets and higher valuations to companies based abroad.

Dave Rade became the CFO of Frito-Lays in 1998 and served as CFO and later senior vice president till 2010. He is widely considered as a person who changed the work profile of a CFO from a pigeonholed finance role to a broader role as a strategic partner. In an interview to Delloite, he provides […]

An accountant’s competency is typically measured by his accounting knowledge, his ability to comprehend the financial numbers and understand the business’s financial processes and commercial operations. Yet an accountant who fares well in all these attributes may fail because of lack of competency in one essential trait – communication. From time to time, we get […]

When we chanced upon this question about the typical problems that are faced by startups in Finance, tax compliance on Quora, it sparked our interest. This is, of course, our domain of expertise and we would love it if we can educate the future entrepreneurs on these problems and how to solve them. It prompted […]

Startups often wonder what went wrong when an investor turns them down. We have already discussed the numbers that attract the investor’s attention more. However, there are other important aspects that a startup either ignore or believe that can be manipulated to get more from the investor. A successful investor probably receives dozens of requests […]