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Why Big Bazaar tied up with Paytm

Kishore Biyani has been extremely critical of the business model followed by e-commerce companies in the past. The founder and group CEO of one of India’s largest organised retailer Future Group, however, cannot close his eyes to the potential of e-commerce and the ever-growing base of customers shopping online. With the latest partnership announced with [...]

Why Big Bazaar tied up with Paytm2016-08-08T10:39:53+00:00

Startup merger and acquisitions surge on funds crunch

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. [...]

Startup merger and acquisitions surge on funds crunch2016-08-03T07:17:04+00:00

SEBI mulls easier norms to help startup listing platform take off

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’ [...]

SEBI mulls easier norms to help startup listing platform take off2016-08-01T08:18:14+00:00

How to wind up your startup without any hassle

"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 [...]

How to wind up your startup without any hassle2016-07-26T10:38:44+00:00

Startups now need only a DIPP certificate for IPR benefits

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. [...]

Startups now need only a DIPP certificate for IPR benefits2016-07-25T09:41:26+00:00

Bricks-and-mortar biggies start bonding with startups

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 [...]

Bricks-and-mortar biggies start bonding with startups2016-07-20T10:27:59+00:00

Term sheet essential for company to negotiate

Negotiating a term sheet, especially at the early stages of a company's evolution, is the most important agreement for a founder and his employees. A term sheet essentially is a nonbinding agreement with the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made. But it can also be ridden with clauses that could [...]

Term sheet essential for company to negotiate2016-07-19T07:47:58+00:00

7 Tips To Help You Navigate Your Next CEO/CXO Hire

For an entrepreneur, hiring a CXO can be an exhaustive task, albeit one that if done right, can be deeply rewarding, and in the same breath one small mistake while recruiting can be extremely detrimental to the business. Because the entrepreneur’s view and vision of their business in unique, hiring the right leaders becomes an [...]

7 Tips To Help You Navigate Your Next CEO/CXO Hire2016-07-15T07:19:35+00:00

Why Do Investors Take So Long To Sign A Cheque?

Founders need to chase funders, and one of the most frustrating things for entrepreneurs is to meet up with an investor who seems to be interested in giving them money, and then not hear from them for a long time. This radio silence can be very difficult to deal with because you are not sure [...]

Why Do Investors Take So Long To Sign A Cheque?2016-07-14T07:48:48+00:00

Significant rise in mergers and acquisitions in startup space

Mergers and acquisitions have picked up significantly in the startup space with 48 deals in the past three months, according to Xeler8, a platform that tracks startup activity in the country. This is in line with the trend towards consolidation among startups. Whether it is a strategic move to eliminate competition, or to take advantage [...]

Significant rise in mergers and acquisitions in startup space2016-07-13T07:06:20+00:00