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Ban on discounts have changed behaviour of online buyers

Aavriti Jain, co-founder, Dhora, a Jaipur-based seller of designer clothes, leather goods and semi-precious jewellery, has had a terrible summer so far. Orders on the portals Dhora sells, such as Amazon and Flipkart, have dried up. Not long ago, Dhora used to ship 60-70 packets a day. Now, many days go without orders. Sashi Somavarapu, [...]

Ban on discounts have changed behaviour of online buyers2016-07-12T07:51:18+00:00

DIPP To Host Startup Festival In Hyderabad This September

The government will organise a ‘Startup Fest’ in Hyderabad this September, with a view to showcase innovation and provide a collaboration platform. The startup ecosystem has truly taken off, and India is one of the fastest growing startup countries now. Since the launch of ‘Startup India’initiative last year, many startups have come up with inventions, making [...]

DIPP To Host Startup Festival In Hyderabad This September2016-07-06T05:58:47+00:00

Government eases funding rules for startups

A recent notification issued by the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) makes it easier for startups to access funds via the convertible note route. This notification is part of the all-round initiatives planned by the government to strengthen the startup ecosystem in India. Funds received by a startup amounting to Rs 25 lakh or more [...]

Government eases funding rules for startups2016-07-04T06:25:38+00:00

5 Benefits Of Starting A Business Overseas

Starting a business overseas can be an exciting time for an entrepreneur. There are many people who dream of starting a company in another country, but very few of them actually go through with it. They are missing out on a huge amount of potential because opening a business abroad comes with a lot of [...]

5 Benefits Of Starting A Business Overseas2016-06-30T09:13:10+00:00

Notification removing angel tax adds confusion for start-up investors

Earlier this month, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued a notification, repealing the much talked about angel tax in a bid to boost entrepreneurship in the country. However according to investors, the move has serious limitations and will only help a few start-ups owing to multiple riders associated with the definition of a [...]

Notification removing angel tax adds confusion for start-up investors2016-06-29T05:38:42+00:00

Delhi-NCR is most funded city for startups in 2016

Delhi-NCR has emerged as the most funded city in 2016, according to a report by startup analyses firm Tracxn. In the first six months of 2016, Indian startups raised $1.8 billion, out of which Delhi-NCR received $917 million. This was helped by $250 million and $200 million funding raised in February by Gurgaon-based Ibibo Group and [...]

Delhi-NCR is most funded city for startups in 20162016-06-28T09:46:34+00:00

Startup funding: Applying for a bank loan? Here is what you need to know

Startups in India for long have been the favorites of private equity and venture capital investors doling out funds. Banks, however, have been tough players on the funding scene. While banks in India (both private and public) are beginning to introduce initiatives to cater to startups, the efforts remain largely limited to regulatory guidance and [...]

Startup funding: Applying for a bank loan? Here is what you need to know2016-06-27T09:31:15+00:00

JSW Ventures Gets SEBI Nod To Invest $15 Mn In Early Stage Startups

JSW Ventures has received mandatory clearances from SEBI to invest $15 Mn (INR 100 crores) in early stage startups over a period of three years. The initial focus will be on technology-enabled startups operating in education, healthcare, financial services, SaaS and enterprise software space. The fund will be overseen by Parth Jindal, son of group chairman [...]

JSW Ventures Gets SEBI Nod To Invest $15 Mn In Early Stage Startups2016-06-24T08:19:40+00:00

Tier 2/3 cities see rise in number of angel investors: LetsVenture

Angel investors don’t just reside in big cities. Investors from smaller cities such as Guwahati, Kanpur, Vadodara, Raipur, Visakhapatnam, Agra, Jaipur, Chandigarh are increasingly ready to bet on innovative business ideas, says a study by deal making platform LetsVenture. According to the study which looked at deals struck by investors and startups on its platform, [...]

Tier 2/3 cities see rise in number of angel investors: LetsVenture2016-06-22T07:06:17+00:00