Where is the money for entrepreneurs in India?

  When it comes to startup funding, ‘golmaal hai bhai sab golmaal hai’. It is true that the straight path of entrepreneurship is often twisted. Here are some alternate investment sources you never thought about. The answer to the above question doing the rounds is, first let’s figure out what it will take to disrupt…

How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs! Harvard Business Review.

  ‘We Recorded VCs’ Conversations and Analyzed How Differently They Talk About Female Entrepreneurs’  When venture capitalists (VCs) evaluate investment proposals, the language they use to describe the entrepreneurs who write them plays an important but often hidden role in shaping who is awarded funding and why. But it’s difficult to obtain VCs’ unvarnished comments, given…

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, is our electoral process still fit for purpose? by Carole Cadwalladr “The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited…

The Indian government has finally defined the word ‘startup’

On April 17, 2015, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry released a notification to define ‘startups’. There were many points that were consistent with the speech given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the unveiling of the ‘Startup India, Standup India’ policy. According to the government notification, an entity will be identified as a startup….

How To Get A VC’s Attention In 2017

Some articles touch a chord with you, while I have mu opinion about some aspects of this which is only normal, a lot of what Amit has written resonates and comes naturally to a logical entrepreneurs mind. Posting this via my blog to share with those persons who may be interested to read up and…

How Uber, Airbnb, and Etsy Attracted Their First 1,000 Customers

New businesses often struggle finding their first customers. The challenge is even more difficult with startups in the sharing economy that launch as platforms connecting independent service providers with consumers. Take Uber. Its platform is two-sided, connecting people who need rides with people who have rides to offer. (Same idea as Airbnb, which connects people…

Shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg out as Facebook board chairman

It would seem founders are not having it good either in India or globally. It is now the turn of Facebook’s Founder Mark Zuckerberg to face heat over his removal from the company’s board. According to media reports, a consumer watchdog, SumofUS.org, has proposed for Zuckerberg’s ouster from the company’s board of directors. The members…

Cyrus Mistry Removed As Tata Industries Director – No More Chairman

Cyrus Mistry was on Monday removed as director of Tata Industries following shareholders’ vote, the first such instance of the embattled executive being ousted from the board since his removal as Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry was on Monday (12 December) removed as director of Tata Industries following shareholders’ vote, the first such instance of the…

Flipkart needs some patient, permanent capital

The markdowns are flowing thick and fast for Flipkart. There’s a lot of noise out there painting a picture of doom and gloom. But should valuations cause so much consternation? Isn’t there a larger story waiting to be told? In the last few days I trawled through old reports, news stories and information available in…