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An unexpected management shake up at a promising portfolio company, especially one that is a 'unicorn', would count as among a venture capitalist’s worse nightmares. Yet, a different kind of shakeup a...
Could the complexity of our tax filing paperwork be one reason behind India’s low income tax filing rate? ClearTax’s investors certainly think so, and have invested ₹13.5 crores to help the provider o...
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There are certain critical things that all start-ups must do in order to stay in the game. These points are part of the bigger goal of ensuring your start-up succeeds and delivers the returns to you as an investor. Unfortunately, many start-ups often put these points on the back-burner in their earnestness to work on daily operations.
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There are a very few investors actually vying to be first to discover hot new tech startups or create new markets. Instead, they're always trying to find an American/Chinese replica or blindly follow the investment decisions of other firms.
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While, in India, the regulatory barriers are almost non-existent, our internet is still mostly in English and our politicians aren't able to control digital media companies like the Chinese and Russians can do in their countries. The result of our openness? The Facebook of India is Facebook, the Google of India is Google, and the Twitter of India is Twitter.
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Modern markets are about turning scarcity into abundance. To feed itself, India urgently needs an agriculture that is efficient and resilient to climate change. The movers of money and credit do the economy a great service by the market signals they provide to entrepreneurs. Cash crops are signaling they need help.
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My Twitter timeline has been abuzz. Syria, you think. Rahul Gandhi's latest speech. The lingering after-shocks of Cameron's Piggate. Maybe even some Trump-related jokes. Think again. Ever since it announced its presence circa 6pm on 22 September, the brand new publishing house Juggernaut has not looked like stopping. And like the proverbial juggernaut, it is both formidable and paradigm altering.
Ola Cabs, the app-based taxi aggregator, on Wednesday said it has raised $400 million (about Rs 2,500 crore) in an investment round led by DST Global, as it seeks to expand into smaller cities in Indi...
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The Indian e-commerce bubble, driven by hundreds of millions in investments in companies with no profits on the horizon, just got another reality check. Only 39 million Indians — or 3 percent of the...
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NEW DELHI — India's largest online cla ifieds portal Quikr today said it has raised $150 million (about Rs 900 crore) from investors to consolidate its leadership position, and invest in mobile and ot...
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Private equity firms are increasingly investing in startups, the territory that was almost exclusively occupied by venture capital funds and angel investors. Over half of PE investments in the quarter...
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BENGALURU — Flipkart is now valued at $12.5 billion (Rs 77,000 crore) after Helion Venture Partners and IDG Ventures India sold their stakes in the e-commerce company, according a report in the Econom...
Among top five countries, India received 3rd largest share of venture capital funding ($4.6 billion) after the United States of America ($58.9 billion) and China ($8.9 billion).
Even if you succeed in raising some capital, you have to worry about growth rates. Also, you need to keep an eye on profitability. If the growth rate is super high, you can count on venture capital. If not, better take what you've got, build a profitable company, and stop depending on outside capital.