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    Indian Startups Should Aim To Build Mega Unicorns: Jayant Sinha

    Startups must not think about building unicorns and must, instead, aim to build companies that can attain a value of $100 Bn, said Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation during the inaugural keynote session at an event in Delhi. "The Indian startups need to work on solving India's design point, and India's design point is 80% of the functionality at 20% of...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Cryptocurrency This Week: As India Surveys Bitcoin Exchanges, West Toughens Its Regulations

    Once voiced by a cryptocurrency enthusiast, "Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry" has now been raised by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while speaking of cryptocurrencies, exchanges and cryptocurrency regulations. "Is the fate of banks that they will eventually disappear? Yes. The answer is Yes....

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Here's Why Angel Investor, Rajan Anandan, Shies Away From Single Founder Startups

    Google's Vice-President for South East Asia and India, Rajan Anandan has a portfolio of over 80 startups. He is probably the most sought-after angel investor in the country yet Rajan believes it's the other way round. "It's a privilege to be investing in awesome companies. The startups that make it are because they are awesome, angel investors...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Funding Galore: Indian Startup Funding Of The Week [11-16 Dec]

    We bring to you the latest edition Funding Galore: Indian Startup Funding of the week. This week 21 Indian startups raised about $112 Mn in funding altogether in the Indian startup ecosystem. (The startup funding calculations are based on the startups that disclosed their funding amounts) The two biggest funding deals in the Indian startup ecosystem happened in the camps of...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Movers And Shakers Of The Week [11 -16 Dec]

    We bring you the weekly dose of important movers and shakers of the week. Softbank's Lydia Jett Steps Down From Snapdeal Board Lydia Jett, Investor - Consumer Internet and ecommerce at Softbank Vision Fund, has stepped down from the Snapdeal board. Taking her place on the board is Saurabh Jalan, an Investment Professional at Softbank Group US. The development comes nearly seven months after...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Why Pitching Your Startup Idea With Pessimism Will Be More Effective

    Once you've come up with the idea for your newest venture, vetted it among like-minded leaders in the industry, and created a prototype, it's time to pitch your idea to investors. Some companies are able to bootstrap, but many others will need to approach investors to really get their idea off the ground. The way you approach this pitch will make or break your...

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    News Roundup: 12 Indian Startup News That You Don't Want To Miss This Week [11 -16 Dec]

    We bring you the weekly dose of important Indian startup news of the week. The most talked about Indian startup news of the week was Jack Ma-led ecommerce behemoth receiving the nod from Competition Commission of India(CCI) to the invest in hyperlocal grocery delivery startup Bigbasket. Alibaba will be transferring the funds to Supermarket Grocery Supplies,...

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    Why People Jump Red Lights And Why Good Products Fail

    One of the many things that used to baffle me was people's behavior that's evidently harmful to themselves. Take the case of Pune (a city in India where I live). It has simultaneously the lowest rate of helmet adoption and the highest number of two-wheeler casualties. How do you explain that? Obviously, my confusion was a cognitive bias that impacts many people. It's the mind...

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    Fintech Startup Cash Suvidha Raises $2.7 Mn In Debt Funding

    Just a few days after fintech platform Finbucket announced its $1.87 Mn funding, Delhi-based online lending startup Cash Suvidha has raised an institutional debt of $2.7 Mn from various financial institutions. The funds have been raised from six financial institutions and will be primarily used to facilitate further lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The funding will also...

    • yesterday
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    Tech Mahindra To Partner With 30 Tech Startups From India, US, UK, Israel

    IT Services arm of Mahindra Group, Tech Mahindra has announced its plans to rope in 20 to 30 startups a year as its partners under its programme called TechM Next . The startups will primarily lie in the sectors such as networking, communication technology and virtual reality. The company will keep an eye on startups from India, Silicon Valley in the US, the United Kingdom...

    • yesterday

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