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    How are traditional travel agencies coping with the arrival of online booking?

    The continuing evolution of technology has had a significant impact on the travel sector. The widespread public use of the internet has created a number of conditions that have been game changers - both beneficial and detrimental to the travel agencies. Many travel companies have had to make various adaptations to remain solvent and relevant. Momentum from offline to...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Bootstrapped, and looking to scale? Here are 5 tips

    In 2015, brothers Yatin Hans and Aman Hans co-founded Bigsmall.in, a gifting company focusing on unique and creative gifts. At its inception, Bigsmall was a bootstrapped startup - and has remained true to that nature ever since. Here are some tips from the co-founders on how to scale a bootstrapped business. First of all, a bootstrapped business requires you to analyze your own - as well as...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Healthcare in the palm of your hand - a 'smart' idea

    Most discussions on Indian healthcare invariably reveal the elephant in the room and bring home the reality that there are still two Indias. Even more paradoxical may be the fact that while India and its brilliant minds are powering the technology revolution throughout the world, large percentages of our population remain untouched by digital, and were it not for the vision of initiatives like...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Flipkart, Hotstar launch new ad platform; Walmart comes up with streaming service

    After the Flipkart deal, Walmart has another ace up its sleeve. The multinational retail corporation plans to take on Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix in the streaming video space with its own offering under the Vudu brand, according to a report in Variety Two of India's most-prominent internet firms - Flipkart and Hotstar - have entered into a partnership to launch...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    A year under GST - capturing one year of the tax reform and its impact on industries

    As India completes its maiden year under the GST, it is interesting to look back and see how one of the most anticipated and hotly debated legislative milestones has fared over the last one year. GST was implemented with the objective of creating a harmonized tax framework. While it has come a long way in terms of simplification of the tax structure and...

    • yesterday
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    IIT Roorkee launches TIDES Business Incubator Extension at Greater Noida

    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on Friday announced that it is launching an extension centre of its TIDES Business Incubator, at Greater Noida to ensure startups incubated by the Institute at its Roorkee campus benefit from the startup ecosystem of the National Capital Region (NCR). TIDES business incubator is supported by the StartUp India programme of Government of...

    • yesterday
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    Why we stopped supporting Cash on Delivery (COD) - and are loving it!

    Myth-buster: COD support isn't necessary for business! COD (Cash on Delivery) is the lifeline of an e-commerce business, but why did Fynd take such a bold decision to stop COD completely? Here is why. Since its inception in November 2015, Fynd always had COD as one of the payment modes available to its customers. Our RTO (Return to Origin) numbers in 2016 were as low as...

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    Ebix acquires enterprise lending software company Indus for $29 M

    Global on-demand software provider Ebix Inc on Friday announced the acquisition of Indus Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Indus), a global provider of enterprise lending software solutions to financial institutions, captive auto finance and telecom companies, for approximately $29 million, including $5 million of contingent earn-out. According to a press statement, Indus will be...

    • yesterday
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    How a 22-year-old entrepreneur from Indore helped his family-run business go online and achieve 300% growth

    Fresh out of college with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chirayu Jain had dreams of pursuing his Master's in Industrial Engineering in the US. He even applied to and got through a few universities in the US. But at the eleventh hour, he had a change of heart and, instead, decided to join the family run business in...

    • yesterday
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    Gurugram-based PropStory bridges communication gaps between realty buyers, sellers

    Bootstrapped PropStory provides information and reviews about properties; plans to be a credible online content platform connecting all stakeholders in the real estate industry. Startup: PropStory Founders: Ashish Mahajan and Bhagwandas Paliwal Year it was founded: July 2015 Where it is based: Gurugram Problem it solves: Digital marketing for real estate ...

    • yesterday

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