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    Nysaa Retail has raised $6.5 M from Carpediem Capital

    It aims to utilise the capital to fund expansion and strengthen technology and capabilities. Delhi-based Nysaa Retail Pvt. Ltd., which operates a chain of value retail stores under the brand name "1-India Family Mart", has raised around $6.5 million from private equity (PE) fund Carpediem Capital. The company will utilise the capital to fund expansion and strengthen technology...

    • 40 min ago
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    25 motivational quotes from entrepreneurs that will inspire you to keep dreaming

    "Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up." Michael Caine/Alfred Pennyworth's quote from the 2005 movie Batman Begins is one of the most defining lines of the Dark Knight trilogy, as well as one of the finest motivational quotes ever spoken on-screen. In your moments of greatest despair, when all hope seems lost and you're...

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    Fintech accelerator ISME ACE announces new batch of startups it will fund and mentor

    ISME will back these ventures till their Series C stage at least. It plans to accelerate 100 fintech startups in three years. ISME Ace, India's largest fintech accelerator, has announced its first batch of startups in which it has invested $100,000 to $200,000 for a minority shareholding ranging between five percent and 12 percent. These six startups...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Home automation company founder reveals the 5 important lessons a bad year taught him

    Demonetisation and rollout of GST rollout may have had a negative impact on business, but they brought along important lessons in their wake. It is strange that 2017 was one of the worst years for many people around me. I can understand that it was bad for many businesses due to the impact of demonetisation and rollout of GST rollout. However, it was also bad...

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    The Shawl Project: TATA CLiQ curates 10 leading fashion designers reinterpreting the shawl

    The shawl is without a doubt one of the simplest yet chicest of accessories that is not just versatile, but also geography and gender agnostic. Scores of smart, elegant and stylish women (and men) have worn scarves with a certain aplomb. It's a special finishing touch across the globe, and makes an effortless and elegant fashion statement - whether...

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    Winning the crow's trust and breaking the barrier of a technology-spooked customer

    Many customers, like crows, are still afraid of new technologies and computer-based aids, such as shopping website, a driverless car, cloud storage, etc. What works to gain the trust of the crow might be applicable to the technology-spooked customer. During one my visits to my uncle's house, I saw a number of crows on an electric wire at 6:30 am. There must...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Meet Pooja Dhanda, the 24-yr-old Haryana wrestler who defeated the World Champion

    For 24-year old Pooja Dhanda, wrestling was not her first love. Pooja started her career as a judoka but joined wrestling in 2009, and since then, there has been no looking back for her. Recently, she defeated the reigning World and Olympic Champion Helen Maroulis in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), and she is now looking forward to more such victories in the...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Global app downloads surge to 175 B, India second largest market after China: App Annie

    India accounts for nearly 58 billion of the world's downloads with social media apps dominating; Paytm is the only homegrown app to feature in the top 10. India downloaded more apps than the US in 2017, a new report by app analytics provider App Annie has revealed. Riding on increased smartphone penetration and dirt-cheap 4G data access, India...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Your voice matters: Take the survey on tech trends for 2018 for a "Digital India."

    In 2016, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Machine Learning were considered premium technologies for the IT biggies. Come 2017, even young startups were mobilising these technologies to enhance their products or services. In 2016, fintech was considered an urban offering. In 2017, while fintech is still to take off in a big way in rural regions, they do...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    16 quotes that show branding done right can be the key to your success

    A quick search on Google for "branding advice" throws up hundreds of articles on the topic, with many of them sending across conflicting messages. In such a chaotic space, where can entrepreneurs turn to for useful advice? Why, the experience of others, of course! It is said that learning from the mistakes of others is the best practice, and many entrepreneurs and...

    • 22 hrs ago