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Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Is The Richest Entrepreneur Under 40 in India

The startup ecosystem in India is flourishing like never before, and startup founders are witnessing unprecedented growth in their net worth closing the gap with some of the richest business personalities of India. As per Hurun’s India Rich List 2016,...

Axis Bank to Disrupt the FinTech Startup Ecosystem With ‘Thought Factory’

In the first half of 2016, between January and June, overall $7.4 billion was invested in Fintech companies worldwide through 416 deals. According to KPMG, the leading consulting firm, VC-backed companies attracted $2.5 billion as an investment in Q2 2016...
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Why Should SMBs Engage Funding Partners Who Will Help Them Grow !

In some ways, these are the best of times for small businesses. The economy in the most of the developed countries, i.e., U.S and China, as well as developing countries, likes of India, has proved to be resilient in...
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Startups May Rain Leaders of the Future

A drought does not surface overnight; amidst this sizzling heat, even the leadership pipelines have gone dry. Reminds us also of a drought in leadership indeed. India has been the world’s back office for over two decades now. This...
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OYO Rooms Hits Back On Being Called A Ponzi Startup, The Founder Feels Insulted...

OYO Rooms, Ponzi Scheme and Startup, the debate is far from over. In a response to the controversial statistical analysis that has gone viral on the internet since Friday, claiming OYO Rooms is nothing but a Ponzi startup, Ritesh Agarwal,...
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Is Oyo Rooms the Startup Nothing But A Ponzi Scheme? A Statistical Analysis [UPDATED]

Update 1: Ritesh Agarwal, Founder - OYO Rooms, has challenged the article in a recent email clarifying the company's position. You can read his response along with few interesting questions that remain unanswered here. Last week, SoftBank released its quarterly...

Apple Invests $1 Bln In Didi Chuxing To Safeguard Its Own Existence

Expansion of businesses is the order of the day; the technology honchos are looking for newer avenues other than their own traditional business. The new entrant in the league is Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL). Citing its loss in fiscal Q2...
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How IIT And IIM Graduates Are Ruining it For All of Us In The...

It was a Sunday morning, and I was skimming through InShorts, a content discovery app, to get a quick overview of what is happening elsewhere. Amongst the 60 odd unread stories, I was not surprised to read of two...

Team Indus Prepares To Sweep $30 Million in Google Lunar XPRIZE Competition

Prior to 1959, no one, ever, must have imagined that any man made object could land on the moon. However, in 1959, the first man-made object to land on the lunar surface was Soviet Union's Luna 2,  and then...

The Global Crowdfunding Industry Raised $34.4 Billion In 2015, And Could Surpass VC In...

There is a new ‘buzz’ going around in the investment game—crowdfunding investment. Though crowdfunding is a relatively new investment practice, existing businesses, individual, and startups are increasingly looking to raise funds through this method. Let’s examine some facts and...
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5 Global Work Ethics Every Founder Must Bring to His Startup

A lot of people think that if a company is successful, it has to do mainly with good leadership skills of the top management. While that may be true in some cases, what most tend to neglect is that...
FDI in India

RBI Effectively Lifts All FDI Restrictions, Including Etail & Retail

It came as a surprise to me too - I was sitting with a lawyer friend yesterday and he told me "You guys must be relieved." I wasn't sure what he meant - and he referred to the new RBI...
EMPLOYEES HAPPY AT WORKPLACE

In Spite of Higher Pay Only 19% IT Employees Remain Happy [Report]

Being a part of head over heel technical world a lot of innovations and new products bombard the market round the year, it is imperative to thank those amazing engineering minds for their creations. Technology and innovation dwells in...

Online Education Startup Simplilearn Acquires US Based MarketMotive

Sometimes, even being the 11th fastest growing startup in India or training over 400,000 professionals across 150+ countries, led by 2,000+ qualified trainers, falls short of set expectations. And that’s when it’s time for entry into new markets and...
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Housing .com CEO Rahul Yadav Resigns? No, Got Fired: Epic Saga Ends [UPDATED]

Update: In the latest twist, Housing.com board has fired Rahul Yadav, putting an end to the love-hate relationship. The board of the company cited his 'behaviour towards investors, partners and media' as the reason for his ouster. Not sure,...
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Coworking Spaces In India Are Thriving Like Startup Garages In the US

A lot happens over a cup of coffee. From a date to wooing angels and VC to invest into start up ideas happen just over a couple of coffee meets, thanks to the mushrooming coffee shops. But there comes...

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