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    Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

    There’s little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to speak, he’s able to get away with it, too. Last month, for example, Palihapitiya’s firm, Social Capital, took the unusual step of raising $600 million in an IPO […]

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    Banks back fintech start-ups, eye access to tech solutions in return

    Kotak Mahindra Bank’s chief digital officer Deepak Sharma says the bank has worked with 100 start-ups in the last 18 months. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Mumbai: Banks are fast emerging as accelerators for financial technology (fintech) start-ups, offering them opportunities to build proof of concept and scale in return for their products or technology solutions. Some lenders […]

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    Equanimity Investments Partners Up With Sanctum To Launch $15.4 Mn Fund For Early Stage Startups

    VC firm Equanimity Investments has teamed up with Sanctum Wealth Management to launch a $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr) debt venture capital fundtargeting early stage startups. As stated by Equanimity founder Rajesh Sehgal in an interaction with Inc42, the fund will come with a greenshoe option of an additional $15.4 Mn (INR 100 Cr). The partnership will allow Sanctum’s […]

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    Oracle bets on 15 Indian startups for its cloud accelerator programme

    Besides providing mentoring and advice, the programme elements include free credits on Oracle Cloud, access to Oracle’s technology, co-working spaces, and access to Oracle customers, partners and investors. Oracle India recently announced a new batch of startups under its Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. The third batch of cohort has five […]

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    What is the Optimal Startup Office Setup?

    Designing a work environment that will mobilize an organization towards success is one of the most important (and exciting) phases in a startup. While a simplistic startup office setup that focuses on the bare essentials can cut costs and promote employee focus, the increasing popularity of glitzy startup offices that offer a homier feel indicates […]

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    Calling start-ups to showcase cutting-edge solutions in IoT, AI, Blockchain, AR/VR

    With increasing globalization, evolving social fabric and increasing strain on environmental resources, innovation is an essential ingredient in the sustainable growth story of India. The startup and impact enterprise space in India is growing fast, with India ranking third in the number of startups only behind the US and Britain. Venture funds, incubators, accelerators, corporates […]

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    Collaborative Community Startups Club Launches Incubator For Early-Stage Startups

    Bengaluru-based Startups Club a platform to accelerate early-stage startups has launched an incubator called SC Incurator (“SCIN”). SCIN will incubate, invest and accelerate early-stage startups over a 12-month period. Earlier this week, Chinese accelerator and venture fund ZDream Ventures, known as Zhudao in China, also announced the launch ofincubator ZDream Labs in Gurugram. “India’s time is now. […]