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    Why Bad Things Happen to Clean-Energy Startups

    The startup, which sold big batteries for renewable projects and power grids, was founded by Jay Whitacre, a materials science professor at Carnegie Mellon who previously developed batteries for Mars rovers at NASA. It raised nearly $200 million from prominent investors, including Bill Gates, and venture capitalists at Kleiner Perkins and Shell. Perhaps most important […]

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    Startups See Service Outages Amid Ethereum Blockchain Backlog

    The ethereum blockchain is beginning to show signs it’s being impacted by a new influx of users. Amid a surge in mainstream media interest, not to mention projects raising funds via initial coin offerings (ICOs), transaction backlogs were visible on the network. Data from ethereum information provider Etherscan shows that more than 300,000 transactions were broadcast on […]

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    Startups get fund-raise, compliance norm relief

    Mumbai/Chennai: In its bid to boost the ecosystem for startups, the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has notified a slew of operational and compliance relaxations. Key among them is the ability to raise deposits from members, with exemption from procedural compliance for an extended period of five years. “In June 2015, the MCA had enabled […]

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    Government plans idea exchanges, SAARC Summit for startups

    Union Minister of State (MoS) for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman Image: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters Almost a year and a half since Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Startup India initiative in January last year; his government has now started the Startup India Hub aimed at an empowering the startup space in the country. Union […]

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    Ensuring foreign-born founders can grow their startups in the U.S.

    Most venture capitalists can recount examples of immigrant entrepreneurs who have built great companies that delivered jobs and outstanding products and services to the American public. Those same VCs can also recount examples of immigrant entrepreneurs who have been distracted, frustrated, and burdened by our antiquated immigration system that prevents foreign-born entrepreneurs from staying in […]

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    Faster insolvency process in place for startups, small cos

    Insolvency process for startups and small companies can now be completed within a maximum of 135 days, with the IBBI notifying new norms in this regard. The norms for fast-tracking the process have been notified under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Apart from startups and small companies, an unlisted firm with total assets worth up […]

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    Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups

    rench president Emmanuel Macron spent a good chunk of his afternoon at the ginormous Viva Technology conference in Paris (or “VivaTech” for short). It wasn’t just a quick visit, Macron wanted to send a message to the startup community — he still cares about technology very much, thank you for asking. There’s a weird annual tradition […]

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    The hottest tech startups of 2017 rocked London at The Europas Awards

    This week The Europas Startup Conference and Awards once again pulled together the best startups in Europe for a day of conversation, networking and partying. The conference day is rounded out by the evening awards where the hottest startups in Europe are honoured, based on the merged votes of 10,000 people in the industry and […]