• ENTREPRENEURS
    Narendra Modi to meet 200 start-up entrepreneurs today

    Narendra Modi’s meeting with start-up entrepreneurs is aimed at forging a partnership between the government and them from across key sectors. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: More than 200 start-up entrepreneurs and chief executives who have set up successful businesses from scratch will interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday on a range of issues […]

  • STARTUPS
    Start-up can forecast GDP by using satellite images of night lights

    Japan’s government releases GDP statistics about six weeks after the end of each quarter, and revises the figures a month later. Nowcast’s system will give its subscribers access to regularly updated forecasts even before the quarter has ended. Photo: Bloomberg Tokyo: Nowcast Inc., a Japanese financial research and technology start-up, has developed a product that […]

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    Infosys invests in drone start-up ideaForge

    ideaForge drones have been widely deployed by the Indian Armed Forces for surveillance, crowd monitoring and rescue operations. New Delhi: Country’s second largest software services firm Infosys on Wednesday said it has invested in ideaForge, an Indian start-up focused on unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV solutions (drones). Infosys, which has been aggressively investing in start-ups […]

  • STARTUPS
    Start-up funding declines, but no let up in deals

    Many of the start-up stars of 2015—Flipkart, Snapdeal, Ola, Grofers, Oyo and Zomato—went into cost-cutting mode in 2016. Bengaluru: India’s start-up ecosystem may have seen a fall in funding this year, but there’s been almost no let-up in the number of deals, highlighting that investor appetite is still strong. Start-ups have attracted roughly $4 billion […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Start-up Failure Rates Vary — Choosing the Right Industry Matters

    May 28, 2008 by Scott Shane In Startup 41 3 Shares 2 6 1 Email this ArticlePrint This Article I’m following up my posting of a few weeks ago on new business failure rateswhere I said that there are considerable differences across industry sectors in business failure rates. Below is Figure 7.1 (p.113) from my […]

  • STARTUPS
    Unicorns lose attraction for tech talent as start-up bubble fades

    Some unicorns, such as Uber, Airbnb Inc. and Snap Inc., are still thriving. But there are questions about how much further their valuations can increase. Photo: Bloomberg San Francisco: When he started thinking about leaving Apple Inc. this year, Darren Haas briefly contemplated Uber Technologies Inc., where many friends worked. Instead, the cloud-computing engineer pursued […]

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    Baidu to seek up to $500 million for delivery start-up

    Baidu’s takeout delivery business became a separate entity at the end of 2015 and a funding round earlier this year valued the business at $2.5 billion. Photo: Bloomberg New York/Hong Kong: Baidu Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $500 million for its Waimai food delivery unit amid a costly battle with other Chinese […]

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    Juno, a ride-hailing start-up, wants to kill Uber with kindness

    Currently operating only in New York, the average Juno driver takes about one-third the number of rides as an average Uber driver. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Sixteen years before Talmon Marco set out to destroy what Uber Technologies Inc. chief executive officer Travis Kalanick created, the two men briefly considered teaming up to face a […]