• STARTUPS
    Don’t Take These 6 Shortcuts with Your Startup Business

    Plunging right in and recruiting a top-notch executive for your startup who has tons of experience working in large companies might seem like a good idea. However, in reality, recruiting candidates without any startup experience can do your business more damage than good. Taking shortcuts might seem like a good idea to save you time, money and […]

  • NEWS
    Indian billionaires weigh desi startup fund to take on foreign investors

    A handful of Indian billionaires who actively invest in early-stage ventures are exploring the possibility of floating a multi-billion-dollar domestic fund in the wake of a rush of foreign money flowing into local startups. The plan comes after Japanese, Chinese and American investors, such as SoftBank Group Corp and Tencent Holdings, poured billions of dollars […]

  • Women-led startup turns domestic abuse survivors into entrepreneurs

    Amonth ago Christine and her children were living in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Now she lives in her own apartment and runs a business selling aromatherapy products on the side while working as an admin assistant. She credits that transition to a not-for-profit called FreeFrom, which helps women who have left abusive partners launch […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    5 Small Business Financing Options for Startup Entrepreneurs

    Credit Cards According to a 2012 National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) study [click the image above for the full infographic], 79% of small business owners used credit cards to start or grow their business. That says a lot about the significance of using credit cards to capitalize a small business. According to another study (PDF) conducted […]

  • NEWS
    Online Grocery Startup Bigbasket Raises $5 Mn From Helion Ventures; Grofers Fills Its Bucket With $14.7 Mn

    Bengaluru-based online grocery startup Bigbasket has raised $5 Mn (INR 32.65 Cr) from Helion Ventures Partners. This comes at a time when rival Grofers India has pumped in $14.7 Mn (INR 96 Cr) from its Singapore-based parent company Grofers International. As per the RoC filings by Supermarket Grocery and Supplies, which runs Bigbasket, the investment took place on […]

  • STARTUPS
    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 […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Entrepreneurship Is Hard: What Socially Conscious Founders Must Do To Meet Startup Challenges

    This past spring, progressive venture fund, New Media Ventures, hired a behavioral design consultant to interview early-stage founders about their experiences growing socially conscious companies. The primary finding? Despite what the rose gold-hued feeds of #girlboss Instagrammers would have us believe, getting a socially conscious company from idea to scale is a largely unglamorous undertaking, […]

  • STARTUPS
    Three startup myths busted

    At the TiE Bangalore meetup, where several common learnings were shared, many beliefs of startup founders turned out to be either untrue or exaggerated. A dozen shortlisted startups participated in the ‘The First 6 Months’ meetup organised by TiE Bangalore for early insights from an audience of seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals. You can find details […]