• STARTUPS
    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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    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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    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. […]

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    10 Hot Startups You’ve Never Heard Of (But Can Model Your Biz On)

    While startups like Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, Snapchat, Uber and Dropbox get all the attention, there are thousands of other startups that deserve to be placed in the spotlight. Whether you’re a business owner or a consumer wanting to stay on top of the latest trends, here are 10 hot startups you may not have heard of but definitely […]

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    Why Art Business Incubators are Boosting Startups

    A new kind of retail incubator has emerged in recent years, providing support for arts-oriented start-ups. One example is the Cleveland Flea, which helps turn Northeast Ohio artists into retail entrepreneurs by offering support services, connections to suppliers, and market access. Some observers have argued that these incubators have led to a dramatic rise in the […]

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    DIPP to move cabinet note on guarantee fund for startups

    NEW DELHI: Keen to ease the flow of loans to startups, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will move a cabinet note on a credit guarantee fund for budding entrepreneurs. The government will use the fund to stand guarantee for loans given to startups. The fund was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of […]

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    FDI consolidated policy includes startups, allows 100% FVCI

    The government is focusing on startup companies to promote job creation and innovation.(AFP File Photo) The commerce ministry in its consolidated FDI policy document released today has for the first time included start-ups, which can raise up to 100% of funds from Foreign Venture Capital Investor (FVCI). Start-ups can issue equity or equity linked instruments […]