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    Podcasts : Sound byte of millennials

    The concept of listening to episodic series of digital audio has caught the attention of Gen-Y, who are always looking for engaging content. Listeners claim, they enjoy listening to podcasts on history, pop culture, fiction, finance, technology, etc while stuck in traffic, doing mundane tasks or exercising. BENGALURU:Radhika Dutt, a 25-year-old chartered accountant, travels between […]

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    These Indian Startups Are Making It Easier For Mothers To Return To Work After Maternity Leave

    In many early stage, work-intensive startups, women fear being sidelined after taking maternity breaks but the ecosystem is coming together to enable more female participation. (Image: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Despite being one of the hottest startup destinations in Asia, India throws up some skewed statistics when it comes to gender. Only 27% of the […]

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    Nine startups with promise

    Neha Motwani and Jayam Vora, founders, Fitternity Image: Aditi Tailang, Location courtesy: Reset Bandra west For nearly two decades, India has been at the forefront of a startup revolution. From Zomato and Flipkart to Ola, startups in Asia’s third-largest economy have been flush with funds and are busy building billion-dollar empires. As investors continue to […]

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    Fantasy Gaming Startup Dream11 Looks To Raise $100 Mn From Tencent

    Mumbai-based fantasy gaming startup Dream11 is looking to raise $100 Mn from Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent, following the latter’s interest in the Indian gaming industry. Tencent has offered a term sheet for a transaction that could potentially value Dream11 at a pre-money valuation of $400-$450 Mn, reports ET. Earlier, Inc42 had reported that with Alibaba-Paytm actively pursuing interests in gaming segment, Tencent is also […]

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    Startup failure: why do startups fail and how to avoid it

    Every year startups fail, even with VC backing and support. But with each of these failures, we learn something. Most important is to test your idea before you start up. Often aspiring entrepreneurs are so in love with their idea that they fail to look at it from a 360-degree perspective and skip the tough […]

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    6 NASSCOM incubated startups qualify for MassChallenge Israel 2018

    Premier trade body and chamber of commerce, NASSCOM announced that six of its incubated startups have been selected for the 2018 batch of Israel’s MassChallenge accelerator. Intello Labs Pvt. Ltd., Olivewear Pvt. Ltd., OCEO WATER, S&I Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Streamingo, and Ziroh Labs, will join a cohort of the world’s highest-impact, highest-potential early-stage startups in Jerusalem, this April. Engaged […]

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    Startup Stories: Where learning is fun

    Startups often confront problems unique to their ecosystem, only 5% of the firms that get established in the country survive due to many factors. There are mentors and portals that come to their guidance in the time of need, but the community lacks content that’s lighter and yet informative, something that’ll help solve problems in […]

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    Startups choose to ‘stay foolish’ today

    Ola said it was launching a hyperlocal news service, Ola News Network, so users could get news on “paneer ka price”. On Friday, cab aggregator Ola said it was launching a hyperlocal news service, Ola News Network, so users could get news on “paneer ka price” or the local weather. Calls to the company have yielded rather opaque responses […]

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    Returns on my investments

    Various asset classes give different returns, which is why a portfolio must have an ideal mix on investments. Here are returns across four assets types (returns in %). Click here for enlarge [“Source-livemint”]