• STARTUPS
    Smart ways to reform the startup ecosystem

    Union Budget 2019-20 had some bright spots. The enduring issue of angel tax for startups has been resolved to a large extent, perhaps completely. There are encouraging plans to get India skilled in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). And the critical gap in research to achieve the well-intentioned goals in the […]

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    Sajan Pillai to set up US $75 million VC fund for startups

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sajan Pillai, former CEO of Kerala-based IT major UST Global, has announced plans to set up a $75 million venture capital fund to help startups. Pillai, who retired from the company early this year, said he will utilise his time now to help startups, with special focus on Kerala. “Startups here are faced with issues of […]

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    Investors make a beeline for B2B fintech startups

    Bengaluru: Financial technology startupscatering to the requirements of enterprises are increasingly grabbing investor attention. Multiple companies have managed to snap large-sized investments in the business-to-business financial services space over the last two years and few are looking to raise fresh rounds in the current financial year. While lending to the MSME sector had gained traction with […]

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    IIT Madras Incubation Cell organises startup job utsav

    Over 40 technology start-ups from the IITM Incubation Cell and the IITM Centres of Excellence participated in the event held at the IIT Madras Research Park Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Incubation Cell along with IITM Research Park and TiE-Chennai on Saturday organised the first edition of ‘startup job utsav,’ in collaboration with Titan […]

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    Here’s how these startups are making sense of air quality using sensors

    In cities, millions breathe in contaminated air containing particles many times higher than the prescribed safe limit. Finding innovative ways to monitor and predict air pollution, although not difficult, is proving to be expensive. Entrepreneurs at tiny startups and researchers at premier institutions are, however, taking up the challenge. The bottleneck is primarily due to a lack […]