• STARTUPS
    Startups are learning to monetise early, charging for pilot projects

    As funding slows, early-stage startups are focussing on being lean and monetising their businesses quickly. Some are doing paid pilot projects – in cash flush times, they would have done such projects for free – while others are creating services businesses that can bring in money immediately to pay for their primary ventures, which they […]

  • STARTUPS
    Uber starts charging additional commission from some drivers

    Uber’s latest experiment is a practice that the company follows globally before introducing a blanket hike. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has started experimenting with the commissions it earns from some drivers, deducting 30% from the ride fare, up from the 25%, two people aware of the development said. The move […]