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    “It’s a sweatshop”: The ugly truth behind working at an Indian startup

    Cersei Lannister. That’s what her team calls the 33-year-old co-founder of a Bengaluru-based startup behind her back. The Game of Thrones reference—Lannister is a cutthroat empress in the series—came about last year after she sacked a newly-hired marketing head on the spot following a difference of opinion during a meeting. The manager had joined the five-year-old startup […]

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    Centre announces lab-to-market opportunity for Indian energy sector start-ups

    Invest India, the national investment promotion and facilitation agency set by the Central government has joined hands with energy sector companies to offer lab-to-market opportunity for Indian start-ups through a three month ‘Integrate to Innovate’ Programme. Start-up firms focusing on the energy sector will undergo this corporate acceleration programme by running pilot projects along with […]

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    Indian startups make a beeline for funding at RISE

    Organisers say there is a 40% increase in number of participants this year and more than 500 investors are attending From tattooing to dress rentals to security solutions, there is an astounding variety of Indian startup dreams searching for funding at ‘RISE 2018’, Asia’s largest tech event currently on in this bustling Asian business capital. […]

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    SEBI mulls ‘Snapchat model’ to facilitate listing of Indian startups

    Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is mulling over implementing a ‘Snapchat model’ for facilitating listing of Indian startups, Business Standard reported. During its initial public offering (IPO) last year, the multimedia messaging app offered shares without any voting rights. The move caught the market’s attention as it allowed founders to tap the market without giving […]

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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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    What’s In Manchester For The Indian Startups?

    Currently, home to over “2,000 foreign companies” and over “10K startups” from across the world, Manchester that has witnessed the glory of industrial revolution during the 16th and 17th centuries, is still one of the key-enablers of digital ecosystem in the world. Historian and Author Peter Hall in his book, The First Industrial City: Manchester 1760–1830 had stated, “Manchester was without […]

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    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 […]

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    Lenovo Tops Indian Tablet Market With 94 Percent Growth: CMR

    While the Indian tablet PC market recorded a 4 percent decline (Year-on-Year) in the third quarter this year, Lenovo captured 20.3 percent share to lead the segment, witnessing 94 percent growth over the previous quarter, market research firm CMR said on Monday. Acer grabbed the second spot with 16 percent market share in terms of unit shipments. “Over […]

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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 […]