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 […]

    How These 5 Traits Set Women Up For Entrepreneurial Success

    BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 08: Spanx founder Sara Blakely speaks onstage during the Massachusetts Conference for Women at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on December 8, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women) Women entrepreneurs are disrupting industries everywhere, from fashion to technology to finance. No matter what […]

    How to Set eCommerce Prices

    It’s a question every business owner has to ask himself at some point: what price do I sell my product at? Truth be told, pricing is tricky even for the most seasoned entrepreneurs. Price your product low and you might receive a lot of sales but less profit. Price too high and you will end […]

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    Aristotle Consultancy set up a perfect smokescreen for Rocket Internet

    Deepak Dhamija, partner at Aristotle Consultancy. New Delhi: Rocket Internet was (and remains) Aristotle Consultancy Pvt. Ltd’s claim to fame. Founded in March 2010, by Deepak Dhamija, Aniket Kumar and Sanjeev Lamba, the company had done similar work before, structuring complex deals for India Hospitality Corp., a hospitality and leisure company. By 2011, Aristotle had […]

    Alibaba cloud arm set for centre stage as e-commerce plateaus

    Shares of Alibaba have surged 24% this year compared with a rise of just 2.7% for the NYSE Composite Index. Photo: Reuters Hong Kong: It’s not the e-commerce business that’ll command the most attention when Alibaba Group Holding Ltd posts earnings Wednesday. It’s the nascent cloud computing division that investors will scrutinize instead. China’s largest […]

    Amazon set to bring Launchpad to India

    As part of the Launchpad programme, Amazon globally showcases consumer products from start-ups to customers through its online marketplace. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Bengaluru: Amazon’s India business, which is aggressively expanding its fashion and consumer products categories, plans to unveil its global programme for start-ups called Launchpad in India within the next two months, three people […]

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    Flipkart may set up offline stores

    Flipkart is seeking to double its current user base at a time when the broader Indian e-commerce market faces stagnation. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: E-commerce marketplace Flipkart, which touched the 100-million registered user mark last month, is considering options including opening brick-and-mortar stores in small cities as part of a so-called online-to-offline (o2o) strategy to […]

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    85 Percent of Small Businesses Set to Invest More in SaaS (Infographic)

    Just a couple of years ago, businesses looked at Software as a Service (SaaS) with some apprehension primarily because of security risks. A lot has changed since then. Today more than 85 percent of small business executives are willing to invest more in SaaS solutions over the next five years, according to research by Intuit. […]