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    Funding in Indian startups this week (18 Mar-23 Mar)

    This week 13 Indian startups received funding, of which 12 received a total sum of about $466 million. Among them, Ola raised the highest funding of about $300 million followed by PhonePe which raised about $107.6 million. Meanwhile, funding for 1 of the total funded startups remained undisclosed. Below is the summary of deals closed […]

    How startups are leveraging deep tech knowledge to power ahead

    Geeta Manjunath turned entrepreneur in the backdrop of a tragedy. In 2017, a cousin she was really close to succumbed to breast cancer at a relatively young age. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common worldwide. Gopinath, who has a PhD in computer science from the Indian […]

    HNIs may get to invest tax free in Startups

    Are you a high net worth individual looking to make new tax free investments? You may soon be able to do that by investing in start ups and pay no angel tax. This is what one wing of the Narendra Modi government is working towards, convinced this will help achieve goals under Startup India, Digital India, boost entrepreneurship and also make […]

    Startups facing angel tax notices may get relief this week

    MUMBAI: The startups that have already received angel tax notices, and were kept out of the recent relaxation in norms, are set to get some relief this week, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter. This will apply to situation in which valuations were challenged or the source of funding was questioned. The Central Board of Direct […]

    Startups welcome new Angel tax norms, but there are many other issues!

    At a time when the government has been trying to give an impetus to innovation and entrepreneurship through its initiatives such as Digital India, Make in India and a host of other drives, Tuesday’s announcement by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu gave a much needed breather to startups and new age businesses […]

    Generating major business leads for startups with scalable software solutions

    For startups selling to businesses, client referral, trade events, and corporate sponsorships have been the traditional methods of lead generation. These methods have been helping startups grow profitably for years now. However, if they are looking for exponential growth, they soon realize that these methods fall short. The simple reason is that they are not […]

    WhatsApp means serious business for startups

    BookMyShow, Goibibo and MakeMyTrip and Netflix have all taken to WhatsApp for business. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: Indian startups are increasingly using social messaging app WhatsApp to do business, riding on its huge user base. Fintech startup Wishfin, an online marketplace for consumer loans and other financial products, partnered with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to enable consumers to buy […]