Look before you leap – a good startup mantra

We met a startup company recently who wanted to sell their company having burnt their initial seed funding . They had been working on a great idea for the last 18 months, had got funding but  was now broke. Here is their sad story… X, a team of youngsters left their jobs to become entrepreneurs. Their idea was to create an exchange platform for sourcing professionals. The idea was to connect professionals with knowledge…Read more

Passing the balloon – the new age game

 Flipkart is valued at $ 10BN in 2014 :  2013 head line  “…Flipkart revenue growth 5X as loss doubles”. AirBnB valued 20 times sales at $13 BN; WhatsApp, not been able to charge a dime for its service valued at $19BN. Dropbox and Uber and many more visited by the same fairy. Footfalls, hits, sticky hits and traction . Words that would make Warren Buffet cringe. When Berkshire Hathaway invests in Coke, it…Read more

The funding waves in the start-up eco system

The first wave The funding community till recently was characterized by a limited number of publicly silent high profile VCs and angels. Nobody was able to recall a VC’s name till a year ago. This scenario has completely changed after the entry of some star founder-chairmen. Ratan Tata, Azim Premji, Narayana murthy, and also the next gen Bansals, Naveen Tiwaris, Kunal Bahls are making news every day for investing in start-ups. This wave…Read more

Startups are the place to be…..

With startups mushrooming than ever before, the opportunities for freshers and youngsters to start their careers are immense. But should you join one or not? Working in a startup gives immense opportunities to learn a lot of things. With minimal resources, you have a lot to innovate and do things smartly. You get opportunity to work closely with the founders and learn the ropes quickly. The working culture of most of the startups…Read more

Ecosystem for Startups is better than ever…

In the recent times, there has never been a day without news media talking about a new venture, big funding announcements, mind boggling valuations of budding companies. The ecosystem for startup companies in India is better than ever. With flourishing number of angel investors and venture capitalists, the funding scenario is more encouraging especially for tech startups. Online businesses and digital space are the hot topics of the day - with technologies like…Read more