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  • The Indian market is ripe for SPACs Mar 18, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    The Indian market is ripe for SPACs

    GIFT City’s regulator IFSCA is considering the listing of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) on the exchange

  • Ending the tyranny of online packaging Nov 09, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Ending the tyranny of online packaging

    One of the major complaints customers have against online retailers is the kind of packaging they use.

  • Edtech startups may be booming, but education in India isn’t Oct 08, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    Edtech startups may be booming, but education in India isn’t

    The boom in Edtech startups gives an impression that education is getting the priority it deserves, but the ground reality tells a different story

  • COVID-19: Insights from the Berlin startup ecosystem Jun 10, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    COVID-19: Insights from the Berlin startup ecosystem

    The exchange of information and best practices, as well as the provision of liquidity are the most crucial elements of startup support during this time

  • Jio Platforms will supercharge India’s startup ecosystem Jun 08, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Jio Platforms will supercharge India’s startup ecosystem

    Jio Platforms is a tale of the triumph of chutzpah. When the rest of the world has been cowering, frantic about survival, Jio has put together one of the largest technology funding deals in history

  • Startup Corner | Oyo needs to find a path to profitability -- the sooner, the better Feb 19, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Startup Corner | Oyo needs to find a path to profitability -- the sooner, the better

    Mounting losses, fast-paced expansion in almost everything, retrenchments, governance issues and inflated valuation metrics may emerge as speed breakers for Oyo

  • Startups | Budget 2020 came half way, more to cover Feb 05, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Startups | Budget 2020 came half way, more to cover

    New initiatives will go a long way in making the new-age Indian startup entrepreneur a lot more confident.

  • Budget 2020 | What the government can do for startups Jan 29, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Budget 2020 | What the government can do for startups

    As of 2019, India has more than 20,000 startups, about 9,000 of which are in the technology and Internet space.

  • Startup Corner | India’s online grocery may be a low-hanging fruit for Uber’s Cornershop. If it can burn cash Oct 16, 2019 01:47 PM IST

    Startup Corner | India’s online grocery may be a low-hanging fruit for Uber’s Cornershop. If it can burn cash

    From cab aggregation to food delivery, Uber has always seen fast growth in India. Online grocery may be no different if it manages to find the right operating model.

  • Startup corner | Oyo new Softbank darling after WeWork setback. Should it be cautious? Sep 26, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Startup corner | Oyo new Softbank darling after WeWork setback. Should it be cautious?

    Softbank-invested WeWork’s IPO hit a bump due to valuations that seemed too high. A share buy-back by founder helped Oyo’s valuation jump three-fold within a year.

  • Startups | Differential voting rights could light a funding spark for successful tech entrepreneurs Aug 19, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    Startups | Differential voting rights could light a funding spark for successful tech entrepreneurs

    The ability to issue differential voting rights shares gives startup founders more room for raising funds without losing control.

  • Startup troubles | End of the road for angel tax? Aug 14, 2019 09:47 AM IST

    Startup troubles | End of the road for angel tax?

    Will relaxing angel tax rules encourage domestic capital inflows into startups? May not happen immediately but one more option is now on the table.

  • Startup Corner | ShopClues' woes point to a bigger malaise unfolding in venture world Jul 23, 2019 09:47 AM IST

    Startup Corner | ShopClues' woes point to a bigger malaise unfolding in venture world

    The famed startup story is showing cracks. Once a leader in unbranded products, ShopClues is an example of how lack of foresight and complacency can affect a business

  • Startups | At $5.5 bn valuation, Byju’s is making investors sit up and take note Jul 17, 2019 12:39 PM IST

    Startups | At $5.5 bn valuation, Byju’s is making investors sit up and take note

    Byju’s valuation is making news. The sheer size of India’s education market and growth prospects could be the key factor at play

  • Startup Corner | Will Startup India get a fresh lease of life under Modi 2.0? May 30, 2019 01:20 PM IST

    Startup Corner | Will Startup India get a fresh lease of life under Modi 2.0?

    The signature scheme is plagued by many bottlenecks. The government in its new avatar must summon courage to tackle the trouble spots

  • Global beat | The Chinese dragon may be swallowing India’s new economy — slowly May 01, 2019 12:40 PM IST

    Global beat | The Chinese dragon may be swallowing India’s new economy — slowly

    Ctrip buying into MakeMyTrip is the latest among Chinese firms nibbling at India’s new-age firms. This could set the alarm bells ringing elsewhere

  • Comment | Startups want to go public, but privately Mar 01, 2019 05:05 PM IST

    Comment | Startups want to go public, but privately

    Confidential IPO filings work, like it has in the US. But, the regulator must maintain confidentiality at its end as well.

  • Comment | India's draft e-commerce policy: Build a wall, they will still come Feb 26, 2019 10:04 AM IST

    Comment | India's draft e-commerce policy: Build a wall, they will still come

    The policy talks less about online commerce, more about data protection; declares data its ‘national asset’

  • Comment | Why is Uber selling its recent success Uber Eats to Swiggy? Feb 25, 2019 12:12 PM IST

    Comment | Why is Uber selling its recent success Uber Eats to Swiggy?

    Uber’s sole aim is to make its IPO successful and that is linked to how well it manages to sell the India growth story to the Street. A growing ride hailing business without the distractions of a food delivery business will allow it to do just that.

  • Comment | FreshMenu is a good fit for Oyo but execution needs to be flawless Feb 22, 2019 06:08 PM IST

    Comment | FreshMenu is a good fit for Oyo but execution needs to be flawless

    FreshMenu fits into Oyo’s core business, adding revenues and improving profitability.  But the challenge is to reboot FreshMenu’s operations so that Oyo’s customers see value in its offering

  • Opinion | Relief from angel tax will boost startup ecosystem Feb 22, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    Opinion | Relief from angel tax will boost startup ecosystem

    The government has tried to address most of the concerns of the startup community.

  • Comment | New angel tax norms are in the right direction Feb 20, 2019 03:25 PM IST

    Comment | New angel tax norms are in the right direction

    The latest notification has kept most of the startups out of the angel tax net, but there are riders that could hurt the ecosystem.

  • Comment | Grocery delivery may be a natural extension for Swiggy, but it won’t be easy Feb 13, 2019 04:15 PM IST

    Comment | Grocery delivery may be a natural extension for Swiggy, but it won’t be easy

    In grocery delivery, Swiggy will have to fight it out with likes of Amazon, and Walmart backed Flipkart.

  • Comment | Angel tax: Before defining startups, define ‘fair market value’ Feb 06, 2019 02:50 PM IST

    Comment | Angel tax: Before defining startups, define ‘fair market value’

    Angel tax is on the difference of fair market value and face value, but methods of determining fair market value is flawed.

  • Quick Take | A DIPP notification on angel tax stops short of solving the problem Jan 18, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Quick Take | A DIPP notification on angel tax stops short of solving the problem

    The notification excludes startups who already received assessment notices and only people with certain financial stature can be investors and it is taking the form of an investment tax.

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