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  • Opinion | Modi govt's new e-commerce norms will boost Indian entrepreneurship, create jobs Dec 31, 2018 12:33 PM IST

    Opinion | Modi govt's new e-commerce norms will boost Indian entrepreneurship, create jobs

    The new e-commerce norms could be just the boost that the Startup India mission needs.

  • Quick Take | Swiggy's $1billion funding does not mean it can win the food delivery sweepstakes Dec 21, 2018 06:20 PM IST

    Quick Take | Swiggy's $1billion funding does not mean it can win the food delivery sweepstakes

    Swiggy has competition from other food delivery companies and even ride-hailing companies Uber and Ola have entered the market.

  • Quick Take | 5 reasons why India Post's e-commerce foray is a bad idea Dec 18, 2018 03:43 PM IST

    Quick Take | 5 reasons why India Post's e-commerce foray is a bad idea

    Reason no 1: India Post is late to the party.

  • Quick take | How important is India for Uber's IPO to be successful? Dec 12, 2018 07:14 PM IST

    Quick take | How important is India for Uber's IPO to be successful?

    While Uber’s valuation is primarily linked to how well it sold its vision and growth prospects to its investors so far, its gross billing which comes from the total number of rides it completes also matters.

  • Quick Take | Why Tiger Global's return to India is good news for startups Dec 07, 2018 02:16 PM IST

    Quick Take | Why Tiger Global's return to India is good news for startups

    Tiger had stopped investing in India after it picked a series of duds but it has been the earliest big backer of India’s Internet story.

  • Opinion | Organised retail can become the new sunrise sector, but retailers need to adapt to hybrid model Nov 27, 2018 02:33 PM IST

    Opinion | Organised retail can become the new sunrise sector, but retailers need to adapt to hybrid model

    The share of organised retailing, or modern format retailing, which consists of hyper markets, super markets and small organised outlets, is only around 10 percent in India

  • Opinion | Amazon’s bet on local language content is a hunt for fresh e-commerce customers Nov 15, 2018 12:16 PM IST

    Opinion | Amazon’s bet on local language content is a hunt for fresh e-commerce customers

    With local language content, Amazon seems to be targeting the bottom of the pyramid population hoping to convert them into consumers of its core e-commerce business over a period

  • Opinion | Why Amazon wants a slice of Future Retail Nov 09, 2018 01:01 PM IST

    Opinion | Why Amazon wants a slice of Future Retail

    With a stake in Future Retail, Amazon will have the advantage of being well-spread across India which Walmart does not have right now

  • Opinion | Ola, Uber drivers’ strike exposes the legal gaps in the aggregator business model Nov 02, 2018 08:00 AM IST

    Opinion | Ola, Uber drivers’ strike exposes the legal gaps in the aggregator business model

    Considering the frequency of strikes, the legal ramification may only be to appreciate the legitimacy of drivers’ struggles and giving them their due recognition as a 'worker' under the law

  • Opinion | Why the draft e-commerce policy is unlikely to change the marketplace Aug 02, 2018 02:23 PM IST

    Opinion | Why the draft e-commerce policy is unlikely to change the marketplace

    As long as price is paramount in a market like India, the measures announced by the government in the draft policy are unlikely to work

  • COMMENT - Why e-commerce discounts sound like capex to I-T sleuths Jan 23, 2018 03:34 PM IST

    COMMENT - Why e-commerce discounts sound like capex to I-T sleuths

    Reclassification of marketing expenditure and discounts as capital expenditure will be a body blow for e-commerce companies

  • ‘Dreamers’ took a big risk by registering with the govt. Now, it may lead to their deportation Oct 09, 2017 07:23 PM IST

    ‘Dreamers’ took a big risk by registering with the govt. Now, it may lead to their deportation

    So DACA allowed them to come out of those shadows by giving them a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit if they passed a rigorous background check

  • Here's why smart Investors in India should opt for P2P lending Sep 05, 2017 06:49 PM IST

    Here's why smart Investors in India should opt for P2P lending

    To enhance their income portfolio, smart investors must consider entering the realm of P2P lending, seek relevant information and build diversified portfolios accordingly. The basic idea is to have a clever risk-to-reward strategy while starting small but thinking big...

  • How a social, chat-bot driven e-commerce will impact our lives Sep 04, 2017 05:21 PM IST

    How a social, chat-bot driven e-commerce will impact our lives

    The marriage of chatbots with e-commerce, IT hardware and social messaging will change our online lives forever. The next wave of unicorns in e-commerce would be social aggregation of aggregators

  • Seven tips to invest in startups as a VC fund manager Sep 04, 2017 05:09 PM IST

    Seven tips to invest in startups as a VC fund manager

    A VC has to first think of multi-fold returns rather than the safety of capital, unlike a PE fund manager. Here are a few tips to invest in early stage ventures safely…

  • Did Uber make a judgement error by appointing Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO, instead of its COO? Sep 02, 2017 07:48 PM IST

    Did Uber make a judgement error by appointing Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO, instead of its COO?

    Uber is at a stage where it can either become a purely utilitarian profit making local transportation company or re-imagine point-to-point mobility and deliver on moon shots such as driver-less cars

  • Learnings for startup entrepreneurs from India's Black Cat Commandos Sep 01, 2017 07:02 PM IST

    Learnings for startup entrepreneurs from India's Black Cat Commandos

    Team building is a long drawn process that begins at the time of recruitment. Leaders have to innovate ways to build a motivated and cohesive team

  • 10 key lessons for startup entrepreneurs from the Infosys saga Aug 18, 2017 05:48 PM IST

    10 key lessons for startup entrepreneurs from the Infosys saga

    The embattlement at Infosys offers valuable lessons to entrepreneurs who are planning to devise a succession plan or appointing a new manager in charge of the business.

  • Why AI & VR can change the global financial services industry Aug 01, 2017 07:03 PM IST

    Why AI & VR can change the global financial services industry

    The benefits of AI and VR are seemingly endless: faster actions/decision making, lowered costs, improved outcomes, product and service innovation…the list goes on

  • Is Artificial Intelligence the end of jobs or a new beginning? Jun 01, 2017 02:02 PM IST

    Is Artificial Intelligence the end of jobs or a new beginning?

    A valid concern is that dependence on AI may cause us to forfeit human creativity

  • Death of an anonymous Twitter handle - Till unmasking do us apart May 25, 2017 01:30 PM IST

    Death of an anonymous Twitter handle - Till unmasking do us apart

    Anonymity gives these trolls - freedom to report fearlessly about misdeeds in an organisation. At the same time, it imparts them a demi-God status exerting power over lesser mortals, who often become their victims

  • 1001 Startup Ideas- Crowdsourcing Real Estate Market Intelligence May 23, 2017 11:51 AM IST

    1001 Startup Ideas- Crowdsourcing Real Estate Market Intelligence

    The 1001 startup idea this week is to establish a platform which will crowdsource commercial and residential real estate lease and sale information.

  • Paytm deal puts Softbank's Son on course to become king of Indian e-commerce May 18, 2017 08:19 PM IST

    Paytm deal puts Softbank's Son on course to become king of Indian e-commerce

    Softbank's USD 1.4 billion investment for a 20% stake in Paytm could open a plethora of opportunities for the Noida-headquartered mobile payments and commerce company.  

  • How online revolution is disrupting hotel industry in India's remotest parts May 16, 2017 08:04 PM IST

    How online revolution is disrupting hotel industry in India's remotest parts

    The telecom revolution coupled with the emergence of the hotel aggregation startups has changed the Indian travel industry

  • 1001 Startup Ideas - Marketplace Management Tool May 15, 2017 12:21 PM IST

    1001 Startup Ideas - Marketplace Management Tool

    The sellers who sell products on e-commerce platforms can use this tool to manage all the orders, shipments and inventory through the tool.

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