Startups

Finally, startups get a healthy dose of ‘vitamins’ B and C in 2017

Overall venture capital and private equity funding nearly doubled to $7 billion in the first half of 2017 (H1 2017) over the comparable period last year. However, the number of deals fell from 536 to 387, resulting in a higher average deal size. The euphoria of 2015 is a distant memory, as is all the talk about winter coming (or ... Read More »

Start-ups in Karnataka to receive Rs400 crore boost

A file photo. The Karnataka government will hold open houses to identify startups in Mangaluru, Kalaburgi, Mysuru and Hubli, after they had pitched their ideas to Elevate Team, said state IT and BT Minister Priyank Kharge. Bengaluru: The Karnataka government will spend Rs400 crore to ‘elevate’ 100 startups by providing them funds and mentors to help them turn their ideas into ... Read More »

AgriTech In India: How Startups Are Changing The Face Of Indian Agriculture

India holds the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture thus creating a huge scope for agritech startups in the country. The central and state governments are proactively pursuing policies to improve farmers’ lives in India. In fact, PM Modi’s government has an aim to double the ... Read More »

How FinTech Startups Are Transforming The Way Banks Function In Indonesia

Fintech startups in Indonesia have initiated a revolution the way financial institutions including banks in the country work. The fintech landscape of Indonesia has more or less followed the trajectory of the revolution India witnessed last year. India, November 2016. PM Modi launched a demonetisation drive to eradicate black money, fostering a new wave of digitisation in India. Consequently, there ... Read More »

Agri-tech startups have a field day as farmers, investors sow seeds of growth

In Indian agriculture, the scope—and application—of technology has long been limited to genetically-modified crops, high-yield seeds and, of late, a handful of sophisticated tools like aerial images and GPS technology. Needless to say, a lot of challenges that farmers faced remained unresolved, partly because there were no problem-solvers around. But that’s fast changing. Leveraging rising mobile and internet penetration, an ... Read More »

Is it Better to Invest in Startups Early or Late?

In a recent blog post, venture capitalist Jason Lemkin made an interesting point about the valuation of seed stage companies. He said that the right valuation for a seed round is “one-third or less of what the next round investors will pay … If not, it’s a bad deal. It’s way too much risk versus the next round. Anyone logical would ... Read More »

Why Art Business Incubators are Boosting Startups

A new kind of retail incubator has emerged in recent years, providing support for arts-oriented start-ups. One example is the Cleveland Flea, which helps turn Northeast Ohio artists into retail entrepreneurs by offering support services, connections to suppliers, and market access. Some observers have argued that these incubators have led to a dramatic rise in the rate at which artists ... Read More »

STARTUP STATISTICS – The Numbers You Need to Know

We’ve collected these startup statistics for small businesses from a variety of sources. GENERAL STARTUP STATISTICS 51 percent of owners of small businesses are 50-88 years old, 33 percent are 35-49 and only 16 percent are 35 years old and under. 69 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. According to the National Association of Small Business’s 2015 ... Read More »

Google Announces 6 Indian Start-Ups For Launchpad Accelerator Programme

Global tech giant Google has announced the list of startups that will be joining the fourth edition of the Launchpad Accelerator Program, at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups has so far joined the Launchpad Accelerator program from India. The six Indian startups selected are EdGE Networks, Fastfilmz, Indialends, ... Read More »

Google selects six Indian startups for Accelerator Program

Search giant Google has shortlisted six Indian startups for its fourth class of Accelerator Program to be conducted at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco, said a press statement. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups have joined the accelerator programme so far, the statement added. The fourth batch, which begins July 17, will include a ... Read More »