Tag Archives: Startups

Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, you ... Read More »

Is It Any Surprise Who Is Buying All the AI Tech Startups?

There is a heated debate taking place as to how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the workforce. While these two sides battle it out, some of the giants in tech as well as other industries are gobbling up AI startups at a record pace. A new infographic by UK RS looks at which companies are making the largest investment in AI startups. ... Read More »

Here are the Indian startups that may join the unicorn club in 2018

The multi-billion-dollar funding rounds in Flipkart, Paytm and Ola in 2017 camouflaged not just the fact that overall venture capital funding for Indian startups drastically declined but also that not a single company joined the list of unicorns–a startup valued over $1 billion. It was in August 2016 that a company had last entered the country’s small club of unicorns. ... Read More »

Startup Watchlist: 11 Indian IoT Startups To Watch Out For In 2018

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here. Once used as a tool for an application, Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the widest ecosystems today. Currently at the centre stage ... Read More »

Google Announces 4 New Indian Startups for Fresh ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ Batch

Google on Friday announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class. The shortlisted startups – BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops – will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers’ Launchpad Space in San Francisco in ... Read More »

Startups among finalists for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

The annual awards are now in their third year, and attracted over 300 submissions from 31 countries. Kenyan emergency response startup Flare and Nigerian fintech startup Kudi are nominees for the Best Social and Messaging Award, alongside US solution Juntos, South Africa’s 1Fetch and Nigeria’s Wetin Dey. Nigerian e-health startup Medsaf is nominated for the Disruptive Innovation Award. alongside the likes of South Africa’s What3Words and Tanzania’s Trend Solar, while Ghana’s Asoriba earns a nomination for ... Read More »

Nigeria’s TBCA is connecting startups with Big Four consultants

Consultants from the “Big Four” consultancy firms very rarely stoop to assisting startups, given the lack of budget of smaller companies. That being the case, Nigerian startup TBCA.ng is looking to bridge the gap, connecting on-demand independent consultants with clients that need projects completed. All its independent consultants have experience at Big Four firms as well as the likes of Accenture and ... Read More »

Income Tax Scare For Startups For Issuing Preference Shares At A Premium Over Fair Market Value; Tax Experts Also Under Scanner For Valuation Of Startups

In a tax scare for startups, the Income Tax department has sent notices to startups and unlisted subsidiaries of some major Indian companies and multinationals for raising funds through preference shares in excess of what it considers the fair market value. The department has sent notices to about 200 entities under Section 56(2)(vii)(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in ... Read More »

PayPal shortlists 5 fin-tech startups for India Incubator

Global digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc. has shortlisted five fin-tech startups for the fifth edition of its India Incubator Challenge, it said in a media statement. PayPal will be picking up an undisclosed amount of stake in each of the selected startups this year. Launched in 2013 in partnership with The Indus Entrepreneurs, the PayPal Incubator focuses on startups ... Read More »

1,700 Startups Will Compete For A Seat In Karnataka Govt. ELEVATE 100 Programme

Karnataka Government has received 1,700 applications for its ELEVATE 100 initiative. Of these, the top 100 startups will be shortlisted to participate in the programme. ELEVATE 100 aims at elevating fledgling startups to the level of commercial success. The programme currently focusses on a number of diverse sectors, including IT, electronic system design manufacturing, animation visual gaming & comics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, ... Read More »