Author Archives: Loknath Das

[Jobs Roundup] Enter the VC industry with these investment analyst job openings

The Venture Capital industry in India is on the surge, now more than ever, thanks to Indian startups finding their niche and subsequently their corresponding addressable markets. While VC firms might fall under the radar of the so-called FOMO (fear of missing out), heavy dependence falls upon the investment analysts or associates who carry out the due-diligence, sourcing of deals, ... Read More »

Job scare continues to haunt urban Indians; people still optimistic about India’s progress

Other than unemployment, Indians are worried about financial and political corruption, crime and violence, poverty and social inequality and climate change. While job concern is the top pain point for urban Indians, the people still remain hopeful about the country’s progression and are the most optimistic of the global lot. “At least 46% of urban Indians polled are most worried ... Read More »

Oyo plans job cuts amid worries over aggressive expansion plan

In the past month, homegrown hotel startup Oyo has replaced the chief executive officer of its new real estate business, received a host of complaints from hotel partners and witnessed the exit of a joint venture partner in the home market of its largest investor, SoftBank. Now, Oyo plans to cut jobs in India to reduce costs ahead of an expected slowdown ... Read More »

The Show That Never Ends

BREAKING BAD: As we mourned Walter White and Breaking Bad, we welcomed Frank Underwood in House of Cards. Entertainment required outings once. You’d have to drive to the theatre or concert hall. Today, however, the films you want to watch or the music you want to listen to are all available on the phone you hold. As a result, there ... Read More »

Where The Jobs Will Be In 2020

Resolved to land a new job in the new year? Although the U.S. economy is 110 consecutive months into its record-breaking stretch of job gains and the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, hiring among employers in some areas is projected to soften. But that’s no reason to become one of the 80% of Americans who let their New Year’s resolutions ... Read More »

How To Get A Great New Job In 2020

Let’s dispense all formalities. You want a new job because the one you currently have is going nowhere fast and doesn’t pay nearly what you’re worth. Your boss is an overbearing micromanager, senior management is clueless, job cuts are looming and you are sick and tired of your backstabbing co-workers. Consider today as the beginning of your new year and ... Read More »

10 Tips for Adjusting to Changes in the Small Business Landscape

Over time, the tools, strategies, and processes that businesses use are likely to change. The end of the year is a perfect time for entrepreneurs to evaluate their current processes and make adjustments where necessary. If you’re working on changing things up for your business in 2020, these tips from members of the online small business community may help. Study ... Read More »

Facebook’s plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

Facebook’s effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn’t have a specific answer as to when the transparency move might be ready. A spokesperson would only say that Facebook will “begin [labelling] soon,” and that there would be a gradual ... Read More »

Share market update: Media shares decline; Dish TV plunges 18%

NEW DELHI: Media shares were trading in the negative zone in Friday’s afternoon session. Shares of Dish TV India (down 18.31 per cent) , Zee Media Corporation Ltd (down 4.76 per cent) , Hathway Cable & Datacom (down 4.44 per cent) , Zee Entertainment (down 4.3 per cent) and Network 18 Fincap (down 3.82 per cent) were trading with losses. TV18 Broadcast (down 2.2 ... Read More »

Late-stage Indian startups bulk up its boards with independent hands

New Delhi | Bengaluru: Late-stage tech companies in India are increasingly inducting prominent independent directors, as they look to strengthen their boards to address compliance and governance issues, as well as align the interests of multiple investors before going public. Oyo, Ola, Freshworks, Flipkart and Paytm are among leading home-grown technology ventures that have brought in known industry veterans over the course ... Read More »