Startups

Is the Startup Mentality Just for Startups?

Silicon Valley, America’s hotbed of technology and entrepreneurship, is widely regarded as the birthplace of the startup culture that has permeated across geographies and built some of the world’s most successful companies. The culture of innovation and ingenuity continues to thrive worldwide as a rising number of startup founders are busy chasing the next big idea and building their dream ... Read More »

Startups, ecommerce companies flood campuses with offers

NEW DELHI: Job offers are pouring in at the nation’s top business schools from ecommerce companies and startups, which are on the lookout for managerial talent with a technical background to drive the next phase of growth. Indian Institutes of Managements in Bengaluru, Kolkata and Kozhikode, and the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) in Delhi said they have seen steep increase in offers ... Read More »

55% of Remote Workers Now Telecommute Full Time, Survey Says

Digital technology has upended the way we work and where we can work. And a new survey from AND CO and Remote Year has some insightful data regarding the state of remote workers in 2018. According to the survey, 55% of the respondents said they worked remotely 100% of the time. There was another 28% who said they worked remotely and on-site, and another 15% ... Read More »

30 Years Ago, Women Entrepreneurs Couldn’t Do This One Simple Thing

The other day, I read an article that blew me away. Writing in Forbes, entrepreneur Deborah Sweeney reminds us that until 1988, women entrepreneurs could not get business loans without a male relative as a cosigner. It didn’t matter if the male relative was even involved in the business, or if he was under 18; he was essential to experienced businesswomen getting the ... Read More »

Axis Bluechip Fund bests rivals by staying clear of momentum stocks, mid-caps

Axis Asset Management Co manages around $12 billion in assets. Photo: Bloomberg Sticking with financial stocks and not chasing returns has helped Axis Asset Management Co. to ride the wave of volatility in Indian markets that has hammered many of its competitors. The Axis Bluechip Fund is up 25% over the past year, beating nine index funds and 35 other ... Read More »

Most startups to find going tough after EU data norms

GDPR intends to give citizens of the EU greater control over their personal information. BENGALURU: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to be rolled out on Friday has serious business implications for many Indian companies dealing with clients in the European Union (EU). But the readiness for compliance of the European data law amongst startups has been a mixed bag. The law intends to ... Read More »

Tech startups can play a critical role in retail and CPG industry

We are in the middle of an unprecedented disruption where technology and digital transformation are completely revolutionising the industries. While automation is changing the way businesses operate, business growth is being impacted by digitisation. The hype cycles for emerging technologies is shortening. As a result, new technologies are now making large-scale market impact very quickly and moving to maturity within ... Read More »

Digital lending startups enter classrooms to grow business

While it might push up interest rates, in many cases institutes are open to bearing the interest rates, since quick financing options give them more applicants. BENGALURU: Digital lending startups have started giving out loans for education and professional courses, expanding from focusing mostly on the personal loans and consumer lending space. Bengaluru-based Zest Money is betting big on lending for professional education purposes ... Read More »

Erez Israeli to join Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories as COO

Dr. Reddy’s office in Hyderabad. Erez Israeli will join Dr. Reddy’s on 2 April as COO and global head of generics & PSAI, based out of Hyderabad. Photo: Kumar/Mint Hyderabad:Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd on Thursday announced the appointment of Erez Israeli, former president and CEO of Enzymotec, as the chief operating officer (COO), succeeding Abhijit Mukherjee, who will retire on ... Read More »

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 »