Startups

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 »

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 »

25 Diverse Startup Incubators

The world of technology offers a lot of new opportunities for innovation and ideas. For entrepreneurs looking to make their mark in the tech business world, finding the necessary funding and assistance on your own can be tricky. However, there are options, such as the many startup incubators aimed at helping these startups succeed. This features a list of 25 ... 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 »

Paypal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel bets big on Bitcoins

Bitcoin has gained global fame in the past year, but it’s been popular at Peter Thiel’s venture firm since at least 2012. Founders Fund, Thiel’s San Francisco-based firm known for early bets on SpaceX and Airbnb, has been purchasing small amounts of bitcoin in recent years, totaling no more than $20 million, to establish a “toehold” in the space, according to a person with ... 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 »

Ola acquires Foodpanda to enter food delivery business in India; to invest another $200 million

Ola’s rivalry with Uber has just entered a whole new dimension. Seven months after Uber launched its on-demand food delivery app UberEATs in India, Ola on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Foodpanda’s India business. In the bargain, the food delivery business in the country is likely to get a big boost, much to the delight of couch potato foodies. ... Read More »

Nextiva CEO Introduces NextOS, Offers Tips for Better Customer Experience

Tech tools can help you create great customer experiences. And a new platform from Nextiva, NextOS, aims to help businesses do just that. NextOS is an all encompassing operating system for businesses. It includes a CRM system, chat function, survey platform, improved analytics and more. And it’s all accessible from one central dashboard, so businesses can make sure that all ... Read More »

Despite slowdown, fewer start-ups are shutting down. Here’s why

Stayzilla, Taskbob, RoomsTonite, Eatonomist are the prominent start-ups that shutdown in 2017. Graphic: Mint Bengaluru: While the number of start-up launches has declined sharply in the first nine months of the year, the severe slowdown in entrepreneurial activity has resulted in another phenomenon that highlights the risk-averse sentiment that is sweeping through India’s internet and technology start-up ecosystem: fewer start-ups are ... Read More »