Startups

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 »

Indian startups emulate global ideas. That’s killing 90% of them: IBM study

Over 90 percent of Indian startups fail within the first five years. No surprise there as that is the global average as well. The surprise lies in the most common reason for failure of startups in India: lack of innovation, according to an IBM (NYSE: IBM) study.   “Many Indian startups lack pioneering innovation based on new technologies or unique ... 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 »

GMIC 2017: How Chinese Startups Are Going Global

Last week in Beijing, the eighth edition of GMIC, China’s largest tech conference took place. Among its speakers, I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel discussion on cross-border investment including including Midas List investors Hans Tung (GGV Capital) and Dave McClure (500 Startups) as well as high-profile firms such as Qiming Ventures and Vertex (the venture arm of Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek). ... Read More »

Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland

Facebook has issued a statement after a video showing a fatal shooting was uploaded onto the social media network by the alleged murderer. Cleveland Police say that Steve Stephens broadcast the killing of an unidentified elderly man on Facebook on Sunday evening and is the target of a manhunt as of this writing. [Update: The victim has been identified as ... Read More »

Pay Hikes in 2016 to be Slightly Lower at 10.3%: Study

New Delhi: Employees in India can expect an average pay increase of 10.3 per cent across various job roles in 2016 with chemicals and high technology industries likely to lead the market in terms of salary hikes. According to a research by Hay Group division of Korn Ferry, the 10.3 per cent pay rise across sectors represents a slight dip ... Read More »