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Amid coronavirus outbreak, VC firms tell startups to brace for uncertainty

Bengaluru: As Covid-19 continues to spread across the world and in India, creating curbs on travel and large business events, venture capital (VC) firms are advising startups and their portfolio companies to conserve cash and spend less, and brace for a possible uncertain fund-raising environment. “What we are witnessing is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime event, which will, almost certainly, deliver the global economy a ... Read More »

With a job fair for the LGBTQI community, corporate India takes a small step towards inclusivity

India Inc appears to have come out of the closet. On February 22, New Delhi hosted a job fair meant exclusively for members of the LGBTQI community. Called RISE, short for Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity, it was a day filled with panel discussions about diversity and inclusion, masterclasses, movie screenings, and jobs. Over 1,000 applicants attended the fair that ... Read More »

Meet the desi aunty playing match-maker for Indian startups

One of the channels Indian startups use to make a dent globally is a well-heeled and networked diaspora that can make connections in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. A number of alumni and industry groups have tried to give this a structure over the years. An early attempt was the M&A Connect programme started by iSPIRT (India Software Product Industry Roundtable) ... Read More »

Startups need to think of opting for IPO: Kris Gopalakrishnan

KOCHI: Infosys co-founder and Axilor Ventures Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan on Friday made a strong case for startups to think of Initial Public Offering (IPO) in order to tackle the fund crunch situation and provide longevity to their fledgling enterprises. “Startups are hesitant to do IPO, which is not difficult. My biggest issue with the startup ecosystem today is that they are not doing an IPO. Let ... Read More »

Are you looking for a job? Log in to these 4 HR tech platforms providing niche jobs in India

Are you looking for a job? Log in to these 4 HR tech platforms providing niche jobs in India With a number of career options/companies available, the job search is the most daunting task now a day. Looking for a job change is really challenging as it requires a lot of research & time investment. Thanks to the explosion in ... Read More »

Indian angels aim for sky in US startup ecosystem

NEW DELHI: A small but growing clutch of angel investors from India is picking bets in the lucrative startup market in the US lured by the promise of seeding high technology ventures that can offer disproportionate returns. Some of these investors — enthused by the big returns earned from pre-IPO secondary bids in big-name startups like Pinterest and Dropbox — are laying out fresh ... Read More »

This young ‘Roadies’ is creating equal job opportunities for India’s LGBTQ+ community

There are no official demographics for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population in India, but government data from 2012 suggests that around 2.5 million people in India are homosexual. These figures are only based on individuals who have spoken up about belonging to the community to the Ministry of Health. Ankita Mehra Despite the 2018 landmark judgement of the ... 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 »

Advertising for a job? Mention the CTC on offer

Despite human resource (HR) professionals mentioning that individuals shouldn’t ask for salary details during a job search, in reality, that is the first piece of information sought. So when a top recruiter asked candidates to focus on the ‘job-role’ rather than ‘cost-to-company’ (CTC), this opened a can of worms. When an organisation is in the lookout of good talent, it ... Read More »

Looking for a job? Know how companies check for lies in CV

NEW DELHI : Lying in your CV to get a dream job could be futile as Indian companies have one of the world’s most consistent background screening processes, according to a report. To make sure that the right candidate fills up the vacant position, companies not only check past work record from your previous employers but also conducts education verification and identity check. ... Read More »