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US demands social media details, email addresses for 5 yrs from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic ... Read More »

[Weekly funding roundup] Investments in startups down 76pc this week as India prepared for election results

Startup funding activity saw a significant slowdown in the fourth week of May ahead of the announcement of results for the Lok Sabha polls. Votes were counted on Thursday, and the incumbent Bhartiya Janata Party-led government returned to power with a strong majority. The week to Friday saw only $45.6 million raised across nine deals, down 76 percent from the previous week, when ... Read More »

Nabard floats Rs 700 Cr venture capital fund for agri, rural startups

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. Nabard has been contributing to other funds till now, and this is the first time that the rural development bank has launched a fund of its own. The fund has been launched by Nabventures, a ... Read More »

A guide to venture capital financing for startups

Venture capital funding has become very popular with startups these days. The number of investors has grown, and they have become bolder, seeking high-risk/high-return opportunities in small to medium enterprises with amazing growth potential. However, entrepreneurs need to have a strong blueprint ready as venture capitalists are being inundated with investment opportunities today. Here are a few simple things prospective venture capital financing seekers should ... Read More »

Once You’ve Exhausted Your Job Search, It’s Time For The Scorched-Earth Strategy

If you have been out of work for a long period of time or just can’t seem to catch a break, I’d like to offer a scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners strategy to get a job. With all of the headlines boasting about full employment, we’re led to believe that everything is fantastic in the job market. Lately, I’ve been speaking to a ... Read More »

SBA and SCORE Plan 2 Day Virtual Conference for National Small Business Week

Can’t make it to one of the live events happening as part of the National Small Business Week May 5 through May 11?  Then attend a 2-Day Virtual Conference hosted by the Small Business Administration and SCORE instead. Because business owners and entrepreneurs can attend webinars. And they get business advice, access free resources, and network in chat rooms too. ... Read More »

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 »

Simpler GST turns out to be bad business for India’s tax consultants

MUMBAI: For a newly minted partner in one of the Big Four professional services firms, becoming a stay-at-home dad had never crossed his mind. That, until last month. He had joined the company as a partner in 2016, with a 30% pay hike, from a rival firm. With an eight-figure salary, a chauffeur-driven, high-end German car and a penthouse in ... Read More »

No headwinds for marketing to women

Shelley Lazarus, when she became chief executive of Ogilvy in 1997, said during an interview to The New York Times, “I don’t underestimate the fact that it made me very visible, that I added value (in the client meetings) because I had the right hormones going through my blood as the people we were selling to. I could say, ‘As ... Read More »

Pipped to the post for CBI top job, Rina Mitra becomes West Bengal’s security advisor

Rina Mitra could have become the first female CBI chief but failed to make the cut due to a day’s delay in the selection process. Recently retired, Mitra was a 1983 batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, before she was appointed as the state’s principal internal security advisor by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The former IPS ... Read More »