Author - Shyamal Dave

Shyamal Dave
A wanderer in the startup space, Shyamal is currently managing a management degree at MICA. In the recent past he extended his interested in social media to game marketing. Talk with him about writing, art, social media, design, startups @duckingfesigner





  • Startup DSYN builds products at the convergence of design and technology

    “Good design is about solving problems for your users,” said Jim Nieters, a Silicon Valley UX expert. In addition to the barrage of UI-UX knowledge that the attendees at the recently concluded workshop received from Jim’s end, one particular point stood out from the rest: “The designer and the front end coders should work very closely. Not only does this improve the speed of development, you ensure that the design has been replicated pixel for pixel in code.”

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  • Finance veterans start up Intelivisto – A learning management system for online finance courses

    Only 5% of the Indians aged 19-24 formally learn the trade. Financial management is the second fastest growing market segment with 30% of the CAGR. The need for higher skill level is driven by employers’ expectations of the workers’ productivity. There is a need of around 500 million skilled workers across all sectors in India by 2022. 12.8 million youth enter the job market every year, and they need to polish their skills to be market ready.

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  • Kolkata based digital marketing startup 7Boats executes 250+ projects in a year

    A look at the current “digital marketing” or “online marketing” market will reveal that it has experienced a parasitic growth, one that relies on other industries to flourish. Which such firm would have seen the daylight had the ecommerce or online tech firms not out grown a boom? Today, apart from the mammoths of this field a lot of startups have come up as well. These fledglings come with great promises to enable brands to make a mark on the online world.

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  • Hop your way through the boring syllabus with startup Nayi Disha Studios’s games!

    Children love to hop, skip and jump through their day. Being physically active is essential for their growth and development. There are PE (Physical Activity) classes but they are just for filling up the syllabus. Our traditional educational system curtails this natural need and enforces passive participation on them – the teacher speaks and the students listen to him/her sitting at one place throughout the day. This goes against their natural need for physical activity and makes learning at school boring.

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  • An eCommerce story with a big heart: Startup MATOS

    As Indians, we’ve always had a deep sense of gratitude ingrained in us. We usually give something back to our benefactor, or to someone needful. And, though earlier this was just a belief that I had, recently it was reaffirmed. And this sense of kindness is an integral part of the business model upon which startup MATOS has been built.

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  • Freebies for consumers, intelligent data for FMCG giants- Startup GoTry

    If you visit the GIP mall at Noida, the MGF metropolitan mall at Gurgaon, the Oberoi mall in Goregaon, or the Inorbit mall in Vashi, and are offered some freebies, don’t be surprised. Yes, sachets of products from companies and brands like Pond’s, HUL, Dabur, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Veet, L’Oreal etc., are offered for free at these locations via kiosks set up by startup GoTry.

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  • Startup Woofilicious will pamper your pets with international brands

    eCommerce entrepreneurs have realized that niche is the way to go and we’ve seen a host of companies coming up trying to target a specific market. The online “pet lifestyle” stores are not alien to this trend. We have seen Dogspot, Urban Brat, Heads Up for Tails, AskforPets, Tupples, and now we have Woofilicious, that caters to the pet products industry.

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  • Startup ITXchg aims to address the IT needs of the SMB market

    The SMB market represents more than 50% of total IT spends worldwide ($3.7 trillion) and is growing at a CAGR of 7-8%. The SMB enterprises in the US and Europe markets have revenues between $25 million and $250 million, and are currently dependent on value added resellers and managed service providers for their services. They have various reasons to outsource — cost saving, lack of skilled resources and lack of experts are some of the reasons. And, this is the market that startup ITXchg wishes to serve.

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