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The last three years have seen a sea change in retailing, with the advent of e-commerce and mobile shopping. A large percentage of categories like electronics, low-priced apparel and books have moved to Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon India. These new-age organisations have raked in more than a a billion dollars each in sales, by managing […]
28 Apr 2016
Two years ago when Naganand Doraswamy sold his startup Span Infotech to Evry, a Norwegian company, he was with flush with funds from the exit. Two things sprung to mind at the time; one was to go ahead and start another company or become an advisor to startups. But a chance meeting with T V […]
26 Apr 2016
Cloudnine, a maternity hospital chain with 12 centres wants to make a dent in the universe by investing in clinical and business innovation with technology. The hospital chain has raised $102.2 million in three rounds, since 2012, from Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. Co-founder and Managing Director Rohit M A is now laying out a […]
25 Apr 2016
Silicon Valley, which returns for a third season on April 24, is a satire about the building of a tech company in the startup capital of the world. It has all the elements you expect to see in such a show: socially awkward software engineers, scheming billionaires, lofty promises of changing the world and tussles […]
21 Apr 2016
Innovation at Zoho Corp is growing at an electrifying speed, as the organisation gets closer to $500 million in revenues, with over one lakh paying businesses and 18 million individual users. It has plans to sign up one million (ten lakh) enterprises in three years, a target that came about purely because of the tenacity […]
21 Apr 2016
Qualcomm® announced the 10 companies shortlisted in the first edition of the Qualcomm® Design in India Challenge at a high-profile event on April 12.
15 Apr 2016
When asked about the importance of legal work, most corporate professionals in India respond with a chuckle. This chuckle may also be accompanied by a shrug that communicates that they are utterly clueless but have resigned themselves to the long and time-consuming paperwork that law has come to be associated with. Image credit: Shutterstock In […]
12 Apr 2016
Imagine this for a moment: all that you see, hear, smell and taste are nothing more than electric impulses in your brain controlled by an enormous machine which needs to keep it engaged even as it powers itself from the bio-chemical energy of your body. These impulses keep you happy. It’s like you are in bliss forever. But, are you really happy?
30 Mar 2016
Ask any VC about the market potential for healthcare and you will almost always get an extremely optimistic response on the enormous scope for valuable businesses to be created in this space. There is no denying that the market for healthcare firms is indeed very large and evergreen as everyone wants to live long and […]
30 Mar 2016
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has unveiled the much-awaited Defence Procurement Procedure, saying it will ensure transparency and speed in acquisition process and boost the Make in India initiative to reduce dependence on imports (rpt) imports. The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) can push the agenda of Make in India and India’s target of achieving defence industry […]
29 Mar 2016
Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. Many things need attention, including developing a proof of concept, finding product/market fit, and hiring the first set of employees. With these many things to be handled, slips are bound to happen. One of the most common areas where most startups make a wrong […]
27 Mar 2016
While the details of the valuation of Infibeam are yet to be revealed, the company made it through its public offering. While the start was rocky, by close of the IPO subscription window the stock was oversubscribed 1.1 times. This was thanks to the retail and non-institutional investors who oversubscribed the stock 1.31 and 2.23 […]
25 Mar 2016
Enterprises are waking up to the security risks involved in connecting their IT-systems to the consumer world. They have reason to fear the new-age hacker because cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent and increasingly dangerous. These hackers are extremely well paid, by State and non-State agencies, to steal information, some of which is sensitive to national […]
25 Mar 2016
Learn the benefits of cashing in on the Cloud growth story and how you stand to benefit from the Microsoft Partner network.
24 Mar 2016
“And then Gandhi came. He was like a powerful current of fresh air that made us stretch ourselves and take deep breaths; like a beam of light that pierced the darkness and removed the scales from our eyes; like a whirlwind that upset many things, but most of all the working of people’s minds.
23 Mar 2016
The first ever move from an Indian e-commerce company to list on the stock exchange is in a “grave” position. Literally! High expectations are the mother of all disasters, which was why the “high-valuation” narrative was rejected by Indian retail investors. So, Infibeam Limited’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) turned in to a disappointment on the […]
21 Mar 2016
PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we feature the startups and creative works of art on display at Bangalore’s favourite flea market, Sunday Soul Sante! In the earlier 85 posts, we brought you a wide range of creative photographs from […]
19 Mar 2016
The bottom of the pyramid is a popular concept used by various institutions and bodies to classify the largest yet poorest strata of society. Globally, it comprises 4 billion people. Sadly, 60 per cent of this whopping number lives in India and China. With an income of less than Rs. 150 to Rs. 250 a […]
17 Mar 2016