EDITIONS
Resources

Why you must begin your startup job search by emailing your VC friend

Pratik Agarwal
posted on 27th July 2016
Add to
Shares
184
Comments
Share This
Add to
Shares
184
Comments
Share

Your VC friends know their portfolio better than your research

You'll be surprised how often people get this very wrong.

I've had lots of folks reach out to me, saying, “Dude! I didn't realise your portfolio Startup C already raised '$

apos; million! I love their idea but I took another job because I thought they were still at seed stage!” Well...most funding rounds aren't announced for a few months and some even up to a year!

Image : Shutterstock
Image : Shutterstock

Or, how about this one, “Hey! Your portfolio Startup C has such a sleek website; can you introduce me?” Well...sure it has a polished product but don't you want to know whether it has product-market fit? Or if it's in real trouble?

So here are the reasons you must speak to your VC friends before when you want to send out your resume to startups.

They probably know other VCs' portfolio better than you'd think 

You might wonder, “But my VC friend wouldn't know much about other VCs' portfolio right? Even if they did, wouldn't they be biased?” Wrong! For all you know, your VC friend might be considering your startup of interest for a future round and think highly of it. Moreover, it's possible they tried to get into that deal but missed out.

Even if your VC friend is sceptical, at least their concerns will give you something to think about.

They know of secret opportunities 

As I mentioned earlier in the post, most top-tier VCs often don't announce deals for a long time. Say, there are five top-tier VCs and each has three unannounced deals. Imagine how many hot secret opportunities you are missing out on.

And that's not all. Even if the investment is public news, what if one of the top portfolio startups is recruiting for a leadership role in a new secret business unit? Would you want to miss out on that?

Note: Don't expect your VC friends to tell you confidential stuff, but just remember they're actively looking for solid talent for secret opportunities as well.

They can pump your search with steroids 

I've first-hand experience in the stressful job of breaking into top startups several times. It's painful to email your LinkedIn connections only to get this reply, “Dude, I only met this founder once, don't know them enough to drop an intro...”

Good news is that you might be just one send-email-to-my-VC-friend click away from warm introductions to top startup founders.

Moreover, your VC friends can help you evaluate between multiple offers. It's their full-time job to evaluate startups, so just give them some credit.

“But I don't have any VC friends!” 

Don't be shy to email any top-tier VCs, if you don't know any personally. They're always looking for excellent talent for their portfolio startups. If anything, you're helping them do their job!

Just do them a favor and send them a blurb about roles that interest you, and include a copy of your resume/your LinkedIn URL.

And if you're one of those cool kids who has already used this hack to land your startup job, please leave your story in the comments below to inspire the masses.

All the best!

(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory.)

Report an issue
Add to
Shares
184
Comments
Share This
Add to
Shares
184
Comments
Share
Authors

Related Tags

million! I love their idea but I took another job because I thought they were still at seed stage!” Well...most funding rounds aren't announced for a few months and some even up to a year!\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_183886\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"size-full wp-image-183886\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2016/04/yourstory-venture-capital.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"Image : Shutterstock\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Image : Shutterstock\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>Or, how about this one, “Hey! Your portfolio Startup C has such a sleek website; can you introduce me?” Well...sure it has a polished product but don't you want to know whether it has product-market fit? Or if it's in \u003cem>real\u003c/em> trouble?\u003c/p>\u003cp>So here are the reasons you must speak to your VC friends before when you want to send out your resume to startups.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ch2>\u003cstrong>They probably know other VCs' portfolio better than you'd think \u003c/strong>\u003c/h2>\u003c/p>\u003cp>You might wonder, “But my VC friend wouldn't know much about other VCs' portfolio right? Even if they did, wouldn't they be biased?” Wrong! For all you know, your VC friend might be considering your startup of interest for a future round and think highly of it. Moreover, it's possible they tried to get into that deal but missed out.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Even if your VC friend is sceptical, at least their concerns will give you something to think about.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ch2>\u003cstrong>They know of secret opportunities \u003c/strong>\u003c/h2>\u003c/p>\u003cp>As I mentioned earlier in the post, most top-tier VCs often don't announce deals for a long time. Say, there are five top-tier VCs and each has three unannounced deals. Imagine how many hot secret opportunities you are missing out on.\u003c/p>\u003cp>And that's not all. Even if the investment is public news, what if one of the top portfolio startups is recruiting for a leadership role in a new secret business unit? Would you want to miss out on that?\u003c/p>\u003cp>Note: Don't expect your VC friends to tell you confidential stuff, but just remember they're actively looking for solid talent for secret opportunities as well.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ch2>\u003cstrong>They can pump your search with steroids \u003c/strong>\u003c/h2>\u003c/p>\u003cp>I've first-hand experience in the stressful job of breaking into top startups several times. It's painful to email your LinkedIn connections only to get this reply, “Dude, I only met this founder once, don't know them enough to drop an intro...”\u003c/p>\u003cp>Good news is that you might be just one send-email-to-my-VC-friend click away from warm introductions to top startup founders.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Moreover, your VC friends can help you evaluate between multiple offers. It's their full-time job to evaluate startups, so just give them some credit.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ch2>\u003cstrong>“But I don't have any VC friends!” \u003c/strong>\u003c/h2>\u003c/p>\u003cp>Don't be shy to email any top-tier VCs, if you don't know any personally. They're always looking for excellent talent for their portfolio startups. If anything, you're helping them do their job!\u003c/p>\u003cp>Just do them a favor and send them a blurb about roles that interest you, and include a copy of your resume/your LinkedIn URL.\u003c/p>\u003cp>And if you're one of those cool kids who has already used this hack to land your startup job, please leave your story in the comments below to inspire the masses.\u003c/p>\u003cp>All the best!\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cem>(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory.)\u003c/em>\u003c/p>","layout":"DEFAULT","metadata":{"generic":{"title":"Why you must begin your startup job search by emailing your VC friend","excerpt":"YOUR VC FRIENDS KNOW THEIR PORTFOLIO BETTER THAN YOUR RESEARCH\nYou'll be surprised how often people get this very wrong. I've had lots of folks reach out to me, saying, “Dude! I didn't realise your po...","media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2016/04/yourstory-venture-capital.jpg","keywords":"Investment, Networking, VC, Startup, Social Media, Private equity, "},"facebook":{"title":"Why you must begin your startup job search by emailing your VC friend","excerpt":"YOUR VC FRIENDS KNOW THEIR PORTFOLIO BETTER THAN YOUR RESEARCH\nYou'll be surprised how often people get this very wrong. I've had lots of folks reach out to me, saying, “Dude! I didn't realise your po...","media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2016/04/yourstory-venture-capital.jpg"},"twitter":{"title":"Why you must begin your startup job search by emailing your VC friend","excerpt":"YOUR VC FRIENDS KNOW THEIR PORTFOLIO BETTER THAN YOUR RESEARCH\nYou'll be surprised how often people get this very wrong. I've had lots of folks reach out to me, saying, “Dude! I didn't realise your po...","media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2016/04/yourstory-venture-capital.jpg"},"plainText":"YOUR VC FRIENDS KNOW THEIR PORTFOLIO BETTER THAN YOUR RESEARCH\nYou'll be surprised how often people get this very wrong. I've had lots of folks reach out to me, saying, “Dude! I didn't realise your portfolio Startup C already raised '$ million! I love their idea but I took another job because I thought they were still at seed stage!” Well...most funding rounds aren't announced for a few months and some even up to a year! Or, how about this one, “Hey! Your portfolio Startup C has such a sleek website; can you introduce me?” Well...sure it has a polished product but don't you want to know whether it has product-market fit? Or if it's in real trouble? So here are the reasons you must speak to your VC friends before when you want to send out your resume to startups.THEY PROBABLY KNOW OTHER VCS' PORTFOLIO BETTER THAN YOU'D THINK\nYou might wonder, “But my VC friend wouldn't know much about other VCs' portfolio right? Even if they did, wouldn't they be biased?” Wrong! For all you know, your VC friend might be considering your startup of interest for a future round and think highly of it. Moreover, it's possible they tried to get into that deal but missed out. Even if your VC friend is sceptical, at least their concerns will give you something to think about.THEY KNOW OF SECRET OPPORTUNITIES\nAs I mentioned earlier in the post, most top-tier VCs often don't announce deals for a long time. Say, there are five top-tier VCs and each has three unannounced deals. Imagine how many hot secret opportunities you are missing out on. And that's not all. Even if the investment is public news, what if one of the top portfolio startups is recruiting for a leadership role in a new secret business unit? Would you want to miss out on that? Note: Don't expect your VC friends to tell you confidential stuff, but just remember they're actively looking for solid talent for secret opportunities as well.THEY CAN PUMP YOUR SEARCH WITH STEROIDS\nI've first-hand experience in the stressful job of breaking into top startups several times. It's painful to email your LinkedIn connections only to get this reply, “Dude, I only met this founder once, don't know them enough to drop an intro...” Good news is that you might be just one send-email-to-my-VC-friend click away from warm introductions to top startup founders. Moreover, your VC friends can help you evaluate between multiple offers. It's their full-time job to evaluate startups, so just give them some credit.“BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY VC FRIENDS!”\nDon't be shy to email any top-tier VCs, if you don't know any personally. They're always looking for excellent talent for their portfolio startups. If anything, you're helping them do their job! Just do them a favor and send them a blurb about roles that interest you, and include a copy of your resume/your LinkedIn URL. And if you're one of those cool kids who has already used this hack to land your startup job, please leave your story in the comments below to inspire the masses. All the best!(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory.)","hasTwitterEmbeds":false,"hasSoundCloudEmbeds":false,"hasInstagramEmbeds":false,"timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":34788,"username":"pratik-agarwal","name":"Pratik Agarwal","bio":"Pratik is part of the SaaS investing team at SAIF Partners. In his previous roles, he has worked as Product Manager for Remind and Airbnb. He is a kaizen enthusiast and is currently working on his writing abilities","imageUrl":"https://images.yourstory.com/userphoto/34788.jpg","path":"/author/pratik-agarwal/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"investment","name":"Investment","path":"/tag/investment"},{"slug":"networking","name":"Networking","path":"/tag/networking"},{"slug":"vc","name":"VC","path":"/tag/vc"},{"slug":"startup-2","name":"Startup","path":"/tag/startup-2"},{"slug":"social-media","name":"Social Media","path":"/tag/social-media"},{"slug":"private-equity","name":"Private equity","path":"/tag/private-equity"}],"category":{"slug":"resources","name":"Resources","path":"/category/resources"},"canonicalUrl":"https://yourstory.com/2016/07/begin-your-startup-job-search-by-emailing-your-vc-friend/","locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 27th July 2016","path":"/2016/07/begin-your-startup-job-search-by-emailing-your-vc-friend/","reactions":{"shareCount":184},"mounted":false,"brandPublisher":null},"status":"LOADED","featuredVideos":[]},"articleLatest":{"isLoading":false,"error":null,"stories":[{"id":385700,"title":"How a government entity is turning cooking oil into millions of gallons of clean fuel","slug":"coking-oil-clean-fuel-fssai","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T08:40:19.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T08:40:19.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/11/Bio-fuels.jpg","excerpt":"A new FSSAI initiative will not only help reduce the country’s oil import bill, but also prevent toxic cooking oil from being consumed.","timeToRead":7,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":38508,"username":"rashi-varshney","name":"Rashi Varshney","path":"/author/rashi-varshney/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"india","name":"india","path":"/tag/india"},{"slug":"environment","name":"Environment","path":"/tag/environment"},{"slug":"food-chain","name":"food chain","path":"/tag/food-chain"},{"slug":"food-safety-and-standards-authority-of-india","name":"Food Safety and Standards Authority of India","path":"/tag/food-safety-and-standards-authority-of-india"},{"slug":"transportation-fuel","name":"transportation fuel","path":"/tag/transportation-fuel"},{"slug":"biodiesel-association-of-india","name":"Biodiesel Association of India","path":"/tag/biodiesel-association-of-india"},{"slug":"vegetable-oil","name":"vegetable oil","path":"/tag/vegetable-oil"}],"category":{"slug":"ys-stories","name":"Stories","path":"/category/ys-stories"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted Just Now","path":"/2019/01/coking-oil-clean-fuel-fssai/"},{"id":385570,"title":"New-age mattresses from Wink & Nod make sure millennials don’t lose sleep over their slumber deficit","slug":"mattress-wink-nod-sleep","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T08:20:04.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T08:20:04.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/IMG_9616-1-1.jpeg","excerpt":"Millennials have a sleep problem. A good, rejuvenating mattress can solve it. Or so believes Wink & Nod, an 18-month-old 'sleep' startup from Pune.","timeToRead":6,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":37898,"username":"sohini","name":"Sohini Mitter","path":"/author/sohini/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"ecommerce","name":"ecommerce","path":"/tag/ecommerce"},{"slug":"pepperfry","name":"Pepperfry","path":"/tag/pepperfry"},{"slug":"sleep-startup","name":"sleep startup","path":"/tag/sleep-startup"},{"slug":"wink-nod","name":"Wink & Nod","path":"/tag/wink-nod"},{"slug":"online-mattress","name":"online mattress","path":"/tag/online-mattress"}],"category":{"slug":"ys-startup","name":"Startup","path":"/category/ys-startup"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted Just Now","path":"/2019/01/mattress-wink-nod-sleep/"},{"id":384381,"title":"Started by ex-Zoho executives, Hippo Video aims to be a one-stop solution for your video needs","slug":"ex-zoho-executives-hippo-video","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T08:00:32.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T08:00:32.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/founders-1-resize.jpg","excerpt":"US-based Hippo Video, founded by four ex-Zoho employees, is a marketing platform that helps businesses in creating, editing, sharing and analysing videos.","timeToRead":6,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":38409,"username":"debolina-biswas","name":"Debolina Biswas","path":"/author/debolina-biswas/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"zoho","name":"Zoho","path":"/tag/zoho"},{"slug":"startup","name":"Startup","path":"/tag/startup"},{"slug":"marketing-startup","name":"marketing startup","path":"/tag/marketing-startup"},{"slug":"hippo-video","name":"Hippo Video","path":"/tag/hippo-video"},{"slug":"video-marketing-startup","name":"video marketing startup","path":"/tag/video-marketing-startup"},{"slug":"freshworks-girish-mathrubootham","name":"Freshworks Girish Mathrubootham","path":"/tag/freshworks-girish-mathrubootham"}],"category":{"slug":"ys-startup","name":"Startup","path":"/category/ys-startup"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted an hour ago","path":"/2019/01/ex-zoho-executives-hippo-video/"},{"id":385435,"title":"Visually impaired chess player Darpan Inani shows his opponents he is no pawn to be shuffled around","slug":"chess-player-visually-impaired-darpan","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T07:40:17.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T07:40:17.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/monday-motivation.png","excerpt":"Darpan Inani is the highest rated blind chess player in India and the youngest to have ever won the National blind chess championships.","timeToRead":5,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":38580,"username":"roshni-balaji","name":"Roshni Balaji","path":"/author/roshni-balaji/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"blind","name":"Blind","path":"/tag/blind"},{"slug":"chess","name":"chess","path":"/tag/chess"}],"category":{"slug":"uncategorized","name":"Uncategorized","path":"/category/uncategorized"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"SocialStory","slug":"socialstory","path":"/socialstory/"},"timeLapsed":"posted 2 hours ago","path":"/2019/01/chess-player-visually-impaired-darpan/"},{"id":385649,"title":"A broken wall, an empty bank account, and a crashed website: the extraordinary story of Pepperfry","slug":"pepperfry-story-startup-furniture","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T07:20:57.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T07:20:57.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/pepperfry_founders_YourStory.png","excerpt":"Pepperfry founders Ambareesh Murty and Ashish Shah recollect the first years of starting up - the struggles, lessons, and some crazy memories.","timeToRead":7,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":34393,"username":"athira-nair","name":"Athira A Nair","path":"/author/athira-nair/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"ebay-india","name":"ebay India","path":"/tag/ebay-india"},{"slug":"online-furniture","name":"online furniture","path":"/tag/online-furniture"},{"slug":"ashish-shah","name":"Ashish Shah","path":"/tag/ashish-shah"},{"slug":"pepperfry","name":"Pepperfry","path":"/tag/pepperfry"},{"slug":"ambareesh-murty","name":"Ambareesh Murty","path":"/tag/ambareesh-murty"}],"category":{"slug":"ys-stories","name":"Stories","path":"/category/ys-stories"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted 2 hours ago","path":"/2019/01/pepperfry-story-startup-furniture/"},{"id":385692,"title":"From dairy to defence startups, Qualcomm Ventures is bullish on the Indian AI space and betting big via its global AI-focused fund","slug":"qualcomm-ventures-indian-ai-startups","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T07:00:32.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T07:00:32.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Quinn-Li_2.png","excerpt":"Qualcomm Ventures is now looking to bet big on startups developing AI-led applications that run on end devices such as smartphones, say top executives.","timeToRead":6,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":38438,"username":"tenzin-pema","name":"Tenzin Pema","path":"/author/tenzin-pema/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"qualcomm-ventures","name":"qualcomm ventures","path":"/tag/qualcomm-ventures"},{"slug":"artificial-intelligence","name":"Artificial Intelligence","path":"/tag/artificial-intelligence"},{"slug":"qualcomm","name":"Qualcomm","path":"/tag/qualcomm"},{"slug":"varsha-tagare","name":"Varsha Tagare","path":"/tag/varsha-tagare"},{"slug":"quinn-li","name":"Quinn Li","path":"/tag/quinn-li"}],"category":{"slug":"ys-in-depth","name":"In Depth","path":"/category/ys-in-depth"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted 2 hours ago","path":"/2019/01/qualcomm-ventures-indian-ai-startups/"}],"hasErrored":false},"latest":{"stories":[],"skip":0,"showMore":false,"status":"NOT_LOADED","error":null},"team":{"data":null,"status":"NOT_LOADED"},"about":{"data":null,"status":"NOT_LOADED"},"brand":{"status":"NOT_LOADED","hasErrored":false,"error":null,"data":{},"stories":[],"skip":0,"showMore":true,"showSpinner":true},"internalBrand":{"status":"NOT_LOADED","error":null,"data":{},"featured":[],"stories":[],"videos":[],"mounted":false},"video":{"isLoading":true,"isLatestVideosLoading":true,"hasErrored":false,"error":null,"data":{"title":null,"slug":null,"image":null,"sponsored":null},"jwPlayer":true,"latestVideos":[]},"ad":{"isLoading":false,"hasErrored":false,"error":null,"config":{"mobile_masthead":true,"mobile_bottom":false,"sidebar_ads_layout":false,"sticky_sidebar":false,"desktop_masthead":true},"showAds":true},"guestAuthor":{"loading":false,"error":null,"stories":[]},"featured":{"stories":[],"status":"NOT_LOADED","error":null},"justin":{"stories":[],"status":"NOT_LOADED","error":null},"startup":{"stories":[],"status":"NOT_LOADED","error":null},"property":{"isLoading":true,"error":null,"stories":[],"skip":0,"showMore":false,"hasErrored":false,"propertyInfo":{},"apiRoute":null,"showSpinner":true,"initialDataLoaded":false,"mounted":false},"ystv":{"error":null,"latestVideos":[],"skip":0,"showMore":false,"status":"NOT_LOADED"},"bookmark":{"isLoading":true,"hasErrored":false,"error":null,"ids":[],"stories":[],"present":false,"redirect":false,"isIdsLoading":true},"notification":{"count":0,"list":[]},"notificationManager":{"isLoading":false,"error":false,"errorResponse":false,"messageType":"","message":"","subscribedList":[],"notificationsList":[],"notificationPermission":"UNKNOWN"},"notificationsPage":{"list":[],"endOfList":false,"offset":0,"isLoading":null,"error":false,"errorResponse":false,"messageType":"","message":""},"newsletters":{"isLoading":true,"hasErrored":false,"error":null,"newsletters":[]},"dailyCapsule":{"data":{"id":384758,"title":"'All things come to those who hustle': your startup fix to start the week","slug":"startup-fix-start-week-edison","publishedAt":"2019-01-21T06:00:55.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-21T06:00:55.000Z","type":"RICH","postContent":"\u003cp>Our life wouldn’t be what it is if not for Thomas Alva Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park. Imagine living in a world without the electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the nickel-iron-alkaline storage battery, or the electric motor?\u003c/p>\u003cp>But Edison, the last of seven sons and daughters born in 1847 to a school teacher and an exiled Canadian activist in Milan, Ohio, believed nothing happened by chance. \u003cstrong>“I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work,” he famously said.\u003c/strong>\u003c/p>\u003cp>Exhorting people not to miss any opportunity “because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”, he believed that the three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile were “hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense”.\u003c/p>\u003cp>And despite the childhood malady that left him with hearing issues and left him nearly deaf as an adult, he continued to hustle. For Edison was confident that “everything comes to him who hustles while he waits”.\u003c/p>\u003cp>So, there’s got to be a way to do it better. It’s time you found it and got started. If you're looking for more inspiration, may we suggest going through our startup stories?\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>If this doesn't inspire you to start up, what will? \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/automatad-digital-ads-publishing/\">Automatad founder Vijay Ram Kumar built a Rs 25 crore business with less than Rs 12 lakh in his pocket\u003c/a>! Vijay, who started up in Bengaluru in 2012 in digital advertising, has pivoted to build a programmatic ad-engine to help content publishing websites host ads to make money.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_380601\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-380601 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/12/Founder-of-Automatad.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"startup\" width=\"800\" height=\"435\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Vijay Ram Kumar, the Founder of Automatad.\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Take our survey - Let's beat Angel Tax\u003c/strong>\u003c/p>\u003cp>It's time to give startups and key stakeholders a place to voice our common concerns about Angel Tax. At YourStory, we've been the voice of entrepreneurs and changemakers for the last 10 years. Now, let's come together to fill out our survey on the angel tax issue. Tell us your concerns. Share your suggestions. Together, we can amplify your concerns. Together, we can knock on the doors of policymakers and decisionmakers in New Delhi. \u003ca href=\"https://yourstory1.typeform.com/to/N9sn20\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow nofollow nofollow noopener noreferrer\" data-saferedirecturl=\"https://www.google.com/url?q=https://yourstory1.typeform.com/to/N9sn20&source=gmail&ust=1547909567465000&usg=AFQjCNFBRg_l0kedadg6b3oOcSIByZNrsA\">Together, we can get heard and bring about lasting change. #AbolishAngelTax.\u003cstrong> \u003c/strong>\u003c/a>\u003ca href=\"https://yourstory1.typeform.com/to/N9sn20\" rel=\"nofollow nofollow nofollow\" data-saferedirecturl=\"https://www.google.com/url?q=https://yourstory1.typeform.com/to/N9sn20&source=gmail&ust=1547909567465000&usg=AFQjCNFBRg_l0kedadg6b3oOcSIByZNrsA\">\u003cstrong>Take our Angel Tax survey now. Let’s act, not react\u003c/strong>.\u003c/a>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cimg class=\"size-full wp-image-332678 aligncenter\" sizes=\"(min-width: 36em) 33.3vw, 100vw\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/02/output_fO64rf.gif?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>Real news or fake news? In this time of information overkill, it's often difficult to know. But \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/iiit-hyderabad-fakeometer-identify-fake-news/\">IIIT-Hyderabad has created a ‘Fake-o-Meter’ to identify fake news\u003c/a>. Designed by the Information Retrieval and Extraction Lab (IREL) at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, the Fake-o-Meter uses machine learning algorithms and natural language processing.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_385001\" style=\"width: 798px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-385001 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Vasu-Ram1-1.png?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"Vasudeva Varma, J.Ramachandran\" width=\"798\" height=\"402\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> (L-R) Vasudeva Varma and J Ramachandran have designed a Fake-o-Meter, which works for many languages, including Spanish and Chinese.\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>Who doesn't love silver jewellery? Now \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/fourseven-american-desi-silver-jewellery/\">meet the American who built a desi silver jewellery brand for the modern Indian woman\u003c/a>. Rebekkah Kumar, who came to India in 1994, felt there was a lack of silver jewellery options and started Fourseven, a Delhi-NCR-based online brand that manufactures unique silver jewellery pieces with contemporary designs.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_385279\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-385279 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Rebekkah-Kumar.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"Fourseven\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Rebekkah Kumar, Founder of Fourseven, works with jewellery manufacturers and artisans from across the country. Credit: Bebeautilicious\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>They were determined to start up, and so they did. \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/medicento-arpan-debasis-healthtech/\">Even being chased out of hospitals didn't stop these founders from building Medicento\u003c/a>, their pharma supplies startup. The Bengaluru-based one-stop supplier for pharmacies was launched by Arpan Debasis and his friend, Rahul Vidyarthi, in 2015.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_385140\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-385140 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/NAPP4669.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"Medicento\" width=\"800\" height=\"410\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Arpan Debasis, Co-founder, started Medicento with a B2C model and pivoted to B2B.\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>While India created history by winning its first overseas cricket test series in Australia, another \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/cricket-iot-sports-tech-stancebeam/\">dream team is being driven by two techies from a small village in Amritsar, Punjab\u003c/a>. Their startup, StanceBeam, lets you can better your game at cricket with a 360-degree batting performance analysis with all the information on an app. And guess what? It is already being sold in Australia.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_384484\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-384484 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/StanceBeam-Founders-_1.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"Cricket, stancebeam\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Brothers Arminder Thind and Ishwinderpal Singh founded Bengaluru-based StanceBeam.\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>Meet Rajat Aggarwal and Rohan Bhatial, \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/iiit-graduates-360degree-3d-videos-dreamvu/\">the IIIT graduates who have built a camera that captures 360-degree, 3D videos in real time\u003c/a>. Hyderabad-based deep tech startup DreamVu's camera platform can find application in a range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, drones, VR/AR, robotics, and healthtech.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_384680\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-384680 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/DreamVu-Team.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"DreamVu\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> The DreamVu team is betting big on the growing focus and push towards autonomous machines in different sectors\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>When the going gets tough, the tough find a way out. That's why Mumbai-based \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/haptik-b2b-pivot-turnaround-aakrit-vaish/\">Haptik, which began life as a consumer product, found its sweet spot in a B2B play\u003c/a>. It now builds chatbots that companies can deploy on websites, apps, and other applications. Here’s the story of its quiet transformation over the past two years.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_384523\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-384523 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Haptik.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"Haptik\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Swapan Rajdev, CTO and Co-founder, and Aakrit Vaish, CEO and Co-founder, of Haptik.\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>There is one bastion everyone wants to conquer: India's next 500 million internet users. This is the story of \u003ca href=\"/2019/01/mimo-last-mile-services-bharat-myntra/\">how Mimo is bridging the last mile for businesses trying to conquer Bharat, from Raichur to Bhilwara\u003c/a>. The Delhi-based startup connects telcos, banks, insurance firms, and logistics companies to customers in semi-urban and rural India with its network of trained, on-ground agents.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cfigure id=\"attachment_383542\" style=\"width: 800px\" class=\"wp-caption aligncenter\">\u003cimg class=\"wp-image-383542 size-full\" src=\"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/MIMO-team-image.jpg?fm=png&auto=format\" alt=\"MIMO\" width=\"800\" height=\"400\" />\u003cfigcaption class=\"wp-caption-text\"> Team Mimo aims to solve the core problem most companies face in rural regions: reaching the last mile.\u003c/figcaption>\u003c/figure>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cem>\u003ca href=\"/newsletters?utm_source=wesbite&utm_medium=dailycapsule\">Now get the Daily Capsule in your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter today!\u003c/a> \u003c/em>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003chr />\u003c/p>","layout":"DEFAULT","metadata":{"generic":{"title":"'All things come to those who hustle': your startup fix to start the week","excerpt":"It’s time you found it and got started on your dream. If you're looking for more inspiration, may we suggest going through our startup stories?","media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Haptik-1.jpg","keywords":"haptik, Startup, Automatad, StanceBeam, DreamVu, Mimo, "},"facebook":{"title":"'All things come to those who hustle': your startup fix to start the week","excerpt":"Our life wouldn’t be what it is if not for Thomas Alva Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park. Imagine living in a world without the electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the nicke...","media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Haptik-1.jpg"},"twitter":{"title":"'All things come to those who hustle': your startup fix to start the week","excerpt":"Our life wouldn’t be what it is if not for Thomas Alva Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park. Imagine living in a world without the electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the nicke...","media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Haptik-1.jpg"},"plainText":"Our life wouldn’t be what it is if not for Thomas Alva Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park. Imagine living in a world without the electric light bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the nickel-iron-alkaline storage battery, or the electric motor? But Edison, the last of seven sons and daughters born in 1847 to a school teacher and an exiled Canadian activist in Milan, Ohio, believed nothing happened by chance. “I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work,” he famously said.Exhorting people not to miss any opportunity “because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”, he believed that the three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile were “hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense”. And despite the childhood malady that left him with hearing issues and left him nearly deaf as an adult, he continued to hustle. For Edison was confident that “everything comes to him who hustles while he waits”. So, there’s got to be a way to do it better. It’s time you found it and got started. If you're looking for more inspiration, may we suggest going through our startup stories?\n\n\nIf this doesn't inspire you to start up, what will? Automatad founder Vijay Ram Kumar built a Rs 25 crore business with less than Rs 12 lakh in his pocket! Vijay, who started up in Bengaluru in 2012 in digital advertising, has pivoted to build a programmatic ad-engine to help content publishing websites host ads to make money. \n\n\nTake our survey - Let's beat Angel TaxIt's time to give startups and key stakeholders a place to voice our common concerns about Angel Tax. At YourStory, we've been the voice of entrepreneurs and changemakers for the last 10 years. Now, let's come together to fill out our survey on the angel tax issue. Tell us your concerns. Share your suggestions. Together, we can amplify your concerns. Together, we can knock on the doors of policymakers and decisionmakers in New Delhi.Together, we can get heard and bring about lasting change. #AbolishAngelTax.Take our Angel Tax survey now. Let’s act, not react.\n\n\nReal news or fake news? In this time of information overkill, it's often difficult to know. But IIIT-Hyderabad has created a ‘Fake-o-Meter’ to identify fake news. Designed by the Information Retrieval and Extraction Lab (IREL) at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, the Fake-o-Meter uses machine learning algorithms and natural language processing. \n\n\nWho doesn't love silver jewellery? Now meet the American who built a desi silver jewellery brand for the modern Indian woman. Rebekkah Kumar, who came to India in 1994, felt there was a lack of silver jewellery options and started Fourseven, a Delhi-NCR-based online brand that manufactures unique silver jewellery pieces with contemporary designs. \n\n\nThey were determined to start up, and so they did. Even being chased out of hospitals didn't stop these founders from building Medicento, their pharma supplies startup. The Bengaluru-based one-stop supplier for pharmacies was launched by Arpan Debasis and his friend, Rahul Vidyarthi, in 2015. \n\n\nWhile India created history by winning its first overseas cricket test series in Australia, another dream team is being driven by two techies from a small village in Amritsar, Punjab. Their startup, StanceBeam, lets you can better your game at cricket with a 360-degree batting performance analysis with all the information on an app. And guess what? It is already being sold in Australia. \n\n\nMeet Rajat Aggarwal and Rohan Bhatial, the IIIT graduates who have built a camera that captures 360-degree, 3D videos in real time. Hyderabad-based deep tech startup DreamVu's camera platform can find application in a range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, drones, VR/AR, robotics, and healthtech. \n\n\nWhen the going gets tough, the tough find a way out. That's why Mumbai-based Haptik, which began life as a consumer product, found its sweet spot in a B2B play. It now builds chatbots that companies can deploy on websites, apps, and other applications. Here’s the story of its quiet transformation over the past two years. \n\n\nThere is one bastion everyone wants to conquer: India's next 500 million internet users. This is the story of how Mimo is bridging the last mile for businesses trying to conquer Bharat, from Raichur to Bhilwara. The Delhi-based startup connects telcos, banks, insurance firms, and logistics companies to customers in semi-urban and rural India with its network of trained, on-ground agents. \n\n\nNow get the Daily Capsule in your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter today!","hasTwitterEmbeds":false,"hasSoundCloudEmbeds":false,"hasInstagramEmbeds":false,"timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29225,"username":"varsha-2","name":"Team YS","imageUrl":"https://images.yourstory.com/cs/static/default-ys-image.jpg","path":"/author/varsha-2/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"haptik","name":"haptik","path":"/tag/haptik"},{"slug":"startup","name":"Startup","path":"/tag/startup"},{"slug":"automatad","name":"Automatad","path":"/tag/automatad"},{"slug":"stancebeam","name":"StanceBeam","path":"/tag/stancebeam"},{"slug":"dreamvu","name":"DreamVu","path":"/tag/dreamvu"},{"slug":"mimo","name":"Mimo","path":"/tag/mimo"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"slideshow":false,"primary_team":{"slug":"editorial-english","name":"Editorial English"},"canonicalUrl":"https://yourstory.com/2019/01/startup-fix-start-week-edison/","locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted 3 hours ago","path":"/2019/01/startup-fix-start-week-edison/"},"pastStories":{"stories":[{"id":385615,"title":"How golf shaped Amanté CEO Vivek Mehta's life to how you can nurture organisation culture - your weekend fix!","slug":"golf-amante-organisation-culture-weekend-fix","publishedAt":"2019-01-20T06:00:53.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-20T06:00:53.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/vivek-mehta-ceo-india-amante-daily-capsule1.png","excerpt":"Amanté offers a portfolio of aspirational lingerie and lifestyle brands to the modern Asian woman and today, Amanté is a household name in India","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"angel-tax","name":"Angel Tax","path":"/tag/angel-tax"},{"slug":"marco-pierre-white","name":"Marco Pierre White","path":"/tag/marco-pierre-white"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 20th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/golf-amante-organisation-culture-weekend-fix/","formatted":"Sunday, January 20, 2019"},{"id":385385,"title":"Take the YourStory Angel Tax survey; Why MobiKwik wants to IPO in 2022","slug":"yourstory-angel-tax-survey-mobikwik-ipo","publishedAt":"2019-01-19T06:00:41.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-19T06:00:41.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Angel-tax0.png","excerpt":"It's time to give startups and key stakeholders a place to voice our common concerns about Angel Tax. Together, we can amplify your concerns.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"app-annie","name":"App Annie","path":"/tag/app-annie"},{"slug":"mobikwik","name":"MobiKwik","path":"/tag/mobikwik"},{"slug":"angel-tax","name":"Angel Tax","path":"/tag/angel-tax"},{"slug":"funding","name":"Funding","path":"/tag/funding"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 19th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/yourstory-angel-tax-survey-mobikwik-ipo/","formatted":"Saturday, January 19, 2019"},{"id":385097,"title":"The lowdown on angel tax; PhonePe crosses one million offline merchants","slug":"angel-tax-phonepe-offline-merchants","publishedAt":"2019-01-18T06:00:54.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-18T06:00:54.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/67.png","excerpt":"DIPP announced steps to ease the process for startups seeking exemption from being slapped with angel tax notices by the Department of Income Tax.","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"matrix-partners-india","name":"Matrix Partners India","path":"/tag/matrix-partners-india"},{"slug":"artificial-intelligence","name":"Artificial Intelligence","path":"/tag/artificial-intelligence"},{"slug":"fractal-analytics","name":"Fractal Analytics","path":"/tag/fractal-analytics"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 18th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/angel-tax-phonepe-offline-merchants/","formatted":"Friday, January 18, 2019"},{"id":384912,"title":"Flood of funding: Flipkart, Rubrik, Epigamia, Instamojo; Startups seek PMO's help on angel tax","slug":"funding-flood-angel-tax-pmo","publishedAt":"2019-01-17T06:00:12.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-17T06:00:12.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/67.png","excerpt":"Startups addressed a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), asking to bring in changes in the contentious provisions of Angel Tax.","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"matrix-partners","name":"Matrix Partners","path":"/tag/matrix-partners"},{"slug":"spacex","name":"SpaceX","path":"/tag/spacex"},{"slug":"amazon-india","name":"Amazon India","path":"/tag/amazon-india"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 17th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/funding-flood-angel-tax-pmo/","formatted":"Thursday, January 17, 2019"},{"id":384674,"title":"Govt okays drone deliveries; Smart electric cars hit the roads","slug":"drone-delivery-smart-cab-service","publishedAt":"2019-01-16T06:00:03.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-16T06:00:03.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/10/Yourstory-Drones-Healthcareca.jpg","excerpt":"At first Global Aviation Summit by FICCI and the Government of India, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha unveiled the Drone 2.0 policy","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"sequoia-capital","name":"Sequoia Capital","path":"/tag/sequoia-capital"},{"slug":"spotify","name":"Spotify","path":"/tag/spotify"},{"slug":"drone","name":"Drone","path":"/tag/drone"},{"slug":"technology","name":"Technology.","path":"/tag/technology"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 16th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/drone-delivery-smart-cab-service/","formatted":"Wednesday, January 16, 2019"},{"id":384492,"title":"Ananth Narayanan leaves Myntra; Sachin Bansal backs Ola","slug":"ananth-narayanan-myntra-sachin-bansal-ola","publishedAt":"2019-01-15T06:00:11.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-15T06:00:11.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/ananth-narayan-dc.png","excerpt":"Ending months of speculation, Myntra finally confirmed today that Ananth Narayanan had decided to step down as CEO of Myntra and Jabong","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"amazon","name":"Amazon","path":"/tag/amazon"},{"slug":"jeff-bezos","name":"Jeff Bezos","path":"/tag/jeff-bezos"},{"slug":"ola","name":"Ola","path":"/tag/ola"},{"slug":"myntra","name":"Myntra","path":"/tag/myntra"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 15th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/ananth-narayanan-myntra-sachin-bansal-ola/","formatted":"Tuesday, January 15, 2019"},{"id":383952,"title":"Clean up that desk to get started: your startup fix to start the week","slug":"clean-desk-kickstart-work-startup-fix","publishedAt":"2019-01-14T06:00:47.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-14T06:00:47.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Neemans.jpg","excerpt":"Marie Kondo believes a clean desk can inspire you to work. If that isn’t enough, our stream of startup stories is sure to.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29225,"username":"varsha-2","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/varsha-2/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"startups","name":"startups","path":"/tag/startups"},{"slug":"entrepreneur","name":"entrepreneur","path":"/tag/entrepreneur"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 14th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/clean-desk-kickstart-work-startup-fix/","formatted":"Monday, January 14, 2019"},{"id":384240,"title":"From how Sanjay Garg built Raw Mango into a cult brand to Pongal recipes soaked in culture and festive spirit - your weekend fix","slug":"sanjay-garg-raw-mango-pongal-recipes","publishedAt":"2019-01-13T06:00:46.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-13T06:00:46.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/dailycapsule-sanjay.png","excerpt":"By marrying traditional and contemporary designs, Sanjay Garg, Founder of Raw Mango, channels his passion for art, travel and photography.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"food","name":"food","path":"/tag/food"},{"slug":"goldman-sachs","name":"Goldman Sachs","path":"/tag/goldman-sachs"},{"slug":"indian-cuisine","name":"Indian cuisine","path":"/tag/indian-cuisine"},{"slug":"maude-abraham","name":"Maude Abraham","path":"/tag/maude-abraham"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 13th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/sanjay-garg-raw-mango-pongal-recipes/","formatted":"Sunday, January 13, 2019"},{"id":384114,"title":"Ola set to raise $2 billion; Amazon invests another Rs 300 crore into Amazon Pay","slug":"ola-funding-google-sexual-misconduct","publishedAt":"2019-01-12T06:00:08.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-12T06:00:08.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/08/Bhavish-Ankitcap.jpg","excerpt":"Of the $2 billion it is rumoured to be raising, Ola has already raised $74 million, led by Steadview Capital, as a part of this round.","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"foodpanda","name":"FoodPanda","path":"/tag/foodpanda"},{"slug":"amazon","name":"Amazon","path":"/tag/amazon"},{"slug":"ola","name":"Ola","path":"/tag/ola"},{"slug":"reserve-bank-of-india","name":"Reserve Bank of India","path":"/tag/reserve-bank-of-india"},{"slug":"tata-sky","name":"Tata Sky","path":"/tag/tata-sky"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 12th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/ola-funding-google-sexual-misconduct/","formatted":"Saturday, January 12, 2019"},{"id":383886,"title":"Reliance Jio turns to fintech with PoS devices; Zerodha becomes largest broker in India","slug":"reliance-jio-fintech-zerodha-india","publishedAt":"2019-01-11T06:00:06.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-11T06:00:06.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/05/reliance-jio-mukesh-ambaniband.jpg","excerpt":"The plan for Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio is to enter the fintech space through point-of-sale (PoS) devices in the near future.","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"nasscom","name":"NASSCOM","path":"/tag/nasscom"},{"slug":"zerodha","name":"Zerodha","path":"/tag/zerodha"},{"slug":"amazon-india","name":"Amazon India","path":"/tag/amazon-india"},{"slug":"hike","name":"Hike","path":"/tag/hike"},{"slug":"jio","name":"Jio","path":"/tag/jio"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 11th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/reliance-jio-fintech-zerodha-india/","formatted":"Friday, January 11, 2019"},{"id":383647,"title":"OYO Homes expands to Dubai, Myntra cuts losses but suffers 80 percent dip in revenue","slug":"oyo-home-dubai-myntra-loses-revenue","publishedAt":"2019-01-10T06:00:20.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-10T06:00:20.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/06/OYO-capsule.jpg","excerpt":"OYO Home is the company’s home management service that uses OYO’s existing operations, technology, revenue management algorithms to help users find homes.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"flipkart","name":"Flipkart","path":"/tag/flipkart"},{"slug":"matrix-partners-india","name":"Matrix Partners India","path":"/tag/matrix-partners-india"},{"slug":"oyo-rooms","name":"OYO Rooms","path":"/tag/oyo-rooms"},{"slug":"wework","name":"WeWork","path":"/tag/wework"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 10th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/oyo-home-dubai-myntra-loses-revenue/","formatted":"Thursday, January 10, 2019"},{"id":383427,"title":"Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu on the allure of ‘money’, Nandan Nilekani to chair RBI's digital payments committee","slug":"zoho-sridhar-vembu-arlan-hamilton","publishedAt":"2019-01-09T06:00:02.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-09T06:00:02.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Untitled-design-2.png","excerpt":"In the words of Sridhar Vembu of Zoho, startups need to resist the allure of raising money from VCs who are just looking at building shareholder wealth.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"byjus","name":"Byju's","path":"/tag/byjus"},{"slug":"backstage-capital","name":"Backstage Capital","path":"/tag/backstage-capital"},{"slug":"radware","name":"Radware","path":"/tag/radware"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 9th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/zoho-sridhar-vembu-arlan-hamilton/","formatted":"Wednesday, January 9, 2019"},{"id":383258,"title":"Binny Bansal's second innings; OLX acquires Aasaanjobs to strengthen job vertical","slug":"binny-bansal-021-olx-aasaanjobs","publishedAt":"2019-01-08T06:00:55.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-08T06:00:55.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/binny-1.jpg","excerpt":"Former Flipkart boss Binny Bansal is back in the news. This time the buzz is surrounding his venture capital fund called ‘021’, which raised $32 billion.","timeToRead":4,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"economy","name":"economy","path":"/tag/economy"},{"slug":"binny-bansal","name":"Binny Bansal","path":"/tag/binny-bansal"},{"slug":"finance","name":"Finance","path":"/tag/finance"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 8th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/binny-bansal-021-olx-aasaanjobs/","formatted":"Tuesday, January 8, 2019"},{"id":382668,"title":"Act ‘as if’ and you will find success: your startup fix to start the week","slug":"success-startup-fix-week","publishedAt":"2019-01-07T06:00:27.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-07T06:00:27.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/russh.jpg","excerpt":"Isn’t it time to follow your heart and take the plunge? Our startup picks are sure to provide you with plenty of inspiration.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29225,"username":"varsha-2","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/varsha-2/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"india","name":"india","path":"/tag/india"},{"slug":"angry-birds","name":"Angry birds","path":"/tag/angry-birds"},{"slug":"jordan-belfort","name":"Jordan Belfort","path":"/tag/jordan-belfort"},{"slug":"russh","name":"RUSSH","path":"/tag/russh"},{"slug":"tryndbuy-fashions","name":"TryNDBuy Fashions","path":"/tag/tryndbuy-fashions"},{"slug":"creative-antenna","name":"Creative Antenna","path":"/tag/creative-antenna"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 7th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/success-startup-fix-week/","formatted":"Monday, January 7, 2019"},{"id":382971,"title":"From reviving the heritage of sarees to travel trends for 2019 - your weekend fix!","slug":"sarees-travel-trends-2019-daily-capsule","publishedAt":"2019-01-06T06:00:45.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-06T06:00:45.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2019/01/Pavithra-of-Vimor-for-Daily-Capsule1.png","excerpt":"The beauty of sarees have no parallel and the craftsmanship that goes into making some of the finest ones is something we need to hold on to","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"travel","name":"Travel","path":"/tag/travel"},{"slug":"culture","name":"Culture","path":"/tag/culture"},{"slug":"food","name":"food","path":"/tag/food"},{"slug":"films","name":"Films","path":"/tag/films"},{"slug":"numerology","name":"numerology","path":"/tag/numerology"},{"slug":"indian-films","name":"Indian films","path":"/tag/indian-films"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 6th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/sarees-travel-trends-2019-daily-capsule/","formatted":"Sunday, January 6, 2019"},{"id":382820,"title":"BYJU'S in talks for potential US acquisition, Google My Business app making it easier for SMBs","slug":"byjus-acquisition-google-business-app","publishedAt":"2019-01-05T06:00:56.000Z","updatedAt":"2019-01-05T06:00:56.000Z","metadata":{"media":"https://images.yourstory.com/2018/07/byju-2.png","excerpt":"BYJU'S raised $540 million last year and now the edtech company is looking to use a part of the funding to finalise a U.S. deal within the next six months.","timeToRead":3,"sponsored":false,"authors":[{"id":29483,"username":"webmaster","name":"Team YS","path":"/author/webmaster/"}],"tags":[{"slug":"google","name":"Google","path":"/tag/google"},{"slug":"artificial-intelligence","name":"Artificial Intelligence","path":"/tag/artificial-intelligence"},{"slug":"mobikwik","name":"MobiKwik","path":"/tag/mobikwik"},{"slug":"byjus","name":"Byju's","path":"/tag/byjus"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"},"locale":"en_US"},"brand":{"name":"YourStory","slug":"yourstory","path":"/"},"timeLapsed":"posted on 5th January 2019","path":"/2019/01/byjus-acquisition-google-business-app/","formatted":"Saturday, January 5, 2019"}],"category":{"slug":"daily-capsule","name":"Daily Capsule","path":"/category/daily-capsule"}},"header":"Today's Capsule","status":"LOADED"},"partnerEvents":{"loading":false,"error":null,"events":[{"start-date-time":"2019-02-14T00:00:00.000Z","end-date-time":"2019-02-14T00:00:00.000Z","description":"\u003cp>\u003cstrong>The 9th Edition of CII SR Entrepreneur Awards 2018 is scheduled on 14th February 2019 in Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai\u003c/strong>. This edition of CII Entrepreneur Awards is chaired by \u003cstrong>Mr C K Ranganathan\u003c/strong>, Chairman & Managing Director, Cavin Kare Pvt Ltd.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The suggested category of Awards  is as follows :-\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Start-up Awards\u003c/strong>\u003c/p>\u003cul>\u003cli>Start-up to be registered with operations in South India\u003c/li>\u003cli>Start-up should be up to five years from the date of incorporation\u003c/li>\u003cli>If its turnover for any of the financial years has not exceeded Rupees 25 crore\u003c/li>\u003cli>Start-up working towards innovation, development, deployment, and commercialization of new products, manufacturing, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property\u003c/li>\u003c/ul>\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Emerging Entrepreneur Awards\u003c/strong>\u003c/p>\u003cul>\u003cli>Company be registered with operations in South India\u003c/li>\u003cli>First Generation Entrepreneurs\u003c/li>\u003cli>Truly Innovative, Scalable & Sustainable business ideas.\u003c/li>\u003cli>Company should have a turnover from 25 – 250 Crores  \u003c/li>\u003c/ul>\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Entrepreneurship Awards\u003c/strong>\u003c/p>\u003cul>\u003cli>Company be registered with operations in South India\u003c/li>\u003cli>Company should have a turnover more than 250 Crores\u003c/li>\u003cli>Truly sustainable and profitable business\u003c/li>\u003cli>We are presently in the process of inviting nominations from various states and zones of Southern Region. With this background, I request you to kindly apply for this award and get benefited out of this important initiative of CII.\u003cbr>\u003c/li>\u003c/ul>\u003cp>Last date to apply: 28th December\u003c/p>","city":"Chennai","location":"ITC Grand Chola","image":{"fileId":"5c21dc359d05698ebb3fde19","url":"https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5ae98eec19474e9f8c0cd052/5c21dc359d05698ebb3fde19_unnamed.jpg"},"rsvp-link":"https://fs24.formsite.com/CIISR/form43/index.html","partner-name":"CII","excerpt":"The 9th Edition of CII SR Entrepreneur Awards 2018 is scheduled on 14th February 2019 in Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. ","name":"CII SR ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS 2018","slug":"cii-sr-entrepreneur-awards-2018"},{"start-date-time":"2019-02-15T00:00:00.000Z","end-date-time":"2019-02-15T00:00:00.000Z","description":"\u003cp>Rotary District 3190 is celebrating its second Annual Karnataka CSR event on 15th Feb 2019; This conference is to celebrate the contribution made by various stakeholder towards community service in various verticals that you have implemented in Karnataka for socio-economic development of this State.\u003c/p>\u003cp>‍\u003c/p>","city":"Bengaluru","location":"Sir M. V. Auditorium, FKCCI, K.G.Road","image":{"fileId":"5c370626d9ded251044a381e","url":"https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5ae98eec19474e9f8c0cd052/5c370626d9ded251044a381e_600x600%20-%20KARNATAKA%20CONFERENCE(1).png"},"rsvp-link":"http://rotarycsr3190.org/","partner-name":"ROTARY District 3190","excerpt":"Rotary District 3190 is celebrating its second Annual Karnataka CSR event on 15th Feb 2019","name":"Rotary Karnataka CSR Conference 2019","slug":"rotary-karnataka-csr-conference-2019"},{"start-date-time":"2019-03-01T00:00:00.000Z","end-date-time":"2019-05-31T00:00:00.000Z","description":"\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Heard of Open Source but don't know how to begin? Wish to work on real projects but don't know where to get started?\u003c/strong> \u003cbr>\u003cbr>GirlScipt are here just for you!\u003cbr>\u003cstrong>Girlscript Summer Of Code\u003c/strong> is a 3-month long open source program under Girlscript India. The engaging competition is an endeavor to encourage participation in the open source coding community, a hub to nurture passion and learn and grow with amazing resources and challenges!\u003cbr>\u003cbr>\u003cstrong>How does it work?\u003c/strong>\u003cbr>At the beginning of the competition, the mentors will declare the issues. The participants will be able to comment on the issues, make pull requests for the same and work on them (of whichever project they want). At the end of 3 months, the leaderboards of the mentors will be evaluated, based on which the results will be declared. \u003cbr>So, participants, prepare to work hard as you are in for a summer of learning, fun competition and a plethora of great gifts and opportunities if you win! \u003cstrong>Top performers stand to win amazing internship opportunities along with cool goodies and prizes!\u003c/strong> \u003cbr>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Interested\u003c/strong>?\u003cbr>\u003c/p>\u003cp>If you wish to accompany GSSoC'19, learn loads from mentors and peers, contribute to open source projects and enhance your skills, you can \u003cstrong>participate\u003c/strong> in the competition! The only prerequisites we ask of our participants are enthusiasm, dedication and willingness to learn! You can fill the form here: http://bit.ly/GSSoC19Participants\u003cbr>\u003cbr>\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cstrong>Wish to help others get started with Open Source?\u003c/strong>\u003cbr>If you are an experienced coder and wish to help others out as they venture into open source coding, you can sign up with us to \u003cstrong>be a Mentor\u003c/strong>! You can guide the participants with their way around with projects, managing times and leveraging their skills. You need not have your own project for being a mentor, some skills and an urge to help others is all our Mentors need! http://bit.ly/GSSoC19Mentors\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003cbr>If you have an Open Source Project, you can \u003cstrong>be a Project Admin\u003c/strong> in GSSoC'19!Fill the form here: http://bit.ly/ProjectsGSSoC\u003c/p>\u003cp>Registration closes on 10th Feb\u003c/p>","city":"Pan India","image":{"fileId":"5c3f1c4414e1b36e0b86e39e","url":"https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5ae98eec19474e9f8c0cd052/5c3f1c4414e1b36e0b86e39e_registration-final.png"},"rsvp-link":"https://www.gssoc.tech/","partner-name":"GirlScript India","excerpt":"Girlscript Summer Of Code is a 3-month long open source program under Girlscript India. ","name":"Girlscript Summer Of Code 2019","slug":"girlscript-summer-of-code-2019"},{"start-date-time":"2019-03-01T00:00:00.000Z","end-date-time":"2019-03-01T00:00:00.000Z","description":"\u003cp>\u003cstrong>J\u003c/strong>obsForHer is proud to announce DivHERsity Awards 2019 – a celebration of gender diversity in the workplace\u003cbr>This one-of-its-kind gender diversity Awards is curated to support and recognise excellence and commitment of Indian companies in increasing female participation and performance in the workforce.\u003c/p>","city":"Bangalore","image":{"fileId":"5c2c9aa12de8630b10cca698","url":"https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5ae98eec19474e9f8c0cd052/5c2c9aa12de8630b10cca698_Announcement_creative_01.jpg"},"rsvp-link":"https://www.jobsforher.com/employer/events/divhersity-awards-2018-powered-by-jobsforher/588","partner-name":"JobsForHer","excerpt":" DivHERsity Awards 2019 – a celebration of gender diversity in the workplace","name":"DivHERsity Awards 2019 ","slug":"divhersity-awards-2019"}],"isLoading":false,"hasErrored":false},"seriesList":{"loading":false,"error":null,"data":[]},"series":{"loading":false,"error":null,"data":{},"episodes":[]},"liveVideoPage":{"error":false,"errorResponse":false,"messageType":"","message":"","dynamicConfigLoading":true,"isLiveOn":false,"liveJwPlayerNode":null,"liveVideoTitle":null,"liveVideoDescription":null,"liveArchivesLoading":true,"liveArchivesList":null,"selectedLiveArchiveVideo":null},"liveArchivesPage":{"error":false,"errorInResponse":false,"errorInComponent":false,"messageType":"","message":"","fetchingArchivesList":true,"offset":0,"archivesList":[],"endOfList":false},"footer":{},"pageStatus":{"redirect":null,"notFound":false},"home":{"mounted":false}}