New funding avenues open up for enterprising startups

BENGALURU: Technology startups and small businesses are tapping new avenues of funding beyond traditional venture and debt capital, with the emergence of revenue-based and working-capital financing, corporate investment arms, and iSAFE notes…

Microsoft for Startups sets the stage for unicorns to emerge from Tier II cities

The vibrant startup ecosystem in India has witnessed the creation of more than two dozen unicorns, with a majority of them located in Bengaluru, Delhi, or Mumbai. But Microsoft, the global software…

Funding in Indian startups this week (13 Jan-18 Jan)

This week 18 Indian startups raised funding, of which 10 received a total sum of about $137 million. Among them, Zinier raised the highest funding of about $90…

Do Automated Bitcoin Trading Softwares still work in 2020?

The passing year is very crucial for the cryptocurrencies as blockchain technology is penetrating into the government institutions. The adoption of the blockchain on a wider level has…

Deals in growth-stage startup space climb  to  a  record  $3.1 billion  in  2019

Investments in growth-stage startups touched a record $3.16 billion across 189 rounds in 2019, marginally up from last year’s $2.92 billion, data from Venture Intelligence showed. In contrast,…

6 reasons why startups prefer freelancers more than in-house employees

The growing startup system in India tends to prefer outsourcing work to freelancers than hiring in-house employees. Here are 6 reasons why. In recent years, India has witnessed…

The best free presentation software 2020: free alternatives to PowerPoint

Got a big presentation coming up? The best way to keep your audience engaged is to ditch the overpacked slides in favor of eye-catching visuals and slick animations….

The origin of the world’s first travel blog

Outside Havana’s Hotel Nacional, the city is jubilant: this Spanish-founded port is in the midst of celebrating its 500th anniversary. Vintage Bel-Airs and Buick convertibles ply the roads, painted…

The End of Econ Blogging’s Golden Age

If someone asked you to name the greatest economics blogger of all time, you might name Paul Krugman, or my Bloomberg Opinion colleague Tyler Cowen. But there’s a…

Insurance startups get $183 million in 2019

Mumbai: India’s nascent ‘Insurtech’ sector seems to be coming of age attracting investments worth $183 million in 2019, the highest ever in a calendar year, even though investment rounds were…