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Govt notifies National Startup Advisory Council, Commerce Minister to chair

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday notified the structure of the National Startup Advisory Council. To be chaired by commerce and industry minister, the council will suggest measures to…

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…

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…

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…

Record nine  startups  get  unicorn  status  amid shift in investor sentiment

MUMBAI : India’s startup ecosystem created a record nine unicorns in 2019, despite sentiments turning cautious in the December quarter, according to a report from startup data tracker Tracxn….

Here’s to moving forward – your startup fix for the week

A famous English author once said, “Never look back or you’ll fall down the stairs.” As simple the sentence and it’s meaning might be, but looking back and…

5 startup trends to watch-out for in 2020

The year 2019 was generous for startups. The year offered significant exposure to myriad companies in their respective fields. To further extrapolate, if the consensus of the year’s business…