• The Star Stories

        India is the first country to make corporate social responsibility compulsory. Although it does not apply to all the organisations, but it has gained a lot of importance in the recent times. As [...]
  • The Star Stories

    Fingerlix

    The attempt to achieve success, fulfill dreams and stand out from the rest has taken a toll on fast food companies have been in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Health issues caused by the excessive [...]
  • The Star Stories

    Store King

            STORE KING When a student from a village, deep inside and away from the glamour of the city, wore a pair of bright red shoes to the college, he did not [...]
  • The Star Stories

    PeeBuddy

            PEEBUDDY How many times have you heard women saying “we women have so many problems to deal with”? Numerous times, right? They complain about equality in work, eve teasing, doing all [...]
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    Cure.fit

      Health problems are common these days irrespective of the age group. In recent times, it has been taken seriously by people and it is now a trend to stay healthy and fit. But in [...]
  • Expert View

    Why Fintech matters for banks

    A service request. The bank said the issue is in the base branch. And the branch is almost 90 minutes from my home. The concept of universal branch banking was tom-tom-ed by the bank earlier. [...]
  • The Counter Point

    Startups: Vision, Masks & Drags – Part 1

    And he called me. ‘I am not able to access him. He says ‘hi’ on Whatsapp, and then it takes a while for another ‘hi’. I asked ‘What’s the problem?.’ “Things that we had envisioned [...]

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September 4, 2018 0

Money Matters

Credit worthiness in business is key to success

Money Matters
March 25, 2018 0

Most of the businesses today always find that they are short on capital vs their growth plans. Some need funds to survive. Now, for bootstrapped business ( startups) and SME’s ( who don’t plunge into the equity- valuation pool), the most important aspect of raising capital, mostly in debt form […]

Is it really all about money?

Money Matters
December 19, 2017 0

One of the major aspects of any business is the financial stability. While cash flow is very important, it is even more important that you are in control of your finances. You should always have a backup plan as far as your financial stability is concerned. Financial challenges are some […]

Sequoia Capital Sells Almost 1% Of Its Stake In Just Dial For $5.4 Mn

Money Matters
November 26, 2017 0

Sequoia Capital, one of the early investors in local search service Just Dial has sold almost 1% of its stake in the company through open market transactions, making an earning of around $5.4 Mn (INR 35.55 Cr). The transaction took place on November 20, 2017. On the sale day, the […]

$1.1 Bn has been raised by Ola in the recent round of funding

Money Matters
October 13, 2017 0

The Bengaluru Startup Ola founded by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati in January 2011 has changed the scene of transportation in India. It is currently operational in 110 cities across the country with services which include online booking of auto-rickshaws, bikes, and vehicles. Recently they have come up with ridesharing […]

E-commerce for Used Goods Zefo Raises $9 Mn funding

Money Matters
October 8, 2017 0

The Used Goods Markets has witnessed a change in the scene since e-commerce came into the picture. Moving with times, the used goods are not difficult to dispose of at all. GoZefo, a Bengaluru based startup is founded in 2015 by Arjit Gupta, Rohit Ramasubramanian, Himesh Joshi, and Karan Gupta […]

The Counter Point

Startups: Vision, Masks & Drags – Part 1

The Counter Point
March 11, 2018 0

And he called me. ‘I am not able to access him. He says ‘hi’ on Whatsapp, and then it takes a while for another ‘hi’. I asked ‘What’s the problem?.’ “Things that we had envisioned that would happen with him ( Rishi, name changed), aren’t happening. He is inexplicable’, he […]

‘Veteran Angels’ – that’s who the startups need!

The Counter Point
July 31, 2017 0

Information Technology ‘Veterans’, Management Gurus, amongst other ‘veterans’ of corporate services have two great assets – ‘experience in their subject matter’ and ‘angel money’. They qualify to be one of the smartest combinations around. With more than a decade and half of experience, there are many reasons for this ‘smart […]

Is this a blessing in disguise for IT Companies?

The Counter Point
June 2, 2017 0

Layoffs or Job cuts news has been doing rounds from early 2017. It seems to have affected IT workforce more now than before as there are quite a lot of news doing rounds about employees getting pink slips from giants like Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant and Tech Mahindra. Though layoffs are […]

5 Top Reasons for Declining Funding From Investors

The Counter Point
April 1, 2017 0

The Startup India Initiative from Prime minister has a vision of making India ‘self-reliant’ by giving boost to ’Startups’.  Startups entrepreneurs are being given exposure to various aspects of the Startup in workshops that are being held in various parts of the country. Important questions tackled here are: What makes […]

Hello from the other side: Partnering with other cultures !

The Counter Point
March 27, 2017 0

Since childhood, the concept of a rough draft and a fair draft has been ingrained into our DNA. Some schools even made it mandatory to create a rough draft, to begin with. Thus began the era of carefully measuring words before revealing them to an audience. Somewhere deep down, the intent was […]

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Technology

All you need to know about Cloud ERP for your startup!

Features
April 10, 2017 0

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a software that helps the business to collect and organise data which is available in several business functions and to use it for business decision-making. It also encourages the business to streamline its process thus making it agile and efficient. An ERP forms an […]

Planning an Open source ERP customization?

Features
April 9, 2017 0

An Open Source ERP is a system that allows the user to access the source code. By making this source code available to the public the system then allows the buying company to use and maintain it with the help of its own IT department. The firm can also modify […]

Is FinTech the Next Big Thing or a Flavour of the Season?

Features
March 17, 2017 0

“Fintech is changing the finance sector just like the Internet changed the written press and the music industries. In what is a stagnant sector monopolised by banks, finance is ripe for innovation and Fintech is unquestionably the catalyst needed for change.” – Philippe Gelis Overview Fintech represents a novel cohort […]

A peek into the world of IoT

Features
February 21, 2017 0

IoT (Internet of Things) has enabled machines to communicate digitally. The devices embedded with sensors can share data and talk to humans – called ‘Machine to Machine ( M2M) communication with a HMI (Human Machine Interface) element – and in a broader sense called the ‘Thing’ – will be a […]

Doyens of Digital Space : Cryptic Intel

Features
September 3, 2016 0

Digital Space is an ocean.  The co-founders of Cryptic Intel Joe and Adi are examples of how to find opportunities and turn a tough market into an opportunity – a food for thought for other entrepreneurs.  Stars of Startups talked to Joe with inputs from Adi last week. Stars of […]

Social

A CORPORATE AND BRAND CALLED BAHUBALI

Features
April 27, 2017 0

The release of the highly anticipated movie of the year Bahubali – The Conclusion has reached a Crescendo!!  Millions around the Globe are awaiting to watch the Magnum Opus’s conclusion – Why Kattappa killed Bahubali Bahubali is just not a Movie – it has become a Corporate and a Brand! […]

The Startup India Initiative ‘A History’ in making?

Features
March 25, 2017 1

Startup India initiative by Government of India has been a very ambitious project which can change the name of India from being a Software hub to Innovation hub. The intention behind the initiative has to be applauded as it aims at nurturing the entrepreneurs and also creating the local job […]

These young minds are environment focused: Green is the colour!

Features
February 15, 2017 0

The RVCE Solar Car Team – RVSCT is an organisation like none other. The organisation established in 2013 is run by a bunch of 25 dedicated students who share the same passion. The focus is to designs and builds Solar Electric Vehicles with an aim to tackle the rising global […]

Top 8 entrepreneurs of 2016

Features
December 29, 2016 0

The year is drawing to a close. The startup world has experienced and seen several unexpected as well as unpredictable trends this year. It has been equally surprising for the women entrepreneurs. Here, we have put the list of 8 interesting as well as successful women entrepreneurs who have etched […]

Special

Accounting for liabilities. What you must know?

Features
April 19, 2017 0

Liability is defined as the company’s obligations or debts that arise during the course of business operations. It is nothing but the sum owed to the creditors for any past transaction that has occurred. They also include the revenues that the company is yet to receive the goods or services […]

The Dark Underbelly of Startups – Depression

Features
February 7, 2017 1

In 2015, after Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone spoke about depression and mental health, India woke up to a side of health which was earlier denied its existence. Her opening up about mental health issues was important on 2 levels – one, mental health as a field and mental health practitioners […]

Innovation in Startups – Creative or Copycat?

Features
November 7, 2016 1

Innovation is assumed to be the corner stone in entrepreneurial success. Innovation is viewed as the source of success in the market economy, and it maybe vehemently reinforced by today’s changing and competitive environment but the fact remains that many of the innovations are copied and brought from another market […]

Mastering the art of gifting — Giftxoxo!

Special
October 24, 2016 0

Had you ever thought that gifting can become a business idea that could lead to a start-up? As much as the idea is intriguing, Giftxoxo not only translated this into a grand success but also have been moving forward to conquer the next level of experience gifting. Here is an […]

Creating tummy wonders with Momos!

Special
October 3, 2016 2

Steamed and packed, a momo is a big source of love not only for foodies but is also equally appealing to anyone and everyone, literally. One can savour the stuffed flavours and unravel the richness of this marvellous dish, cooking which is an art in itself. Juicy Momos simplifies it all […]

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