Creative Collaborative Platform Qyuki Gets Funding From Former Disney India MD


AR Rahman & Shekhar Kapur’s media startup Qyuki Digital Media has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from former Disney India MD (Digital) Samir Bangara. Mr. Bangara will also join the company as Managing Director and CEO, succeeding Poonacha Machaiah. He will assume his new role from June 3, 2013. This is the second […]

India’s First Telecom Incubator Gets Sebi’s Approval

Startup Village

Start-up Village, Cochi-based India’s first telecom incubator, has received Sebi’s approval for its angel fund of $10 million that could go up to $20 million with a ‘Green Shoe’ (over-allotment) option. The focus area of the fund will be Telecom/Internet, and it would start investing once the initial close of $2 million is achieved. The […]

Key Principles Of Lean Start Up


A new research by Harvard Business School’s Shikhar Ghosh shows, 75% of all start-ups fail However, “lean start-up” has emerged as a countervailing force which makes the process of starting a company less risky What is “Lean start-up”? Lean Start-up is a new way of looking at the development of innovative new products that emphasizes […]

How To Convince Investors To Fund Your Tech Startup


What is common between Square, Hailo, Codecademy, Pinterest, Tumblr? Square’s  allows entrepreneurs to accept credit card payments via smartphone. Hailo  is a yellow taxi cab app. Codecademy  is an online coding tool. Pinterest provides people with a quick, easy, entertaining way to share photos. Tumblr is one of the most popular Web destinations in the United […]

The “Koohooo!!” Project: Nestles and Nurtures Creative Sparks in Kids.

The Koohooo!! Project

A couple of days back, an idea popped into my head, what we call “Eureka Moment”, glamorously. I was basking in self-appreciation about the novelty of the idea. I sat with my team to have brainstorming on this mythical “Eureka Moment”. We discussed, and discussed a lot, and everybody sounded very confident about the Koohooo!! […]

Rajeev Circle Fellowship Programme Launched


Silicon Valley venture capitalist Asha Jadeja Motwani has launched an annual fellow ship programme, Rajeev Circle Fellowship, to enable Indian entrepreneurs to visit and connect with entrepreneurs, mentors and seed investors in Silicon Valley in the US. Asha Jadeja Motwani is the wife of late Stanford Professor Rajeev Motwani, who was a globally acclaimed computer […]

Tips For Startups By Startups


India’s economy is indeed going through a slowdown. But that should not dampen a startup’s spirit. In reality, customers are much more likely to switch in bad times and adopt an innovative idea. Rural India as market holds big promise. If you are a startup then you must take rural India seriously. Don’t focus on […]

Next Generation Of Funding For Entrepreneurs

Crowd Funding

It seems start ups and traditional financial institutions are moving in opposite directions. Start ups have got game changing ideas, they are hungry for credit. But banks and other financial institutions have never been stricter with their financing parameters. Frustrated by the traditional financial institutions’ policy of using unworkable metrics, which are often hostile to […]

B-schools Get The Basics Wrong When Trying To Teach Entrepreneurship


“Today, it is all about starting small and experimenting. Business plans get outdated rapidly and market research is no substitute for prototype and user testing. The focus on venture capital is also misguided. VCs rarely fund infant startups—it is angel investors, friends and family who provide the outside seed funding. So even when trying to […]