EV startup Euler Motors raises Rs 20 cr as part of Series A funding; to use money to expedite product, technology
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EV startup Euler Motors raises Rs 20 cr as part of Series A funding; to use money to expedite product, technology

Earlier, as part of its pre-series A round, Euler Motors had raised Rs 15 crore from Blume Venture, US based Emergent Ventures and Andrew Lee. With this series A, Euler Motors has so far raised more than Rs 35 crore.

Pune-based startup Earthfood aims to offer residue-free produce at market price; expands footprint to Mumbai
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Pune-based startup Earthfood aims to offer residue-free produce at market price; expands footprint to Mumbai

EarthFood's produce is priced some 0.5 percent to two percent higher than normally grown (fertiliser-driven) fruits and vegetables.

Nirmala Sitharaman urges startups to develop tech for 'Made in India' defence arms; provide 'solutions' to Indian problems
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Nirmala Sitharaman urges startups to develop tech for 'Made in India' defence arms; provide 'solutions' to Indian problems

Sitharaman announced a "Defence India Startup Challenge", a national contest for startups to develop arms and technologies for the defence sector

Daily yoga practice significantly improves sperm quality, reveals AIIMS study published in international journal
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Daily yoga practice significantly improves sperm quality, reveals AIIMS study published in international journal

A daily yoga routine significantly improves sperm quality, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

SuperBot is a chatbot designed to help educational institutes meet their online counselling needs
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SuperBot is a chatbot designed to help educational institutes meet their online counselling needs

PinnacleWorks has partnered with BBD University in Lucknow to deploy SuperBot. It is in talks with other educations institutes as well.

Innovation is about daring to look at the world differently
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Innovation is about daring to look at the world differently

Societal attitudes that discourage questioning, punish failure and judge rather than reward initiative, often kill the spirit of innovation.

Startups stand to benefit most from open source technologies by understanding it before embracing it
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Startups stand to benefit most from open source technologies by understanding it before embracing it

The whole open source movement across the globe has made it into a giant, and startups using open source are already in the league of giants.

Telangana startup incubator T-Hub announces launch of advanced technology lab
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Telangana startup incubator T-Hub announces launch of advanced technology lab

The lab will serve as a showcase to enhance awareness about UTCs Smart Building products and platforms for start-ups and develop collaborative solutions

The future of the Indian banking industry after a decade of scrupulous control
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The future of the Indian banking industry after a decade of scrupulous control

The Indian banking industry is opening up in a big way with the introduction of Payments Bank along with wallet operators entering the non-bank space.

Hyderabad to host Asia's largest startup conclave, August Festival on August 26
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Hyderabad to host Asia's largest startup conclave, August Festival on August 26

A Future Festival will focus on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, robotics and data science.

Startup Series: Founders of failed startups take heart, people don't fail or succeed, ventures do
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Startup Series: Founders of failed startups take heart, people don't fail or succeed, ventures do

Failed ventures provide the opportunity for a lot more reflection and embody a lot more learning for founders than successful ventures do.

Startup Series: Founders ignoring their own wellness can adversely affect the company
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Startup Series: Founders ignoring their own wellness can adversely affect the company

It wont be much fun if your company is celebrating milestones and you are sitting under your desk rendered immobile by your anxiety.

Sourav Ganguly to pitch in funds to drive startup co Flickstree, a curated video platform
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Sourav Ganguly to pitch in funds to drive startup co Flickstree, a curated video platform

Calling itself the country’s first personal video magazine, the curated and personalised video platform has free-to-watch videos

With Travis Kalanick out of the picture, Uber's ultimate test starts now
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With Travis Kalanick out of the picture, Uber's ultimate test starts now

Many a times the founders may not be the best person to lead the company through all its stages.

Startup Series: Founder Conflicts — When a star disrupts the team
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Startup Series: Founder Conflicts — When a star disrupts the team

Startups are a team sport too, and founder conflict can sometimes arise from one “star” disrupting the team.

US-based company NetApp to launch Excellerator programme for startups in Bengaluru
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US-based company NetApp to launch Excellerator programme for startups in Bengaluru

US based storage and data management company NetApp on Wednesday announced the launch of the NetApp Excellerator programme to help startups in Bengaluru.

GST affects small enterprises in a big way, here's a simple guide to understanding it
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GST affects small enterprises in a big way, here's a simple guide to understanding it

Just like every coin has two sides, GST also has its pros and cons.

Startup Series: Attracting the right talent is a contact sport
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Startup Series: Attracting the right talent is a contact sport

Here are some pointers with helping founders find people for their teams.

Startup Series: The art of equity distribution among the early employees
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Startup Series: The art of equity distribution among the early employees

This column draws upon the several startup situations I have been or advised in and covers some essential considerations in such a discussion.