Startup Series: Losing and regaining one’s mojo as a founder
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Startup Series: Losing and regaining one’s mojo as a founder

Those in solid founder teams too don't just have a collective experience; they also have their own, personal experiences of the founding journey.

Startup Series: How to be a valuable non-tech co-founder
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Startup Series: How to be a valuable non-tech co-founder

The excessive media focus on techies as startup founders often makes non-techies doubt their ability to found and build a startup and create value.

Startup Series: Getting help is important; here's how you go about it
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Startup Series: Getting help is important; here's how you go about it

Asking for help is an essential founder survival skill.

Startup Series: Going Global from the start is pertinent to enable future success at scale
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Startup Series: Going Global from the start is pertinent to enable future success at scale

As we have discussed before in this column series, founders benefit from creating a scaffold, a structure that enables future success at scale, without them needing to come back later and fix things that should have been done right the first time.

Startups need support from the government to decrease the failure rate
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Startups need support from the government to decrease the failure rate

Startups in India face numerous challenges at different stages in terms of incorporation, fund raising and hiring and they need adequate support to tide over these difficulties and minimise failures, says a report.

Google is finally looking to acquire startups in India; to focus on cloud computing and cybersecurity
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Google is finally looking to acquire startups in India; to focus on cloud computing and cybersecurity

Google is finally looking to acquire startups in India. The search giant is looking to invest in Indian startups and is reportedly in talks with various entities, including various venture capital (VC) firms.

India ranks third in the world for most number of startups in technology
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India ranks third in the world for most number of startups in technology

In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.

Oracle announces expansion of its Startup Accelerator Programme in Delhi and Mumbai
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Oracle announces expansion of its Startup Accelerator Programme in Delhi and Mumbai

After the successful launch in Bengaluru, US tech giant Oracle on Wednesday expanded its Startup Cloud Accelerator programme to New Delhi and Mumbai to help fuel cloud-enabled innovation.

Startup Series: Risk and your startup
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Startup Series: Risk and your startup

A healthcare startup founder I know was in a dilemma. For a pretty sizeable chunk of the equity pie, she had agreed to take on as cofounder a tech development guy. He would in turn build the platform which would enable her business model. As delivered, the platform however was far from adequate.

Fyers has the most hassle free way for millenials to invest in the Indian stock market
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Fyers has the most hassle free way for millenials to invest in the Indian stock market

Fyers has introduced a thematic investment platform that allows anyone to invest in their ideas, without actually looking at the stocks.

Startup Series: Building your startup’s culture
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Startup Series: Building your startup’s culture

To be fair, building organisational culture is usually not on many founders’ radars in the early days, when much must be done in very little time.

Startup Series: Pay for a good lawyer!
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Startup Series: Pay for a good lawyer!

The advice of a competent, experienced startup lawyer is something founders would do well to pay for.

PayPal announces launch of fifth edition of PayPal Incubator Challenge
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PayPal announces launch of fifth edition of PayPal Incubator Challenge

PayPal has announced the launch of the fifth edition of the PayPal Incubator Challenge. The Internet company formally invites the applications for early-stage financial tech companies.

Why startup nationalism in India makes sense in the age of Trump
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Why startup nationalism in India makes sense in the age of Trump

In India's new startup war involving global wannabes and local "Unicorn" entrepreneurs with companies that involve market valuation in excess of one billion US dollars, the answer to "Who will win the e-commerce war?" may well be: "the one that has better Indians."

Energy firms swoop on startups in billion-dollar technology race
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Energy firms swoop on startups in billion-dollar technology race

Europe's biggest energy companies have ploughed more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) into startups, according to Reuters calculations

Startup ecosystem is lucky to have Tata's support and backing, startup world expresses support
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Startup ecosystem is lucky to have Tata's support and backing, startup world expresses support

Amid the corporate war raging within Tata Sons, which has also highlighted Ratan Tata's work as angel investor in startups after his earlier retirement in 2012, startup founders have come out in strong support of the Tata scion.

Fitbit in talks to buy smartwatch maker Pebble for around $40 million: Report
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Fitbit in talks to buy smartwatch maker Pebble for around $40 million: Report

Pebble, one of the most popular Kickstarter project and a struggling smartwatch maker could be acquired by Fitbit.

Startup series: Building the business on a shoestring budget
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Startup series: Building the business on a shoestring budget

A startup, while it works to make revenue with its product or service, incurs essential costs. A shoestring budget calls for resourcefulness and creativity in building the business.

Samsung, Apple, Motorola and Micromax make 65 percent of the second hand market in India: Cashify survey
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Samsung, Apple, Motorola and Micromax make 65 percent of the second hand market in India: Cashify survey

Lurking somewhere behind the booming smartphone segment is an active 'seconds' market. And, hasn't it always been there?

Ola facing slowdown in funding, the valuation may dip: Report
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Ola facing slowdown in funding, the valuation may dip: Report

This doesn't come as a surprise as all through the year there have been reports around how startups will feel the pinch of the slowing funding.