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VC funds favouring B2B businesses over B2C
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Wake up and smell the coffee
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In forties? It’s not late to join the start-up bandwagon
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The tribulations of a mid-career entrepreneur
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Govt cautious about showing its affection for start-ups
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World The Diaspora, The Nasty Party And Elections 2015
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Remove capital gains tax on angel investment in start-ups, give I-T sops
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UK-India: Potential for collaboration for cross border start-ups
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Phir Ek Baar, Cameron Sarkar
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UK’s EU Referendum: ‘To Leave Or Not To Leave’, That Is The Question

VC funds favouring B2B businesses over B2C

Being approached by a Deepinder Goyal or a Sachin Bansal to invest in their new consumer-focused venture at an early stage will probably be every investor’s dream come true. It must seem like they have hit the jackpot. But historical investment statistics suggest otherwise. Barring a couple of anomalies, none of the founders of the[…]

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Wake up and smell the coffee

The Brexit vote in UK was not as much against Europe as it was against mainstream politicians and against immigration. The Remain side had the leaders of all three main parties while the Exit side was led by a motley crew of cross party politicians. The Remain side had an economic argument as their main[…]

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In forties? It’s not late to join the start-up bandwagon

I am in my late 40s, left my corporate job in early 30s and since then then have been a part of start-up ecosystem donning different hats – an entrepreneur, prop investor and now an early stage fund manager. My peer group, who passed their IITs in late 80s – 90s and are now C-level[…]

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Govt cautious about showing its affection for start-ups

The finance minister (FM) rose to present the Union Budget 2016-17 and along with it rose my heartbeat. In the run-up to the Budget, the investor community was hopeful about getting tax exemptions on angel investing, and start-ups were hoping for tax rebates and ease of doing business. The FM had something for everyone. It[…]

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World The Diaspora, The Nasty Party And Elections 2015

First-generation British Indians often related more to the Labour Party than the Conservative Party. Will a change in the mindset of the second and third generation British Indians affect the voting pattern and force a new coalition? In 1885, British Indian politician Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownagree was elected to office as the first Conservative Member[…]

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Remove capital gains tax on angel investment in start-ups, give I-T sops

The start-up community has pinned a lot of hopes on the upcoming Union Budget. The Startup India policy announced last month was full of good news for entrepreneurs and investors. A key highlight was launch of Rs 10,000 crore fund with exemptions from income tax, capital gains tax and a big rebate in patent filing[…]

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UK-India: Potential for collaboration for cross border start-ups

Cross-border teams that complement each other’s technical and business strengths will define the future of successful start-ups. Britain with its vision and India with its technical expertise offer a win-win partnership solution. India has taken its place as the world’s leading start-up base with the presence of more than 4,200 start-up ventures. By registering a[…]

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Phir Ek Baar, Cameron Sarkar

The Conservative Party’s historic victory in the UK elections holds important lessons for both India’s NDA government and Rahul Gandhi. David Cameron led the Conservative Party to a historic victory in the recent UK General Elections enabling the Conservatives (Tories) to form the first majority government after nearly two decades. David Cameron‘s brand of “Liberal[…]

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UK’s EU Referendum: ‘To Leave Or Not To Leave’, That Is The Question

Should EU decide what is good for UK? Does UK have a bright future outside the EU? The United Kingdom comprising of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Channel Islands has had an uneasy relationship with its mainland European cousins. The European Union is an economic and political partnership involving 28 European countries. It began after[…]

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