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GAMEs Ravi Venkatesan decodes the power of mass entrepreneurship to drive Indias growth

Ravi Venkatesan is the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), a platform for mission-aligned partners to learn, innovate and collaboratively build a self-sustaining mass entrepreneurship ecosystem. By identifying and scaling breakthroughs with partners, GAME is working tow

14 Aug 2020 7:37 pm
Life science incubator C-CAMP launches AMR accelerator programme to encourage antimicrobial resistance innovations

C-CAMP's AMR accelerator programme will provide inputs on scientific, clinical, IP, regulatory, and commercialisation aspects to the participants.

14 Aug 2020 6:44 pm
[Weekly funding roundup] Investments into startups continue to remain low

For Indian startups, the current month did not start on a positive note as the total equity funding for the second week of August stood at $12 million.

14 Aug 2020 6:25 pm
[Funding alert] Anchanto raises $12.1M in Series C round

This Singapore and India-based SaaS startup that focusses on the ecommerce segment plans to use the fresh round of funding for R&D and launch of new products.

14 Aug 2020 6:09 pm
How HSBC is empowering virtual CFOs to help startups grow with innovative banking

A virtual CFO provides its financial services on an hourly or monthly basis, which keeps startups assured that the finance side of their business is being taken care of by experts while minimising on overhead expenses.

14 Aug 2020 11:41 am
Mapping, mentoring, masterclasses: how TiE Mumbai helped entrepreneurs during the pandemic outbreak

For more than four months, entrepreneurs have faced severe challenges as India went into various stages of lockdown from March onwards. Despite the upheaval, heres how TiE Mumbai has helped startups learn and move on.

14 Aug 2020 11:08 am
[Funding alert] U GRO Capital raises about Rs 400 crore as it expects credit demand to grow

The fundraising, during the course of the first quarter, comes even as it sits on a liquidity of over Rs 300 crore, U GRO Capital said in a statement.

14 Aug 2020 10:14 am
Amazon India launches Amazon Pharmacy in Bengaluru

The service is being launched in Bengaluru initially, and maybe scaled up to other cities in the future.

14 Aug 2020 10:06 am
[App Fridays] Reliances JioBrowser is emerging as a leading Made in India mobile browser

JioBrowser by Reliance is a Made in India mobile browser, which is fast, secure, and data-friendly. The app is quickly gaining popularity among users.

14 Aug 2020 5:50 am
Third edition of Maharashtra Startup Week concludes; 24 winning startups to receive government work orders

Pivoting to an online format for the first time, 100 startups across sectors pitched their innovative ideas virtually to sector-specific panels at the Maharashtra Startup Week 2020. The grand finale took place on August 8

13 Aug 2020 2:49 pm
US govt announces certain exemptions on H-1B and L-1 visas travel ban

The US government said the exemptions given for H-1B and L-1 visas are being provided under the national interest category

13 Aug 2020 2:33 pm
PM unveils major reform with faceless tax scrutiny system

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said efforts are being made to make the entire tax system seamless, painless and faceless, and urged people to pay due taxes

13 Aug 2020 2:13 pm
[Funding alert] Sales augmentation startup DaveAI raises investment from Mumbai Angels Network, others

Sale augmentation startup DaveAI, which is used by brands to create sales experiences on web, VR, and AR, will use the funds to enter new markets and sustain its growth at a global scale.

13 Aug 2020 11:56 am
How the concept of office spaces and meetings is going to change forever

The work from home concept, which is comparatively new in India, is slowly catching up and is here to stay. It saves on the commute time, energy, and the money on various resources.

13 Aug 2020 11:46 am
GeM has potential to handle transactions up to $100B per annum, says CEO

Talleen Kumar, CEO of GeM, says the platform can handle transactions worth $100 billion per annum, given the fact that 18 to 20 percent of the country's GDP goes into procurement expenses.

13 Aug 2020 7:41 am
[Jobs Roundup] Join the logistics band with these openings at Shiprocket

Shiprocket recently raised $13 million in its Series C round. The D2C logistics startup is looking to hire 60 applicants in the current quarter.

13 Aug 2020 7:10 am
From Punjabi to Sanskrit, this edtech startup is making learning Indian languages relevant

Language Curry is a Gurugram-based language learning startup that has raised $92,000 in angel funding led by a clutch of angels investors.

13 Aug 2020 6:10 am
[Funding alert] Fintech startup Eduvanz raises $5M in Series A led by Sequoia India

Mumbai-based smart education and skill development lender Educanz aims to disburse Rs 400-500 crore in loans over the next 2 years with the Sequoia funding

13 Aug 2020 6:05 am
How business leaders are gearing up for the next wave of digitisation

Six months ago, many organisations would have viewed digital disruption as a buzzword something to gradually work towards once a well-thought-out digital strategy was in place. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all that changed, and in a bid to stay relevant, businesses suddenly fou

12 Aug 2020 7:14 pm
Seva Kitchen and IndianBloodDonors' Khushroo Poacha on what it takes to make changemaking a peoples movement

In eight cities across India - Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Naya Raipur, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Palwal, New Delhi, and the village of Sawantwadi - thousands of free home-cooked meals are served every Sunday at numerous hospitals to hundreds of poor patients and their families. This is made possible

12 Aug 2020 3:49 pm
Atal Innovation Mission launches second edition of student entrepreneurship programme

The programme, SEP 2.0, will allow student innovators to work closely with Dell volunteers and receive support in various stages.

12 Aug 2020 11:52 am
Rocketship.vc closes second global VC fund with $100M

The launch of Fund II will enable Rocketship.vc to continue investing globally across different sectors and company stages, and increase the firms number of follow-on investments.

12 Aug 2020 10:38 am
After founding Junglee, Helion, veteran investor Ashish Gupta now joins Prime Venture Partners

Dr Ashish Gupta, renowned serial entrepreneur, angel investor and VC, who co-founded Helion Ventures, has joined Prime Venture Partners as Partner Emeritus.

12 Aug 2020 10:05 am
The internet gives you the ability to shatter boundaries 20 quotes of the week on digital transformation

From digital change to Digital India, this series of quotes from the week of August 3-10 captures the tech impacts that are sweeping across the world.

12 Aug 2020 7:15 am
How Byjus 6-yr-old son played a role in a $300 million deal that was closed in 6 weeks

Bengaluru-based learning unicorn recently acquired Mumbai-based startup WhiteHat Jr in an all-cash deal worth $300 million

12 Aug 2020 7:05 am
YS Learn: How entrepreneurs anxiety and moods affect teams and what they can do to bring in productive behaviour

As they juggle different tasks, why is it becoming increasingly important for entrepreneurs to be in a good mood and manage their anxiety?

12 Aug 2020 6:45 am
Heres why skill development must translate into entrepreneurial training

In India, it is imperative for upskilling and training to co-exist with entrepreneurial training with 10-12 million people looking for jobs.

12 Aug 2020 6:45 am
Amazon Prime Day sale sees record participation from SMBs this year

The two-day Prime Day sale of Amazon was dedicated to the SMBs in India, and over a million members shopped from these businesses.

11 Aug 2020 6:27 pm
Building the perfect portfolio

If you invest in an informed and disciplined manner and stay on the path for the long term, it will help you build the perfect portfolio for your needs.

11 Aug 2020 6:13 pm
Not facing challenges will never make you a good entrepreneur 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From setbacks to success, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts, and stories!

11 Aug 2020 11:46 am
[Funding alert] Online climate school Terra.do raises $1.4M from Rainmatter Capital, BEENEXT, others

Terra.do, an online climate school that runs programmes and projects to solve climate change problems, has raised $1.4 million in a seed round and aims to scale its effort. Online climate schoolTerra.do has closed a $1.4 million seed round led by Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs (India), BEENEXT

11 Aug 2020 11:31 am
The business needs talent to grow, but good talent is expensive?

Flexible talent and models can help startups grow and compete in a lean and cost-effective manner.

11 Aug 2020 11:14 am
Samsung rolls out 'Made in India' privacy app on select handsets

The Samsung app allows users of the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 smartphones to quickly switch to privacy mode from normal mode by double-clicking the power button and also automatically save images and videos in private folders based on the usage pattern.

11 Aug 2020 10:53 am
How the TiE Young Entrepreneurs programme instils creativity and resilience in school students

TiE Bangalore just wrapped up the fourth cohort of its educational programme on entrepreneurship for school students. Heres what the jurors say about its design and contributions.

11 Aug 2020 10:47 am