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Amit Somani of Prime Ventures explains why startups need economic moats to shield themselves from competition

In this episode of Prime Ventures' Prime Knowledge video series, Amit Somani, Managing Partner at Prime Venture Partners, discusses the need for an economic moat and how startups can go about building one.

26 Jan 2020 6:30 am
[The Turning Point] When a batter blast led iD Fresh to find a way to make Rs 210 Cr a year

The Turning Point is a series of short articles that focuses on the moment when an entrepreneur hit upon a winning idea. Today, we look at Bengaluru-based iD Fresh, a ready-to-cook startup known for idli-dosa batter, coffee decoctions, parothas, and now a new organic range.

26 Jan 2020 6:00 am
Startups raise $11.1 billion in 2019 amid economic slowdown (and other top stories of the week)

Homegrown Indian startups raised $11.1 billion in 2019, a fall of just 2.4 percent when compared to the corresponding period in 2018.

26 Jan 2020 6:00 am
At SaasBooMi, experts say India will be the product and intellectual property capital of the world

Over 50 investors, four large SaaS companies along with 500 startups got together to discuss how India's global share in the SaaS pie is growing from 2.6 percent to eight percent in five years.

25 Jan 2020 7:35 pm
Style, substance, showcase: how the Pratibimba exhibition celebrates 9 years of photography and art

In this two-part photo essay, we share highlights from this outstanding exhibition in Pune, along with insights from Shridhar Deshpande, founder of Sheils Photography.

25 Jan 2020 2:29 pm
[WATCH] The week that was - from Zomatos acquisition of Uber Eats to Deepinder Goyal's favourite food delivery app

This week, we bring you inspirational stories of founders and their journeys. From Deepinder Goyal, whose foodtech biggie Zomato recently took over Uber Eats, to Sudipta Banerjee, the techie from a Bengal village who went on to build Wynk Music, theres motivation for everyone.

25 Jan 2020 11:13 am
[Matrix Moments] Valuations come in the context of the risk you are taking, says Avnish Bajaj of Matrix Partners

In this episode of #MatrixMoments, Avnish Bajaj, co-founder and Managing Director, Matrix Partners India, talks about valuations and how investors arrive at these valuations depending on various factors.

25 Jan 2020 10:41 am
Bank on your future with these job openings in the banking sector

If your diplomatic skills are on par with your analytic skills, and you are good at finance management and customer engagement, here are a few job openings for you

25 Jan 2020 7:35 am
OPPO F15 revives the F-series but feels outdated compared to other mid-range smartphones

OPPOs latest device in India has an attractive camera set-up and super-fast charging that could woo casual users. But, will that be enough to offset an outdated processor?

25 Jan 2020 6:00 am
What investors want from Budget 2020 (and other top stories of the day)

On February 1, all eyes will be on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as she delivers the Union Budget for 2020-21. Here's what investors want.

25 Jan 2020 6:00 am
This Gurugram startup is all set to eat up Swiggy, Zomato profits with its home-cooked meals

Started in 2016 with an aim to deliver home-cooked meals unique to a particular region, JustMyRoots is eyeing to touch Rs 30 crore topline by 2021. The startup also claims to be Indias first inter-state home delivery service.

25 Jan 2020 5:20 am
[The Turning Point] Focusing on student perspective led this IIM alumnus to start Gradeup

Turning Point is a series of short articles that focuses on the moment when an entrepreneur hit upon a winning idea. Today, we look at Noida-based online exam preparation destination Gradeup.

25 Jan 2020 5:15 am
The fifth NetApp Excellerator Demo Day shows that the strength of a program reflects in the success stories of its startups

NetApp Excellerators cohort five graduates take the program tally to 29 B2B tech startups, three successful exits and ten technology alliance partners in less than three years.

24 Jan 2020 9:26 pm
[Weekly Funding Roundup] Equity increases by 200 pc as Indian startups raise $146.95M this week

Indian startups raised $146.95 million in funding across 17 deals, a 200 percent increase since last week when only $48.3 million was raised in equity.

24 Jan 2020 7:40 pm
Paytm Payments Bank submits 3,500 phone numbers of scamsters to TRAI and Home Ministry

Paytm Payments Bank said that this initiative was taken to further ensure the security of digital payments users. Along with this, the bank has also filed FIRs against these criminals with Cyber Cell for an immediate action to stop this scam.

24 Jan 2020 5:17 pm
The promise of IndiaStack, and how the world is watching

IndiaStack is a collection of APIs targeted at entrepreneurs who want to build products and services for all of India.

24 Jan 2020 4:00 pm
[Funding alert] Logistics startup LogiNext raises $39M in Series B from Tiger Global, Steadview Capital

LogiNext will use the funding to commence operations at new locations, as the logistics startup plans to double its workforce, especially across the R&D.

24 Jan 2020 1:01 pm
Info Edge sets up alternative investment fund to invest in tech

Started in the early days of the internet in India in 1997, Noida-based Info Edge, which runs Naukri, JeevanSathi, 99acres, and Shiksha, is one of the pioneers in the dot-com business.

24 Jan 2020 12:01 pm
Niti Aayog to develop National Data Platform to ensure consistent and credible data

Releasing the Vision Document for the National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP), Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said the NDAP will strive to ensure the data is assured, consistent, coherent, and credible

24 Jan 2020 11:49 am
[Funding alert] Food startup Samosa Singh raises $2.7M in Series-A round led by She Capital

With this funding food startup Samosa Singh is looking to scale up its operations and production capabilities. The team also has plans to expand into multiple cities and is looking to launch a cloud-kitchen model.

24 Jan 2020 11:06 am
[Funding alert] Pine Labs raises investment from Mastercard

The investment is part of a partnership to continue the rapid growth of convenient electronic payment options for consumers across the region

24 Jan 2020 10:38 am
How India-rooted SaaS companies have a trillion-dollar opportunity to service global businesses

India-rooted SaaS businesses are in a prime position to be able to address changing software needs for SMB and mid-market companies in the US. Helping the SaaS sector extend and grow its footprint will unlock a treasure chest for Indias future.

24 Jan 2020 9:19 am
Authenticity, aspiration, application what these artists teach us about the mindset of creativity

In Part II of our photo essay on three CKP exhibitions, we share more pictorial highlights along with artist insights on originality and discipline.

24 Jan 2020 7:25 am
Travel aggregator Shoes on Loose wants to disrupt the space with destination experts to guide every traveller

Delhi-based travel startup Shoes on Loose is using technology and destination experts to ensure hassle-free trips. After over 10,000+ customised tours, the startup is aiming for Rs 8 crore in revenue by the end of FY20.

24 Jan 2020 7:18 am
These new apps went viral in 2019, and could lead this year

The app universe threw up new viral sensations in 2019. From streaming to editing, video apps had a field day. Some other apps grew because of India.

24 Jan 2020 6:15 am
This Zoho for hospitality and travel startup is gunning for unicorn status (and other top stories of the day)

In 2004, he started RateGain, a direct-to-consumer price comparison website that has now evolved as an end-to-end cloud-based platform for enterprises.

24 Jan 2020 6:00 am
Budget 2020: What investors want - clarity, tax parity, and infrastructure support

As we start the new decade, startups and investors alike are waiting for this years budget. From startup policy to more clarity here is what the investors want from this years budget from the government.

24 Jan 2020 5:45 am
[App Fridays] What users Likee about this short video making platform with 350M downloads

Likee, with 4.5 stars and more than 100 million downloads on Google Play Store, is also number one on the Top Free apps list under the Video Players and Editors category. YourStory explores the app in this review.

24 Jan 2020 5:35 am
Hyderabad-based online pharmacy and e-health startup MetroMedi aims to be a unified healthcare platform

The Hyderabad-based startup is operational across six other cities, fulfilling over 100,000 orders since its inception in 2018. MetroMedi recently raised a seed round of $1.5 million.

24 Jan 2020 5:35 am
[Startup Bharat] Ahmedabad-based NEERx Technovations smart sensor is helping farmers understand soil condition

NEERx founders Harsh Agrawal and Nikita Tiwari have developed a sensor called SHOOL that can detect properties of soil such as permitivity, soil moisture, conductivity, and temperature

24 Jan 2020 5:20 am
[Funding alert] Ashish Kashyaps INDWealth is raising Rs 87 Cr as part of its Series C fundraise

The new fundraise comes just six months after INDWealth raised $15 million round led by Tiger Global, taking the total fund raise to $45 million.

23 Jan 2020 8:58 pm
WEF unveils new internet security principles to help protect up to one billion users

The new principles ask ISPs to protect consumers by default from widespread cyberattacks, and act collectively with peers to identify and respond to known threats.

23 Jan 2020 7:28 pm
Capital Float partners with Credit Saison to further lend Rs 1,500 Cr to MSMEs in 2020

The Japanese financial institution and the Indian digital lender will collaborate to provide SMEs business loans with an enhanced digital experience.

23 Jan 2020 7:20 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech startup and ISA player Konfinity raises seed funding from AngelList

The funds raised will be used to expand the startup's services to over 100 colleges across 12 cities in the next six months.

23 Jan 2020 6:48 pm
A commitment for over a decade: Why Dell believes CSR is not just the good thing but the right thing to do

Theexcited chatter at Jhamtse GatsalChildrens Community in a remote village in Arunachal Pradeshs Tawang indicated that a long-time dream had come true for the 90 children at the community home. They now had access to computers, printers and internet, like millions across India. And, making the

23 Jan 2020 6:22 pm
SoftBank-backed Grofers not worried about increasing competetion in online grocery space

Grofers said it will continue to invest in physical infrastructure, technology, and marketing activities to strengthen its presence and make customers' experience seamless

23 Jan 2020 6:14 pm
[Funding alert] Edtech startup Eupheus Learning raises $4.3M in Series A led by Yuj Ventures

Eupheus said it will use the new capital to increase nationwide presence, develop new product offerings, and expand the team.

23 Jan 2020 6:13 pm
How Dell Technologies celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion through innovative initiatives

A study by the Boston Consulting Group has shown that companies that practice diversity have 19 percent more revenue. Research by Deloitte shows that senior executives or managers who exhibit inclusive behavior can make a difference of 70 percentage points in the output of team members who feel hi

23 Jan 2020 6:12 pm
How investing in leadership and talent development comprehensively has helped Dell Technologies innovate and grow

In September 2016, the merger between EMC Corporation and Dell created the worlds largest privately held technology company, Dell Technologies. Its a journey that began over a generation ago, in Michael Dells Texas University dorm room. He believed he could provide customers with more powerful

23 Jan 2020 6:05 pm
Emerging technologies and the art & science of possibilities

We live in an age where technology is so seamlessly integrated into our lives that we take its ubiquity for granted. Emerging technologies have changed every aspect of our lives, from the way we work, to the way we communicate and even the way we manage our health and finances. These technologies

23 Jan 2020 5:59 pm
[Funding alert] Gurugram-based neo-banking platform Nupay invests in Venture Catalysts

Nupay said in a statement that it plans to deploy the funds from the current round towards geographical expansion and product optimisation

23 Jan 2020 5:52 pm
Data is the new water and AI is helping organisations ride the wave

As of June 2019, there were over 4.4 billion internet users in the world. This statistic represents an 83% percent increase in the number of people using the Internet in just five years! Right now, over 5 quintillion bytes of data are generated in a single day (thats 5 followed by 18 zeros). Simpl

23 Jan 2020 5:16 pm
[Funding alert] After MEnagage, Singer Sukhbir Singh backs second Jaipur-based healthtech startup MEDdelivery

The company plans to use the freshly raised funds for its product, technology and geographical expansion.

23 Jan 2020 5:09 pm
PhonePe announces foray into insurance, launches international travel insurance on app

PhonePe's insurance offers instant refunds with no cancellation charges before the travel start date, and 24x7 international travel assistance across 220 countries.

23 Jan 2020 5:03 pm
2020 is the Year of Womens Empowerment, says UPES, and will impart 25% scholarship to all girl students

Women account for 48 percent of Indias population, but have not been equal beneficiaries of the countrys rapid economic growth. The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) believes that its imperative for educational institutions and boardrooms to reflect diversity and bring more women

23 Jan 2020 4:57 pm
France looks to invest in India's startup ecosystem; signed seven deals at Venture Capital Symposium

The second edition of the symposium saw 17 French venture capitalists, business angels, and corporate funds participating, to identify actionable investment opportunities in India.

23 Jan 2020 4:50 pm
PhonePe launches ATM service, to allow users to withdraw cash from neighbourhood stores

Launched on a pilot basis in Delhi NCR, PhonePe will not be charging its customers or merchants to avail the service

23 Jan 2020 4:11 pm
The Tao of creative conversations: tapping into better business talk

Conversations equalise any deficits in infrastructural and financial advantages that established conglomerates might have over startups, essentially because of the limitless potential of the human mind. Lets take a look at how you can get more out of conversations.

23 Jan 2020 2:01 pm
How Amazon made it 'sambhav' for SMBs to shine

There are more than 550,000 sellers on the Amazon India marketplace, and more than 60,000 Indian manufacturers and brands are exporting their Make in India products to customers worldwide on Amazon.

23 Jan 2020 1:57 pm
[Funding alert] Reproductive health brand Crysta raises Rs 10 Cr in Pre-Series A round

The Pre-Series A funding will help Crysta in building an end-to-end reproductive health platform covering all relevant aspects of pregnancy and fertility care.

23 Jan 2020 1:30 pm