Sequoia, Accel lead startup investors’ funding tally in H1 2020 even as investment declines 29%

Funding in the first half of 2020 was led by $500 million raised by Byju’s from Tiger Global and General Atlantic (in two separate deals) and $300 million secured by FirstCry from SoftBank. Zomato, Swiggy, Unacademy and Bou

Googles comes to rescue of startups focusing on post-Covid world; expands accelerator support

Amid Covid pandemic, startups have been trying to reorient themselves by resetting their cost base with a focus on core businesses and avoiding cash burn as much as possible.

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Unlocking post-Covid potential: How startups can turn short-term challenges into long-term opportunities

In order to unlock the full business value of contracts, organizations will need to increase revenue, reduce cost, accelerate cash flows, and minimize risk.

A handy toolkit for startups: How to plan communication strategy to tide over coronavirus lockdown

All startups are born on the back of a powerful idea and the passion to see the idea become a reality. Startups live through all kinds of challenges in their normal days, which are a rare occurrence for large organisations

Identity change: Covid-hit startups look to become MSMEs to benefit from govt’s mega relief package

Ease of Doing Business: Multiple startups are now preparing to switch as MSMEs to benefit from the economic package announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month.

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Interview | Corporates today don’t have agility of startups to innovate, execute: Microsoft’s Lathika Pai

'Some large corporates believe that they can create entrepreneurs and entrepreneur labs. This is good but the reality is that it's really the startup founder coming in, who has a different way of looking at a problem and solv

UP की नई स्टार्टअप नीति: युवाओं को ‘कारोबारी’ बनाएगी योगी सरकार

उत्तर प्रदेश स्टार्टअप फंड के लिए सिडबी को 15 करोड़ रुपये की पहली किस्त सौंपी गई.

70% startups may not survive after 3 months as young tech firms become major casualties of Covid

With around 9,300 technology startups, India is home to the third-largest technology startup ecosystem globally employing around 4 lakh people. However, due to Covid outbreak, startups are undertaking massive cost-cutting mea

COVID19: रतन टाटा की एंटरप्रेन्योर्स को सलाह, दौड़ में बने रहने के लिए तलाशने होंगे नए रास्ते; आगे यही बनेंगे बेंचमार्क

ये बातें टाटा ने सोशल मीडिया प्लेटफार्म इंस्टाग्राम पर एक पोस्ट में कही हैं.

Urging for more sensitivity towards each other, he reiterated the need for "more of kindness and more of understanding and patience than what one sees today."

Have a business idea? Publish on this govt portal to get public reviews, connect with investors, more

Technology for MSMEs: The new portal launched by the MSME minister Nitin Gadkari will crowdsource public reviews for ideas and innovation submitted by entrepreneurs.

FDI policy tweak may squeeze Chinese investments into MSMEs, startups

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Considering the present scenario and aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic, availability of capital for both MSMEs and startups will be crucial for their survival.

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Startup funding may take more time than expected to fully revive as Covid-19 hurts investment activity

The global Coronavirus pandemic has left startups bruised and battered. Liquidity has been dried up for investors to deploy surplus capital into new ideas.

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Income tax dept refutes claims of arm-twisting startups to recover tax; says facts misrepresented

CBDT has so far issued close to 14 lakh refunds involving more than Rs 9,000 crore to taxpayers including individuals, proprietors, firms, corporate, startups, MSMEs, and Hindu undivided families.

VC funds smell new startup opportunities in post-Corona world as global crisis resets consumer habits

VCs are currently focusing more on managing their existing portfolio of startups instead of making investments. The focus for startups is on conserving cash as most of the expenses are being diverted towards managing Covid-19

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From UberEats, Ola to Grab, DiDi, how startups, govts globally are battling Corona for small businesses

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: From cab booking, on-demand professional services to online deliveries, startups globally have been stepping up to ensure minimal impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, gig workers etc.

Covid-19: VC funds see growth-stage startup funding to be worst-hit; tell entrepreneurs ‘cash is king’

Among the areas likely to be impacted the most would be travel, hospitality, coworking/coliving, ride-sharing, in-venue entertainment etc. involving discretionary spending.

Coronavirus cripples funding in young startups as investors redirect focus on conserving cash

The Coronavirus may have a similar impact on startup funding that previous virus outbreaks like SARS and Zika had in the impacted regions.

Angel Tax: Nearly 1300% jump in number of exempted startups by DPIIT till December FY20

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had exempted DPIIT-registered startups from the 30 per cent tax levied on receiving investment against the issuance of shares “which exceeds the Fair Market Value of such shares."

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Coronavirus effect? Startups see tough 2020 to raise funding; look beyond Chinese, Japanese funds

Early and mid-stage companies will find it challenging because they seek new investors outside India coming on the cap table in cases where local investors invest up to $15-20 million.

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Piyush Goyal says no timeline fixed to rollout e-commerce policy since this is a ‘new issue’

Piyush Goyal said the government has already received comments on the draft policy from 120 stakeholders including businesses, industry associations, think tanks, and foreign governments.

Startup India: Under Modi’s pet scheme, number of funded startups increased this much in eight months

According to the Startup India portal, 29,681 startups have been registered with the DPIIT so far. This has more than tripled from 8,939 startups registered till March 2018.

Art vs science: How to strike the right balance to correctly value a startup

Traditional companies are easier to value simply because they tend to have physical assets, there is relevant market data stretching back decades and they are more easily understood.

SPICe+ web form: For startups, micro businesses, new tool may not spice up ease of doing business

Technology for MSMEs: SPICe+ form may increase the compliance burden for startups and micro-enterprises instead of reducing it.

Budget 2020: बजट में सरकार का स्टार्टअप्स को प्रोत्साहन; फंड ऑफ फंड्स, मेक इन इंडिया के लिए बढ़ा आवंटन

Budget 2020: सरकार ने स्टार्टअप इकाइयों की मदद के लिए फंड ऑफ फंड्स के लिए आवंटन बढ़ा दिया है.

Budget 2020 for startups government encourages startups in union budget increases fund of funds and make in india allocation

रतन टाटा की स्टार्टअप्स को चेतावनी: निवेशकों का पैसा डुबोकर भागे तो नहीं मिलेगा दूसरा मौका

उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि पुराने बिजनेस कम हो जाएंगे और इनोवेटिव कंपनियों के युवा फाउंडर्

Innovate India and Start-up Era book review: Author Praveen Tiwari brings Indian context to the centre-stage

The book brings Indian context to the centre stage of the discussion which is otherwise dominated by the books written in the context of Silicon Valley start-ups.

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Helping hand: Govt launches mobile app, portal for startups to protect their intellectual property rights

Startup: The Modi govt has launched a dedicated mobile application and portal to help Indian startups and SMEs with IPR Process.

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