After GST, demonetisation, SMEs face the brunt of rising interest costs, warns Moody’s

Interest costs on loan against property (LAP) are set to rise due to the hardening rates and will adversely affect small business, which are already reeling under note-ban and GST impact, warns a repo

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Madhya Pradesh’s turn now: ‘Startup India Yatra’ van to travel in 10 cities; promote entrepreneurship

With an aim to raise awareness about Startup India and Madhya Pradesh Startup Policy, the Startup India Yatra van will travel to 10 cities of Madhya Pradesh, beginning from the capital Bhopal. Suresh

Zomato Piggybank launched: Grab 10% cashback on orders; check details

Zomato Piggybank: Food delivery app  Zomato has launched yet another loyalty rewards program, 'Zomato Piggybank,' under which customers can get 10% value back on every order.

OYO acquires AblePlus for undisclosed amount, to enhance and strengthen its technology portfolio

Hospitality firm OYO today said it has acquired Mumbai-based Internet of Things (IoT) technology company AblePlus to enhance and strengthen its technology portfolio. The company, however, did not disc

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Ola Outstation second only to the Indian Railways in terms of network and scale: Vijay Ghadge – VP (Operations), Ola

In an exclusive conversation with, Vijay Ghadge, Vice President - Operations at Ola, speaks of the company's plans to expand across markets, its partnership with search giant Goog

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Relax artificial entry barriers for MSMEs, SC/ST enterprises, Government tells PSUs

The government has asked central PSUs and other government departments to relax 'artificial entry barriers' related to prior experience and turnover criteria in tenders, as it looks to boost procureme

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Fitness consultation platform SQUATS ventures into offline space, targets 120 ‘Diet and Wellness’ centres by 2020

Pune-based online fitness consultation platform SQUATS is all set to give fitness enthusiasts an integrated platform to plan their customised diet, fitness and wellness regimens.

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Eruditus Executive Education raises 16 cr Venture Debt from InnoVen Capital for new programmes, business scaling

This firm offers global executive education programmes, collaborating with top global and Ivy League universities to deliver a unique mix of classroom, online and blended-learning education to profess

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Startup Alert! Angel funds need to disclose investments, ‘material changes’: SEBI

Angel funds will have to disclose details related to investment as well as venture capital undertakings and "material changes", within 10 days of launching a scheme, markets regulator Sebi said.

World trade information provider Connect2India launches global trade helpline for SMEs

World trade information provider Connect2India today said it has launched a platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to provide relevant knowledge related to global commerce and barriers.

Another e-commerce startup becomes unicorn: Policybazaar raises over $200 million, plans IPO, says report

The homegrown online insurance aggregator Policybazaar has raised over $200 million in a fresh investment round led by Softbank Vision Fund

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Startups will be listed on India’s stock market very soon! BSE to launch new platform next month

To make stock market listing attractive for startups, leading stock exchange BSE has decided to launch a new platform next month to list the new-age companies.

Big boost for ‘Khadi’ soon: Modi government plans to position it as ‘Indian brand’ with bigger play abroad

The government is eyeing massive international exposure for khadi by positioning it as an "Indian brand" which only the KVIC is entitled to promote or claim as its own, along with a bigger footprint i

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Swiggy raises $210 million in fresh round of funding led by Naspers and DST Global

Food delivery platform Swiggy today said it has raised USD 210 million (over Rs 1,430 crore) in fresh round of funding led by Naspers and DST Global.

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Credit exposure to MSMEs improving; impact of demonetisation, GST waning, says report

The credit growth in the MSME sector is improving with the overall exposure reaching the highest level in over a year and impacts of demonetisation and the GST also seem to be subsiding, says a study.

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Coverfox plans big for India, to create jobs for college students, housewives and unemployed youth

Devendra Rane of says Modi government has been very supportive of startup eco-system and his company has benefitted from the schemes.

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Ola continues to bleed as FY17 net loss swells to nearly Rs 5,000 crore, even while revenue surges

Ride-hailing app Ola saw its losses widening to Rs 4,897.8 crore, even though its total income grew 70 per cent during FY2016-17 as compared to the previous fiscal, as per regulatory documents. 

IBC ordinance 2018: Why it is a big relief for MSME promoters

In a big relief to MSME promoters, the latest amendments brought into the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will allow them to bid for their enterprises which are undergoing Corporate Insolvency Re

Startup India a success? PM Modi says Indian youth transforming from job-seekers to job creators

Startup India: Pointing to the success of startups in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that Indian youth is transforming from job-seekers to job creators.

How industrial parks can help MSME sector reap benefits of ‘Make in India’

The Indian MSME sector has been in the center of attention for economists, advisory council, the Ministry of MSME and multiple other stakeholders.

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Drones to deliver your morning chai: IIT engineer takes doorstep delivery to a whole new level

In partnership with Online Kaka, a food delivery start-up, Tech Eagle invented a drone which will deliver tea up to 10 kms and has a capacity of holding 2 litres.

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How Uber plans to take on Ola to gain leadership of Indian market

Cab-hailing firm Uber has a new plan to strengthen its base in India and take on its major rival Ola.

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Follow ‘Eklavya’ to build your startup if there’s no mentor, Minister Suresh Prabhu tells entrepreneurs

In a live session to answer questions posed by aspiring entrepreneurs in the country, Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu spoke about a range of issues including the importance of mentorship in startups a

Entrepreneurs pose questions on rules, innovative ideas ahead of Suresh Prabhu’s live Q&A session today

Aspiring entrepreneurs have sent in an interesting set of questions seeking answers from commerce minister Suresh Prabhu ahead of a live session organised on Startup India this evening. We take a clos

Why President Kovind bets on mobile phones, internet, digital payments for pushing services, startups

President Ram Nath Kovind is confident that start-ups will grow into giants in the years to come, backed by billion mobile phone users, 500 million citizens on the internet, and a determined push for

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Startup India live session: Get your questions answered by commerce minister Suresh Prabhu; check details

In a major step to boost entrepreneurship in India, the Narendra Modi-led government has planned a live session to take on questions from the public. Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu will

NSE SME platform hits 150 companies mark; small and medium firms raise Rs 2,221 crore via IPOs

Spurred by investor interest, the number of listed firms on NSE's small and medium enterprise (SME) platform reached 150, raising Rs 2,221 crore via initial public offer.

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