Mentorship is a missing link in India’s startup culture

Startup India program is an initiative to promote entrepreneurship and self-reliance among the Indian youth. But is it really driving innovative solutions and creating employment? If not, what is the missing element? Today, the need is to create environment for more employers rather than employees. India has the third largest number of start-ups globally. The […]

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Bengaluru’s Mitra Biotech most funded startup, even as NCR-based firms lead the pack

Bengaluru’s Mitra Biotech, a startup focussed on cancer care, led the funding activity this week by raising $27.4 million in Series B round from Sequoia India, Sands Capital Ventures and others. The other notable deals include a $7 million investment in internet software company Mihup by Accel Partners and a $6.25 million was raised by […]

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Is “Series A” funding no more the focus for investors?

As per the recent half yearly report by VCCedge, the data and research platform of VCCircle, “Series A” round of investments are on the decline this year and barely contributed 38% to toal funding in the first half of the year, which is lowest in the past five years.  While this is affecting the startups […]

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Brigade Enterprises launches accelerator programme for realty tech startups

Brigade-EnterprisesBengaluru-based developer Brigade Enterprises Ltd said on Wednesday it has launched an accelerator programme for startups working on technology innovations in the real estate and construction industries. The company also invited applications for the first batch of the programme, christened Brigade REAP. Applications are open till 15 September and shortlisted startups will be interviewed between […]

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Startup India is a work in progress, open to modifying policies: DIPP’s Ramesh Abhishek

ramesh_video_feIt’s been six months since the government announced the Startup India action plan. A lot has been talked about since then and the government has received criticism as well as appreciation for the ambitious initiative. In an exclusive interview with TechCircle, Ramesh Abhishek, secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which manages the […]

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