We went through near-death experience many times, says Nutanix founder

Dheeraj-PandeyThough Dheeraj Pandey is fairly well known and connected among the who’s who of the tech industry, he hit headlines in his home country only late last year. Cloud computing firm Nutanix, which Pandey co-founded seven years ago in Silicon Valley, exceeded market expectations during its Nasdaq debut in September to hit a $5 billion […]

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Nasscom ties up with Revvx for IoT startup accelerator

ThinkstockPhotos-520544012_feThe National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has tied up with Bangalore-based hardware accelerator Revvx to launch an accelerator that will focus on startups in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), smart gadgets and artificial intelligence. As part of the alliance Revvx will move its upcoming third batch of hardware accelerator programme […]

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Nasscom ties up with Revvx for IoT startup accelerator

ThinkstockPhotos-520544012_feThe National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has tied up with Bangalore-based hardware accelerator Revvx to launch an accelerator that will focus on startups in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT), smart gadgets and artificial intelligence. As part of the alliance Revvx will move its upcoming third batch of hardware accelerator programme […]

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One year of Startup India: Report card

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the launch of Start-Up India, Stand-Up India programme, in New Delhi on January 16, 2016.Exactly a year ago, on January 16, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’ initiative. As the Vigyan Bhavan auditorium bustled with energy and excitement, hundreds of new-age entrepreneurs looked forward to the historic announcement—the ‘Startup India Action Plan’. After all, for the first time in India, a comprehensive policy […]

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How incubators in India are helping startups grow

For-Startup-Incubators-Story_people-coffee-tea-meeting_feFor Anand Shahani, founding WedMeGood, an online wedding planning portal, in 2014 was just the beginning. Within a few months, he realised that he needed networking and mentoring to take the business in the right direction. After much deliberation, he decided to knock at the doors of 91SpringBoard, a Delhi-base co-working space and incubation center. […]

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Indian internet businesses fired around 10,000 employees in a year

For-India-Internet-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-523833612Since August 2015, when the first signs of a funding slowdown emerged in the Indian startup ecosystem, around 10,000 people, who have been part of domestic internet firms, have lost jobs, according to a Techcirlce analysis. While vulnerability of jobs at startups is not unusual, Indian internet businesses witnessed an unprecedented level of firings along […]

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Amazon rolls out Launchpad to support startups in India

Amazon_shah_feUS-based Amazon Inc’s India subsidiary on Monday announced that it will be launching its global programme for startups Amazon Launchpad here. Under this programme, Indian startups can market their products to Amazon customers across the country and the world through an e-store, the company said in a statement. For this, Amazon has tied up with […]

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Challenge is to deliver what you promise: 91springboard’s Pranay Gupta

Pranay GuptaIt’s a challenging time for startups as with their rapidly-growing numbers comes the pressure to surpass expectations with innovative ideas that can lure fund houses that are looking at growth possibilities. As a ‘startup-hub’, India ranks third globally with over 4,750 startups, as per NASSCOM’s Product Council report published in October. But the track record […]

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India comes close to displacing UK as second-largest startup nation

NASSCOM3Despite a 22% fall in fund inflow over the last year, India has closed the gap with the second-largest startup ecosystem UK, which is estimated to have around 4,900 startups in 2016, according to Nasscom Startup Report 2016. In spite of the funding crunch, the country retained its position as the third-largest startup nation ahead […]

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Internet of things to touch $15 bn in India by 2020: Nasscom

internet_feThe Internet of Things (IoT) market in India is expected to grow up to $15 billion by 2020 from $5.6 billion this year, driven by adoption across sectors like manufacturing, automotive, transportation and logistics, a report by Nasscom and Deloitte today said. According to the report, IoT market in India stands at $5.6 billion with […]

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