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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Markdowns reflect sentiment, vital to see if firm is on right path: IAN’s Srivastava

Dozens of startups have shut shop in 2016 while many others have struggled with a funding crunch and valuation markdowns. But serial entrepreneur and investor Saurabh Srivastava is not too perturbed. The chairman and co-founder of the Indian Angel Network (IAN), one of the largest and oldest angel groups in the country, says it is […]

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Virtual reality startup SmartVizX raises $500K from IAN, Stanford Angels

SmartVizX_feVirtual reality solutions startup SmartVizX has raised over $500,000 (around Rs 3.4 crore) from Indian Angel Network (IAN) and Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs India (SA&E India). The round was led by IAN founder Saurabh Srivastava, IAN co-founder Mohit Goyal, and Ajay Lavakare. Lavakare, who is an IAN member and co-president of SA&E India, will also […]

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