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The New Methodology of Digital Businesses

We are currently living in the digital age where technology impacts us in ways that we can’t imagine life without it. From hailing taxis from the side of the footpath to letting an app do the same for us, there is an app for almost everything. The digital transformation adds value to your business by engaging talented employees, improving customer experience, and driving profitable business...

Why is it always the right time for a start-up?

Most companies that begin as start-ups end up failing during the initial few years due to various reasons like poor management or less investment. But with the right set of products and services, efficient operation and execution as well as strong leadership, few of them set a benchmark and go on to become the next big success story. Take for example – Zomato, Ola cabs, Paytm – all of which have...

How should you see the industry-economic slowdown?

Indian economy is facing the worst growth slowdown in years, with Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar saying the ongoing financial crisis in India is “unprecedented.” Even Moody’s Investors Service has slashed India’s GDP growth rate to 6.2 for the year 2019 against the earlier projection of 6.8. The impact of economic slowdown Several sectors, including automobile and...

Alphabet Factory | Service with Purpose

Benjamin Franklin meant a lot than just this – “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” The Indian Education industry has grown four folds in the last decade and continues to inspire global leaders to create a drift in the system with products of value based on technology. The Unsettling Drift: The settling of Learning domain in the Indian education ecosystem is known to all...

Rajul’s Pine Labs; touching every walk of life through digital payment infrastructure

Remember the particular date of November 08, 2016 in the context of the India Economy? Most of us Indians can never forget that date. The reason is simple… The biggest ever Demonetization Drive is popularly known as “DeMo” was announced that changed the course of the Black – Money or Parallel Economy in India. The volume of liquidity (cash money) in circulation, in the denominations of INR...

SHEROES – The inspiring Sairee’s story you cannot miss

In recent years, the entire world was hit by a huge wave of the #MeToo movement. Later, it turned out to be an impactful revolution among the womenfolk, especially those, who kept silent or were pressurized in one or more ways to stay mum over sexual misconducts/harassments at workplaces. This movement has somewhat diluted to an awareness campaign now but still alive & kicking. Over the years...

Swiggy – The failure’s story of success

In June, food-delivery startup Swiggy entered the Unicorn Club when it raised US$ 210 million in a funding round led by Naspers and DST Global. Swiggy has changed the way Indians now order food online. The company was reportedly valued at US$ 1.3 billion at the time. There is more to the story that you do not know about. Swiggy has travelled and transformed a long way from a bootstrapped business...

The Indian ecosystem of Unicorn Startups

Before we take a deep dive in the Indian ecosystem of startups, and in that pool… the Unicorn ones, let us understand the terminology first. A Unicorn is a privately held startup that has been valued at over US$ 1 billion. This particular term was coined and used in 2013 by a venture capitalist – Aileen Lee. Since startups, in general, are more prone to perish than thrive (owing to numerous...

The ever expanding scope of infrastructure

Infrastructure; its scope and importance for healthy economic growth of any startup is a crucial aspect. Most of the budding entrepreneurs, who have recently stepped into the highly competitive realm of business, think of infrastructure as broadly as their office and the related paraphernalia. Setting up a well-defined office in a prime location, where 10-15 people can work as a small-scale...

Directors: Your DIN is not your identity

DIN or the Director Identification Number is a unique ID number (8-digit number with lifetime validity) provided to the existing or a potential Director of any business entity. As an amendment in the year 2006, DIN was introduced after the addition of section 266A and 266B to the Companies Act, 1956. DIN was created to serve a similar purpose like any other identification tag; to provide...

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