With a fund of INR 340 crore, he hopes to have at least 20 – 25 companies in his portfolio by the end of 2020. With 50% of investments in domains like education, lifestyle, fashion and FMCG, Kanwaljit’s next focus in on health and wellness, personal care and beverages.
It’s a relatively new term in the Indian startup ecosystem, but venture debt has been around in the global markets for years. Unlike traditional bank loans, venture debt providers don’t ask for collateral but collect interest on the amount loaned to the startup.
While your startup idea may have strong business potential, if the pitch goes haywire, you could miss out on an opportunity to get the financial support and backing of established investors.
We got Sanjay Swamy, a founding member of venture capital firm, Prime Venture Partners to share some pitching tips to help startups have a better chance at getting funded.
As a SaaS startup, there are several questions regarding product development, sales, pricing, market growth and scalability that we face every day. Sivaramakrishnan Narayan, Director – Product Development at Worxogo shared some insights into Worxogo’s early days and how they scaled so quickly in a short span of 3 years
The most important factor that helps any startup scale is the right product-market-fit. More than 40% of startups fail even though they’ve created a high-quality product. This is because there was no market need in the first place.
As part of the Startup Saturday held by Headstart Bangalore, Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, partner at Upekkha, shared some tips to help early-stage B2B startups find the right product-market fit.
Read through some of the interesting short-term tactics that Ravi shared to help SaaS startups get their first 100 customers.
Ravi Trivedi, Founder of PushEngage – a platform enables website owners to send push notifications to its customers, was a speaker at Startup Saturday, Bangalore, where he took us through the journey of getting from 0 to 100 customers.
With hands-on experience running different companies in India and the US, over the past few years, he has been working closely with early-stage startups to help them with customer acquisitions, growth and analytics.
Travelling back in time to understand where the future of travel startups in India is headed… Chandramouli Gopalakrishnan, VP of Special Projects at ixigo, explains the evolving trends in the travel industry — past & present, in this conversation with Malini Gowrishankar, founder of F5 Escapes, at the September 2018 edition of Startup Saturday, held in… Continue reading How Technology Has Disrupted the Online Travel Industry in India
How can a new-age travel startup take on the likes of MMT-Goibibo, Oyo Rooms in the hotel booking space… Started in 2016 along with his college mate from IIT Madras, Pranav Prabhakar co-founder of MiStay, started this two-year-old hotel booking platform in response to a deep-rooted problem faced by travellers. It was a given that you… Continue reading The Story of MiStay — A Travel Startup Taking On the Indian Travel Giants
Having raised over $12 million in Series A funding from Sequoia & Accel, Bounce is up for the ride… Nishchay’s story has all the vital components of an action-packed Hollywood movie; complete with fast bikes, government officials and thieves. The story starts off with Nishchay and a couple of his friends starting a premium motorcycle renting… Continue reading Bounce — The Story of a Startup Taking Over Cities One Bike at a Time
It’s not easy building for a billion users, especially when at least half of them are just getting introduced to the internet… Kapil Raizada, Co-founder of RailYatri — India’s № 1 mass market, long-distance travel consumer platform that serves over 12 million travellers every day, was one of the speakers at the September edition of… Continue reading 9 Crucial Lessons for Startups from RailYatri’s Journey So Far
Vikalp Sahni, co-founder & CTO, shares how Goibibo, a small startup took over the Indian travel market… How do you go about competing with an organisation that has been around for over 8 years before you, and then beating them at it by becoming one of the front-runners in the travel industry? Started in 2007, Goibibo… Continue reading Building a Multi-Billion Dollar Travel Startup: The Story of Goibibo