Behind The Success Of A Startup Is Passion, Not Money: 3 Business Women Decode Their Stories

For every such startup that has managed to cross over to the success corner, there have been many that have fallen by the wayside and some of these, after hitting a high note of success and popularity and instant recall…

Slack-Rival Flock Gets $25 Mn From Founder For Expansion, But Is It A Good Decision?

While the startup ecosystem is struggling to keep afloat as funds are drying up, here is another story -- of a founder who believes that his company can take on global rivals, and even go global. “The winner in the…

Indian Startups Should Focus On Sustainability, Stop Chasing Unicorn Tag

The next company that is being greenlighted to enter the prestigious Unicorn club of startups is Oyo Rooms, a SoftBank-backed budget hotel aggregator. On Oyo’s likelihood of becoming a unicorn, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, said…

How Entrepreneurial Dreams Are Lost When Investors Take Over Startup

Fights, ousters and exits are likely to occur when the management of a company takes over from its founders. This is because founders and managements don’t often think alike. In most cases, the board is run by investors who pump…

The New Era Of Startups

The startup ecosystem has become a hot topic for all and sundry. They have taken off and matured because of various factors such as availability of funding, consolidation activities by a number of firms, evolving technology space and a burgeoning…

SoftBank Group Writes Down $555 Million In Ola, Snapdeal Investments

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. has written down as much as 58.1 billion yen ($555 million) in two of its biggest investments in India, cab-hailing firm Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd) and e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal (Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd), the company…

Wal-Mart, Flipkart Deal Talks: $1 Bn Is A Pittance But Retail Giant May Be Just Testing The Waters

India’s retail space dominated by home-grown market leader Flipkart, with Jeff Bezos-founded Amazon following it, is being infused with increased funding if one were to go by news reports that Wal-Mart is pumping in $1 billion into Flipkart. Sanchit Vir…

How Jabong Dropped The Ball In Its Battle With Myntra

On July 26th, Gaurav Alagh, a former journalist turned entrepreneur, was having a bit of a bad day and he was getting rilled up on Twitter. His navy blue polo T-shirt hadn't come in, which he had ordered from fashion…

“Snapdeal is well-positioned to turn profitable in the next 2-3 years”- Kunal Bahl, CEO

Snapdeal recently expanded their e-commerce marketplace to include more service offerings through a ‘one-of-a-kind partnership’ with Zomato, Cleartrip, UrbanClap, and redBus. Now in a recent interview with Livemint, Kunal Bahl, CEO, Snapdeal, said that the company is now focusing on…

Snapdeal May Die A Slow And Painful Death

On June 8, American e-commerce major Amazon announced an additional $3-billion investment in India, making clear its intention to win in the country. This throws up a massive challenge for all homegrown e-commerce companies, among which Snapdeal could be hurt the…

The Life Of A Startup After A Devaluation

India’s biggest technology startups are finally getting a taste of devaluation. For the last couple of years, India was flooded with venture capital money, which helped several tech companies become unicorns—startups valued at over $1 billion. But now, some of…

Starting Trouble: A Dull Investment Climate For Start-ups

Amidst the growing cacophony of e-commerce start-ups announcing plans to raise capital, what goes unnoticed is the fate of many others that struggle to mop up funding after the initial seed round. The past 6-8 months have witnessed a complete…

Infosys to add 1000 engineers to Software products team in FY16

The country’s second largest IT services exporter, Infosys, is set to hire up to 1,000 engineers in FY16 as it ramps up its product business, which is targeted to exceed $1 billion in revenue by 2020. This is part of…

Funds In The Driver’s Seat

Garnering funds is not difficult for Indian companies. Retaining ownership of companies is. Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are only too happy to come on board, but they like to secure their exit route as they invest.…

Funds In The Driver’s Seat @BWorldOnline

Garnering funds is not difficult for Indian companies. Retaining ownership of companies is. Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are only too happy to come on board, but they like to secure their exit route as they invest.…

Greyhound Research Perspective on Union Budget 2015-16

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…

What Happened To Your Rs 10,000 Cr Startup Fund, Mr Jaitley?

Even as the NDA-government is upbeat on the promotion of local start-up firms to prop up the manufacturing segment in the country under the much-hyped Make in India initiative, the fate of similar initiatives announced in the past have remained…

Pre-Budget 2015/16 – An IT Report Card To The NDA Government

About The Author: Sanchit Vir Gogia is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands –…

Ola Gets Second Round Of Funding From Matrix Partners

Olacabs, India’s largest aggregator of car rentals and cab services, has received second round of financing from private equity firm Matrix Partners India and existing investor Tiger Global Management. While the company did not divulge the amount of funding, industry sources…