Ideal If New CEO Is Close To Murthy

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Infosys CEO Resigns: Revenues, Profit Up Under Vishal Sikka, So What Are The Co-Founders Complaining About?

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Vishal Sikka Resignation: Can A CTO Be Groomed Into A CEO?

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Why Flipkart Needs More Than SoftBank To Take On Amazon

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Is This Flipkart’s Last Fundraise On Road To IPO?

India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart’s recent fundraise of $1.4 billion (around Rs 9,000 crore), the biggest-ever in the country’s burgeoning consumer internet sector, has undoubtedly filled its coffers for now, but it also begs some important questions. Will this be…

How Start-Ups Die Plop!

Start-ups, the playfield of the young and the restless, have had a hard reality check. Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group, calls 2016 “a year of anxi­ety” for Indian start-ups, with “a much-needed mar­ket correction” that saw…

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…

Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal Losses Could Have Paid For Printing Notes After Demonetisation

Funded by foreign investors and parent companies, India’s leading e-commerce firms -- Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal -- have increased its losses by 51% in just one year to Rs 11,754 crore, to fund growth and dole out discounts to gain…

What Flipkart’s New CEO Hire Tells Us About The Future Of India’s Startups

A year after Binny Bansal replaced his co-founder Sachin Bansal as CEO, Flipkart has yet again undergone changes in its management structure. India’s largest online marketplace announced its head of category design Kalyan Krishnamurthy as the new CEO, while Binny…

A Perfectly Ordinary Silicon Valley Tradition Is Rattling The Core Of India’s Silicon Valley

The appointment of a new CEO at Flipkart has anguished many Indian entrepreneurs. “Global investors who have bet on India will now take a cue from Flipkart and bringing CEOs from outside may well become a trend in 2017. That’s…

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…

From $15.5 Billion To $5.5 Billion: It’s The Year Of Devaluations But Flipkart’s Not Losing Sleep

India’s most valued internet company has been devalued—yet again. In one of the most drastic markdowns for Flipkart so far, one of its investors, a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley, slashed the Bengaluru-based e-commerce major’s value to just $5.54…

Indian startups witness a sharp 59% fall in funding in Q2 2016: Report

Startup firms in India raised $583 million (about Rs 3,915 crore) in the second quarter this year, a sharp fall from the $2333 million (about Rs 15,666 crore) they raised a year ago, indicating falling valuation and a bearish signal…

Investors Keep A Close Watch As Mu Sigma Founder-couple Splits

Even as investors at Mu Sigma keep a close watch on the recent developments within the company, there is a possibility of bringing in professional mangers at the helm of affairs. “In all likelihood, an external professional management will be…

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…

Are we celebrating SoftBank and Nikesh Arora too soon?

Around two years ago, India’s technology startup space was dominated by American investors such as Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital. But it all started changing in October 2014 when Japan’s SoftBank announced investments of around $800 million in two Indian…

The Startups caravan

India is in the throes of an entrepreneurship revolution, with online start-ups getting the support of both consumers and venture capitalists. In fact, over the years, a large number of online travel start-ups have entered the fray to cash in…

Did differences with promoters lead to Sanjay Kapoor’s exit from Micromax?

Micromax Chairman Sanjay Kapoor has quit the company, just 15 months after he had joined the mobile phone company with a grand vision. The exit, therefore, comes as a big surprise because Kapoor had readied a blueprint for taking Micromax…

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.…

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.…

Sikka Spins Infosys Into A Digital Company

There is a change brewing in Infosys. Under Vishal Sikka's direction there are a few things that are already presenting themselves as fresh and innovative. But can Infosys become the pioneer of automation without losing its tag as a great…

Caught In The Big Sale

Sure eTailing is growing by leaps and bounds. But eTailers are booking more losses than profits. Deep discounts and returns are a downward spiral they can’t pull out of  by Vishal Krishna & Abraham C. Mathews This scene repeats every…

Snapdeal & Flipkart Race For Acqui-hiring

Both will acquire 50 companies this year, prompting PayTM and Amazon to draw up similar plans.There is a dearth of talent in India, more so on the engineering side because only 10 pe rcent of the Indian engineers are employable.…

Online travel start-ups join e-commerce fray

India is in the throes of an entrepreneurship revolution with online start-ups getting the support of both consumers and venture capitalists. Over the years a large number of online travel start-ups have entered the fray to cash in on the…

Topsgrup To Raise $100 Million From International PE Firms

Security firm Topsgrup, run by Tops Security Ltd, is planning to raise $100 million from international private equity (PE) firms to fund acquisitions and provide existing investors a profitable exit. The Rs.1,200 crore company would conclude the private equity deal in…