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Feb 26, 2021

Launching The CapTable – a news platform for the new economy

Feb 26, 2021

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Unboxing the journey of Urban Ladder

Unboxing the journey of Urban Ladder

While Urban Ladder was fixing business fundamentals internally; the  external environment got more competitive with Flipkart, Amazon and Ikea. But...

Navigating startup media relations

Navigating startup media relations

Media builds credibility for your startup and general awareness of your product, service and brand, supplementing your marketing efforts. This...

Personal Articles

Unboxing the journey of Urban Ladder

Unboxing the journey of Urban Ladder

While Urban Ladder was fixing business fundamentals internally; the  external environment got more competitive with Flipkart, Amazon and Ikea. But...

Navigating startup media relations

Navigating startup media relations

Media builds credibility for your startup and general awareness of your product, service and brand, supplementing your marketing efforts. This...

Professional Articles

The CapTable

High, Low or So-so: India’s Digital Economy One Year Later—Part 2

MAR 25, 2021

Analyzing how seven major digital sectors—wealth-tech, video streaming, food delivery, edtech, B2B commerce, online travel, and grocery delivery—fared through the pandemic lockdowns and after

Amazon throws down the gauntlet at Swiggy, Zomato

MAR 19, 2021

Amazon Food’s recent launch evokes memories of the discount wars that put out a number of well-heeled food delivery platforms

 

High, Low or So-so: India’s Digital Economy One Year Later

MAR 23, 2021

Analyzing how six major digital sectors—ecommerce, mobility, digital payments, online pharmacies, short videos, and gaming—fared through the pandemic lockdowns and after

Banning crypto will be a trillion-dollar mistake: Balaji Srinivasan

FEB 15, 2021

In an exclusive chat with The CapTable, Balaji S. Srinivasan talks about his move to Asia, his outlook on crypto’s potential in India, and his interest areas of angel investment

Dealmaking a bit nuts, markets to be volatile, says Airbnb backer Hans Tung

MAR 8, 2021

The Silicon Valley-based investor says venture investing now is as aggressive as during the dotcom days, and yet remains undeterred in his hunt for great companies

Professional Articles

The CapTable

High, Low or So-so: India’s Digital Economy One Year Later—Part 2

MAR 25, 2021

Analyzing how seven major digital sectors—wealth-tech, video streaming, food delivery, edtech, B2B commerce, online travel, and grocery delivery—fared through the pandemic lockdowns and after

Amazon throws down the gauntlet at Swiggy, Zomato

MAR 19, 2021

Amazon Food’s recent launch evokes memories of the discount wars that put out a number of well-heeled food delivery platforms

High, Low or So-so: India’s Digital Economy One Year Later

MAR 23, 2021

Analyzing how six major digital sectors—ecommerce, mobility, digital payments, online pharmacies, short videos, and gaming—fared through the pandemic lockdowns and after

Banning crypto will be a trillion-dollar mistake: Balaji Srinivasan

FEB 15, 2021

In an exclusive chat with The CapTable, Balaji S. Srinivasan talks about his move to Asia, his outlook on crypto’s potential in India, and his interest areas of angel investment

Dealmaking a bit nuts, markets to be volatile, says Airbnb backer Hans Tung

MAR 8, 2021

The Silicon Valley-based investor says venture investing now is as aggressive as during the dotcom days, and yet remains undeterred in his hunt for great companies

Economic Times

Investors now can’t seem to get enough of fresh food startups

OCT 27, 2020

A huge spike in sales rev up investor interest in the booming space
The rise of home chefs in India amid the pandemic

OCT 1, 2020

Social media continues to be the single largest channel of discovery for these businesses.
‘No American or foreign company should control the destiny of Indian startups’

SEP 21, 2020

Google’s takedown of Paytm is effectively a sanction by a US company on an Indian one and by extension, on Indian customers, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
Early-stage deal activity picks up after Covid-19 crisis slowed investments

SEP 07, 2020

The massive fundraising of Jio Platforms has piqued the interest of many new investors eager to grab a share in India’s digital and technology sector in India.
Alibaba has no role in Snapdeal’s governance, ops: Co-founders Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal

AUG 25, 2020

Bahl sees IT firms taking an interest in startups, as they are heading towards productisation.
SeedToScale lessons from US venture capital firm Accel

AUG 25, 2020

The platform offers a playbook for startup founders to scale up their operations.
WOW has broken into personal care’s big league. But it needs capital to become a house of brands.
AUG 4, 2020

Besides its sharp focus on long-term marketing and brand-building initiatives, WOW’s success may be attributed to many factors, including its ability to fill a large product gap at the right price.

Order value for online food delivery apps jumps, volumes start to recover

JUL 29, 2020

Sales bounce back 60-65%, with users spending 25-30% more per order.
Smaller VC firms see good returns from startup bets
JUL 22, 2020

This comes at a time when the broader venture capital industry has sharply trimmed investments amid the economic crisis induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some Indian startups start restoring salaries after pay cuts

JUL 20, 2020

While the country’s economy has gradually begun to open up, startups are beginning to reinstate the salaries that had been slashed in the April-June quarter.

Hiring may go full throttle by January next year

JUL 9, 2020

Most companies have selectively begun filling up positions but will take six months at least to become fully active.

Fashion & apparel companies still hurting

JUL 8, 2020
Fashion sales in January stood at $7 billion, or $85 billion annualised, the report said, adding that the dip was the steepest in April, when sales fell to 10% of January levels.
Udaan sees strong recovery, expects festive sales to further drive growth

JUL 6, 2020

The comeback is in part due to the collapse of offline B2B retail channels in the country, hurt by travel and access restrictions due to the pandemic.
Some Chinese VCs looking for a quick exit

JUL 1, 2020

The venture capital and individual investors exploring exits currently own about 4-5% in Indian companies, with some holding less than 2%.

Bumpy ride ahead for Ola, Uber as demand remains weak despite easing of lockdown

JUN 24, 2020

The outlook for cabs, rental services, bikes and autorickshaws for the full year also looks dim, as people in cities fear stepping out due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

IIM Ahmedabad alumni commit Rs 100 crore for India’s first B-school endowment fund

JUN 23, 2020

Indian Institutes of Management Ahmedabad expects to raise Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years.

Fewer startups incorporated in H1 2020 as funding slows

JUN 22, 2020

The number of technology companies that have been incorporated up to June 15 stood at 449 compared to 3,638 in calendar year 2019.

Dine-in customers at eateries are scarce after lockdown

JUN 12, 2020

Customer footfalls are at about 5-8% of the levels seen before the pandemic but are likely to go up in the next few weeks, they said.

Customers have turned more value-conscious: Flipkart group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy

JUN 8, 2020

Krishnamurthy talks about various issues like kiranas versus big ecommerce companies, catering to value-conscious shoppers and the way consumers are redefining essentials.

Rebel Foods brews a new food kits plan

MAY 26, 2020

The food company speculated to be valued at about $1 billion, said growth in India is increasing by 10% every week, but it is still slow compared to international markets

Uber lays off 600 employees in India as Covid-19 hits ride-hailing business

MAY 26, 2020

All affected employees will receive a payout for a minimum of 10 weeks along with medical insurance coverage for the next six months.

Employee morale takes a hit as startups axe jobs

APR 23, 2020

A common theme across executives at all these firms continues to be a high level of anxiety, fear of the unknown and pressure to outperform in a sub-optimal market

Startups defer IPOs, settle for bridge rounds for now

APR 22, 2020

Many consumer businesses may also have to rejig their business models to stay relevant, investors and founders told ET.

VCs to founders: Another dozen join the exodus
MAR 5, 2020
The former VCs — now known as VCpreneurs — said starting up became an option since professional growth in the venture capital industry is confined to “hierarchical structures”.
How Amazon plans to take on Swiggy and Zomato

FEB 27, 2020

The food delivery platform is open to own employees for now, pilots underway across five high-density pin codes in Bengaluru.
Falcon Edge raises $300 million India dedicated fund
FEB 17, 2020
The new vehicle — Alpha Wave Incubation — is in the final stages of closing the corpus and expects to make 30 deals in 12-15 months, said these sources.
Queue of startups rushing to register abroad gets longer
FEB 12, 2020
Some late-stage consumer internet and B2B startups are also evaluating flipping their parent companies abroad, a process that usually takes as long as one year, they told ET.
Fresh set of Chinese investors aggressively scout deals in India
JAN 28, 2020
Reasons are fewer Chinese startups going public, uncertainty after trade spat with US and sobering of valuations post WeWork.
Co-living firms partner with realty companies for customised spaces
JAN 2, 2020
With estimated rental yields as high as 9%, startups plan to pay either a fixed monthly payout or strike a revenue-share deal.

Economic Times

Investors now can’t seem to get enough of fresh food startups

OCT 27, 2020

A huge spike in sales rev up investor interest in the booming space
The rise of home chefs in India amid the pandemic

OCT 1, 2020

Social media continues to be the single largest channel of discovery for these businesses.
‘No American or foreign company should control the destiny of Indian startups’

SEP 21, 2020

Google’s takedown of Paytm is effectively a sanction by a US company on an Indian one and by extension, on Indian customers, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
Early-stage deal activity picks up after Covid-19 crisis slowed investments

SEP 7, 2020

The massive fundraising of Jio Platforms has piqued the interest of many new investors eager to grab a share in India’s digital and technology sector in India.
Alibaba has no role in Snapdeal’s governance, ops: Co-founders Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal

AUG 25, 2020

Bahl sees IT firms taking an interest in startups, as they are heading towards productisation.
SeedToScale lessons from US venture capital firm Accel

AUG 25, 2020

The platform offers a playbook for startup founders to scale up their operations.
WOW has broken into personal care’s big league. But it needs capital to become a house of brands.

AUG 4, 2020

Besides its sharp focus on long-term marketing and brand-building initiatives, WOW’s success may be attributed to many factors, including its ability to fill a large product gap at the right price.

Order value for online food delivery apps jumps, volumes start to recover

JUL 29, 2020

Sales bounce back 60-65%, with users spending 25-30% more per order.
Smaller VC firms see good returns from startup bets
JUL 22, 2020

This comes at a time when the broader venture capital industry has sharply trimmed investments amid the economic crisis induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some Indian startups start restoring salaries after pay cuts

JUL 20, 2020

While the country’s economy has gradually begun to open up, startups are beginning to reinstate the salaries that had been slashed in the April-June quarter.

Hiring may go full throttle by January next year

JUL 9, 2020

Most companies have selectively begun filling up positions but will take six months at least to become fully active.

Fashion & apparel companies still hurting

JUL 8, 2020
Fashion sales in January stood at $7 billion, or $85 billion annualised, the report said, adding that the dip was the steepest in April, when sales fell to 10% of January levels.
Udaan sees strong recovery, expects festive sales to further drive growth

JUL 6, 2020

The comeback is in part due to the collapse of offline B2B retail channels in the country, hurt by travel and access restrictions due to the pandemic.
Some Chinese VCs looking for a quick exit

JUL 1, 2020

The venture capital and individual investors exploring exits currently own about 4-5% in Indian companies, with some holding less than 2%.

Bumpy ride ahead for Ola, Uber as demand remains weak despite easing of lockdown

JUN 24, 2020

The outlook for cabs, rental services, bikes and autorickshaws for the full year also looks dim, as people in cities fear stepping out due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

IIM Ahmedabad alumni commit Rs 100 crore for India’s first B-school endowment fund

JUN 23, 2020

Indian Institutes of Management Ahmedabad expects to raise Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years.

Fewer startups incorporated in H1 2020 as funding slows

JUN 22, 2020

The number of technology companies that have been incorporated up to June 15 stood at 449 compared to 3,638 in calendar year 2019.

Dine-in customers at eateries are scarce after lockdown

JUN 12, 2020

Customer footfalls are at about 5-8% of the levels seen before the pandemic but are likely to go up in the next few weeks, they said.

Customers have turned more value-conscious: Flipkart group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy

JUN 8, 2020

Krishnamurthy talks about various issues like kiranas versus big ecommerce companies, catering to value-conscious shoppers and the way consumers are redefining essentials.

Rebel Foods brews a new food kits plan

MAY 26, 2020

The food company speculated to be valued at about $1 billion, said growth in India is increasing by 10% every week, but it is still slow compared to international markets

Uber lays off 600 employees in India as Covid-19 hits ride-hailing business

MAY 26, 2020

All affected employees will receive a payout for a minimum of 10 weeks along with medical insurance coverage for the next six months.

Employee morale takes a hit as startups axe jobs

APR 23, 2020

A common theme across executives at all these firms continues to be a high level of anxiety, fear of the unknown and pressure to outperform in a sub-optimal market

Startups defer IPOs, settle for bridge rounds for now

APR 22, 2020

Many consumer businesses may also have to rejig their business models to stay relevant, investors and founders told ET.

VCs to founders: Another dozen join the exodus
MAR 5, 2020
The former VCs — now known as VCpreneurs — said starting up became an option since professional growth in the venture capital industry is confined to “hierarchical structures”.
How Amazon plans to take on Swiggy and Zomato
FEB 27, 2020
The food delivery platform is open to own employees for now, pilots underway across five high-density pin codes in Bengaluru.
Falcon Edge raises $300 million India dedicated fund
FEB 17, 2020
The new vehicle — Alpha Wave Incubation — is in the final stages of closing the corpus and expects to make 30 deals in 12-15 months, said these sources.
Queue of startups rushing to register abroad gets longer
FEB 12, 2020
Some late-stage consumer internet and B2B startups are also evaluating flipping their parent companies abroad, a process that usually takes as long as one year, they told ET.
Fresh set of Chinese investors aggressively scout deals in India
JAN 28, 2020
Reasons are fewer Chinese startups going public, uncertainty after trade spat with US and sobering of valuations post WeWork.

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