July 15, 2016 Shivani Patel

My name is Shivani, and I’m the Creator of Arture, a lifestyle accessories brand based in Chennai. There’s a long story about how my brand came to be but the first big step in the creation of Arture was my decision to crowdfund a year ago. Every time I tell…

July 12, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla

Over the years I have met with scores of people looking to do their own ‘start-up’. Almost without exception, these have been well meaning youngsters, passionate about their idea. And over time, I watched a number of them make the same mistaken assumptions. I am capturing here the Top 9…

July 12, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

A decade ago, if you were talking about startups, you might have been required to explain what it was. But the same is not true anymore. So much so, that anyone and everyone starting even a business claims to be starting a startup! How is a startup different from a…

July 12, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

As a part of my work, I come across a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new venture. Most entrepreneurs that I come across are individuals who are looking to quit their jobs and take up the challenge of starting a business. This makes them look at…

July 10, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

I should begin by clarifying that I am no expert on E-Commerce. I do not hate Flipkart, although as a once loyal customer, I hate to see what is happening to the company. I do not know any Flipkart employee personally, and these are my thoughts as an external observer….