January 10, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

India is a country that is as diverse as it is vast. In this nation of more than a Billion, there are officially 22 languages. Only 200 Million Indians speak English and are benefitting from the digital dividends that technology has to offer. The products that most of the Indian startups…

November 11, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

E-commerce is here to stay whether we like it or not. Many of the old world businesses need to begin considering the possibility of leveraging e-commerce in order to be able to make their business available to one and all. Think about a small biriyani shop that is able to…

November 3, 2016 Akbar Khan

In India, the health system mostly depends on cultural methods and on imported western models. To make matter worse; health services in India, especially allopathic is quite expensive and hits the common man hard. After independence, there has been significant improvement in the health status of the people but the…

November 3, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

You often tend to realise things when you look at them from another point of view. Travelling abroad gives us the perfect opportunity to look at things from another point of view. I was staying at an Airbnb apartment in Paris a couple of weeks back. I was washing vessels…

October 5, 2016 Sharda Balaji

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 5 September 2016, issued an Office Memorandum clarifying that internet broadcasting companies come under the purview of a broadcasting organization under section 31 D of Copyrights Act, 1957. Accordingly, such internet broadcasting companies should obtain a statutory license. The Copyright Amendment Act 2012,…

September 16, 2016 Nikhil Srinivas

Uber waves a white flag in China Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing acquired Uber’s China business, ending the fierce, two year long battle between them. The total value of the deal, $35 billion, is made up of Didi’s $28 billion valuation and $7 billion value of Uber China. Uber Global…

September 2, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

It was more than a year back when I met Shubham Saraff at the VIT University. A boy from Mumbai, he had just joined  engineering and was all of 17 years of age. He came to us and told us that he wanted to build an app that would make…

July 30, 2016 Naomi Aggarwal

Being a startup owner looking for a temporary office space is just like, if not worse than, being a bachelor looking for an apartment before the dawn of the online listings era. We experienced the struggle first-hand – caught between the excitement of opening up a Mumbai office and the…

July 26, 2016 Sharda Balaji

The government has certified 20 private organizations, including Nasscom and iSprit, as incubators under the Start-up India Action Plan (“Action Plan”). The Action Plan is a part of a flagship initiative of the government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country….