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Where is the gunpowder? VC funds launched in 2020

2020-05-20T14:25:52+00:00May 19th, 2020|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Trendspotting - India Global Business|

Many venture capitalists around the world have announced fresh funding or have expanded their footprint into international markets, our VC expert does a quick round up of the latest deals. The inspiration behind this article was simple. To compile a list of VCs and other investors who have recently raised fresh funds. Over the last few months, I have been keeping a record of new fund announcements that I have come across in the VC world. I figured it might [...]

The pandemic might have opened up a huge export market for India – Skills

2020-05-20T14:36:02+00:00May 15th, 2020|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Trendspotting - India Global Business|

These emerging changes in ways of conducting business present a unique opportunity for the Indian workforce. Highlights: Changes in the ways of conducting business during the pandemic will give rise to one truly global job market. The primary criteria for candidate search would be their skills rather than geographical location. India needs to ramp up formal training and education and raise its National Occupational Standards to make its workforce competitive on a global stage. When the Skill India initiative [...]

The VC world isn’t that gloomy, yet

2020-05-11T05:22:16+00:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020, Trendspotting - India Global Business, UK Edition – 24 April-07 May 2020|

An industry expert takes stock of the trends in Venture Capital across the world in 2020. In the last few months, as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped 180+ countries and regions, there has been much talk about the clouds of impending doom and gloom hovering over economies. Most definitely, this includes venture capital (VC) as well. To satisfy my curiosity, I looked at how the global VC ecosystem has fared since 23rd January 2020. This date marks the day that China [...]

Lessons for a post pandemic world

2020-05-11T04:52:27+00:00April 10th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020, Trendspotting - India Global Business, UK Edition – 10 April-23 April 2020|

Will we go back to business as usual or will we wise up from what we've learnt from these troubling times? Highlights: A key lesson that could be taken from this outbreak is that we need an increased focus on preventive healthcare, research and medical technologies. The world has also witnessed the power of collaboration to fight this pandemic. The most significant lesson that we can learn is to monitor the impact of our economic activity on our environment. [...]

Will the forced disruptions caused by the Coronavirus last?

2020-05-11T04:18:03+00:00March 27th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, Home Page, North America Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020, Trendspotting - India Global Business, UK Edition – 27 March-09 April 2020|

With companies across the globe resorting to digital avenues to sustain operations, we will likely see a significant change in lifestyles even after this wave has subsided. Highlights: The COVID-19 outbreak has changed several aspects of personal and professional lives across the world. The adoption of a work-from-home, an increase in e-learning, an increased consumption of online wellness videos of some of the major changes. The surge in demand for digital services has propelled an increased need for cyber security [...]

A new tune in the venture party

2020-05-11T04:05:12+00:00March 13th, 2020|2020, Guest Columns - India Global Business, North America Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020, Trendspotting - India Global Business, UK Edition – 13 March-26 March 2020|

Technology start-ups and investment banks have had paths which seemed parallel till now. Recently, more banks are looking to do business with growth companies. Is this a passing trend? Or is it here to stay? Highlights: High-growth companies are now choosing to stay private for longer. Investment banks are now looking towards the tech sector for revenue. Larger deal sizes and M&A activity in the tech sector present them with good opportunities. It's 11 pm, you are having a [...]