A VC’s guide to Indian ecommerce success

2018-12-04T10:43:41+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

As a leading venture capitalist operating in the Indian arena, Kae Capital is well placed to offer some insights into how best to navigate the India’s booming ecommerce sector. If there is one sector that is impossible to keep away from the news, it must be ecommerce. For all the euphoria around the ubiquity of ecommerce today, not all of the news is particularly positive. Take the case of the Rocket Internet backed Jabong, reportedly unable to find buyers at [...]

Short Takes

2018-12-04T10:36:48+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Ecommerce is undergoing a boom in India and here we take a look at some of the major developments in the sector in the last few months. They are indicative of the pace at which this sector has taken a foot-hold within the broader Digital India mission. Amazon steps up pace in India The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, has invested another $291 million in its Indian wing to step up its expansion in the market. The latest funds injection [...]

We are in a golden era of Indian start-ups

2018-12-04T10:33:04+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Vani Kola is the managing director of Kalaari Capital, an early stage venture capital (VC) firm based in Bangalore. She is seen as a visionary investor with an uncanny ability to identify emerging markets. At Kalaari, her aim is to nurture entrepreneurs with the conviction that Indian companies are poised to become global players. With a 22-year Silicon Valley experience behind her, Vani now works with first-time entrepreneurs to build strong global companies within the context of Start-up India. Her [...]

A tech provider’s journey with Digital India

2018-12-04T11:08:58+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Lyn Duncan, chief Executive and co-founder of cloudBuy plc, takes a journey down memory lane to trace the explosion in the Indian ecommerce sector and what it has meant for their model aimed at helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs). How has cloudBuy grown in India since its launch? We opened our first Indian office in Jodhpur almost four years ago in 2012, originally to act as a back office for design and development but also to test the appetite [...]

Big data can transform India’s life sciences sector

2020-03-06T11:08:23+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

Genomics 3.0 has the potential to put India at forefront of precision medicine and personalised cancer treatment. Moves to see how healthcare for global Indians can be enhanced by understanding the unique genetic signature of Indians holds the key. Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on how technology and knowledge were the key to delivering rural healthcare. One of the areas in which technology and big data is going play an important part in India is in genomics, and [...]

Getting more social with the media

2018-12-04T10:46:50+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

@PiyushGoyal is among India’s most active ministers on the social media circuit. The minister for power, coal, new and renewable energy says he wants to have an app for just about everything his ministry can be held accountable for. We explore what drives this media buzz. He has often been described as one of the most energetic ministers in the Narendra Modi Cabinet for his uncanny ability to meet renewable energy targets before time. Piyush Goyal recently announced that the [...]

Tech solutions make Indian cities smarter

2018-12-04T10:57:03+00:00April 27th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

The Narendra Modi led government’s smart cities initiative is well on its way with the first 20 short-listed for facelift. Crucially, the use of technology and innovation is the booster shot for the smart cities initiative to dove-tail other government initiatives. Technically speaking, the Narendra Modi government’s UJALA scheme – aimed at bringing down electricity demand by replacing inefficient incandescent and CFL bulbs with LED lamps – isn’t part of the Smart Cities initiative. But it’s a smart solution to [...]

E stands for Ecommerce in India today

2020-03-12T14:12:28+00:00April 27th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

India has emerged as the fastest growing ecommerce market in the world by all estimates. This decade of the 21st century is well on its course to be dubbed the ecommerce decade and the government’s Digital India programme will be the guiding light. Just look at the array of goods and services Indians buy online – from proposals for arranged marriages to home delivered restaurant meals to clothes, shoes, jewellery, mobile phones, laptops and even property. And that’s just an [...]