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Rebooting the start-up economy

2019-01-02T07:27:04+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After the heady rush of initial years, Indian start-ups went through a churn in 2016. A spate of mergers beckons this year, as local firms brace against a global onslaught. He was a 26-year-old young achiever. A dropout from India’s premier tech institute —Bombay IIT. A chief executive officer of a company he himself co-founded with 11 others. A man who became the toast of the nascent start-up ecosystem in India when within two years, five rounds of funding, a [...]

Rajasthan decks up for investors

2020-03-06T13:11:50+00:00March 15th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal March Edition, State Focus: Rajasthan, Year|

India’s largest state has caught the attention of investors of late but has a long way to go. In one of his earliest interactions with the press after the formation of Niti Aayog, India’s premier think tank, two years ago, Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya took exception to Rajasthan being referred to as a “BIMAROU” state. The oft-used acronym means diseased or sick in Hindi and is made up of the Indian states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. [...]

Reforms will reflect in Ease of Doing Business ranking in 2017

2019-01-02T08:19:39+00:00January 9th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal January 2017, Policy India, Year|

Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary, Department of Investment Policy and Promotion (DIPP), took time out of his punishing schedule to meet ‘India Investment Journal’ to speak about, among other things, how his department is easing rules and re-engineering government processes to make India an easier place to do business in. India’s rank has improved just one place to 130th in this year’s World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. Why? Reforms on ease of doing business are underway on 10 parameters. Unfortunately, [...]

Editor’s Note

2020-03-12T08:41:02+00:00January 8th, 2017|2018/2017, Editor's Note, India Investment Journal January 2017, India Investment Journal January Edition, Year|

As we welcome the start of a New Year, ‘India Investment Journal’ takes a look-back at developments in 2016 that will continue to unravel and define 2017. The last year was characterised by many upheavals and will go down in history as a year of turbulence and disruptions. In our central feature, we pick out five such developments that emerged as central to these disruptions and analyse why they will be the ones to watch out for in the New [...]

Green channel for investments

2020-03-12T08:13:45+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal September Edition, Invest India Update, Year|

Invest India, the country's new investment promotion agency is making life easier for both foreign and domestic investors by cutting through the red tape. Want to know how? Read on Nikunj Parashar and his wife Shilpa were worried. They had quit lucrative jobs abroad, he as General Manager of Maersk Group and she at Credit Suisse, to return home to India to set up their own business. He had developed the technology for radio-controlled high speed target boats required for the Indian [...]

Investment enabler

2018-12-05T07:23:38+00:00September 15th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal September Edition, Invest India Update, Year|

Shruti Chandra gave up a promising career at a global Big 4 consultancy to help build India into the world’s top investment destination. Her job: hand hold foreign investors from conceptualisation to cash flow. It was a mini-crisis. One of the world’s largest retail chains had been served notice to shut shop at duty free areas of Delhi and Mumbai airports. Reason: its security clearance had expired. The chain was staring at losses of Rs 1 crore a week but [...]

A US perspective on why it has become easy to do business in India

2018-12-04T11:58:53+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Policy India, Year|

One of the policy chiefs at the US India Business Council (USIBC) presents a kind of first-hand account of India’s journey towards easing up its business environment. In 2016, India moved up several places in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ Rankings. Why the quick leap?  In part, because of the government of India’s singular, constant, and relentless focus on making India a welcome destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and for business. Prime Minister Modi started, early in his administration, [...]

Getting Make in India a patent to succeed

2018-12-04T12:02:09+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

A patent agent offers his take on India’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) legislation, measures being taken to combat infringement and how they tie in with the Make in India programme. The 21st century belongs to entrepreneurs. Keeping that in mind the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, announced The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on May 13, 2016. The aim of the policy is to create awareness about economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs [...]

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 [...]