Gabriele Sabato, Co-founder and CEO of Wiserfunding, a UK-based fintech start-up discusses the company's expansion into India, the Indian fintech market and why SMEs are the future.
Neeraj Sahai, International President of Dun & Bradstreet, insists that India’s strong technology ecosystem can support innovations and the development of new value propositions.
As one of the main start-up hubs of Germany, Bavaria has a lot to offer Indian companies as well as international students and young talent. Highlights: The German region of Bavaria offers investors a direct access to potential consumers via excellent transport and infrastructure. The region is thriving tech hub renowned for its skilled workforce, research and development and world-class universities. Bavaria’s GDP of €625 billion in 2018 puts it ahead of 22 of the 28 European member states. Currently [...]
The head of a financial services company lays out the importance of new payment opportunities for India’s burgeoning small and medium business (SMB) sector. The number of small and medium businesses in India is growing by leaps and bounds, with a quick-evolving landscape estimated to have swelled to 48 million businesses over the past decade. With a long, local and cash-only history, many Indian SMBs are finally selling their products and services online, marketing to shoppers beyond their own area [...]
Business Development Companies (BDCs) are a viable approach to fulfil the financial needs of the SME sector, which currently plays a tremendous role in job creation and economic growth in India. India stands at a time of great economic achievement and even greater economic opportunity. This is not mere cheerleading, but a view validated in recent years by the United Nations’ Ease of Doing Business (UN EODB) Report. India has made dramatic strides climbing up the UN EODB rankings, where [...]
A financial expert weighs up India’s booming market where Britain’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can find an export niche. India has fast become one of the UK’s primary trading partners. According to official UK trade figures, exports to India grew 31.8 per cent in the year to March 2018 – reflecting great opportunity for further growth by UK businesses. The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) was keen to point out that exports grew faster to India as well [...]
The year gone by was marked by a number of Indian companies taking their ambitions global and here we highlight some of the start-ups and small and medium enterprises that took a giant leap. OYO expands into China, UK Earlier this year, Indian budget hotel chain OYO announced its arrival in China, where it covers 11,000 (exclusive) rooms across 26 cities, including Hangzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Kunming. In September, the brand announced its foray into London, [...]
Our industry expert rewinds to analyse some standout moments within the Indian start-ups going global landscape. Ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Start-up India initiative in 2015, the Indian start-up story has become global. Government policy, investor support and a conducive ecosystem are all driving forces encouraging and promoting the start-up culture in India. The Indian start-up ecosystem is looking at the start of another wave, like the internet and dotcom wave, with investors writing big cheques [...]
India can learn a lot from South Korea’s ascent from poverty in the 1950s to the ranks of the most technologically advanced societies especially in the fields of manufacturing, defence technology, electronics and skills development. And India can, in turn, help South Korea in areas like software and space technology that it excels in. It is a warm and deepening economic and strategic partnership that could well become the template for India’s engagement with other geographically smaller but economically dynamic [...]