/Tag: Start-up

Bavaria – Germany’s hotspot for Indian investors

2020-03-17T06:20:52+00:00December 13th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 13 December 2019|

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 [...]

Ayushman Bharat start-up challenge: Billion-dollar babies in the making

2019-10-11T18:10:38+00:00October 8th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 11th October 2019, UK Edition – 11th October 2019|

Start-up grand challenge: A unique competition for start-ups that will be invited to develop cutting edge technology to support the implementation of AB-PMJAY. The Narendra Modi government’s fascination with technology and numbers is making an impact on governance in unexpected ways. Since the launch of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the world’s largest publicly funded national health insurance scheme, a year ago, about five million people have been treated under this scheme. The data collected from this pool [...]

The UK provides a compelling offer for Indian businesses

2019-09-27T16:16:57+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019, Home Page, UK Edition – 27th September 2019|

The Lord Mayor of the City of London reflects on the opportunities for collaboration between the UK and India within the digital sphere as he leads a major fintech delegation to India. As a businessman who has travelled to India no less than 20 times over three decades, it was fantastic to return to the country as Lord Mayor of the City of London, and principle ambassador for the UK financial and professional services sector. Last week I visited three cities [...]

Diversity is the key to innovation

2019-04-18T12:19:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Women's Edition – April 2019|

Anarghya Vardhana is a Partner at Maveron, a consumer-only venture capital firm. In this interview, the young executive shares some insight into her remarkable professional journey, the role her Indian heritage has played in the same as well as pointers for budding entrepreneurs. Does Maveron's direct-to-consumer model offer a template for venture capitalists eyeing tech investments? We believe that there will be a number of billion-dollar direct to consumer companies created every year. Our definition of consumer is broad, it’s [...]

Facilitating Indian start-ups achieve their global mission

2018-12-11T10:12:39+00:00December 6th, 2018|2017/2018, UK Edition – December 2018|

Our industry expert goes behind the UK-India Tech Alliance to explore how it complements the UK’s world-leading expertise with India’s tech transformation. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s 2016 visit to India had set the tone for the UK-India Tech discussions. This got formalised during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK earlier this year, when the UK-India Tech Alliance was launched. The new partnership between the UK and Indian tech industries is aimed at the growth of [...]

Indian start-ups go global

2018-09-28T09:46:55+00:00September 12th, 2018|2017/2018, Home Page, UK Edition – September 2018|

Against the backdrop of Ola’s recent entry into the UK market, our industry expert explores the increasingly global appetite of Indian start-ups. As India leapfrogs among global economies, increasing number of Indian start-ups are going global and expanding their global footprint. A decade ago it would have been difficult to think of a young Indian company becoming global so quickly. The only ones that would have thought or would have expanded globally would have been steel giants or an FMCG [...]

What makes UAE a hub for Indian start-ups?

2018-05-30T13:09:35+00:00August 17th, 2017|2017/2018, August 2017, Middle East, Year|

A serial entrepreneur explores what makes the Middle East an attractive proposition for Indian start-ups. The UAE is a hub for expats and global businesses; located strategically this place provides immense business opportunities for people all over the world thus making it a hub for Indian start-ups also. Recently Dubai also hosted the first Indian Start-up Summit, where it gave tech start-ups an immense opportunity to interact with each other and gave both the ecosystems a tremendous mentoring for Indian [...]

Best time to be an entrepreneur in India

2018-12-31T13:44:40+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

Naspers has been behind investments in some of India’s most successful start-up ventures in recent years. Here Larry Illg, CEO for Ventures, explains what makes India an exciting prospect for the firm. What would you attribute Naspers' success in the Indian market to? Naspers is active in more than 130 countries and markets across the world, and our approach to investing in companies has been fairly consistent over the years. Firstly, we ensure that we understand the business model. Do [...]

Powering ahead

2019-01-02T07:32:53+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, State Focus, Year|

A proactive, business-friendly government, great location and sound macro fundamentals are powering Haryana’s economic surge. This is not the kind of news that makes for banner headlines. So, it was no surprise to find the news on Gurugram, the commercial capital of Haryana, getting an International Arbitration Centre (IAC) buried in the inside pages of most newspapers. The city, part of the National Capital Region (NCR) and till recently known as Gurgaon, will be the second Indian city after Mumbai [...]

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 [...]