Start-ups India

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Israel has emerged as a hub for deep-tech start-ups

2020-05-11T03:35:07+00:00March 2nd, 2020|2020, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020, Tech Speak, UK Edition – 28 Feb-12 March 2020|

Israeli tech can offer innovative solutions to challenges that some of the rapidly scaling start-ups face in India. Highlights: Israel’s vast and innovative ecosystem for start-ups has earned it the title of ‘Silicon Wadi.’ Israeli expertise in innovation and tech can helps Indian MSME entrepreneurs in technology adoption. One of the significant challenges is each country’s unique concept of time, with Indians preferring to spend time developing relationships and investments and Israelis preferring to close deals quickly. Today, a [...]

The year that was – Start-up Report Card 2019

2020-03-17T06:17:12+00:00December 27th, 2019|2019, UK Edition – 27 December 2019|

With the rise of seven unicorns in 2019 and 54 more expected in the next five years, the Indian start-up ecosystem is reflecting a steady upward graph. Highlights: Indian start-ups received over $4.4 billion in total funding from January to September 2019. 2019 also saw a rising trend of several big corporate houses investing their surplus funds for investment in start-ups. With the ease of resource availability and proximity to the market, India is expected to have almost 54 tech [...]

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 [...]

Indo-China camaraderie in the digital world

2020-03-17T06:20:47+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

China’s substantial investments in Indian start-ups and its rapid dominance in the Indian smartphone and app market are testament to its potential as a fruitful digital partner going ahead, as long as the countries can navigate through the changes in data protection policies at both ends. Highlights: Chinese VC investment into India has grown five-fold in the past two years. Another area where Chinese companies made big inroads in India is the domestic smartphone market. Chinese Investment, while helpful to [...]

The Road Ahead: Opportunities and challenges for India and Israel

2019-09-13T14:39:54+00:00September 13th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019, North America Edition – September 2019|

An Israeli legal expert analyses triumphs and challenges within the India-Israel relationship over the past decade. Since the establishment of full diplomatic relations in 1992, the relations of India and Israel have been developed in several levels. The volume of trade between the countries has been expanded in both volume and verticals and today it includes defense and security, agriculture, IT, water technologies, medical devices and other sectors. In terms of volume, the economic relations have been developed from $200m [...]

Start-ups will define the future of employment in India

2020-03-24T07:53:37+00:00August 2nd, 2018|UK Edition - August 2018|

In this regular column, our industry expert weighs up the impact of start-ups on jobs. There has been an ongoing discussion on whether technology creates jobs or kills them. With the surge in the number of tech-based start-ups on the rise, there have been discussions on the impact start-ups make on jobs. Research has time and again shown that technology has net-net created far more jobs than it has destroyed. A study by Deloitte drew on data going back to [...]

M&As in the Indian start-up ecosystem

2020-03-17T06:13:37+00:00June 26th, 2018|2017/2018, Special Edition - June 2018|

With the recent Walmart acquisition of Flipkart as a base, an industry expert analyses the mergers and acquisitions (M&As) activity within India’s start-up landscape. The recent acquisition of Flipkart by the US retail giant Walmart is the buzz word in the start-up ecosystem in India. Walmart picked up 77 per cent stake in India’s largest online retailer, Flipkart, for $16 Billion. Experts have categorised this as the country’s largest acquisition and the world’s biggest purchase of an e-commerce company. This [...]

Empowering a cashless India can be no quick-fix

2020-03-17T06:17:23+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

MobiKwik counts itself among the pioneers of digital wallets in India and has now set its sights on becoming the largest source of digital transactions in the country. Upasana Taku, who co-founded MobiKwik along with Bipin Preet Singh, traces the Gurgaon-headquartered firm’s journey so far, how digital-ready India really is for their cashless model, and the key to attracting finance for digital start-ups in the country. What is the ethos behind MobiKwik? Our ethos is to support digital payments for a [...]