“During company calls, women talk about work but also about how things are going at home. It’s quite difficult for women during these times. There’s a lot of pressure on them and it can obviously affect their mental health,” says Vaishali Sinha, chief sustainability officer, ReNew Power, India. … [Read more...] about Women-led SMEs suffer disproportionate pandemic losses, finds UN study
The COVID-19 outbreak and the imposed lockdown has had a profound social and economic impact across the globe. And with no clear indication of when economic activities will resume full swing, businesses are grappling with this unfolding reality, and finding ways to minimise the damage caused; while maximising their operational efficiencies. Companies have not just had to deal with the massive task of shifting hundreds of workers from on-site to working remotely online almost overnight, they have also had to develop technological capabilities to ensure business continuity. … [Read more...] about Navigating cyber security and remote working amid COVID-19
Indian startups could also gain from the government’s recent ban on Chinese apps and an anti-China sentiment domestically and globally. It is a mixed bag, however. On the one hand, this reduces competition for Indian startups, where earlier Chinese giants like Alibaba and Tencent and ByteDance would corner the market with addictive games and copycat social networks. But Chinese investors have also been a large part of deals in digital and content startups, and their absence means that Lumikai’s future portfolio companies will have to look for other investors. … [Read more...] about This VC fund wants to focus on gaming space exclusively. Will it work?