For one, the market for digitising documents is huge. Not just startups, even technology giants such as Adobe and Microsoft, with its Lens product, have set sights on this market. These are companies with decades of experience in the digital work and productivity space and no shortage of cash. … [Read more...] about This Indian startup wants to be the new CamScanner, without abusing data. Will it work?
Startups giving CFOs a more important role is also similar to large conglomerates, where this trend was already afoot. For example, Rajesh Gopinathan, currently CEO of Tata Consultancy Services- India’s largest IT services firm- was its CFO from 2013-17. Similarly, Sasidhar Jagdishan, who will be CEO of HDFC Bank next month onwards, has been the bank’s CFO since 2008. … [Read more...] about For startups, the CFO role comes of age
Indian startups have been reliant on foreign capital, and many investors who don't have an India office fly in and fly out to cut cheques. At the height of lockdown, many thought these investors would be the last to return, given that India is often less significant for a global hedge fund during a global pandemic. … [Read more...] about Excitement is back in startup world as venture capitalists return
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about UV air filters to holographic lift buttons, startups offer tech solutions to make offices Covid-safe
While experts suggest that this phase will be over soon and things between the two Asian giants will normalise, startup founders continue to be wary.The latest case in point is that of food-delivery major Zomato, which had to reach out to other investors in the wake of additional money from Ant Financial reportedly getting stuck in regulatory clearances. Large Indian startups will surely be looking towards alternative sources for capital, given the overall situation in the border areas. … [Read more...] about After ban on 118 Chinese apps, Indian startups with investments from Beijing wonder whether they will be on govt radar now