Category Archives: Early Stage

3 Invaluable Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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Very few successful entrepreneurs will tell aspiring business owners that founding and managing a business is always easy. Still, they will usually insist that it’s what they were born to do and no other kind of life would have been as satisfying […]

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Hyderabad based FIXU receives $40, 000 investment from Facebook

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Recently the famous social media sit Facebook had announced the “FbStart program” where it would invest in the winner startup and would also provide mentoring to the winner. It is no surprise that a city based startup, FIXU has been […]

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Exclusive Local Deals App, BlueBook, raises $500,000 in a Seed Round syndicated by Indian Angel Network and LetsVenture

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Angel investors from  IAN and Let’s Venture platform, from India and around the world Help build Blue Books as a high growth venture with increased merchant and user base across 3 cities, leveraging technology for deep customer analytics, loyalty solutions […]

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Making the best out of mentor meeting time

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In evolving startup ecosystems, access to mentors that can add value to a startups journey is extremely limited. Even more so in the early stages of a startup. When a startup does get access to a mentors time, one has […]

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A Marshmello helmet for the better environment.

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Rekarmate is a Hyderabad-based environmental friendly startup. Taking inspiration from the Marshmello’s ( an electronic dance music producer, and DJ) ‘Give it back’ initiative, Rekarmate  gave away  few Marshmello helmets made from recycled waste as a part of fundraising. Within […]

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How investment-ready are you?

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While clearly an important caveat if and when a startup needs money, assuming there is a compelling case for investment, when is a startup “ready” for an investment. What are the parameters that investors look for, and that startups should […]

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Is technology the best way to a quick startup success/exit? 

Great news this week about a 3-year old startup from Hyderabad, Tuplejump, being acquired by Apple. They were in the big data space building a product that allowed use of nosql databases. Deep tech mumbo jumbo. But, think about it. […]

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Startup events – a boon or a bane?

Startups are always looking for that little bit of support, feedback, advise, guidance, customer reference or investor connect all the time. And this is never easy to come by. Very elusive. And probably not always very effective! In recent months […]

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Surmounting the ‘Chasms’ in Start-up lifecycle

Have been hearing about crossing the chasm forever. In a strategy discussion this week, this came up again. Now to look at assessing mature products. Not just startups. Thinking further, clearly there are chasms at all times. If not congnizant, […]

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Identifying target customer segment key

One of the important questions that many people ask is – When you have a compelling idea that is sufficiently curated, should you opt going full-time into the ‘startup mode’? Answering this question is never easy. It gets more difficult […]

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