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India for a Second Time

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

This past week, I visited India for the second time, and while work brought me there (keynote speech), I in part agreed to do it because I wanted to have a second go-around as a tourist in this massive, complex, important country. India in 2006 kicked my ass.

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Combining entrepreneurship and leadership: Vision India 2020, by Sramana Mitra

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Vision India 2020 by Sramana Mitra describes where India could be – or should be 10 years down the road. Sramana’s Vision India 2020 is an entrepreneurial utopia, as well as a personal and intellectual futuristic autobiography.

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Innovation in India

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Ran across a facsinating article this morning in Mail Online India. The actual products are interesting, but what strikes me about this at a different level is that India might be a hotbed for new innovation.

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Visiting India

VentureWoods

I am visiting India and will be in Pune from Tuesday 7th Feb for about 10 days. Folks: I run Tandem Entrepreneurs, a mobile accelerator in San Francisco Bay Area. I would be happy to meet with a few entrepreneurs if you want to use me as a sounding board. At Tandem we work with 6 companies at a time. We invests $200k in each mobile startup and works closely with the team for an initial 6-month period.

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Are India’s IT managers holding back the country’s startup growth?

The Next Web

One Infosysian, as the company’s employees are called in India’s tech circles, however pointed us someplace beyond all these voices. The birth of India’s outsourcing stigma. Enter India. India needs better technological training. In June this year, N.R.

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The Differences Between Entrepreneurship in India and in the U.S.

Inc Startups

In India, entrepreneurship has taken different forms than it has in the U.S. The economy, society, and culture are different, and these factors drive business and entrepreneurship

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India's Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. - NextWala

NextWala

New Delhi, India. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Social/Mobile Platforms have Changed the Game in the US (but not India yet). WATBlog India. NextWala.

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From India's Startup Culture

Inc Startups

India has been abuzz with startup activity -- here's what you should know

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Why India's 'Garden City' Is the Next Big Hotbed for Startups

Inc Startups

Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is the third most populous city in India. Here's why the lush, sprawling metropolis is a thriving hub for startup activity

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Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push

VentureWoods

The first reason is the emergence of key investment themes which could redefine the complexion of technology ventures in India. Next on the rung is mobile application startups – given the large base of mobile consumers in India, and the nature of India as a mobile-first market, innovation in mobile applications could also lead to global leaders in the space. Such a stream of exits provides increasing validation to viability of venture capital in India.

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Mark Zuckerberg Calls Marc Andreessen's Comments on India 'Deeply Upsetting'

Inc Startups

The Facebook board member defended colonialism in a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday evening

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Amazon in India: Lost in the noise

deal architect

Fortune has raised a firestorm with its cover showing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishnu, a revered Hindu deity. Others don’t like the word “invade” in the title because it smacks of colonialism. After Charlie Hebdo, it is surprising. Globalization and Technology

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ShopAtPlaces.com – Replacing The Middleman In India’s Retail Scene

YoungUpstarts

E-commerce is getting huge in India – according to industry watchers, the industry is expected to grow a compound annual growth rate of 57 per cent and is likely to reach US$34.2 Ideaspotting cultural products e-commerce India online retail ShopAtPlaces.com

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Impact Investing in India – three trends worth noting

VentureWoods

Recently, impact investing in India has been taking center stage in the news. Interestingly, in India socially focused ventures are attracting large numbers of young entrepreneurs. Ecosystem Entrepreneur Incubator india innovation venture capital

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“Has that horse bolted” - State of angel investment in India

VentureWoods

Sumanth posted this comment on my earlier post regarding 2013 predictions for startup ecosystem in India. I write this post as one member of angel investment community in India. His question was direct - “I have heard that VCs have stopped backing ecommerce companies in India. ” I tried explaining to him that Canaan is still keen to look at exceptional ecommerce companies, but this question captured the state and issues with angel investments in India.

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India Expansion - Acquire & Manage Culture not just the Business

VentureWoods

They face difficult situations in understanding and comprehending the Compensation Bench marking, hiring practices & success, Performance expectations Vs. Output etc., - Right Person but Wrong Job: Rightly many organisations deploy an Imported Indian(Indian side) to run the business when they acquire a stake in or a business in India. This presents a significant challenge for this Manager deployed in India to run the business.

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Planning Commission report on Entrepreneurship in India

VentureWoods

Planning Commission has just released this report - Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in India. Hopefully, the report is implemented well and sets the road map for putting entrepreneurship on steroids - one of the few routes that I believe can truly propel India forward. Creating a vibrant Entrepreneurial ecosystem in India from Alok Mittal.

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Israel and India to Increase Trade 3-Fold, to $15 Billion per Year

VC Cafe

Mark Sofer, the Israeli ambassador to India, has left his role optimistic that economic ties between the two countries will accelerate. The goal of the ongoing Free Trade Agreement negotiation between India and Israel is to raise trade to $15 billion per year between the two countries by 2015.

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The Wisdom in India

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

“If I were asked under what sky the human mind…has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions to some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant — I should point to India.

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India Calling by Anand Giridharadas, the unknown at the heart of what you thought you knew

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Say you’ve worked and socialized with Indians for the last ten or fifteen years in America – does it help you to understand what India is about when you travel over there for a business trip? That is, in a nutshell, what Anand Giridharadas’ s India Calling is about.

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India: The Next Big Startup Nation?

Inc Startups

India has been synonymous with IT services for a while. India''s status as a global IT services hub is well-known. Why Starting Up in India Is So Hard The problem is not that India is lacking for talented technologists making innovative products, Sharma says.

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Did India get too arrogant about growth?

VentureWoods

Policy seems to have adopted the belief that growth is a given; that India is so attractive for capital that no matter what the policymakers do, capital will continue to flood the country. India still has to deliver 30 years of super normal growth for the aam aadmi to win. Rupee touched a long time low yesterday. For all the talk about “no intervention”, the worry marks are visible amongst regulators.

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[ADV] [Event] [India] Cloud Computing World Forum India

YoungUpstarts

Taking place on October 12, 2011 at JW Marriott in Mumbai, India, the Cloud Computing World Forum India is a free-to-attend event and will feature all of the key players within the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry. Young Upstarts is a Cloud Computing World Forum India media partner. Events & Happenings cloud computing Cloud Computing World Foum India India SaaS software-as-a-service

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K.S. Krishnan, scientist and citizen, a Renaissance man in 20th century India

Grade A Entrepreneurs

On June 1946, at Buckingham Palace, a little kid born in Vizhupanoor in 1898 and who spent his early childhood in Watrap (both places now part of the Virudhunagar district in Southern India) became Sir Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan for his scientific contributions.

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Zuckerberg, Modi Talk Internet Connectivity in India at Facebook Townhall

Inc Startups

The Facebook CEO expressed support for an Indian government initiative that aligns with Internet.org's drive to bring internet to rural areas

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7 Reasons to Do Business in India

Inc Startups

In 2013, India stands at a point where the compass of its destiny is, once again, in its own hands. Among them, the two fastest-growing will be China (8.1%) and India (5.9%), versus the US (2.5%) and the Euro area (0.8%). The median age in India is 25.1,

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FYI - Your Guide to India's Acronym Blizzard - NextWala

NextWala

New Delhi, India. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Social/Mobile Platforms have Changed the Game in the US (but not India yet). WATBlog India. NextWala.

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India Venture 2012 - What’s Ahead?

VentureWoods

2011 has been an eventful year for venture capital in India - perhaps a record year in terms of overall volume of financing. Public markets were choppy throughout the year in India, and globally in the latter half. Happy 2012 to all readers. More importantly, traditional growth equity firms stepped in and provided later stage support to venture backed companies, which augers well for entrepreneurs and venture industry.

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Where to Do Business in India

Inc Startups

Overall, India's economy struggles with corruption and over-regulation. But India is not just one economy. It scores high on regulation of business--labor laws, for example, are among the most reasonable for entrepreneurs in India.

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Venture Capital in India - the Next Decade

VentureWoods

I authored this article for Inc Feb 2011 issue. The underlying strength of growing markets and entrepreneurial talent make growth of venture capital a foregone conclusion - the questions lie more around how it will take shape… Would love your thoughts! Inc feb 2011 -alok mittal - venture capital. View more documents from Alok Mittal. Ecosystem

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Microsoft's $100K India Startup Challenge Grant

ReadWriteStart

I will be traveling in India in April, and doing live roundtables in three cities: Chennai (April 9) , Mumbai (April 16) , and Pune (April 17). from Chennai, India, as well, discussed Report Bee , a data visualization solution for schools around report cards and student performance.

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Student Entrepreneurs in India | LiveMint.com

Campus Entrepreneurship

Annupama Chandrasekaran of Livemint.com offers us an inside look at India’s some of India’s student entrepreneurs and their firms. Welcome to India’s student start-ups—companies founded by people in graduate and postgraduate schools across the country. Moreover, Mint will be doing a series on student entrepreneurs in India throughout April and May. Business Plans & Competitions Campus as Market Campus Eco-System Entrepreneurship Programs Students Indi

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What India's Narendra Modi Can Do for Indian Startups

Inc Startups

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Silicon Valley this weekend, with stops planned at Facebook, Google, and Tesla. Entrepreneurs are hoping the trip inspires Modi to be more supportive of startups back home

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Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified

YoungUpstarts

Professionalisms business law India intellectual property intellectual property rights legal protection Navarre Royby Navarre Roy , Senior Associate with Selvam and Selvam.

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Why India Is the Land of Rising Entrepreneurship

Inc Startups

boasts 23 million small businesses; with 48 million India has more than twice as many, but securing financing is an issue The U.S.

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WestBridge launches India “evergreen” fund

VentureWoods

Investment firm WestBridge Capital has raised India’s first so-called evergreen fund from global investors, or limited partners (LPs). Ecosystem evergreen india VC WestbridgeInteresting. Unlike traditional funds, the $500 million (around Rs 2,500 crore) corpus that WestBridge has raised will not have an investment cycle. Instead, returns generated on investments will automatically be ploughed back into the investment pool, creating a perpetual flow of capital for investments.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On India

ReadWriteStart

First up, Nimesh Khiara from Mumbai, India, discussed StopWaitin , a restaurant reservation system that includes managing waiting lists and is similar in concept to OpenTable. Fortunately, there are numerous such companies in India.

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State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

Digital is now the majority of revenues in markets such as the US, India, Norway and Sweden. Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong. After peaking at $38 billion revenue more than a decade ago, the industry stabilized last year at $16.5 billion.

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How Young Entrepreneurs Bring Hope and Enterprise to India

Inc Startups

Every year, some 450 young Indians travel the length and breadth of their nation by rail , meeting social and economic entrepreneurs who are building a new India based on enterprise. Every year, former Yatris launch roughly 45 new enterprises throughout India.

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How India Can Surge Ahead in Entrepreneurship

Inc Startups

For India to cultivate an entrepreneurial environment its successful entrepreneurs need to support start-ups and there needs to be a renewed focus on technology and education.

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