Last week, I was booking a hotel through a large global booking platform – there was an error on their site due to which an incorrect booking happened. What happened next was surprising – customer service denied that there could have been an error on the site, and refused to help. They claimed that they […]
30 Fundraising Terms Entrepreneurs Need To Know
Ready to begin fundraising for your startup? Make sure you know these terms first. Don’t blow all your hard work and potential by completely flopping on basic startup fundraising terminology. Know these words and lingo so you can pitch and walk into investor meetings sounding like a pro who has done their homework. In simple […]
8 Keys to Building a Vertical SaaS Business
Mr. Vaibhav Agrawal from Lightspeed India Partners shares his thoughts on building SaaS business. Written by Vaibhav Agrawal and Dev Khare At Lightspeed, we are fortunate to partner with Innovaccer, a leading player in healthcare software, and look forward to working closely as it marches towards a grand vision. The company has just completed a Series […]
The $10Trillion India goal, a lot is on shoulders of startups
Recently, in the union budget, the presenting minister stated in the house “We are poised to become a 5-trillion-dollar economy in the next five years and aspire to become a 10-trillion-dollar economy in the next 8 years thereafter” (full speech transcript here). The sentiment may be construed as a politically motivated move or a false promise, […]
VentureAsk: Ask your queries with credible answers.
At Venturewoods there is a new page VentureAsk to bring your queries and help experts in the community address real problems. The idea behind this emerged from the consistent urge of fellow colleagues, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts on trying to solve problems in their startup journey or their road to start-up. Many times, such questions were […]
What Entrepreneurs need to know about Angel Tax
Angel Tax (referring to provisions under section 56 of Income Tax Act) has been a point of much debate and confusion over past few days. While technical explanations abound, here’s a quick explanation of what it is, and what entrepreneurs need to do to stay clear. Why, in first place…? These provisions were introduced in […]
Time to Startup, India!
The recent Startup India event has generated considerable excitement and energy amongst entrepreneurs and the supporting ecosystem. The sound and light around the event has been amazing. As the week rolls over, and the marketing euphoria settles down, the focus must shift to the real impact that this event and announcements around it may make. […]
Launching an Experiment to Spot Problems Worth Solving
It is a little over ten years now, since I started working with the Startup Ecosystem here. Much has changed – and I’d say for the better. Funding has improved. Startups are mainstream. And Entrepreneurs are celebrated. Yet, when I look at some of the companies and startups that we showcased at Proto.in ( Between […]
Reflections from IIT Session
I was at IIT Delhi today for my duties at FITT (runs the IIT Delhi incubator). Few months back, IIT Delhi decided to support a deferred placement program for students wanting to skip placement in interest of pursuing entrepreneurship. Today’s meeting was a review and approval meeting for four of the cases. Some things that […]
Join the Net Neutrality debate
Medianama has a good analysis and initiative on the Net Neutrality issue. Read up and make yourselves heard here. This debate has had interesting arguments globally. To the extent, I have been able to follow, there have been a ton of bogus arguments on both sides, thereby confusing the core issues. In my mind, the […]
Lufthansa Runway to Success – Call for Entries
Lufthansa and TiE are bringing you the next edition of Runway to Success. Runway to Success is a TV series which will be broadcast on ET Now, and the training camps all over the country would be conducted in association with TiE. Some highlights of the program: The winner of this series would win a […]
Why you Do a Startup ?
Why you do a Startup ? By Chance or you are totally frustrated with a Problem you face on a regular basis or You want to make big loads of Monies or You are passionate about something or You do not want to miss the Wave ?? There are lot of Questions you ask or […]