Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley is all buckled up to present the Union Budget 2018 of India for the fiscal year 2018-19 on February 1. This is going to be the last full-fledged budget presented by the Modi Government before the 2019 General Elections.
Looking at the current landscape of the startup industry, we present to our readers a pre-budget series providing a comprehensive analysis of the general state of affairs of key sectors in India including agriculture, eCommerce, logistics, health, education and real estate from the lens of the startup ecosystem. This series also comes with the expectations of different stakeholders in the Indian startup landscape from the upcoming budget 2018.
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It’s time for the human race to enter the solar world and take the nation forward through technologically innovative solutions which will improve the quality of lives of many people. This Startup Sunday “let’s think solar” and take a step towards spreading awareness regarding solar power.
8Minutes is the brainchild of three dynamic personalities- Arjun SriHari, Dev Arora and Anuj Gupta. It is a revolutionary startup aimed to transform the energy sector by generating electricity through solar energy.
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“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” With our Prime Minister dreaming of a Digital India with quality education reaching the most inaccessible corners driven by Digital Learning, this Sunday brings to you a startup which takes democratisation of education to another level.
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InMobi, a mobile advertising and discovery platform provider has been in the news for various reasons: A 950,000 dollar fine for ignoring privacy policies; talks of acquisition by Google or Microsoft; senior level attrition and a possible IPO. Against all odds, the Indian unicorn recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Let’s unravel the journey of India’s second profitable unicorn startup (after MuSigma)
Naveen Tewari cofounded mKhoj with fellow IIT alumnus Amit Gupta, Mohit Saxena and Abhay Singhal. In 2007, mKhoj started as a SMS-based search and monetization business. The idea was born with a vision to change the way advertisements are seen on mobile devices. In 2008, mKhoj was enhanced from SMS-based services to mobile advertising and was rebranded as InMobi.
Over the years, it grew from a single- bedroom flat in Mumbai onto a global arena where it competes with Google, Facebook and Apple in the market for data-driven mobile advertising. The company was recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the 50 Disruptive Companies of 2013. InMobi was also recognized among Fast Company’s “2016’s Most Innovative Companies in the world”
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It is befitting of a billion-dollar company in the business analytics space to be named after the symbols of mean (Mu) and standard deviation (Sigma) of probability distribution. One of the best performing companies mu sigma, headquartered in Silicon Valley of India, has over 140 clients including many of the Fortune 500 companies. It has been able to raise an enormous grand total of 163 million dollars in funding over its 9 years of existence.
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The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work.
Today, there is data generated everywhere – when you purchase a drug over the counter, disembark a taxi or even when you pass a toll-way. IoT gives us the opportunity to capture this data, analyze it and take action, to make our lives better by being more connected.
Needless to say, this wave of connectivity will transform the auto sector dramatically. Unlike autonomous driving and ridesharing which threaten to disrupt the industry and challenge the incumbents, IoT offers an opportunity, a tool that every auto ecosystem player can leverage to drive the next wave of improvement in efficiencies across all functions and for all stakeholders.
With IoT, car owners will be able to connect their cars with the rest of the digital world. For the most expensive “tech gadget” surprisingly little “consumer tech” has crept into our car. A majority of our cars have worse UI than a smartphone costing INR 10k. Our cars still communicate with us through lights and sound on the dashboard.
And this Sunday we bring you story of “CARNOT” A smart car device made by Carnot Technologies Pvt. Ltd. which with the help of IoT is set to address the above issue and Change our experience of a car drive.
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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
A Sneak Peak into the Journey
“INCREDIBLE INDIA”- its not a phrase; its an emotion, an unparallel experience to be explored. India offers a different aspect of her personality- exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic- to each traveler to the country. At Wandertrails, they help you choose that particular experience which will shape your vision of the country.
Bangalore based tech travel startup, started in July 2016, is the brain child of Vishnu Menon, Sruti Ramesh Chander and Pranav Kumar (graduates from IIM-Calcutta), Narayan Menon and Hari Gangadharan (industry veterans).
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“…it’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.”
Ever wondered how things get marketed online?
Heard about the term Digital Marketing?
Whether it’s a website or a product or just some content that needs to be marketed online, XOR Labs is the place to go!
Presenting you an ROI and Data Driven Digital Marketing Company…
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” Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets because to travel is to live! “
Planning to go somewhere this Sunday and tired of shuffling between travel apps?
Don’t know what your ride will cost or if there is a quicker option nearby?
Whether you need a taxi, an auto, a bike, a car rental or just information about public transit stops, fares and time tables, InstaGo has it all!!
The all-in-one travel app is here!!
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If you wait until you are ready, you will be waiting for the rest of your life
How many times has it occurred to you after seeing a start-up “Even I was thinking on a similar line”. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step before someone else steps on it. This Sunday we bring you an exclusive interview of Kumar Sambhav (Co Founder, The Testament) to share his journey and his motivation to keep on pivoting till they reach right path.
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