Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 33 (How Funding Works)

As an entrepreneur when you have entered a market or you are in a development phase of your product or everything is set and you want to grow your business, MONEY becomes the key for driving these next steps. It helps you hire new talented people, grow your market share, enter a new market and build up your office space etc.

In this episode of Startup Sunday, we will learn about Funding, its various stages and how and when a company should go about it.


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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 32 (Sqrrl)

We as a country have mostly been conventional when it comes to investing. While the stock market is a treacherous journey to be made alone, the bank FD’s hardly provide a substantial movement for your money. This is where a gamut of mutual funds sprouted up in the last few years. The various mutual funds didn’t go unnoticed by the young working class who are more evolved when it comes to financial planning.

Today’s start up Sunday is about one such place that gives the required momentum to your money. Sqrrl is an AI powered technology start up that deals with rather complicated world of investing and financial planning.

We got into talking with Mr. Dhananjay Singh, co-founder of Sqrrl, who perfectly amalgamated the idea of entrepreneurship with financial planning.



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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 31 (Post-Budget Analysis)

We always don’t get what we want, but we do move closer to the goal. Likewise the budget wasn’t the ideal for startups but will provide a better ecosystem that what we had last year. Last year, startups took a real beating with the inefficient rollout of the goods and services tax (GST), a return of the angel tax bogey and demonetisation, even though some ventures benefited immensely. While some major concerns remain unaddressed, there was some cause for cheer.


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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 28 (Let’s Barter)

Barter is a concept that has been with us from time immemorial. The human civilization started when there were no currencies. The concept of trade started with bartering things. And in current times, we often find ourselves reaching out for the basics.

Today’s Sunday story is about one such startup which brings back the age old barter system in a digital avatar!



Let’s Barter is the largest community-driven startup for secure online bartering. Let’s Barter was founded by Pooja Bhayana (a communication graduate) and Sahil Dhingra (a BBA graduate) in October 2015. It started on social media platform as a Facebook group to facilitate barter and trade among the community. Lets Barter has made bartering as easy as adding a listing for your product on a mobile app!

Headquartered in Delhi, Let’s Barter is making a protected and secure community to barter in the most convenient way possible.


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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 25 (Neeraj Gupta)

We bring to you Neeraj Gupta, Founder & CEO at FormulateIP based in India and USA.  Applying his business and technical background, Neeraj assists clients in protecting and expanding their domestic and international knowledge-based businesses using IP protection, licensing and strategic planning. Neeraj is also a co-founder at Excubator which provides guidance and support needed to entrepreneurs for building a successful entrepreneurial practice. We had a brief interview with him, here are the insights of the conversation.

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E-Cell: What does the term Entrepreneurship means?

Neeraj Gupta: Entrepreneurship is all about taking risk and creating value for a business. Every single business has two outputs,

(a) The impact you create; as in, the value the product/idea adds to the ecosystem, and

(b) The monetary value that the business generates.

A sustainable business is a one that creates an impact while generating substantial monetary value, so, in a nutshell, entrepreneurship is all about taking risk and creating value.
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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 24 (8minutes)

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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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 19 (Youth4work)

For many growing up in India, education means getting a degree. That is the main reason that some people don’t really find their work life actually interesting down the line! Recruiters also don’t find them competent enough on their skill set. The picture is dismal on both the sides!

This Sunday we bring you the Story of Rachit Jain (Founder Youth4work) who is set to solve this particular problem and has set a goal to skill profile 1 Billion people across the globe, improve their skills and showcase it to the companies to get right people onboard.


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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 16 (Donatekart)

While there are many among us who donate money or in-kind to NGOs if we are convinced that our contribution is in good hands, some shy away because they doubt whether their donations will be put to right use.

This Sunday we bring you the story of two engineers who, motivated by the social causes and needs in our society, set up a platform that help link the donors with the NGOs in a systematic and transparent way.



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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 13 (Paymatrix)

Are you paying 10 months’ rent as deposit whenever you get a house for rent in Bangalore or Mumbai? Searching for a house in a metro city may seem like a Herculean task; but dealing with the house owners can get even tougher. With high demands for up to 10 months’ rent as advance deposit (from which a big chunk is deducted citing “invisible” charges when the house is vacated) leaves a tenant dejected.

Whether we’re landlords or tenants, we all know how important it is to maintain a cordial relationship with the other party. One thing that often creates ripples in this relationship is rent. There are many factors that make rent the bone of contention between a tenant and his landlord. At times, a tenant might be facing cash crunch, might forget the due date or might not be able to arrange for the huge deposits required at the time of agreement.

Often times, it is not just the tenant who is at fault. A landlord might ask for an advance payment or delay the settlement of deposit. At times they are not available to take the payment. These issues arise especially when cash transactions are involved.

This Sunday, we bring you the story of “Paymatrix” an analytics-driven property rent management platform where rent management is made easy and rewarding!


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Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 12 (CARNOT)

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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