Anjana Vivek
Feb 22 2014
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
Valuation is thought to be a science by many. Just because a number is put out and there are detailed calculations and forecasts and projections of scenarios, it is assumed that valuation is rational, objective, data driven and sensible. When was...
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Dec 14 2013
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
Dear Reader, Entrepreneur’s Corner is pleased to feature this interview of Srikanth Muralidhara, Co-Founder of the Bangalore-based Decision Sciences Company, Flutura Solutions, that focuses on M2M (machine to machine) and Big Data analytics...
Jun 20 2013
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redBus, the ticket booking business, headquartered in Bengaluru and funded by VCs in this city, is to be acquired by the South Africa-based multinational media group, Nasper, according to some media reports.  Many points are being raised...
Dec 21 2011
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SZE, the company founded by Sheena and Zeena, was 2 years old.  SZE provided special technical inputs and services to colleges. The founders now wanted to expand and bring more colleges into their client base. For this they would need to invest...
Jul 05 2011
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Sigma started a new company, he and his father were the initial Directors. He had saved some money in his career and invested some of his savings in the startup. Equity for advisors Sigma knew a couple of experts, Pie and Rho, who had a good reputation...
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Feb 18 2011
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Bengaluru is seeing churn and activity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Recently, I have come across a couple of mid-size and small companies seriously looking at options to merge. The world is changing rapidly and entrepreneurs want to seize the...
Dec 30 2010
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This year has seen some great moments for India and Indians.. and some really low times. Through much of the year, predictions were being made about how we have some of the best years of growth ahead. However ... the last few months have left us with...
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Aug 10 2010
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Today, mentors, investors and angel investors are available in plenty in Bengaluru. There is a lot of energy and excitement in the air. While a great mentor and investor can do wonders to take your company from one orbit to the next, a bad one can...
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Jun 15 2010
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Getset and Go decided that they did want to sell a stake to Zing.  They went back to Gyan and asked him for his advice on how they should proceed. Gyan, "While you have Zing Group interested in your company, you need to make sure that this...
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Feb 17 2010
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Getset and Go decided that they did, after all, want to sell a stake in their company to the Zing Group. They went back to Gyan, their advisor. Gyan, "Looking at this in a lighter vein, you have now moved to Level 2, in this game of selling...
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Feb 04 2010
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Getset and Go were getting tired of running their business. Theirs was a 5 year old company, started with enthusiasm and a high level of energy. But ... 2009 had been a bad year. Orders had come in... at a very slow pace; money had come in...
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Dec 31 2009
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This is the time for New Year resolutions. Often made...So maybe we can do this with a difference as we enter the new decade. The one thing that this decade gone by has stood for is change! Change in the way we look at the world, change in what we...
Nov 12 2009
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As an entrepreneur/founder you have many choices when you set up your company. One of the first few things you may like to think about is the employee policy and salaries. Gyan, the business advisor, recently met a few company founders and they informally...
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Oct 27 2009
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Today (October 27, 2009) at the first day of the NASSCOM Product Conclave and Expo 2009, it was good to see the level of interest in startups and the product ecosystem in Namma Bengaluru.  Participants were a mix of start ups, large corporates...
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Oct 23 2009
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Gyan, the business advisor was participating in an informal discussion at the fringe of a two day conference where many entrepreneurs were present. The discussion was focused around the sudden interest in M&A deals in early stage ventures and valuation...
Oct 12 2009
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Entrepreneurs have many questions about IP protection. This is particularly relevant in these times, when we talk of innovation and creativity ... driving the next wave of entrepreneurship. Here is a detailed guest post on this topic by Dr. Kalyan...
Sep 13 2009
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This is the story of how four women who met through an entrepreneurship programme teamed up for a prestigious city event, that allowed them to showcase their designs. A guest post by Meera K.
Jul 31 2009
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Are you interested in writing a business plan? Is it to show to an investor? If you are planning to write a plan for your business or to help someone or are just curious about the noise made about business plans, here is a game for you to play. A...
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Jun 20 2009
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The newly introduced regulations on Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) have been briefly discussed in the post below. This is in response to the query in an earlier post: Company incorporation or partnership . This post has been contributed by S...
May 24 2009
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Background : Negotiations are a part of life, whether it is in business or in the political arena, whether it is in selling a company or buying a stake in a business or raising venture capital for your company. In the last week of sessions of the...
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Apr 12 2009
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There was a query in an earlier post in this blog: Company incorporation or partnership which was specifically related to how much starting a company would approximately cost the founders. As this is one question that is on the top of the mind of...
Apr 10 2009
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Ever year around this time, we see several women from across India converging to Bengaluru.  This is for the Summer Special @ IIMB; i.e. The Management Programme for Women Entrepreneurs (MPWE) . This year there are over 130 confirmations, with...
Mar 24 2009
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Many persons in Bengaluru want to set up their own venture. Are you one of them? Are you unsure about the kind of legal structure you need for your activities? Gyan, the business advisor, recently met Anil and Peter, who wanted to start a new venture...
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Feb 16 2009
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Many persons talk of entrepreneurship. To some it is a fancy, to some it is a fad, to some it is a serious passion, what is it to you? Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur? I am not talking about the checklist one can fill and tick to see if one...
Jan 13 2009
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As we see the unraveling of Satyam...maytaS...i.e. the reversing of Satyam, there are some learnings from a due diligence perspective. It is surprising that a case of this size has escaped notice for several years. Maybe it is time for the general...
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