How GST Will Impact Startups in India (Trak.in)

The long awaited constitutional amendment to Goods and Services Tax (GST) finally sees the light of the day. Given that the businesses in our country face several hurdles in dealing with 29 states, 7 union territories and of course the central government, the uniform tax structure is definitely something to cheer about. GST is deemed to benefit the businesses of all sizes and nature, startups too can expect to look forward to better times ahead.

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GHV partners with Forbes Japan editor-in-chief to launch $52 mn VC fund for Indian startups (VC Circle)

Gurgaon-based startup accelerator GreenHouse Ventures (GHV) has partnered with Makoto Takano, editor-in-chief of Forbes Japan and former president of PIMCO Japan Ltd, to launch a Rs 350 crore (around $52 million) fund for early stage Indian startups.

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Applop Raises Bridge Round Of Funding From GHV Accelerator (Inc42)

Applop Mobile Solutions, a SAAS provider that enables users to make their own mobile app, has raised a bridge round of funding from GHV Accelerator. The startup has received about $250K so far and plans to close this round at $500K.

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It Is The Attitude, Not The Aptitude; That Takes You To The Altitude (Entrepreneur.com)

If it was only aptitude, based on education and training which ensured the success of an entrepreneur, then a lot of iconic companies wouldn’t have seen the light of day. The founder of the Virgin Group of music records and airlines fame, Richard Branson did not even have the ability to complete high school, but later launched into a successful entrepreneurial journey.

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Start-ups must not equate funding to success, focus should be on product (First Post)

If you’re wondering what the chicken and egg debate is all about, here it is. After nurturing the business venture for a considerable period, the need to scale up – whether in terms of target market or product extensions etc, is a necessity.

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5 Values That Define a Cockroach Startup (IamWire)

While the startup ecosystem took time to take off in India, the country is now the fastest growing and third largest startup ecosystem in the world. In the last few years the country has seen the fortunes of many entrepreneurs change overnight with new unicorns coming to the fore and hogging the limelight.

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Entrepreneurship: No Longer A Lonely Journey (Entrepreneur)

Harsh Mariwala, Chairman, Marico,one of India’s largest Indian consumer brands, had once said that entrepreneurship is a lonely journey. I agree that what he said might have been true a few years ago. But,given the way the startup ecosystem has shaped up in the country over the last couple of years,the journey now seems far from lonely.

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Does An Entrepreneur Need A Vacation? (Inc42)

We live in a time where work-life is promoted across organizations throughout the world, but still the work hours per person have increased manifold over the last decade or so. In this constant pressure of getting work done and fierce competition between established conglomerates, where does the work-life scenario of an entrepreneur lie?

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Why Startups Should NOT be Intimidated by The Thought of Devaluation (Trak.in)

The Indian startup story has taken a new turn in the recent past. For the last half decade or so, venture capitalists and investors from across the country as well as the world have been very bullish about the startup scene picking up steam. With capital pouring in billions and trillions, Indian startups have managed to ‘go big’ and make a dent in the business world.

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Why Investors And Founders Need To Have A Common Vision For The Startup (Inc42)

The Indian startup scenario is currently on a high growth trajectory owing to immense support from the entire ecosystem, including a slew of government initiatives to boost the startup culture in the country. No wonder, startups have been mushrooming across the country at a rapid pace.

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