Pre-requisites to Attract Series B Funding and Beyond (Trak.in)

Up until now, your idea was yours and a bunch of others. You have been able to convince some people about your vision, and they have believed in you, put in their money or given their services to building the foundation for your dream. Some may have even bought or tried your product. The world seems like an ocean of opportunities, and you are all geared up to push through. Early adopters have enthusiastically raised hopes and the product seems to have a bright future. So far, so good.

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The Importance of Market Research for a Startup (IAMWIRE)

Be on a lookout for alarming and warning signals, so you can take corrective measures before it is too late

Your idea seems revolutionary and could do wonders when launched in the market. It ‘feels’ like the answer to everyone’s problems. This gut feeling is the basis of your new venture, but before you delve further, wouldn’t it be a wise idea to sit back and support your instinct with valuable data.

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The Perfect Match: 5 Traits To Look For In A Co-Founder (INC42)

Making a decision about selecting the right co-founder for your startup is more than often equated to choosing a life partner. This is because you will spend innumerable hours with the person while ideating, debating, strategizing, disagreeing and eventually succeeding in your venture. Therefore, picking your co-founder wisely is the most important decision for the founder of any startup.

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How to build the right founding team for your Startup (ENTREPRENEUR)

We all are aware of this old African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

While this holds true for our personal lives, it has its own significance for startups as well. There is enough data and surveys done that support how working with a good founding team improves a startup’s chances to succeed.

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GHV Accelerator Accelerates Applop And CaRPM With $100K Funding Each (INC42)

Gurgaon-based GHV Accelerator has onboarded Applop, a mobile app that lets users make their own app, and CaRPM, an app that connects car owners to their cars, in the accelerator.

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How Much Salary Should Founders of a Startup Take? (IAMWIRE)

If you happen to be a founder of a startup, you would have certainly faced one big dilemma – how much salary to draw?

As per a report by Compass, around 66% founders in Silicon Valley pay themselves very low salaries (< US$ 50,000), which changes to 74% in London and to an unbeatable 92% in India.

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6 Stumbling Blocks That Every Startup Should Be Wary Of (trak.in)

Being an entrepreneur seems to have become a fad of late, given the rate at which they are growing! It begins with a lot of excitement and zeal and hope, but while optimism is a key ingredient necessary to start up, a pinch of practicality is essential to taste the flavor of success.

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GHV Accelerator To Accelerate 10 More Startups (INC42)

Gurgaon-based GHV Accelerator is all set to onboard 10 more startups (under its 12 month acceleration program) by March 2016. The accelerator has already onboarded 5 innovative and disruptive startups from various domains such as food-tech, hyperlocal, laundry, taxi, fitness etc. These startups include LazyLad, My Taxi India, Foodport, Pick My Laundry and FitMeIn.

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India’s transition from obscurity to emerging as the third largest startup ecosystem in the world (Entrepreneur)

With many unicorns taking form, it has instilled confidence in the young dreamers who want to make it big in this space. A recent NASSCOM report substantiates the fact that India has taken giant strides on this front and has become the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. Three to four startups are born in India every day and funding of a remarkable $5 billion has already been pumped in so far this year.

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Why branding is crucial for startups (Bizztor)

The importance of branding has been aptly captured in the words – When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant.”

And this is one big reason why startups in particular should make branding an important component of their overall business strategy. While a great product is good enough to garner customer’s attention and will sell on its own, it is very crucial to communicate to the world whatyou or your product is all about, what it does and how it can add value to people or businesses. It is a vital element that helps people form a connect with you and keeps them coming back for more.

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