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Indian startups have been on a tear in the past few years. During the past year, we have been posting accounts of dynamic startups and incubators (link) . But, here is a bit of sobering news for entrepreneurs, founders and startups: There are reports that the number of startups launched […]

Launch of startups in India slows down


After Indian government announced demonetization last year, analysts, consultants and digirati began to frantically predict the boom in ‘digitization’ of payment sector including advent of Peer-to-peer payment apps, mobile payments etc. (link).  Also ref: India’s Cash Ban Is the Best Thing to Happen to Digital Payments. The long march towards […]

Google launches Tez P2P payment App in India, offers users ...


Here is a recent question that came to our editor: What is your liability if your start fails after raising a venture capital fund? Empirical data on startups indicate that a large percentage (between 70 to 90% ) of startups are doomed to fail. Some founders realize that they are […]

Advice: What is your liability if your startup fails after ...



Empirical  data on startups indicate that a large percentage (between 70 to 90% ) of startups are doomed to fail. Some founders realize that they are captaining a sinking ship and bail out early and gracefully, others decide to do a Titanic by failing dramatically. Many others, however continue on […]

When Startups fail: Stayzilla Shuts Down