Why Entrepreneurs Need to Do One Thing at a Time

Back in 1897, Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal -- winner of the Nobel Prize -- wrote a book called Advice for a Young Investigator. He argued that instead of spending hours reviewing books, lectures and broad research, scientists should focus deeply on a single object of study. This state, he wrote, “refines judgment, enriches analytical powers, spurs constructive imagination,…

The mind, heart and soul of entrepreneurship

The thought of starting your own small business can be a little scary, if not downright intimidating. Still, there are many great reasons for you to give it a go. It is now “easier” than ever before to start and run a business. Whether you are bootstrapping or have venture capital, it is now arguably riskier to depend on your…

Indian startups raise a record $3.9 billion so far in 2019

Deal-making has also broadened, across companies and sectors, moving away from a few large companies such as Ola, Paytm and Flipkart The data defines venture capital investments as seed, or very early investments, to Series F deals in companies Startups in India have raised a record $3.9 billion from venture capitalists in the six months ended 30 June, as the…

Filling Sandbags in the Military Inspired Me to Become an Entrepreneur

When you speak to many entrepreneurs regarding how they got their start or what their "lightbulb" moments were in their early careers, chances are you won’t hear "bagging sand" often as an answer. For me, it was this experience in the military that gave me a clear vision of where I wanted to take my career and provided me the…

Is Seed Funding the Right Answer for Your Startup?

For startups, securing the first round of funding is a daunting process. Doing so requires founders to take what is often a very complex idea, product or solution, and boil it down to dollars and cents for investors who, for the most part, only care about how quickly they will make their money back. The process will test an entrepreneur's…

Samsung Ventures invests $4.6M in Israeli audio search startup Audioburst

Samsung Venture Investment, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics that specialises in fostering startups, said on Monday that it has invested $4.6 million in an Israel-based firm Audioburst. Established in 2015, Audioburst operates a platform that provides customized audio content to users by analysing their listening patterns, interests, and preferences. The South Korean tech giant said the investment was made through…

#10 Must Have Behavioural Traits For Every Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is the new craze and many youngsters, as well as experienced professionals, are now exploring ways to have their own start-ups. The government is encouraging start-ups in a big way and we have seen an exponential growth in the number of new ventures opening every day. To ensure your enterprise thrives grows and does not die a premature death,…

Want To Launch A Startup? Stay At Your Job

What do you want to do next? It’s a generic question. Managers ask it all the time—or at least the good ones do. And they’re usually not expecting a unique answer. People want more responsibility. More opportunities. To try a different office, or a different team, a different department. But what if you want something radically different? What if you…

India’s richest religious group thinks the startup boom can make it even richer

At a time when American and Chinese investors are seeking supremacy over its booming startup ecosystem, India’s richest religious community has forayed into the sector, funding and nurturing entrepreneurship. The Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO), a network of influential industrialists, entrepreneurs, and professionals from the Jain community, hosted an Investor Pitch Day in Mumbai earlier this month. The idea was…

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