Zolve raises ₹300 crores in one of India’s largest Series A Funding Rounds at a valuation of ₹1,575 crores
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Zolve has raised ₹300 crores ($40 million) in Series A funding round led by Partners of DST Global with participation from Tiger Global, Alkeon Capital, as well as existing investors Accel and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The funding will help expand the product suite and ramp up hiring and technology to create a seamless user experience for global citizens, says Zolve…

Challenges of Entrepreneurship Development in India
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The Economic survey in 2019-20 using World Bank’s data on entrepreneurship stated that India ranks third in the number of new firms created. However, India ranks significantly lower in terms of intensity when compared with countries like UK and US. Between 2006 and 2016, the mean number of new firms registered per year per 1000 workers was 0.10 whereas it…

Enterprise Risk Management in Family Business – More than Financials
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Risk Management (RM) is an essential part of any organisation. Family enterprise advisors need to be aware that the risk appetite of family decision-makers can make or break a family business. Although leaders in advisory or board positions are generally aware of the importance of the RM function within the organisation, the proper identification, comprehension, and understanding of risk and…

Aspire Media Launches the 4th Annual Startup Pitch & Awards “The AEONIAN 2021”
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Aspire Media will organize its 4th Annual Startup Pitch and awards The AEONIAN 2021, to recognize successful Startups in India, to be held on 09th and 10th December 2021.  This year the award ceremony will be a virtual celebration of the Indian Startup ecosystem. The ceremony will be held in its true spirits even though it will not be a physical…

Vahan Raises USD 8 Million in Series A Funding Round Led by Khosla Ventures
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Vahan, a Bangalore-based jobs & livelihood platform for blue-collar workers, has raised USD 8 million in its series A round of funding led by pre-eminent Silicon Valley investor Khosla Ventures. The round also saw participation from Airtel, SHAKTI VC (led by former Google exec Keval Desai with Eric Schmidt and Michael Dell as LPs), Pioneer Fund (Y Combinator alumni fund),…

Leading Drone delivery start-up, TechEagle raises USD 500K
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TechEagle, a leading drone delivery start-up has raised USD500,000 in a seed round led by India Accelerator, with participation from Vinners Group, Sitics Logistics & other marquee angel investors. TechEagle is deep tech (drone, AI) company that is currently based out of Gurgaon, and building the end-to-end technology solution for enabling a drone logistics airline for last-mile & mid-mile deliveries.…

Small Enterprise Magazine – August’21 Issue : SME Banking & Finance
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Today the emergence of non-bank/FinTech startups is shifting the competitive landscape in financial services, compelling conventional institutions to redefine the way they do business. With the increasing data breaches and intensifying privacy concerns, regulatory and compliance needs have become more restrictive. There are many banking industry challenges that can be resolved using technology that’s caused this disruption, but this transition…

Aspire Media Launches the 4th Annual MSME Awards “Small Enterprise Business Awards 2021”
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India, August 3, 2021: Aspire Media will organize its 4th Annual awards Small Enterprise Business Awards 2021 (SEBA), to recognize successful MSMEs in India, on     25 November 2021.   This year the award ceremony will be a virtual celebration of entrepreneurial excellence. The ceremony will be held in its true spirits even though it will not be a physical…

Moneycontrol and CNBC-TV18, in association with Dell Technologies present The Challengers—an initiative to help the MSME industry scale new heights with innovative tech solutions
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In today’s world, it is of utmost importance for Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to embrace digital transformation and accelerate their growth potential, despite their limited resources. Leading the way to drive this progress, Moneycontrol and CNBC-TV18, India’s leading business and finance platforms, have partnered with Dell Technologies to launch The Challengers #StopAtNothing—an initiative to empower and enable India’s…

Consumer Online Foundation Expresses Concern On Deadline Extension For Seeking Comments On Draft E-Commerce Rules
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Consumer Online Foundation, not-for-profit organisation under the mentorship of Prof Bejon Kumar Misra, an International Consumer Policy Expert today expressed their deep concern on the extension of deadline to seek comments on draft e-commerce rules in India citing consumer ramifications in the long run. The government extended the deadline for suggestions and feedback on the proposed amendments to the Consumer…