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The Startup Sops Decoded: Startup Definition Is A Barrier, Tax Benefits Illusory, But Rest Are Smart Benefits

The Government has decided to encourage startups through a number of changes they have outlined in an action plan that will help early stage companies do ...

Counter Arguments On Uber Economics: What About The Cost of Owning a Car, And Other Deeply Insightful Questions

In my last post on Uber, I spoke of Economics and we’ve had some extremely good arguments countering some of the economics. I’m always malleable, ...

The Economics of Using Uber in India, For Drivers, Passengers and the Company

I’ve been taking a lot of Ubers and Olas to work. More Uber than Ola , and I get phenomenal conversations because I can speak in Kannada, which is ...
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Reads: How IndiaPlaza Went Down and Out

A great read by Ashish Mishra, on the failure of an Indian e-commerce firm, perhaps the first big one, Indiaplaza. Starting 2013, the Indiaplaza story went ...

Housing.Com CEO Startup Soap Opera Continues as CEO Quits With Dramatic Letter. Is This The Indian Boo.Com?

Housing.com seems to have yet another drama, with it’s CEO Rahul Yadav quitting abruptly. The company is the India TV of the startup world, going brash ...

What to Make of the Richly Funded Taxi Services, Uber and Ola

Uber’s spending $400m in India. Ola just raised $320m. (Each of those, if you’ve been reading Capital Mind, is greater than all the IPOs in 2014 in ...

Jama-Kharchi and the Conversion of Black to White

For the uninitiated among us (and I am one) it seems there’s this concept called “Jama Kharchi”, which is about converting black money to white. ...

RBI: No “Cheating” Two Factor Auth. Clamps Down on Uber and Others.

RBI has, in a notification, banned companies like Uber (the taxi service) from charging Indian customers through US gateways and circumventing two factor ...

Off-Topic: RIP, ESOPs. Thank you, Redbus.

Livemint has an inside story on the sale of Redbus. The development is very sad for the startup ecosystem – because Redbus, at the time of exit, did not ...

The largest industry is the one that’s the least disrupted: #FinTech hackathon

This is a guest post by Mukund Mohan, on an event in Bangalore that involved technology and finance. Mukund is the Director of Microsoft Ventures, which runs a ...