Should the VC pick the Legal fee tab of the startup? Yes, it happens in the Valley

A very interesting short conversation with Bijan Sabet (@bijan), General Partner, Sparkcapital about the changing workings of VCs with startups (for the better) in the US. He led investments in Twitter, Tumblr. Read more on Should the VC pick the Legal fee tab of the startup? Yes, it happens in the Valley…

Finally entrepreneur seems to be a recognized profession in India

As a long time entrepreneur I have always found it difficult to quickly answer when people ask me “What do you do?”. I can’t say “I am an entrepreneur” in our family social circles. It is not a known word. They will understand if I say “I do business”. And for a long time “I do dotcom” was seen a negative thing.

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Bangalore still the best city to get funding for a start-up

It is always interesting to read about start-ups & entrepreneurship, especially if it is related to India. An interesting research carried by Zinnov about start-ups in India was published in ET today. Read more on Bangalore still the best city to get funding for a start-up…

Marketsize of shoes in India, some sole searching

Today’s Economic Times (July 29-Aug 4, 2012) covered about footwear market in India. Some highlights

  • Total market size of footwear industry in India is Rs 26,300 crore, to grow to Rs 38,700 crore by 2015.

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Upscale student hostels & PGs – a big untapped opportunity in India

In India May-June can be horrific months for parents of children who are seeking admissions to professional courses. In my state of Karnataka we had a re-exam for one subject (2nd PUC / XIIth) as  paper had leaked. After that you had a minimum of two exams to attend – CET and ComedK (all other exams are for minority number of students). By the time our children finish these exams they are exhausted.

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