For startups that receive institutional funding ESOPs are a very handy instrument to attract and retain employees. Earlier the rules of ESOPs (employee stock options) were attractive, but somewhere down the road the rules became draconian.
Every year Economic Times recognizes the best startups in India. The Awards recognize excellence in eight categories Startup of the Year, Woman Ahead, Top Innovator, Bootstrap Champ, Midas Touch (Best Investor), Social Enterprise, Best on Campus and Comeback Kid.
Legal fee to be paid by a startup almost kills the startup. Spark Capital started the trend of picking the legal fee tab of the company. Kudos
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.
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…