Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicTech startups

Topic: Tech startups

India’s senior citizens are an untapped group. For startups, they can mean new business

India lacks a startup which can leverage the business and monetisation potential that the country’s ageing population holds.

After 4.5 years of work, Modi govt could start over on data protection Bill, says media report

ET report says existing draft with parliament panel’s suggestions might be too burdensome for start-ups, & tech firms, so govt thinks fresh Bill for current times is better option.

US and China trade disputes are an opportunity. India could become the next tech hub

Bengaluru did not become a tech innovation hub overnight. It shows key policy changes that are required in India to foster an innovative ecosystem.

Lenskart raises $220 million as India’s tech industry mints more unicorns than ever before

Valued at $2.5 billion, according to founder Peyush Bansal, Lenskart plans to use the capital to expand online sales and add brick-and-mortar stores in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Zomato, Flipkart, Paytm — flush with unicorns, India’s tech moment arrives

With China's crackdown on internet companies and India’s 625 million internet users just dipping their toes into the world of social networking & ecommerce, investors are turning their attention to India.

Too many apps, no real innovation. Cute Tech is ailing Indian technology

India needs to emulate small countries like Taiwan & Israel that have built focused and niche high-tech sectors, not obsess over China and its ambitious plans.

Startup founders should focus on creating institutions, not just valuations, says PM Modi

Addressing the Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum Wednesday, Modi said the IT industry's biggest strength is India's population as people are eager to adopt newer solutions.

Billionaire-backed gaming startup Nazara Technologies kicks off India’s tech IPO rush

The impending debut could encourage other Indian startups to tap public markets, after years of explosive growth in mobile & internet usage created firms like Paytm & Flipkart.

On Camera

YourTurn

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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