Category Archives: Funding

Hyperlocals, Aggregators: Developing the Ecosystem

Aggregator models and hyperlocal delivery, in theory, have some significant advantages over existing business models. Unlike an inventory-based model, aggregation is asset-light, allowing rapid building of critical mass. A start-up can tap into existing infrastructure, as a bridge between existing … Continue reading

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Social Investing in India: Landscape study & Investor perspective

India has a rich culture and ecosystem of social enterprises, non-profits and many other social purpose organisations that serve the needs of many segments of society within a vast landscape. However, for a foreign investor looking for impact investing or … Continue reading

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The Franchise “Space Programme”

(Published in ETRetail.com on 6 December 2013) Franchising isn’t rocket science, but advanced space programmes offer at least one parallel which we can learn from – the staging of objectives and planning accordingly. A franchise development programme can be staged … Continue reading

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Multichannel for Multifold Growth – Panel Discussion at the Delhi Retail Summit 2013

Organised by the Retailers Association of India the Delhi Retail Summit this year (10 May 2013) focussed on multi-fold growth for retailers utilising multiple channels to the consumer, with panel discussions and presentations by industry leaders who shared their experiences … Continue reading

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Why Start-Ups Fail

The Economic Times had an interesting list of reasons for failure that start-ups and entrepreneurs need to be aware of, and to avoid. Here’s the “deadly” list by Tim Draper, Founder and managing director of global venture capital firm Draper Fisher … Continue reading

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