Kali Prasad to be on TiE Global Board
TiE said under Kali’s leadership its Hyderabad chapter steered activities and programs to increase impact and enhance of the scope. The chapter under his guidance won several global accolades and awards. His notable ‘TiE Cohorts’ program brought a radical shift in the cohesiveness of the group and bagged TiE Global’s most innovative new program award in 2018.
The Wadi connection: Technology startups from Israel’s Silicon Wadi have found a fertile ground in India
Technology startups from Israel’s equivalent of Silicon Valley have found a fertile ground in India.
Major US, global cities slowing amid worldwide slump: Report
Nine of the top 10 biggest global cities will slow next year, Oxford Economics researchers found in a report.
Silicon Valley startup Vested gets funded by IP Ventures
Vested has partnered with Indian banks to simplify the fund transfer process on its platform.
Sundar Pichai: Made in India, made for the world
WORLD’S A STAGE Under Pichai’s watch, Google has been relentless in its focus on India, launching around 20 India-specific initiatives, some of them for global markets, but always first tested and launched in India. The vast Indian market provided perfect ground for Google’s global dreams.
Y Combinator picks 28 Indian startups
A Y Combinator spokesperson said the number of from each country is still not final and that it is not related to its Chinese exit either.
Huawei moving US research center to Canada
Huawei Technologies Ltd. is the No 2 global smartphone brand and the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers. U.S. authorities say the company is a security risk, which Huawei denies, and announced curbs in May on its access to American components and technology.
Accel raises $550 million sixth India fund
One of the most prominent VC firms in Silicon Valley, Accel said it will continue to scout for early-stage deals across consumer internet, enterprise, financial services, healthcare, and Software as a Services (SaaS) startups. The Bengaluru-based Accel India’s $450 million fund saw 70% of its investments in the range of $2 million or less.
A pivot to B2B signals new direction for fintech startup ClearTax
Earlier this week, ClearTax obtained the licence to be a GST Suvidha Provider, enabling it to offer tech solutions to taxpayers.
The cult of the silicon valley founder is fading
Once celebrated, charismatic founders are hurting the brands they built. What can Indian founders learn from the meteoric rise and fall of their Western counterparts?
Uber’s carpool pricing strategy revealed by Chicago fare data
A Reuters analysis of the data shows fares for shared rides in the city have risen significantly over the past year, while fares for single riders have remained stable.
Silicon Valley is a born-again believer in profits
It was only a few years ago that investors started to become anxious about the vast sums of money flying into unprofitable startups. The bubble didn’t burst, but air deflated a bit from the balloon.
Silicon Valley-based AngelList launches angel fund in India
AngelList will manage the legal and regulatory aspects of raising capital and investing it, while the byte-sized funds will be able to use its technology platform to manage their investments.
Teens love TikTok. Silicon Valley is trying to stage an intervention.
Through knockoffs, potential acquisitions and not-so-subtle references to Chinese censorship, TikTok’s competitors (US internet companies) have been trying to protect their home turf from the service’s advancement. They haven’t had much luck so far.
Billionaire families reshape Silicon Valley’s venture terrain
Over 70% of billionaire families in Asia are investing in venture, which is higher than what's being seen in the U.S. and Europe, where that number is kind of sub-60%.
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