How This Shipping Startup Rocketed to Unicornhood

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’re reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. On August 17, 2022, two days after India celebrated its 76th Independence Day, logistics startup Shiprocket joined an elite group of companies, “unicorns”, whose mythical name perhaps rather aptly captures the nature of their billion-dollar valuations—more fancy … Read more

Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Family Business

The idea of generational decline in family businesses is nothing new. The old adage “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” seems to exist in one form or another in many cultures and languages. The common assumption is that the decline is driven by a generation gap of sorts, where successive generations become less motivated, and … Read more

Why Being a Specialist Can Hurt Your Career Success

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For a very long time, we’ve been told to maximize our professional utility. We should focus our efforts on getting really good at one thing. In short, specialization reigned. With few exceptions, the most desired professionals in their fields were those who were the very best at … Read more

Ledgy, a Carta for European startups to manage equity and cap tables, raises $22M from NEA, Sequoia and more • TechCrunch

Managing cap tables and equity at high-growth companies can be a complicated (and sometimes messy) business, a fact that founders and employees often discover too late. That’s given rise to a wave of companies building software to help, and today a European leader in that pack is announcing some funding to fuel its own growth. … Read more

Decoding internet commerce startup Meesho’s business model, Retail News, ET Retail

New Delhi: E-commerce which traditionally started as a convenience across metros, is everyday moving closer to serving real Bharat. With internet penetration, increased smartphone users, and evolving consumer aspirations, India beyond metros is driving e-commerce growth in the country. Valued at close to USD 5 billion, SoftBank-backed Meesho is one such startup in this space. … Read more

How DeHaat is making roots of Bharat stronger with technology

A miniature model of a rural farm store, perched on top of a storage unit, catches my attention inside this compact office. The workspace is characterised by open-plan desks, prominent company branding and motivational posters, and the model seems to be built to scale, showing the detailed layout and branding of the store. I am … Read more

Entrepreneurs seek guidance, connections during Twin Cities Startup Week

Every year, Beta hosts Twin Cities Startup Week, an annual, weeklong series of seminars, discussions, demonstrations and networking events tailored to continue growing the area’s startup ecosystem. This week, thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, academics and corporate executives will attend events around the Twin Cities designed to help them grow and finance their businesses, change their … Read more

This one-year old Mysuru ecommerce startup is seeing 100% m-o-m growth

Leveraging their learnings in managing supply chain and logistics at Boston Consulting Group and their personal experiences with family businesses, Rahul Aggarwal and Hariher Balasubramanian started BuyEazzy. Founded in 2021, BuyEazzy is an ecommerce platform that focusses on beauty and personal care products. The Mysuru-based startup aims to be the go-to shopping destination for Tier … Read more

Helu.io’s $9.8m deck • TechCrunch

You know what’s a huge pain where the =sum()don’t shine? Financial reporting, planning and analysis. I often go on and on (and on and on) about startups not getting their financials and operating plans right in their startup pitch decks, so … not gonna lie, I picked Austrian startup Helu.io, which completed a €9.8 million … Read more