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Creating a Conducive Ecosystem for the FinTech Sector to Thrive – Part II

This is the second of a 2-part blog series covering the discussions between BFSI Industry Leaders and Startup Founders under the aegis of NASSCOM’s 10000 Startups initiative. You can view the first part here. The new wave of technologies has encouraged alternate practices driving operational efficiency, reduced manual intervention, heightened automation, etc. In such a scenario, BFSI firms would h...

Creating a Conducive Ecosystem for the FinTech Sector to Thrive

Fintech startups form the second largest segment (14% share) in India’s startup space (7,200-7,700 startups). Lending, digital payments and wealth management are the three main focus areas for Fintech startups. Given its growth potential and the deep interest of BFSI players to engage with Fintech startups, NASSCOM through its 10000 Startups initiative, invited BFSI Industry Leaders and Startup Fo...

Up Close and Personal With Hardware IoT Startups

A recent Bangalore Roundtable with hardware IoT startups provided us with an opportunity to get a better understanding of the ecosystem and how things were panning out. Almost unanimously, the participants decried inadequate access to long-term capital, particularly in the early stages. For one, their sales cycles are stretched and even a window of 9 – 10 months isn’t uncommon, thus putting severe...

Innovate2Transform: Innovation Relies On Collaboration Between Enterprises and Startups

Until a few years ago, the buzz around deeptech was in limited circles. Technologies like AI and computer vision among others were restricted to research labs, educational institutions and select technology companies. Today, the scenario is wildly different. Innovation is at an all-time high, evident from the mushrooming of product startups, technology-aware investors, incubators and of course, a ...

Beyond The Lab: Agritech

Hello, there from Beyond the Lab! Here’s the 2nd one. Internet + IoT + Mobility + Tech applications mean a deep impact across the agriculture space –, especially at the farm level. Our short video talks about Bharat Rohan’s drone capabilities and how it can help. We would love to know what you are doing in this space.  Do drop in your comments or email at samiran.ghosh@humminglive.com. or reach ou...

Building & Scaling Deep Tech Startups In UK

Understanding the Deep Tech ecosystem in UK and rest of Europe: trends, opportunities, challenges What is the Deep Tech VC landscape in UK and Europe: different venture operators in the deep tech space How to think about launching a UK GTM strategy: different models based on fundraising, partnerships, events What to keep in mind while embarking on a UK GTM: business costs, re-location, leveraging ...

NASSCOM’s feedback to the Reserve Bank of India on the Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox

Feedback on the Draft Enabling Framework for Regulatory Sandbox At the outset we would like to congratulate the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for taking this positive step towards enabling a regulatory sandbox and seeking public comments on the proposed framework.[1] As the representative of the information technology industry, we also thank RBI for this opportunity to present our views and suggesti...

Pursue your dreams with Startup India as we did!!

Montaigne smart business solutions started off as “A startup that incubates startups, and other emerging companies”, to help them simplify and strategize their marketing model with an ultimate goal of effective lead generation and brand awareness. During our incubation drill, we used an average of four tools which were not so reliable and filtering the humongous data was quite a task. So, we came ...

Technology enables the differently abled to vote in Kerala

This Election is supposedly the world’s largest in terms of participation and sheer outreach. There can’t be much doubt when 900 million voters are expected to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of the nation for the next 5 years. On an average, the voter turnout in India is about 66%. While aspersions are cast on the balance ~34% who do not vote, not all are indifferent though. Ever wond...

Surprise surprise. India has a Gaming Unicorn!

Surprise surprise. India has a Gaming Unicorn! It’s not foodtech (Swiggy, Zomato), or edutech (Byju’s), nor a B2B marketplace (Udaan) but it’s good old gaming! Who ever thought that a gaming start-up out of India will become an unicorn?. The rise of Dream11 has been phenomenal, so much so that companies such as Paytm and PhonePe have also decided to enter in this field. So, what make gaming intere...

Inviting comments on draft regulatory sandbox framework by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to set up regulatory sandboxes where startups can test new products, services or business models with customers in a live environment, subject to certain safeguards and oversight. According to the draft consultation paper released by the central bank last week, the focus of these sandboxes will be to encourage innovations where there is absence of gover...

AgriTalk with Ritu Verma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ankur Capital Fund

Ritu Verma is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital Fund. She has a PhD in physics and worked on investing in IP led renewable technologies globally. Ankur is a social impact driven fund that invests in business models that address core challenges in agritech, food, healthcare, skill development and education. Here we talk about her unique outlook and aproach to technology.  How did...

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