Product/Startups


  

9 Tips to Save Money With the Smart Usage of Your Credit Cards

The Economics Times reports a 27% surge in usage of credit cards with a total of 48.9 million credit cards in circulation as of May 2019 up from 38.6 million the previous year. As per reports, there have been an accounted Rs.6 lakh crore spent using credit cards in the fiscal year 2018-19. The growing transactions through credit cards, on one hand, show its popularity while on the other hand, raises questions about wise utilisation of credit.   Customers might make financial mistakes that can cause them monetary loss and hence wise utilisation is a must for customers. As a result, the following tips will come handy in making financially sound decisions. Tips to save money by smart utilisation of credit cards Tip 1: Understand the concept of reward points and welcome bonuses Welcome bo...

Ultimate guide to building a rental marketplace with modern tech stack

From primitive days to the present world, the sharing of products and also ideas is most common among us. With this spark, some of the creative-minded entrepreneurs have focused their vision on the rental marketplace.   As we all know, the rentals play a major role in our day to day life and it has been well developed and it is brimming very well. Business on such demand will help you to reach greater heights. But the marketplace without challenges is impossible. With the growing fame in a marketplace, choosing the tech stack becomes a challenge for entrepreneurs. In this post, I’ll guide you about the right tech stack to build the rental marketplace, Choosing the right tech stack that powers up your rental business Technology has the greatest impact on how your product works and also...

10 Reasons Why Online Grocery Startups are Facing Failures

Online grocery shopping is a social activity nowadays; It has become the next big thing in the business world. Almost all the leading companies are started moving towards e-commerce industry, as the e-commerce industry has increased with rapid speed and boasted the potential of emerging entrepreneurs. These online grocery shopping apps are promising their users to do online shopping from the comfort of their home.  But slowly after facing immense competition, unfortunately, the results are not the same as what everyone is expecting. There is a sudden change in the business and leads to force small startups to quit their business.  Top Reasons Online Grocery Startups are facing Failures Online Grocery Business is facing a wide range of challenges; let’s have a look at the top reasons ...

Did you know “Adoption of Disruptive Start-up Tech Solution” has doubled in last 24 months among Indian companies (NSE/BSE)?

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Top 4 Questions To Answer Before Product Scaling!

On a recent trip to Europe, a prospect meeting reinforced a notion that I held to be important anyway! While most founders are quite confident in their product development capabilities when it comes to scaling many of them are fundamentally unclear over how to go about it. I have come across many entrepreneurs who believe that scale is something they need to factor in, at the very beginning. Be it their MVP or a major milestone release, I see most of them scurrying over the product scaling quandary from day 1. Unfortunately, this leads most of them to fail. Having worked with entrepreneurs through multiple stages of the business cycle at Talentica Software, I often get asked about how and when to deal with the conundrum of scaling. In my opinion, scaling isn’t something you do initially an...

Back to Basics: A great learning for Entrepreneurs

One of the sessions that really captivated me at the Nasscom Product Conclave 2019 in Bengaluru was the experience sharing panel discussion titled “How I scaled my Business” As an entrepreneur, in the daily humdrum of running after businesses and potential customers, trying to do one’s very best in everything, I rarely pause to take stock of what all is happening around me, even within the context of my little startup. The mindset of ever moving forward, rapidly, with minimum disruption, is the foremost on my mind. This session helped me to pause and reflect on the learning experience of many successful entrepreneurs. For instance, if there is a part of my business that is not adding any value, and even worse, if it is a loss making activity, it is a no brainer to get rid...

Fantastic insights on Drones and the future

In the Nasscom Product Conclave at Bengaluru 2019,  there was a panel discussion on drones and their future. This had piqued my curiosity. Having been continuously plagued by the obnoxious “t” word in Bengaluru, I was wondering what relief, if any, could drones bring in the future. As a hard core Bengalurian, I make it a point to not mention the “t” word in its entirety as it is a rule among some of us not to talk about it 🙂 I was wondering, if one day, we would have a similar situation in the skies above Bengaluru. Today, at lunchtime, in most tech parks in Bengaluru, you would see a huge gang of employees geared up and collecting deliveries from online portals. At breakfast time, even on weekends, with most idli/dosa vendors, you would see a queue of not customers...

A nice start to Nasscom Conclave 2019

As I stepped into the Nasscom venue, the first stall that caught my attention was the one from Sabre. They had a quiz ongoing so I thought I’d test out my knowledge of the travel industry there. Surprisingly, memory served me well and I was able to crack their puzzles with a 100% success rate and was suitably rewarded 🙂 Jokes apart, it was interesting to note their offers for the corporate world with their corporate self booking tools which seemed to be an interesting proposition for corporations. With that introduction, the 1st day at the Nasscom Conclave in Bengaluru turned out to be quite an interesting one, with a wide range of topics. The ones that interested me particularly were the interactive panel discussions where successful entrepreneurs openly and candidly shared their le...

The 10X Challenge are We Ready?

Just back from NPC 2019. A staggering success, it was indeed! More of that later. The grand pursuit (read vision) is about growing ten times in software products, by 2025. Eight to eighty (8 billion USD t0 80) is what we have set sights at. A tad audacious, but if you were in the room, you’d have sensed the high-octane energy. We certainly have the right ideas, growth drivers and an incredibly expanding ecosystem which adopts a collaborative way of working, more than ever before. The hosts, MR Rangaswami (Sand Hill Group), Atul Batra (Chairman NASSCOM Product Council) & Debjani Ghosh (the NASSCOM Prez) addressed a packed house at the inaugural. The NPC is more than a decade old. When it all started, there were about 1800 tech startups in India and today the number is 9000+. It’s growin...

Indian Tech Start-up Ecosystem: Leading Tech in the 20s

NASSCOM’s report on “Indian Tech Start-up Ecosystem: Leading Tech in the 20s” underlines how Indian start-up ecosystem continues to expand and various elements of the ecosystem are coming together in symphony to give rise to an orchestra of innovation – right from Government support (State and Central), evolution of the investor landscape, increase in participation from the corporates, growth of national digital infrastructure, to incredible global exposure. Key Highlights Ecosystem Growth Overall start-up base in the country expected to cross 9300 in 2019 – a consistent annual growth of 12-15% Investment in start-ups were steady with USD 4.4Bn in Jan to Sep 2019 across 450 start-ups at a 5% y-o-y growth. Growth Enablers Fintech, enterprise, and retail tech are the most mature sectors with...