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    1. A road less travelled to succeed as a startup

      A road less travelled to succeed as a startup

      By Farhad Manjoo

      ATLANTA: The typical startup fairy tale goes something like this: You begin with young entrepreneurs from Stanford or Harvard who have come up with some novel idea for disrupting restaurants or dog-walking or whatever else.

      After creating a prototype, the guys (they are almost always men) enter startup boot camps like Y Combinator , recruit a group of early investors, and perhaps launch a Kickstarter with a slick video.

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      Mentions: Google Sears Harvard
    2. You can start advertising on Facebook with as little as $2 a day: Dan Levy

      You can start advertising on Facebook with as little as $2 a day: Dan Levy

      We have Facebook available on mobile in seven Indian languages now. Globally, we have about 680 million monthly active mobile users on Facebook. What portion of your revenue comes from mobile advertising? Mobile revenue represented approximately

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    3. How Social Local Mobile could be the next big thing in digital space

      SoLoMo is the future, declares a visibly excited Vinod Thadani. If you're wondering what the 38-year-old chief operating officer of mobile marketing giant Madhouse India is talking about, well it isn't exactly rocket science. But Social Local Mobile - or SoLoMo - does throw up a zillion possibilities. Here's one: No sooner are you in the vicinity of a pizza outlet that you get a message with the offer they are running, and also receive vouchers - or mCoupons - in real time. All you need to do is
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    4. Mobile phones are the obvious place to be in for companies like Maruti Suzuki, Dabur and others

      Today a phone isn't just personal; it is fast getting commercial. At last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in the context of business strategy, "The new rule is mobile first." And it's not just the Internet ...
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    5. How enterprises are evolving strategies to get into your mobile phones

      How enterprises are evolving strategies to get into your mobile phonesEconomic TimesAt last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in the context of business strategy, "The new rule is mobile first." And it's not just the Internet giant that thinks so. In India, the mobile revolution and rollout of 3G ...and more »
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    6. Private equity open taps for microfin again

      Private equity open taps for microfin againEconomic Times"Private equity investors are showing renewed interest in the MFI space. We are seeing good traction from overseas investors, especially after the RBI had issued detailed circular on MFI funding," said Abhijit Ray, co-founder and director of Unitus ...and more »
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    7. Mobile social network 'SMS GupShup' valued at Rs 1,000 cr on venture capital fundings

      It is also raising concerns about the high valuations that start-up companies in some segments have been ... The company raised $10 million in June from private equity firms Sequoia Capital and SAP Ventures and was valued at about $500 million.
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    8. Mobile ad network firm InMobi acquires US-Based Sprout in cash and stock deal

      Mobile ad network firm InMobi acquires US-Based Sprout in cash and stock dealEconomic TimesBANGALORE: Independent mobile ad network company InMobi has acquired US-based Sprout, which creates rich media mobile advertising, for an undisclosed amount in cash and stock, the Bangalore-based company announced on Tuesday. ...and more »
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    9. The six step guide towards your start-up

      The six step guide towards your start-upEconomic TimesMyntra had begun selling its first few products when it went in for angel funding. Bansal says the company needed funds to put in place the marketing team and to expand. "We approached people we knew," he says. Four angel investors and Erasmic Venture ...
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    10. LinkedIn's market debut heralds the next dot com boom 2.0

      LinkedIn's market debut heralds the next dot com boom 2.0Economic TimesMuch of the enthusiasm for LinkedIn can be attributed to its small float and a pent-up demand by investors who have had to wait out the financial crisis to put money in a sizeable US internet start-up. In its offering, LinkedIn sold 7.84 million shares ...and more »
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    11. A look at three models of philanthro-capitalism

      A look at three models of philanthro-capitalismEconomic TimesA for-profit focus helps an organisation function like a corporation would-start up companies, finance them, grow them, call in external experts to advise on and scale up the venture...and in the bargain if you make a profit, that's a job well done. ...
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    12. Happiest Minds Technologies: Ashok Soota announces new business venture

      Happiest Minds Technologies: Ashok Soota announces new business ventureEconomic TimesHe also said the funding would perhaps be higher than any typical startup in the IT services space. "Happiest Minds expects to rapidly etablish itself as a global player. It will open offices in various cities of the US, Continental Europe, UK, Japan, ...and more »
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