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Everything you need to know to start an online liquor store in India

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:08:05 PST

We have been receiving requests from our ever-loving fans to write an article on starting an online liquor business in India, so here it is. Note: To carry out liquor business online, You need to have at least one brick and mortar shop. Business Registration: You can set up such business as a PVT. LTD. […]


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Jio and Uber come together for strategic partnership; Jio Money goes live on Uber

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:36:30 PST

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (‘Jio’) and Uber have announced a strategic partnership aimed at bringing the benefits of Jio Digital Life ecosystem to their users. As part of the partnership, Jio and Uber will work together and explore various opportunities to progressively enrich and enhance the Digital Life experience of their users through complementary programmes. […]


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Meet BharatQR, the common QR Code from the government #PaymentTech

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:50:32 PST

Today, the government is launching BharatQR. BharatQR is a common QR code – jointly developed by all the 4 major card payment organizations — NPCI (i.e. RuPay cards), MasterCard, Visa and American Express. With BharatQR, you don’t need to know the seller’s mobile number. Just like Paytm QR scanner, just scan the QR code of the seller and […]


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An open letter from a lender to different online p2p lending sites

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:58:49 PST

I come from a background of traditional p2p lending and so have been genuinely excited and spending lot of time in researching different p2p platforms with full intention of investing through them. Unfortunately however I haven’t been convinced so far to invest money with any of them. To me it looks like the management teams […]


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Another woman founder alleges Mahesh Murthy of misconduct

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:47:21 PST

Pooja Chauhan, Vayuz cofounder has shared the above screenshot mentioning : “I wished Mahesh Murthy Merry Christmas n a new year I got a response something like that. Unfortunately my LinkedIn app allows me to add only one picture but I want to know from my fellow entrepreneurs and investors do we deserve this ? […]


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How Google sets Goals : OKRs. Have you tried this in your org?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:37:40 PST

OKRs stands for Objectives & Key Results what will be set on quarterly basis and are applicable for each and every individual in the company. It was first implemented in Google and later in major tech startups. Here is a video which talks about OKR in depth. I believe that’s a great process that ensure […]


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The premature death of Transportation as a Service in India

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:39:00 PST

And why we may not skip car ownership just yet. After I moved back to India, I almost bought a car. But after looking at Gurgaon’s roads, the cost of ownership and the traffic I might have to deal with, I decided against it. More so because Ola (an India specific Uber competitor backed by […]


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Snapdeal should just sell Freecharge

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:33:42 PST

Like its unicorn peers, Snapdeal too is in a bit of shit state. The company shutdown Shopo, is laying off a lot of people and is seeing exits by key employees. While Snapdeal founders have (again) said that they will be profitable in 2 years, we all know how real / fake that talk is. […]


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De-Risking Your Startup and how investors evaluate (SAAS) startups

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:20:24 PST

An interesting set of advice and perspective on how investors actually evaluate SAAS startups and the impact of ARR on valuation / funding. Though may not be 100% applicable in Indian context, this is worth a read. De-Risking Your Startup — SaaStr 2017 Talk from Leo Polovets


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So You Have An Idea? #Entrepreneurship101

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:17:54 PST

[Notes from NextBigWhat team : We are kicking off* a series “Entrepreneurship 101” mainly focused on first time entrepreneurs. This series will help you understand the deeper aspects of entrepreneurship and things you need to think deeper before starting up] This post is on how first-time entrepreneurs can develop their idea and how they can think about the business […]


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India beats China. Now has world’s worst air pollution

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:27:38 PST

India has managed to beat China – but not in parameters we should be proud of. As per a joint study by Health Effects Institute in Boston and the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, India’s toxic air is now contributing to nearly 1.1 million deaths a year, and the country is on its way toward standing […]


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One ISRO Vs Million Mediocre Startups

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:47:43 PST

Today, ISRO did what nobody else in the world could ever think of. ISRO launched 104 satellites in one day (out of which only 3 were for India , 96 were of USA). The last record of launching soo many satellites in a day was held by Russia – they launched *only* 37 satellites in […]


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Geeks : Protect your Javascript using Jscrambler

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:01:43 PST

Jscrambler is a Web startup that works on security products to protect Web and Mobile Applications. Its flagship product, Jscrambler, as the company claims is the only client-side RASP solution to make apps self-defensive. Location : Porto, Portugal URL : https://www.jscrambler.com NextBigWhat profiles interesting products and startups (India + world). If you are building something interesting, […]


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Introducing : ProductGeeks Conf ! Calling all ye product minds ! (May 19th – 20th, Bangalore)

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:45:48 PST

Go ahead and block your calendar for May 19th & 20th in Bangalore. We have an exclusive super early bird discount code (VALENTINE) which lasts only for 5 days.


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BookMyShow invests in Townscript; enters into D-I-Y online event ticketing

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:35:39 PST

BookMyShow today announced that it has made an undisclosed strategic investment in Pune based DIY (Do-it-Yourself) event registration and ticketing platform Townscript. Run and operated by Dyulok Technologies. Townscript was founded in early 2014 by Sachin Sharma and Sanchit Malik to cater to registration and ticketing needs of small and medium scale events such as […]


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OOPS : Govt makes no allocation for India Aspiration Fund in 2017 Budget

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:28:36 PST

The government has made no provision for its ambitious India Aspiration Fund, part of StartUp India initiative, for the next financial year. The govt has reduced the allocation to Rs 100 crore from Rs 600 crore made earlier for the current fiscal. As per the Budget 2017-18 document, the government had made allocation of Rs […]


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FreshCaller : Cloud based call center from Freshdesk

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:23:48 PST

Freshdesk has launched FreshCaller, cloud based call center (a competition to Ozonetel and Knowlarity*). Still in invite only mode, Freshcaller helps you purchase local, international and toll-free numbers in more than 40 countries around the world. You can make & receive calls with just a browser, set up personalized greetings and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) […]


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Of clients vs customers and why Basecamp doesn’t sell on per seat basis #SAASPricing

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:49:44 PST

Basecamp is one heck of a growth business and the company has been known for its red eyed focus on minimalistic features that appeals to its target customer base. As part of its focus, the company recently shared how the simplistic pricing strategy has actually helped them stay focused even at the cost of losing […]


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The Memory App : Your personal search engine (for everything in your head)

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:37:13 PST

The Memory App gives you instant recall of everything, anywhere 24/7.. It’s like having your own personal search engine for everything in your head. The Memory App delivers an easy way to find all of your important information in seconds (photos, passwords, recipes, documents, memberships etc). Location : Surfers Paradise (Australia) URL : http://www.thememoryapp.com The […]


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Seeking advice : commission on selling price + VAT

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:38:40 PST

Hi. I am just wondering if i can get some advice on this issue which is on the back of my mind for quite long now. As you know all online selling companies (be it Food Ordering Platforms (FOPs) or ecommerce majors) charge a certain percentage from the seller on selling price. Now in some […]


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Dear Quikr Product Managers, your engagement strategy is disengaging

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:33:40 PST

So one of my goals for 2017 is to go really lean and sell off things which I am not using (or already have a better alternative). I have been selling on both Olx and Quikr – a detailed anecdotal comparison is for later, but here is a quick note to Quikr product team. One […]


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Vishal Sikka : I am a kshatriya Warrior. Really? why would it matter?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:59:35 PST

I am a Kshatriya warrior. I am here to stay: @Infosys CEO, @vsikka to CNBC-TV18 pic.twitter.com/hnY0Pn2fRW — CNBC-TV18 News (@CNBCTV18News) February 13, 2017 In the end, it all boils down to casteism? It’s quite funny (and sick) to see Vishal Sikka even mention his caste and try to make a point.


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Gross margins for SaaS startups in India

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:43:06 PST

Gross margin is a very important number for SaaS products as that gives an indication to how much money you will have left to innovate on hiring,discounts,marketing etc. What is a good gross margin for a SaaS startup in India? To get the answer to that,lets first see what is gross margin: “Gross margin is […]


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Paytm : 10 mn travel tickets booked; Over $500mn annualized GMV

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:14:46 PST

Paytm has announced that over 10mn travel tickets were booked on the company’s platform. In Jan 2017, the company’s travel vertical crossed $500 Mn in annualized GMV. Paytm now offers the complete range of travel bookings that include air, bus, train tickets and hotel bookings. The company has claims to have emerged as India’s biggest private B2C […]


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