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Breather for Angel Funds

In a recent board meeting (November 23, 2016), SEBI has relaxed and altered certain criteria relating to angel funds by amending the Alternative Investment Funds regulations.  While a notification is yet to be issued in this regard, it appears that

Breather for Angel Funds

In a recent board meeting (November 23, 2016), SEBI has relaxed and altered certain criteria relating to angel funds by amending the Alternative Investment Funds regulations.  While a notification is yet to be issued in this regard, it appears that

FDI reporting for startups & others

In order to promote ease of reporting under the Government of India’s e-Biz project, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made e-filing mandatory in relation to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), effective from 8 February 2016.  Physical filing has been

FDI reporting for startups & others

In order to promote ease of reporting under the Government of India’s e-Biz project, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made e-filing mandatory in relation to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), effective from 8 February 2016.  Physical filing has been

FAQ’s for Start-ups (from DIPP)

What qualifies as a “Startup” for the purpose of Government schemes? An entity (Private Limited Company or Registered Partnership Firm or Limited Liability Partnership) shall be considered a “Startup” – Upto 5 years from the date of its incorporation/ registration,

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FAQ’s for Start-ups (from DIPP)

What qualifies as a “Startup” for the purpose of Government schemes? An entity (Private Limited Company or Registered Partnership Firm or Limited Liability Partnership) shall be considered a “Startup” – Upto 5 years from the date of its incorporation/ registration,

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FDI in e-commerce

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) issued guidelines today  relating to foreign direct investment in the e-commerce industry effective today. Please read the document in the link for the press note: DIPP guidelines on FDI in e-commerce Interesting

FDI in e-commerce

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) issued guidelines today  relating to foreign direct investment in the e-commerce industry effective today. Please read the document in the link for the press note: DIPP guidelines on FDI in e-commerce Interesting

GoI’s Action Plan for Start-ups

The Government revealed its new start up India document. It went beyond the plan and has released an Action Plan, a pdf document that you can find on the website of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, that makes

GoI’s Action Plan for Start-ups

The Government revealed its new start up India document. It went beyond the plan and has released an Action Plan, a pdf document that you can find on the website of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, that makes

Learning from failed startups

Despite the hype surrounding startup companies in India, there are those unlucky some for whom the writing is on the wall. Various reasons for the failure of a startup include funding issues, poor operations and the pressure to scale up

Learning from failed startups

Despite the hype surrounding startup companies in India, there are those unlucky some for whom the writing is on the wall. Various reasons for the failure of a startup include funding issues, poor operations and the pressure to scale up

“The frenzy in India is the same as in the Valley” (for startups)

A few days back, The Economic Times had as a lead story on how law firms are trying to tap the startup space in India. Aarthi, the blog’s co-author, also gave her opinion: Rocketing business prompts startups to court law

“The frenzy in India is the same as in the Valley” (for startups)

A few days back, The Economic Times had as a lead story on how law firms are trying to tap the startup space in India. Aarthi, the blog’s co-author, also gave her opinion: Rocketing business prompts startups to court law