Entrepreneurship

Think like an investor to make them chase after you

Did you know that a majority of successful start-up deals for VCs resulted from start-ups that the VC’s identified, and not the other way around? (Think anti-portfolio!)  “Don’t take VC money unless you have to!!” Ironic and paradoxical coming from an investor? Daniel Kranzler, an experienced Silicon Valley VC who has mentored and invested in …

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Making B2B Sales Less Onerous for Startups

Capria VentureBasecamp spent time with Pravin Agarwala, founder and CEO of a successful startup, BetterPlace and we unearthed some practical tips to answer those questions about B2B sales that everyone faces, but no one asks! Here is a glimpse into that conversation. “Sometimes, we end up seeing every B2B deal as a transaction – it’s …

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Snapdeal 2.0: The VentureBasecamp Perspective

On October 8, 2018, Kunal Bahl, one of the co-founders of Snapdeal wrote an article on LinkedIn to give a long-awaited update on Snapdeal’s current status. But why were people waiting for an update? To understand this, let’s go back to a flashback of last year when the Indian e-commerce unicorn started bleeding profusely in …

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Revolutionizing entrepreneur upskilling in emerging markets

Capria announces the release of a revolutionary support training platform for incubators and accelerators as well as their thousands of startups in emerging markets globally. October 25, Bangalore. Capria, the world’s first accelerator for incubators and impact funds announced the completion of its first cohort of global incubators and accelerators through the Capria VentureBasecamp acceleration …

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Sustaining the Gig Economy, Part II: Diagnosing and Solving the Hyperlocal

In the last part of this article, we discussed the advent of Indian hyperlocal startups that are executing customer tasks on-demand through a fleet of drivers and runners that are paid per task. These startups unsustainably incentivized drivers and runners to acquire and retain them, but once the incentivization decreased, these startups started running into …

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Sustaining the Gig Economy, Part I: The Problem with Hyperlocal

Long gone are days when the word gig was only relatable to musicians because the gig economy has arrived. A Google search for the gig economy throws up the following definition: “a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.” A number of professionals ranging from …

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