Ronnie Screwvala

Starting up is great but staying the course is key

22 Apr 2016  | Ronnie Screwvala

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Ability to take risks, a great idea, passion…I believe it takes much more. But you don’t have to know all of that when you start or are a few years into your business. You need to learn, at every step, in a structured manner to make your entrepreneurial dream turn into reality. As individuals and professionals, we cannot stop learning even for a single day.

Is fintech here to stay?

07 Apr 2016  | Serguei Netessine

There are more than 5000 financial technology (fintech) startups in the world now. Many unicorns are emerging among them. There are now about 50 fintech-unicorns (tech firms valued at more than $1 billion) on the loose. Along with many established players becoming larger, new startups are launched monthly, if not weekly. This staggering growth is a reflection of the hype around fintech, where a plethora of start-ups are using technology to compete against or collaborate with established financial players.

Vaibhav Kakkar & Saurabh Tiwari

FDI norms in e-marketplace: Defining a genuine marketplace while protecting investors

05 Apr 2016  | Vaibhav Kakkar & Saurabh Tiwari

The government of India has, by Press Note 3 of 2016, finally clarified its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy on the e-commerce sector, especially on e-marketplaces, thereby ending a long period of regulatory silence and conjectures.

Poorvi Sanjanwala, Partner, Rajani Associates

FDI norms in e-marketplace: Time for inventory-based firms to reinvent themselves?

01 Apr 2016  | Poorvi Sanjanwala

The Indian government had thrown open the doors to 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under automatic route for companies engaged in B2B e-commerce a few years back, but such companies were not permitted to engage in retail trading. Over a period of time, the marketplace concept evolved, with e-commerce companies providing an online platform to sellers and buyers to facilitate retail trading.

Rahul Matthan, Partner, Trilegal

FDI norms in e-marketplace: Chaos and confusion reign

31 Mar 2016  | Rahul Matthan

Including services within the ambit of e-commerce is one of the biggest flaws of the regulations.

Balagopal Vissa

How successful startup teams allocate roles

10 Mar 2016  | Balagopal Vissa

Founders should aim to have complementary competencies and experience.


Impact on alternative fund industry

02 Mar 2016  | Vikram Bohra & Devang Ambavi

It falls short of expectations.

De-stressing the distressed sector

01 Mar 2016  | Anish Sanghvi, Mayur Gala & Dhawal Vora

Asset reconstruction sector likely to see higher investment now.

Decoding tax and regulatory issues in commercial realty deals

28 Feb 2016  | Rajeshree Sabnavis

There are exciting opportunities in the sector but investors must tread cautiously.

Insurance M&A and the “control” brakes

23 Feb 2016  | Haigreve Khaitan and Anuj Sah

The regulatory regime in insurance weighs in favour of the Indian partner.