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Venture Capital: What to Keep in Mind When seeking an Investor?

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | April 05, 2018

What an entrepreneur should have in mind when evaluating corporate/strategic investors for an upcoming round.

Cultural Considerations While Investing

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | September 29, 2016

Investment managers and business leaders often cite “culture” as a critical element while evaluating investments, M&As, or potential business partnerships.

The signals you (don’t want to) give when you are raising money!

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | April 25, 2016

One of the most common questions that a start-up gets asked is "how much money are you raising"? But how do you answer this most inevitable question during your fund raising process? While the question may seem a simple one, there are 3 types of answers we encounter and each one of them triggers a different set of signals.

The Rise of Customer Experience Economy

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | February 13, 2014

2013 was a year of many firsts for the Customer Experience Economy, one of them being Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’ – a flying drone concept that is set to revolutionize product delivery and experience.

The Role of HR in Planning for Economic Growth

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | November 14, 2013

Europe is set to bounce back from the economic factors that have disrupted businesses over the past few years. According to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects published in June 2013, Europe and Central Asia can expect a 2.8% growth in 2013. While there may still remain some development lag in Southern Europe, there are positive signs for development in the UK, France and Germany, which in turn, may allow them to capitalize on the growing demand in developing countries.

Oracle Results – No Surprises!

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | June 21, 2012

Oracle pre-announced a good Q4 highlighted by 27% constant currency growth of new software application licenses. Oracle (ORCL) also hit overall application revenues run rate of $ 4Bn for the first time ever.

Oracle Acquires Collective Intellect

Posted by: Biplab Adhya | June 12, 2012

Seemingly in preparation for the launch of its long-awaited Public Cloud, Oracle recently announced its acquisition of Collective Intellect, a maker of cloud-based analytics tools that monitor consumers’ activity across social media. This purchase comes close on the heels of its acquisition of Virtue (which helps marketers publish and monitor social-media content) for a rumored $300M, and the earlier acquisition of RightNow Technologies, another cloud-based customer service company.