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‘WebWire’ is your daily fix from the internet of what’s happening in the global and Indian entrepreneurial space. We rummage through blogs, entrepreneurship websites and magazine portals among others to hunt down stories that help keep you in the know, everyday.

Jan 27, 2010
Start-ups in fund trouble, even as incubators hike early-stage funding
VC firms seem disinterested to invest in startups incubated in campus incubators.
Source: Livemint

The Value of a Startup in Any Sector is Zero: Mahesh Murthy
Why it is important to be realistic when it comes to valuing your startup.
Source: Wall Street Journal

Culture of Innovation
Do startups in India lack the product innovation culture?
Source: VC Circle

Jan 25, 2010
Game is getting bigger for mobile ad firm InMobi
Earlier called mKhoj, this startup changed its name and business model in its three year existence. And while rewriting its destiny, has ensured double digit returns for its exiting angel investors!
Source: Reuters

Sequoia to invest in online travel agency
The VC firm has invested close to Rs. 46 crore in an online travel agency that doesn?t eliminate but works with travel agents.
Source: Livemint

20 of the Best Resources to Get Your Startup off the Ground
: A comprehensive guide of web apps, tools and info that will help you kick-start your entrepreneurial dreams.

Jan 22, 2010
Naukri, a Business Based on Deep Customer Insight: Sanjeev Bikchandani
How the founders of understood that even if you weren?t looking for a job, you would look at a job
Source: Wall Street Journal

Red Herring: Global 100 Winners
The 100 top technology innovators from around the world have been announced for their promise to disrupt industries. We count 10 from India.
Source: Red Herring

Murthy?s Catamaran may invest in SKS Microfinance
Narayan Murthy?s VC fund is likely to make its first investment in India?s first microfinance institution to go public with an IPO.
Source: Livemint

Jan 21, 2010
The Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur
How does a 100% bootstrapped company with revenues of $ 40 million a year send a profit of $ 1 million to the bank every month?
Source: Forbes

Enterprising India Inc.
A look at India?s biggest and most successful entrepreneurs.
Source: Business World

Globespan Capital Leads SMS GupShup's $12M Round
The US based venture capital outfit marks its India entry having invested $ 12 million in the mobile group SMS service provider.
Source: VC Circle

Jan 20, 2010
N R Narayana Murthy Gets MIT Grad to Steer Catamaran
The Infosys chief mentor chooses Arjun Narayanswamy to pilot his $129 million early stage VC fund.
Source: VC Circle

Mumbai Angels announces its 1st deal of 2010 - invests in AWACS AIOCD
One of India?s largest organized angel investing groups invest in a company that?s building electronic infrastructure for pharmaceutical retail and wholesale vendors across India.
Source: Yourstory

Seven Investors To Avoid
Read why all money may not be good money!
Source: Forbes

Jan 19, 2010
Bangalored: Or a case of India innovation envy
What stops startups born in India from going all the way?

US-based VC fund to invest $375 million in Indian firms
New Enterprise Associates Inc. (NEA) comes to India as NEA-IndoUS Ventures to invest in the mid-market segment over a four year period.
Source: Livemint

How to Run a Business from Home
Nine tips that will make working from home more productive.
Source: Inc.

Jan 18, 2010
VCs Give Education High Marks as Preferred Investment Segment
VCCircle Deal Outlook 2010 survey says venture capitalists are putting recession proof segments at the top of their lists and education wins hands down!
Source: LiveMint

The Latest Tricks for Getting Found Online
Here?s some help that will ensure that we find you in the top 10 clicks on a Google search page.
Source: Forbes

The Five Things Necessary for Any Local Startup Ecosystem
Having a great idea with great technology is fine but to build a business, you also need some essential air and water!

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