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  • Sat Oct 01 2022

Above the fold: Empty wallets and soaring prices

Inflation is all over the news now. But what exactly does inflation mean? How is it caused? And what effects does it have on the economy of the country and the lives of its citizens? Read on to find out!


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Next move for the man behind Amazon’s Alexa

William Tunstall-Pedoe has raised $20 million for his new Artificial Intelligence based startup, Unlikely AI. This startup is currently backed by Amadeus Capital Partners, Octopus Ventures and former Google CEO Patrick Pichette.

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Fortanix Inc. raises $90 million in funding round

Fortanix Inc is a US based data security startup. It was founded in 2016 by IIT Kanpur alumni Ambuj Kumar and Anand Kashyap. It raised $90 million in its series C funding round led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc fund.

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Adobe to acquire the online design startup Figma

Figma is being taken for $20 billion in cash and stock. Moreover, Figma’s CEO and employees who vest over four years subsequent to closing will be granted 6 million additional restricted stock units.

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Budding entrepreneurs given a token of encouragement by Union Minister

Dr. Jitendra Singh presents the INSPIRE awards to 60 startups for innovation and also awards Rs.10,000 each to 53,021 students to help develop prototypes of ideas submitted.

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Hero Electric partners with DSEU for a skill development program in EV

The electric two-wheeler company Hero Electric, along with Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) and World Resources Institute (WRI) India, have decided to train students in a automobile engineering program. On completion of the course the company has promised placements and internships.

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    • Fri Sep 30 2022

    Above the Fold: What's After College?

    No person in college would have an absolute answer to the question of what happens after graduation. If you are a startup enthusiast and you are lacking clarity on the possible paths in front of you... Read on :)

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    Ashmitha


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    • Fri Sep 30 2022

    Above the Fold: Strengthening Financial Foundations

    SBI announces its first Startup exclusive branch situated in Koramangala, Bengaluru. This branch will provide financial services to upcoming startups. The government of Karnataka and SBI have come together to fund startups and encourage new ideas.

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    Laasya


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    • Thu Sep 22 2022

    Above the fold: ONDC in 2 minutes

    ONDC to give the small seller a platform beyond Amazon and Flipkart. ONDC to publish dispute resolution draft. ONDC to leverage Sellers’ existing reputation. ONDC to do this. ONDC to do that. What is this goddamn ONDC?

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    Shiv


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    • Sat Sep 17 2022

    Above the Fold: Funding Guide 101

    Have you ever wondered how startups acquire funds? Is going after VCs the only way to become a successful startup? Have jargon like bootstrapping, Series A confused you? Read on as we break down the world of funding

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    Swathi


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    • Wed Sep 07 2022

    Above the Fold: Startup Lessons-EdTech teaches

    As we return back normal from the pandemic, edtech startups - our lockdown champions are sliding downhill. Read on to know more about “ Flexibility for Sustainability” which could perpetuate the riches of your dream startup. A Teacher’s Day Special!!

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    Sudarshana


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    • Entrepreneurs
    • Above-The-Fold
    • Fri Aug 19 2022

    The Untold Story of Indian Entrepreneurship

    Imagine the pre-Independence period of our country which certainly had a number of complexities. Entrepreneurship is definitely not a cake walk (even with a British-free India). Read on to know about entrepreneurship before Independence in India.

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    ASHMITHA


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Tue Aug 09 2022

    Above the Fold: 5G Express on its way!

    The world is chasing for 5G - the expected revolutionist and the next-in-line successor in the field of communications. As India is gearing up for the first indigenous 5G network, read on to know what's in it for startup enthusiasts!

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    Sudharshana


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    • Thu Aug 04 2022

    Above the Fold: Circuiting back to electronics

    As we live in the Digital age, our dependence on laptops, phones, and other electronics has become almost absolute. Let's examine the industry producing the electronics that are now a vital part of our daily lives.

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    Tanisha


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    • Thu Aug 04 2022

    Above the Fold: Making our Way to the Top

    The defence industry plays a crucial part in establishing India's place in the world. Several Indian companies are working on creating indigenous defence technology. Read about one of the youngest start-ups in the field of defence.

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    Laasya


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    • Thu Jul 28 2022

    Above the Fold: Firing-up Defence

    India is considered a potential superpower in the future. But without indigenous defence technology and arms, this future will be impossible. Read on to know more about the progress and the opportunities for startups in this sector.

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    Swathi


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    • Short-Reads
    • Thu Jul 21 2022

    Above the Fold: NBIL - The Crown of Indian Biotech

    The field of biotech has been the talk of the town in recent days. To keep up with the trends, let’s take a dive into NBIL, a biotech startup which is developing and designing breakthrough products with 3D printing.

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    Laasya


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Jul 20 2022

    Above the Fold: X-Raying the Sector - Biotech

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the world. Tasked with inventing vaccines and providing at-home diagnostics, the BioTech industry saw a major boost. Let’s traverse through the latest advancements in the Biotech industry!

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    Sudarshana


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    • Short-Reads
    • Fri Jul 15 2022

    Flying taxi - A solution for choking traffic

    Electric vehicles have already begun to rule the roads. Shortly, they will reach the skies. Have a look at The EPlane company, an IIT-Madras incubated startup, emerging to provide electric aero taxies.

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    Sudarshana


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    • Entrepreneurs
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    • Wed Jul 13 2022

    Above the Fold: Reaching the Skies

    By 2050, the aerospace industry is expected to exceed $430 billion. In fact, most influential businesses in this industry operate in the shadows. Continue reading for an inside look at some fascinating aerospace startups.

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    Shiv


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Jul 06 2022

    Above the Fold: A company that owns everything - BlackRock

    With stakes in almost everything right from the Banking sector to the media organizations, BlackRock enjoys a tremendous amount of power. But how well is it getting along with these responsibilities is something to follow!

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    Vatsal Arya


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Jun 29 2022

    Above the Fold: Star cricketers to Start up investors

    Cricketers are admired for their sportsmanship. Well, it's time for their entrepreneurship. Let's unravel the investments made by cricketing stars like MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli and explore what’s in there for the startup community.

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    Sudarshana


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Jun 22 2022

    Above the Fold: An Upgrade to Agricultural Logistics

    The Indian Agricultural sector has tremendous potential for modernisation. Let's take a look at Otipy, a Delhi-based startup spearheading the change in the agricultural supply chain, adding a digital touch.

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    Swathi


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Jun 15 2022

    Above the Fold: Card swipe with FYP

    Secured numberless card for teenagers with online payment services. One tap block feature on the FYP app, an option for max transition cap when it comes to parent’s concern. Well, there’s a lot more you would want to know!

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    Laasya


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Dec 29 2021

    Above the Fold - Special: Paradise Regained

    The world met in Glasgow to decide exactly what they could do to save the planet. The result … was not enough. In part two of our miniseries, COP 26, we explore what all can be done, and sectors entrepreneurship can blossom in.

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    Deekshitha Bandaru


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Dec 22 2021

    Above the Fold - Special: Paradise Lost

    Last month, the world met in Glasgow to decide exactly what they could do to save the planet. The result … was not enough. In part one of our miniseries, we explore the problems of scale, and why they failed.

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    Aryan S


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Nov 24 2021

    Above the Fold: Live Stream Fails

    It's exam season in Insti! Today, we talk about a hallowed tradition for students across the world – plagiarism. Last week, Streamlabs OBS came under fire for stealing from various projects – including their very name! This is our take.

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    Aryan S


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Nov 10 2021

    Above the Fold - Special: A Two-Step Canvas

    Canva believes that there is enough money and goodwill in the world to solve most problems. Perkins and Obrecht, billionaires today, are willing to devote their lifetimes towards it. Welcome to part two of our mini-series, On All Ends.

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    Aryan S


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Nov 03 2021

    Above the Fold - Special: Amazonian Chernobyl

    For over three decades, energy giant Chevron dumped 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforests of Amazon. Twenty years ago, Steven Donziger and 30,000 Ecuadorians fought back and won. But little has changed.

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    Kaushik Ravibaskar


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    • Above-The-Fold
    • Wed Oct 27 2021

    Above the Fold: Hear Me Roar

    In the world of sports, the rarest events are called unicorns. For us, unicorns are those hallowed startups which hit a valuation of 1 Billion Dollars. With its fourth IPL trophy, Chennai Super Kings might just touch both.

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    Aryan S


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    • Entrepreneurs
    • Above-The-Fold
    • Tue Oct 19 2021

    Above the Fold: Beauty and the Fair Pay

    Two weeks ago, a hundred female beauticians marched to protest their mistreatment and unsafe work conditions. Last week, Urban Company announced a 12 point program to win them back. We explore these developments, and what they portend.

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    Vatsal Arya


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    • Mon Oct 11 2021

    Above the Fold: From Salt to Super-Apps

    Tata is Indian royalty. But as the world moved into the digital realm, this salt-to-software titan slowly lost its steam. Till now. This is the story of Tata's super app – a one-stop solution for everything under the sun.

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    Vatsal Arya


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    • Entrepreneurs
    • Above-The-Fold
    • Sat Oct 09 2021

    Above the Fold: Seventh Percent

    OYO Rooms was founded in 2012 by a 19-year-old Ritesh Agarwal back-packing across India. Today, it is one of India’s most valuable unicorns and the 6th largest hospitality chain in the world. All's well, right?

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    M Nikil


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