Articles


  1. Industry 4.0 – The Next Big Trend in Manufacturing Sector

    Automation and digitization are a growing trend across industries, including manufacturing. Industrial Revolution–Industry 4.0, also known as smart factories, is the forthcoming phase in digitization of the manufacturing sector where machines will interact with each o ...read more

  2. Mini-grids: Bridging the Gap in Electricity Access

    More than a billion people across the world do not have access to electricity; this includes Africa, where a major share of the population lives without electricity. To increase electrification and link remote locations, more ...read more

  1. Will Clean Meat Make the Cut in Asia?

    There are clear signs that clean meat is set to debut in Asia. San Francisco-based company JUST announced plans to introduce its cultured chicken nuggets in Asia sometime this year. Going by the fact that ...read more

  2. 3D Printing in Plastics

    3D printing, one of the seven disruptive technologies of this century, is also among the top 10 technologies that are expected to transform the coming decades. The technology finds application in several industries, such as industrial ...read more

  1. Brexit: An ear to the ground

    The Brexit endgame has begun with Boris Johnson becoming the Prime Minister. Known as a ‘Brexiter’, he has appointed only those party members in his Cabinet who support a ‘hard’ or ‘no-deal’ Brexit. We recently met several ...read more

  2. Changing Consumer Habits Herald Innovation

    Developments in the food & beverage (F&B) industry, an essential part of the US economy, are noteworthy. Changing consumer demand is creating opportunities for businesses to grow. As competition heats up, it becomes important to ...read more

  1. Are business valuation approaches lagging behind?

    The finance world has been using the same methods to value businesses for a long time now. While the business world has changed significantly, valuation approaches remain the same. The changes in business environment and ...read more

  2. What 2017 Looks Like for Indian Start-up Valuations

    India’s start-up ecosystem savored 2015. Several dominant consumer driven tech-startups (such as e-commerce portals, food-tech sites, online marketplaces, and aggregators) enjoyed soaring valuations. 2016 was another story however. Although plenty of bright ideas and big dreams w ...read more

  1. Smart Beta — Innovation, Meet Opportunity

    The tech bubble wiped out an estimated $30 trillion of wealth. The credit crisis that followed soon after further shook investor confidence in the markets. As a result, investors shifted from active management and hedge funds ...read more

  2. Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools ...read more