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8 articles found for venture-capital:

  • Blockchain: Has It Lived up to the Hype?

    Blockchain is the coolest technology buzzword of the last decade. Has any other technological innovation of recent times generated as much interest? Most narratives over the last few years have been around how this technology was going to be the next internet, transforming the way business is conducted across industries, specifically in the financial services domain.  The reality, however, is quite different. In this article, we look at the ground realities, arguments in its favor and against, successes and failures, and our views on how the future will unfold for this much-discussed technology. Practice Category: Financial Services

  • Upbeat US IPO activity, not for Unicorns though

    The spectacular line-up of IPOs at the start of 2019 implied it would be a blockbuster year for the primary market in the US. The decline in issuances over 2018 was offset by increase in the value of issuances during the year. Unicorns such as Uber, Lyft, Slack that had raised billions in multiple rounds of private equity/VC funding seemed set to shatter the traditional 'path to profitability'. However, closer to the end of 2019, the picture is rather different: the IPOs of these 'gig economy', 'millennial focused' companies could not escape the scrutiny of a wider investor base in secondary markets. This clearly indicates that public investors do not share the same faith expressed by private equity investors in mere user aggregation and future monetization.

  • Digital – the Future of Pharmacy in the US

    Technology has permeated every industry worldwide today, including healthcare. Within this space, the digitalization of pharmacies has surged over the past few years, especially in developed markets. In the US, many start-ups have entered the online pharmacy space and received robust venture capital support. Traditional brick-and-mortar shops have seen the light and moved online while e-commerce giants like Amazon are entering this space via partnerships. Will physical pharmacies eventually give way to digital-only presences in the US? This remains to be seen.

  • Fintech Revolution, What’s Next…?

    Fintech revolution is the new buzzword in the financial industry which is constantly evolving. This sector has attracted several startups that are bringing technological innovations to the financial market. Investors are closely watching developments fueled by the new revolution. This article highlights the four upcoming areas in Fintech that have high probability of success and early investment opportunities. Many of these start-ups have the potential to become a unicorn and can yield high returns to its investors.

  • Quantum Computing: A Roadmap to the Future

    With classical computing having reached its limit and advanced computing requirements on the rise owing to the advent of big data and artificial intelligence, quantum computing has turned the need of the hour. However, dealing with the complexities of quantum mechanics is a challenge that many companies are trying to overcome. Although the technology is still at a nascent stage, it is imperative for all industries to begin exploring the potential of quantum computing and develop a road map for customized use cases.

  • AI - A Key Element in Bridging the Security Gap for IoT Devices

    Increasing vulnerability of IoT devices to cyberattacks and other security threats have led enterprises to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-enabled solutions. As hacks become more sophisticated and advanced, traditional security measures are being rendered ineffective. Progressive technologies such as AI and ML have helped in improving security by reducing security breaches and increasing operational efficiency.

  • Indian Distressed Debt Market

    State of NPAs in the Indian Banking system and reasons for failure for previous RBI mechanisms to resolve NPAs; purpose for incorporation of IBC and procedure under IBC; Evolution of IBC and the way forward; Participant in Indian Distressed Debt Market

  • Is Bitcoin a safe haven?

    Cryptocurrency, a currency of the digital era, is slowly changing the norms of conventional trading. Due to its association with the dark net, it has a somewhat dodgy reputation and is not accepted in some countries. However, the currency, which has its origin in blockchain technology, is in fact technically a secure asset. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency, emerging as a favored asset to trade in due to high returns. This article examines the aspects of Bitcoin trading and its features to see if it can be considered as the next safe haven.


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  • Global e-Learning Market

    In this infographic, we'll examine the facts and factors that bode well for an already strong e-Learning industry.


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  • Asia Pacific: An Evolving VC Market

    Spurred by substantial growth in key economies like India and China, Asia-Pacific has emerged as a sweet spot for global Venture Capital investors.