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  • Want to Make in India? Why Not Sell in India!

    August 03, 2015

    Over the last two decades, the Indian information technology industry—including software services companies and the more recent product startups--has spun a successful growth story by mostly gravitating towards Western markets given the lack of early-adopter orientation among Indian enterprises. However, today, there’s another lucrative target market beckoning product companies, and that is the Indian small and medium business segment.

    By: 
    Alok Goyal
  • Sanjeev on the panel of Business Today's Coolest Startup, 2015: Shopclues, MySmartprice and Toppr top the list

    June 03, 2015

     

    Three of Helion’s portfolio companies Shopclues, Mysmartprice and Toppr have emerged as winners in Business Today's 'Coolest Startup' 2015 and were ranked Number 1, Number 2 and Number 3, respectively.

    The jury comprised of Sanjeev Aggarwal of Helion Venture Partners, Sharad Sharma of iSPIRIT, Padmaja Ruparel of Indian Angel Network and T.C. Meenakshisundaram. The start-ups were evaluated primarily on following five parameters including:-

    •         Originality of idea

    •         Revenue potential

    •         Scalability

    By: 
    Helion
  • Toppr raises $10M from Fidelity, SAIF and Helion

    May 21, 2015

     

    We are excited to continue to partner with Toppr in the recent financing round along with Fidelity Growth Partners (India) and SAIF Partners. nables students to optimize self-study time.  Toppr expects to reach 5 million students by 2017.

    By: 
    Rahul Chowdhri
  • The "How" is toast...

    April 21, 2015

     

    There are three types of questions that we address in our career daily. These questions are associated with every action.

    By: 
    Ashish Gupta
  • We are thrilled to partner with Wooplr

    March 15, 2015
     
    We are thrilled to partner with Arjun, Praveen, Soumen and Ankit at Wooplr and looking forward to supporting them to achieve their vision of  "Connecting people with local businesses based on interests, location and social circles".
     
    By: 
    Rahul Chandra
  • Don’t convince someone to become an entrepreneur

    March 10, 2015
     
    In some geographies – the Bay Area and Bangalore in particular - entrepreneurship is often viewed as a mandatory experience and sign of adulthood. It is common to go to parties and find the lifer from Microsoft sulking in a corner. He is treated like a pariah because over the very first drink he was asked “What do you do? Really! For that long! Wow!” and from there it is all downhill. Some people even say “Interesting”! 
     
    By: 
    Ashish Gupta