Layoffs in the Indian startup industry have taken centre stage after a boom year. Companies are struggling to raise funds and are surviving the winter by reducing their workforce. In this scenario, we examine what young job seekers must do to navigate the downturn? Are there still pockets of demand and hiring? What skills can give you the edge? Tune in for a special episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass on Friday 1st July. Ask your questions to a panel of experts comprising Mayank Kumar of UpGrad, Rituparna Chakraborty of TeamLease, Sekhar Garisa of Monster India, TN Hari of Artha School of Entrepreneurship & Ayush Jaiswal of Pesto.
Investors' comments come at a time when venture capital and private equity funding to Indian startups is drying up amid a slowdown in global financial markets which has also hit valuations of many high-growth technology companies across the globe.
Startups have resorted to layoffs, shutting down non-core verticals, rationalising marketing and advertising spends and have gone on a hiring freeze, as they enter a bleak period after a blockbuster funding party that lasted for nearly two years. What does the near term hold for startups? Is rationality coming back to the ecosystem? Is the focus back on profits from growth at all costs? Find out with an ace panel of experts consisting Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder, InfoEdge, Ashwini Asokan, founder & CEO, MadStreetDen, Anand Lunia, Founding Partner, India Quotient , VT Bharadwaj, General Partner, A91 Partners and K Ganesh, promoter of BigBasket, Portea Medical.
The last few weeks have been disastrous for cryptocurrencies. Cryptos like Bitcoin and Ether have fallen 30 percent. Yet, diehard crypto-investors still remain optimistic. So what has contributed to the current crash? What should Indian investors in cryptos do? Watch our panel of experts consisting of Policy 4.0's Tanvi Ratna, Bitinning's Kashif Raza, CREBACO's Sidharth Sogani, Vauld's Darshan Bhatija & Bitbns' Gaurav Dahake decode the big crypto crash. Join us live and ask your questions on Moneycontrol Masterclass at 6 PM on May 17.
Several cases of electric vehicles catching fire in India have raised concerns about their safety. In fact, companies like Okinawa have even recalled several thousand vehicles. On the 26th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass, we bring together EV experts to discuss safety features for the tropics, purchase decisions for customers, and why these mishaps are bad news for a sector that has been gaining traction. Tune in and ask your questions to a panel comprising Sohinder Gill of Hero Electric, Chetan Maini of Sun Mobility, Vivekananda Hallekere of Bounce, Niraj Rajmohan of Ultraviolette, and Vinkesh Gulati of FADA.
Join our most popular guests as Moneycontrol Masterclass marks its 25th episode. Zoho's Sridhar Vembu and Zerodha's Nithin Kamath return to our Masterclass as we shine the spotlight on these two outliers in the Indian startup ecosystem. Nithin bootstrapped Zerodha in 2010, growing it to become the largest retail brokerage in India today. Sridhar has grown Zoho into one of the biggest cloud-based business software providers in the world.
The start-up funding euphoria of 2021 is slowing, paving way to more caution. Deals are taking longer to close, VCs are asking many questions and larger rounds seem far and few in between. So is it already winter for startup funding in India? Will there be a rebound? Will tech IPOs take off in the current environment? Watch our expert panel comprising Jitendra Gupta of Jupiter, Madhukar Sinha of India Quotient, Tarana Lalwani of Innoven Capital and Sandeep Jethwani of Dezerv discuss this and more.
The IT industry has grown to be the largest private-sector employer, with a $200-billion revenue and 5 million direct jobs. With the industry growing at 11-14 percent, the sector revenue is projected to reach $350 billion by FY2026. So what does this mean for employment and hiring? What skills are in demand? Will the same pace of hiring continue for the next few years? What a star panel of experts decodes this live on this edition of Moneycontrol Masterclass. Tune in live and ask your questions to Dr. Ritu Anand of TCS, Hitesh Oberoi of Info Edge, Abhimanyu Saxena of Scaler Academy & Sriram Rajagopal of Diamondpick.
Would India's digital currency be a rival to Bitcoin? How will the Central Bank Digital Currency work? What are the risks associated with it? What will this mean for the future of private cryptos? Can it boost the digital economy? Catch an ace panel decode all this and more on Moneycontrol Masterclass this Friday. Tune in Live to ask your questions to former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, Sharad Sharma of iSPIRT, Nischal Shetty of WazirX and Rashmi Deshpande of Khaitan & Co.
As we grapple with the third wave of Covid-19, lawmakers are debating the measures needed to curb the highly contagious Omicron variant. Weekend curfews and enforced work from home could prove successful, but has India moved slowly in giving booster shots? How can you protect your loved ones, especially children? On the 21st episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass, three of India's top doctors explain the facts around the Omicron wave.
2021 has minted 40 Indian unicorns. Millions of consumers coming online has made investors bullish. The euphoria in the private markets also spilled over to the public markets. But is the startup funding boom here to stay? Will there still be an appetite for listed Internet companies in India? An ace panel comprising InfoEdge's Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Edelweiss Asset Management's Radhika Gupta, Infra.Market co-founder Souvik Sengupta and Abhay Pandey of A91 Partners will answer these questions on this year-end special edition of Moneycontrol Masterclass. #MCMasterclass #startup