ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE

ONergy Solar (Punam Energy Private Limited), a Kolkata-based startup, is one of the leading social enterprise in India that provides reliable and affordable clean energy products for solar lighting, cooking, and electrification by setting up energy distribution and service networks to underserved households and institutions across East India. It has recently raised a syndicated round … Continue reading ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE

Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

  So far the Indian economy has witnessed phenomenal growth in the Indian technology startup ecosystem, driven by factors such as enormously brewed capital, acquisitions and consolidations, increasing internet and smartphone penetration, and an ever growing domestic market. 2016, as the experts are predicting will be the year of corrections. A lot of capital has … Continue reading Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

Exploring debt as a funding option for Indian startups

Indian startups, which conventionally raise funds in equity, are increasingly warming up to debt funding. Typical private debt funders provide loans in the range of Rs.5-25 crore per transaction at an interest rate of 15-17%, while govt. and govt. supported institutions provide as low as Rs 1 crore per transaction with interest rates starting from 9% … Continue reading Exploring debt as a funding option for Indian startups

In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups

Loans for long have been a well-known  and well-used method of raising capital. The drawback for taking out a loan for your company is repayment of the loan, both in principal and interest. However, the positive aspect of loan or debt funding is that the lenders are only entitled for repayment, not an ownership which … Continue reading In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups

Managing human resources in ICT startups

Two words that startups choose to ignore, but should notice without fail – Human Resource! Onboarding, training and employee retention are enormous tasks for companies of all sizes.  More so, start-ups need to be prepared for personnel crises that can upset the workplace environment, operation cycles, business continuity and customer relationships. Experts even add that HR … Continue reading Managing human resources in ICT startups

[Careers] Sales Project Manager at ONergy, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar

Post – Sales Project Manager / Sr Manager Level – Senior / Middle Location – Kolkata, Bhubaneswar Job Role Creation of Market Awareness about solar lighting systems. Build and Lead a team of Sales team / rural entrepreneurs to create market awareness about the product and pursue sales targets. Organize Camps in Villages for product demonstration and sales … Continue reading [Careers] Sales Project Manager at ONergy, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar

Proklean Investment by Infuse Ventures in the News

IIMA CIIE’s sustainability and cleantech fund Infuse Ventures, which is backed by Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Technology Development Board, IFC, BP, SIDBI, Godrej Industries, ICICI Bank, Bank of India and Union Bank, has announced an investment of Rs 3.5 cr for an undisclosed stake in Chennai-based Proklean Technologies … Continue reading Proklean Investment by Infuse Ventures in the News

In Conversation with William Bissell – MD, FabIndia

The name “FabIndia” is synonymous with Indian craftsmanship. But FabIndia represents more than just craftmanship – it is one of India’s most recognizable retail brands, and more importantly, a success story in real social impact. From a three-employee company at its inception in 1960 to over 900 employees-strong company with 90,000 artisans and 180 store … Continue reading In Conversation with William Bissell – MD, FabIndia