May 15, 2016

What is Statutory Audit

Audits are primarily aimed at protecting a company’s shareholders. They help investors gain confidence in a company and reflect the company’s true business health and performance. A fast-paced business environment combined with the need to be in sync with the global standards has raised the performance bar for companies and […]
May 10, 2016

Valuation of a Company – Discounted Cash Flow Method

How do investors determine which stock to put their money on? They compare financial ratios and multiples of different stocks. However, when it comes to determining the absolute value of a company, discounted cash flow (DCF) gives you the answer. In simple terms, DCF tries to work out the present-day […]
April 26, 2016

What startups can learn from Patanjali: an FMCG empire

An FMCG empire which was nowhere in the radar of powerpoint analysis by big companies even few years ago. Today, the man and the brand are a phenomenon to reckon with. The brand in question is Patanjali whose products are found everywhere today – be it in local medicine shops […]
April 12, 2016

VAT and CST on Ecommerce Business in India

There are different forms of e-Commerce. Many businesses such as Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal have their e-Commerce activities in India. Most of these are consumer oriented but follow different business models. All transactions are however subject to certain taxes irrespective of the business model they follow. Here are the three […]
April 7, 2016

Is your startup compliant?

Is your startup compliant? Whether you are a giant corporation or a startup, to be successful, it is important to analyse if you are compliant and are following certain laid-down protocols. It’s imperative to keep a close eye on the laws in the city or state you operate in, failing […]
April 1, 2016

The importance of a Website Privacy Policy

With the development of technology and e-commerce, the related problems are also on the rise. While websites are growing more interactive and user-friendly, the need for a privacy policy in place that ensures the data security is also becoming essential. Web users have the right to know that the personal […]
March 30, 2016

Protecting your Brand: Trademark Basics for Startups

When you are a startup, there many things to consider such as competition, financing, resources and pricing. However, registering your trademark can remove one such big worry from your mind. What is a trademark? A trademark, by definition, is a unique symbol, word or phrase that is registered legally to […]
March 29, 2016

100% FDI in E-commerce Market Place

The rise of e-commerce businesses has slumped the footfalls of offline stores, thanks to the ease of doing business that they offer as well as the increasing number of players in the field. However, if the recent government orders are anything to go by, this trend will soon witness a […]
March 28, 2016

Top Startup Investors in India

For a start-up in its growth stage, the next most important requirement is undoubtedly a backing by reliable Startup investors and an ample amount of funding to scale up. This investment can be provided by individuals, entrepreneurs or organizations with the motive of profits. Startup Investors provide funds to those […]
March 27, 2016

10 legal mistakes made by startups

Setting up your startup involves a lot of work and effort. Many things need attention, including developing a proof of concept, finding product/market fit, and hiring the first set of employees. With these many things to be handled, slips are bound to happen. One of the most common areas where […]
March 17, 2016

What Investors look for in a Startup?

Early funding option for startups can usually be limited. Though there are ways like bootstrapping, crowdfunding or receiving help from family members and friends, startups need angel investors or VCs to scale up fast. Investors want to become the primary backers of the next game-changing venture. There are many things […]
March 8, 2016

How potential Investors will look at your business before investing – Due Diligence for Startups

With the startup community growing stronger than ever, there has been a rise in the number of angel investors, venture capital investors, and private equity firms who are willing to invest in such startups. Among the various factors evaluated in the due diligence report, adherence to legal compliance is one […]
March 3, 2016

Documents Required for Private Limited Company Registration

Once a name has been given to a company as an entity, the next step is the registration of the company. The list of documents required for private limited company registration is always a cause for confusion. This article takes a look at the necessary steps and documents required for […]
March 1, 2016

Acceptable Names for a Private Limited Company

One of the most important steps in setting up a company is choosing an appropriate name for it. The naming should be in accordance with the Companies Act, 2013 or Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. There are certain naming guidelines for choosing an acceptable name for a Company or LLP. […]
March 1, 2016

Founders Agreement

So you have everything in place for your startup. You also have a team in place, including your co-founders with you. However, one thing many startups tend to overlook is a founders agreement. One could assume that since startups are usually the result of two or more like-minded people, this […]
January 19, 2016

Hacking the term sheet

Amidst the big rush for Funding, Funding, and more Funding, most founders get carried away by the “hulla” in the market rather than trying to understand the real implications. One such example is at the time of initial negotiation with the Investors. The Term Sheet is the first document that […]