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Thus, the GAIA initiative invites interested African startups and companies utilising EO for development in their core business offerings to participate in the Startups Development programme. The #startups Development programme will showcase, #IPLFinal #rain… beyond expectation, worthwhile young African startup founders working towards the development and advancement of the African newspace ecosystem, and attendance will provide opportunities for networking, funding and inspiration. Selected teams will be invited to attend the NewSpace Africa Conference 2023 on an all-expense paid grant.
Opportunity for selected teams to meet and network with top industry stakeholders and investors in the
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7 Simple Life Hacks for You! A twitter thread...

Here are simple tips to improve your #life and feel the difference. Here’s how you can do it: Image
1) Prioritize Your Health

It doesn’t take time to stay #healthy, wealthy, and wise. Unfortunately, we don’t pay much attention to our personal well-being.

You should know that no work is more important than your #health. Whatever you do make sure it doesn’t affect your health.
Here’s what I do:

Every morning, I practice #yoga for my mental and physical well-being. In addition, I always make sure that my daily diet includes leafy vegetables and fresh fruits. Because I believe health is wealth.

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Today, many startup founders wonder how to write a great blurb for their firms. Well, it's not rocket science, but effort has to be there! A twitter thread...

#startups #blurb #intro #pitch #gist #economics #business #finance #investment Image
A great blurb always helps startup owners effectively introduce their products & services to their target audience. Besides increasing the sales, a short yet crispy blurb can also attract investors for startup funding. It can be a tool to attract the best talents, too. #HR #IT
Your startup blurb should be different for different purposes, but here’s what a great blurb should consist of:

-A pitch within 25 words.
-Use bullet points to highlight relevant stuff.
-Additional context
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Did you know some skills that are too difficult to learn but will help you throughout your life?

Unless you’re passionate and committed to mastering them, you can't learn them! A twitter thread... #Inspiration #Talents #Business #LifeSkills Image
Communication Skills

When you have excellent communication skills, you can excel at whatever you do in life. You can also expect a quick promotion in your job and a smooth career journey ahead.

#Profession #Lifegoals #Lifehacks #Communication #BodyLanguage
Listening Skills

Someone said it a long time back to never stop listening. Being a good listener can be a great way to make professional friends and enhance your network. As a good listener, you understand what others are saying, which can help you make an informed decision.
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What are your top three risky assumptions?


Here are mine: 👇
Assumption 1: Startup executives are actively looking for a decision documentation and analysis solution.

#riskyassumptions #startups
Assumption 2: FForward can easily reach and engage its target audience through marketing channels.

#riskyassumptions #startups
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/10 🚀 "Powering Up Your Tech Startup: Crafting Compelling Pitch Decks"

Navigating the world of #startups?

Your pitch deck can make or break your big break. Let's dive into some effective writing strategies with real-world examples. 🧵

#TechStartups #PitchDeck
1. Remember, your pitch deck is a STORY.
2. Talk about the PROBLEM.
3. Then showcase your SOLUTION.
4. Be upfront about your BUSINESS MODEL.
5. Provide a clear MARKETING & SALES STRATEGY.
6. Prove why your TEAM is the best to solve this problem.
7. Your FINANCIALS matter.
8. And finally, ask for the INVESTMENT.
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Can we put an end to the #FakeNews that Byju’s is raising $1bn at $22bn valuation!? 😓😓

Break the numbers shared below the headlines, and the beans spill out!

The truth 👇 Image
$1bn is what Byju's is reportedly chasing. Though visibility in the media is all about $950m.

This sum can be broken down into 2 parts 👉
1️⃣ A 3yr $250m convertible debt from Davidson Kempner Capital Management (DKCM) which is not known to invest in startups, but in financially distressed companies against significant equity & big interest rates

Like it bought #Adani bonds when they had crashed after #hindenburg
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Acquired by Mukesh Ambani in a hostile takeover, #Milkbasket is growing on steroids 🚀🚀

It’s growing in cities where no competition has reached yet, & that too without much upfront investment!

Here’s how 👇 Image
Founded in ’15, Milkbasket (MB) raised ~$40 million in its lifetime 💰💰

🔆 It would let people order till midnight & then deliver by 7am

🔆 By 2021, having grown to scale, it had burnt a lot of funds. Thus, the company was exploring sale to BigBasket, Swiggy or Amazon
This was when Reliance Retail swung into action:

🔆 It got Vani Kola’s Kalaari Capital to sell its entire 15.26% stake to Mahendra Nahata at mere Rs 400cr valuation!

🔆 As Nahata a Director on Reliance Jio Infocomm’s board, it was clear who the real buyer was
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Byju’s. Ola. Oyo. Swiggy- Why have investors slashed their valuations like crazy? 📛📛

Why should this be taken seriously? And why were they valued so high before?

Here’s why these questions deserve more attention! 👇 Image
Before: $22.5bn
Now (As per Prosus): $5.9bn
Now(BlackRock): $11.5bn
Cut down twice.

👉 @Swiggy
Jan 22: $10.7bn
Now (Invesco): $5.5bn
Cut down twice.

👉 @Olacabs
Before: $7.4bn
Now (Vanguard): $4.8bn
Cut down thrice.

👉 @oyorooms
Before: $10bn
Now (Softbank): $2.7bn
But, why should these be taken seriously?

🔆 SoftBank Group Corp. is $60bn Japanese tech giant operating 2 Vision Funds cumulatively holding startup assets worth ~$130bn
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Der Einsatz von #ChatGPT und #KI in deutschen Unternehmen bringt viele Vorteile mit sich, die nicht nur auf nationaler, sondern auch auf globaler Ebene von Bedeutung sind.

In diesem "Mega-Thread" werden wir wichtige Vorteile von KI für deutsche Firmen betrachten. 🇩🇪🤖
1. 💡 Effizientere Entscheidungsfindung

Durch den Einsatz von KI können Unternehmen schneller und präziser Entscheidungen treffen, was ihnen hilft, ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu steigern und effektiver auf Veränderungen im Markt zu reagieren. #Innovation #KI
2. 📈 Datenanalyse

KI ermöglicht es, große Mengen an Daten schneller und genauer zu analysieren als je zuvor.

Dies hilft Unternehmen, ihre Geschäftsstrategien zu optimieren und Wachstumschancen zu identifizieren. #BigData #Analytics
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As @Paytm released its Q4FY23 results yday, I dived into last 8-qtrs of its lending biz 💡💡

Here’s a breakdown of numbers that you won’t find all in one place anywhere else 👇

Tags: @vijayshekhar | #Paytm Image
Paytm earns 2 things on each loan given.

💰 Commission (C): A %age of the loan amount

💰 Performance bonus (PB): A %age of the EMIs collected, only when the loan is paid back
Some basics about the performance bonus!

👉 In case of defaults, #Fintechs used to compensate the lending partners (LPs- NBFCs & banks) under #FLDG (first loan default guarantee) agreement
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This week I’ll cover avenues for financial support for #startups / other industry by the Technology Development Board (TDB) @tdbgoi. Defence *is* one of the areas supported by TDB, but many defence startups are not aware of the scheme.

No…the TDB and TDF are not related. 1/n
TDB - setup in Sept 1996 under the Technology Development Board Act (1995) - is a statutory body under the Dept. of Science & Technology @IndiaDST. A 1st of its kind organisation within the govt framework, its sole objective is commercializing fruits of indigenous research. 2/n
TDB has been doing good work across multiple sectors. For example, the new terminal at the Chennai airport uses sky lighting domes for building atriums developed by @skyshade__. Skyshade is a TDB beneficiary…as are many others.3/n ImageImage
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#MintPlainFacts | A Mint analysis of 320 #startups pitched on the show examines to what extent they reflect the reality of India’s entrepreneurial landscape.

Read here:… Image
#MintPlainFacts | Over 40% of the pitches have been in the fast-moving consumer goods (#FMCG) space, and 18% in beauty and fashion, the analysis showed.

Read here:… Image
#MintPlainFacts | “Sharks" are the panel of investors the #startup teams need to woo to get money their way. Half of all pitches came from founders from just four cities—Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru & Pune.

Read here:…Image
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لماذا تفشل الشركات الناشئة startups؟

تشير الإحصاءات إلى فشل 90 % من الشركات الناشئة

بمعنى من كل 1000 شركة الذي ينجح 100 فقط !

ولكن السؤال المهم هنا ما هي الأسباب لكي نتجنبها

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1️⃣ عدم وجود احتياج في السوق للمنتج :

يعد السبب الأساسي لحدوث هذا هو تجاهل عملية بحث السوق، أو خطأ النتائج الواردة بها. تحدث هذه المشكلة أيضًا بسبب عدم الاهتمام بتطوير MVP Minimum Viable Product أي «منتج بالحد الأدنى من الخصائص» لاختبار الفكرة قبل إطلاقها الكامل في السوق. Image
2️⃣ نفاد السيولة :

لا يمكن الحديث عن أسباب فشل الشركات الناشئة دون التطرق إلى المشاكل المالية تختلف أنواع المشاكل المالية التي تتعرض لها الشركات مثل :

- عدم النجاح في إغلاق جولة استثمارية

- استنزاف الكاش في رفاهيات

- استنزاف موارد الشركة في توظيف فوق الحاجة Image
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تكلفة بدء شركة ناشئة دون استشارة خبير أكبر مما تعتقد !!

اليوم راسلني أحد الرواد لاحظ أن في مشكله في السوق في وجهة نظرة فقرر ينشأ شركة لحل هذه المشكلة على أساس أن لا يوجد شركات في السوق بنفس الفكرة

بعد إنفاق ما يزيد عن 75 ألف دولار .... انصدم !!!!

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وجد في ثلاث شركات تعمل بنفس الفكرة وطبعا نظرا لكبر حجم الشركات الثلاث + عدم وجود كاش كاف لبدء عمليات التسويق والتشغيل

التوصية راح تكون إغلاق النشاط

ولذلك لا تبدأ في أى عمل تجاري دون استشارة خبير

دور المستشار في مشروعك هو حفظ الكاش و الوقت والجهد Image
هذه حالة واحدة من عشرات الحالات التي استلمها شهريا ولذلك أرجوك لا تبدأ في إنفاق دولار واحد دون استشارة خبير

ياجماعة هذا المجال الفشل فيه 90 ٪ بوجود خبير فما ظنك النسبة في غيابه ! Image
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Indian economy-A mixed planned economy.

A Thread:
1. India's GDP is the 5th largest in the world by nominal #GDP and the 3rd largest by purchasing power parity.
India has been experiencing steady economic growth of 7-8% per annum until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, resulting in a contraction of -7.7% in 2020-21.
2. The Indian #economy comprises of major sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and services, which together contribute more than 85% of the country's GDP.
Agriculture is a key sector in the Indian economy, contributing around 16% of the country's GDP.
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Y combinator explains:

How to come up with startup ideas.
7 Recipes of generating startup ideas in order of likelihood of reaching good startup ideas:

1 - Start with something you and your team is good at - Ideas you come up this has automatic founder market fit. This may not be right for young founders.
2 - Start with a problem you personally encountered, specially when you are unusual position to notice it:

Eg - 2 young founders started an eCommerce store for veterinarians supplies. The founder's dad was veterinarian & they notice that current process was inefficient.
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It is difficult for new startup founders to understand GST system.

We have simplified it below:
GST (Goods and Services Tax) is a tax system in India that requires businesses to file their tax returns electronically.

There are different types of GST returns, including GSTR-1, GSTR-2B, and GSTR-3B. Here's a brief explanation of how each one works:
GSTR-1: This return is filed by businesses to report their outward supplies of goods or services.

In simple terms, it means the sales made by the business.

The return needs to be filed monthly or quarterly, depending on the turnover of the business.
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Track #DAO Squad Unite. ♻️
We've come up with a Formula for taking the #Web3 Space by Storm, here's why it all starts with an LBP on @FjordFoundry.🧵 ♻️ Best represents the Auto-Compounding nature of the $T
Some token sales have struggled with certain buyers gaming the sale with the use of bots, this has resulted in poor levels of distribution & an unhappy community.🤕
#FjordFoundry Has a built-in mechanism that solves this & has helped many other young #Startups w/ young Ideas like ourself raise funds for a happier community. 😎
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👉Ecosistemas de emprendimiento.

👥María Saiz, de @GEM_es, Álvaro Simón de @AncesSpain, María de Miguel de #Retech, #FabLabTech, #gemelosdigitales, Markus Flackman, partner for business and technology y Coen de Graaf de @Brabant

#CongresoAltoImpacto Image
✅RETECH: Multiplicar y potenciar las oportunidades emprendedoras de cada región.
La colaboración entre actores y la formación de grandes redes de conocimiento es fundamental. Image
✅Los #CEEIS son una red impulsada para fomentar el ecosistema emprendedor innovador en Europa.
✅ANCES es la primera red de innovación empresarial en España.
✅Debemos adaptar nuestras metodologías de acompañamiento a empresas a las bases tecnológicas futuras Image
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🗣️Da comienzo la 1ª mesa redonda #CongresoDeAltoImpacto en @baluarte

✅Políticas europeas, nacionales y regionales.
Mikel Irujo, consejero de Desarrollo Económico y Empresarial de @gob_na , @danpeca, Cristina Fanjul, presidenta @EUBIC y directora de @ceeiasturias y @marsanaro
🗣️Cristina Fanjul:

👉El emprendimiento es hablar de algo global, pero quetiene que ver con políticas regionales y transversales.
👉Los #CEEIS estamos acostumbrados en el #AltoImpacto y estamos muy relacionados con el desarrollo regional pero tenemos también una esencia.
👉Los #CEEIs y #BICs llevan en su adn la misión de provocar un impacto económico, social, medioambiental, tecnológico y de innoavación.
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Understanding ESOPs #4

Taxation of ESOPS explained in way that even a 5-years old can understand!

#startups #incometax 🧵
ESOPs are like a special way of getting paid. But when you get paid, you also have to pay taxes.

There are 2 times when you have to pay taxes for ESOPs:
1. When you decide to turn them into shares, and
2. When you sell those shares.
Let's say you have 1000 shares that you can turn into shares by paying Rs. 10 for each share. But each share is worth Rs. 100 in the market.

So, the difference between the two prices is Rs. 90 per share, which is taxed.
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Understanding ESOPs #3

Hi! Today I want to talk about how to decide the size of your ESOP pool.

#startups 🧵
How much of your startup should you allocate for ESOPs?

This is a tricky question and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on many factors such as your stage, valuation, funding, growth potential, hiring plans, etc.
However, one way to think about it is to make it a function of your employees’ cash compensation.

In other words, how much salary are you willing to trade for ESOPs? For example, if you pay an employee Rs. 10L per annum in cash, you can offer them ESOPs worth Rs. 10L as well.
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