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Twice a month, we take you on a deep dive into the people, companies and events
defining the Indian startup economy.
India's Digital Lending Reset
India’s digital lending sector is currently in a reset mode as the contracting GDP, moratorium, & Covid-19 has forced companies to adopt digital, review credit models & more. This playbook takes a deep dive into the challenges and new pathways adopted by digital lending startups for survival and scale!
Dissecting India’s Healthtech
India's healthtech startups were growing rapidly even before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has ushered in a new age. This series dives into the trends, startups business models emerging in the wake of Covid-19.
What You'll Learn?
- A nuanced analysis of new trends and the startups spearheading healthtech revolution in India
- An extensive review of the changes brought in by technology within India's healthcare system
- How technology is making India's healthcare future-ready
India's Digital Entertainment Hype
“With the rise of the internet, “attention” became the new currency! Covid19, however, has created a paradigm shift in the way we consume content and the way people socialize online. In this playbook, we delve into the new attention economy – new models, emerging players and trends in the world of social media, news apps, audio and video streaming, online games and more.”
What You'll Learn?
- How tech is solving the decades old problems of efficiency.
- Behind the new age technologies building the India's farms of the future.
- s building tech enough? Have a ringside view on what would really drive adoption.
India's Electric Future
India is electrifying its vehicles, but is it enough to reach 30% penetration by 2030? Deep dive into what really needs to be done to help India become a 'true' EV nation.
What You'll Learn?
- The current and future market size of the electric vehicle sector and the opportunities being created to cater this burgeoning market.
- The impact on climate as a result of electrification of automobiles and the other challenges behind India's ambitious EV mission.
- What India can learn from the US & China on EV adoption.
India's Edtech Moment
Technology is upending the traditional ways of teaching and learning. What does the future of education hold?
What You'll Learn?
- How tech is redefining 21st century education as the threats of automation and the gig economy loom large.
- A deep dive into the future of teaching and learning and how edtech is redefining it.
- Indepth analysis of some of the biggest trends and companies changing the education landscape in India.
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The Future Of Edtech In India: Decoding The $10 Bn Market Opportunity
Taking into account that the pandemic has brought plenty of momentum for edtech adoption in India, the market size of edtech is estimated to grow 3.7x in the next five years in India, from $2.8 Bn (2020) to $10.4 Bn (2025).
In this report, Inc42 Plus presents a deeper analysis of the state of the Indian education market and its technocentric future with a focus on both the consumer side and the business side of the market. The report includes aspects such as the brand equity score of edtech startups, financial analysis of the top startups, details about the EBITDA-positive startups, paid userbase, and emerging new business opportunities along with the relevant market risk.
Esports In India: Market Landscape Report 2020
India’s online gaming market recorded an impressive addressable base of 365 Mn gamers and created an estimated market value of $742.2 Mn in FY20. Mobile gaming contributed over 85% to this value and the revenue for online gaming startups. The growth in online gaming over the past few years can be attributed to the proliferation of smartphone users in the country, increasing internet penetration, the higher youth population and growing consumer interest in gaming thanks to the popularity of mobile games.
Esports accounted for around 4% of all online gaming users and 9.13% of aggregated revenue out of the overall online gaming market in FY20. The aggregated market revenue of the esports industry is estimated to be $68 Mn in FY20. Several opportunities have emerged in the esports industry in India in the past few years such as game streaming, esports management and social networks, live streaming from competitions and more.
The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem Report 2020
The Indian startup ecosystem has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. From a nascent ecosystem with a handful of tech-focussed ventures to 29K startups in 2014, the number has grown exponentially and will touch 55K startups by the end of 2020.
The DataLabs by Inc42 Plus ‘The State Of Indian Startup Ecosystem Report 2020’ maps this journey and encapsulates the growth of the Indian startup ecosystem from the early days to its ongoing transition into maturity and beyond. The report analyses the performance of the ecosystem based on a number of indicators such as the capital invested in startups, the prominent investors, tech sectors and the geographic landscape, as well as a look at the financial performance of Indian unicorns and much more.
Opportunities For Horizontal SaaS In India’s SMB Market Report 2020
India is home to approximately 63 Mn SMBs as per the government’s 2015-16 estimate. Out of which 44 Mn (or 70% of the total) are unregistered, whereas the remaining 19.5 Mn are officially registered. In recent times, multiple SaaS companies from India and around the world have shown confidence in India’s vibrant SMB ecosystem and have been offering tech solutions to help them manage work and operations digitally. Some of these key companies include Zoho, Clevertap, Wingify, Freshworks and Deskera.
The DataLabs by Inc42 Plus’ ‘Opportunities For Horizontal SaaS In India’s SMB Market Report 2020’ maps the $8.7 Bn horizontal SaaS opportunity in the Indian SMB sector and provides a juxtaposition between the individual SMB sectors that have the more lucrative business opportunity as well as why horizontal SaaS has the biggest headroom for growth.
India’s Healthtech Landscape In A Post-Covid-19 World
The current state of healthcare comprises hospitals teetering at full capacity and doctors overworked. Which makes it difficult for people to access primary care when required. In such a situation, leveraging technology-backed solutions such as telemedicine, digital health records and AI/ML-based predictive analysis and diagnosis can play a pivotal role in bringing India’s broken public healthcare system up to speed.
The DataLabs by Inc42 Plus’ ‘India’s Healthtech Landscape In A Post-Covid-19 World Report 2020’ maps the $21 Bn healthtech opportunity in India and the role it will play in enhancing healthcare services in the upcoming times. In addition, the report covers the current roadblocks which are hindering the optimal impact of healthtech in India, the new opportunities and more.
India’s OTT Market Landscape Report 2020
India currently has over 95+ OTT players in India spread across — Music, Video, Audio & Podcast category. Despite concerns around business model and revenue generation, so far, Indian OTT players have been successful in capturing the attention of the price-sensitive audience.
The report offers detailed comparison between all key local and international players in the Indian OTT segment with a deep dive into the content creation, distribution and consumption patterns in each sub-segment.
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Decoding Term Sheets For Early Stage Startups
Investment term sheets always end up becoming a complex topic for early stage startups.
This guide will help founders get familiarised with the first document they receive from an investor as an offer to invest in the company which typically contains everything material in relation to the valuation, investment details, rights of the investor, restrictive covenants and exit commitments. The guide also talks about a new form of CCPS — “iSAFE”.
Reading this will help startups raising seed or Pre Series A funding prepare for what is coming inevitably and help navigate through the most commonly used terms, the process involved and typical investor asks!
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- Understanding how to structure terms to meet the interests of both startups and investors
- The crucial terms included in the early stage term sheets and their impact
- The process involved and typical investor asks
- Importance of various types of shares, capitalisation table & other key terms
- How “iSAFE” works
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Building And Scaling Up A Digital Retail Brand
With the lockdown rules bringing down the shutters on many offline stores, retail brands have been forced to open or scale online stores to reach consumers. With footfall and retail visits expected to remain low for months, a permanent shift in consumer behaviour towards online buying is inevitable. Thus, it is time for retail brands to also embrace the D2C way of life and use online tools to go directly to the consumer!
This guide aims to help brands and offline retailers to build and scale up their digital or D2C brand seamlessly.
The guide will help you understand the various opportunities, options for brands, managing the supply chain, automation across business processes, optimising marketing to maximise reach and more.
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- Building your retail D2C online brand
- Using digital tools & analytics to accelerate your digital strategy
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- Customer acquisition & marketing strategies to scale up
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Building Your Core Team: Zero To Fifty
The guide focuses on helping startups build core teams, the dilemmas, the questions and everything in between. It will include talking points such as the importance of managers, culture, and the different styles of operating a company.
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Inc42 Shots | India Records Highest Game Downloads In The World In 2020
India has been ranked number one in global mobile game downloads in the first nine months of 2020. Indian’s installed 7.3 Bn games, nearly 17% of all worldwide downloads, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower has revealed.
In March ending quarter, Indians installed nearly 1.8 Bn games. In the subsequent quarter, installs rose 50% as the country went into a lockdown. In the September ending quarter, game downloads grew 7% to 2.9 Bn downloads as the gaming craze continued.
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Inc42 Shots | Will Musk Be Able To Steer Tesla In The Indian Market?
“Next year for sure. Thanks for waiting,” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, recently tweeted, confirming the entry of electric vehicle (EV) giant Tesla by 2021 in India.
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