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Emerge 50 Analysis Mirrors the Findings of the Start-up Report

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FinTech – The Next Big Revolution

Being a HealthIT evangelist, when someone chooses to write on Financial Technology, it is indicative that Fintech is the talk of the town. And why shouldn’t it be? Fintech as a sector is bullish in India. Today, fintech is disrupting financial services just like e-commerce changed the face of retail, and is likely to have far more widespread impact on society and the Indian economy, both directly and indirectly. The total Fintech software and services market is valued at ~USD 8 billion, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~15 percent 2016-2020 (3X the global average growth). Driven by mobile proliferation, increasing emphasis on financial inclusion, and digital savvy consumers, financial technologies are here to stay. Given below are some of the key highlights of the sector: more

Global FoodTech Start-up Industry: a burgeoning sector, yet looking for innovation and sustainability!

There are 2 things that prompted me to write this blog today – 1) Some amazing findings published by Tracxn on the food tech start-up industry, which gave me some ‘FOOD’ for thought, and 2) my very own life saving experience with one of the food ordering platforms. more

12 exciting start-ups to watch out for!

An important highlight of the Microsoft Think Next event was the investor and media pitches made by some very interesting start-up companies. Given below is the list, and brief description of their products:Start-ups icons more

Economic Survey: A Primer and Countdown to the Budget

Fiscal Consolidation:
At the countdown to the Budget, the Economic Survey sees the country growing at 7 – 7.5 % in the next fiscal and surpassing the magical 8 figure mark in the next couple of years. Fiscal consolidation has been in the government’s radar topmost, and the ambitious target of fiscal deficit@ 3.9% of GDP is likely to be met this year. However, the increased target of 3.5% in the next fiscal looks challenging. Though it must be said that this is the best opportunity that the government has, and ought not to miss it. more

Railway Budget 2016: Leveraging Technology While the Nation Moves

Clearly the Rail Budget has a strong focus on Capacity Building. And rightly addressed, the emphasis on technology stands out. Indian Railways is not one to be demand constrained ever, and it is possible to make the travel experience world class as well. The sheer number of passengers and millions of tonnes of goods which it ferries every day, unquestionably, bequeaths a right to its unique claim in history. Perceptibly, we are now a step closer to address the quality angle as well. more