Google has so far acquired over 200 companies, i.e. more than one company per week on average. Many of Google’s products originated from these acquisitions. For example, Google’s acquisition of voice-over IP company GrandCentral led to Google Voice. Then there are companies that are acquired to expand enterprise. For example, when it bought Apigee Corp for $625 million last year to increase its cloud-based offerings for businesses. While the web search engine giant will continue making news with their acquisitions, we have looked into the top 10 companies acquired by Google.
Facebook is still young, and still growing. But they were never in a mood to slow down as far as growth was concerned, even when they were in the midst of becoming a publicly traded company. They purchased Instagram for $1 billion anyway. It was their most expensive at that time and continued to be so, till they acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014. A deal that’s still considered a high point in startup circles. Since 2005 Facebook have bought more than 50 companies and most of these companies are based in the USA. Here is a list of top 10 companies acquired by Facebook.
Do you find salary slip confusing? Don’t be embarrassed. Most of us have been there. The salary that’s been offered to us during recruitment is not the same when its transferred to your account every month. Hence, to optimize tax liability, deductions and REALLY understand your income structure, it’s important to have a tête-à-tête with your salary slip. Although it’s not the easiest financial document to decipher. But it’s no rocket science either! Here’s a simple guide to understand the basic elements of your salary slip.
Since 2013, when Aileen Lee of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers came up with the concept of ‘Unicorn club’, start-up culture has spread all over the globe. As a result, Canada came up with an indigenous club for top start-ups in Canada. Brent Holliday of Garibaldi Capital Advisors, a Vancouver based tech focused capital advisory firm, created the concept of ‘Narwhal Club’. Canadian start-ups founded in or after 1999, with a valuation of $1billion or more are considered to be members of the club.
While start-ups in the West continue to innovate, Asia is keener offer solution to problems that are unique to the local population. This results in fast growth and increase in international investment. China, for instance, has the best start-up ecosystem in Asia and among the top 10 Unicorn start-ups in the world, 4 are Chinese. Here we focus on 10 top start-ups in China.
Is an IIIT or IIM degree is mandatory to build a successful start-up? No. But can you impress a venture capitalist without having the right qualification from a premier institute? Probably not. Anybody can become entrepreneur, no confusion there. But once you are fighting for funding, VCs are going to look at your academic background and achievements. If they are going to invest in your product or service, they need to know that you have got the right mettle to earn them profit. Having the right education from premiere institutions helps to achieve that goal. Here we have made a list on Indian start-up founders education to give you an insight. Needless to say, investors look for the right product and team first, once that part is checked off, they look at the founders’ background.
Inflation, or no inflation, IT companies continue to rule Indian employment scenario. We have profiled the biggest IT companies earlier, this time we focus on the top Indian IT companies by revenue. These companies appeared among the top 60 in ET 500 companies. While the major leaders continue to be big names like Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance and Tata Motors, 5 of our leading IT companies made it to the top 60. Without surprise, Tata Consultancy Services made it to top 10 with considerable increase in profit, while companies like Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Tata Steel faced plunged.
In a world where consumers’ trust on the banking system continues to waver, financial technology or Fintech is tapping into the potential. “Last year, financing for fintech start-ups hit over $20 billion, a 66 percent increase on the $12 billion recorded in 2014, according to KPMG”, CNBC reported. As Paytm and MobiKwik gained significant popularity in the past months due to demonetization drive in India, their international equivalents are also growing by leaps and bounds. Here we have listed the top fintech start-ups from the Unicorn club.
As the salary of an average Indian CEO at top listed private companies is doubling from Rs. 10 crore to Rs. 20 crore in just two years, it’s bound to trigger interests as we hope for a legitimate raise in our paychecks this year. The analysis of CEOs salaries in top listed companies for FY 2015-16 shows that the average remuneration paid to the top executives was approximately Rs. 19 crore. The payment includes their salary, commissions, allowances, value of all prerequisites and ESOPs exercised during the year and all other benefits. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know who are these highest paid CEOs in India?
Hooting for an MBA degree is barely a new trend, in India and abroad. Increased salary, wider network of industry contacts, better employability skills and new opportunities are the factors that drives millions worldwide to enroll in the best B schools. Since an MBA costs well over than the standard higher education degree, it’s a risk of money and time that one has to calculate meticulously. Bloomberg Businessweek has recently published their annual list on best business schools in US. They evaluated the leading B schools based on five standard metrics – Employer survey (35%), Alumni survay (30%), Student survey (15%), Salary (10%) and Job placement (10%). Read the full list of 10 best US B schools here.