Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New seed funding models-a boon for technology startups

Newer models of seed stage funding are emerging that could be a boon for technology startups. One form of that is technology commercialization firms. Such firms work towards helping entrepreneurs commercialize potentially cutting-edge technologies. They are involved from a very early stage of company creation, right from understanding ideas and opportunities, building teams and channel partners and also syndicating venture financing. Seed funding is most commonly provided by angel or other private investors.It is provided to help a business to develop an idea, create the first product, and market the product for the first time.

Firms like The Morpheus and Telnet Ventures fall in this category. Some of The Morpheus portfolio companies like blogging startup Instablogs and Commonfloor, which offers technology to enhance interaction between residential communities, have gone on to receive VC funding at a later stage. Other portfolio firms include robotics company RobotsAlive, e-shopping company Jumadi, and credit verification technology company Crederity.

Read More-The Times of India

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CommonFloor as Online Partner for IIM Bangalore Cultural Fest

IIM Bangalore's Annual fest UNMAAD is back to spread its creative insanity and festive frenzy with the likes of Indian ocean, and Thermal and a Quarter performing live. Be there to witness the wizards of dance, dramatics, music, literature and fine arts cast their spell on you. Be there on 22nd Jan 2011(Sat).
You can buy the tickets for the event here.

CommonFloor is the Online Publicity Partner for IIM Bangalore Annual Event Unmaad 2011.