Topic: startups

Digital Winner-take-all Platforms: Hype or Reality?

By Tejpavan Gandhok The mantra of winner-take-all appears to be the underlying economic assumption behind the flood of interest and investment in digital start-ups in the past few years, argues Professor Tejpavan Gandhok. Are winner-take-all online platforms really as inevitable as they are perceived to be, especially in e-commerce and online taxi hailing in India? Over the past four years, entrepreneurship in …

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Taking Off: Digital Health Start-ups in India

Digital health start-ups are leveraging technology to deliver healthcare in novel ways. With patient at the heart of their approach, these start-ups are changing the way stakeholders collaborate across the healthcare ecosystem. Continuously experimenting with models of care delivery, these start-ups point towards a promising future for healthcare in India. Some of the pioneering start-ups in this area are showcased …

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Digital Health Start-ups in India: The Challenge of Scale

By Hanu Tyagi Digital health start-ups are bringing novel technologies such as wearable tech, telemedicine, genomics and artificial intelligence to the Indian healthcare system. Hanu Tyagi surveys the start-up landscape and offers pointers for the challenge of scaling up. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) pegged the Indian Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market at a whopping US$ …

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Pricing Strategy for Service Start-ups: How to Employ Access and Usage Fee?

Based on the research of Hemant K. Bhargava and Manish Gangwar Abstract: Pricing is especially important for products consumed in multiple units, because not only does the firm need to set a price point, but it also needs to pick a pricing scheme and balance between charging for access to the service and for each unit used. This paper defines new guidelines for …

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