Raising money from IFCI for your business: A guide to approach the lender

Besides offering business hand-holding, IFCI, the country’s oldest financial institution, offers several Government-supported funding avenues for deserving Indian MSMEs, says Emandi Sankara Rao, MD & CEO, IFCI Ltd. Elaborating on the process of approaching IFCI for funding, Rao says that the IFCI venture capital fund and IFCI Factors Ltd are the two subsidiaries that are focused solely on […]

Why is Indiabulls exiting real estate business? Is RBI the reason?

Promoters of Indiabulls Real Estate (IBRE) sold 12 percent out of 38.72 percent stake held by them in the company, as per media sources. This piece of news comes days after the group companyIndiabulls Housing Finance (IBHF), the fourth-largest housing finance company, announced its intent to merge with Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB), a Tamil Nadu-based old private bank. […]

Design Museum defends Designs of the Year show after Extinction Rebellion protest

London’s Design Museum has hit back after environmental action group Extinction Rebellion called on designers to boycott its Beazley Designs of the Year show. The group refused to allow the museum to include its celebrated graphic design, accusing the museum of trying to “artwash the unacceptable behaviours” of its sponsor, insurance company Beazley. But the museum defended the show, saying it […]

Bill Yoast Dies: Inspiration For Coach Portrayal In ‘Remember The Titans’ Was 94

Bill Yoast, the football coach whose personality was portrayed by Will Patton in the film Remember The Titans, has died. He was 94 and passed at an assisted living facility in Springfield, Virginia, according to a news release from the Alexandria City Public Schools. Yoast coached at Francis C. Hammond High School, an all-white school, before integration in the […]

See which Democratic candidate has the best (and worst) typography

Political campaign typography: When it works, it’s iconic (and sometimes it’s so not working that it’s equally iconic). All the other times, it pretty much just seems uniformly meh. In the words of Matthew Butterick–typographer, programmer, lawyer, and delightfully dry-witted design educator–type design is where “candidates tend to be more successful revealing their characteristic limitations.” And this, Butterick argues only half-jokingly, means that […]

MLB Is Still Missing The Mark On Advancing The Game

Flame-throwing pitchers like Aroldis Chapman can be traced back to many of the trends baseball now encounters, some of them negatively impacting the game. But trying to cure those symptoms is another example of MLB missing the point on attracting new fans. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) The premise is good, and it’s accurate. And calling out […]

Top of the List: Largest Triad Web Design Firms

This week, Triad Business Journal features the region’s largest web design firms, ranked by number of Triad web designers. Here are the top five: Beacon Technologies Inc., 32 Triad web designers Kreber, 16 Triad web designers Pace, 15 Triad web designers Wildfire, 11 Triad web designers Trone Brand Energy (tie), 8 Triad web designers Atlantic […]

Explore the Wu-Tang Clan’s world of Kung Fu inspiration at SBS On Demand

“Toad style is immensely strong and immune to nearly any weapon. When it’s properly used it’s almost invincible…” – “‘Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” by the Wu-Tang Clan, sampled from Kung Fu movie Five Deadly Venoms It’s hard to overstate the impact that the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), had on hip hop when […]

With $600 Mn GTV And 20 Mn Users, Junglee Games Gears Up For The Unicorn Status

The period between 2012-2013 was a turning point for Indian online gaming industry in many ways. It was in 2012 when gaming startups such as Nazara Technologies, Octro, Dream 11 and 99 Games were getting ready to raise their Series A and above funding. Being the first movers, these players already had a vision for […]