Vidya Shah, former CFO of Edelweiss Group and now CEO of EdelGive Foundation, is channelizing all her energy to bring in a venture capital-style funding model to the non-profit sector. And, that’s not all. She wants to build a cohesive philanthropic ecosystem in the country
A pioneer in introducing the digital gifting card, Amazon India investee Qwikcilver, has recently launched Woohoo.in, an aggregator of gift coupons to further cater to the consumer side of giftingread more
With Snapdeal as its majority stakeholder, SaaS-based order management and fulfilment platform, Unicommerce, aims to add one lakh sellers by the end of 2015 and foray into the hyper-local fulfilment spaceread more
Sunday Mobility has developed a realty app to facilitate better interaction between property developers, agents and customersread more
Teabox, an exclusive online retailer of fine teas, is set to be one of the most vertically integrated players tapping into a global market demand that exceeds US $60 billionread more
Beginning with the initial idea of setting up libraries to inculcate the reading habit in children, Hippocampus has diversified into transforming education in rural India through its Learning Centres. By 2020, it aims to educate 200,000 children every year, through its landmark initiative, Project Finlandread more
Roadrunnr, a hyper local logistics provider, has chosen to go the B2B route to access the demand that exists in the Indian market. At present, it operates in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai and aims to reach five new cities in India in the near future…read more
Cerana’s handcrafted beer is focussed on the 10 per cent of non-mass market which comprises the urban young willing to experiment with new tastes. Based on quality, word-of-mouth and digital marketing, it aims to record revenues of Rs. 100 crore in 12 months and foray into 35 cities in the next three yearsread more
Amit Ladsaria, Director of Turtle Limited, the men’s ready-made apparel company, aims to maintain a 25 per cent revenue growth rate, expand in clusters into various cities and completely transform Turtle into an affordable fashion brandread more
The founders of MarketRx, Jassi and Navi Chadda, are on their second innings in the analytics space with Axtria Analytics. This time, adopting key strategies from IT Services giants such as Cognizant and Infosys, they aim to touch revenues of US $1 billion within the next decade or so by offering high-end analytics services to Fortune 1000 companiesread more
The first slurp of mushroom soup tastes amazing. The pleasure exponentially decays over each successive slurp as the hunger subsidesread more
The author shares the three key aspects investors look at before funding startups; the right team, potential market opportunity and an investor’s ‘gut-call’read more
There are four key metrics companies should follow to evaluate post-acquisition success. Of course, the most important aspect is, putting values ahead of valuations, which alone can ensure its long-term successread more
Despite the industry witnessing a consolidation phase, Eye-Q continues to treat six lakh patients a year, with revenues growing at two and a half times y-o-y. In three years, it plans to open 100 centres across the country and expand into global marketsread more
The Snapdeal Pivot
In January 2013, Snapdeal had a mere US $100,000 in the bank, a small chunk left after it had burned through almost all of the US $57 million it had raised since September 2009. Th...
Transformation by design
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In coffee, we trust
Tata Starbucks is the coming together of two iconic brands. 34-year-old Avani Saglani Davda, the company’s CEO, explains to us why her game plan for Starbucks in India is to “g...
Where there’s traction, Money will follow
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO, Zomato, shares a great working relationship with investor Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Info Edge for one simple reason: Bikhchandani is more entreprene...
Playing 20 Questions with Mittu Chandilya
The AirAsia India boss discusses his interview experience with Tony Fernandes, his firm-and-fair management style and why it is crucial to be a serial innovator to win in the aviat...
Where ownership and management are different
Dr. Ranjan Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Education and Medical Group, has led the professionalisation of the Group by consciously empowering his senior managers, seeding several ...
Building a Happy Company
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Narayana Health’s ten-year plan
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Creative Dialogue on Scaling Up
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"Businesses don’t go anywhere, people do"
Mindtree’s Subroto Bagchi urges entrepreneurs to think of their journey as a process of continuously creating infrastructure – physical, intellectual and emotional. He specific...