Snapdeal’s Plan D
When Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal were ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge, they never thought about building an Internet business. They just wanted to pioneer discount couponing in India
Transition at Myntra
Mukesh Bansal, founder and CEO, Myntra, wanted to move away from a niche space into a market that was mainstream and large
The CarWale ride
Mohit Dubey, founder, CarWale, conducted multiple experiments around car sales before identifying a model that worked
The art of selling Discounts
Who doesn’t love to strike a deal, especially if discounts could vary anywhere from 10 per cent to 90 per cent on lifestyle products and services? Exactly the reason why group buying (discount deals) businesses show strong potential for growth in India. But there are many variables that these businesses need to pay attention to in order to succeed in this space. A strong consumer-merchant equation, a clear understanding of each of these interested parties and the capability of bringing them together in the most profitable manner are the foremost parameters. This apart, one needs to be present everywhere, scale up quickly and differentiate itself from competition. Sounds simple? Then again, who said simple was easy?
Loans made simple
Online financial intermediary, Bankbazaar.com plans on using its Series A funding to enhance its technology platform and boost its marketing initiatives
Fuelled by change
Over the last year, redBus.in has become smarter, faster and better. And this is evident from its top-line number which has doubled on a year-on-year basis. Since we last spoke with them, the company has evolved from being a startup to an enterprise on the brink of phenomenal growth
Your Face on Chocolate
Personalisation of gifts is a popular concept and Picsquare, through constant research, is expanding the range of products on which one can print almost anything. Its most recent product: a photo chocolate
Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s search for a Naukri
Info Edge’s executive vice-chairman, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, launched his first Internet portal, Naukri.com, in 1997 when India had only 14,000 Internet users. Today, he is churning out strategies to make Info Edge the most dominant Internet company in the country.
Dressing a million
Pioneers of the online shopping club format in India, Fashion and You has given brands an alternate means to liquidate inventory without dilution. In the last year, the company has tweaked its product offering to make it more relevant to its target audience
Building an online ad network, the Komli way
Komli Media is a leading online advertising network driven by the success of its technology tools, especially, its audience measurement option
The story of a serial entrepreneur
The drive to go through the hardship of starting up multiple times is one key reason why Krishnan Ganesh, founder and CEO of TutorVista, is a four-time entrepreneur. He shares with...
The Wise Leader
Narayanan Vaghul, former chairman, ICICI Bank, draws ideas from American Generals during World War II, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and even Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing career to...
How A.R.Rahman has almost perfected the art, or should one say the business of continuously re-inventing himself...
How you can own a slice of India’s next billion-dollar startup?
An inside peek into Mumbai Angels, one of India’s first angel investing clubs, and several reasons why angel investing can be exciting and rewarding...
Plan A to Plan B and beyond
An entrepreneur’s move from Plan A to Plan B must be ‘process-oriented’, says John Mullins, professor of management practice at London Business School and co-author of ‘Get...
Inventor. Entrepreneur. Investor.
Vinod Dham, who is acknowledged as ‘Father of the Intel Pentium’ and currently founding-managing director at Indo U.S. Venture Partners, has constantly reinvented himself to st...
The People Man
Infosys’ Mohandas Pai is a man on a mission. His biggest challenge today: meeting the aspirations of 1,30,000 Infoscions...
It’s not a myth; it’s a belief
Devdutt Pattanaik shares his experience as the chief belief officer of Future Group and how his understanding of India has helped shape his career and the ethos of Future Group...
The business of quick service restaurants
For an Indian QSR, the best way to approach a business is to make smart choices - on menu, format, location and process. And for those who have managed to build a strong foundation...
Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s search for a Naukri
Info Edge’s executive vice-chairman, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, launched his first Internet portal, Naukri.com, in 1997 when India had only 14,000 Internet users. Today, he is churnin...