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 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
Polaris’ Arun Jain has engineered a unique strategy at the mid-sized financial technology company, incubating a robust products company from within a running services entity. He ...
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
Ashok Soota-led Happiest Minds Technologies has woven happiness into its business process. Find out how you can do it too....
Narayana Health’s ten-year plan
Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty wants to rewrite India’s healthcare story. His personal mantra: it is pointless talking about all the advancements in healthcare if peo...
Creative Dialogue on Scaling Up
Cognizant’s Lakshmi Narayanan indulges in a creative, freewheeling chat with L. Kannan and Vijay Babu of Vortex Engineering, a solar-ATM manufacturer....
"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...