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Februaury 28, 2017

With the benefit of hindsight

Mar 07, 2017

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At The Smart CEO, we’ve interviewed senior leaders from Snapdeal several times since their founding. The first time we interviewed Kunal Bahl, the brand ‘Snapdeal’ wasn’t even born. He used a run a mobile-based discount coupons business…  

The B2C of Diagnostics

Mar 07, 2017

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Backed by Sequoia Capital, Suburban Diagnostics is carving a niche for itself in the private, B2C diagnostics space by focusing on customer centricity, maintaining quality standards in healthcare delivery and infusing global technology into its processes. With presence in Mumbai…  

Focusing On A Strong Vision

Mar 07, 2017

Affordable eye care player, Specsmakers, aims to set up 500 stores by the year 2020 by going deeper into the current market and entering new markets such as Hyderabad and Pune. It also plans to raise US $10 million to…  

Changing the data game

Mar 07, 2017

Providing an in-database analytical engine to deal with the problem of voluminous data enabled Fuzzy Logix to grow quickly and expand to newer markets

The growth of voluminous data is both an area of opportunity and a challenge for…  

On an 85-year recruiting spree

Mar 07, 2017

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Pearson Clinical & Talent Assessments is tapping on the spurt in mid and large market enterprises in India by launching technology and mobile – based assessment tools which help companies reach potential employees, even in Tier-II and Tier-III regions…  

How Brillio is finding its place in the global ITeS sector

Mar 07, 2017

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Given the impact of technology on global consumer businesses today, Brillio, founded by Raj Mamodia, is helping 42 of the Fortune 500 companies digitally transform their systems and processes to compete better in the global market and stay relevant to…  

Infusing AI into Logistics

Mar 07, 2017

Nishith Rastogi set up Locus.sh, a logistics management platform, with the intention of simplifying logistics solutions. Shortly, it aims to launch a self-serve version of its solution which will eliminate human intervention and increase the number of deliveries…  

Financial Wisdom with Fisdom

Mar 07, 2017

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Backed by Saama Capital and a string of angel investors, nine-month old fintech startup, Fisdom is creating awareness and educating its customers about personal wealth management, while offering relevant, customized investment destinations for people to put their money in…  

Building a primary care brand for corporate customers

Mar 07, 2017

Founded by the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare (UHC) India, HealthAssure is building a centralised platform with an extensive network of primary care centres and insurance companies. It leverages this client base to deliver primary health check-up services to corporate…  

The TeamIndus Journey

Mar 07, 2017

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When Nandan Nilekani invested in TeamIndus, he did so simply because he thought the work and progress made by them would serve as an inspiration to young achievers and innovators for generations to come. Here, we chronicle the TeamIndus journey…  

The fine art of building a cross-border business

Mar 07, 2017

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Last month, 18 entrepreneurs and C-level leaders got together to brainstorm the topic of ‘going global’ at the ‘Made in Chennai’ Roundtable co-organized by Smart CEO and IDA Ireland. They touched upon everything from company positioning and brand…  

‘Productizing’ Nutrition

Mar 07, 2017

GrowthStory-based Grow Fit, offers a nutrition-based diet plan to its 1 lakh users. It plans to monetize these users by selling health mixes, snacks and drinks, that are packed with the right nutrition.

For Jyotsna Pattabiraman, her familiarity…  

Cloud Kitchens and a Fresh Menu

Mar 07, 2017

Zodius Capital & Lightspeed Ventures-backed FreshMenu is betting on a space where delivery aggregators find it challenging to play; building cloud kitchens with lower prices, in-house food and quicker delivery, albeit with a limited menu

In 2014-15…  

Looking at the middle, but aiming high

Mar 07, 2017

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Insurance broker SecureNow’s deployment of technology has changed the way insurance benefits are distributed to the small and mid-sized market in India. In this fiscal, the company aims to sell insurance premium worth Rs. 75 crore and increase…  

Betting on energy efficiency

Mar 08, 2017

75F, an IOT startup, is building a technology solution to help large buildings become more energy efficient and thus save costs.

Internet of Air, that such an industry category exists boggles the mind. It also speaks of the infinite business…  

Good Earth’s focus on sustainability

Mar 08, 2017

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Good Earth, inspired by architect Laurie Baker, designs and develops communities that leverage natural light and ventilation, local materials and craft while staying rooted in ecology. In the near future, it plans to introduce sustainable living projects in the budget…  

Is your kid missing? Find him at my stall

Mar 08, 2017

The author believes that there’s magic happening all around us. All we need to do is to pay attention and get inspired. Here are three real-life stories/cases of Guerrilla activity to draw inspiration from.

Story 1:

Is…  

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Mar 08, 2017

The author gives us a wonderful lesson on the art and science of people management at startups. From hiring and onboarding to firing and building a culture, Ben Horowitz, the renowned Silicon Valley investor covers it all.

My interest in…