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March 1, 2016

With a blend of product-oriented and service-oriented messages, Faering Capital-backed financial services platform, FundsIndia is all set to expand its customer reach across the country and plans to enhance its service offerings especially using mobile platforms

Literature On Scaling Up

Apr 04, 2016

The Internet is filled with all kinds of content. I read TechCrunch for Silicon Valley news, Harvard Business Review for ideas on managing companies, The Economist for commentary on global economics and politics, Medium.com to follow first-hand experiences of entrepreneurs and investors and, of course, the list goes on.

Women Can Achieve Anything They Set Their Minds On

Apr 04, 2016

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I strongly believe that the world belongs to those who want to make a difference and gender is no barrier. We have enormously talented women in leadership positions in India and many more who are rising to the top. These women are making their mark across a diverse range of businesses. Today, 6 of the Top 10 Banks in India are headed by women and 12% of India’s 5,100 pilots are women. Likewise, there is a huge surge in women-led start-ups in IT & Biotechnology. This is evident from the fact that India has been ranked as the most active country for successful women entrepreneurs, with one-third of early-stage entrepreneurs being women!

The Startup CEO Aka The Chief Everything Officer

Apr 04, 2016

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The author notes how, when you are a startup CEO, charisma takes a backseat to authentic leadership. He goes on to share some key learnings’ from his stint at AirAsia

Healthcare & Pharma

Offering actionable insights to the healthcare industry

Apr 04, 2016

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Operating in a growing health analytics industry, SCIO Health Analytics, aims to become a US $100 million company by 2017.

Services

The DHFL Journey

Apr 04, 2016

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DHFL, one of India’s most prominent housing finance companies, has cracked the process of giving home loans to the low and middle income group segment. Harshil Mehta, the company’s CEO, takes us through his strategic growth plans for the business.

Consumer Retail

The sleep experts!

Apr 04, 2016

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Being the second player in India to enter into the (then) unpopular spring mattress market in 2005, Peps India has pulled the right strings in product development, marketing and channel network to turn the tables and record healthy growth right from year one. With an estimated revenue target of Rs. 225 crore in FY16, it soon plans to launch additional products such as bed linen, pillows, pillow covers, quilts and more.

Consumer Tech

Back to the Drawing Board

Apr 04, 2016

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Ex-employees of Flipkart, Myntra, Quikr and MyGola who decided to turn entrepreneurs with their own ventures, share vital lessons and interesting anecdotes on learnings’ they carried from their professional stints into their own startup

Fintech & Financial Services

At the heart of financial inclusion

Apr 04, 2016

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India’s leading financial inclusion platform, IFMR Holdings, has fought hard to draw attention to the positives of running a microfinance business in India. With its recent influx of funding from international firms and the launch of its second alternative investment fund, the company continues to strive for financial inclusion across India

Healthcare & Pharma Leadership Next

Metropolis 2.0 


May 18, 2016

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In 15 years, Ameera Shah transformed Metropolis Healthcare from a single lab in Mumbai to a chain of 135 laboratories raking in revenues of Rs. 650 crores in FY 2015. She’s now gearing up for the next phase of…  

FoodTech

A Twist In An Old Tale

Apr 04, 2016

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Sattviko, a vegetarian restaurant chain, is keen on introducing India to age-old sattvik principles in a brand new fusion avatar. In this fiscal, the company plans to open one fine dining establishment in Ghaziabad and reach out to six more cities from its current tally of five casual restaurants in New Delhi and one fine dining restaurant in Jaipur…

Services

Building tech-enabled safety mechanisms for Indian society

Apr 04, 2016

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Unitus Seed Fund-backed Betterplace is building a technology platform that links various government databases to conduct background verification on prospective employees in both B2B (drivers, deliver boys etc.) and B2C (tenants, maids etc.) settings.

Services

The Relocation Experts

Apr 04, 2016

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Pikkol was set up with an aim of bringing transparency and quality assurance in the relocation services industry. With an estimated 6,000 relocations a month, the startup aims to touch Rs. 5 crore in revenues in FY16.

Sumit Chhazed Consumer Tech

Credible Marketplace for Second Hand Bikes

Apr 04, 2016

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Backed by Fidelity Growth Partners and a stream of notable angel investors including K. Ganesh, Kunal Bahl, Rohit Bansal and Amit Agarwal, CredR aims to bring the credibility and trust factor into selling second-hand bikes by having every bike put on sale checked by mechanics and rated on a scale of one to five.

Gopalkishna Kulkarni Healthcare & Pharma

Building A Hospitality Business From Scratch

Apr 04, 2016

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The former founder-promoter & currently board member of Perfint Healthcare, Gopalkrishna Kulkarni, has identified a niche in the mid-budget hospitality segment by founding Stay Simple Resorts. Banking on the growth in income of target customers and improved transportation infrastructure, he aims to bring in 120 resorts across 100 destinations on to the platform by 2019.

Upasana Makati Social Impact

B for Braille

Apr 04, 2016

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Banking on advertising revenues, young entrepreneur Upasana Makati is publishing a multi-faceted literature magazine for the visually impaired in India, while creating awareness about the need to teach Braille literature for them through her maiden initiative, B for Braille.

Healthcare & Pharma

‘ANYTIME, ANYWHERE’ DOCTOR CONSULTATIONS

May 24, 2016

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Saurabh Arora, former data scientist at facebook and now co-founder, Lybrate, has signed up 90,000 doctors into his platform which enables one-on-one doctor consultations, through phone or chat.

‘Find the best doctors in India and consult…