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May, 2011

Time to venture east

Jun 01, 2011

The Chennai office of venture capital (VC) firm Ventureast is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Alwarpet. The office is unlike most other commercial spaces you will find in the city – minimalistic Scandinavian-style design, straight lines and a wonderful garden area that is kept ‘natural’.

Knowing your brand mantra

Nov 10, 2013

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Branding and sales are two sides of growing a business and need to happen simultaneously, says HR Srinivasan, vice-chairman and managing director, TAKE Solutions

The early bird in the Indian venture capital story

Jun 01, 2011

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Sarath Naru, managing partner at Ventureast, one of India’s oldest venture capital (VC) firms, has pioneered several firsts in the Indian VC industry. His latest bet: India’s first micro-equity fund to provide equity-like financing to small neighbourhood businesses

Building Loyalty

Jun 01, 2011

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With an expanding customer base, the traditional way of personalising services is becoming obsolete. Loylty Rewardz tries to recreate it through technology and customer relationship building programmes

Freezing goodness

Jun 01, 2011

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Encouraged by the popularity of its frozen yoghurt, now available across 29 outlets in five cities, Cocoberry soon plans to expand reach and add other pre-packaged food products to its range

Decentralising solar energy

Jun 01, 2011

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Aspirations Energy is creating a new wave in solar energy services by moving from a capital expenditure model to an operating expenditure model

Making the right call

Jun 01, 2011

NetAmbit has cracked the distribution code for financial products in India. In addition to its strong distribution system, the company lays emphasis on appeasing the small-town customer, a ploy that has seen it grow seven-times in sales from 2007

Fuelled by change

Jun 01, 2011

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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

Pulling off the Inside Job

Jun 01, 2011

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What could have been a dry, unimaginative retelling of events is instead an immensely watchable documentary on the recent global financial crisis

Learning from Failure

Jun 01, 2011

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Despite all efforts, there are times when one fails – it is beyond debate that learning from that instance to never commit the same mistakes is the best way to grow as an individual and the same applies to an organisation

Plugging gaps

Jun 01, 2011

Identifying deficiencies and taking corrective action is an important part of financial planning that helps one meet goals effectively

The option pool

Jun 01, 2011

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Why designing your option pool is important to your capital raising exercise

“Education, wireless and Internet are some sectors I am excited about in India”

Jun 01, 2011

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In conversation with Venetia Kontogouris, senior managing director at Trident Capital, a global venture capital and private equity firm

Exceeding the brief

Jun 01, 2011

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An intrapreneur is an ideal employee – doing not just what his role demands, but providing and implementing ideas that take an organisation to the next level

Rising from ruins: The Neemrana Story

Jun 01, 2011

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Experiential hospitality best sums up Neemrana Hotels’ offering as its philosophy is to create informed travelers, not superficial tourists