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September, 2016

This Idea Called Impact

Sep 13, 2016

I first got a glimpse of Roopa Kudva’s professional journey when we did a cover story with N. Vaghul, the former chairman of ICICI Bank, in early 2012. The bank was one of the founding organisations of CRISIL, then…  

Enterprise Tech

Where the clouds meet the ocean

Sep 09, 2016

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New York-based cloud infrastructure provider, DigitalOcean, recently set up its data centre in India with a strong focus on capitalising on the growing developer and SMB community in India. Apart from introducing new product features, in the coming years…  

Facebook LIKES is not BIZDEV!

Sep 12, 2016

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Spending oodles of money on marketing and branding activities is not the only way for a cash-crunched startup to win relevant clients. Instead, try Outlier marketing, suggests the author.

Pravin Shekar

Dear startups,

Why did you start up? What…  

On-Boarding Is Not Just About The Salary

Sep 12, 2016

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The author suggests strategies for companies to connect with a new hire at a psychological and emotional level, which can help form long-term relationships.

Priyanka Kumar

In the very recent times, industry has been witnessing an ever intensifying war…  

Roopa Kudva, Omidyar Network India Social Impact Leadership Next

Filling in two cheque books

Sep 12, 2016

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Roopa Kudva nearly celebrated a silver jubilee at CRISIL before she assumed her role as the leader of impact investment firm, Omidyar Network India. At Omidyar, parallel efforts to invest in impact-driven ventures in both not-for-profit and…  

Fintech & Financial Services

The Rubique Journey

Sep 12, 2016

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Manavjeet Singh, founder of Rubique and former head of retail banking at Yes Bank, wants to walk the last mile with the customer in helping them secure credit cards, consumer and SME loans. Founded in 2014, the company is backed…  

Fintech & Financial Services

India Inclusive

Sep 12, 2016

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IDFC and Khosla Ventures-backed Novopay has been conceptualized by thinking deeply about the concept of financial inclusion and by analysing a variety of use cases for the unbanked population.

Founded by a team of professionals with work experience in…  

Fintech & Financial Services

Transerv’s strategy for scaling up a digital payments venture

Sep 12, 2016

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Nirvana Venture and Faering Capital-backed TranServ, a digital payments company with over eight million customers on its platform, recently tied up with Micromax, which will help it redefine mobile payments for Micromax users and reach new customer segments across…  

Consumer Tech

Hand in hand with India's rural producers

Sep 12, 2016

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GoCoop is an online marketplace that aims to enhance value for the artisan and the weaver by providing direct access to buyers. The company’s marketplace platform currently has more than 10,000 registered users and it expects this number…  

Fintech & Financial Services

Enabling banks stay ahead of the technology curve

Sep 12, 2016

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i-exceed’s Apzillon platform and suite helps banks go to market faster and improves operational efficiency through the latest technology-enabled features, from ChatBots to Apple Watch apps.

Banking is one of the industries where information technology adoption has…  

Consumer Tech

Qualcomm Ventures-backed Snapbizz wants to empower traditional retailers

Sep 12, 2016

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Prem Kumar, the founder and CEO of Snapbizz, is a big believer in the potential of the entrepreneurs running traditional retail stores and he wants to help them compete in a technology-oriented world.

Prem Kumar, a seasoned business leader…  

Enterprise Tech

Taking a different route

Sep 12, 2016

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Through its cloud-based truck network platform, Nandan Nilekani and Accel Partners-backed 4TiGO, aims to build a network of trust amongst all parties that work in the transport business. Of note, it has formed strategic partnerships with Federal Bank…  

Consumer Tech Make in India

How Moglix is Evangelising Technology into Industrial Procurement

Sep 13, 2016

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Rahul Garg, whose online B2B industrial products procurement venture, is backed by Ratan Tata, Accel and the like, believes that the next three years for him and his competitors will be about evangelising technology in India’s manufacturing and procurement…  

Consumer Retail

Yumlane wants to create Patanjali-like impact in India’s FMCG Sector

Sep 12, 2016

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Backed by Flipkart’s Binny Bansal, MakeMyTrip’s Sachin Bhatia and other notable angel investors, Yumlane makes ready-to-eat healthy food that consumers can pick on the go from retail outlets around the country.

When the news about Flipkart…  

Consumer Tech

Helping customers and brands stay in conversation

Sep 13, 2016

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CloudCherry Analytics’ SaaS-based customer engagement platform spans 17 channels of communication, assesses and alerts brands on customer engagement real-time and provides end-to-end support for brands to get to know their customers

Here’s an honest disclosure…  

Education

It's a mom's world

Sep 09, 2016

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Founding Years’ flagship brand, KLAY Schools, has established over 41 day care centres that function on-site or near work sites in four Indian cities. With a professional management at the helm, the company has created a templatised model that…