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September 2018

Announcing Smart CEO’s Startup50 Conference & Awards 2018

Sep 20, 2018

I write this note, one week after the completion of Leadership Unplugged held at Taj Coromandel, Chennai on Sept 6 & 7, 2018. It was a wonderful platform to meet over 30+ senior business leaders who took the time to…  

Leadership Unplugged

4 Ideas on Decision Making from Leadership Unplugged

Sep 19, 2018

Earlier this month, we conducted the inaugural edition of Leadership Unplugged, a digital and events platform dedicated to the topics of leadership and decision-making. For us at Smart CEO, the event, which was held on September 6 and 7…  

NIIT: How the four-decade-old brand reinvented itself to stay relevant

Sep 20, 2018

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After training professionals for the ITeS and Banking sectors, NIIT Limited now plans to train professionals for the next big wave in India Inc. – Big Data & Analytics.

In the constantly evolving job market with fast changing skill-set requirements…  

“We are doing a Joint Venture with a tech company and will soon come up with an e-learning platform”

Sep 20, 2018

Says Nirvaan Birla, Head Business Development of Birla Edutech, talking about the significance of facilitating industry connect with students for the Yash Birla group, the recent rebranding of the Birla schools and an upcoming JV with a tech company to…  

Multiple faces of the Medimix Man

Sep 20, 2018

A V Anoop needs no introduction. He’s the man who’s been with the Medimix brand for the last 35 years and has established its growth journey by ensuring the brand retains what it stands for : trust and quality…  

“Our patients demand excellence not only in medical care, but also in other hospitality elements”

Sep 20, 2018

Dr. Vishal Beri, CEO, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical talks about his experience and his priorities at the hospital over the next few years and the challenges of a doctor-manager

Setup in 2012, Hinduja Hospitals marks Hinduja Group’s foray into…  

Growth Story of Tynor Orthotics

Sep 20, 2018

Earlier this year, Tynor Orthotics raised Rs. 143 crore from Lighthouse Funds and France-based Thuasne Participations. It is targeting a revenue of Rs. 500 crore over the next five years by increasing its focus on innovation, entering oncology products…  

Fynd: Inside the O2O platform’s diversification plans

Sep 20, 2018

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Google-backed online fashion platform Fynd, which enables offline retail stores a digital presence, plans to venture into home décor and lifestyle categories and integrate with large ecommerce websites like Facebook and Jabong in the coming years

Retail purchases…  

Behind the merger of two higher-education companies

Sep 20, 2018

Funded by Ranjan Pai’s MEMG Family office in the Series B round for US $3.2 million, Growth Story-backedhigher education companies Avagmah and Acadgildcame together in 2017 under the banner AEON learning

As the job market demands professionals…  

Unboxing the next opportunity

Sep 20, 2018

Lightbox Ventures funded Flinto Learning Solutions, a company that creates play-based activities for kids, plans to enter the Southeast Asian market a year after launching their second product, Flintoclass, aimed at preschools.

Flintobox , a subscription service that delivers play…  

How CropIn is helping the farmer ecosystem

Sep 20, 2018

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A resolution to prevent farmers’ suicides and avert an agrarian crisis led the technology professional, Krishna Kumar to setup Cropin Technology, with backing from Beenext

Krishna Kumar, a technology professional, always wanted to build something that had a larger impact…  

Caring for the GenNext Elders!

Sep 20, 2018

They are a fiercely independent lot. Yet, there are times they need help. With most of the younger generation in their families away in different cities and countries, the elders of today are facing a different set of challenges – the…  

Women power at its fundamental best

Sep 20, 2018

Ten-year old Sahachari Foundation has thus far helped over 20 charitable organisations. Going forward, the Foundation’s powerful team of 18 women aims to support more NGOs across the length and breadth of the country and even plans on…  

Kavithalayaa Productions forays into Amazon’s Prime Video

Sep 20, 2018

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Founded by the legendary K. Balachander, 37-year old Kavithalayaa Productions is a name to reckon with in the field of cinema. Not only has it produced more than 58 films across various genres, it has also introduced superstars like…  

Creating Thick Bonds

Sep 20, 2018

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How ThickShake Factory scaled to 82 outlets in 13 cities with its unique thick milkshakes

During the second year of his MBA program in 2011, Yeshwant Nag Mocheria went as an exchange student to France. At that time, he visited…  

Learning by doing: a hands-on approach

Sep 20, 2018

SRJNA, an ed-tech company started in Rajasthan, plans to take tinkering labs mainstream by partnering with schools across the country

SRJNA is the brainchild of four IIT-Delhi classmates who realised the gaps in teaching methodology. The team wanted…  

Quizizz’s Scaling Up Plans

Sep 20, 2018

After the recent funding from Nexus Venture Partners, quizzing platform Quizizz aims to enter South Asian markets by adding features on the platform that help teachers customise classroom quizzes.

Nexus partners backed Quizizz, a multiplayer quiz platform, is a Bengaluru…  

Hitting the 4-year mark

Sep 20, 2018

School management app, Myly, aims to double its count of partner schools following funding from SIDBI

The founders, Madhup Bansal and Gaurav Mundra, came up with the idea to create a school management app after realising how they were both…