Abhinav Krishna moved to Singapore in 2001 from Lucknow, on a Singapore Airline Scholarship available to students after class 10. He graduated from NUS with a computer science degree and joined the corporate bandwagon at Citibank, gearing up for ‘that perfect life’. Couple of years later, when the entrepreneurial urge became too hard to resist, [...] Read More
While there has been documented history of childhood of political leaders, at least the charismatic of them, there is little knowledge about the childhood or youth of entrepreneurs. Unless they wrote their autobiographies, we are left in the dark about their formative years. In a first of its kind book, Anya Gupta, while interning at Helion Ventures, has compiled the childhood and youth of nine first-gen entrepreneurs who have “defied their constraints,” in Subroto Bagchi’s words, to script successful entrepreneurship journeys.
Travel is something very closely meshed with humans. And as civilization develops, newer modes of transport and ways in which people travel has fostered an entire ecosystem around travel. There have always been products and services that help people plan, arrange and materialize their trips and this industry is only getting more organized and creative now. Immersive new ways about how people travel are coming into existence and here I got a chance to chart out the entire travel space with Aloke Bajpai, the co-founder of iXiGO.com.
You have got to feel for the IT manager at a large IT services company. Forget the HCLs and the TCSs of the world; a reasonably well to do IT services company will have at least a thousand employees, to whom working computers will have to be provided. Even if a small percentage of the [...] Read More
The travel sector in India boasts of MakeMyTrip, the biggest startup success story in the Indian online space. Post MMT, there have been a lot of players who have entered the space but none has tasted such success. There are multiple areas within the travel sector where a startup operates (MMT is in the transaction [...] Read More
Customer satisfaction is key to success of any business, especially in retail. In light of the recent e-commerce boom that India has seen in the past few years, there have been a lot of innovations that various e-commerce players have tried out to keep their customers happy. But are they working? In a recent research [...] Read More
The last week saw a significantly larger number of job posting. Companies such as NowFloats have posted another 3 openings for business development roles as a part of their expansion plans. The startups from this week’s list are mainly from the startup hubs of India and the companies mainly require technology and business resources. Here’s [...] Read More
Below is a roundup of news articles and stories from the social enterprise and impact investing sector. If you would like to receive the weekly social enterprise and impact investing roundup in your inbox, subscribe to the newsletter here. Big news from our stable! YourStory.in acquires Social Enterprise platform ThinkChange India SocialStory Meetups and Events: [...] Read More
Besides the usual screening process, every investor I have met so far, also has an unwritten methodology known as the “gut feel”. It is difficult to admit but investing is as much an Art as it is a science. Partners of the same firm who would follow the same technicals sometimes differ from each other when taking an investment decision. What [...] Read More
Apple announced it’s much awaited iOS7 last week and everyone is talking about how good it is or it isn’t. One of the common complaints is that it looks more like others – some say Windows Phone, while some say Android – and that Steve Jobs would not have let this happen. But is it really true [...] Read More