The role of the corporate industry is often understated in the startup space, but any healthy startup ecosystem requires good participation from them. India’s startup ecosystem grows healthier with every passing day and IBM looks to keep it that way. We at YourStory.in are proud to announce our partnership with IBM’s Global Entrepreneur program which [...] Read More
“I know at least 6 different forms of martial arts and I had the record of the fastest knockout in NIT Trichy at the time I was there,” said Sriram V Iyer, co-founder of UMobile. Now if you knew Sriram from his witty and insightful talks at various YourStory events, Martial Arts would be the [...] Read More
Dasra recently released ‘Crafting a Livelihood’ report that brings to the fore some stark realities about the state of rural artisans and craftspeople in the country. The research report outlines the current landscape in India, challenges and opportunities, roles of various stakeholders – government, corporates, social businesses, non-profits – and best practices currently implemented within this space. We will be printing excerpts from the report over the next few days.
CloudByte, an Indian technology product company which offers software-defined storage, announced today that it has raised $4 million in its second round of funding, bringing the total funding to $6.1 million. The Series B funding round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners India, the private equity arm of Fidelity Worldwide Investment (Fidelity), with participation from [...] Read More
TrustLaw Connect is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service that amplifies the impact of NGOs and social enterprises by connecting them with the best lawyers around the world. Launched in 2010, TrustLaw Connect has grown to include over 1,200 members in 145 countries Their goal is to spread the practice of pro bono [...] Read More
Gettingyourich (GYR) is a startup offering financial planning services, based out of Mumbai. Launched in August 2012 by Rohit Shah, the firm strategizes personal finance affairs and helps streamline investments of individuals and corporates. The firm also advises on asset allocation and tax issues.
BigRock, an Indian domain registrar and web hosting company, today announced that is has joined hands with Neustar to promote .biz as the preferred domain for small businesses in India. Neustar Inc., a provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, technology, retail, media and advertising industries, also manages the domain name registry for .biz. Since [...] Read More
For the swish set of Mumbai, dining and drinking is part of their weekend ritual. But the many delectable restaurants and the varieties of cuisine they have to offer, sometimes make it hard to stay back whole week before indulging. Our entrepreneur story today is about the owner of four such well-known restaurants in South Mumbai. Farrokh Khambata is as well-known for his culinary creations as he is for the beautiful structures that also double up as his restaurants. The most famous of the four is Joss Restaurant, which introduced Mumbaikars to tastes beyond Italian and Chinese in the year 2004.
“We are highly personalized in what we do”. This one is an oft heard phrase in many a pitch made to customers because it does create a selling impact (or so it is believed). The personal connection is everywhere you go these days. It is what highly successful brands boast about. It’s what customer servicing [...] Read More
Mahesh Krovvidi is the CEO of the National Design Business Incubator, an initiative of NID, Ahmedabad and supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has been a technical, management and industrial design professional for over 33 years, with a career spanning the US and India. Mahesh is well experienced with the diverse industrial and cultural practices of India, Americas and Europe.