Timely Recognition For Thejaswini
Mini Mathew, Publicity Officer, Coconut Development Board, Kochi-11 a model FPO for their farm and home activities
Welding The Gap
While typical technical training institutes take about a year to upskill workers, Ankur Capital and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation-funded Skillveri has designed training simulators which can help welders pick up the skills within two or three weeks. With its R&D efforts focused on developing more such simulators in related fields, the founders are keen on taping India’s manufacturing sector with the hope that they can skill at least one lakh people for the 90 million jobs expected to be created in the next five years
The Idea Issue
5 Rapidly Scaleable Business Ideas for the Entrepreneur in You
Making Cell Phone Towers In Space A Reality
Kepler Communications envisions building a satellite-to-satellite communications network in space in the next 20 years. In the road to this goal, it has adopted a handful of near-term and medium-term strategies such as building infrastructure for IoT applications and broadband backhaul apps.
Are You Listening To Your Machines?
Augury Systems envisions taking predictive maintenance from large, niche market players to lower end markets by offering it as a SaaS-based solution. The company has developed two solutions, Auguscope Portable Diagnostics, and Halo Continuous Diagnostics, to diagnose machines based on the sounds they make.
Anecdotes From This Investor-turned-entrepreneur
In an interview with Smart CEO, Bala Parthasarathy, serial entrepreneur and investor, takes us through the various stages of his professional life, the lessons he has learnt and unlearnt along the way and his plans for MoneyTap, a consumer credit, fintech startup
The IPO Story
The journey of three entrepreneurs from the ideation phase to scaling up and, eventually, a listing in the public markets.
Insurance for the Digital Age
Accel & SAIF-backed Coverfox is making deft moves at keeping its platform digital-ready for the Millennial generation. It’s success strategies? Simplicity of product and platform which result in speedy navigation & transactions, and a paced foray into commercial car insurance for the Ubers & Olas of India.
A Peek Into Chaayos' Strategy
Nitin Saluja and Raghav Verma, the founders of Tiger Global-backed Chaayos, give us a glimpse into their strategy and why attention to the finer nuances of operations is at the centre of their efforts
Differentiating In The Cluttered World Of Fashion E-Commerce
UK-based online fashion brand, Koovs, wants to stand out amidst the ecommerce crowd by offering affordable western fashion sensibilities. The company’s CEO, Mary Turner, is clear that she’d have done well, if she occupies even 10 per cent of the Indian fashion ecommerce market, within a few years.
Building A Bootstrapped Ed-Tech Venture
The founders of Edureka had a simple thought while setting up the company: Find the right teacher, and any course will automatically be effective.
It's A Mom's World
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 offers seamless service, agnostic of location and geography, making it easier for mothers to get back to work
Filling In Two Cheque Books
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 for-profit companies is at the core of its investment philosophy.In this chat with The Smart CEO, Roopa touches upon Omidyar’s strategy to pick and choose the right companies to bet on, alongside the factors that have contributed towards making her an impactful leader