The first wave of unicorns (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion) was created across e-commerce (Flipkart, Shopclues, Snapdeal) and ride hailing (Ola). With the recent funding round, the tide has turned towards food-tech with Swiggy joining the coveted club along with its closest competitor – Zomato. Let’s unwind the journey of this Bangalore based startup that brings restaurants into your pockets!
Founded in 2014, Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery company. Inspired by the thought of providing a complete food ordering and delivery solution, Swiggy brings the best neighborhood restaurants to the urban foodies. With the expanded reach in 15 cities, Swiggy has over 35,000 restaurant partners and a diligent delivery fleet of over 40,000. Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 3 Episode 3 (Swiggy)”
As an entrepreneur when you have entered a market or you are in a development phase of your product or everything is set and you want to grow your business, MONEY becomes the key for driving these next steps. It helps you hire new talented people, grow your market share, enter a new market and build up your office space etc.
In this episode of Startup Sunday, we will learn about Funding, its various stages and how and when a company should go about it.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 33 (How Funding Works)”
We always don’t get what we want, but we do move closer to the goal. Likewise the budget wasn’t the ideal for startups but will provide a better ecosystem that what we had last year. Last year, startups took a real beating with the inefficient rollout of the goods and services tax (GST), a return of the angel tax bogey and demonetisation, even though some ventures benefited immensely. While some major concerns remain unaddressed, there was some cause for cheer.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 31 (Post-Budget Analysis)”
Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley is all buckled up to present the Union Budget 2018 of India for the fiscal year 2018-19 on February 1. This is going to be the last full-fledged budget presented by the Modi Government before the 2019 General Elections.
Looking at the current landscape of the startup industry, we present to our readers a pre-budget series providing a comprehensive analysis of the general state of affairs of key sectors in India including agriculture, eCommerce, logistics, health, education and real estate from the lens of the startup ecosystem. This series also comes with the expectations of different stakeholders in the Indian startup landscape from the upcoming budget 2018.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 30 (Pre-Budget Series)”
“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”
Suparnaa an author, artiste & an entrepreneur, just as curious about the startup world as she is about leadership traits and the dots in between. For over 17 years she experimented with different mediums including Radio, TV, Print, Events and now the World Wide Web. She also founded an initiative to promote Gender Equity named womanendangered.org that is partnered with leanin.org, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s brainchild.
Today with her startup “#LikeaBoss Simply with Suparnaa” she is sharing stories of startup founders & leaders alike.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 29 (#LikeaBoss Simply with Suparnaa)”
Barter is a concept that has been with us from time immemorial. The human civilization started when there were no currencies. The concept of trade started with bartering things. And in current times, we often find ourselves reaching out for the basics.
Today’s Sunday story is about one such startup which brings back the age old barter system in a digital avatar!
Let’s Barter is the largest community-driven startup for secure online bartering. Let’s Barter was founded by Pooja Bhayana (a communication graduate) and Sahil Dhingra (a BBA graduate) in October 2015. It started on social media platform as a Facebook group to facilitate barter and trade among the community. Lets Barter has made bartering as easy as adding a listing for your product on a mobile app!
Headquartered in Delhi, Let’s Barter is making a protected and secure community to barter in the most convenient way possible.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 28 (Let’s Barter)”
Lead Angels is India’s first privately owned angel network founded by a team of three originally from IIT Bombay in 2014 with the aim of improving early stage investment outcomes. The team accomplishes this by providing professional assistance to investor-members in company evaluation and the portfolio companies in their operations.
Mr. Sushanto Mitra serves as a Director at Lead Angels. Prior to this Mr. Mitra was involved in assignments which included Chief Executive Officer of Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay. Previously he was Director at Hyderabad Angels until June 2013. Mr. Mitra has been involved in earlier stints with companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, HCL and Softtek. Mr. Sushanto Mitra has also been working in the early stage ecosystem in India for the last 15 years.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 27 (Lead Angels- Mr. Sushanto Mitra)”
Qrius earlier started as ‘The Indian Economist’ back in January of 2013 is a leading digital magazine that focuses on publishing high quality articles and opinion pieces on business & economics, policy, politics, culture, foreign affairs and more.
With a broad range of In House Analysts, Contributors from around the globe, and over 100 content sharing partnerships with organisations from across the world, they aim to present to the reader a unique perspective on the most important issues of the day in various fields. Their Moto is ‘For the curious Mind’ as they developed Qrius into forum where curious minds meet and discuss a diverse range of subject areas that affect business, politics and society in general.
Entrepreneurship Cell got an opportunity to interview Mr Manan Vyas founder of Qrius, and brings to you the story of Qrius this Sunday
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 26 (Qrius)”
We bring to you Neeraj Gupta, Founder & CEO at FormulateIP based in India and USA. Applying his business and technical background, Neeraj assists clients in protecting and expanding their domestic and international knowledge-based businesses using IP protection, licensing and strategic planning. Neeraj is also a co-founder at Excubator which provides guidance and support needed to entrepreneurs for building a successful entrepreneurial practice. We had a brief interview with him, here are the insights of the conversation.
E-Cell: What does the term Entrepreneurship means?
Neeraj Gupta: Entrepreneurship is all about taking risk and creating value for a business. Every single business has two outputs,
(a) The impact you create; as in, the value the product/idea adds to the ecosystem, and
(b) The monetary value that the business generates.
A sustainable business is a one that creates an impact while generating substantial monetary value, so, in a nutshell, entrepreneurship is all about taking risk and creating value.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 25 (Neeraj Gupta)”
It’s time for the human race to enter the solar world and take the nation forward through technologically innovative solutions which will improve the quality of lives of many people. This Startup Sunday “let’s think solar” and take a step towards spreading awareness regarding solar power.
8Minutes is the brainchild of three dynamic personalities- Arjun SriHari, Dev Arora and Anuj Gupta. It is a revolutionary startup aimed to transform the energy sector by generating electricity through solar energy.
Continue reading “Startup Sunday Season 2 Episode 24 (8minutes)”