Entrepreneur Journey: Manna Foods

I.S.A.K. Nazar, its founder, was focused on consolidating the company’s activities in FY17 by creating proper systems and addressing distribution challenges. This year, the company aims to hit revenues of Rs. 140 crore, on the back of a strong product mix (pickles, dry fruits, smart kitchen range and baby foods) and renewed brand positioning. With… Read more »

The growth journey of Paper Boat Beverages

Hector Beverages started up with the vision of selling functional energy drinks for the Indian audience. Quickly, it pivoted to launch Indian beverages like aam pana and panakam. Now, the company is gearing up for its next transformation and expanding its product mix to include snacks like chikki, 500 ml and 1L packs of its… Read more »

Structured Acceleration: Interview with Ganapathy Venugopal of Axilor Ventures,

Ganapathy Venugopal, co-founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures, takes us through his firm’s accelerator program and the key takeaways for budding entrepreneurs through this program. Axilor Ventures, an accelerator and a seed fund, was set up by veteran entrepreneurs and senior leaders, S.D. Shibulal, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Srinath Batni, Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khannaand Ganapathy Venugopal…. Read more »

Why NeoGrowth’s Khaitan is paying attention to unit economics

Omidyar Network, IIFL Seed Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Aspada Investment Company funded NeoGrowth facilitates digital lending to consumer facing small businesses and aims to build a sustainable competitive advantage around achieving scale, favourable unit economics and superior customer experience.

PineLabs: Bringing simplicity into PoS Systems

Pine Labs provides retail PoS solutions which simplify payment acceptance (for merchants), while also offering a host of features to benefit the issuer, merchant, brand and customers.

Food is an emotion at The Bombay Canteen

With its twist on what’s traditional and its emphasis on sourcing and eating local, The Bombay Canteen has earned a loyal patronage that has helped the restaurant turn profitable in under two years. For Yash Bhanage and Sameer Seth, founding partners at The Bombay Canteen (Hunger Inc.), the idea of setting up a business in… Read more »