Nothing Cheesy About It

Anuradha Krishnamoorthy’s desire to create opportunities for the economically and physically challenged led her to form a partnership with her friend Namrata Sundaresan to venture into cheese making with Kase. On March 5, 2018, Anuradha Krishnamoorthy, a trained social worker running the artisanal cheese making venture Kase, received a call from the Ministry of Women… Read more »

Caring for the GenNext Elders!

They are a fiercely independent lot. Yet, there are times they need help. With most of the younger generation in their families away in different cities and countries, the elders of today are facing a different set of challenges – the need for aid, not just at the clinical level, but at non-clinical level as… Read more »

Unboxing the next opportunity

Lightbox Ventures funded Flinto Learning Solutions, a company that creates play-based activities for kids, plans to enter the Southeast Asian market a year after launching their second product, Flintoclass, aimed at preschools.

Creating thick bonds!

Yeshwanth and Ashwin’s The ThickShake Factory aims to please the taste buds of the NextGen with their thick milk shakes. The company is currently operational in 14 cities & 2 countries with 83 outlets and aims to become a global QSR chain with outlets in South East Asia and Middle East over the over the next couple of years. 

Empowering the Rural Market

IIM- Bangalore – NSR Cell mentored, Government of Karnataka Elevate 100 winner,  NayaGaadi is a multi utility marketplace for new vehicles set up with the aim of helping the underserved, under represented and under recognized rural auto consumer by offering personalized service and delivery options. The company is currently operating in Bengaluru and Berhampur ( Odisha ), serving customers in Karnataka, Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. In the next two years, it aims to enter 30 Tier 1 cities and is looking at raising pre-seed round to aid its expansion.

Quenching His Entrepreneurial Thirst

Prabhu Gandhikumar belongs to a family of entrepreneurs and seeks new challenges constantly. After completing his mechanical engineering and having worked in the IT industry in the US, he returned to India to join his father’s foundry business. But the urge for challenge led him to food processing segment, beverages to be precise. Prabhu shares his experiences in setting up and challenges in running Tanvi Foods, and how he learnt the ropes on the job.

Shubham Jain’s learning experience

When he shifted from Kolkata to Bengaluru, the obstacles he faced while furnishing his home led him to his business idea. Along with Manish S Sugandhi and Aditya Sharma, he set up GrabOnRent Internet Pvt Ltd, an online product-rental marketplace, which is built on trust, quality and reliability.     For Shubham Jain, shifting to… Read more »

Four IIT Alumni foray into IoT

Axilor Ventures, Keiretsu Forum and CIIE funded Detect Technologies was set up at IIT Madras’ incubation cell in 2013 to build technologies for the heavy industrial sector for asset monitoring. After five years of research and development, the founding team came out with market ready products. It now aims to build and supply technology and… 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 »