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    The Razorpay Story

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    RazorPay is an online payment gateway that allows merchants to collect payments through credit/debit card, net banking, or wallets such as MobiKwik, Freecharge, PayU and the like. In 2013, when RazorPay made an entry into the online payments space, it was up against a regulatory battle even US-based PayPal couldn’t tackle; the mandate that customers […]

    Financing the ‘Missing Middle’

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    Vistaar Financial Services is striving to create financial inclusion for the ‘missing middle’, typically family businesses run by entrepreneurs who deal with cash. So far, it has disbursed Rs. 1,100 crore in loans to over a lakh customers through 200 centres across India. When Brahmanand Hedge and Ramakrishna Nishtala founded Vistaar Financial Services in 2010, […]

    Playing The Devil’s Advocate With Ashok Soota

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    In Startup50 2016: Through a series of thought-provoking ‘how-to and how-not tos’, Ashok Soota, the Chairman of Happiest Minds Technologies, explains how startups can arrive at best strategies to succeed in different stages of their journey such as early stage, scaling up, pivoting, tackling competition and minimising risk Madhumita Prabhakar With the launch of Ashok Soota’s […]

    Building A 60 Per Cent Startup Out of India

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    In Startup50 2016: Badri Pillapakkam, the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network India, insists on building for the middle 60 per cent of the Indian population, which demands needs, not wants, and is utilitarian, not hedonistic Madhumita Prabhakar Some time ago, when the global impact investing firm, Omidyar Network, touched US $ 1billion in investments across […]

    Mitra Biotech

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    In Startup50 2016: Mitra Biotech won the award last year for its proprietary technology, CANScript, which offers more accurate and personalized cancer care. Over the year, Mitra has made this tech more robust; it can dramatically speed oncology drug discovery and development by matching compounds to their indications of highest impact. Founders: Dr. Mallik Sundaram, […]

    Enterprise Tech Startups Take the Lead at The Smart CEO Startup50 Awards 2016

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    On the eve of The Smart CEO Startup50 Conference & Awards 2016, held at Taj West End, Bengaluru, the founders and first employees of 50 of India’s most successful startups joined their peers in becoming a part of The Smart CEO Startup50 List of 2016. Each of these 50 startups, spanning diverse sectors and unique […]

    A personal journey, this entrepreneurship!

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    Ameera shah, md and ceo of metropolis healthcare, decodes for us key learnings from her entrepreneurial journey, with the benefit of hindsight

    Your venture has had a wonderful start. What next?

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    Once you’ve built a wonderful business and created a market for your product, you can choose one of the two paths; sell your business, or build a sustainable business. If you choose the latter, you must take care of your customer, create a good team, have a scale up plan, and respect capital.

    The role of an entrepreneur-in-residence

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    Faasos was actually founded in 2003 and operated as a small business for a while. In 2011-2012, the company went through an organizational transition and faasos conceptualized the job title of entrepreneur-in-residence or eir, and it became a key element of its comeback strategy. At startup50, raghav joshi, one of its eirs, explains to us the role of an entrepreneur-in-residence

    The life of an entrepreneur before & after funding

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    Someone asked a coffee entrepreneur, a billionaire, in new york; what’s your story? And he said, somebody loaned me 50 cents, i bought a cup of coffee from a nearby stall, sold it to a customer for one dollar, invested that dollar, sold one more coffee and made two dollars. I followed the same pattern week after week. At the end of one month, i met a billionaire’s daughter and married her

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