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Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma, who has undergraduate degrees from India and Canada, started Micromax in 2000 along with three friends. Before trumping global brands in a fast-growing category like cell phones, Micromax was an IT software company that worked on embedded platforms. Indeed, Micromax also distributed ph...

3 December, 2015 | More »

VSS Mani

In VSS Mani’s own words, there has not been an entrepreneur in his family for 100 generations. With his first venture AskMe (India’s first phone-based directory), the founder and CEO of JustDial made the same mistake committed by several of today’s entrepreneurs: overspending.  Moreover, land...

3 December, 2015 | More »

Mukesh Bansal

Mukesh Bansal is known as the third Bansal at Flipkart, after co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. The IIT Kanpur alumnus onboarded Flipkart after his venture Myntra was acquired by the e-commerce giant for Rs 2,000 crore. The road was not always easy for Mukesh and co-founders Ashutosh Lawan...

3 December, 2015 | More »

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Eros Now parent faces class action suit for allegedly misleading investors

Troubles for Indian film production house Eros, which also runs online movie streaming venture Eros Now, are increasing with a section of investors in its US-listed unit taking the legal route for alleged securities fraud. San Francisco-based law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein is bringi...

2 December, 2015 | More »

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VCCircle@10: A peek at the poster boys of India’s entrepreneurial revolution

Over the last 10 years, there has been a ‘democratisation of entrepreneurship’ in the country, as a tech entrepreneur who built and sold a host of internet ventures put it. At the last count, India has more than 4,200 tech startups alone while a significant number of new enterprises in healthcar...

2 December, 2015 | More »

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal

The IIT Delhi batchmates who co-founded online marketplace Flipkart in 2007 are the poster boys of the Indian e-commerce boom. They waited for shoppers in front of malls in Bangalore to hand in coupons to attract customers to their online book sales venture. From there, they expanded to multiple cat...

2 December, 2015 | More »

Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal

Wharton graduate Kunal Bahl teamed up with his school friend and IIT Delhi graduate Rohit Bansal to start a daily deals platform five years ago. Inspired by Alibaba, Snapdeal a year later pivoted to an online marketplace. Now, Snapdeal has the backing from Alibaba, SoftBank and Foxconn besides a hos...

2 December, 2015 | More »

Naveen Tewari

Mobile advertising solutions company InMobi, founded in 2007 by Naveen Tewari and three others, is fighting with Google and Facebook for a share of the $100 billion global advertising market. It is one of a few startups from India which have expanded internationally with scale and made a success out...

2 December, 2015 | More »

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

A graduate from Delhi Engineering College, Sharma is one of the earliest internet entrepreneurs in the country. In 2000, he set up One97 Communications Ltd, the company that runs under the brand Paytm – Pay through mobile – and specialises in mobile payment and commerce. Earlier known for being ...

2 December, 2015 | More »

Dhiraj Rajaram

From Chennai to Chicago, the journey of Dhiraj Rajaram epitomises perhaps a less-talked about facet of Indian techprenuership in this decade. After two short stints as a consultant with PwC and Booz Allen Hamilton, Rajaram—who holds an MS in computer engineering from Wayne State University and an ...

2 December, 2015 | More »