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How startups can build scale in a challenging funding environment

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | More »

It isn’t a coincidence that the number of advertisements screaming discounts by leading e-commerce players in mainstream dailies has gone down in recent months. One doesn’t see too many startups riding IPL, the most sought after event among advertisers on television, this year either. This is un...


Meet Nandan Nilekani, the startup investor

He is arguably one of India’s best-known corporate technocrats. One credited with building the world’s largest identity database in record time. Globally acclaimed ‘ideas’ man. Author. Budding philanthropist. And a failed politician. In 2016, add startup and “private” equity investor to ...

5 January, 2016 | More »

K Ganesh, chairman of Portea

Exclusive: Portea in talks to buy Medybiz Pharma

Health Vista Pvt Ltd, which provides home healthcare services under the brand Portea, is in advanced talks to acquire Medybiz Pharma Pvt Ltd, a company that delivers critical drugs at patients’ doorsteps, a person familiar with the development said. Click here for full story....

23 October, 2015 | More »


Here is K Ganesh’s growth story

Built from Scratch, Get There Early, Built to Last, The Magic of Thinking Big…these are some of the titles stocked in a small book shelf in Krishnan Ganesh’s nondescript office in Bengaluru. They sound more like the attributes he and his wife Meena Ganesh are often known for. Meena and Ganesh, t...

31 August, 2015 | More »

K Ganesh, chairman of Portea

Entrepreneurship is a roller-coaster ride; perfect work-life balance may be impossible

India’s startup landscape is truly booming thanks to the abundant supply of capital. However, many entrepreneurs and investors are over-awed by the glamour associated with a startup and fail to understand the intricacies of building a successful company. This euphoria takes them on a roller-co...

29 June, 2015 | More »


K & Meena Ganesh buy design firm and pivot it into online furniture marketplace HomeLane

Entrepreneur couple K Ganesh and Meena, best known for setting up the education-cum-consumer internet services firm TutorVista Global Pvt Ltd and selling it to UK-based Pearson Plc in a $213 million deal, has acquired Bangalore-based offline design firm Bello Interiors Pvt Ltd and converted it into ...

25 August, 2014 | More »


What do investors have to say about Flipkart’s funding, Amazon’s war chest

Flipkart announced a mega $1 billion funding round and Amazon raised the stakes by committing $2 billion investment in India to support its rapid growth in India. Flipkart’s fundraise, in particular, has set a new benchmark and a major booster for Indian tech firms. While some key VC firms which h...

31 July, 2014 | More »


E-com marketplace for refurbished products Overcart.com raises funding from K Ganesh, others

Delhi-based Exit10 Marketing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Overcart.com, an e-commerce marketplace for over-stock, unboxed, refurbished and pre-owned products, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from serial entrepreneur K Ganesh and wife Meena, besides a few other individuals. The capital w...

24 June, 2014 | More »


TutorVista founders K Ganesh & Meena Ganesh acquire e-learning venture avagmah

Husband-wife duo cum serial entrepreneurs and K Ganesh and Meena Ganesh have returned to the digital education business by acquiring avagmah, an online education services venture, for an undisclosed amount. The company is now close to raising Rs 100 crore (just under $17 million) for expansion to ...

18 April, 2014 | More »


Online media startup Oximity raises over $600K from Ronnie Screwvala, K Ganesh, others

London-based online media startup Oximity Ltd has secured $620,000 in seed funding from a group of individuals, including Ronnie Screwvala, founder and CEO of UTV Group; K Ganesh, co-founder of TutorVista, which was acquired by British media group Pearson Inc; and AppLabs founder Sashi Reddi. The c...

27 March, 2014 | More »

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