I first heard of Dr Anil Gupta some ten years ago. Finally, I met him earlier this month to talk about grassroots innovation.
There’s something fascinating about the entrepreneurs who stay away from the VC funding frenzy and quietly build their startups one baby step at a time. Doing a startup overall is a crazy, bold thing to do, in the first place. The odds are stacked against you. On top of that, if the entrepreneur decides to […]
In this episode of Outliers, I met a new Ashish with his bearded looks.
“It’s a game of belief,” Manasij Ganguli tells me about getting customers, investors and employees around you. We are sitting in his living room at Noida home, east of capital New Delhi, with his wife Mausmi Ambastha. This becomes “a game of thrones” if the startup idea you’re pitching doesn’t have a global equivalent. For […]
Who wants to be a Unicorn? It’s almost every entrepreneur’s dream to build a company that crosses the $1 billion dollar valuation mark. For investors too, the starting question is whether a pitching startup can become the next Unicorn. For Ashish Hemrajani, the co-founder of BookMyShow, who started his company in 1999, the journey is […]