Venture capitalists are leveraging their experience to build something new. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Alok Mittal, Rohini Chakravarthy, Ashish Mohapatra, Anshoo Sharma, Raul Rai, Subramanya S V, Manoj Gupta and Abhishek Goyal -- all venture capitalists not so long ago -- have taken the plunge to become entrepreneurs. While the challenge of setting up a venture has spurred some of them, others have used their skills acquired as venture capitalists to kick-start their ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, worth about 7,300 crores, is India's richest entrepreneur under 40 according to Hurun's India Rich List for 2016.Anil Rai Gupta, along with his brother Vinod, has been valued at $2.6 billion by Forbes.Gaurav Dalmia manages close to Rs 5,000 crore; about half of it is his own money.The billionaires reveal their life lessons.Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Three businessmen disclose their success mantras: One belongs to an old Marwari family, another is a ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Suveen Sinha finds out what the tribe of modern, internet entrepreneurs who no longer run their first start-ups are up to. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On the evening of August 2, 2011, a container truck stood outside Sandeep Aggarwal's home in Fremont, California. His household stuff was being loaded in it. The following day, Aggarwal and his family were to catch a plane to India, where he was going to start ShopClues after years as an internet analyst on Wall Street. That was when ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'You worry when serious people, with control of our and our children's future, begin to start obsessing over social media, seeing it as an easy, lazy, fun, low-cost substitute for boring, old-fashioned practices of politics, governance and serious, fact-based debate,' says Shekhar Gupta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen social media show its real powers. It created most significant global headlines as Presidents Donald Trump and Enrique ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Sunanda K Datta-Ray considers them sound in theory, but incapable of making any dent in the corruption that is India's way of life. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Christmas Eve is an appropriate time to consider the pretentiousness, hypocrisy and dangers of social drinking in this country. Vijay Rupani, who took over as Gujarat chief minister in August, and his minister of state for home affairs, Pradeepsinh Jadeja, are to be complimented for their ordinance to prevent driving ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With cash -- the primary medium of exchange -- all but disappearing, it is now unlikely that the expected fillip to demand on account of a good monsoon and proceeds from the Seventh Pay Commission payout will materialise.Ishan Bakshi reports.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The government's most ambitious policy that demonetised roughly 86% of the country's currency in circulation ended on Friday, but the hardship is likely to linger. Across the country, bank branches are still unable ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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