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Get seed funding

If you are founder of a startup or planning to start one, Tushar Kansal, a venture capitalist lists the challenges you might have to face and explains ways to raise funds and the things you need to do to remain in the radar of potential funders

On a Roll

Kiran Dham, along with her husband Ashish, launched Globus Infocom in 2001 with Rs 10,000. They initially sold projectors and display screens before adding more products and services to build a Rs 208 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

The cool potter

Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a Class 10 dropout, has built a refrigerator that can work without electricity. Kavita Kanan Chandra traces the journey of a man who sold clay pots on a bicycle and went on to build a Rs 3 crore turnover earthenware company

Hitting form

Australian cricketer David Warner’s success at the T20 World Cup is an inspiration for every person not getting their due in life, says P C Vinoj Kumar, as he lists the three things that Warner did right when he was humiliated at the 2021 IPL

Friendly cop

IPS officer Sandeep Chaudhary of Jammu and Kashmir cadre likes to go out of his way to help people. Chaudhary, who did his higher studies through Indira Gandhi Open University, cracked the civil services exam without attending any coaching classes

Waste to Wealth

Noida-based brothers Naman Gupta, 27, and Vipul Gupta, 29, have found fortune in the ubiquitous cigarette butts that are littered on every Indian street, by developing the technology to recycle them into useful materials, says Partho Burman

India’s Wealthiest Women

Beauty entrepreneur Falguni Nayar, founder, Nykaa, has overtaken Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder, Biocon, as India’s wealthiest self-made woman billionaire. A report that includes the list of India’s 10 top wealthiest women with their estimated wealth

The Success Code

Success doesn’t come on a platter. It comes to people like Mitul Bid who fought against the odds to graduate from IIT Bombay. He failed in several businesses before starting Coditas, which is now a Rs 120 crore company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Building on legacy

It takes a lot of passion to build on the foundation laid by your parents in a family business. Paras Kumar did it exceptionally well when he took over the reins of Hathi Brand, which is now a Rs 170 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Ten Rupee Doctor

Noori Parveen, a 29-year-old MBBS doctor is being hailed as ‘Mother Teresa of Kadapa’ for her service to the community in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, through her 25-bed hospital where she is charging a consultation fee of just Rs 10, says Bilal Khan

Call of Destiny

For Sushant Gupta, opportunity arrived in the form of a call from a friend in the US who wanted to outsource data analytics work to a company in India, says Sofia Danish Khan tracing Sushant’s journey in building a Rs 141 crore turnover company

Speed thrills

For Ansar, life has been on a fast track ever since he started hanging out as a kid at mechanic shops hoping to get free bike rides. Today, he not only owns high end bikes but has built a Rs 10 crore turnover riding gear brand, says Usha Prasad

A farmer's friend

Aalok Rajput’s parents migrated to Patna from their village seeking a better future for their children about 25 years ago. Today, Aalok is creating jobs for youth and also providing stable income for more than 100 farmers in Bihar, says Bilal Khan

Drunk on Smoothies

Starting with a single outlet in Hyderabad, Samrat Reddy, founder of Drunken Monkey, has grown exponentially in the last five years embracing the franchise model and built a Rs 60 crore turnover 110 outlet smoothie chain, says Sofia Danish Khan