STARTUPS

It’s all about script

Can’t read English? There’s a phone for that. Thanks to three IIT classmates (Akash Dongre, Rakesh Deshmukh, Sudhir Bangarambandi), English is no longer a barrier to using smartphones.

Don’t be bored by your board

Properly chosen independent directors are worth their weight in gold.

The man who cracked space-time

Varun Chawla’s 91springboard is more than a co-working space. It is a social circle that brings together a startup accelerator and your neighbourhood café. And this happened by chance.

Challenging Chandni Chowk

Tolexo’s founders want to make physical wholesale markets irrelevant. But they’ll have to fight biggies Amazon and Alibaba to keep buyers and sellers on their site.

The hunt for growth

How India’s new-age entrepreneurs are grappling with the old-fashioned idea of profitable growth.

The death of couponing

The writing is on the wall: discount deals alone do not a good business make.

FirstCry: Child’s play

How FirstCry cut out growing pains by merging online and offline.