Best time to be an entrepreneur in India

2018-12-31T13:44:40+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

Naspers has been behind investments in some of India’s most successful start-up ventures in recent years. Here Larry Illg, CEO for Ventures, explains what makes India an exciting prospect for the firm. What would you attribute Naspers' success in the Indian market to? Naspers is active in more than 130 countries and markets across the world, and our approach to investing in companies has been fairly consistent over the years. Firstly, we ensure that we understand the business model. Do [...]

Rebooting the start-up economy

2019-01-02T07:27:04+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After the heady rush of initial years, Indian start-ups went through a churn in 2016. A spate of mergers beckons this year, as local firms brace against a global onslaught. He was a 26-year-old young achiever. A dropout from India’s premier tech institute —Bombay IIT. A chief executive officer of a company he himself co-founded with 11 others. A man who became the toast of the nascent start-up ecosystem in India when within two years, five rounds of funding, a [...]

Moving up the BPO value chain

2019-01-02T07:26:54+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

Ramesh Awtaney heads the iSON Group, Africa’s largest technology and BPO specialist with a presence in 29 countries, including India. The businessman, who is passionate about replicating the Digital India model in Africa, shares his views on the emerging trends in IT/ BPO space in India, Africa and globally, Donald Trump’s impact on the industry and iSON’s growth journey. What is your analysis of the Digital India programme?  The Digital India programme has picked up remarkable pace over the last [...]

The Essentials of attracting investments into Ayruveda

2019-01-02T07:27:14+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

After years of research with experts and bio-chemists, Forest Essentials set off to build on the 6,000-year-old Indian science of Ayurveda. Company chief Samrth Bedi talks ‘India Investment Journal’ through his ‘Luxurious Ayrurveda’ tagline, the tie-up with American skincare giant Estee Lauder and future plans. What in your opinion attracted investors to Forest Essentials? Successful brands are built on rich heritage and history. What is compelling about Forest Essentials is its focus on the skill, science and tradition of Ayurveda [...]