What is T-Hub and how it has helped Telangana’s startups grow

T-Hub is a Hyderabad-based startup ecosystem enabler by facilitating collaborations between startups, venture capital firms, corporates, governments and academia. Promoted by the Telangana Government, phase 1 of T-Hub started its operations seven years ago at the temporary location situated at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) at Gachibowli. The IIIT-H, Indian School of Business … Read more

WeRize: Lending small towns financial inclusion

During his tenure as the chief business officer of Lendingkart, Vishal Chopra saw first-hand how underserved people in India’s small cities are in terms of credit facilities and SME loans. “I realized that private sector banks and insurance and investment companies do not design products for this segment, which comprises over 100 mn families and … Read more

This start-up aims to be the one-stop solution for medical tourism

It all started when Danish Ahmed, an alumnus of Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce and an entrepreneur for 18 years, was scouting for opportunities that could create an impact and, at the same time, provide a good return on investment. Ahmed realized that there is a huge scope in medical tourism in the country, … Read more

EMotorad pedals into global markets

Electric vehicle start-up EMotorad has dared to go where others would fear to tread, ie selling made-in-India electric bicycles in the extremely quality-conscious Japanese market. The successful foray into the tough Japanese market has now given this two-year-old start-up the pedal power to foray into the rest of the world. Kunal Gupta, co-founder, and CEO … Read more

Pittsburgh robot farm business of future backed by Pritzker billions

Currently less than 1% of fresh produce is grown through hydroponics systems versus open-field agriculture, but this segment is forecast by Mordor Intelligence to grow by nearly 11,% or about $ 600 million, by 2025. Fifth Season Next to the last steel mill in the poor industrial town of Braddock along the Monongahela River just … Read more

Mindtree co-founders raise Rs 320 cr for early-stage start-up fund

Mela Ventures, an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) founded by Mindtree co-founders Krishnakumar Natarajan and Parthasarathy NS, has closed its maiden fund by raising Rs 320 crore. The fund, which will invest in early-stage start-ups, was oversubscribed 1.6 times its initial target. It received capital commitments by a diverse group of global investors, government institutions, professionals … Read more