This MP based Young MBA Grad from Turns 5 Tonnes of Banana Waste/Month into Eco-Friendly Crafts, Earns Lakhs

Mehul Shroff, an MBA graduate, from Madhya Pradesh uses garbage and banana stems to create natural fibres for a variety of eco-friendly handicrafts while earning lakhs of dollars each month and saving countless farmers their hard earned money. Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh, a significant banana-growing region, with about 16,000 hectares of land devoted exclusively to […]

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This 52 YO Kerala man innovates smart mixie with 15 unique features that works without electricity

Biju Narayanan, 52, a self-taught electronics expert, developed a smart solar mixer with more than 15 unique features and an eight-hour battery backup. Biju is from Thodupuzha, Kerala, who has always been interested in how various electronic equipment operate. When he first started listening to the radio as a young child, he developed a love […]

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Betafi raises pre-seed funding of $1.3 million

Betafi, a platform for unified user research, raises $1.3 million in pre-seed funding led by Together Fund, Entrepreneur First, and Titan Capital, with Nir Eyal and founders from startups like Razorpay, Pine Labs, Snapdeal, Livspace, and others also taking part. The Singapore-based startup was founded by Arjun Arora and Ethan Sherbondy in 2020. Arjun earned […]

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Lentra, a Pune-based fintech startup, has raised $60 million in Series B funding

Lentra, a fintech SaaS company with headquarters in Pune, has raised $60 million in a Series B round headed by its current backers, Bessemer Venture Partners and Susquehanna International Group (SIG) Venture Capital. A subsidiary of the New York-based investment banker Citigroup, Citi Ventures, also took part in it. According to a company statement, the […]

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28 YO Surat-based entrepreneur’s tech startup crosses 5,000+ users in the first year

Surat-based “WA.Team” is a technology firm founded by the young entrepreneur Akshay Sharda in 2021, who is now 28 years old. The startup offers a comprehensive solution for WhatsApp Official API & Automations. Challenges = Opportunities The startup officially launched in April 2021 with the mission to serve SMBs and MSMEs. When COVID was at […]

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This Jaipur-based mother/son/daughter-in-law trio, which founded a healthy snacking venture in 2020, now earns Rs. 1 crore every month

The Jaipur-based D2C food brand “Eat Better” provides snacks that are 100% natural and made using quality ingredients. The startup was launched by Mridula, Shaurya Kanoria, and Vidushi Kanoria. The brand is combining old-age food wisdom and modern-day needs of nutrition. They offer sugar-free, nutritious ladoos under the brand name “The Better Ladoos,” as well […]

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Cricket-based gaming company Hitwicket raises $3 million in funding from prime venture partners

Hyderabad-based gaming company Hitwicket raises $3 million in venture capital funding from Prime Venture partners. Hit-wicket is soon launching a virtual cricketing league. The founders tell TOI that the funds raised will be used towards rolling out ‘Hit Wicket Superstars’ where players can form teams and design strategies. The multiplayer cricket gaming app has a […]

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ZestMoney’s loss increases three times to INR 399 Cr in FY22, while operating revenue increases to INR 138 Cr

The Australian fintech Zip-backed buy now pay later (BNPL) firm ZestMoney witnessed its loss triple year over year (YoY) to INR 398.8 Cr in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2022, as a result of a significant increase in its costs. Lizzie Chapman, Priya Sharma, and Ashish Anantharaman founded the Bangalore-based ZestMoney in […]

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This Kerala-Based 12th Grade Dropout Brewing Success With a Beverage Start-up

Faisal Yousaf, 36, launched the chai chain “The Chai Wallah” in 2018.  The story of Faisal Yousaf from Alappuzha and his tea startup may sound like a fairy tale, rising from being a high school dropout to brewing a success story as a chaiwallah (tea seller). His startup is a pop-up chai cart that offers […]

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Couple Recycles 10000 Tonnes of Waste Every Month to Make Pens, Pencils, and Other Stationery Products, Earns Rs 2 Cr/Year

The Bengaluru-based couple, Divya Shetty and Vishnu Vardhan left their high-paying corporate jobs and run three startups—CercleX, Pepaa, and Indian Superheroes—that provide sustainable solutions to the waste threat while also giving farmers a platform to earn. In 2015, a shocking incident took place in Mandya, Karnataka, as several farmers committed suicide due to debt. It […]

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