Free Press Journal
  • Imarticus’ MD Nikhil Barshikar discusses future of company dealing with skilling and re-skilling

    Given the large-scale job losses and the demographic profile of India, the urgency of creating employability is now at its peak. Imarticus, since its existence for over five years, aims to bridge the gap between available skills and needed skills through focussed training in the financial services space. Imarticus’ MD, Nikhil Barshikar talks to Pankaj Joshi about future.

  • Bhaumik Shah of Capita World shares roadmap of company reaching out to fund seekers

    India’s credit requirement is on a rise and this growing capital requirement is now supported by new growing models. Capita World is one such niche model among other existing lending models that partners with banks, NBFCs, investors and others, to reach out to fund seekers. Bhaumik Shah, national business head, Capita World shares with FPJ’s Jescilia Karayamparambil the company’s roadmap.

  • Voonik CEO Sujayath Ali on reaching out to shoppers who look for ‘affordability’

    Marketed as India’s first personal shopping app, Voonik, which is based out of Bangalore, is witnessing remarkable traction and acceptability. Sujayath Ali, CEO and co-founder, talks to Pankaj Joshi about what exactly are the pegs of their business plan and where do they see it going.

  • Good demand from consumers but low compliance acceptability

    As an online medicine order aggregator, Pharmeasy has had massive acceptability. However, the stringent norms around prescription that the aggregator follows at some levels were unaccepted. Dhaval Shah, co-founder, discusses his approach and learning with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Dynamic menus for demanding gourmet

    Food Vista India-run Freshmenu has a strategic positioning of its own. It is in the food delivery business which delivers meal prepared at its own kitchen. It controls the whole activity chain from sourcing to delivery and menu that are dynamic but limited. Founder Rashmi Daga talks about the business space and growth plans with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Stay calm GST return filing time

    For last one week, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) was testing its platform before opening it up to taxpayers today. As per reports, around 80 lakh tax payers have already migrated and this number is expected to go up even further. This would be the testing time not just for GSTN but also GST Suvidha Providers (GSP) and Application Service Providers (ASP).

  • Deepak Sahni, co-founder and CEO of Healthians, on potential of home-based pathology testing

    What was the genesis of your business idea?
    The idea of home-based pathology testing crystallised in April 2014, after my 12-year exposure (direct and indirect) to healthcare services. In 2006-08 in my personal capacity, I had represented India in the USA, pitching the country as an ideal medical tourism destination. An association was created, and I helped individual hospitals set up their international patient departments, and in making a sound digital presence.
    By 2013, I had

  • Power2SME founder and CEO R Narayan discusses various aspects of MSME segment

    Like most fintech companies, Power2SME has also found its niche. The company which was established five years back has more than 50,000 clients in the MSME segment. This finance facilitator has a large base of small and growing businesses and it has used this as a good alternative sales channel for large businesses in different industries. The founder and CEO R Narayan explains different aspects of the business to Pankaj Joshi.

  • Mohan Nair, chief marketing officer of Avenues, discusses digital payments ecosystem

    In the early 2000s when ecommerce was still nascent and a high element of risk was involved in online transactions, Avenues was among the pioneers that created a series of products in the space. Today, this online payments management company is a key player in the digital payments ecosystem, powering 1, 50,000 merchants. Mohan Nair, chief marketing officer, shares his vision with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Myra Medicines founder Faizan Aziz on how technology has made it easy to supply medicines online

    A Bengaluru-based startup, Myra Medicines, has been exploring the online business model to supply medicines. The company which relies heavily on technology, offers discounted medicines online with the convenience of home delivery. While the potential of the activity cannot be disputed, it is also full of challenges. The company founder Faizan Aziz discusses the sector contours and how the company is leveraging technology for aggressive growth, with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Kyazoonga CEO Neetu Bhatia on the company’s success in sports and entertainment ticketing

    Kyazoonga, founded by professionals who saw an opportunity in ticketing business, has been in the business of sports and entertainment ticketing for a decade now. Online ticketing is recognised as a big business worldwide. In India, it is on the cusp of rapid growth. Neetu Bhatia, co-founder and CEO, discusses the opportunity and company’s evolution with Pankaj Joshi.