CONFERENCE AND AWARDS
Bangalore OCT 21
2016

This Suffix Called ‘Tech’

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Recently, I had a very interesting conversation with a veteran banker and former CEO of a bank, on India’s startup ecosystem. The topic of conversation was the ‘tech’ suffix – foodtech, mediatech, insurancetech, fintech, healthtech, etc. – that entrepreneurs, investors and, of course, the media, seem to add to various sectors. The banker, who views […]

The KPO with a difference

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Sathya Kumar R, founder & CEO, Techindia Infoway, started his entrepreneurial journey in 2000 building custom ERP software applications for clients in manufacturing and healthcare. In early 2003, a serendipitous meeting with a client in the US, who was building a sleep lab, enabled him to transform Techindia into a healthcare management services firm. Today, […]

Zoho, Now Built From Rural India

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At a day-long tete-a-tete during the launch of Zoho Desk at Tenkasi, its co-founder Sridhar Vembu uncovers the entrepreneur, the strategist, and the Buddhist in him. As soon as I set foot into Tenkasi, while acres of green, carpeted lands and chill winds jolt me for a brief, I soon begin enquiring with the locals […]

The Fintech Wave

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Every one of the 35 fintech entrepreneurs we spoke to, is bridging a gap in two segments; for MSMEs, the glaring gap in availability of finance, and for consumers, improving penetration of basic financial products. But, how conducive is the Indian ecosystem to support this growth? What is the one thing in common among Razorpay, […]

“Opportunity lies in using technology and innovation to deliver financial services that can increase adoption and expand the market itself”

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Bala Srinivasa, Partner, Kalaari Capital, helps us understand the nuances of the fintech sector and the various opportunities available for the entrepreneurs. For Bala Srinivasa, the fact that he is able to get a ringside view of the best and brightest ideas and a chance to work with brilliant entrepreneurs reimagining almost every market space […]

A chatbot for banks

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Founded by banking veterans, Active.ai wants to enable better customer experience for banks using artificial intelligence. Singapore-headquartered Active.ai, is working towards a grand vision of using AI-based Chatbots to help banks not only handle customer service but also eventually complete transactions. “Our expertise enables our platform to be deeply connected to a financial platform via […]

Making BFSI software agile

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Founded by Kalpesh Desai, the former COO of 3i Infotech EMEA, Agile Financial Technologies (Agile FT) has made a serious dent on the InsuranceTech segment, thanks to the domain expertise of its founder. Agile Financial Technologies (Agile FT), with its offices in Dubai, New York and Mumbai, was launched in 2008 to cater to the BFSI […]

Deal makers go digital

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With its mid-market deal origination platform, BankerBay aims to challenge the traditional means by which capital is sought world over. Currently, it brokers over 600 deals a month and has recently entered the Chinese market. Imagine a Tinder for deals in the banking world. Well, that’s just what BankerBay is; an investment banking deal origination […]

Easy Access to Foreign Exchange

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Bookmyforex.com has a slew of offerings related to foreign exchange, aimed at making travelling abroad easy for Indians. “When you are travelling, right from booking rooms to hiring a porter, you could order online. But the currency that you need to pay for all this – you cannot!”Sudarshan Motwani, currently, the founder and CEO of […]

Scaling up digital lending

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Capital Float is an online lending platform which provides collateral-free working capital loans to small-time entrepreneurs, with a focus on Tier II and Tier III regions as well. Gaurav Hinduja and Sashank Rishyasringa founded Capital Float in 2013, taking inspiration from the US-based Lending Club, which enables businesses to obtain loans and investors to purchase […]

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