PALLAVI CHAKRAVORTY

  • markets 5 / Interview

    All Is Well… Almost

    2021 has turned out to be the most spectacular year for the Indian startup ecosystem, helping it attract billions of dollars in investment and churning out a record 42 unicorns in the process. Not to forget the staggering number of IPOs that we saw this year. Experts say this is just the beginning of a bigger party ahead

    January 01, 2022
  • markets 5 / Interview

    We Have Just Begun Scratching The Surface, Says Sid Talwar

    Sid Talwar, Co-Founder & Partner, Lightbox shares with Pallavi Chakravorty the reasons behind the sudden fund rush into India’s startup ecosystem, what investors look for in new-age companies and whether the dream run will continue

    January 01, 2022
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    The Real Nykaa

    How Falguni Nayar turned a beauty and fashion e-commerce platform into the only profitable unicorn to be listed in India and, in the process, also became India’s richest self-made woman billionaire is one spectacular tale

    December 01, 2021
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    The Jab Of Life

    Covaxin’s success proves that Bharat Biotech and Dr Krishna Ella’s efforts were on the right path and that it is time to wear the ‘Made in India’ badge more confidently

    December 01, 2021
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    The Unlikely Undertaker

    For the past one year Abdul Rehman Malbari has been giving dignified burials to COVID victims — irrespective of their religion — even when their kin couldn’t

    December 01, 2021
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    The Brand Factor

    Influencer marketing has caught the fancy of brands in such a way that even the traditional ones are diving in. But are they getting the desired returns? Are the influencers bankable enough? Is it here to stay or is it a bubble ready to burst?

    November 01, 2021
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    'The Influencer Marketing Space Is Ready To Explode’

    Sandeep Bhushan, Director and Head of India GMS, Facebook speaks to Pallavi Chakravorty at length about the rise of influencers, role of platforms such as Facebook & Instagram and why brands are making a beeline to launch campaigns with social media influencers

    November 01, 2021
  • the big story 1 / Lead Story

    ‘We Are A Creator-Focused Platform’

    Satya Raghavan, Director, YouTube Partnerships, India talks to Pallavi Chakravorty about YouTube creators being the true advocates of a product, brands embracing branded content and the platform’s evolution in the past few years

    November 01, 2021
  • enterprise 3 / Big Idea

    Meaty Musings

    No one anticipated a fresh animal protein startup to become a unicorn. But Licious did. Sticking by the principle of providing quality meat to its customers and a seamless experience to go with it, the startup has managed to disrupt one of India’s most unorganised sectors. With plans to set up experiential stores offline and a ready-to-eat range based on plant protein, Licious seems unstoppable. Vivek Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Licious spills more beans about the start-up’s journey and future plans to Pallavi Chakravorty  

    November 01, 2021