Alumni In The News

Voosh Technologies Pvt Ltd, a foodtech firm, has raised an undisclosed sum as part of a pre-seed round of funding. The round in the Bengaluru-based company has been led by early-stage venture firm Better Capital, with participation from several executives from food-technology and other sectors. These include Yumlane founder Hitesh Ahuja; Swiggy executives Anuj Rathi, Ashish Chatterjee and Sundeep Teki; Bounce founder Vivekananda Hallekere, and FreightTiger chief business officer Vivek Sekar. Voosh was set up earlier this year by Priyam Saraswat and Kshitiz Sanghi.

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Deepshikha Kumar says it was remarkable that the Indian market was looking for and is willing to pay for experts, something beyond Bollywood or cricket. She saw promise in building an expert network platform and co-founded SpeakIn in 2016. The Delhi-based startup connects experts across industries with those seeking the right insights amid an information overload to promote upskilling and skilling collaborations. A multilingual learning platform, her idea is winning the confidence of industry veterans. Three months ago, Speakin secured an undisclosed amount of fund from former KPMG CEO Richard Rekhy.

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PGP Class of 2006, ISB alumna Simran Khara will soon be launching her plant-based home and hygiene brand Kopraan with transparency as the key value. Simran talks about what prompted her to start her venture and how she dealt with the pandemic. Founded in November 2019, the Delhi-based startup’s first four products – floor cleaner, dishwashing liquid, hand wash, and all-purpose cleaner – are set to launch by the end of this month. The function and source for each of these products are mentioned on Kopraan’s website so that potential customers aren’t kept in the dark regarding ingredients used.

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ISB Alumnus and Co-founder Wakefit, Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, talks about his startup journey, failures, learnings, and how he bounced back. For most entrepreneurs, the moment they feel success for the first time boils down to a few common events – a funding round, a revenue milestone, their app or service going viral. For Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, when he was able to comfortably pay two people’s salaries, he felt successful. That sounds rather unambitious, considering he employs over 600 people today. But if you were coming off successive startup failures, and were nearly broke, you wouldn’t be reaching for the stars either.

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On his Birthday (September 13), a story on ISB alumnus and former captain of the country’s national hockey team, Viren Rasquinha, explores some lesser-known facts about his life. Former Indian hockey player Viren Wilfred Rasquinha will celebrate his 40th birthday today (September 13, 2020). He is the former captain of the country’s national team, and was a member of the Indian team that finished seventh at the 2004 Olympic Games which was held in Athens. Rasquinha quit international hockey at the age of 28. So as the hockey star turns a year older we take a look at some lesser-known facts about him.

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