Tag: India

Building Ecosystems with Honest Leadership: Lessons from Pharmeasy

  • Pharmeasy was Siddarth Shah and team’s answer to the systemic issues of India’s healthcare ecosystem, offering accessible, authentic and affordable medications on one platform.

  • To address the issues and inconvenience consumers face in purchasing medicines, Pharmeasy enhances the purchase experience from online shopping to doorstep delivery with their own ecosystem, Retailio.

  • The proprietary ecosystem has been a key tool for Pharmeasy to attract B2B partners – retailers, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers.

  • Siddharth also credits his founding team and their honest leadership style for the success of Pharmeasy.

  • Their long acquaintance and domain expertise have enabled them to divide and conquer Pharmeasy’s challenges and make the changes to help Pharmeasy scale without friction.

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The Woman Behind Southeast Asia’s Near-Billion Dollar Startup

In 2014, a group of friends visited Bangkok’s famous weekend market, Chatuchak, while on holiday. Among them, was then 22-year-old Ankiti Bose, an investment analyst at Sequoia Capital. With over 25,000 merchants and thousands of fashion stalls in Chatuchak, it got Bose thinking about how to give these sellers opportunities to expand beyond their cramped shops.

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Could Yulu Be the Answer to India’s Congested Cities?

In a 2019 study, India was listed as the country with some of the worst traffic congestion in the world – in fact, four of its cities ranked among the top ten most congested. This meant residents living in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi were spending anywhere between 190 hours and 243 hours more in traffic a year than the rest of us.

That is, as the study drily reminded readers, a lot of time that could be spent watching Game of Thrones.

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