Why We Built Fomokart.com, A Portal That Delivers Authentic Food From Across India

Why We Built Fomokart.com, A Portal That Delivers Authentic Food From Across India

  [This article is a part of our First Person series, in which people share their stories and thoughts about their startups, lives and careers.] I always wanted to do something that impacts daily lives of common people. Even during my time in college, at NIT Durgapur in 2009, I was interested in building something that people could use in their day to day life. In college, I became friends with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds from…

PepperTap Shares The Reasons For Shutdown In Brutally Honest Post

PepperTap Shares The Reasons For Shutdown In Brutally Honest Post

It’s never easy to see a dream die, but it’s even harder to write a thoughtful blogpost about why it did. PepperTap, hours after announcing that it was shutting down its operations late last night, has come up with a brutally honest post detailing its journey and the reason why they chose to exit the grocery delivery business.

The Indian Startup Ecosystem — Something isn’t right: An Outsider’s View

The Indian Startup Ecosystem — Something isn’t right: An Outsider’s View

I am not even remotely involved with the Indian startup ecosystem. But unfortunately, I read a lot and try to make sense of it in equal measures. And from whatever I have been reading and observing regarding the Indian startup story, especially in the last 12 months, I feel something is not right. Let me cut to the chase right away. Here’s what I think:

The Day My Startup Died: Of failure, pain and starting anew

The Day My Startup Died: Of failure, pain and starting anew

I’d spent the last few weeks desperately trying to save my startup and failed. My co-founder had told me point blank that he had no faith in my ability to be the CEO of the company. I’d studied at the best engineering college in the country, worked at the best management consulting firm in the world. I took risks and tried to build a real business that built real technologies to help real factory. I even had paying customers. And still, I’d failed.

How The Lack Of Fraud-Free Matrimony Sites Led Me To Build Truejodi

How The Lack Of Fraud-Free Matrimony Sites Led Me To Build Truejodi

The inspiration to start up came when friends and family who used matrimonial sites to seek matrimonial alliances, often cribbed about fakes and frauds on those sites. While matrimony is quite an important life decision, you often get bumped into a lot of fakes. Having seen this happen with close family and friends, I thought that no matrimonial site was looking at authenticating profiles. This led me to build Truejodi – a reliable place to find a 100% verified match.

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