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Introducing Byju Raveendran, Finalist of the 22nd EY Entrepreneur of the year 2020
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Introducing Byju Raveendran, Finalist of the 22nd EY Entrepreneur of the year 2020

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) program was launched to celebrate the entrepreneurial ingenuity, share inspiring stories and recognize achievements of budding entrepreneurs. This program recognizes exceptional people who create products and services that propel local and global economies forward. Marico chairman Harsh C. Mariwala was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 who will represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from 4 – 7 June 2021. The 14 Finalists were selected by an eminent eight-member independent Jury Panel led by Uday Kotak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank.  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of India’s largest ed-tech company, Byju Raveendran was one among the 14 finalist...
Introducing Marico chairman, Harsh Mariwala : EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020
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Introducing Marico chairman, Harsh Mariwala : EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020

Marico chairman Harsh C. Mariwala was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 .Mariwala took over the family business in 1971, the year the company’s turnover was ₹50 lakh. He set up Marico in 1990 and it has grown exponentially since. Marico, which owns brands such as Parachute and Saffola, is one of the largest and most recognisable FMCG companies in the country.  Mariwala is a visionary who has built a values-driven global organization and made a spectacular contribution to society in driving an innovation culture. Much ahead of the times, he disrupted the market and his own business with products and services which are household names today, having stood the test of time for over three decades. The key driving force for India’s rise will be our entrepreneurs, who are in...
Introducing Indian Startup “RailRestro”: Food delivery in train
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Introducing Indian Startup “RailRestro”: Food delivery in train

RailRestro provides online food in train at more than 300 railway stations in India direct from the restaurant at your seat. It is among the best E-catering services in India and committed to offering the best quality of food from favorite Restaurants during the journey. Having a large number of vendors’ networks to serve fresh, hot, and delectable food during the journey, RailRestro Specializes in delivering food in train while journey. Founder The 30-year-old, Manish Chandra is the co-founder, and director of Rail Restro whose company became an authorized e-catering service partner of IRCTC in 2017 and is currently their biggest food aggregator available through an app, website, and a call. Through its network of vendors and partnerships with restaurants within 5km radius of se...
Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra
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Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra

Funders Gallery A startup requires money for various reasons ranging from seed capital, to promote products and to acquire technological equipment and so on. In today's world, apart from banks and financial institutions, there are various ways through which a new venture can raise funds for its requirements. One such method is to raise money from Angel Investors who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Mr. Sunil Kalra is a Board Member of Innoveda Biological Solutions. He is also a Board Member of Powermat Technologies. He has a BBA degree in Marketing and International Trade from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of Indian Angel Network and Harvard Business Angels. Professional Accomplishments Between 2003 and 2013, he was an active member of...
Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera
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Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera

Funders Gallery Founders are responsible for building companies for creating the right culture to promote innovation and growth. The company’s vision should be an interpretation of their own ideas and execution. An idea requires funding in its journey and angel investors are the ones who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Ankush Gera, the Founder/CEO at Junglee Games is a stage agnostic angel investor. He previously founded Monsoon Company, a boutique software company that was acquired by Capital One which helped Yammer, TOMS, Zazzle, HP, and other fortune 100 clients launch their mobile experiences. Ankush is a limited partner in funds Metastable, Upshift, Fearless.vc, Tandeme, Kae Capital and a Venture Partner at Unshackled. He is on the board of Kunai, Kintohub and ...
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl
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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor:Kunal Bahl

Funders Gallery We believe ideas are worthless until you get then out of your head and see what they do and it it is a base when it comes to business as a whole. Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Kunal is the co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal Private Limited, India's largest no-frills, value focused marketplace. Previously, he has also worked at companies such as Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in the US. Kunal is an engineer from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a business degree from The Wharton School. He loves backpacking through ...
Uber- Bajaj Partnership marks the Installation of Safety Partitions In One Lakh Auto Rickshaws
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Uber- Bajaj Partnership marks the Installation of Safety Partitions In One Lakh Auto Rickshaws

Ride hailing company Uber and automaker Bajaj have partnered with each other to install safety partitions in one lakh auto rickshaws in India. This marks a healthy collaboration in times of the pandemic.  The installation makes Uber auto rides safer for both the driver partner and the passengers.  The safety partition also improves the brand trust and value for both Uber and Bajaj.  This partnership will make travel in the new normal safer for both riders and the driver. Face masks, hand sanitizers and vehicle disinfectants will also be distributed to 1 lakh auto rickshaw drivers across 20 cities including New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Pune to ensure adequate safety for both Uber drivers and passengers.  The other cities include Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mysore and Madurai....
Earlypad Introduces Indian Funded Startup of the Week: BluSmart
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Earlypad Introduces Indian Funded Startup of the Week: BluSmart

Startups, technology and innovation are exciting and effective instruments for India's transformation.New startups embody the creativity and innovation of young people. Funding increases visibility and attracts the attention of the market. It adds value to business thereby increasing credibility among customers. This week Earlypad has come up with one such interesting startup story of an electric cab hailing app BlueSmart that is transforming Indian cities by providing 100% Electric,sustainable and most reliable mobility solutions. About Startup BluSmart Blu Smart Mobility is a provider of electric shared smart mobility platform for efficient, affordable, intelligent and sustainable transportation. Blu Smart is making people move smarter in Gurgaon and Delhi NCR. Vision an...
Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor: Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma
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Introducing India’s Top Angel Investor: Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma

Funders Gallery We believe an idea is a base of a pyramid when it comes to business as a whole.Whether its an initial period or an expansion phase for a business, it requires funding in its journey. We at Earlypad are conducting Market Research and introducing active investor profile in our Funders Gallery to help startup founders with ready to access information. Who? Dr. Apoorv Sharma is the cofounder & President of Venture Catalysts - Asia’s first integrated incubator and has been rated No. 1 Early Stage Investor in 2017 by leading national media. He is also Board Member at TiE Mumbai and one of the founding fathers of startup ecosystem in India. He has created over dozen incubators & accelerators, incubation funds and family office funds i.e. VentureNursery, Amity Inn...
Jio partners with Google to create android based Operating System
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Jio partners with Google to create android based Operating System

Google’s investment in Jio is a great sign for the Indian digital growth. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Wednesday announced that its telecommunications arm, Jio is partnering with Google to develop an Android-based operating system that will feature in entry-level smartphones. This is a rare instance where two competitors Google and Facebook have co-invested. Jio has already brought massive growth to India's digital explosion by expanding internet access all over. With a partnership with Google to develop entry-level 5G-enabled smartphones, Jio is going to bring rapid digitization to the 350M feature phone users in India. This will significantly expand India’s digital economy once again, and boost up the Indian startup & venture...