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TReDS platforms: new B2B payment supply chain frontier

Reading Time: 4 minutes MSME constitute around 1/3rd of Indian GDP, around 40% of overall exports, 45% of manufacturing output, generating around 70M employment opportunities in India. They are important partners in the value chain of large enterprises and MNCs. In a 2014 Firstbiz-Greyhound knowledge survey (sample size 540), biggest headwind faced by MSME is dearth of easy finance and …

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Airbnb: $100B+ brand in making

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article is just a high level summary about Airbnb ahead of IPO. Since it is just compilation of data / thoughts, it may lack flow. Airbnb is coming public soon with a truly remarkable journey especially in 2020. It all started in 2007 with 2 hosts and now it has 4M hosts in 100k …

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LogisticTech Overview in Indian Startup Ecosystem

Reading Time: 7 minutes It is November and the biggest Indian retail festival – ‘The Great Indian Sale’ and ‘The Big Billion Day Sale’ are round the corner. With over $3 Billion GMV sales expectation in just three days this year, substantial demand arising from tier 2 and tier 3 cities, & expedited fulfillment expectations, the E-commerce giants are …

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Servify CEO Interview

Reading Time: 12 minutes Servify is a BEENEXT portfolio company and has raised Series C funding in latest round. Mumbai, India headquartered company was founded in 2015 by Sreevathsa Prabhakar (Sree). FT partners recently interviewed Sree about Servify journey. I am reproducing that whole interview here for broader audience with key parts highlighted. I hope you will enjoy it. …

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