HerStory has been witness to the challenges and struggles women entrepreneurs face and their inspiring stories. Women entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and many other inspiring women have stood firm and pushed barriers to move ahead and seek success.
Be it retail, technology, adventure, education or social enterprise sector, women entrepreneurs as a force are increasing across sectors every year. More and more women are stepping out of their comfort zones and emerging as leaders and changemakers.
Here is a list of 40 women entrepreneurs who have taken the path less trodden, accepted all challenges and have only one way to go — forward.
1) Aditi Avasthi is the Founder and CEO of Embibe, a Mumbai-based ed-tech startup that combines technology and data sciences, and helps students prepare better for competitive complex exams (MCCE) like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT and CET/AIPMT. Embibe’s actionable analytics engine has been designed to capture exact student weaknesses centered around critical exam performance metrics like speed, accuracy, time management, attempt planning, stamina and also addresses psychological factors like confidence. Embibe is the outcome of Aditi’s personal experience with the competitive exam system.Read More
Parabo Press is a breeze to use: It’s clean and easy to read, your options are straightforward, and there are no annoying upsells. Prints from its Risograph machine, which uses soy-based ink and is described by Parabo as having “a cult following since its invention in 1980s Japan.”
“We are creating solutions specifically for the Indian rental community. For Aibnb, we are creating a separate set of packages, more attuned towards travellers, which will allow the hosts to pick and choose from these packages and furnish their house,” Ajith Karimpana
The Make in India programme needs design, in order to succeed in its fundamental endeavour. Melorra has integrated design and manufacturing with processes, people working in manufacturing are involved in product design concepts as a result delivery times are almost half those of competitors.
Red Chillies Entertainment partnered with Furlenco for its forthcoming Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Dear Zindagi’. Furlenco and Red Chillies have also launched a TVC and an exclusive ‘Dear Zindagi’ store for the movie buffs.
Sub-cultures drive the products that emerge out of tech startups. Sub-cultures push the envelope on thinking about how society might develop. The ones that interest investors are those with the potential to indicate where the world could go next.
It is a combination of 50% equity and 50% debt, making them one of the largest debt funded start-ups in India. While Furlenco plans to utilise the equity component to grow its business into more cities, the debt will be used to purchase inventory.
Droom has clocked a GMV of Rs 104 crore in a short span of 19 months. They have registered over Rs 1,200 crore in annualised GMV, with plans to achieve Rs 3,000 crore by March 2017. The achievement has come despite low marketing spends at 3.75 per cent of the entire GMV.