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One hundred and thirteen. That’s the number of investor pitches Nidhi Agarwal has made on phone, in-person and through emails over 365 days for her venture Kaaryah. She did not give up. She closed her first round of funding on the 365th day! She went on to raise her Series A investment from industry stalwarts […]
10 Jun 2015
While casual dating apps provide an easy-to-use interface, not everyone is comfortable using such services because of privacy concerns. Those looking for serious relationships or looking to tie the knot, may find matrimonial websites too complex. So Matchify aims to provide a middle ground of sorts with their app. Matchify is a mobile app that […]
12 Apr 2015
In an anecdotal study in 2011, technologist and blogger Tara Tiger Brown discovered that less than 3% of comments on VC blogs are by women. It is no hidden fact that the proportion of women in tech is low, but this study showed that the engagement of women with the VC industry is even lower. […]
28 Jan 2015
Last week, Apple and Facebook came under fire for a perk they offered their female employees: To pay to have their eggs frozen so that they can keep working through their child-bearing years. They were attacked for their myopic views in expecting their women employees to delay having kids and to focus instead on their […]
22 Oct 2014
In the next decade, India may add another India to itself in terms of GDP. Currently its GDP is close to $2 trillion, and 55-65 per cent of that is domestic consumption. India has entered the third decade after liberalisation, buffeted by changes on all fronts: consumption structures, consumer behaviours, citizen aspirations, digital media and […]
16 Jun 2014
I am a woman. Queen Sheba, Goddess Kali, Chanda Kochhar, Lara Croft the Tomb Raider, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg,Indira Gandhi, The Girl Next door, Marissa Mayer, Angela Merkel and my boss. Women today are redefining the boundaries of success and leadership. At YourStory, we have a dedicated platform to uncover and share stories […]
03 Jun 2014
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water -Eleanor Roosevelt I’m strong because I know my weaknesses. I’m wise because I’ve been foolish. I laugh because I’ve known sadness – Oprah Winfrey As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot – John […]
08 Mar 2014
Her love for travel first kicked in when her parents took her on a trip to Himachal Pradesh when she was just a child. Years later, recognizing a mutual interest in travel, she and her husband continued to make journeys to places far and beyond. However, as lives got busier and her child grew, traveling […]
29 Jan 2014
We followed up our first article in the ASW series on joining motivators for startup employees with our insights on what employees find most important while working at a startup. In this set of findings from YourStory’s recently concluded Awesome Startup Workplaces (ASW) Awards, we are dedicating some time to understand a very important and growing demographic – women in startups.
27 May 2013
If I go into details of my journey of last 4.5 years, you might call me a bit cynical, prone to exaggeration and crazy. So let me not go into that now (though one day the pandora box will open and I will share my story). What I am sharing with you now are some fun experiences of being a woman and an entrepreneur :) and some questions that stay with me.
06 Mar 2013
On International Women's Day, Friday, 8th March 2013, Startup Village is announcing the launch of an entrepreneurship cell dedicated to women. Representatives say that, the Startup Village Women E-Cell will provide virtual incubation services completely free for a period of one year for all women entrepreneurs and startups with at least one woman in the founding team. The services include
06 Mar 2013
YourStory has been working with startups and entrepreneurs for over 4 years now, and on the occasion of Women's Day, we want to hear more from Women Entrepreneurs. Tell us what you think about the current investment scenario, VCs, trends and more, which will enable us to bring out a benchmark report on what Indian Women Entrepreneurs from across the country think on matters that affect them. Take this short survey on women entrepreneurship, and make your voice heard!
05 Mar 2013
Being a decade that has broken a lot of myths about Indian buyers especially the one’s online, 2012 has a lot big plans in-store for its digital buyers. And cashing on this major change in the market is the startup, Ladyblush that claims to be India’s 1st women-only shopping website. “Our intent has been on creating […]
08 Jul 2012