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An exclusive with HDFC's Aditya Puri; Another unicorn for India

Team YS
18th Jul 2019
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HDFC Bank is India’s largest private sector bank. An entity that has stood out as a rare exception in times of aggressive disruption thanks to the iconic, visionary, and agile leadership of its Managing Director Aditya Puri.


The longest-serving head of a private bank, Aditya Puri is famously known as the Bachchan of Banking. He returned to India in 1994 from Malaysia where he was the CEO of Citibank, and has successfully steered HDFC to achieve what he set out to do - create a ‘world-class Indian bank.’


In an exclusive interaction with YourStory Founder and CEO Shradha Sharma, Aditya Puri talks about what it takes to be a banking giant that operates with the agility of a startup, surviving and thriving disruption, and more.


Aditya Puri, Managing Director, HDFC Bank

Aditya Puri, Managing Director, HDFC Bank



How do Indian entrepreneurs differ from their Silicon Valley counterparts?


Bengaluru may have been tagged India’s Silicon Valley, but there are numerous differences in their startup environments. Investors and mentors weigh in on how entrepreneurs in India stack up against their counterparts in the West.


silicon valley


Indian origin B2B startup Icertis enters 'unicorn' club


B2B startup Icertis raised $115 million in its Series E round from PremjiInvest and Greycroft Partners, which took the company's valuation over $1 billion, making the startup the latest entrant into the unicorn club. Icertis has raised $211 million in funding to date.


Icertis founder Samir Bodas

Icertis co-founder Samir Bodas



Hyderabad-based Worldview Education is looking beyond mainstream 


Experiential learning startup Worldview Education is plugging the gap in mainstream education through transformative learning experiences. In a video interview with YourStory, Founder Sampreeth Reddy explains how.


Worldview Education

Sampreeth Reddy, Founder Worldview Education



India will become an EV nation through B2B adoption


In a panel discussion hosted by Mumbai Angels Network, Dhivik Ashok, Founder and CEO of Go Green EoT, Anand GCP, COO of clean mobility fund Micelio, Bharath Devanathan, SVP of Bounce, and Vignesh Nandakumar, Partner at Aspada Investments, spoke about how India will become an EV nation through B2B.


EV


Startups can help India make the switch to clean energy in 10 years


For Indian startups to scale, the money in the energy business is going to run into millions of dollars. It is an industry that needs strategic investments and mentors from the industry. Discussing the way forward, panellists at Shell’s startup event advised founders not to build incremental technology, but to ‘solve a larger need for the consumer or business’.


Clean Energy


I am a changemaker, not a victim; I write my own story


HerStory has been chronicling the success of women from India and across the globe, bringing to the forefront stories of failure, hope, determination, grit, and their fight against all odds.


women changemakers

(Illustration: Aditya Ranade)



UAE capital is looking for places to go: Dubai Chamber of Commerce


Dubai Chamber has set up an office in Mumbai to discover the vibrant Indian startup ecosystem. The organisation aims to help Indian companies set up shop in Dubai, and interested businesses to partner or invest in India. 


Omar Khan Dubai

Omar Khan, Director of International Offices at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry


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