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Inside JSW’s online B2B business; a biker turned entrepreneur from Arunachal

JSW has had a limited online presence. Now, Gaurav Sachdeva, CEO of JSW One Platforms, says the group is now building a “new-age tech company within the group that operates like a startup”.

Inside JSW’s online B2B business; a biker turned entrepreneur from Arunachal

Monday June 05, 2023 , 5 min Read

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In today’s newsletter, we will talk about 

  • JSW’s strategy to grow its online B2B business
  • A biker turned entrepreneur from Arunachal 
  • Bizongo is reshaping supply chains in India 

Here’s your trivia for today: Known for films like Taxi Driver, GoodFellas, and Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese won his first directing Oscar for which film?


Enterprise

Inside JSW’s B2B online business

Despite JSW Group being among the leading steel manufacturers in India, with business interests in cement, paint, and energy products, its online penetration has been limited.

Gaurav Sachdeva, CEO of JSW One Platforms, says the group is now building a “new-age tech company within the group that operates like a startup”. JSW One Platforms—the B2B platform of the $22-billion JSW Group—deals in construction and manufacturing materials. 

From the ground-up

  • In July 2021, the group launched the ecommerce entity JSW One Platforms as it saw buyers, especially small and medium businesses, having several unmet needs in the offline market.
  • The company has set a target to achieve a gross merchandise value (GMV) of $5 billion by FY28 as well as be profitable. In FY23, it achieved a GMV of Rs 1,415 crore (approximately $172 million). 
  • JSW One Platforms has customers primarily from the manufacturing and construction industries—businesses with turnover ranging between Rs 25 crore and Rs 2,500 crore.
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Entrepreneur 

A woman biker turned entrepreneur from Arunachal Pradesh 

A biker, a public health and engineering consultant with the Arunachal Pradesh government, and an entrepreneur—Tenzin Metoh wears many hats.

Her startup, Oro Bruk, specialises in traditional clothing lines of the Monpa tribe in Arunachal Pradesh, by giving a new spin with different fabrics and colours.

Weaving magic:

  • Metoh was the first woman to ride a Ducati Multistrada on a four-day expedition through Arunachal Pradesh terrain.
  • The main attire of the Monpa are Shinka, a gown; Toh-dung, an open-front silk shirt; and Chuba, a loose garment worn by women. 
  • The entrepreneur sells Shinka for around Rs 12,000 and hopes to bring the price down if there is an increase in demand. The bags are priced between Rs 3,000 and Rs 10,000.
Tenzin Metoh

Some designs from Oro Bruk


MSME

Bizongo is reshaping supply chains in India 

For years, enterprises like Ananda Dairy have relied on offline traders to source materials. Today, the enterprise uses solutions built by Bizongo, a B2B platform to streamline its work. The Mumbai-based startup says it harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies establish seamless communication channels with MSME partners. 

Digital tools:

  • Bizongo, founded in 2015 by Sachin Agrawal, Aniket Deb and Ankit Tomar, began its journey by connecting buyers and sellers in the packaging industry to make the system more efficient.
  • In December 2021, it secured around $110 million at a valuation of $600 million. 
  • The startup now caters to several industries, including textile, consumer durables, pharmaceutical, and agriculture. 
Bizongo


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Known for films like Taxi Driver, GoodFellas, and Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese won his first directing Oscar for which film?

Answer: The Departed 


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