Modern retail isn’t about converting offline users to online, or the common interpretation of omni-channel (O2O) offering, but instead creating a tech-enabled retail ecosystem with a consumer-centric approach that combines digitalization, merchandising and supply chain to redefine key retail elements.
Why is “neo-banking” for kids an underserved market and a long-term opportunity FamPay is building a neobank for teenagers — having initially launched an app-based smart prepaid card They make it incredibly easy for parents, from anywhere in the world to send pocket money to their kids, without opening a bank account for them, giving […]
After misplaced optimism (which led to first wave of hyperlocal startups shutting down), the space is picking up steam again with even likes of Amazon, Jio, Flipkart joining in.
But unit economics still remain a challenge in these models.
A top-down analysis of the opportunities in the Food & Beverages space (excluding the food service and delivery businesses), covering how big is the opportunity, what are new consumer behaviors, products, business models, startups, and innovations in this space.
While Jio has managed to become debt-free on paper, there is still a long arduous task at hand of delivering on the promised vision with less than net ~$10 billion in hand. What are some hurdles that Jio faces?
In the last decade, India has made gains in controlling diseases, such as polio, and improving access to maternal (maternal mortality ratio or MMR has dropped from 556 deaths per 100,000 live births to below 130), child health, and family planning services. On aggregate, however, India’s health system has achieved limited impact on population health outcomes, compared with its peers, and is unable to control high out of pocket payments that comprise 65-70% of total health expenditure.
Swiggy is an online food ordering and delivery platform. By virtue of steamrolling the food delivery logistics in India, it has managed to capture the eye of users, founders, and VCs alike. It was quick to achieve the unicorn status and is currently valued at $3.6 billion. It has managed to create a buzz around itself but the question is — how much is hype and how much is real?