The meteoric rise of B2B marketplaces in India
India’s B2B marketplaces shone bright post 2020. The sector saw valuations double every 3-4 months, attracting investment rounds of over USD 100 million. So, why are B2B marketplaces winning and how are they evaluated?
Time for Cash to tap out, or is there more to come?
Pundits of the cashless movement have been predicting the demise of cash for over 70 years - ever since the issuance of the first credit and debit cards. The prophecies concerning cash’s demise have only become graver with the emergence of cryptocurr...
US generics - continuing evolution
A mere glance at the evolution of the generic drugs market in the US over the last two decades underlines the metamorphosis of an almost blue ocean’esque and research led business model into a hyper competitive, almost industrial state.
Direct to Consumer (D2C) brands: The Next Wave of Shopping in India
Consumption patterns in India are evolving. With rise in online shopping and spurred by the opportunity to capitalize on white spaces and a more demanding consumer, new-age brands are emerging. Eyeing a $100bn addressable market by 2025, direct-to-cu...
Staffing for IT services: A perspective
Staffing industry makes a vital contribution to the economy and provides easy access to jobs and career opportunities. Historically, the global staffing industry has outpaced labor market growth and has grown by 5% CAGR between 2010 and 2018.
The Economics of Electric Vehicles in India
EVs are expensive than ICE vehicles. But their high capex cost is offset by their significantly lower opex cost. Thus, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is an important element of EV purchase decision. Do EVs make economic sense in India at present time?