Building a business is more mentally bruising than most people would imagine, or the success stories tell you. Here's what it takes to go down the path
NEW DELHI :
For the early part of 2013, Navneet Singh and Aadhar Agarwal were struggling to raise funds to keep Chhotu, their New Delhi-based e-commerce logistics firm, alive. Up against a (then) sluggish e-commerce market and muted venture capital activity, they lost the fight. Chhotu had raised around ₹ 3.1 crore from angel investors, including Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of One97 Communications, a mobile Internet company, and Dinesh Agarwal, chief executive officer (CEO) of online marketplace IndiaMART.com. Chhotu shut down by November 2013.
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