PIVOT OR PERISH
'Nobody expected things to be...': Sequoia India MD on Covid & startups07 Aug 2020
GV Ravishankar, Managing Director at Sequoia India, commented on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown on startups and venture capitalists in India. He was speaking at the latest edition of Mint's Pivot Or Perish webinar series, which focuses on how Indian businesses and consumers are coping with the 'new normal' forced upon the world by the pandemic.
'We were prepared for Covid...': MobiKwik co-founder on pandemic & startups04 Aug 2020
Upasana Taku, Co-founder and COO, MobiKwik, commented on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown on the Indian startup scene. Speaking at the latest edition of Mint's Pivot Or Perish webinar series, Taku said that they were, in a way, 'more well-prepared than others' for the pandemic. She added that the company saw a drop of almost 30 to 35 percent in the overall revenue and she expects it to recover by the end of September or early October. Watch the full video for more details.
Pivot or Perish: LNG and the way ahead in the country31 Jul 2020
Natural Gas, being the cleanest fossil fuel is one of the most lucrative sources of energy. On the other hand, LNG prices are at an all-time low in India. There are certain factors that have given a significant boost to this industry. However, the challenges of an economic slowdown & inconsistent demand can't be ignored either. We delved into the opportunities & innovation in India with respect to the natural gas market in an exclusive interview with Mr. Vinod Kumar Mishra, Director (Finance) at Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). Tune in to the full episode for industry insights about survival strategies in the new normal
Pivot or Perish: A playbook for growth in the new normal for start-ups30 Jul 2020
India’s start-up ecosystem is positioned uniquely where some businesses are seeing enormous growth, while many are suffering from an existential crisis amidst a global pandemic. Business models of start-ups are being redrawn to pre-empt what consumers would want in the ‘new normal’. For now, survival for many start-ups is key as they look at extending the cash runway. Join India’s prominent start-up experts in Mint’s Pivot or Perish panel discussion to understand the opportunities and challenges ahead as businesses brave the Covid-19 challenge
Haven't seen huge surge in claims: Max Life Insurance MD-CEO on Covid impact28 Jul 2020
Prashant Tripathy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Max Life Insurance Co Ltd commented on impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the sector. Tripathy said that Max Life was experiencing a sharp rise in sale of protection policies as a share of the total. Watch the full video for more.
'People need insurance more in post-Covid era': HDFC Life's Vibha Padalkar25 Jul 2020
HDFC Life Insurance's ND & CEO Vibha Padalkar joined the latest edition of Mint's Pivot or Perish webinar, which focussed on the way forward for the insurance sector. Padalkar said that people should not stop paying their premiums as insurance is needed more in the post-Covid world. She added that companies will have to invest in different ways of doing business and focus on data analytics as well. Watch the full video for all the details.