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Glenn Saldanha, chairman & MD, Glenmark. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Nilesh Gupta, MD, Lupin Ltd.
Nilesh Gupta, MD, Lupin Ltd.

‘Pharma needs more govt sops’

We are optimizing by doing as many virtual calls as possible with a smaller sales force. We are basically living to fight another day, says Nilesh Gupta, MD, Lupin Ltd

GV Ravishankar, Managing Director at Sequoia India
GV Ravishankar, Managing Director at Sequoia India

'Nobody expected things to be...': Sequoia India MD on Covid & startups

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.

Upasana Taku said that the company saw a drop of almost 30 to 35 percent in the overall revenue
Upasana Taku said that the company saw a drop of almost 30 to 35 percent in the overall revenue

'We were prepared for Covid...': MobiKwik co-founder on pandemic & startups

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.

Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder, upGrad.
Petronet is India’s biggest LNG importer,
Petronet is India’s biggest LNG importer,

Pivot or Perish: LNG and the way ahead in the country

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

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Swiggy’s COO Vivek Sunder (MInt)
While deal activity had dropped in April and May, it picked up in June-July, said G.V. Ravishankar, MD of Sequoia Capital (India).
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Swiggy doubled down on the grocery category and used its idle delivery fleet to deliver orders in this new segment. (Mint)
A playbook for growth in the new normal for start-ups
A playbook for growth in the new normal for start-ups

Pivot or Perish: A playbook for growth in the new normal for start-ups

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

Kunal Shah, co-founder and chief executive officer of CRED
Ashneer Grover, chief executive officer and co-founder of BharatPe
Prashant Tripathy
Ajit Mohan, VP & MD, Facebook India.
Vamsi Krishna, co-founder & CEO, Vedantu.
Mint's Pivot or Perish webinar.
Mint's Pivot or Perish webinar.

'People need insurance more in post-Covid era': HDFC Life's Vibha Padalkar

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.

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Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority has allowed two covid-19 policies—Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak. Photo: iStock
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