Important for entrepreneurs to be clear about problem they intend to solve: Deep Kalra
Kalra in a webinar on conversation with co-authors of a book, 'Funding Your Start-Up: And Other Nightmares' also said that agility and resilience are important attributes for an entrepreneur. "If you want to build a startup, an entrepreneur must first be very clear about the problem one is trying to solve and can he provide the potential customers a solution which can solve it", Kalra said.
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MakeMyTrip lays off 350 employees
The layoffs have been primarily undertaken in non-tech functions such as international holidays and related segments, and is across units, according to a company spokesperson.
MakeMyTrip's Deep Kalra to draw 'zero salary' due to Covid-19 impact
There has been sharp drop in bookings with spiralling cancellations and the latest restrictions on domestic air/ rail/bus travel has brought the industry to a virtual standstill.
ET Back to Business: Blended-office version to redefine the workplace
What may emerge going ahead is a blended-office version, especially in technology-enabled sectors, where remote working can help save significant costs while enhancing productivity, according to the four-member panel at the ET Back to Business Dialogues.
MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra steps down as group CEO, Rajesh Magow to take over
Kalra, a St Stephen’s College and IIM-Ahmedabad alumni, will now serve as executive chairman, the company said in a statement. Rajesh Magow, who was till recently CEO of MakeMyTrip India, will now take over as group chief executive, a move that effectively separates the two roles.
ET GBS: Can startups navigate a Black Swan event?
Industry experts say rocky times will separate winners and losers among startups.
Deep Kalra on MakeMyTrip’s initiative to protect and preserve tourist destinations, and why it makes business sense
The travel company wants to make all coastal tourist destinations in India free of single-use plastic.
MakeMyTrip launches ‘Stays for Saviours’ initiative to support healthcare practitioners fighting COVID-19
The medical practitioners will be able to book from over 900 hotel properties across 200 cities in India.
Mitron raises $5 million in funding led by Nexus Venture Partners
The latest round of financing saw participation from angels including Deep Kalra (Chairman, MakeMyTrip), Amrish Rau (CEO, Pine Labs), Jiten Gupta (Founder, Jupiter), Amarjit Batra (MD, Spotify India), among others.
MakeMyTrip elevates Rajesh Magow as Group CEO
Announcing the elevation during the earnings call, MakeMyTrip founder Deep Kalra said: “We believe that separating the roles of group CEO and executive chairman will allow us to focus more on long-term strategic opportunities within and outside India, while maintaining our market leading position in our existing businesses.
MakeMyTrip partners with ASI to boost bookings for heritage monuments
Deep Kalra, founder and group CEO, MakeMyTrip said there is a long distance that India needs to cover to showcase the best that India has to offer to the world.
Hotels body has no right to dictate commercial deals: Deep Kalra
Deep Kalra said MakeMyTrip deals directly with its partner hotels & no association has the right or ability to dictate the commercial terms of its contractual agreements with these establishments.
Budget 2019: Government removes the sting of angel tax, entrepreneurs & investors rejoice
The minister announced that to resolve the issue of angel tax, startups and their investors who file requisite declarations and provide information of their returns will not be subjected to any kind of scrutiny.