Rahul Boggaram

224 Flips | 9 Magazines | 42 Likes | 28 Following | 59 Followers | @rahulbogo | Product Design@Flipkart. Previously @Design Against Crime

1.7 billion Indians by 2050: Much food for thought

By 2050, India’s population is likely to reach 1.7 billion, which will then be nearly equal to China and the United Sates combined. A fundamental …

Agriculture

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Snapchat‘s Leaked Pitch Deck

I was very lucky to come across this pitch deck used by Snapchat back in 2014. To provide some background, Snapchat is a photo messaging app that …

Startups

The 22-year-old whiz kid who runs Apple's Twitter account shares his social media tips

One of the main people behind it is 22-year-old Tai Tran. Apple offered him a full-time job running social media before he even graduated. He's been named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list for marketing, and when he accepted a job at Apple, it was covered by Apple blogs.<p>Tran is sharing his social media …

Loot, the hot student banking app set up by a 22-year-old, is raising over £1 million

Loot is a money management app targeted at students and linked to a pre-paid card. It launched last September to coincide with the university year.<p>Loot has so far raised £200,000 from Charles Tyrwhitt founder Nick Wheeler and 7 City bankers. But a source close to the company told Business Insider …

How a founder who says his business ‘doesn’t sound like a good idea’ raised $16 million

Rainforest CEO Fred Stevens-Smith and cofounder Russell Smith had been accepted into Y Combinator, the prestigious startup mentorship program.<p>But its core product — a service to track how much money a company was spending on the Amazon Web Services cloud — just wasn't coming together into something …

Innovative Logo Designs For Design Inspiration

A <b>Logo</b> is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, …

WhatsApp is changing how people grow and buy food in India

Farmers Santhosh Kittur and Abhijit Kamath wanted to grow pesticide-free vegetables between the rows of the banana plots each separately owned. Their …

How 3 Indian women and their startups conquered the Bay Area

There are stories of successful women entrepreneurs emerging in India. There are several others wanting to start their own companies. They would find …

Women's News (India)

2 Harvard students built a company that will do your chores for you, and it's made money since day one

The two women hired someone off of Craigslist to come do their laundry and buy their groceries weekly, and then they split the cost.<p>The woman they hired, Jenny, came to their apartments to take care of errands that would otherwise pile up. This would eventually evolve to become their company, …

A CEO shares the success habit he wishes he knew years ago

They work on stuff until someone distracts them.<p>Then they react to what the other person needs. That's true at home and in the office. And it's the easiest way to keep spinning your wheels for months or even years on end.<p>Look at the calendar of most people, and you'll find a good assortment of the …

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

Leadership

The One Regret Everyone Has After Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Here are the crazy lengths Apple goes to in order to keep the Apple Watch accurate

In an interview with The Telegraph, Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology, detailed just how far Apple is willing to go to get the Watch to within nanoseconds of total accuracy.<p>Here's what Apple does, according to Lynch:<p>The company built its own "Network Time Protocol" (NTP) servers …

How a 23-year-old beat United Airlines

He was a whiz kid up against a $21 billion company.<p>Aktarer Zaman, now 23, didn't back down when United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz sued him a little over a year ago for opening a website called Skiplagged.com to help travelers find cheap plane tickets.<p>Zaman says his site is now flying high and he's …

Flying

A founder who's taking on Amazon explains why it makes total sense for his 6-month-old startup to spend $20 million per month on advertising

<i>Jet.com co-founder Marc Lore is no stranger to Amazon. He was an Amazon executive after he sold his company Quidsi—known for brands Diapers.com and Soap.com—to Amazon. At Business Insider's IGNITION 2015 conference, Lore sat down with deputy editor Alyson Shontell.</i><p><b>Alyson Shontell:</b> The big promise …

30 experiences everyone should have before they turn 30

For many it means that you're no longer in the hard-partying, bad decision-making stage of your life, for better or worse.<p>Before you turn the big 3-0 — or even if you already have — here are 30 things you should do, from adrenaline-pumping activities to experiences that help you grow.<p><i>Additional</i> …

The 14 coolest fashion startups in London

The capital also hosts plenty of startups that are catering to the fashion crowd, such as services that offer online personal stylists or allow you to virtually try on clothes.<p>We ranked some of London's fashion startups, taking into account total amount raised, headcount, and originality.

Ikea Disrupters: 6 New Upstart Furniture Companies

A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at …

Furniture

NASA Technology Helped Create This Alien Typeface

Like emblems from an alien world, Craig Ward and Linden Gledhill have created a generative computer font using ferromagnetic fluid.<p>First invented by NASA in the 1960s, ferrofluid has been experiencing a kind of renaissance lately, being used in everything from high-tech lava lamps to designer alarm …

Death to the supermarket: 8 startups changing how we buy groceries

In the 1930’s there was no such thing as a supermarket. Back in those days the grocery market was dominated by ‘corner stores’ – specialized establishments that saw the rise of the supers, but failed to compete on their level.<p>At the time, it was convenience and pricing that made the difference. …

The making of FiftyThree's beloved Paper app for the iPhone

<i>By John Paul Titlow</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>FiftyThree could have launched its new iPhone app three years ago and quickly amassed millions of users. But the New York-based company decided to take the scenic, more thoughtful route. Instead of …

Apps

Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees

Countries have been taking a differing approach to the crisis — Germany has been praised for welcoming refugees while Hungary is getting slammed for its handling of the influx of people.<p>The Dutch have been among the most welcoming in Europe, with public projects to support refugees, and now three …

1. Zenefits

The 27 hottest Israeli startups of 2015

2015 has been a record-breaker for VC funding. The valuations of young companies are skyrocketing and private-equity bankers have arrived in droves, as have Chinese investors.<p>It all adds up to a very healthy tech community, overflowing with innovation.<p>We recently visited Israel and met with many, …

Psychologists explain why Ikea 'literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare'

Domestic battles over the Swedish retailer's products are such a common feature of modern cohabitation that comedian Amy Poehler once joked that Ikea was Swedish for "argument."<p>But why is assembling flat-packed furniture so contentious for couples? Why do conversations about sofas so often lead …

Introducing Lumin: The Best Way to Take Your Reading from Day to Night

Today we’re introducing Lumin, a feature specifically built to automatically adjust the amount of blue light coming from your screen, based on your …

30 Elegant Financial Logo Designs

When it comes to business, you know that a well-designed logo could make or break your credibility. After all, your logo is something that represents …

A furniture startup promises four-minute assembly minus the harrowing trip to IKEA

Greycork’s promise sounds almost too good to be true: Well-made furniture that is stylish, comfortable, easy-to-assemble, and cheaper than IKEA.<p>“I thought that the way we’ve been getting furniture is insane,” explains Greycork’s CEO John Humphrey in the startup’s fundraising video. “Driving 40 …

Furniture

Upcycle Living Rolls Out Affordable Shipping Container Housing

1/7<p>Phoenix-based Upcycle Living is aiming to bring affordable shipping container housing to the masses with its modern cost-effective designs. Just …

Housing

Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D-printed suites and a new Prius

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Researchers at the University of Michigan are making waves in solar panels -- literally. It turns out that their undulating photovoltaic strips can collect up …