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Sonal Khetarpal

Sonal writes on startups and entrepreneurship for BW Businessworld, an interest which she developed while working for Inc. India. When she is not reporting, she is brainstorming about a startup of her own. She loves food, mountains and all things green.

Latest Articles By Sonal Khetarpal

Bangalore Startup Makes Breakthrough In Developing Liver In Lab

Sonal Khetarpal

A team of five scientists worked for four years to develop living liver tissues using 3D printing technology. They can now produce 12 mini-livers in about 30 minutes

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Uber, Ola & Meru Use Odd-even Opportunity To Launch Cab-sharing Service In Delhi

Sonal Khetarpal

The government plans to run a pilot for the odd-even rule in the first two weeks in January and will review its impact before making it mandatory. The project has been criticised by many for being a knee jerk reaction to solve the problem of pollution in the capita

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Doing Business With Babies

Sonal Khetarpal

There was a time when preschools were those safe havens where mothers could drop off their kids and earn themselves a little me-time.

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Experiential Learning: A New Quest

Sonal Khetarpal

Eavesdrop on a conversation among recruiters. More likely than not, you will find the talk all about finding people with the right skills — not qualifications. An India Skills Report for 2014 by Wheebox, an online talent assessment company, says that only 10 per cent of MBA graduates and 17 per cent of engineering graduates in the country are actually employable.

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Zenatix Raises pre-series A Funding From Blume Ventures

Sonal Khetarpal

Earlier this year, the company had raised $1,61,000 from a group of angel investors led by Google India chief Rajan Anandan, Trifecta Capital’s Rahul Khanna, and Snapdeal co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal

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E-tailer Koovs In Talks To Raise Funds

Sonal Khetarpal

Right now, Koovs has an user base of about half a million. To increase its market base, the company has launched a multi-media brand campaign

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Growth Potential

Sonal Khetarpal

No thanks to stressful lifestyles, increasing lookism, and rising incomes, hair restoration is a booming business.

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Ola Raises $500 million From Tiger Global, SoftBank Group And Others

Sonal Khetarpal

Ola has closed over $1.3 billion of funding, of which about $1.2 billion has been raised over the past year

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Building An Online Support System For Those In Distress

Sonal Khetarpal

"A friend had committed suicide in IIT Guhawati hostel. The reason was anxiety. She anticipated she’ll not get a good job during the on-campus placement," says Richa Singh, co-founder of Bangalore-based mental wellness startup YourDOST.

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'There's A Real War For Talent In India'

Sonal Khetarpal

Traditional leadership models are defunct, says David Binkley, senior vice president of global human resources at home appliance maker Whirlpool. In an interview with BW Businessworld's Sonal Khetarpal, he discussed the need to revise the company's policies to suit the needs of multi-generations. Accompanying him was Sarthak Raychaudhuri, the company's VP of HR for South Asia, to share insights on Whirlpool's India HR policies and the war for talent with startups.

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