Curefit will be tested
Mukesh Bansal’s Curefit has all the funding it needs, but little semblance of a strategy.
Harveen Ahluwalia
25 May 2020
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Since long before it became commonplace for venture capital investors to publicly praise their portfolio companies, Vani Kola, the managing director of Kalaari Capital, has been building up Mukesh Bansal. At conferences where Kola speaks about the ecosystem, she’s often called Bansal the smartest entrepreneur in India. Other names that would feature sometimes are Kunal Bahl of Snapdeal and more recently Harsh Jain of Dream11, but Bansal is a constant fixture.

Kola and Bansal go back more than a decade, when late in 2007, Indo-US Ventures (now Kalaari Capital) put a tiny cheque into Bansal’s fashion e-commerce startup Myntra. Some six years later, when Flipkart acquired the company for $300 million, Kalaari got its biggest exit ever. Not surprising then that when Bansal started again with Curefit in 2016, Kalaari came on board on day one. And the story of Bansal’s intellect took on a legend of its own,

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