Too Good To Go is a start-up fighting food waste by connecting customers looking to buy discounted food to restaurants and grocery stores discarding food. …


Connecting restaurants directly to farmers in Latin America

Frubana, a B2B marketplace connecting restaurants to farmers and manufacturers recently raised its $65 million Series B in a round led by GGV Capital with participation from Lightspeed and existing investors including SoftBank, Tiger Global Management and Monashees.

I chose this start-up for the start-up in focus for this week…


They are gaining huge traction, but are they truly fulfilling users’ needs?

COVID-19 has seen all of us stuck indoors and dinners and lunches out at restaurants became a thing of the past for most of 2020 and some of 2021.

Whereas it had previously been unthinkable for me to host dinners at my apartment (my cooking skills are limited and I…


Source: Bumble S-1 filing

Bumble, the women-centric dating app, filed for its Wall Street debut on 15 January 2021. The company has seen strong growth since its founding in 2014, and the app has become a saving grace for many as a way of connecting with others during the pandemic (virtually, of course).

In…


Jacinda Ardern, source: Governor-General of New Zealand

It is unquestionable that Jacinda Ardern, the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, who is not yet 40 herself, has successfully manoeuvred her country through the COVID-19 pandemic. …


Previously an exclusively government-run industry, climate change and improving inexpensive technological solutions are fostering innovative start-ups harnessing the power of weather data.

Predictive weather tech is becoming ever more important at a hyperlocal level.
Predictive weather tech is becoming ever more important at a hyperlocal level.

Economic losses from weather catastrophes globally were estimated to have exceeded $230bn in 2019, and with global warming and climate change expected to continue to affect all types of weather phenomena, with increasing impact on urbanised areas, the market for accurate weather forecasting has become a critical need in many…


Recently, one sector I have been particularly intrigued by, and has begun to come up in conversations with female friends frequently, is the female technology industry. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the term Femtech was “coined in 2016 by Ida Tin, a Danish entrepreneur who founded Clue, a period- and…


From check-in to boarding to flying in silence, the constant vigilance was exhausting.

The empty plane from NYC to London

From school trips to holidays in far-flung corners of Asia, I have always enjoyed the feeling of coming home.

Now, at graduate school in the US, I still look forward to the moments I get to return to London. Despite the grey skies and glistening wet roads that welcome me…


A conversation with Rent the Runway and Jetblack co-founder Jenny Fleiss about starting a business in a recession, incubating businesses within a larger organization and why business school is the perfect opportunity to innovate.

Jenny Fleiss (HBS MBA ’09) knows what it’s like to see friends’ and classmates’ job offers getting rescinded in the run-up to graduation date and a wary job market awaiting those looking to step into traditional Harvard Business School career paths.

But despite all the doom and gloom of the…


LeverEdge, the brainchild of two HBS students, is continuing to disrupt the world of student loans.

With approximately $1.6 trillion in total debt outstanding and almost $9 billion of new student loans taken out in the last academic year in the United States, LeverEdge is uniquely positioned to capitalize on…

Asha Tanwar

Aspiring investor and current student at Harvard Business School. Follow her on twitter or instagram: @ashatanwar_

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