Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company launched in October 2007, with the simple and unstated goal of being “the Amazon of India”. By June 2013, when e-commerce giant Amazon entered India to claim for itself that mantle, Flipkart was way ahead.
Ola, India’s largest ride hailing company, started out in December 2010. Everyone saw it as the “Uber of India”. Which meant that by August 2013, when Uber launched its India operations, Ola had already cemented its lead.
Which brings us to Chai Point, India’s largest tea café chain. Co-founded by CEO Amuleek Singh Bijral in 2010, Bengaluru-based Chai Point has grown to 141 stores across 10 Indian cities in nine years.