Gaurav Aggarwal, chief executive of outstation car rental startup Savaari.com is too shy to speak of his uncommon achievement—turning profitable. A first in the company’s 13-year history. 

We went out to raise money in 2015, but couldn’t,” Aggarwal recalls. “Since [cab aggregators] Ola/Uber had just received funding from [Japanese conglomerate] SoftBank, the market was pretty much written off from a VC perspective.

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