We help build business from the scratch. Our team can help a start-up from the very beginning of geminating an idea to subsequently running of operations.
As a committed investor partner, we have our skin in the game and we like it like that! We bring together the best of Smile Group’s operational and financial assets needed for growth and scaling of start-up businesses.
We partner with founders of leading technology companies to expand ventures in the national and international markets including Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (eg: Airbnb). There’s more! Over 16 years, we’ve built and exited internet businesses to multinational companies (eg: WPP, Ogilvy & Yahoo among other leading media groups)
Experienced and internationally recognized Management team.
Financial assistance for early-stage and established internet ventures.
1000+ employee base always placed at the Ready spot.
Over 130000 sq. ft of Office Space and Technology Infrastructure (130000 sq. ft)
Home to professionals honed in specialized services such as Marketing, PR, Legal and HR.
Network partnerships with leading digital media platforms - for instance: GroupM, Ogilvy, SVG Media).
Build, partnered and invested in internet businesses sprawling across marketplace, digital media, e-commerce, social commerce, mobile product, etc.
‘Yeah! I am getting the item delivered at home today to test their product and service..yeah yeah..If it interests us we can invest in them in the future. Tell me your feedback as well’
‘This business will soon crack bones of internet players; I can postpone my trip should you wish to meet to crack the deal’
'Had he met me a few years ago, I would have definitely partnered and invested in his business’
'This is the next big wave in Mobile - let's get this going'
Sandeep Singh is the Co-founder and CEO of FREECULTR. Prior to this Sandeep co-founded Quasar, which was acquired by WPP. During his graduating year, he founded a city based youth portal. He went on to complete his MBA at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, specializing in Advertising & Communication. In 2004, he joined the Media Sales & Strategy team at India’s largest horizontal portal, Rediff.com. By the following year, Sandeep co-founded Quasar Media Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading digital marketing solutions company which was later acquired by WPP in 2007.
Under his leadership, Quasar saw a healthy growth both in revenues and profitability led by geographical expansion & addition of new business lines, last being a foray in Social Media Marketing which today contributes substantially to their revenues. Venturing from digital to retail Sandeep recently was awarded as one of the Top 50 most talented retail professionals of India by Asia Retail Congress.
Deven Dharamdasani, co-founder of Seventynine, is a high achieving digital industry leader who has developed and executed strategy across varied portfolios and myriad business streams. His strong brand knowledge combined with his natural instinct to thrive in fluid and challenging environment has governed his 15 year stint in the digital eco-system.
Deven's entrepreneurial journey kicked-off at Quasar Media, where he was part of the founding team, followed by Blazar media which he co-founded and all through the span he was highly effective developing and cultivating deep relationships with top-level executives (CXOs) but also capable to interact and contribute at grass-root level (campaign managers, analysts). Both Blazar and Quazar were acquired by WPP group eventually.
He aces at new business creation; from business plan development, hiring and mentoring talent, revenue, to market leadership. For the past decade or so, he has been deeply involved with efforts to drive digital marketing growth in the region through advocacy, education, and innovation.
Mustali Kachwala, Co-Founder, Seventynine has 15+ Yrs. of experience in software engineering & technology. He has over 10 Yrs. experience in Mobile ecosystem ranging from developing apps, to running app store & delivering advertisements over apps. He has experience in Advertisement, Telecom, Media & Internet based industry. Most of his experience comes from hardcore product based companies.
Seventynine filed for PATENT (for AppJacket) with Mustali as the inventor. He is responsible for Product Innovation, Strategy and Engineering at Seventynine. Compliment this, with mathematical mind and business acumen, he provides a potent formula for success.
Mustali joined Seventynine in 2011 and has spearheaded the technology revolution at Seventynine since then. Prior to Seventynine, He worked as Sr. Technology Manager at People Infocom leading MAUJ & MOBANGO products. Prior to that, He worked at Jasubhai Digital Media & PAM Networks. He has worked himself up, from a PHP, Android, iOS programmer all the way up to head of engineering & products.
Siddharth Puri, CEO, Tyroo has over 10+ years of experience in the digital space. Siddharth is a veteran in setting up and operating Internet as profitable delivery channel for businesses.
In his current association, Siddharth not only established performance marketing as an effective marketing channel in India but also enabled Tyroo to be the market leader in the performance marketing space. Under Siddharth’s leadership, Tyroo became one of the largest customer acquisition channels for e-commerce, BFSI and other digital businesses. Today, Tyroo works with almost 90% of e-commerce companies and all large digital media and BFSI players.
Prior to Tyroo, Siddharth established and managed Admissionhelp.com, India’s Leading Online Admission Management Service for Universities. Siddharth is an active blogger and a frequent at industry events in the digital media space. Siddharth holds a B.S degree in Software Engineering from Australia.
Chirag Shah, Co-Founder, Seventynine has been in digital media industry for over 14 years. Chirag joined Seventynine in 2012 and was responsible for its performance and success across markets.
Chirag Shah has over 15 years of experience in Sales and marketing. Prior to Seventynine, Chirag was with Reliance digital as the Chief Revenue officer. At Reliance Digital, Chirag was driving Ad revenues across verticals like Zapak, Bigflix and Jump games.
In his 15 year long career, Chirag has worked with companies such as HT Media Ltd, where he headed sales for Hindustantimes.com and NRIworld.com, an online media company, as the head of sales and marketing.
Anurag Gupta, MD India, SVG Media has over 20 years of experience across diverse industries – FMCG, Office Automation, Stock Broking, Media & Internet.
He has been in the Internet space for over 10 years. Currently he is handling the India business for SVG Media that has leading brands like DGM, Tyroo and SeventyNine
Prior to this he concluded an MBO of DGM India along with SVG Media. Anurag has led the charge in scaling up DGM India to be one of India’s largest online performance marketing companies in India.
Anurag has also been associated with one of India’s largest Internet entity – Indiatimes.com for 4 years where he was instrumental in creating and heading the Subscriptions business.
Aasheesh Mediratta is the currently the CEO at FashionAndYou, joined the organisation in 2010 as Director-Sales. A fashion enthusiast, a skilled communicator, a team person and a retailer at heart, is accredited for the turnaround story at fashionandyou.com.
In his more than 12 years of experience, he has worked in various leadership and operational roles. Widely known for his association with brands and retail organisations at the inception stage or at early stage of the business, his previous roles include, Director for luxury brands like Rosenthal, Villeroy & Boch and Country Manager for the premium fashion brand Guess Jeans in India. He was part of the team which launched first international department store, Debenhams in India. His operational experience includes working with Marks & Spencer and The Body Shop. He has worked with ITC Ltd and Future Group (Pantaloons) at the beginning of his career and specializes in E-commerce, Retail, Brand management, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
As Director-Sales at FashionAndYou, he headed the sales & sourcing function and played a pivotal role in forming and cementing important alliances with International brands, fashion houses, national brands and designers across fashion and lifestyle categories. Currently his role as Co-founder & CEO (Since January 2013) includes overseeing day to day operations, formulation of business plan and implementation of result-oriented strategies along with the team. With him at the helm, FashionAndYou has streamlined the operations in last one year and has been able to strengthen the current business model and now taking the company to next level of growth.
Tarun Sobhani, a seasoned media professional and an eternal optimist entrepreneur is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of SingleInterface.com.
After spending 17 years in media and advertising, across Print, TV & Digital, the idea of providing livelihood to a large workforce someday, triggered his entrepreneurial journey in 2010 setting the stage for the launch of Dealsandyou.com, which went on to become India’s largest daily deals website; successfully raising Series A & Series B funding from large Venture Capitalist’s, including Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund & Nokia Growth Partners.
SingleInterface started as a Martech solution to be deployed for small retail store owners to replace recurring marketing expense incurred otherwise. In due course, and many alterations later, SingleInterface has now emerged as one of the most cost effective SaaS platforms for big and small retail businesses to acquire a large number of customers locally.
Popularly known as 'Baba' among industry peers, Tarun is a true movie buff and an avid cricket fan. Staying true to his entrepreneurial attributes of being a constant learner, in his spare time, he logs onto the world of videos to learn and explore new activities such as DJing, playing the guitar and cooking, among others.
Akshay has been in digital advertising since the past decade and has grown with every change the digital world has seen. With a total of 13 years of experience he has previously worked with companies like Yahoo! Inc., The Times of India and the People Group. He also has a small stint in being an entrepreneur with his start-up, Orion Technologies, which provided web & e-commerce solutions to its customers.
In his current role Akshay heads Komli and is responsible for its P&L. If Akshay is not selling digital, you will find him busy pampering his kids, collecting coins, currencies. He also has a deep interest in Philately with a collection of stamps as old as 50-120 years.