Sunanda Verma

Sunanda Verma

Co-Founder, The Daftar & TCHA.CO
Pune, India

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I am a first generation serial entrepreneur who has a knack of identifying uber innovative ideas & make them happen. Before taking a plunge into entrepreneurship, I have spent several years in brand management in the diverse domains of pharmaceuticals, FMCG - food & beverages and services Industry. However, a few years ago a serendipitous shot at the coworking industry inspired me to foray into Entrepreneurship and led to the foundation of The Daftar. This decision of mine has taken me through a roller coaster ride full of life transforming experiences, so much so that entrepreneurship has become an integral part of me now.

THE DAFTAR is a community centric coworking space with more than 1500 community members including startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, coders, offshore companies, & more. We love creating an inspirational & collaborative work environment and being the hub for startup activity.

TCHA.CO is my recent venture and this time, it's all about the other thing that I love - coffee! TCHA.CO understands the romantic relationship with your favourite cuppa of tcha & coffee and serves it freshly brewed keeping the charm of good old tapri alive - and ours is gentle on sugar & high on flavour. The idea is to create an experience which is aspirational, yet real & authentic. It is not just about tea, coffee or a cafe. It's about the cause for entrepreneurship and doing sustainable business. Tea, coffee & accompaniments are only a means to an end of empowering people by promoting entrepreneurship & self employment. The vision is to create and empower 5000 micro-entrepreneurs and facilitate employment for more than 50,000 individuals by establishing the biggest & most relatable consumer brand through integrating people, quality, technology & government initiatives.

Both my ventures give me the platform to be a part of multiple entrepreneurial journeys & I must say that there is nothing greater than being a part of the journey and success stories of so many people doing awesome things in life which in turn inspires me to keep on doing my own small little things that would influence my life and the life of people around me in a positive way.

Apart from it, I mentor a few startups, enjoy taking guest lectures at colleges & interacting with students & also consult companies on branding & marketing.

When I am not working (which is definitely very rare) I love to spend time traveling, exploring new places, reading and cleaning (I have an OCD for cleanliness). 

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