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The game of squash gave India a fine entrepreneur; here's how it happened

Akanksha Hazari's Mumbai startup m.Paani looks at building data lake of consumers who do not use technology to make purchases

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Akanksha Hazari  |  M.paani  |  Entrepreneur

Alnoor Peermohamed  |  Bengaluru 

When Akanksha Hazari was 15, she struck a deal with her parents. If the sport of squash, in which she was among top 20 junior players globally, got herself into Olympics, she would become a professional player. And if it did not, she would go to the university. “Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for my parents, who didn’t want me to become a pro squash player, I went to Princeton,” says Hazari with a snigger.

Now 34, Hazari is the founder & chief executive of m. Paani, a consumer loyalty startup largely targeted at the low-income group. One of the top ...

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First Published: Tue, September 18 2018. 10:28 IST
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