First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out

Like all things big, multi-million dollar businesses start out small. Here are some of the first offices where today's tycoons initially set up shop
By: Forbes India
Published: Nov 30, 2019
First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out
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  • First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out
  • First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out
  • First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out
  • First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out
  • First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out
  • First offices: How Amul, Marico, Emami, and other conglomerates started out

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Billionaire brothers Divyank and Bhavin Turakhia set up their first entrepreneurial venture when they were 14 and 16 years old respectively, and the internet was even younger in India. A less-than-200 sq ft office in a residential building in Andheri, a suburb in Mumbai, was their first, in 1998. It served as the headquarters of their web hosting and domain name registration business. Right from the early days, the two entrepreneurs decided to share everything because “we didn’t have much growing up”, the younger Turakhia tells Forbes India. Since then, they have shared homes (they now own five across the world) and businesses. “We may not interfere or help each other but we both reap the gains out of our individual companies doing well.” The tradition continues even today. 

—Ruchika Shah