Business- Standard – Startup Snaxsmart places vending machines in offices to dispense guilt-free snacks

M Shankar Prasad had a life-changing experience four years ago when he was the president for broadband and retail at Tata Communications. He lost a close friend due to heart attack at the age of 40. It was then that Prasad decided to quit his 25-year corporate life and work on ideas that would help professionals focus on their health needs amid hectic schedules and unhealthy eating habits.

While he was still in the process of finalising an idea, Prasad spent a few years working with startups to gain insights into setting up one’s own business and making it work efficiently. The former senior leader of Motorola and Airtel, worked at RedBus as its chief operating officer for close to a year. He also served as the chief executive officer of city-based startup Medybiz Pharma, before setting up Snaxsmart, a startup that provides health-food vending machines, in 2013.


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