Divide and Rule

Murugavel Janakiraman, founder of the ₹13-billion online portal, Matrimony, knows how to conquer a divided market. Now, he is ready to spread his wings

RA Chandroo

It’s tough to get Murugavel Janakiraman talking. The soft-spoken and shy founder of the Rs.13-billion online portal Matrimony, known more for its brand BharatMatrimony, however, has never shied away from experimenting. After attempting to run automobile, property and job portals, he is still constantly searching for newer avenues to make Matrimony a billion-dollar company.