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Name: Richa Dikshit
Business: Yellow Giraffe, an online store for children’s games and toys
Industry: E-Commerce, Children Goods & Services
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reason for starting: Yellow Giraffe is an off shoot of ToyTasting. I started ToyTasting when I was expecting my second child. I felt the need of knowing more about toys. I started making video reviews for toys and uploading them on YouTube. Since then we have made over 250 toy video reviews and got 15m+ views. After taking experience from ToyTasting, I started an online toy store – Yellow Giraffe. Yellow Giraffe is an only toys store and the only kind in India. At Yellow Giraffe the focus is to sell toys based on skill development.
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How do you define success? For me success is being able to help parents make the right toy purchase decision for their kids
Biggest Success: One big success for me was to be honored by the world’s largest toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany as the only toy expert outside of North America and Europe.
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What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? In India we have a big problem when it comes to toys as we haven’t played with them ourselves. Toys aren’t showcased well and there is a void in terms of educating parents and making them appreciate toys. ToyTasting comes into picture here and helps us address this issue.
Who is your most important role model? I take inspirations from Seth Godin and Oprah Winfrey.
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