Amid Uncertain H-1B Visas, This Indo-American Startup Is Inspiring Fellow Entrepreneurs To Follow Their Indian Dream
The bubble tea market was valued at $2.4 billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach $4.3 billion by 2027, according to reports.
Hyderabad, Telangana —
“You are supposed to hold the glass at a 45-degree angle and drink without stirring so you can taste all the layers effectively”, says Abhishek Madugula, Founder, MAD & Co, an Authentic Bubble tea brand, interacting with customers outside his store. Abhishek, along with his wife Shruti, joined the group of entrepreneur NRIs who turned their back on the American Dream. Their quest for happiness has led them to convert their passion into joining the burgeoning F&B start-up ecosystem.
On asking how the journey unfolded, Abhishek said, “While working for IBM, we always spoke about the uncertainty of life on H-1B. The Transfer — Extension process and the wait time for Green Card which ultimately lead to thoughts of finding a new land of opportunities.”
MAD & Co is a global fusion brand uniting authentic Pan-Asian traditions, curated to the Indian doorstep. The menu consists of Bubble Teas from Singapore, Cheese Teas from Thailand, Fruit Teas from Japan, Black Pearl from Hong Kong and Dirty MAD Tea all the way from the USA. MAD & Co seeks to revolutionize the category of bubble teas with their Speedy System, technology and craft the best bubble teas in the market. They are building a tribe over their Facebook as well as their Instagram handle ‘mad_nd_co’.