Bengaluru entrepreneur makes it to Forbes Asia 30-Under-30


When thousands of businesses were shutting down and calling for bankruptcy due to the pandemic last year, a young Indian entrepreneur from Bengaluru found her way through to make it to Forbes Asia’s 30 Under-30 in just one year of her venture.

Vibha Harish, a 25-year-old entrepreneur, founded her firm Cosmix, herbal nutrition and plant-based supplement brand in 2020.

In just one year of its establishment, it has witnessed a turnover of around Rs 2 crore, making Cosmix one of the fastest-growing ventures.

A health issue as a teenager made her look at the absence of adequate nutrition for women, which became the prime source for launching this venture last year.

“My mother suggested that I go for herbal instead of any allopathic medicines. I started using herbs. Inspired by herbalism from the western world and Ayurveda from our own country, I started experimenting by myself,” Harish told reports.

Also, pursuing her engineering degree in supply chain management helped in her business. “I was learning herbalism out of my own interest and then I felt like these things were not marketed correctly, as right scientific information is not shared,” Harish added.

Cosmix has eight products for improving gut health, liver, sleep, hair and skin. “We also made superfood bars for children who are malnourished through the Anganwadis,” the young entrepreneur said.

In its citation, Forbes wrote, “The Bangalore-based startup makes nutritional powder supplements from fruits, herbs and roots, which it says can help boost immunity and improve sleep.” The magazine added that Vibha used part of her profits to fund the company’s “Nutrition for All” program, which donates food and energy bars to malnourished children in rural India.