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Newslaundry co-founder Abhinandan Sekhri on building an alternative news model & paying to keep the news free!
The Indian Startup Show
access_time2 days ago
Indians don't pay for news! Well they do and today my guest is Abhinandan Sekhri, co-founder of Newslaundry,  a news, current affairs & media analysis organisation. They are building an alternative news model , so in  this episode he talks about building this high risk venture. Old media & new media business models. Not being dependent on eyeballs. Find out which newspaper is worth reading. Dealing with Twitter trolls. Govt interference in the news. Thoughts on  PM Modi, Arnab Goswami and what kept him going in the early days. And why the  'self made man' is a  myth. Finally we talk about his experience of directing/producing  Highway On My plate , the award winning travel and food program. In this conversation we also talk about:Subscription statsHow he got startedMistakes madeThe culture of paying for newsAdvice on building your own media companyWhat questions would he ask PM ModiWorking on a piece about the Delhi riotsGreat food experiences & not so great food experiences.Podcast recommendationsand much more linkshttps://www.newslaundry.com/P,SI am producing a brand new indian comedy drama called he 'The Great indian Startup' Check out the first episode now! Rajeev quits his boring corporate job to start his own venture on comic books with his two friends Veronica and Siddharth. The plot revolves around various issues the entrepreneur faces in starting up - conflicts with girlfriend, family, fundraising, hiring, scaling. Original Scripted Comedy Drama coming soon!https://soundcloud.com/indianstartupshow/new-updated-version-the-great-indian-startup-ep1 
Yash Pariani - Founder of The Indian Gaming League. On building India’s most popular esports league & the booming indian e-sport scene
The Indian Startup Show
access_time13 days ago
The Indian e-sport scene is booming. So today I speak to Yash Pariani co-founder of The Indian Gaming League. IGL is India’s most popular competitive gaming and esports league that hosts gaming tournaments online and they are growing fast!  IGL hosts daily online tournaments and battle royales across all your favourite game titles like Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite, Dota 2, Fifa 20, 8-Ball pool, Clash Royale, Pubg and many more. So in this episode he talks about how he is creating an infrastructure for Indian gamers. Talks about building trust within the community. How demonetisation helped the esports industry in India. Talks about esports as a respectable career.and finally he talks about Steve Jobs, dealing with concerned parents and dealing with cheats!In this conversation we also talk about:Stats so farKey learnings as an entrepreneurWhy Fortnite became a hit gameWhat you need to be a top esports player?Streaming gamesEsports v traditional sportsWill it become an Olympic eventOffline tournaments v online tournamentshow much can you win?Thoughts on starting your own Esports teamFemale E-gamersSeeking challengeslinks https://www.iglnetwork.com/P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
The Winning Sixer, leadership lessons to master. W.V Raman. Ex-Indian cricketer & coach of the India women's national cricket team | 150th episode
The Indian Startup Show
access_time20 days ago
W.V. Raman’s vast experience as a player and coach at the top level will provide wonderful learnings on how to achieve one’s potential in all walks of life.  - Sachin Tendulkar.   Today  I speak with Mr W V  Raman - Former test match cricketer ,  and coach of the indian women's team. We talk about his book The Winning Sixer , leadership lessons to master. He talks about how anyone can be a leader. He talks about building credibility. Biggest mistakes leaders make. He talks about  life changing advice from a non-cricketer which led him to break all records in 88-89 season and  scoring one of the best knocks overseas by an indian batsman. Talks about dealing with the pressure of playing for India. Nasser Hussain's perceptions on the Indian touring sides in the 1990's and how S.Ganguly changed it. Thoughts on the winner takes all 'mentality' and finally we talk about his current coaching career .In this conversation we also talk about:Dealing with SledgingGetting bowled out for 66 in DurbanDo you have to be selfish to be a top cricketer?Going back to schoolListening to talking ratiosTalks about underrated Indian cricket playersHow he got his big break as a top order batsmanFacing a prime Allan Donald!Life in the dressing roomP.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Nitesh Salvi - Founder & CEO of Pocket52 on building India’s largest poker platform
The Indian Startup Show
access_time27 days ago
You Got to Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them! Today I speak to Nitesh Salvi,  founder and CEO of Pocket52.   He talks about how he went from playing poker in the late nights in his student dorm with friends to building India’s largest poker platform. He talks about how they build trust and loyalty on the platform. Talks about getting rejected over 150 times despite already having a previously successful exit. He talks about creating a white label business as well as a B2C model. Talks about the psychological side of Poker. Dealing with fraud. And we talk about gambling responsibly  and finally he talks about his  biggest wins and losses on the poker table! and much more.in this conversation we also talk about Growing the user baseSpending 6/7 researching the marketCoin dumpingBuilding a scalable productThe importance of using Lava lamps!Pitch deck adviceCreating the right environment for customersAdvice for first time entrepreneursPlaying poker with his familyReading peopleand much more linkshttps://www.pocket52.com/P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV   
The Indian Startup Show - The Best Bits [Part12]
The Indian Startup Show
access_time2 months ago
Having been stuck inside coronavirus lockdown since late March.   I decided to listen back through the archives and put together some of the best interviews. Today you will here from 'The Recycle Man of India' Dr Binish Desai Forbes 30 under 30 Asia social entrepreneur & founder of Eco-Eclectic.  We talk about:-Being inspired by Captain Planet!Building houses, toilets, lamps & other products out of waste - What's next?First brick looking like a rotiWorking in slumsDealing with negativity & proving people wrong.Why he takes 2 bricks with him everywhere he goes!Creating a micro social enterprise to help women3D printing houses in the futureDreaming of getting on the Forbes list & getting on the list.Being cheated by a partner & what kept him going Next up is Krishnan Nair -CEO of Geektrust he talks about on creating an online platform that connects talented developers with great opportunities. We talk about :Taking the plungeStats so farBeing a first generation entrepreneurBeing In it for the long haul.Figuring out your core valueIt's time to move on from the outsourcing industry and build kick-ass products for the world from India!Marketing strategies - Writing things from the heart! not clickbait.Don't drink your own Kool-Aid!Business modelBeing mentally prepared. Startup life is a lonely journey.Indian VC's, China VC's, American VC'sAnd finally  I speak to the amazing Pooja Dhingra Celebrity chef, entrepreneur & founder of Le15 Patisserie. We talk about:Starting with 3 people and now employing 140+Falling in love with Macaroons!Bringing a piece of Paris back to MumbaiStarting a business being young & femaleGoing to events in the early days and getting asked about her husband and fatherDropping out of law school after 2 weeks.Management stylesBuilding a brandEating dark chocolateBeing open to changeSetting crazy goals.Oprah Winfrey chatSpecial Offer!50% Off Your First Two Months on Simplecasthttps://simplecast.com#_r_neil34promo code ONSIMPLECAST 
Futurepreneur  Grand Challenge Winner!  Radhika Timbadia founder of Champaca Cafe.  On building  a unique cafe venture  around books, food, curation and building a strong community.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time3 months ago
Futurepreneur Grand Challenge winner Radhika Timbadia Owner of Champaca , Campaca is a unique cafe venture around books, food, curation and a strong community. She talks about how it got started. Talks about spotting the gap in the market . Thoughts on building a community. Talks about not being taken seriously by vendors and also challenges of retaining employees. She talks about dealing with Covid19. Advice for first time entrepreneurs. Great book recommendations, why she loves books, Bangalore traffic! Spotting snow leopards and online pub quizzes.
Futurepreneur  Grand Challenge Winner!  Radhika Timbadia founder of Champaca Cafe.  On building  a unique cafe venture  around books, food, curation and building a strong community.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time3 months ago
Futurepreneur Grand Challenge winner Radhika Timbadia Owner of Champaca , Campaca is a unique cafe venture around books, food, curation and a strong community. She talks about how it got started. Talks about spotting the gap in the market . Thoughts on building a community. Talks about not being taken seriously by vendors and also challenges of retaining employees. She talks about dealing with Covid19. Advice for first time entrepreneurs. Great book recommendations, why she loves books, Bangalore traffic! Spotting snow leopards and online pub quizzes.In this conversation we also talk about:Creating online voucher system during the shutdown.Getting help from fellow cafe owners360 degree personality changeWas it a difficult concept to sell in the early daysWhat will the cafe shop look after Covid19?Book recommendations Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities by Harini Nagendra, Seema Mundoli and Exhalation - Ted ChangMaking tough decisionsExploring different niches.Bangalore weather.Motivating herself in the lockdown.and much more!Linkshttps://www.champaca.inGlobal Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and Facebook India launched the FUTUREPRENEURS GRAND CHALLENGE for women mass entrepreneurs in the Food and Beverage Sector (F&B) in Bangalore to catalyse women entrepreneurs and recognize and reward the best among them. GAME is a non-profit platform for mission-aligned partners to learn, innovate and collaboratively build a self-sustaining mass entrepreneurship ecosystem. By identifying and scaling breakthroughs with partners, we want to build a movement for creating and sustaining 10 million job-creating ‘mass entrepreneurs’, half of whom will be women. For more information:https://massentrepreneurship.org/P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Where are they now? Raghav Gupta Co-founder of Nymble labs on building Julia - A personal cooking assistant , gives new insights on customer development , talks about being on TV & cooking stir fries!!
The Indian Startup Show
access_time4 months ago
Catching up with Raghav Gupta, the co-founder of Nymble labs. He came on the show in November 2017 his team has built a personal cooking assistant called Julia. We talk about his appearance on TV. How they have developed the robot since we last spoke, talks about raising finance ,setting up offices in China and California. Talks about why they are changing market focus from India to US. Gives great advice on customer development and how they qualify customers. Talks about becoming comfortable with uncertainty. He talks about how they demoed the robot at TechCrunch robotics conference without paying $$$$ for a booth. And finally we got some music at the end of the show.
Where are they now? Raghav Gupta Co-founder of Nymble labs on building Julia - A personal cooking assistant , gives new insights on customer development , talks about being on TV & cooking stir fries!!
The Indian Startup Show
access_time4 months ago
Catching up with Raghav Gupta, the co-founder of Nymble labs. He came on the show in November 2017 his team has built a personal cooking assistant called Julia. We talk about his appearance on TV. How they have developed the robot since we last spoke, talks about raising finance ,setting up offices in China and California. Talks about why they are changing market focus from India to US. Gives great advice on customer development and how they qualify customers. Talks about becoming comfortable with uncertainty. He talks about how they demoed the robot at TechCrunch robotics conference without paying $$$$ for a booth. And finally we got some music at the end of the show. in this conversation we talk about:- Being VC backed & new business model How they came up with research goals Developing a Customer Development process that helped gather more insights about consumers. How they separate feedback from noise How they capture the feedback. Taking the cooking robot to the houses of people who had signed up in SF, San Diego and LA Dealing with the coronavirus Thoughts on the b2b and b2c markets Dealing with the competition Don't fall in love with your product. Fall in live with the problem! and much more P.S if you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare and Creative Live. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
The Indian Startup Show ::Trailer
The Indian Startup Show
access_time5 months ago
The Indian Startup Show Trailer - A weekly podcast Show about Indian startups, entrepreneurs & more ! Hosted by Neil Patel & friends.
The Indian Startup Show ::Trailer
The Indian Startup Show
access_time5 months ago
The Indian Startup Show Trailer - A weekly podcast Show about Indian startups, entrepreneurs & more ! Hosted by Neil Patel & friends.
The Startup Guy aka Vijay Anand , Founder of the Startup Centre on the Indian Startup Ecosystem  - where to next?
The Indian Startup Show
access_time5 months ago
India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, what’s going right, and what needs to be tweaked? I speak to Vijay Anand, AKA The Startup Guy, founder of The Startup Centre in Chennai. He is an entrepreneur and has been mentoring startups in India for the past 10 years. So In this episode we talk about the state of the Indian startup ecosystem. Talk about finding India's identity - China has processes & innovation, Germany does precision machinery, US and Israel drive innovation, Japan has quality. What is India's story?The involvement of India's government - the good & bad. Talks about If someone wants to start a venture today, what areas should they focus on? talks about the 2 kinds of entrepreneur, overvaluation of startups, ethics, blockchain, dogs!, space travel, super human beings and what does he go for - the person or the idea? And much more , so please enjoy the show.
The Startup Guy aka Vijay Anand , Founder of the Startup Centre on the Indian Startup Ecosystem  - where to next?
The Indian Startup Show
access_time5 months ago
India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, what’s going right, and what needs to be tweaked? I speak to Vijay Anand, AKA The Startup Guy, founder of The Startup Centre in Chennai. He is an entrepreneur and has been mentoring startups in India for the past 10 years. So In this episode we talk about the state of the Indian startup ecosystem. Talk about finding India's identity - China has processes & innovation, Germany does precision machinery, US and Israel drive innovation, Japan has quality. What is India's story?The involvement of India's government - the good & bad. Talks about If someone wants to start a venture today, what areas should they focus on? talks about the 2 kinds of entrepreneur, overvaluation of startups, ethics, blockchain, dogs!, space travel, super human beings and what does he go for - the person or the idea? And much more , so please enjoy the show. in this conversation we also talk about: Differences in the Indian eco-system v Israel eco-system Big observation about indian startups Indian domestic market v global market Bill gates & Mark Zuckerberg chat How do you unlearn Looking at a person as asset not a liability The 3rd wave of startups How to find co-founders What gets Vijay out of bed? links https://in.linkedin.com/in/vijayanands https://twitter.com/vijayanands P.S I am starting a production company creating Indian based dramas documentaries & animation shows package them up for multicultural audiences around the world. So if you are writer ,scriptwriter, producer animators or know someone who is or has an original and interesting story tell or want to pitch me your concepts Then get in touch and we can turn this into the next big Netflix / Amazon Prime show. P.P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Going through Y-Combinator, the booming renting economy in India & getting rejected 400 times! , Neerav Jain co-founder of City Furnish a rental subscription service for furniture & appliances.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time5 months ago
'There was no alternative to buying expensive furniture for temporary needs' and so City Furnish was created. Today I speak to Neerav Jain, the co-founder of City Furnish a rental subscription service for furniture & appliances. So in this episode he talks about how he got this off the ground by talking to 200 people , going through Y-Combinator last year , and how they validated the market ,raising $5million and talks customer retention strategies , the 2 macro changes contributing to the rise in the renting economy in India. What did the first MVP look like. Learn how to talk to your potential customers. Why his parents thought it was a bad idea and why they want more competition not less!
Going through Y-Combinator, the booming renting economy in India & getting rejected 400 times! , Neerav Jain co-founder of City Furnish a rental subscription service for furniture & appliances.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time5 months ago
'There was no alternative to buying expensive furniture for temporary needs' and so City Furnish was created. Today I speak to Neerav Jain, the co-founder of City Furnish a rental subscription service for furniture & appliances. So in this episode he talks about how he got this off the ground by talking to 200 people , going through Y-Combinator last year , and how they validated the market ,raising $5million and talks customer retention strategies , the 2 macro changes contributing to the rise in the renting economy in India. What did the first MVP look like. Learn how to talk to your potential customers. Why his parents thought it was a bad idea and why they want more competition not less! In this conversation we also talk about: Growing fast Playbook for launching new cities How they scale & deal with logistics Meeting Paul Graham Expanding to the Middle East Why they got rejected 400x For every assumption you need validation Book recommendation - The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win - Steve Blank Furniture rental market v furniture buying market Why has there not been a furniture rental unicorn yet? Hiring for culture fit rather than skill and much more Links https://cityfurnish.com/ P.S I am starting a production company creating Indian based dramas documentaries & animation shows package them up for multicultural audiences around the world. So if you are writer ,scriptwriter, producer animators or know someone who is or has an original and interesting story tell or want to pitch me your concepts Then get in touch and we can turn this into the next big Netflix / Amazon Prime show. P.P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
The Indian Startup Show  - The Best Bits [Part11]
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
Trapped indoors by the Storm Ciara & Storm Dennis. I decided to listen back through the archives and put together some of the best bits. So today you will hear from Govinda Upadhyay- Cofounder LEDsafari, Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur - On bringing solar-powered light to students in India. Next up is Venkat Iyer - the author of Moong Over Microchips - Adventures of a techie turned farmer!Next the 'The Guru of Giggling' Dr Madan Kataria - Founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs- On why laughter really is the best medicine! Including exercises you can try at home helped me a trapped nerve in my shoulder! Last but by no means least - Rajeev Tamhankar founder of TBS Planet a comic & animation startup. He is building the next Indian Superhero Universe!. I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to the show for the past four years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! So I’m very grateful.
The Indian Startup Show  - The Best Bits [Part11]
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
Trapped indoors by the Storm Ciara & Storm Dennis. I decided to listen back through the archives and put together some of the best bits. So today you will hear from Govinda Upadhyay- Cofounder LEDsafari, Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur - On bringing solar-powered light to students in India., we talk about:- Going from one village to the next with a suitcase A great example of entrepreneurship in Uganda The one child one lamp initiative. Grandma & Grandpa thoughts! Dealing with the knockbacks Interesting story where the name comes from Growing up in an army family & changing friends every 3 years. Don't build product build solution - Former President of India - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Next up is Venkat Iyer - the author of Moong Over Microchips - Adventures of a techie turned farmer! We talk about: Unable to sleep Dealing with the silence and the darkness Depression Russels Viper Snake Not knowing anything about farming Getting ripped off the first time The 4 C’s and 2 P’s of success How being project manager helped! Taking risks Someone interested in buying the movie rights Realities of living on a rural farm in India (kids not interested!) Next the 'The Guru of Giggling' Dr Madan Kataria - Founder of Laughter Yoga Clubs- On why laughter really is the best medicine! Including exercises you can try at home helped me a trapped nerve in my shoulder! We talk about: The body not being able to differentiate between fake laughter or real laughter. His mother being embarrassed when she found out and how he turned it around. Milkshake laughter Dealing with shy and inhibited people The gibberish workshop! Skype laughter club. Being a social crusader Not having a business brain! but reaching 100 + countries. Depression is the No1 sickness in the world Acting like a happy person Last but by no means least - Rajeev Tamhankar founder of TBS Planet a comic & animation startup. He is building the next Indian Superhero Universe!. We talk about: Leaving the corporate life Attending Comic-Con Developing superheroes including Karma & Mother Nature Writing his first novel - Get corporate before you get fired! Joining an accelerator Creating an augmented treasure hunt at Comic-Con Dads feedback. Getting his first sale State of the Indian comic market. DC/Aquaman chat. Experiment - content development takes time! I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to the show for the past four years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! So I’m very grateful. Links : http://www.indianstartupshow.com/ P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
India’s first tech-driven footwear brand, offering customisation of shoes at an affordable price - Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
'It was his birthday & I thought of customising a shoe and gifting it to him' And so Toesmith was born! and they haven't looked back . I speak to Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith , India’s first tech-driven footwear brand, offering customisation of shoes . In this episode he talks how the 3d customisation works. Talks about customer research , pitching his parents the prototype , how they target customers via Facebook and Instagram, how many orders that get a day, quitting the corporate life, how they plan to scale the operation and finally he gives advice on building an e-commerce business & brand in India.
India’s first tech-driven footwear brand, offering customisation of shoes at an affordable price - Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
'It was his birthday & I thought of customising a shoe and gifting it to him on his birthday' And so Toesmith was born! and they haven't looked back . I speak to Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith , India’s first tech-driven footwear brand, offering customisation of shoes . In this episode he talks how the 3d customisation works. Talks about customer research , pitching his parents the prototype , how they target customers via Facebook and Instagram, how many orders that get a day, quitting the corporate life, how they plan to scale the operation and finally he gives advice on building an e-commerce business & brand in India. In this conversation we also talk about: Pricing strategies that don't pinch! Getting great feedback & design from a tattoo artist Walking away from nice job at Bain How they deal with copyright issues Thoughts on the offline / retail market. Is it pressure off or pressure on? Launching internationally & scaling Experiencing failure on his previous start-up Getting advice from parents who work in the shoe manufacturing business. and much much more Links https://www.toesmith.com/ P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Where are they now? Vineet Rajan Co-founder of Scout My Trip on pivoting, new insights on the India travel market , growing 5x , expanding into S.E Asia,  using virtual scouts &  life changing road trips!
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
This is an exciting new feature called Where Are They Now ? I catch up with previous guests who came on the show. I catch up With Vineet Rajan the co-founder of Scout My Trip India’s first subscription-based travel planner powered by local travel experts. He gives us an update on what’s been happening since I last spoke to him over 2 years ago including being recognised as being of the top 50 startups to watch in india. Talks about expanding into SouthEast Asia. He explains why they pivoted and now use virtual scouts, talks about raising $500k, talks about content marketing strategies , talks about hot new destinations in india you should visit , talks about a life changing trip to Ladakh and finally he talks about eating ghost chillies in North East India and his second wife latitia(his bike!)
Where are they now? Vineet Rajan Co-founder of Scout My Trip on pivoting, new insights on the India travel market , growing 5x , expanding into S.E Asia,  using virtual scouts &  life changing road trips!
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
This is an exciting new feature called Where Are They Now ? I catch up with previous guests who came on the show. I catch up With Vineet Rajan the co-founder of Scout My Trip India’s first subscription-based travel planner powered by local travel experts. He gives us an update on what’s been happening since I last spoke to him over 2 years ago including being recognised as being of the top 50 startups to watch in india. Talks about expanding into SouthEast Asia. He explains why they pivoted and now use virtual scouts, talks about raising $500k, talks about content marketing strategies , talks about hot new destinations in india you should visit , talks about a life changing trip to Ladakh and finally he talks about eating ghost chillies in North East India and his second wife latitia(his bike!) In this conversation we also talk about: Growing 5x since 2018 A phenomenal 2019 winning 6+ awards Offline marketing strategies Business Travel market Working with Honda Climate change & sustainable travel Great story how he met his co-founder on the highway Great road trips Being a startup guy and his co-founder being a corporate guy Consumer mindset in india Income Tax Exemption granted under Startup India Programme How they use virtual scouts Using AI in the future Being trapped in the snow for 20hrs! and much much more! https://scoutmytrip.com/ P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Part 2 - Creating a better framework for startups in India -  Sanil Sachar  co-founder of Huddle.  And co-owner of global sports brand, Trusox
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
This is part 2 of my interview with Sanil Sacher co-founder of huddle a startup incubator based in Delhi. So in this episode he talks his entrepreneurial life. Talks about his moment of epiphany. Gives great advice on beating the Monday morning blues talks about how to scale consumer goods companies, some Richard Branson chat , key takeaway from working at Star Sports , and mental health chat. Finally a first for the Indian Startup Show, Sanil reads out some of his wonderful some poetry.
Part 2 - Creating a better framework for startups in India -  Sanil Sachar  co-founder of Huddle.  And co-owner of global sports brand, Trusox
The Indian Startup Show
access_time6 months ago
Part 2 of my interview with Sanil Sacher co-founder of huddle a startup incubator based in Delhi. So in this episode he talks his entrepreneurial life. Talks about his moment of epiphany. Gives great advice on beating the Monday morning blues talks about how to scale consumer goods companies, some Richard Branson chat , key takeaway from working at Star Sports , and mental health chat. Finally a first for the indian startup show, Sanil reads out some of his wonderful some poetry. Links http://huddle.work/ P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Creating a better framework for startups in India (Part 1) - Sanil Sachar  co-founder of Huddle.  And co-owner of global sports brand, Trusox,
The Indian Startup Show
access_time7 months ago
Providing 360-degree support to multiple startups. Today I speak to Sanil Sachar co-founder of Huddle a startup incubator based in Delhi. He is also an entrepreneur, national best-selling author, angel investor, columnist, co-owner of global sports brand, Trusox, motivational speaker and leadership coach. I decided to split this into two parts . So in this episode we talk about the startup incubator he co-founded , what inspired him to do this, what they look for when it comes to investing, raising funds in india, exits, advice for first time investors ,he talks about what startups you should be investing in and what he likes & dislikes in the Indian startup ecosystem
Creating a better framework for startups in India (Part 1) - Sanil Sachar  co-founder of Huddle.  And co-owner of global sports brand, Trusox,
The Indian Startup Show
access_time7 months ago
Providing 360-degree support to multiple startups. Today I speak to Sanil Sachar co-founder of Huddle a startup incubator based in Delhi. He is also an entrepreneur, national best-selling author, angel investor, columnist, co-owner of global sports brand, Trusox, motivational speaker and leadership coach. I decided to split this into two parts . So in this episode we talk about the startup incubator he co-founded , what inspired him to do this, what they look for when it comes to investing, raising funds in india, exits, advice for first time investors ,he talks about what startups you should be investing in and what he likes & dislikes in the Indian startup ecosystem. In this conversation we also talk about: Mentoring startups The application process Being open to single founders & non technical founders How much do they invest & how much equity do they take. Investing in data over sound technology, blockchain & keto markets Startup scene in Delhi , compared to Mumbai & Bangalore. Motivations How much should you invest? and much more P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Building India's fastest growing  new-age, values-driven vegan skin care  & beauty brand - Shankar Prasad founder of Pureplay Skin Sciences
The Indian Startup Show
access_time7 months ago
‘One piece of advice I will give is this - listen to the consumer , listen to the consumer, listen to the consumer , everything flows from that, if that’s not part of you equation then your starting at the wrong place - Shankar Prasad. Today I speak to Shankar Prasad, Founder, Pureplay Skin Sciences.One of indian fastest growing vegan & grooming brands. He has over 20 years of creating and building consumer goods india. So in this podcast we talk about his iterative design process, his research , his pricing strategy , using social media influencers, the Skin care for men market, taking calculated risks, advice on building your own consumer goods brand and learn how to improve your communication skills. And finally some warren Buffett chat as well so please enjoy the show.
Building India's fastest growing  new-age, values-driven vegan skin care  & beauty brand - Shankar Prasad founder of Pureplay Skin Sciences
The Indian Startup Show
access_time7 months ago
‘One piece of advice I will give is this - listen to the consumer , listen to the consumer, listen to the consumer , everything flows from that, if that’s not part of you equation then your starting at the wrong place - Shankar Prasad. Today I speak to Shankar Prasad, Founder, Pureplay Skin Sciences.One of indian fastest growing vegan & grooming brands. He has over 20 years of creating and building consumer goods india. So in this podcast we talk about his iterative design process, his research , his pricing strategy , using social media influencers, the Skin care for men market, taking calculated risks, advice on building your own consumer goods brand and learn how to improve your communication skills. And finally some warren Buffett chat as well so please enjoy the show. In this conversation we also talk about: Starting out as a chemical engineer. Leaving corporate life and going it alone. Why vegan? Bring inspired by the goodness of nature, and & doing good Online & offline selling strategies Understanding want goes on in the west ,will likely happen in India Social media advice - Earn your place at the table. Launching skin care products for men & size of market. Favourite brands and why. Thoughts & experiences on using Youtube video for marketing & advertising. and much more P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Vikas Jha CEO & founder of Alore CRM -   On building one of India's fastest growing  sales platform
The Indian Startup Show
access_time7 months ago
India is emerging as one of the fastest-growing markets for SaaS (software as a service)-based customer relationship management (CRM) firms. So today i speak to Vikas Jha founder & CEO of Alore. Alore offers everything needed to run a sales team at scale - from finding business email addresses to running automated drip campaigns to monitoring the performance of sales teams. So he talks about it all got started , how the product works. How they acquire customers around the world organically without spending money on marketing. Talks about nearly going bankrupt , talks about what makes a great salesperson, being an ex-merchant navy officer turned venture capitalist turned entrepreneur. Gives great book recommendations , talks about burnout , mental health. He talks about bootstrapping strategies what worked and what didn't work and finally he talks about how he transitioned from corporate life to startup life.
Vikas Jha CEO & founder of Alore CRM -   On building one of India's fastest growing  sales platform
The Indian Startup Show
access_time7 months ago
India is emerging as one of the fastest-growing markets for SaaS (software as a service)-based customer relationship management (CRM) firms. So today i speak to Vikas Jha founder & CEO of Alore. Alore offers everything needed to run a sales team at scale - from finding business email addresses to running automated drip campaigns to monitoring the performance of sales teams. So he talks about it all got started , how the product works. How they acquire customers around the world organically without spending money on marketing. Talks about nearly going bankrupt , talks about what makes a great salesperson, being an ex-merchant navy officer turned venture capitalist turned entrepreneur. Gives great book recommendations , talks about burnout , mental health. He talks about bootstrapping strategies what worked and what didn't work and finally he talks about how he transitioned from corporate life to startup life. in this conversation we also talk about: Sales so far Early bootstrap strategies using Facebook groups Product design process Unique pricing models 2 business models Is email still a good way to sell? The 'land & expand' strategy Book recommendation - Atomic Habits by James Clear & OKR by John Dorr Seeing 800 business plans in a year as a VC and what to put in a pitch deck. Great hiring advice and processes. How he dealt with mental health & burnout Advice on pivoting Dealing with rejection and much more links https://alore.io/ P..S I am looking for feedback on the show. So If you could fill out the audience survey. It takes 2mins https://forms.gle/iNkXMauT7azY81sK8 P.P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Reinventing Student Living -  OxfordCaps CEO Annu Talreja  & COO Priyanka Gera on building India’s largest student accommodation business
The Indian Startup Show
access_time8 months ago
Student living 2.0! Today I speak with Annu Talreja and Priyanka Gera they have co-founded OxfordCaps. OxfordCaps is Asia's first branded and tech-enabled student housing company, they started in Singapore and now growing rapidly in India. So in this episode they talk about how they went from quitting their corporate jobs to raising $10 million dollars in funding. They talk about how they are enhancing the student experience, female entrepreneurship , the hardest part about doing business in India , they talk about pitching to investors and knowing each other since childhood. And finally some Steve jobs, Jack Ma chat
Reinventing Student Living -  OxfordCaps CEO Annu Talreja  & COO Priyanka Gera on building India’s largest student accommodation business
The Indian Startup Show
access_time8 months ago
Student living 2.0! Today I speak with Annu Talreja and Priyanka Gera they have co-founded OxfordCaps. OxfordCaps is Asia's first branded and tech-enabled student housing company they started in Singapore and now growing rapidly in India so in this episode they talk about how they went from quitting their corporate jobs to raising $10 million dollars in funding. They talk about how they are enhancing the student experience, female entrepreneurship , the hardest part about doing business in India , they talk about pitching to investors and knowing each other since childhood. And finally some Steve jobs, Jack Ma chat. In this conversation we also talk about: Going from 200 beds to 15000 beds Are they growing too fast? First impressions of each other How they divided the different roles & responsibilities at the start. Appreciating each other Getting customers Having supportive investors Lion mom culture & stress Technology and much more! links https://oxfordcaps.com/
Helping Global Indians Find Love - Naina Hiranandani COO & Co-Founder of Sirf Coffee
The Indian Startup Show
access_time9 months ago
What do women want? & how do you deal with those annoying Aunties! Well today your going to find out. My guest is Naina Hiranandani, COO & Co-founder Sirf Coffee. Sirf Coffee is a bespoke dating service revolutionising dating for global Indians. In this exciting episode she talks about servicing clients around the world using an offline approach to dating and why they take this approach. She talks about the operational side of the business and why the business model has not changed over 10 years. She talks about why they don’t spend money on marketing or take investment and finally she shares some great dating advice you can try if your footloose and fancy free!
Helping Global Indians Find Love - Naina Hiranandani COO & Co-Founder of Sirf Coffee
The Indian Startup Show
access_time9 months ago
What do women want? & how do you deal with those annoying Aunties! Well today your going to find out. My guest is Naina Hiranandani, COO & Co-founder Sirf Coffee. Sirf Coffee is a bespoke dating service revolutionising dating for global Indians. In this exciting episode she talks about servicing clients around the world using an offline approach to dating and why they take this approach. She talks about the operational side of the business and why the business model has not changed over 10 years. She talks about why they don’t spend money on marketing or take investment and finally she shares some great dating advice you can try if your footloose and fancy free! In this episode we talk about How many dates have they have setup Walking away from a lucrative career to do this Building a prototype Word of mouth marketing Do opposites attract? What it takes to be a COO The future of dating Being different to the rest of the competition Having courage Book recommendation Sapiens - Yuval Harari & Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari and much more links https://www.sirfcoffee.com/ P.S Follow me on @Skillshare Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel
The Best of The Indian Startup Show - Part 10
The Indian Startup Show
access_time9 months ago
Big News I am starting a production company creating Indian based dramas documentaries & animation shows package them up for multicultural audiences around the world. So if you are writer ,scriptwriter, producer animators or know someone who is or has an original and interesting story tell or want to pitch me your concepts Then get in touch and we can turn this into the next big Netflix / Amazon Prime show. Please get in touch , hello@neilpatel.co email title production. Thank you for downloading the Best of The Indian Startup Show Part 10. So Today you will hear from Ganesh Shankar, Co-Founder of FluxGen - On Solving India’s Water Shortage Crisis. Next up is Vineet Rajan , Co-Founder of Scout My Trip - On building India's premier do-it-yourself platform for road trips .And finally Mathew Browne, CEO of Kolkata Yoga Club - On bringing Yoga to the masses!
The Best of The Indian Startup Show - Part 10
The Indian Startup Show
access_time9 months ago
Big News I am starting a production company creating Indian based dramas documentaries & animation shows package them up for multicultural audiences around the world. So if you are writer ,scriptwriter, producer animators or know someone who is or has an original and interesting story tell or want to pitch me your concepts Then get in touch and we can turn this into the next big Netflix / Amazon Prime show. Please get in touch , hello@neilpatel.co email title production. Thank you for downloading the Best of The Indian Startup Show Part 10. So Today you will hear from Ganesh Shankar, Co-Founder of FluxGen - On Solving India’s Water Shortage Crisis. "WHO WILL MARRY YOU!" - Ganesh's mother's reaction to him quitting General Electric & starting his own company! A start-up company based in Bangalore they has developed a low-cost and local Internet of Things (IoT) solution for energy and water management (EWM). So in this podcast we talk about - How he got the idea, how it works, the ups and downs of entrepreneurial life to bootstrapping the company. We also talk about management styles & why the 14th February is an important date! Nothing to do with Valentine's day! Future of Indian Startups. Stats. The cultural advantages of Indian startups. He also talks about an inspirational cycling adventure from Bangalore to Goa. Examples of troubles & challenges Stats so far Starting the business without a business plan Can anyone be an Entrepreneur? What problem are they solving? Aims and objectives in the next 2 years How does he keep on top of things His management styles "You focus on your work, I will focus on your career!" Life at General Electric Comparing management styles between Fluxgen & General Electric Cycling chat! Next up is Vineet Rajan , Co-Founder of Scout My Trip - On building India's premier do-it-yourself platform for road trips . When Vineet was 5 years old, his dad shoved him into a car and took him on his first ever road trip! Now he is the co-founder of Scout My Trip, a platform & planner for road trips anywhere in India, they are doing really well. Its a big market 90% of all travel today is by road. 60% of all vacations today are road trips. We talk about how he got 5,000 signups before launching, being part of a tech accelerator, mistakes he has made on the way, to being profitable. We also talk about amazing road trips you can try, His passion for riding his Royal Enfield bike around India and much more. In this conversation we also talk about: Stats for far Meeting his co-founder on the highway What he calls his Royal Enfield bike! A key takeaway from being in an accelerator Trying to be the Uber for travel agents. Getting people to the website Can anyone be an entrepreneur? Iconic road trips in India Road trips do's and don'ts What keeps him up a night? Having a supportive dad Taking risks Lessons learned The dream trip Bill Gates chat And finally Mathew Browne, CEO of Kolkata Yoga Club - On bringing Yoga to the masses! we talk about the difficult first 3 months in his startup journey, marketing tactics, pricing strategies, roadmaps, his management style, getting into the corporate wellness space we also discuss laughter yoga, super brain yoga, desk yoga and some Conor McGregor chat as well and much much more so please enjoy the show! in this conversation we also talk about: Stats Delivering yoga to your home How they got started Painting walls to attract customers No pushy sales! Who are they targeting? Popular classes Thoughts on online yoga apps Why Yoga? Dealing with Corporate companies How big do they want to go with this? I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to show for the past four years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! I’m very grateful.
The Best of The Indian Startup Show - Part 9
The Indian Startup Show
access_time10 months ago
Sit back & enjoy some of the best moments of The indian Startup Show. But first I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to show for the past four years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! I’m very grateful. You will hear from ­Anupama Gowda, Co-founder of Workbench Projects - On building a maker space for tinkerers, artists, makers, engineers & anyone with an inspired spirit! Next up is Raghav Gupta, Co-founder of Nymble Labs - On creating a curry cooking robot! Freeing Indians from their kitchen! And finally Nivedha R.M - Co-founder of TrashCon - On a mission to solve India’s huge waste management problem.
The Best of The Indian Startup Show - Part 9
The Indian Startup Show
access_time10 months ago
Sit back & enjoy some of the best moments of The indian Startup Show. But first I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to show for the past four years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! I’m very grateful. You will hear from ­Anupama Gowda, Co-founder of Workbench Projects - On building a maker space for tinkerers, artists, makers, engineers & anyone with an inspired spirit! A project using tidal wave energy for domestic use Thoughts on Hyperloop is it hype? or for real? Building amazing things with wood! A project using the first electronic stethoscope Her dad supporting her madness Arts background Working with Colonel Vinod - ex-Paratrooper & international hockey player! Favourite pieces of Art Working with Tamil children to produce digital fabricated puppet show Raghav Gupta, Co-founder of Nymble Labs - On creating a curry cooking robot! Freeing Indians from their kitchen! Meet Julia your curry cooking robot! Best advice received from the Bosch Tech accelerator His favourite & least favourite foods Being covered by Bloomberg How much will it cost? 600 people applied for the Bosch accelerator - Why did they get in? What would this business look in 10 years time Favorite products - Dyson Nivedha R.M - Co-founder of TrashCon - On a mission to solve India’s huge waste management problem. Being a mentor to people 3 times her age Not giving up easily! Age, qualification , status - does not matter Seeing huge mountains of landfill Bringing about a change in society. Hitting the right pain point at the right time How she got the idea - great story! What happens after the waste gets separate - very interesting case studies! What can go wrong? Getting help from her mother P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Revolutionising personal loans for salaried professionals - Satyam Kumar CEO & Co founder of LoanTap - One of India's fastest growing Fintech startups
The Indian Startup Show
access_time10 months ago
"Growing up in a country that has been credit starved"- Satyam Kumar. Satyam is the CEO & Co-founder of Loan Tap a digital lending platform for salaried employees. They are one of the fastest growing Fintech startups in India. So in this episode he talks raising $22 million in funding from bootstrapping the business 3 years ago. The Indian lending ecosystem, shares digital marketing strategies including Diwali marketing tips. He talks about mistakes startups make when pitching for investment. Learn how they deal with fraud. He also shares excellent financial advice and finally some Amitabh Bachchan chat.
Revolutionising personal loans for salaried professionals - Satyam Kumar CEO & Co founder of LoanTap - One of India's fastest growing Fintech startups
The Indian Startup Show
access_time10 months ago
"Growing up in a country that has been credit starved"- Satyam Kumar. Satyam is the CEO & Co-founder of Loan Tap a digital lending platform for salaried employees. They are one of the fastest growing Fintech startups in India. So in this episode he talks raising $22 million in funding from bootstrapping the business 3 years ago. The Indian lending ecosystem, shares digital marketing strategies including Diwali marketing tips. He talks about mistakes startups make when pitching for investment. Learn how they deal with fraud. He also shares excellent financial advice and finally some Amitabh Bachchan chat. in this conversation we also talk about: Bootstrap strategies Creating customer awareness Wedding loans Being profitable Book recommendation - Measure What matters:OKR's John Dorr Indian Poetry Fintech startup advice After raising $22 million is it pressure on or off Thoughts on Bitcoin https://loantap.in This episode is brought to you by Manning. Manning is an independent publisher of computer books and video courses for software developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, managers and all who are professionally involved with the computer business. Now you can get 40% off all Manning products use discount code podinstartup19 https://www.manning.com/ I use Manning in my own software development career, It has helped me build awesome web apps , mobile apps , voice apps, helps me debug code, getting my head around Test driven development and prepare for those technical pair programming interviews and much much more , so it’s great to have them onboard. Latest Manning Titles include Zero to AI, Fighting Churn with Data, and Machine Learning for Business Manning Publications now offers regional pricing for Indian residents. Check out https://www.manning.com/ for pricing in Rupees. So if you want to build the next big thing check out https://www.manning.com/ and use discount code podinstartup19 you will get 40% off off all Manning products.
Sanjay Manaktala - From an IT engineer to India's top stand-up comedian
The Indian Startup Show
access_time10 months ago
Being very Indian & doing something non Indian! my guest is Sanjay Manaktala Sanjay is one of India’s best stand-up comedians, based out of Bangalore and performs at different places all over India. So in this episode we talk about his amazing career so far. He talks about his digital content that has been viewed over 35 million times across Facebook and YouTube. We talk about his background in mixing humor and comedy while spending 10 years in the IT Industry. He also talks about dealing with Internet fame, working with Russell brand , Imposter syndrome, stage fright and dealing with hecklers! much more.
Meet the Indian love cheat detective - Akriti Khatri The founder of the Venus Detective Agency.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time11 months ago
The explosion of online dating & matchmaking apps in India has led to a huge rise in the number of private investigators tasked with exposing love cheats. Today my guest is Akriti Khatri , the founder of Venus Detective Agency . She is like the female Miss Marple, So in this exciting episode she talks about how she got started and turned this into a very successful business with offices around india. She gives great advice for first time founders and she will also talk about going undercover to check up brides and grooms before they get married , she talks dating, using high technology gadgets, conflicts, emotions. Why business is booming due to soap operas and why spending 30 days in the office doing nothing set her up for big success!
Meet the Indian love cheat detective - Akriti Khatri The founder of the Venus Detective Agency.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time11 months ago
The explosion of online dating & matchmaking apps in India has led to a huge rise in the number of private investigators tasked with exposing love cheats. Today my guest is Akriti Khatri , the founder of Venus Detective Agency . She is like the female Miss Marple, So in this exciting episode she talks about how she got started and turned this into a very successful business with offices around india. She gives great advice for first time founders and she will also talk about going undercover to check up brides and grooms before they get married , she talks dating, using high technology gadgets, conflicts, emotions. Why business is booming due to soap operas and why spending 30 days in the office doing nothing set her up for big success! In this conversation we talk about: Business model Blackmail , honey traps & love affairs Why females make the best detectives Whats in her spy kit? The Long hours Would she recommend this as a career? links https://www.venusdetective.com/ This episode is brought to you by Manning Publications - Manning is an independent publisher of computer books and video courses specifically for software developers, engineers, architects and system administrators. For the last 4 years I have personally used Manning in my own software development career, side projects and hackathons. So it’s fabulous to have them onboard. Even when I have been struggling debugging front end & back end code, preparing for a technical interviews these books & videos have been an absolute lifesaver. Titles include Zero to AI, Fighting Churn with Data, and Machine Learning for Business And now Manning Publications now offers regional pricing for Indian residents. Check out https://www.manning.com/ for pricing in Rupees. So if you want to build the next big thing check out https://www.manning.com/
On a mission to make lifelong readers out of children - Dalbir Kaur Madan founder of OneUp Library.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time11 months ago
Nothing gratifies the soul than a good read! Today I speak to Dalbir Kaur Madan - The founder of One Up Library a unique entrepreneurial venture that aims to revitalize the idea of traditional libraries into inviting child-centered learning space designed for the 21st century child. In this episode she talks about how it was a difficult concept to sell in the early days. You will learn how she builds a community. She talks about the business model. Talks about getting kids off smartphones and getting them to read 150 books a year. How reading Malcolm Gladwell helps her with the business strategy. Great book recommendations so check the show notes for more details. Some Harry Potter chat and some surprising research & data on why you should read out loud to you kids.
On a mission to make lifelong readers out of children - Dalbir Kaur Madan founder of OneUp Library.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time11 months ago
Nothing gratifies the soul than a good read! Today I speak to Dalbir Kaur Madan - The founder of One Up Library a unique entrepreneurial venture that aims to revitalize the idea of traditional libraries into inviting child-centered learning space designed for the 21st century child. In this episode she talks about how it was a difficult concept to sell in the early days. You will learn how she builds a community. She talks about the business model. Talks about getting kids off smartphones and getting them to read 150 books a year. How reading Malcolm Gladwell helps her with the business strategy. Great book recommendations so check the show notes for more details. Some Harry Potter chat and some surprising research & data on why you should read out loud to you kids. In this conversation we also talk about: The 10,000 hours rule Why most people stop reading after they leave school Thoughts on audio books Reading is like breathing in & writing is like breathing out Why is Harry Potter so popular? Challenges need to be solved instead of weighing you down! How to raise a reader and much more links http://www.oneuplibrary.com/ Book Recommendations The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman Maccher Jhol - Richa jhu The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani Theres a Giraffe in my soup by Ross Burach Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari Outliers by Malcolm Galdwell The Moment of Life - Melinda Gates P..S I am looking for feedback on the show. So If you could fill out the audience survey. It takes 2mins https://forms.gle/iNkXMauT7azY81sK8 P.P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Five Indian high school girls aka The  “TechWitches” on building Maitri. An app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together
The Indian Startup Show
access_time11 months ago
After losing both grandparents Ananya Grover & her fellow classmates decided to build something in the social sector space. So she and her fellow classmates aka 'The Tech Witches' decided to build an app called Maitri. An app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together. In this episode I will talk to two of the ladies. CEO Ananya Grover & CTO Arefa Muzaffar. They talk about how it all works. Flying out to San Francisco and pitching the app to Google Ventures. They talk about how this app can fight depression in two groups. Being the only indian team in the Technovation Girls competition - A global competition featuring 19,000 kids and 170 teams from across 38 countries . They talk about what makes a great entrepreneur, how they work together and finally some Michelle Obama & Malala Yousafzai chat.
Five Indian high school girls aka The  “TechWitches” on building Maitri. An app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together
The Indian Startup Show
access_time11 months ago
After losing both grandparents Ananya Grover & her fellow classmates decided to build something in the social sector space. So she and her fellow classmates aka 'The Tech Witches' decided to build an app called Maitri. An app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together. In this episode I will talk to two of the ladies. CEO Ananya Grover & CTO Arefa Muzaffar. They talk about how it all works. Flying out to San Francisco and pitching the app to Google Ventures. They talk about how this app can fight depression in two groups. Being the only indian team in the Technovation Girls competition - A global competition featuring 19,000 kids and 170 teams from across 38 countries . They talk about what makes a great entrepreneur, how they work together and finally some Michelle Obama & Malala Yousafzai chat. in this conversation we talk about: Sleepless nights! How they dealt with skeptical adults Improving everyone's social and mental well-being. The rise of loneliness in a connected world. Research/design/coding challenges Targeting two sets of users Why they call themselves the TechWitches Getting feedback from Google Ventures. links https://twitter.com/Techwitches5 P..S I am looking for feedback on the show. So If you could fill out the audience survey. It takes 2mins https://forms.gle/iNkXMauT7azY81sK8 P.P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Supari Studios co-founder Advait Gupt on building  an award winning digital content studio  & creating India’s answer to The Simpsons.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time12 months ago
'Get out of bed! & do the stuff your excited about' - Today I speak to Advait Gupt founder of Supari Studios an award winning digital content studio. They help brands build scalable, immersive content to Gen Y and Gen Z audiences online. Over the past 7 years, they have produced over 450 projects that have been viewed over half a billion times online, for brands such as Red Bull, Google, Estee Lauder and Twitter. In this episode he talks about creating content at scale. How they manage the creative side with making money. You will learn how to grow your own content on Youtube. He also talks about the streaming wars in India. And finally he talks about creating a Simpsons type animation show set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have gone extinct. It follows the adventures of a cow , chicken , goat and a pig four crime fighting vigilantes. & working with one of Indians biggest rappers Divine.
Supari Studios co-founder Advait Gupt on building  an award winning digital content studio  & creating India’s answer to The Simpsons.
The Indian Startup Show
access_time12 months ago
'Get out of bed! & do the stuff your excited about' - Today I speak to Advait Gupt founder of Supari Studios an award winning digital content studio. They help brands build scalable, immersive content to Gen Y and Gen Z audiences online. Over the past 7 years, they have produced over 450 projects that have been viewed over half a billion times online, for brands such as Red Bull, Google, Estee Lauder and Twitter. In this episode he talks about creating content at scale. How they manage the creative side with making money. You will learn how to grow your own content on Youtube. He also talks about the streaming wars in India. And finally he talks about creating a Simpsons type animation show set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have gone extinct. It follows the adventures of a cow , chicken , goat and a pig four crime fighting vigilantes. & working with one of Indians biggest rappers Divine. In this conversation we also talk about: Working with top international brands Business models Book recommendation - Creativity inc & Measure what matters Animation scene in India Think about the consumer Aims & objectives in the next 3 years Advice on how to be taken seriously. You don't need a fancy degree! and much more links http://suparistudios.com/ P..S I am looking for feedback on the show. So If you could fill out the audience survey. It takes 2mins https://forms.gle/iNkXMauT7azY81sK8 P.P.S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Chicken 2.0 - Dr Siddharth Manvati (Ph.D) Co-Founder of Clear Meat. On building India’s first cell based meat company
The Indian Startup Show
access_time12 months ago
Anyone fancy a lab-grown chicken burger? Today I speak to Dr Siddaharth Manvati Co-founder of Clear Meat. This company seeks to produce India’s first cell-based chicken minced meat. In this exciting episode you will learn how they create lab grown meat from molecules. He also talks about business models B2B & B2C. He talks about being part of an accelerator a global food accelerator programme shaping the future of food. He talks about the importance of being patient. Raising finance and discusses price points. Working with farmers not against. And finally some interesting ideas on what were going to eat and drink in a 100 years time!
Chicken 2.0 - Dr Siddharth Manvati (Ph.D) Co-Founder of Clear Meat. On building India’s first cell based meat company
The Indian Startup Show
access_time12 months ago
Anyone fancy a lab-grown chicken burger? Today I speak to Dr Siddaharth Manvati Co-founder of Clear Meat. This company seeks to produce India’s first cell-based chicken minced meat. In this exciting episode you will learn how they create lab grown meat from molecules. He also talks about business models B2B & B2C. He talks about being part of an accelerator a global food accelerator programme shaping the future of food. He talks about the importance of being patient. Raising finance and discusses price points. Working with farmers not against. And finally some interesting ideas on what were going to eat and drink in a 100 years time! in this conversation we also talk about: The aim in the next 2/3 years Thoughts on plant based v lab based meat Taste? What about fish & bacon etc. The future of food - Chicken Nuggets with insulin & bubble water Advice for first time founders and much more! Links http://www.clearmeat.com/ P.S If you want to ask a question for next week's guest , record your question and upload to Soundcloud , don’t forget to add your name & city. send me the link to hello@neilpatel.co e.g my name is (name) , I am from (city) my question is .. and I will select the best ones. Good luck! P.P.S I am looking for feedback on the show. So If you could fill out the audience survey. It takes 2mins https://forms.gle/iNkXMauT7azY81sK8 P.P.P,S Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes! https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatel P.P.P.P.S You're going to love CreativeLive! Online classes in photography, art, design, craft & DIY, marketing, business, and entrepreneurship. Available on-demand 24-7. Use my link to take $15 off your first CreativeLive class of $25 or more! https://refer.creativelive.com/s/Neil108 music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
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