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Podcast with the makers of India's startup ecosystem.
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Interview: Sameer Brij Verma, Nexus Ventures

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In conversation with Manan Shah, Co-Founder at Recruiterflow
Manan Shah is a seasoned entrepreneur. In his current avatar he is running Recruiterflow, a bootstrap startup helping recruiters with custom workflow.  We spoke about time, money and software paradigm with Indian context. The show has good piece of advice for SaaS founders selling software in India. 
16:49
August 7, 2020
In Conversation with Satyen Kothari, Cube Wealth
In Conversation with Satyen Kothari, Cube Wealth Satyen is a serial entrepreneur and Cube Wealth is his 5th venture. In previous avatar he founded Citrus Pay – India’s first digital payment  gateway. A successful venture that sold for USD$130M in 2016. In this episode we spoke to him about his life journey, what keeps him motivated to do more.  We learnt from him the founders journey, keeping personal and professional life together.  
19:09
July 8, 2020
The Untold Flipkart Story, Mihir Dalal
In this episode of AroundStartups podcast I caught up with Mihir Dalal author of 'Big Billion Startup: The Untold Flipkart Story. In this Episode he talks about his book and insiders view of making of Flipkart.  
20:18
August 28, 2019
Balaji Vishwanathan, Mitra Robotics
In Conversation  with Balaji Vishwanthan, Mitra Robotics 
32:47
July 28, 2019
Interview: Sandeep Murthy, Lightbox
In this episode of AroundStartups interviews we bring to you Sandeep Murthy [Twitter,LinkedIn], Partner at Lightbox. Last but not the least, we did manage to get Sid Talwar was also there in the podcast for sometime. :) Credits: Background Music LA Montage by Rockit Maxx Graphics by Jugal Mody Your suggestions and feedback are most welcome to make this project the best of its kind. You can write to me at atul@aroundstartups.com or connect via Twitter or Facebook.
1:06:30
June 28, 2019
Interview: Karthik Reddy, Blume Ventures
In this episode of AroundStartups interviews we bring to you Karthik Reddy [Twitter, LinkedIn],Co founder & Managing Partner at Blume Ventures. Prior to founding Blume, Karthik holds bachelors  degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee & MBA in Finance from Wharton In this podcast we spoke about: History behind Blume Ventures US connection [study & stay] & learning Near misses in investment Some portfolio winners Current scene of Indian startup ecosystem Recent initiative around Blogging Advice to budding entrepreneurs Advice how to reach Blume Ventures Advice on growth & burn rate Credits: Background Music LA Montage by Rockit Maxx Audio Editing, Mixing & mastering at Mediaforart studios, Gurgaon
42:02
May 28, 2019
Nikhil Pahwa, Medianama and Kiran
This episode of aroundstartups is really important for each one of us. Facebook has come up with a project called freebasics.com & according to them they are helping poor india's which is far away from the reality. What is facebooks free basic? [In reality] A separate Internet pipe, which has limited number of websites for access. It is insecure and un-encrypted so technically anyone can sniff your conversation. Facebook will keep copy of all the data [& will run analysis for our usage pattern] All the competing facebook products are not part of it. They can change terms & conditions anytime they want. I  have known Nikhil & Kiran for long and they have been one of the  few leaders who stood against this Facebook FUD and launched campaign  called save the internet, to make us all aware what is really happening.
26:00
April 28, 2019
Interview: Gourav Bhattacharya, Matrix Partners India.
In this episode of AroundStartups interviews we bring to you Gourav Bhattacharya [Twitter, LinkedIn],  VP, Matrix Partners India. Gourav is a graduate from IIT Mumbai &  holds MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad with distinction. He has worked with  UBS & McKinsey prior to joining Matrix. Gourav  wholeheartedly accepted our interview request and shared his  perspective on a range of topics about India’s startup ecosystem  including: Day to day life of an Indian VC. Challenges of starting a SaaS based startup in India Tips to budding entrepreneurs Work/Life balance Happiness Credits: Background Music LA Montage by Rockit Maxx Audio Editing, Mixing & mastering at Mediaforart studios, Gurgaon Graphics by Jugal Mody Your suggestions and feedback are most welcome to make this project the best of its kind. You can write to me at atul@aroundstartups.com or connect via Twitter or Facebook.
21:56
March 28, 2019
Interview: Sameer Brij Verma, Nexus Ventures
In this episode of AroundStartups interviews we bring to you Sameer Brij Verma [Twitter, LinkedIn],  Director & Junior Partner at Nexus Ventures.  Sameer has over 8  years of  experience in investment domain. Sameer was the founding team  member at Reliance Ventures. Sameer  is a graduate from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago with a BS - Computer Engineering Sameer  wholeheartedly accepted our interview request and shared his  perspective on a range of topics about India’s startup ecosystem  including: Challenges faced by Indian VC What makes Nexus different from the rest Investors dilemma Scaling startup Indian market compared to silicon valley Books Recommended: Elon Musk: Biography of the Mastermind Behind Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors [Amazon] The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance [Amazon] Website, Service, Technology, People & Startups mentioned: roadrunnr, Amazon Web Services, Open Source, Helpshift, Postman, Druva, Indix Credits: Background Music LA Montage by Rockit Maxx Audio Editing, Mixing & mastering at Mediaforart studios, Gurgaon Graphics by Jugal Mody Your suggestions and feedback are most welcome to make this project the best of its kind. You can write to me at atul@aroundstartups.com or connect via Twitter or Facebook.
28:44
February 28, 2019
Interview: Sanjay Nath, Blume Ventures
In this episode of AroundStartups interviews we bring to you Sanjay Nath [Twitter, LinkedIn], Co founder & Managing Partner at Blume Ventures. Prior  to founding Blume, Sanjay spent over 12 years in the US, in business  development, management consulting and operations roles across  organizations such as PwC Consulting, IBM Global Services and Sun  Microsystems.  Sanjay is an engineer from BITS, Pilani and holds an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Graduate Management. Sanjay  wholeheartedly accepted our interview request and shared his  perspective on a range of topics about India’s startup ecosystem  including: What VC's look in an entrepreneur On founders Mumbai & tech startups ecosystem Pitching to an Investor Football  & entrepreneurship Website, Service, Technology, People & Startups mentioned: InMobi, Naveen Tewari, Justdail, Sandipan Chattopadhyay, TaxiForSure, Marc Benioff, Tesla, Elon Musk, Hyperloop, Spacex, FC Barcelona, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, GreyOrange Robotics, Paul Graham, Jack Ma, Mumbai Angels, Karthik Reddy Credits: Background Music LA Montage by Rockit Maxx Audio Editing, Mixing & mastering at Mediaforart studios, Gurgaon Graphics by Jugal Mody
34:22
January 30, 2019