9. Employee #7 at Meesho with Prateek Agarwal
We often hear stories about founders who have built a unicorn company But there are also many other people other than the founder who are the backbone of that unicorn company and join it in the early days. Super excited to share one of many such stories that we don't often hear of Prateek Prateek joined Meesho as employee #7 (today it has over 1000+ employees) - at a time when Meesho was still making the market believe the concept of social commerce. From zero to a billion, he's seen it all! In this podcast, Prateek shares phenomenal insights on the following 1. What did he factor in before joining Meesho 2. How he, his role and the company evolved together 3. How he went about building a team This podcast is super insightful for anyone keen on joining an early-stage startup and even for those who are managers at growth-stage companies!
September 01, 2022
8. My journey of Angel Investing with Dhruv Dhanraj Bahl
Bharat Founders Fund is all about the people who are a part of it ❤️ We recently recorded a podcast with Dhruv, who is a key BFF with us at Bharat Founders Fund, about his journey to becoming an angel investor. This podcast covers the following key points 1. How Dhruv started his angel investing journey 2. How does he split his liquid wealth for investments 3. His thesis on the companies in which he has invested and what he looks out for 4. How does he source his investments Dhruv has invested in over 25+ companies and is a prolific angel investor who has added immense value to startups he has backed and the ecosystem at large. This podcast is great for folks keen on starting their angel investing journey and founders who would want to have Dhruv on their cap table.
August 03, 2022
7. "Let's Build a Company" with Harpreet Grover
In this episode, we have a detailed chat with Harpreet, the author of the book "Let's Build a Company: A Start-up Story Minus the Bullshit" In this book, Harpreet, the co-founder and CEO of CoCubes (Acquired by Aon Hewitt), has documented his journey where he has shared insights and actionable frameworks for founders to learn from. The book has received immense love and admiration from the Indian startup ecosystem given that it's one of the very few books that have come out talking about building a company in India and sharing the on-ground reality. In this podcast we dive deeper with Harpreet where he shares insights on the following; 1. Building company culture 2. Principals for hiring talent 3. Relationship management with co-founder, colleagues and family 4. Navigating the highs and lows of building a company 5. Organizational structuring
March 27, 2022
6. Demystifying lending infrastructure for SMEs with Ankit Singh (iSpirt)
Arjun Malhotra (GP, Good Capital) and Ankit Singh (iSpirt) dive into breaking down the future of the lending infrastructure in India. Starting the conversation with the on-ground reality for the credit need for SMEs, Ankit shares details on how Open Credit Enablement Network (OCEN) plans to address the massive problem of access to credit. Diving deeper, Ankit talks about how the cost of serving the customer through OCEN will make it feasible for facilitating the credit demand. Tune into this episode to learn more about where the opportunity lies, and how intermediaries will plug into the open credit enablement network.
March 30, 2021
5. Deepak Abbot on growth: intuition vs. data, CAC benchmarks, cultural context and product-driven distribution
Arjun Malhotra (Partner, Good Capital) speaks to Deepak Abbot (ex-head Product & Growth at PayTM, now founder Indiagold) about wide-ranging topics across product & growth: Why Chinese developers understand cultural context better and how they created India’s leading consumer apps Benchmark metrics for India products that every growth leader needs to know How product-led acquisition is giving Indiagold an edge How to get your customer to trust you enough and hand you their gold This episode is a must-listen for Product Managers, Fintech enthusiasts, and anyone who is keen to understand how the untapped market of digital gold is unfolding. Join our Crosstalk community on WhatsApp to stay updated with the latest changes in the startup ecosystem, product hacks, and exclusive roundtable discussions.
March 01, 2021
4. The one where I joined CRED - Miten Sampat, CRED
In this episode, Arjun Malhotra (Founding - Partner Good Capital) speaks to Miten Sampat about his journey before and after CRED. Miten shares his view on the Indian startup ecosystem, his investment thesis as an angel investor, his work at Times Internet, and what led him to join CRED. Miten dives deep to explain the opportunity CRED is tapping on, and his role in building CRED.
January 08, 2021
3. The one where we built a startup out of a community - Sonal Singh, Co-Founder Fittr
In this episode, Sonal, Co-Founder of Sequoia-backed startup Fittr, shares her transformational journey from growing up in Canada, moving to London to work for Deloitte, joining a community in India as a customer to then becoming its co-founder. Sonal walks us through her thoughts on pursuing one's passions, her experience transitioning from corporate culture to startup culture, and most interestingly, the values and insights on building an efficient community.
November 12, 2020
2. The one where 2020 was hell until YC - Tanmaya Jain, Founder and CEO inFeedo
In my recent conversation with Tanmaya, founder of recently YC-backed startup inFeedo, we spoke about his journey and how persistence and resilience were key to inFeedo's success. Tanmaya shares it all: from a point where he translated his mental health battles into a product, and then his journey to making inFeedo become one of the most sought after startups... this is a phenomenal story... This podcast is not only just for founders or people in the startup ecosystem, but for anyone and everyone who might feel a bit bummed at times!
September 24, 2020
1. The one where I documented my journey - Aditi Sinha, Co-Founder Locale.ai
Tune into the first episode of Crosstalk Conversations with Aditi, Co-Founder Locale.ai to learn more about her journey on building a location intelligence platform. Aditi shares her story on why she started Locale.ai and how she hustled her way up to building a team that came together to solve the same problem on the basis of which Locale was started.
August 31, 2020