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