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JasaRodio

By Nitn Bbinhhani

JasaRodio is a startup podcast channel that is dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs, globally!

Every fortnight on a podcast the Founders, Experts, and Investors share their valuable insights on:
◘ Deep insights to grow from 0 to 10X.
◘ Founders' success stories and/or their failures, along with learnings.
◘ Secret sauce/best practices to emulate, mistakes to avoid, etc.

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How does a VC source a unicorn startup at the early stage?
How does a VC source a unicorn startup at the early stage?
Ashish Kumar Partner, The Fundamentum Partnership (growth-focused VC Fund) Sharing his insights on: 1. As a part of a VC firm, what got you interested in the healthcare sector? 2. You had assessed several players in the pharma space, what were the 3 key factors that stood out for PharmEasy? 3. Besides the team, what other factors drove you to commit to PharmEasy? 4. In general, what makes a team shine over others when it comes to investment? 5. Coming back to PharmEasy, you tweeted about channel relationships, margins, and supply chain as key differentiators, can you elaborate on that? 6. So quite a cliche question, did you ever envisage that PharmEasy would turn up as a unicorn someday? 7. From the founders' perspective, what should they focus on at the early stage, to become a leader in any sector? 8. Finally, tell us about "Fundamentum Partnership," and what's your investment thesis?
13:43
March 29, 2022
10 Sales Tactics that Really Work!
10 Sales Tactics that Really Work!
Ryan Breslow Founder of 2 unicorns: Bolt and Eco. Sharing his own experiences, Ryan talks about the 10 Sales Tactics that Truly Work!
04:19
December 24, 2021
How Founders and Startups Can Benefit from the Gig Economy?
How Founders and Startups Can Benefit from the Gig Economy?
Rishav Agarwal Founder & CEO, Picxele (Gig Economy) Sharing his insights on: What has changed in the Gig Economy, post Covid-19 pandemic? How large is this Gig Market across the globe? What are the challenges with Gig Economy? How are gig platforms like Freelancer, Upwork really differentiating/solving this gap? How can founders/startups benefit from the opportunities involved? Journey of Picxele, and what gap does it fulfill?
09:45
December 08, 2021
How We Bootstrapped to a $100+ Mn Acquisition without a VC?
How We Bootstrapped to a $100+ Mn Acquisition without a VC?
Bonus podcast recorded on a recent Twitter thread by Chris Cantino on the same subject. Chris is currently the co-owner of Color Capital. Prior to this, he was CMO of Schmidt's Naturals and helped propel the company to $100M+ acquisition by Unilever alongside wife and partner Jaime Schmidt. Head on to this podcast, to hear 10 pointers recommended by Chris to scale up your venture as a viable/potential acquisition venture!  
04:23
November 18, 2021
How is Good Good Piggy Inculcating Financial Literacy among Kids?
How is Good Good Piggy Inculcating Financial Literacy among Kids?
Purva Aggarwal Founder & CEO, Good Good Piggy Women in Tech ® India Ambassador Sharing her insights on: The story behind building Good Good Piggy? How important is financial literacy for kids? How should parents teach financial education to their children? Is pre-teen the right age to talk about investments? What's the market opportunity like for such a sector? Finally, how's Good Good Piggy inculcating financial literacy among kids?
11:26
November 16, 2021
How to Prepare Your Startup as a Potential Acquisition Candidate?
How to Prepare Your Startup as a Potential Acquisition Candidate?
Parag Dhol  Managing Director, Inventus Capital India Sharing his insights on: Why do corporates/startups acquire other companies (key reasons)? When should a founder decide to sell his/her startup? Once decided to sell, how should an entrepreneur prepare his/her startup for a possible acquisition? Why do acquisitions fail at certain times, and how should one prevent it from happening? Based on a portfolio company, what's the journey like from growth to IPO? Finally, a brief about Inventus Capital and its investment thesis?
10:59
November 09, 2021
How is the Founder Institute Empowering Startups in GCC?
How is the Founder Institute Empowering Startups in GCC?
Sameer Sortur Regional Director GCC, Founder Institute Founder-CEO, SquareCircle Global Sharing his insights on: How is the Founder Institute enabling startups globally? What differentiates Founder Institute from the other accelerators? What factors/aspects does Founder Institute look for in a startup to shortlist them in the program? How does Founder Institute help those entrepreneurs who don't make it? What kind of support do entrepreneurs get when they join the program? As a Regional Director, what's your vision for the Founder Institute in GCC? Finally, tell us a bit about yourself and your venture SquareCircle Global?
14:28
October 26, 2021
A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide: How to Launch and Scale Tech Startups?
A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide: How to Launch and Scale Tech Startups?
Shirish Nadkarni Serial Entrepreneur, Author of "From Startup to Exit" Sharing his valuable insights on: How easy/difficult is it to launch and scale up a tech venture? What should be the ideal journey for any venture? What should tech startups do to succeed in all phases? How should founders efficiently raise funding, and when should they start the process? His own journey insights from 3 startups, things that went great, and about his failures? A bit about his book, "From Startup to Exit" and how to get it?
14:20
October 20, 2021
8 Different Types of Angel Investors, and Choosing the Right One?
8 Different Types of Angel Investors, and Choosing the Right One?
Saloni Jain Founding Partner, SUNiCON Ventures Sharing her valuable insights on: When should founders reach out to Angel Investors for investments? What motivates Angel Investors to invest in a startup? 8 different types of Angel Investors, with a brief on each? How does a founder assess/shortlist the right Angel Investor, who would be a great fit? And, how to reach out to these shortlisted ones? A bit about yourself and SUNiCON Ventures.
13:15
October 17, 2021
12 Lessons from a Founder's Failure as well as Success!
12 Lessons from a Founder's Failure as well as Success!
Hassan W. Bhatti Prior co-founded, Cryptonumerics (acquired by Snowflake) Investor @thecommunityvc ProductBD, @snowflakedb
04:45
September 30, 2021
What Startup Accelerators Really Do, the Why and How to Chose the Right One?
What Startup Accelerators Really Do, the Why and How to Chose the Right One?
Sanil Sachar Founding Partner at Huddle Sharing her valuable insights on: Why should entrepreneurs opt ​for the​ accelerators, and what kind of value add should they expect? With so many different options available, how should a founder select, who would be a right fit? At just a 1-2% success rate, what qualities/skills of an entrepreneur would ensure that s/he gets admitted in a cohort/program? What are the most common mistakes that founders do, when applying for the cohorts/programs? Most startups look at accelerators as stepping stones to fundraising, what would your thoughts be on this? Tell us a bit about Huddle, what do you look for in a startup and what do you offer them at each stage? Finally, would you share few success stories from some of your earlier investments?
15:38
September 09, 2021
The Insights on 100X.VC's iSAFE Notes!
The Insights on 100X.VC's iSAFE Notes!
Shashank Randev Founder, VC at 100X.VC Sharing his valuable insights on: Why does it make sense for entrepreneurs to raise early-stage capital via SAFE notes? What is a iSAFE Note, and is it similar/different to a Convertible Note or a Compulsory Convertible Debentures? And, is iSAFE essentially a CCPS? What are the various terms that are usually covered in a SAFE note​? And, besides valuation cap and discounts, are there any other terms covered in iSAFE, and what are considered to be standard market practices? Some founders see great potential risks in using SAFE, how should they be watchful of it? How many startups have used iSAFE so far, also if you could share some of the success stories?
13:40
September 06, 2021
How a 14-year old entrepreneur is changing the world of under-privileged?
How a 14-year old entrepreneur is changing the world of under-privileged?
Devank Chandak Founder at HelpingHands, Social FinTech Sharing his valuable insights on: Why he chose entrepreneurship at such a young age? What made him launch his venture "Helping Hands," and whom (customers) does it caters to? The traction, challenges, as well as the learnings! The future (vision) of "Helping Hands" in the next 5-10 years? How can teenagers really balance between the education and entrepreneurship?
07:12
August 30, 2021
How to Tranche Your Early-stage Fundraising?
How to Tranche Your Early-stage Fundraising?
Elizabeth Yin, co-founder of Hustle Fund shares her valuable insights for founders of startups, who are raising early-stage rounds Snippet: By tranching your fundraising, you can quickly build a momentum to raise the pre-seed and seed funds. Besides, you don't necessarily need a lead investor too. A lot more is on the podcast!
07:35
August 25, 2021
How Acculi Labs Innovatively Raised Its Angel Round?
How Acculi Labs Innovatively Raised Its Angel Round?
Rupam Das Founder, CEO of Acculi Labs Sharing his valuable insights on: What is PAIO, and how is it different from Compulsary Convertible Debentures or CCD and Convertible Notes? Why didn't you raise funding from any angel platform/syndicate? What terms and conditions did you stipulate in PAIO? What was your fundraising experience, how many investors participated in PAIO? Finally, which kinda startups can emulate/use PAIO for fundraising?
09:50
August 10, 2021
Building a Startup for the Cancer Survivors!
Building a Startup for the Cancer Survivors!
Akriti Gupta Founder, Canfem | UN Awardee Sharing her valuable insights on: Let's start with your background and what really motivated you to launch Canfem? How large is this problem of breast cancer globally, and what are the key problems being faced by the female patients? How did you arrive at launching breast prosthesis as well as brassier i.e. what was your research behind launching these? What are the typical challenges that you've across so far, and how did you overcome them? What's your vision for Canfem, and can you share 1-2 stories, which kind of inspired you? 
13:11
July 29, 2021
The 7 Rules of Hiring for the Early-stage Startups!
The 7 Rules of Hiring for the Early-stage Startups!
Gigi Levy-Weiss General Partner, NFX Founder & Chairman, Tectonic Sharing his valuable insights on: The 7 Rules of Hiring for the Early-stage Startups! Source: His Twitter Profile
06:23
July 14, 2021
Why Should Startups Remain Focused, Especially During the Early Stages?
Why Should Startups Remain Focused, Especially During the Early Stages?
Rachita Kumar PE, Madison India Capital Sharing her valuable insights on: Why should startups remain focused, especially during the early stages? 2 contrast case studies, 1 which has drifted away from its core focus, another which has remained focused and benefitted immensely? Finally, how should startups really expand, while keeping their core focus intact? 
06:60
July 06, 2021
Top 9 Learnings Shared by a Unicorn Founder!
Top 9 Learnings Shared by a Unicorn Founder!
Daniel Lewis CEO/Founder, Convoy Sharing his valuable insights/learnings on building a unicorn startup, Convoy! Source: Full Podcast.
03:53
July 04, 2021
How to Build a Compelling Story or Narrative for Your Startup?
How to Build a Compelling Story or Narrative for Your Startup?
Immad Akhund CEO & Founder, Mercury (Bank) Sharing his valuable insights on: How to Build a Compelling Story or Narrative for Your Startup? Source: This twitter thread!
04:32
June 27, 2021
How to Effectively Scale-up Your Startup from Seed to Series A Round?
How to Effectively Scale-up Your Startup from Seed to Series A Round?
Alexandre Covello VC Partner, Defrocked VC Sharing his valuable insights on: Key reasons behind the failure of over 70% funded startups? Journey from Seed to Series A. How should founders effectively scale up from Seed to Series A Round? When scaling up (from Seed to Series A), what are the pitfalls to watch for, and how to avoid them? What should the founders do, when not fundraising? Finally, about his venture "Defrocked VC," and its investment thesis?
18:19
June 15, 2021
13 Points that Paul Graham has for the Founders!
13 Points that Paul Graham has for the Founders!
This podcast is inspired from a post by Paul Graham, the co-founder of Y Combinator on his website, dated back in February 2009. These 13 wisdom points are so relevant for the Founders, even today.
06:32
June 14, 2021
How Micro VCs are Dominating the Early-stage Funding Ecosystem?
How Micro VCs are Dominating the Early-stage Funding Ecosystem?
Chad Fox Managing Partner, Fox Ventures Sharing his valuable insights on: What is a Micro VC, and how are they different from a traditional VC fund? What are the nitty gritties involved in starting a Micro VC Fund? Why should early-stage startups opt for Micro VCs vis-a-vis a traditional VC? In comparison to angel groups/syndicates, when does it makes sense for the founders to instead opt for a Micro VC Fund? About his venture "Fox Ventures," and it's investment thesis?
13:17
May 30, 2021
How to Communicate Effectively and Engage with Empathy?
How to Communicate Effectively and Engage with Empathy?
Shital Kakkar Mehra Executive Presence Coach for CEOs TEDx Speaker, Best-selling Author Sharing her valuable insights on: Why is communication so important, especially for entrepreneurs? Key signs to indicate if one lacks in communication skills. How to improve one's communication skills? What does it mean to engage with empathy? How to empathetically engage with all key stakeholders (i.e. employees, customers, suppliers, etc?) Finally, about her recent book "Executive Presence," and how to get it?
11:33
May 14, 2021
How to Generate Leads and Sell Your Products or Services Organically?
How to Generate Leads and Sell Your Products or Services Organically?
Alex Garcia, CEO & Founder at The Hustle helps companies generate sales & leads using digital platforms. In a thread on his Twitter account, Alex shared valuable insights on, how should you build a lead funnel and effectively generate sales. He used a similar approach to help his friends achieve over $25K of eBook sales with barely any ad spend.
05:31
April 26, 2021
The Perspective of a Prolific Angel Investor!
The Perspective of a Prolific Angel Investor!
Sweta Rau Angel Investor, White Ventures Member at XA Network Sharing her valuable insights on: Why Angel Investors make more sense at the pre-seed/seed stage? Strategy to target the prospective investors, and get a lead investor. Her assessment criteria for investing in early-stage startups? Her advice for bootstrapped founders, facing a high burn rate. An elevator pitch that wowed her? A brief on one of her investment success stories.
12:32
April 13, 2021
9 Critical Tips for the First-time Founders to Succeed in their Startup!
9 Critical Tips for the First-time Founders to Succeed in their Startup!
Janine Sickmeyer founded and built legal startup NextChapter, which she bootstrapped for over 6 long years. As a first-time founder, Janine steadily grew to 20 employees, and was instrumental in achieving 6K customers as well as 14% MoM consistent growth for 3 long years. Eventually her startup was acquired in September 2019 by Fastcase! This podcast is taken from her thread on Twitter, where she shared her experience on, why being a first-time founder is so hard! According to her, for the first-time founder it takes 2X time and roughly 3X money to succeed.
04:10
April 12, 2021
How is Gfresh Agrotech helping the Onion Farmers of India?
How is Gfresh Agrotech helping the Onion Farmers of India?
Shubham G Dungarwal Founder & CEO, GFresh Agrotech Sharing his valuable insights on: Challenges of the Onion Farmers Role of GFresh in Solving these Challenges His Journey Experience Using Blockchain in the Future His Growth Plans for GFresh
06:43
April 06, 2021
How to Set the Prices for Your Product or Service?
How to Set the Prices for Your Product or Service?
Elizabeth Yin, the co-founder of Hustle Fund VC on her Twitter account, shared a series of tweets on "How to Set the Prices for Your Product or Service?" This podcast is the extract of that thread.
04:16
March 22, 2021
The Simplest Way to Manage Your Finances, and 5-year Projections!
The Simplest Way to Manage Your Finances, and 5-year Projections!
Prashant Narang Co-Founder, Agility Venture Partners Sharing his valuable insights on: Why is cash flow so important for startups or small businesses? How can the entrepreneurs systematically manage their finance? What strategy would you recommend for getting payments/accounts receivables on time? How can founders create their simple 3-5 year financial projections without hiring an analyst? Share a brief about Agility Ventures and the investment criteria for startups?
13:02
March 20, 2021
How I Bootstrapped Flexiple for 4 Long Years to Generate $1 Million in Revenues?
How I Bootstrapped Flexiple for 4 Long Years to Generate $1 Million in Revenues?
Karthik Sridharan Co-founder & CEO at Flexiple & Remote.Tools Sharing his valuable insights on: You spent $5K each on your 1st and 2nd products but eventually both failed, what really went wrong? Then as a masterstroke, you instead used GoogleSheets as a product and went on to generate $100K in revenues, how did that go? So, what's the learning here for the founders who're building their first MVP? Having bootstrapped Flexiple for 4 long years, tell us about this whole journey of yours? What would be your 5 key lessons from your bootstrapping journey that you share with the fellow entrepreneurs? How did you gain the first 100 customers for Flexiple? Finally, can you share a brief on both your ventures i.e. Flexiple and Remote.tools?
13:53
March 05, 2021
Revenue-Based Financing (RBF): The Why, What, and How?
Revenue-Based Financing (RBF): The Why, What, and How?
Bhavik Vasa Founder at GetVantage, India's first Revenue-Based Financing platform Sharing his valuable insights on: What is Revenue-based Financing (RBF), and Who is it for? The major considerations, when opting for RBF? What flat fee does GetVantage charge? What are the qualifying criteria, and the repayment options involved in RBF? How does GetVantage really work? 2 success stories of startups that opted for GetVantage's RBF, and gained invaluably?
12:05
February 25, 2021
How to be an Investable Entrepreneur, and Pitch a Great Story?
How to be an Investable Entrepreneur, and Pitch a Great Story?
James Church Author, Investable Entrepreneur Co-founder & COO, Robot Mascot Sharing his valuable insights on: Why is it so difficult to raise funding in the early-stages? Most common mistakes that entrepreneurs do, while pitching to the investors? How does one create a great pitching story for their business? How can entrepreneurs make their ventures, truly fundable/investable? What all metrics should be tracked by the entrepreneurs, which will make them a credible investment opportunity? Let's talk about your book "Investable Entrepreneur," could you share a brief on the same, and how can listeners get it?
19:59
February 21, 2021
Failure doesn't matter, Success matters!
Failure doesn't matter, Success matters!
Vinod Khosla, the founder of Sun Microsystems and Khosla Ventures, during his Talk at Stanford Graduate School of Business, in May-15 really emphasised on two key skills for all founders i.e. perseverance and conviction. Here are some excerpts of that interview, which is highly relevant even today.
14:29
February 16, 2021
How to Grow Your Venture Exponentially using the FACE Methodology?
How to Grow Your Venture Exponentially using the FACE Methodology?
David B Horne Award-winning Author of "Add then Multiply" TEDx Speaker Sharing his valuable insights on: Why is the organic growth method quite slow, and limited for any venture? What are the perils of scaling-up/growing too fast? His advice to the founders of early-stage startups! How can entrepreneurs use his "FACE Methodology" to exponentially grow their venture? 2 case studies where David applied it to grow exponentially?
11:51
February 09, 2021
The Challenges and Future of Startups in Latin America!
The Challenges and Future of Startups in Latin America!
Hernan Fernandez Lamadrid Cofounder & Partner, Angel Ventures, Mexico 17 Investments for a total of $14 Mn Sharing his valuable insights on: Brief on Latin America's Startup Ecosystem. Challenges and the future of Latin America's Startup Ecosystem. His advise to those entrepreneurs, who are at the ideation stage? How is Angel Ventures, Mexico enabling the startups across Latin America? 2 success stories of startups, invested by him?
17:12
February 04, 2021
How Customer Experience be a Moat for the Startups?
How Customer Experience be a Moat for the Startups?
John D. Hanson Director, Accelerated Revenue CX & Winning Consultant Sharing his valuable insights on: What is Customer Experience (CX), and Why is it so Important? Role of Customer Love/Obsession in Investors' Funding, and How can CX help? How can CX help SaaS Startups Retain their Customers? How Customer Experience be a Strongest Moat for the Startups? Case Study of Zappos.com, how they engraved CX as its culture, to eventually get acquired for $1 Bn by Amazon!
13:27
February 01, 2021
The Why, and How to get started in Angel Investing?
The Why, and How to get started in Angel Investing?
Yamika Mehra Venture Partner, Favcy Co-Founder, Refittings.com Sharing her insights on: Why Should Professionals Opt for Angel Investing? Risks and Potential Returns Involved in Angel Investments? How to do an Initial Due Diligence, before Investing? About Favcy Venture Builder, and Investing through them?
12:26
January 29, 2021
Parallel Approach to Fundraising
Parallel Approach to Fundraising
Jonathan Siddharth (Founder & CEO, Turing) shares his valuable insights on "Parallel Approach to Fundraising," a breakthrough approach using which he raised $14 Mn seed round for his venture, Turing! 
03:03
January 24, 2021
The Non-obvious Insights and Fundraising Tips by a Founder, Who Raised Funding!
The Non-obvious Insights and Fundraising Tips by a Founder, Who Raised Funding!
Mark Nadal Founder & CEO, Era Inc Sharing his valuable insights on: His Fundraising Journey Experience. Mistakes He Made during Fundraising and the Learnings from Them. Do Strong VCs Connections or Introduction to VCs from Other Founders' Help? Differentiating Factors between the Investors, Who Commit and Those Who Just Drag? His Tips for the Founders, Who are in Fundraising Mode!
15:55
January 19, 2021
How can the Various Sectors Benefit from Blockchain?
How can the Various Sectors Benefit from Blockchain?
Raj A. Kapoor Founder & CEO, India Blockchain Alliance. Recognised Expert, Writer & Speaker on Blockchain. Sharing his insights on: Difference between Blockchain and Bitcoins. How can Startups and SMEs leverage Blockchain to enhance their processes or other areas? How can HealthTech and EdTech sectors benefit from Blockchain? How can the Agriculture sector leverage from Blockchain? A Brief about his venture India Blockchain Alliance!
11:16
January 14, 2021
Shutdown of Atrium - Big Mistakes & the Learnings from Them!
Shutdown of Atrium - Big Mistakes & the Learnings from Them!
The hybrid legal software and law firm startup Atrium despite raising $75 million in venture capital, had to shut down in March 2020 after it failed to figure out how to deliver better efficiency than a traditional law firm.  Months later in January 2021, the serial entrepreneur Justin Kan who was the CEO of erstwhile Atrium shared in his several tweets, some of his biggest lessons learned from the mistakes they made along the journey of Atrium. This podcast highlights all the key lessons that Justin learned along his journey of Atrium.  It has all the amazing insights on, "what not to do?"
03:19
January 10, 2021
How We Built Zouk from 0 to 30,000+ Customers?
How We Built Zouk from 0 to 30,000+ Customers?
Pradeep Krishnakumar Co-Founder & COO, Zouk Sharing his insights on: Short introduction on Zouk, and how the idea was mooted? Key Challenges due to Covid-19, and how did they pivot? Big Mistakes made during the journey, and Learnings from them? Their Bootstrapping experience for over 2 years now? Key 3 things for every startup founder to build a long-term venture!
11:46
January 09, 2021
How I Raised My Pre-Series A Funding?
How I Raised My Pre-Series A Funding?
Meenu Bhata Co-Founder, VANS Skilling and Advisory Sharing her experiences on: Her Preparation for Fundraising. Her Story and How She Pitched? Key Challenges and Lessons Learned During Fundraising. Her Advice to Women Founders on Fundraising!
13:47
January 03, 2021
Term Sheets: The Complete Guide for Entrepreneurs!
Term Sheets: The Complete Guide for Entrepreneurs!
Tushar Kansal Founder, Kansaltancy Ventures Sharing his insights on: What is a Term-sheet, when is it issued, and by whom? How do entrepreneurs value their startup, and arrive at the equity stake to be offered to the investors? What are the financial terms and conditions, usually incorporated in a term sheet? What are the legal terms and rights of the investors, which founders must understand? Finally, what factors/aspects are considered extra-ordinary or outside the industry norms?
16:07
December 30, 2020
How I Successfully Built Huel from 0 to £70 Million in Flat 6 Years?
How I Successfully Built Huel from 0 to £70 Million in Flat 6 Years?
Julian Hearn Founder at Huel Shares his valuable insights for the founders, on "How he built Huel from 0 to £70 million" in flat 6 years. These are excerpts from his LinkedIn post.
04:01
December 25, 2020
How a Caring Mother Dabbled into Entrepreneurship?
How a Caring Mother Dabbled into Entrepreneurship?
Shabia Walia Founder, Wild Earth Media Producer - OTT, TV, Films Sharing her experiences on: Idea/Motivation behind launching Wild Earth. Key Challenges & Triumphs of her journey at Wild Earth. Her Advice to Founders on Storytelling or Pitching to Investors. Her Big Mistakes and the Learnings from it. Why are Women Born for Entrepreneurship?
16:26
December 23, 2020
How is Microsoft Enabling the Startup Ecosystem in MENA region?
How is Microsoft Enabling the Startup Ecosystem in MENA region?
Roberto Croci MD at Microsoft for Startups, Middle East & North Africa! Sharing his insights on: What has been the impact of Covid-19 on the startup ecosystem, in MENA region? How is Microsoft for Startups helping/enabling startups in the region? Could you share success stories of 2-3 startups that were enabled/funded by Microsoft in this region? How can frugal/bootstrapped startups benefit from Microsoft? His personal experience in driving the Microsoft for Startups?
17:01
December 21, 2020
Challenges and Future of Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups [Hindi]
Challenges and Future of Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups [Hindi]
Sushil Sharma Founder & CEO, Marwari Catalysts Ventures Podcast: In Hindi, हिंदी मै Sharing his insights (in Hindi) on: Unique Challenges of Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups! How should Founders Solve such Challenges? Why only 5% of Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups get Funded? How should Founders Attract Early-stage Capital? 1-2 Startups Accelerated & Funded by Marwari Catalysts, along with Advice for First-time Founders!
09:59
December 16, 2020
Why I had to shut down my first startup, and what can you learn from it?
Why I had to shut down my first startup, and what can you learn from it?
Ramsri Golla Founder, Questgen.ai Co-Founder & CTO, Aurora (Prior venture) Sharing his experiences on: Idea behind starting up Aurora i.e. AI-assisted assessments, and it's validation. His way of validating the Product-Market Fit. His fundraising experience, and advice for the first-time entrepreneurs, looking to raise funding. Reason behind closure of Aurora, and it's learnings.
11:43
December 12, 2020
How do Micro VCs Assess the Tech Startups?
How do Micro VCs Assess the Tech Startups?
Armaan Kapoor Investor at January Capital Investor in EMQ Inc, BukuKas, CoLearn, Hypotenuse AI Sharing his valuable insights on: 3-4 characteristics, every startup should meet before attract investors? Pre-requisites before even founders start pitching to Investors? How should pre-revenue startups prepare for raising funds? 2 success stories of startups funded by you, and why did you invest in each of them?
09:39
December 03, 2020
How to Grow ARR from $0 to $1 Million within 12 Months?
How to Grow ARR from $0 to $1 Million within 12 Months?
Alex Diep Senior Growth Advisor Helping SaaS and Online Services Scale Up Fast! Sharing his valuable insights on: Key mistakes most founders do while creating and selling their products/services? Pre-requisites must for startups before they scale-up? How should founders effectively scale-up by way of marketing and sales? Insights on his proven system, using which he helps startups grow from 0 to $1M within a year? 2-3 success stories, of how startups swiftly grew their ARR!
09:05
November 30, 2020
7 Tips to Pick a Right Co-founder!
7 Tips to Pick a Right Co-founder!
Vani Kola is the Founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, one of India’s leading early-stage venture capital firms! In her recent LinkedIn post, Vani shares about "7 Tips to Pick a Right Co-founder?" This podcast, is the excerpt of that post.
03:02
November 28, 2020
Insights revealed by an early-stage investor network, co-founder!
Insights revealed by an early-stage investor network, co-founder!
Karan Verma Co-Founder & Director, Faad Network Sharing his insights on: Key mistakes, most founders do during fundraising, and how to avoid/correct them? 3 portfolio startups, which have been immensely successful, and their underlying reasons? 1-2 portfolio startups, which eventually failed, and its underlying reasons? Story behind Faad Investor Network Meet? 2 startups, whom Faad gave a miss but eventually they became hugely successful?
09:26
November 03, 2020
Why is lead generation & sales on auto-pilot mode, an absolute must?
Why is lead generation & sales on auto-pilot mode, an absolute must?
Naval Gupta Lead Generation & Webinar Specialist Founder, DigiArise Naval, sharing his insights on: Why is a lead funnel on autopilot mode an absolute necessity for any venture? Key mistakes that most entrepreneurs do in terms of lead generation, and how does it impact them? His strategy and framework to generate leads and sales on automation? His 1-2 success stories, of clients who used his services and immensely benefited? His secret sauce for earning $3K-$4K a month, as a freelancer?
11:57
November 02, 2020
How an entrepreneur pulled back his venture from the brink of collapse?
How an entrepreneur pulled back his venture from the brink of collapse?
Rupam Das Founder, CEO at Acculi Labs Entrepreneur since age, 11 [Founders' Yatra series] Sharing his experiences on: Impact of Covid-19 on Acculi Labs. How he pivoted his product to create new demand? His experience on Kawach Grant, and how can startups apply for grants? How he streamlined processes and operations and gained benefits? How he raised funding at various levels? According to him, 3 key traits of entrepreneurship?
13:31
October 17, 2020
How can the early-stage startups scale-up globally?
How can the early-stage startups scale-up globally?
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan Chairman - 5F World Visionary Leader, ex CEO Aptech & Zensar Technologies Independent Director, State Bank of India Ph.D - IIT Bombay, Harvard Business School Alumni Sharing his valuable insights on When should startups think of scaling up globally? And, how can they assess themselves, if they are ready for it? 5 essential elements to be in place, for any startup to scale-up globally? How should entrepreneurs plan for aggressive marketing strategy and build up resources to scale-up globally? 4 examples of the startups, who've successfully scaled-up globally! Pitfalls of scaling up too fast, and how should the startups scale up sustainably. Key aspects you look for in a startup, to invest in them.
12:49
October 13, 2020
How Mumbai-based goDutch made it to the YCombinator W20 program?
How Mumbai-based goDutch made it to the YCombinator W20 program?
Sagar Sheth Co-founder at goDutch (YC W20) ex-VC at Eight Roads, IIT Bombay  [Founders' Yatra Series] Sharing his experiences on: Why barely 25-30 Startups make it to any of the YCombinator programs i.e. YC's stringent qualifying factors for startups? His own YC W20 Journey / Experience? What changes goDutch made, while going through YC W20 program? How was the subsequent funding raised? If not being an entrepreneur, what would he've been doing?
10:15
October 04, 2020
How can Startups be Funding-Ready?
How can Startups be Funding-Ready?
Dhruv Nath Professor @ MDI, Angel Investor & Director (Lead Angels Network) Best Selling Author, Funding Your Startup & Other Nightmares! Sharing his valuable insights on: Why > 90% Of Early-Stage Startups, Don't Get Funded? Post Covid-19, How Do Investors Now Assess the Startups? Stories of 2 Startups, Which Failed & their Key Reasons. How can Startups be Funding-Ready (His Persistent Framework)? On his Book "Funding Your Startup And Other Nightmares", Its Journey & Success Story.
18:23
September 24, 2020
Relevance and Importance of Inside Sales Model, Post Covid-19
Relevance and Importance of Inside Sales Model, Post Covid-19
Kyle Vamvouris, Best Selling Author - Cold to Committed, Expert & Coach: B2B Sales Sharing his valuable insights on: Why, the Inside Sales is the most dominant sales model, especially for B2B Tech & SaaS Startups? Difference between Inside Sales and Telemarketing. Relevance of Inside Sales, post Covid-19 pandemic. His own experience on driving a startup's sales growth by 600% in just 2 years. On his book, "Cold to Committed" and its success story.
10:26
September 08, 2020
Best Time to Launch a Startup is Now!
Best Time to Launch a Startup is Now!
Podcast with Rajeev Manjrekar Startup Mentor & Investment Banker Chief Advisor, Datakatalyst.com Sharing his valuable insights on: Why is now the best time to launch a startup? How should entrepreneurs locate a problem, which hasn't been effectively resolved yet, by the existing players? How should entrepreneurs figure out, any unmet needs? Strategy to figure out loopholes in your competition!
06:42
September 05, 2020
Legal Aspects of an Startup
Legal Aspects of an Startup
Legal Aspects of an Startup! Pooja Terwad Startup Lawyer Pooja Terwad & Associates Mentor for Change - Atal Innovation Mission Sharing her valuable insights on: Importance of Founder Agreements during Fundraising. Her advice to founders on ways to offer ESOPs. Why founders should be very careful, while drafting legal agreements on their own? How can she helps startups during the due-diligence process?
09:19
August 26, 2020
Founder-Market Fit, The Why and How?
Founder-Market Fit, The Why and How?
Guest Speaker: Piyush Surana, Principal-Tomorrow Capital Prior to this stint, Piyush has held key leadership positions in unicorns like Zomato, Ola and Uber. In this podcast, Piyush shares his valuable insights on: Importance of Founder-Market Fit for Startups 3-4 Key Signs Indicating Strong Founder-Market Fit Questions He Asks to Gauge a Startup's Founder-Market Fit Advice to Startups, Who Lack in Founder-Market Fit Example of Startup, in which Tomorrow Capital Invested Purely because of a Strong Founder-Market Fit
12:21
August 19, 2020
SaaS Startups - Crossing the Chasm i.e.  Free Trials to Paid Subscription
SaaS Startups - Crossing the Chasm i.e. Free Trials to Paid Subscription
Raj Swaminathan, Founder, Stratumhub Consulting and Mentor for SaaS on Go-To-Market, Sales & Growth Strategies. Shares his valuable insights on: Why Crossing the Chasm is Critical for SaaS Startups i.e. Free Trials to Paid Subscription Ideal Conversion Rates for SaaS Startups Efficient way to manage the Leads Funnel Effective Strategies to Convert Free Users to Paid Customers Tactics and Strategies effectively used by few SaaS Startups
12:46
July 21, 2020
5 Key Insights for Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups!
5 Key Insights for Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups!
Mahavir Pratap Sharma Chairman, TiE Global Board of Trustees Chairman & Co-founder Rajasthan Angels Sharing his valuable insights on: How Has Startup Ecosystem Evolved In Tier-2 & Tier-3 Cities? Unique Challenges Faced By Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups, And How To Overcome Them? 4-5 Key Parameters He Looks For, To Invest In Startups! Some Success Stories Of Tier-2 & Tier-3 Startups! His Advice For Entrepreneurs, Deeply Impacted Due To Covid19? 
10:31
June 30, 2020
How Customer-Centricity helped an FinTech Startup Gain 5,000 Customers in Flat 7 Months?
How Customer-Centricity helped an FinTech Startup Gain 5,000 Customers in Flat 7 Months?
Aarav Bhatia Co-founder, Pocketly, Fastest growing Micro-lending Platform for Students in India [Founders' Yatra Series] Aarav shares his experiences on: Idea Validation & Product-Market Fit using Customer Feedback Go-To-Market Strategy for Organic Growth of Pocketly Why a Co-founder is at times Essential for a Startup? Fundraising Journey via 100X.VC & Angel Investors! Evolution of Pocketly, Post Covid-19 Pandemic
11:24
June 22, 2020
The Ultimate Podcast for Startups to Survive and Flourish, Post Covid-19!
The Ultimate Podcast for Startups to Survive and Flourish, Post Covid-19!
Ninad Karpe,  Partner, 100X.VC One of the most recognized experts and veteran of India's Startup Ecosystem! He shares his valuable insights on: Post Covid19, the New Normal and How to Grab the New Opportunities? Resilience & 3C Formula for the Entrepreneurs, in order to Survive and Flourish, post the Covid19 pandemic. Adaptation Advice for the Hospitality & Travel Related Startups.  How 2 of 100X.VC Incubated Startups Pivoted to take Advantage of the Covid19 Lockdown? 5 traits that will enable you to make it to the Class 2 of 100X.VC! 3 most common mistakes that the first-time entrepreneurs do?
08:12
June 13, 2020
How should the business owners / founders, sensitively handle the layoffs and pay-cuts?
How should the business owners / founders, sensitively handle the layoffs and pay-cuts?
Interview with Rashmi Deshpande, Co-Founder of Crafting Capability, 25 years in Corporate HR, a Business Mentor & Executive Coach! Rashmi shares her valuable tips and insights on: "How should the business owners / founders, sensitively handle the layoffs and pay-cuts?"
05:14
June 03, 2020
Why should early-stage startups apply for an Corporate or Business Incubation Program?
Why should early-stage startups apply for an Corporate or Business Incubation Program?
Interview with Yamika Mehra, AGM - "Neotec Hub", an Corporate / Business Incubator Program, run by the Ambuja Neotia Group! Yamika shared her valuable insights on: What benefits do the early-stage startups gain, when they're incubated by Neotec Hub? Success story of a startup, incubated by Neotec Hub! Pre-requisites / criteria of selection for startup incubation?  How does Neotec Hub supports other non-incubated startups? Finally, her advise to the entrepreneurs, who are looking to raise funding, during the covid-19 pandemic?
09:50
May 27, 2020
How a first-time entrepreneur raised pre-seed funding?
How a first-time entrepreneur raised pre-seed funding?
Aditi Sinha Co-Founder, Locale.ai Raised Pre-seed funding during the Covid-19 lockdown period [Founders' Yatra Series] Sharing her experiences on: How an idea led to the creation of locale.ai & how she validated it? Her Fundraising Journey Eexperience during the COVID19! Why she raised the pre-seed funding & for what purposes? Challenges she faced during fundraising & how she mitigated them? How did she arrive at the valuation of her Startup & the equity stake to give away to the Investors?
11:27
May 17, 2020
Why to Validate Your Startup Idea?
Why to Validate Your Startup Idea?
Ravi Kikan, the author of ebook "How to Validate Your Startup Business Idea?" Sharing his valuable insights on: Why entrepreneurs don't validate their startup idea? What are the implications of not validating an idea? Differentiate between Idea Validation and Product-Market Fit? A gist of his book, "how to validate your startup idea"?
11:40
May 11, 2020
Valuable Insights by a Entrepreneur, Who Failed the First Time!
Valuable Insights by a Entrepreneur, Who Failed the First Time!
Meheryar Tata Co-founder, EazyLeazy, a Online Rental Startup. Peak Achievements: Bootstrapped for 2 years.  Completed over 2,800 rental transactions and had a peak revenue run rate of USD 100k while being unit economics positive. Until it's eventual closure in Dec-17. [Founders' Yatra Series] Meheryar shares his experiences on: What motivated him to start EazyLeazy? His experience of bootstrapping for more than 2 years and achieving peak revenue rate of USD 100K? Key reasons responsible for EazyLeazy shutdown? His advice to budding entrepreneurs on his failure (what not to do)? How did he incorporate the learnings from EazyLeazy into his new venture?
09:49
April 25, 2020