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The Indian Silicon Valley Podcast is a series of intricate conversations with Founders, Investors and Domain Experts from India's flourishing startup ecosystem, with the hope to decode the learnings from building legendary institutions. The mission of this Podcast is to democratise the knowledge to building a truly spectacular Company! Stay Tuned for an Episode each Sunday as your Host - Jivraj Singh Sachar brings to your some phenomenal conversations! Feel Free to Reach Out - jivrajsinghsac ...
 
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In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Matt Abrahams, Co-founder of Bold Echo Communications, Professor of Strategic Communications at Stanford GSB, Author of Speaking Out without Freaking Out and Host of the world-renowned Podcast - Think Fast, Talk Smart. Through the Episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:50) : Why is Good Communi…
 
Last fortnight, OfBusiness raised $160M, joining the stampede of 26 unicorns this year. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the A Junior VC piece - AJVC Unfiltered 33: Can OfBusiness help SMB's get Supply Smarter? For more details - https://ajuniorvc.com/ofbusiness-b2b-financing-supply-unicorn-india-startup-zetwerk-inframarket/…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Prasad Kompalli, Co-founder & CEO of mfine. mfine is an on-demand healthcare service that provides its users access to virtual consultations and connected care programmes from the different hospitals, in the country. To make this possible, the company has partnered with leading and trusted hospit…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Shashank Kumar, Co-Founder of Razorpay. Razorpay is one of India’s most successful FinTech Startups, providing a full-stack solution to businesses to accept, process and disburse payments. Founded in 2014 by Shashank Kumar & Harshil Mathur, Razorpay has come a long way in leading the financial se…
 
Kabeer grew up in a small town in Dadra & Haveli, where starting one’s own business was unheard of. After completing his MBA, he started working as a sales executive at Airtel and later became a product manager. After spending a few years there, he decided to leave and spent a year doing nothing before finally starting his first startup. A location…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Beerud Sheth, Co-founder and CEO of Gupshup. Gupshup is defining the way businesses leverage conversational messaging to interact with their consumers. It is by far the market leader in its category and it recently turned a profitable unicorn with back-to-back funding rounds. This is Beerud’s 2nd…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO of Apna. Founded in 2019, Apna is India's largest professional networking and job opportunities platform for India's rising workforce. Over 10 million users and over 1 lakh employers across 28+ cities trust Apna, and it is only just getting started! Through this Episo…
 
Last fortnight, Indian ed-tech startup Eruditus raised $650MM from marquee global investors at a $3.2Bn valuation, becoming India’s 3rd largest EdTech. For more details - https://ajuniorvc.com/ Link to the article - https://ajuniorvc.com/eruditus-edtech-unicorn-byjus-unacademy-executive-higher-upgrad/…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Asish Mohapatra, Co-Founder & CEO - OfBusiness. Through the episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:16) : Choosing to be an Entrepreneur after living the Consulting & VC Life! 2. (04:08) : When do you know you're ready to take the leap of faith & become a Founder? 3. (06:51) : The Founding Story…
 
Gaurav grew up in a family that operated a large apparel business. Seeing his Dad grow the business had sown the early seeds of entrepreneurship in him. He worked in the family business for 6 years during which he witnessed the complete business journey - From IPO to an exit to a PE firm. He decided to take a break and went to do an MBA at Stanford…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Kanwaljit Singh, Founder & Managing Partner - Fireside Ventures. Through the Episode we discuss the following - 1. (02:10) : Uncovering the progression of the VC Ecosystem through the last two decades & understanding the Vertical Approach being leveraged by Fireside 2. (08:25) : Diving deep into …
 
Last fortnight, CoinDCX became a unicorn, putting Indian crypto firmly back into the spotlight after years of wilderness. For more details - https://ajuniorvc.com/ Link to the article - https://ajuniorvc.com/india-crypto-startup-tech-coindcx-wazirx-polygon-unicorn-bitcoin/
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Abhay Hanjura, Co-Founder of Licious. Through the Episode we discuss the following - 1. (02:26) : How did Abhay gain the early conviction into solving the problem with Licious? 2. (12:24) : Personifying Customer Centricity & making it a part of the Co. DNA! 3. (17:31) : Licious has a staggering 5…
 
Souvik grew up in Kolkata in a middle-class neighborhood where entrepreneurship was something alienated and mainly constituted of generational family businesses. After completing his CA he started working at a construction company. He worked there for 5 years, then went on to pursue an MBA. He graduated in 2016 and witnessed the Indian startup ecos…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Harsh Singh, Co-Founder of Pristyn Care. Pristyn Care is one of India’s leading healthcare startups, which is transforming the way patients undergo surgeries. Pristyn is slowly becoming the gold standard for patient experience, having reached this point by handcrafting the experience from end to …
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Abhijit Kane, Co-Founder of Postman. Postman is a collaboration platform for API development, enhancing the productivity of over 15 million developers from across the globe. From what started as an open source solution, Postman is now a multi-billion dollar company with over 90% of the Fortune 50…
 
Last fortnight, India added a record 20th unicorn for the year, almost double in the number of 2020, surpassing the amount of funding raised in all of the last year. Article link - https://ajuniorvc.com/india-startup-tech-upi-jio-infosys-flipkart-gold-decade/ More info - https://ajuniorvc.com/
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Abhishek Poddar, Co-Founder & CEO of Plum. Plum is reimagining corporate healthcare in India by providing high quality health insurance at affordable prices to thousands of startups and corporates in the country. Abhishek, the Co-Founder & CEO of Plum, has had a diverse range of experiences from …
 
Abhinav grew up in a traditional middle-class fashion and went on to college to study engineering. Becoming a part of the institute’s entrepreneurship cell, he got exposed to the world of startups. Interacting with founders and hearing their experiences, he had realized that he ultimately wants to become a founder one day. After graduation, he got …
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Anand Chandrasekaran, Executive President at Five9, as he helps us decode the black box of "Product" on the 4th Masterclass on the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast. The Masterclass Series of the Podcast is a way to dive deeper into specific domains from the tech ecosystem and uncover them fundamenta…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Sandeep Kher, Director & Head of Portfolio Finance - Sequoia India. Through the Episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:25) : What is the importance of Finance in Startups? 2. (08:44) : Finance is NOT a Cost! ~ Optimising for time 3. (10:45) : How has Sandeep navigated his journey in Finance? --…
 
Last fortnight, Digit Insurance raised a $200 million round to make it one of the largest funding rounds in India’s general insurance industry, valuing the company at $3.5B. Article link : https://ajuniorvc.com/digit-insurance-lic-unicorn-india-startup-tech-general-acko/ More info on: ajuniorvc.com
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Revant Bhate, Co-Founder of Mosaic Wellness, a family of health & wellness brands. Through the Episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:17) : Where does Revant's love for the Startup Ecosystem come from? ~ Misfits trying to create value! 2. (08:21) : How has Mosaic thought of building Full Stack …
 
Ranjeet grew up in a small village with less than 1000 population. He used to go to the nearby city on weekdays to attend school and return to the village on the weekend. As a kid he was a voracious reader, starting with first his school textbooks, later devouring Hindi literature, comics, and novels. As he grew up, he slowly shifted to reading Eng…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Akhil Aryan, Co-Founder of ION Energy, a lithium-ion battery management and intelligence platform. Through the Episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:19) : How Akhil figured out his Life's mission? 2. (10:06) : Diving deeper and Solving for the Real Problems which shall have the greatest impact…
 
Last fortnight, BrowserStack raised $200M, at a valuation of $4Bn, making it India’s most valuable SaaS startup. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the A Junior VC piece - AJVC Unfiltered 28: Can BrowserStack be the World’s Software Tester? For more details - https://ajuniorvc.com/browserstack-saas-unicorn-bootstrapped-testing-app-browser-indi…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Sampad Swain, Co-Founder & CEO of Instamojo, India's simplest selling platform, which enables millions of Indian micro-entrepreneurs & SMEs to start, manage and grow their businesses. Through the Episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:23) : Learnings from the last 12 Years of Sampad's Entrepren…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Founder & Vice Chairman of Info Edge. Mr. Sanjeev Bikchandani, is one of the legends of India’s Startup Ecosystem. A man way ahead of his time, he sparked the fire of leveraging technology to build companies which would simplify the lives of millions of Indians. From Nau…
 
Arjun Vaidya was brought up in a family with a rich culture in Ayurveda. His Grandfather had started an ayurvedic clinic about 150 years ago. He went to study in the US, where he saw yoga repackaged and being sold all over the country. He pondered why India was lagging behind in it’s adoption, the land where it originated from. He returned to India…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Arjun Ravi Kolady, Head of Sales - Spotify India as he helps us decode the black box of "Sales" on the 3rd Masterclass on the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast. The Masterclass Series of the Podcast is a way to dive deeper into specific domains from the tech ecosystem and uncover them fundamentally. …
 
Last fortnight, Tata Digital acquired 1mg for $200M, hot on the heels of its acquisition of BigBasket and its investment in Cure.fit. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the A Junior VC piece - AJVC Unfiltered 27: Can Tata's 20-Year Tech Pivot Spin Up a SuperApp? For more details - https://ajuniorvc.com/tata-digital-tcs-super-app-startups-unico…
 
In this Speak, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Bejul Somaia, Managing Director of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Lightspeed India Partners is one of India’s largest and most successful venture funds, having funded the behemoths of the Indian Startup Ecosystem including the likes of BYJU's, OYO, Udaan, ShareChat and many more. Bejul Somaia is one …
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Nami Zarringhalam, Co-Founder & Chairman of Truecaller. Through this Episode we discuss the following: 1. (02:33) : How to build a truly Viral Product ? 2. (06:00) : Iterating & Doubling-down on Growth Loops? 3. (12:25) : Lessons for Scaling the Team when Blitzscaling! ~ The concept of Business U…
 
Chinmay grew up in Bombay where he was surrounded by small businesses. His father had a textile factory and his mom ran a boutique tailor shop. They emphasized on Chinmay’s education so that he could get a stable job. After graduating from college, Chinmay got a job in Singapore as a software engineer. He later became a product manager and worked i…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Anirudh Singla, Co-Founder & CEO, Pepper Content. Pepper Content is India’s largest marketplace for all things content. It currently works with over 800+ Brands, to solve their content needs by aligning them with some of the best freelancers who are approved on their platform. Riding on the prima…
 
Last fortnight, D2C brand acquirer Mensa raised $50M, hot on the heels of beauty brand SUGAR’s $21M fundraise. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the A Junior VC piece - Can India Consume D2C Brands? Article Link: https://ajuniorvc.com/d2c-brands-startups-mamaearth-unicorn-nykaa-boat-influencer/ More info on: https://ajuniorvc.com/…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Gaurav Agarwal, Co-Founder of 1mg. Gaurav has had an extremely fascinating set of diverse experiences over the years. From IIT Delhi to shipping enterprise software in Silicon Valley to witnessing crazy scale at Zynga & building FarmVille to finally deciding to choose impact & coming back to Indi…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Aarti Gill, Co-Founder & CEO, OZiva. OZiva is India's leading clean, plant-based nutrition brand. Aarti & Mihir started out in 2013, however they struck gold after many iterations and pivots in 2016, which is when OZiva came to life. Aarti has always been passionate towards fitness, and she has u…
 
After completing his MBA, Chaitanya started working as a management consultant in the US. There he learned about product management, user experience, and how large organizations function. He really enjoyed the work but didn’t like the travelling lifestyle and decided to quit to do something better. He came back to India and decided to startup in th…
 
Last fortnight, Groww raised $83MM to become a unicorn, becoming the seventh fintech in India to do so. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the A Junior VC piece "Can Groww Help Indian Investor Wealth Grow?" Article Link: https://ajuniorvc.com/groww-fintech-unicorn-india-mutual-fund-stocks-startup/ More info on: ajuniorvc.com…
 
In this Episode of the Masterclass Series of the Podcast, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Abhishek Nag, Director of Business Development - Netflix India. The Masterclass Series of the Podcast is a way to dive deeper into specific domains from the tech ecosystem and uncover them fundamentally. For the 2nd Episode of the series we decode - Busine…
 
Sai grew up in Hyderabad and developed an interest in building things right from his high school. Studying at IIT Kanpur, he tinkered around with different ideas that didn’t work at the time. But taught him the importance of overcoming failures to grow. After graduation, he got a job at Zynga, a company making video games for social networks. It wa…
 
In this Episode, I, Jivraj Singh Sachar speak with Anandamoy Roychowdhary, Principal at Sequoia Capital India. Roy is one of the foremost technology leaders of our ecosystem, who has built products and scaled teams for more than a decade, before joining Sequoia, where he currently leads investments in new-age deep tech startups! This was an absolut…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Sanna Vohra, Founder & CEO of The Wedding Brigade. Sanna studied at Brown University and took up investment banking at Morgan Stanley post graduation, where she spent more than 2 years. During one of her visits to India, while she was attending a wedding, she recognised how broken the process of …
 
Last fortnight, Urban Company raised $190M, propelling it to become a $2Bn unicorn, a record-breaking 13th for 2021. Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the A Junior VC piece "Can Urban Company Makeover India's Gig Economy?" Article Link: https://ajuniorvc.com/urban-company-clap-services-unicorn-gig-economy/ More info on: ajuniorvc.com…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Mr. Manoj Kohli, Country Head - India, SoftBank International. India is going through an unprecedented crisis, which caused more havoc than our generation has ever seen. Increasingly, we have the seen the Entrepreneurs of our Country and the Ecosystem at large, rise to the situation and support e…
 
Seeing the rise of Indian talent in foreign movies coupled with their interest in film and media, Ashwin, Aditi, and Anirudh decided to come back to India and do something in the space. They started with a production studio creating films but soon pivoted to a content creation company as they witnessed the growth of social media. To build a communi…
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Prukalpa Sankar, Co-Founder of Atlan & of SocialCops. Atlan is building the Home for Data Teams, such that no data team in the world has to face the trouble they had to face when building SocialCops. There is GitHub for coders, Figma for Designers, and there will be Atlan for Data Teams! Through …
 
In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Kabeer Biswas, Co-Founder of Dunzo. Dunzo, as most you must know, is an on-demand delivery platform, which makes life easier for millions of Indians by fundamentally transforming the way we shop everything and transfer goods. Building a Postal Service for Indian Cities, Dunzo has an average deliv…
 
Abhimanyu's interest in tech began in college where he met his co-founder Anshuman. The two of them worked together on many projects before joining as full-time engineers at young high growth startups in the US. They discovered how hard it is to scale a talented tech team. They started Interview Bit, a website that helped people prepare for tech in…
 
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