Return to List

Podcast

The Indian Startup Show

The Indian Startup Show www.indianstartupshow.com Twitter Indian Startup Show

A weekly podcast show about Indian startups , entrepreneurs and more ! Which regularly makes No1 on The Indian iTunes tech chart. (I’m still not sure how the hell this happened..?)

Subscribe via ITunes

Subscribe via Stitcher

If you have subscribed to The Indian Startup Show. I would love your opinions & feedback. Please fill in this 60 Sec Survey, (opens google form)  thanks!

 

Ep50: Deepak Srinivasan : Co-founder of Crofters , on tackling the water crisis in India with IOT based farming!

Today we talking about IOT (Internet of things)  based farming with my guest Deepak Srinivasan.(@thisis_ads) the co-founder of Crofters.  Crofters’s have created a flagship ecosystem which  is an integrated aqua gardening system which helps you with fresh food farmed in the convenience of your very living room. Amazing stuff.

So in this episode we talk about how he and  his co-fcunder got started. how it works. State of the IOT industry at the moment in Indian . Production plans , nice example of senior citizens using the product ,Partnering with Teach for India. And Deepak shares his advice on getting early adopters. And some Elon musk chat.

In this conversation we also talk about:

And much more more

– Vision of the company.
– Plans for the next 12-24 months
– How big do they want to go?
– Who is this for?
– What type of food can you grow.
– Hardest part about building this business.

Links

www.crofters.in

**50th Episode!! Thanks for listening and subscribing.** If you like the show please leaving a comment in ITUNES.  Thank you for supporting the podcast.

 

 

Ep49: Ishu Bansal – Co-founder of TruckSuvidha on building India’s leading portal for the transportation and trucking Industry

India has the 2nd largest road network in the world. The Indian trucking industry is currently valued at $130 Bn and there are approximately 5.6 Mn on road vehicles transporting 80% of the country’s freight. So Today i speak to  Ishu Bansal co-founder of TruckSuvidha . TruckSuvidha is a online Portal for transportation & trucking Industry.

Through this portal one can find the real-time availability of trucks and loads.  So in this episode we talk about how he got started, the early days,  plans for the future. His inspirational dad, coding for Ice cream & candy! and  convincing transporters to use the system. And some cooking and travel chat!

In this conversation we also talk about:

– Life at Infosys
– What he learned from his first startup
– How it makes revenue
– What excites him most about the business
– Digital marketing

And much more!

**Links**

http://trucksuvidha.com/

https://twitter.com/trucksuvidha

https://www.facebook.com/trucksuvidha

 

**Announcement**

Capgemini the multinational information technology consulting  are turning 50, so they are creating a new competition called  InnovatorsRace50 – a global contest that seeks to reward promising early-stage start-ups.

If you have a startup in the following categories

– GovTech & Social Enterprises
– Data & Security
– Digital Processes & Transformation
– Consumers & Well-being
– FinTech & Mobility

Then please apply . 50 start-ups will be shortlisted and there will be  5 winners. A total of $250,000 worth equity-free funding is available.

InnovatorsRace50 is your chance to put your early-stage business on the global map.

Deadline is  28th Feb . For more details  please go to **innovatorsrace50.com** and if you get shortlisted then please come on the show an talk about it :)

Ep48:  Prashanto Das  – Co-founder of PING , on building the TV network of the future.

3.8 Billion videos are being consumed in India every month!  So my guest today is  Prashanto Das (@prashantodas) – Co-founder of Ping Networks. PING is India’s largest studio multi channel network creating original engaging video content across genres of food, music, entertainment, lifestyle, gaming.

In this episode we talk about how he got started , talk about his very own Jerry Maguire moment, life as a hard core creative . What first time founders should  be focusing on , the most surprising thing he has learned  about his crazy roller coaster journey so far.  Work life balance & challenges.

Prashanto talks about his leadership style, tips on negotiation. Advice on dealing with setbacks , Favorite TV shows. And  how you can start your own YouTube channel!  And much more..Please enjoy the show

In this conversation we also talk about:

– 6 months of applied state of nothingness
– How he met the his co-founder
– Early days of Ping.
– Raising finance
– Hardest part about building the business.
– Personal highlights
– What he looks for when hiring staff
– What should first time founders be focussing on
– Steve Jobs

and much  more!

Links

Ping Networks http://www.pingnetwork.in/

 

Ep47: Nitin Sood – Co-founder of Happy Shappy on creating an online platform to make Indian weddings a little bit easier!

 

Are you planning your Big Fat Indian Wedding this year! Well In this week’s episode I chat to Nitin Sood. Co-founder of Happy Shappy. Based in Delhi, Happy Shappy is a one stop shop for all things for Indian weddings. Since launching last year they are doing really well. As a first time founder Nitin shares his rollercoaster journey so far

We talk about what inspired him to start this journey, his previous life in Washington D.C. The vision of the company, plans for the future, and he also shares his top tips on how you can plan your wedding! Very important stuff and much more … please enjoy the show!

in this conversation we also talk about,

And much much more…!

Links

Website: https://happyshappy.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyShappyOfficial

 

Ep46: kumar Srivatsan – Co-Founder of OptaCredit on creating an A.I – Powered, Data-Driven Online Lender providing credit to millions across India.

A majority of the Indian population find it difficult to get credit! So today I speak with Kumar Srivatsan who is on a mission to change this. he is the co-founder of OptaCredit an AI powered data driven online lender providing credit to people across India. .Since demonetization they have seen an 300% increase in application and were mention in Forbes. So they are doing really well!

So in this podcast we talk about how he got started, What is A.I? , demonetization in India , how it actually works, why formal credit is hard to get in India. The vision of the company , Kumar also tells me what first time founders should be focussing on.

So in this podcast we talk about how he got started, What is A.I? , demonetization in India , how it actually works, why formal credit is hard to get in India. The vision of the company. Kumar also tells me what first time founders should be focussing on.

In this conversation we also talk about:

An much much more!

Links

https://www.optacredit.com/

 

Ep45:  Divya Nambiar – Founder of Unniyarcha,  on building an international fashion jewelry label

Today I speak with Divya Nambiar  Founder of Unniyarcha a revolutionary fashion jewelry label based in Bangalore , the  brand offers a range of fusion jewelry, which is a unique mix of traditional and contemporary designs.

So in this podcast we talk about what inspired her to do this, how it’s going so far, what keeps her awake at night , social responsibility. Her management style, time spent at Columbia university, long term goals, she also shares her advice on how to build a  brand  and much much more . Please enjoy the show.

In this conversation we also talk about

– Persistence
– Bootstrapping
– Long term goals
– The meaning of  Unniyarcha, – An  immensely beautiful and legendary warrior of 17th century Malabar India
– Partnering with the Prajwala Foundation, which works towards the psychological and economic rehabilitation of rape survivors in India.
– Heroes
– How she gets inspired!
– And the return of the quick fire round!

Links

Website http://unniyarcha.com/

Twitter @UnniyarchaJewel

 

 

Ep44: Ashwin Damera – Co-Founder & Member of the Academic Board of EMERITUS . On making quality education accessible to the next generation of leaders across the world

Today I speak with Ashwin Damera  Co-Founder and Member of the Academic Board of EMERITUS  an edtech start-up.  They have developed an executive education model based on the leadership and management training needs of mid-management employees. They work with top tier business schools and bring their programs to markets like India, Middle East & Singapore.

So in this podcast we talk what inspired him to do this. , life as a startup founder. , online education, we also talk about his previous startup Travelguru a company that was later acquired by Travelocity in 2009. And his amazing two years spent at Harvard University and much much so please enjoy the show.

In this conversation we also talk about

– Dealing with competition
– Size of the market
– Sign ups so far & Stats
– The 5 year plan
– Leadership and Management
– His background
– Startup challenges
– The main trait an entrepreneurs should have (its a a great answer!)
– The early days of TravelGuru
– Life as a startup founder
– Examples of great business leaders.
– Favorite books
– What should first time founder’s be focussed on.

Links

Emeritus

Thanks to Ashwin for coming on the show today and if you want more information go to http://emeritus.org/
Thanks for listening and subscribing. Since launching we have had 130,000 listeners in total so thank you very much If you like the show please leaving a comment in ITUNES.  Thank you for supporting the podcast.and i shall be back next week. If you have any feedback on the show  Or want to come on please send me an email hello@neilpatel.co or  tweet @indianstartupsh or go to facebook.com/indianstartupshow would love to connect.

 

 

**Competition Time !**

MetLife Foundation is running MetLife Inclusion Plus Competition, an innovation competition which offers a unique opportunity to startups in the financial inclusion/ financial technology space. The idea of Inclusion Plus is to Identify, recognize and support promising social entrepreneurs and enterprises who can potentially make a positive impact on financial inclusion.

The competition  will be targeting entrepreneurs who are leading innovation in the financial services industry aimed at low-to-moderate income households. The applicants will compete for a share of $150,000 USD in awards.

Competitors will submit a product, service, program or innovative solution to improve financial health and well-being for low- and moderate-income people in India. The innovation should demonstrate that it will improve people’s access to and/or adoption and usage of financial products and services.

**Deadline for entries: 23rd November 2016**

For further details kindly visit http://india.inclusionplus.com/

Ep43:  Sanchit Malik- Co-founder of Townscript – On creating  India’s leading event registration & ticketing platform

This week I chat to the  Sanchit Malik (@maliksanchit) co-founder of Townscript. Townscript is  India’s leading self serve event registration and ticketing platform. launched in late 2013 they have served more than 9500+ events majorly in India and other countries like US, Singapore, Australia. We talk about how he got started. startup culture, what he has learned from being an entrepreneur to what excites him most about this startup.

We also talk about

– Stats so far
– Mistakes first founders make
– What it’s like being a co-founder
– Favorite books
– Growing the company
– Plans for the future
– The return of the quick fire round!
– Hobbies & Interests

And much more . Please enjoy the show!

Links

Website: http://www.townscript.com/

Twitter:@townscript

Thanks to Sanchit  for coming on the show and if you want more information go to http://www.townscript.com/  Thanks for listening and subscribing. If you like the show please leaving a comment in ITUNES.  Thank you for supporting the podcast.and i shall be back next week. Want to come om the show send me an email hello@neilpatel.co or  tweet @indianstartupsh or go to facebook.com/indianstartupshow would love to connect.

 

 

Ep42:  Shruti Gandhi- Managing Partner at Array Ventures on solving impactful problems using  technology

Today I chat to Shruti Gandhi, (@atShruti) . Shruti is the managing partner at Array Ventures. Array Ventures is a VC firm based in the U.S.  which focuses on solving impactful problems using revolutionary technology.   We talk about her operational & investment experience,  life in Silicon Valley , machine learning, what she looks for when investing in startups & what first time founders should be focusing on.

In this conversation we also talk about:

– Companies she has invested in
– Favorite startups
– The one thing she wants you to understand about building a startup
– Dealing with FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
– Career highlights
– The importance of using your gut instinct

And much much more….

Links

Website : http://www.array.vc

Twitter : @atShruti

 

Ep41:  Lokendra Ranawat – Founder of Wooden Street –  On creating  india’s first e-commerce custom built online furniture company.

Based in the beautiful city of Udaipur. Wooden Street  is a startup that creates e-commerce custom built online furniture and they growing really fast 150% month on month.  According to Lokendra 90% of the furniture market is still unorganized and the market is potentially worth $20 billion.

**in this podcast we also talk about:**

– Statistics – website hits and sales.
– Obstacles and current challenges
– Going global.
– Best moments
– How he keeps on top of things.
– Hobbies & interests.
– Hiring Process
– Standing Computer desks

If you want to know more about Wooden Street. Please go to **woodenstreet.com** if you like the show please leave a rating and review of the show. Just search of the Indian Startup Show on ITunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Downcast, Instacast, Podkicker, And Apple TV .  If you want to come on the show, don’t be shy.

Please send me an email hello@neilpatel.co . Any feedback  go to **neilpatel.co/podcast** and fill in the google form takes 30 secs or  tweet @indianstartupsh or go to facebook.com/indianstartupshow would love to connect.

Links

Website : http://www.woodenstreet.com

 

Ep40:  Deepak Goel – Founder of  KarmaCircles  – On building a peer to peer social learning platform & mentoring over 1,000 people around the world!

Today I talk to Deepak Goel,  founder of KarmaCircles, (@KarmaCircles) a peer to peer social learning platform. They have developed a  really cool mobile-first platform in which you can send a request for a meeting, schedule, interact and thank other professionals for helping you through a KarmaNote

We talk about how he got started , how the app works and why he is REALLY passionate about KarmaCircles .We also talk about his amazing experiences from working in Silicon valley to mentoring over a thousand entrepreneurs around the world over the last six years. ***Special Offer***  If you want schedule some time with Deepak  go to KarmaCircles.com download the app  & mention The Indian Startup Show and Deepak will help you!. Please enjoy the show!

In this conversation we also talk about:

– Mentoring over 1,000 people.
– What excites Deepak most about this startup
– Deepak’s 3 main Passions
– **The ONE thing Deepak wants you to know about building a startup!** (ITS A GREAT ANSWER!)
– 4 questions  you need to answer before you raise finance!
– 6 things you need to put in your slide deck
– His favorite startups over the last 10 years.
– Stats so far.
– How the app works

and much more!

Links

Website : http://www.karmacircles.com
Twitter : @karmacircles

 

Ep39: Vivek Bajaj – Founder of Kredent Academy – On building India’s top financial engagement eco-system

The need for strong financial literacy and financial analytics is very important for complete engagement of citizen of any country ! And In this week’s episode I chat to Vivek Bajaj . Founder of Kredent Academy (@KredentAcademy) and StockEdge (@stockedge) . Kredent Academy is one of the foremost professional training institutes in India with focus on finance and capital markets. Anyone can become a financial market expert through practical oriented learning and strong hold on analytics.

We talk about how he got started. developing content across multiple languages , plans for expansion in South East Asia , vision of the company. Vivek has created an amazing analytics platform for the Indian stock market (stockedge) which already has 25,000 downloads in 2.5 months. With a background in accountancy and building a number of business over the years he gives us excellent financial & recruitment advice if you’re thinking about starting your own business.

 

In this conversation we also talk about:

and much more!

Links

Website: http://www.kredentacademy.com/ & http://www.stockedge.com

Twitter:@KredentAcademy , @mystockedge

 

Ep38: Prashant  Surana – Founder & CEO of Snapper Technologies  – On building a hyper-glocal marketplace in India.

In this week’s episode I chat to Prashant Surana  the Founder & CEO of Snapper Technologies (@snappertechnol1)  These  guys are building a cool platform that allows you to try goods  before you buy ranging from apparel to electronic gadgets. There ultimate aim is to revolutionize the retails sector in  India , very ambitious!  In this conversation we also talk about how the platform works. Plans for expansion . Prashant also shares great insights on life as an entrepreneur.

Links

Website: http://www.snappertech.com/

Twitter:@snappertechnol1

 

Ep37: Chamutal Afek-Eitam  – Founder & CEO of 3 Million Club – On Integrating Technology into the Humanitarian Sector

Today we are talking about how to integrate technology into the humanitarian sector with my special guest Chamutal Afek-Eitam, Founder & CEO of 3 Million Club (@3millionclub)  The 3 Million Club is the amazon.com for life saving products for the humanitarian sector. Since launching they have saved over 2,500 children.

Chamutal has over 17 years working in the humanitarian sector and in this show we talk about  ,
where the idea came from , how the product works,  working in  India , plans for the future  & how you can get involved.

Links

https://3millionclub.com/

@3MillionClub

info@3millionclub.com

Ep36: Neha Gupta,  Founder of Lipikaar.com –  On creating a simple &  intuitive typing tool for all Indian languages

In this week’s episode I chat to Neha Gupta. Founder of Lipikaar (@lipikaar) Lipikaar is a simple and intuitive typing tool for all Indian languages. So this tool works on common text editors like MS Office, website and browser plugins, as well as  keyboard app for Android phones as well. in this conversation we also talk about, ­ how she got started , time spent working at Amazon,  launching the Lipikaar app this year,  the app already has 100,000 downloads.  Neha also gives great advice on B2B sales, networking **(be persistent!)**  and creating a product from scratch

In this conversation we also talk about

– The hardest part about building the  business
– Critical milestones for the next year
– Building the mobile app.
– Digital marketing
– What excites her most about her startup.
– favorite books & blogs
– Business heroes
– 5 quick fire questions!

Links

Website: http://www.lipikaar.com/

Twitter: @lipikaar

 

Ep35: Vidya Vellala  – Founder & CEO of Evayadesk.com  on providing online customer support in a faster way!

In this week’s episode I chat to Vidya Vellala  . Founder & CEO of  Evayadesk (@EvayaDesk)
Evayadesk is a software as a service product  providing help desk software solutions  for businesses around the world.  Vidya built the software herself and now she has a team of 4. We talk about how she got started.  Her engineering background. The number of businesses signed up.  vision of the company ,  plans for the future to her inspirational mother and more!

Viday’s advice on learning to code  “There is nothing we cannot learn in this world!”

in this conversation we also talk about,

– What excites her most about this startup
– How she spends her Sundays
– Digital marketing
– Her views entrepreneurship
– Five quick fire questions. find out Vidya’s food heaven and hell!
– Favorite books
– Where the name Evaya comes from

Links

Website: http://www.evayadesk.com

Twitter: @EvayaDesk

 Ep34: Shuchi Pandya  – Founder & CEO of Pipa + Bella

This week I speak to Shuchi Pandya. Founder and CEO of Pipa + Bella, an online jewellery e-commerce platform offering fashion jewellery to women across India. Started 2 years ago they are growing really fast & have raised funding  So in this conversation we talk about how she got started, What’s it like being a founder , information on how to raise funding! , what to put in you slide deck and collaborating with social influencers & celebrities.

in this conversation we also talk about,

– Advice on growing & marketing your startup.
– Collaborating with social influencers & celebrities.
– Hardest part about building the business.
– Plans for the future
– Sales
– Dealing with VC’s
– Latest trends in Indian jewellery
– A summer spent travelling around S.America!
– 4 Quick fire questions!
And more!

Links

Website: http://www.pipabella.com/

Twitter: @pipabella

 

Ep32: Anirban Poddar  – Founder & CEO of ShopHop on building a marketplace for natural home-grown foods & wellness products

 

In this week’s episode I chat to Anirban Poddar. Founder & CEO of ShopHop (@ShophopIndia)
ShopHop is an e-commerce platform which serves as a curated marketplace for natural, artisanal ,home-grown foods and wellness products. Since launching in January they are growing 100% month on month!

We talk about how he got started. How many orders they get. Advice on how to pitch to investors because they won Pitch 2 Start competition.  We  talk about what first time founders should be focussing on ,  plans for the future. We also discuss  Bacon ice cream & what he does on a Sunday!

in this conversation we also talk about,

– The most surprising thing about his entrepreneurial journey so far
– The vision of the company
– Company stats
– What excites him most about this startup
– Business heroes
– Growing Shop Hop’s user base
– The hardest part about building this business.

And more!

Links

Website: http://www.shophop.co.in/

Twitter: @ShophopIndia

Thanks for listening and subscribing. If you like the show please leaving a comment in ITunes. We had a great last week. The Indian Startup Show had the top podcast episode and the was top podcast in ITunes tech category. **Thank you for supporting the podcast**.. If you have any feedback on the show  Or want to come on please send me an email hello@neilpatel.co or  tweet @indianstartupsh or go to facebook.com/indianstartupshow would love to connect

 

Ep31: Vishal Shah – Founder & CEO of Haute Chef

In this week’s episode I chat to Vishal Shah. Founder & CEO of Haute Chef  (@HauteChefIndia)
Haute Chef is a unique “meal kit” concept, They send a box of pre-measured, labeled ingredients along with easy to follow step-by-step instructions on putting together a truly gourmet dish in your home kitchen. And they are doing a couple of thousand orders month.

Prior to founding Haute Chef, Vishal was an investment banker based in New York and London working with a multinational bank for over a decade.

We talk about what inspired him to start this journey, his life on Wall Street. The vision of the company,  to mistakes he sees first time founders make & plans for the future and much more … please enjoy the show!

in this conversation we also talk about,

– What Vishal looks for when hiring staff
– Plans for expansion for the next 3 years
– The startup scene in Mumbai
– What Wall street is really like!
– Most surprising thing about his entrepreneurial journey so far
– What excites him most about this startup
– Mistakes first time founders make – (don’t get too attached to your product)
– Bootstrapped v funded startups in India
– Food tips for first time visitors to India!
– **New section** → 4 Quick fire questions!

And more!

Links

Website: http://hautechef.in/

Twitter: @HauteChefIndia

 

Ep30:  Anu Acharya Founder & CEO of Mapmygenome on promoting healthy living by understanding the role of genetics

Today I chat to Anu Acharya (@anuacharya)  , The founder & CEO of Mapmygenome.in   (@mapmygenome). Based in Hyderabad  –  Mapmygenome, is a startup

to see all interviews please go to http://www.indianstartupshow.com/ episodes or ITUNES

I will send you 4 links a week on bootstrapping hand-picked , once a week
No need to search for it, it will be in your inbox once a week, no spam no BS.