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Hi, I am your host Siddhartha! I have been an entrepreneur from 2012-2017 building two products AddoDoc and Babygogo. After selling my company to SHEROES, I and my partner Nansi decided to start up again. But we felt unequipped in our skillset in 2018 to build a large company. We had known 0-1 journey from our startups but lacked the experience of building 1-10 journeys. 

Hence was born the Neon Show (Earlier 100x Entrepreneur) to learn from founders and investors, the mindset to scale yourself and your company. This quest still keeps us excited even after 5 years and doing 200+ episodes. 

We welcome you to our journey to understand what goes behind building a super successful company. Every episode is done with a very selfish motive, that I and Nansi should come out as a better entrepreneur and professional after absorbing the learnings. 


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This week’s episode is in discussion with Bihar’s First Lady IPS officer who talks about Bihar’s Decline, Working With Lalu Prasad, & The 1984 Bokaro Riots Tragedy as we welcome Manjari Jaruhar to the Neon Show! UNTOLD 1984 Bokaro Riots Story!What Was Bihar Like In the 1960s?Is The Indian Police Force Corrupt?Do IPS Officers Get Influenced By Politicians?All these juicy topics and more in this EYE-OPENING conversation about the lives of India’s civil servants. A dive into the inner workings of the Indian police force, from the perspective of a woman & how much Bihar as a state has changed since the 60s… Tune in NOW!___________________________________________________________________________________________________Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Founder, Neon Fund & Host, The Neon ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/siddharthaa7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharthaahluwalia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhartha_a/___________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!__________________________________________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS00:00 - Precap01:04 - Welcoming Bihar’s First Lady IPS, Manjari Jaruhar!01:45 - What Was Bihar Like In the 1960s?05:13 - Life As A Lady IPS In Bihar! 09:24 - Was The System Pulling Down Lady officers?11:23 - UNTOLD 1984 Bokaro Riots Story!17:37 - How Did Manjari Ma’am Deal With Emotional Trauma?22:05 - Is The Indian Police Force Corrupt?26:36 - Why Bokaro Was Her Most Challenging Posting!31:54 - Do IPS Officers Get Influenced By Politicians?34:31 - UNTOLD Operation Gangajal Story!40:54 - Reality Of 1990s Bihar Kidnappings!45:12 - Downfall Of Bihar’s Education System DECODED!49:35 - Experience Working During Lalu Prasad’s Reign!55:13 - Why Was The Central Government Posting Life-Changing?1:03:39 - Current Government vs 90s Government1:09:35 - The Importance Of Giving Your Daughters “Freedom”!1:13:37 - Concluding Remarks
This week’s episode is once again in discussion with PM Narendra Modi’s Economic Advisor who talks about Kolkata’s Downfall, Bihar’s UPSC Craze & The Indian Dream as we welcome once again, Sanjeev Sanyal to the Neon Show! The Reason Behind India’s Rapid GrowthThe West’s Problem With India!Why Did Jyoti Basu Get Elected As CM?What Led To Bihar’s Downfall?All these juicy topics and more in this UNFILTERED conversation about India’s growth story. A dive into the “poverty of aspiration” that has limited India in the past till recently & why it is now a country that is to be reckoned with… Tune in NOW!___________________________________________________________________________________________________Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Founder, Neon Fund & Host, The Neon ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/siddharthaa7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharthaahluwalia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhartha_a/___________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!__________________________________________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS00:00 - Precap01:14 - Welcome Back Sanjeev Sanyal!01:40 - What Is Sanjeev Sir Up To Now?03:00 - Kolkata’s Downfall EXPLAINED In Detail09:04 - Why Did Jyoti Basu Get Elected As CM?10:31 - How “Poverty Of Aspiration” Affected India’s Growth14:31 - Are India’s “Zero Food” Kids A Real Problem?18:10 - REALITY Behind India’s Gender Selective Abortions Crisis23:32 - “1/6th Of The World’s Billionaires Should Be Indian!”25:52 - The Reason Behind India’s Rapid Growth30:52 - The West’s Problem With India32:11 - What Led To Bihar’s Downfall & Its Craze Of Civil Service?35:11 - How Middle-Class India’s Aspirations Are Evolving!37:04 - The Great Indian Dream40:32 - Conclusion
This week’s episode is an EXTENSIVE BREAKDOWN about Dark Indian SCAMS - Jamtara, Aadhaar Data, and Dark Web Secrets as we welcome Rahul Sasi, founder of CloudSEK, to the Neon Show!Why Are Scams Originating From Tier 2/3 Indian Cities?The Jamtara Scam DECODEDIs Your Aadhaar Data Safe?!How Many Hackers Are There In India?All these juicy topics and more in this DETAILED conversation. An eye-opener about the millions of cyber threats around us & what danger they carry… A crisp & efficient discussion about everything in the cyber space. Tune in NOW!___________________________________________________________________________________________________Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Founder, Neon Fund & Host, The Neon ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/siddharthaa7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharthaahluwalia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhartha_a/___________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!__________________________________________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS00:00 - Precap01:13 - Welcoming Rahul Sasi, co-founder of CloudSEK!02:27 - What Is Dark Web & CloudSEK's Role?08:50 - Why Dark Web Is So Difficult To Take Down!11:35 - Bangladesh Bank Heist DECODED16:08 - The Role of AI In Cyber Crimes!19:31 - How Many Hackers Are There In India?22:14 - Country With The Best Cyber Security Talent!24:45 - In India, Which Is The Best Cyber Security Company?25:46 - Jamtara Scam DECODED29:09 - Why Are Scams Originating From Tier 2/3 Indian Cities?31:53 - Chinese Loan App Scam EXPLAINED34:46 - How Does Money Laundering Work? 37:06 - Other Deadly Cyber Scams40:01 - Is Your Aadhaar Data Safe?!41:46 - How Do You Gain Practical Knowledge of Cyber Security?44:01 - What Inspired Rahul Sasi To Create CloudSEK?50:23 - Will AI Machines Attack Humans In The Future?52:46 - How Many Jobs Will Be Lost To AI In The Future?55:00 - Understanding What Privacy Entails Legally58:53 - Concluding Remarks on Future of Cyber Security!
This week’s episode is a HEARTFELT conversation between 2 women founders who discuss beauty standards in India, healthy living, career & much more as Nansi takes over hosting duties while welcoming Yoga Bar founder, Suhasini Sampath, to the Neon Show! How Has The Beauty Industry Impacted India?The TRUTH Behind Low & No-Added-Sugar Products!Prioritising “Needs” Over “Wants”Biggest Lesson Learnt From ITC Acquisition?All these juicy topics and more in this SINCERE conversation. A dive into the mind of one of India’s brightest female founders & one who has beautifully balanced her career & family commitments… Wishing you all a very Happy International Women’s Day! Tune in NOW!CHAPTERS00:00 - Precap01:26 - Welcoming Suhasini Sampath, founder of Yoga Bar!04:51 - Life Growing Up As A “Tam-Brahm”07:52 - Prioritising “Needs” Over “Wants”11:55 - Turning To A Minimalist Lifestyle14:54 - How Does She Balance Her “Multiple Lives”?!15:49 - Beauty Industry’s Impact On India22:23 - Social Media’s Impact On Mental Health26:58 - “Health Taste Ke Bina Nahi Bikega!”28:35 - Unhealthy Products Indians Eat30:35 - “Diabetes Is A REAL PROBLEM In India!”34:36 - 5 Poor Diet Choices Indians Are Making 38:04 - The TRUTH Behind Low & No-Added-Sugar Products!41:22 - SECRET Behind Suhasini’s Drive!44:23 - Motherhood vs Career47:13 - Biggest Lesson Learnt From ITC Acquisition48:55 - Difference Between Institutions vs New-Age Brands54:28 - 5 Brands That Changed Indian Consumer Habits For The Better56:40 - Concept of “VC Hallucination” Explained1:01:12 - Importance Of Supportive Men1:06:00 - Concluding Remarks
This week’s episode is an assortment of INSIGHTFUL INFORMATION about stocks in the banking sector, PayTM vs RBI & Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s strategies to becoming generationally wealthy as we welcome once again Deepak Shenoy, founder of CapitalMind, to the Neon Show!What Happened To PayTM?What Is The State of Banking Stocks & Sector in India!Is PM Modi Right About PSU Stocks?Are Startups Going IPO A Good Trend?All these juicy topics and more in this DETAILED conversation. A dive into the psyche of the man who manages over Rs. 1700 crore in the Indian markets… One of the rare times where the conversation never stops being informative & gripping. Tune in NOW!_________________________________________________________________Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Founder, Neon Fund & Host, The Neon ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/siddharthaa7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharthaahluwalia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhartha_a/__________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!___________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS00:00 - Precap01:34 - Welcome Back Deepak Shenoy, CEO of CapitalMind!01:52 - What Happened To PayTM? Fintechs vs RBI11:21 - State of Banking Stocks & Sector in India!28:07 - Should You Buy A Banking Stock?34:23 - Is RBI Mis Selling Information?39:07 - Why Are Public Sector Banks Doing So Well?40:10 - Indian Banks’ Bad Lending History!45:07 - ArcelorMittal DRAMA Decoded!52:20 - What Was The Problem With Yes Bank?58:13 - Is PM Modi Right About PSU Stocks?1:08:00 - Is The Indian Stock Market Currently Overvalued?1:11:41 - Are Micro Cap Companies The Best Bet Right Now?1:15:57 - Are Startups Going IPO A Good Trend?1:31:03 - Are Jio Financials A Good Stock To Invest in?1:33:06 - Top 3 Active Stocks In India!1:39:57 - “The Market Goes Up When You Sleep!”1:41:11 - Should Financial Advisors Be Held Accountable?1:48:51 - Is Buying Large Caps The Safe Option?1:50:18 - Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Strategies1:55:52 -
This week’s episode is a case study which explains Bangalore's water crisis and raises the question whether Karnataka government is at fault for how Bangalore has struggled to deal with water issues as we welcome water activist Viswanath Srikantaiah to the Neon Show!Will WW3 Happen Because Of Water Scarcity?Has The Karnataka Government FAILED Bangalore?Why Metropolitan Cities In India Are Unliveable!“The TRAGIC Reality About India Is…”All these EXPLOSIVE topics and more in this BRUTALLY HONEST conversation about India’s long standing relationship with water. A deep dive into how water may lead to the waging of the next big war in the world as well as a special focus on Karnataka & Bangalore's struggles with water… Tune in NOW!___________________________________________________________________________________________________Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Founder, Neon Fund & Host, The Neon ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/siddharthaa7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharthaahluwalia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhartha_a/___________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!__________________________________________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS00:00 - Precap01:46 - Introducing Viswanath Srikantaiah, Bangalore-based water activist!02:19 - Will WW3 Happen Because Of Water Scarcity?05:04 - Indo-China Water War On Brahmaputra Explained!07:22 - Indus Water Treaty Conflict Between India & Pakistan08:53 - Cauvery Water Dispute Decoded!15:14 - Geographical Breakdown of Bangalore’s History22:40 - Has The Karnataka Government FAILED Bangalore?26:43 - Is Urban Architecture At Fault For Water Issues? 31:33 - Will Indian Water Quality Reach Levels Of U.S. & Australia?35:00 - Why Metropolitan Cities In India Are Unlivable!41:40 - Why Is Bangalore Poor At Dealing With Water Issues?45:58 - Can India’s Economy Thrive Like Japan & Singapore?48:26 - History Of Migration In Bangalore!53:48 - Impact of Green Revolution on India1:03:22 - Why India Will NOT Leapfrog China’s GDP!1:06:30 - Social Impact of Water Crisis on Farmers1:09:53 - Is Migration DESTROYING Kannadiga’s Livelihoods?1:13:44 - Impact of Population Explosion on India1:18:42 - “The TRAGIC Reality About India Is…”1:29:42 - Shining Light On The Well Digging Community In Karnataka1:36:31 - Concluding Remarks_________________________________
This week’s episode is about India’s Gold Obsession, Pitching to Anushka Sharma, and Silver Jewellery’s $4 billion Business as we welcome GIVA’s Co-founder Ishendra Agarwal to the Neon Show!History of Gold & Silver As A Stored Value!Why Does South India Love Jewellery So Much?!How Has Perception Of Jewellery Changed?How Did GIVA Pitch To Anushka Sharma?All these JUICY topics and more in this HONEST & DETAILED conversation about India’s jewellery industry. A deep dive into how jewellery became such a large part of Indians’ lives & whether silver can eventually take over the jewellery sector in India… Tune in NOW!___________________________________________________________________________________________________Siddhartha Ahluwalia, Founder, Neon Fund & Host, The Neon ShowTwitter: https://twitter.com/siddharthaa7LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddharthaahluwalia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siddhartha_a/*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!__________________________________________________________________________________________________CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[01:09] - Introducing Ishendra Agarwal, founder of GIVA[01:42] - History of Gold & Silver As A Stored Value![05:19] - Evolution Of Gold & Silver In India![09:04] - % of India That Invests In Jewellery[12:09] - Early Days Growing Up In Agra[13:29] - The GIVA Journey[19:55] - How Did GIVA Become Such A Recognizable Brand?[22:44] - Pitching To Anushka Sharma! [26:13] - Breaking Down India’s Jewellery Sector[30:02]- Why Are Making Charges So High For Silver?[32:17] - How Do Silver Brands Solve For Low Average Order Values?[35:25] - Breaking Down GIVA’s Revenue Structure[36:55] - Why Does South India Love Jewellery So Much?![39:23] - How Has Perception Of Jewellery Changed?[44:34] - Will Made To Order Be The Future Of The Jewellery Sector?[46:47] - North India vs South India: Observations On Jewellery[52:01] - Can Tanishq Take Over Market Share For Jewellery In India?[56:26] - Concluding Remarks___________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!___________________________________________________________________________________________________
This week’s episode is in discussion with India’s ex-RBI Governor about Dr. Manmohan’s Legacy, India's 1991 Reforms & Future Economic Plans as we welcome C. Rangarajan to the Neon Show!What Was Life Like After Independence?What Was RBI’s Role Before & After Rangarajan Came In? Why Did The Partition Of Tamil Nadu Happen?Was Manmohan Singh A Good Prime Minister?All these SPICY topics and more in this PREMIUM conversation about India’s economics. A deep dive into how India became a powerhouse economy in the world since 1991 & the man behind reviving India in the 90s… Tune in NOW!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[01:14] - Introducing C. Rangarajan, ex-RBI Governor of India![02:36]- Balance of Payments CRISIS That Led To 1991 Reforms![06:23] - Why Did 1991 Economic Reforms Happen?[07:40] - Socialist India’s Downfall During The Late 80s![11:49] - Who Did India Owe Its Default To?[14:10] - How Did India Overcome Its Current Account Deficit?[18:27] - Influence of Narasimha Rao & Manmohan Singh[20:37] - What Was RBI’s Role Before & After Rangarajan Came In? [28:43] - RBI’s Biggest Policies During Rangarajan’s Tenure![33:57] - Rangarajan’s Childhood Before Partition![38:46] - What Was Life Like After Independence?[41:35] - Could India Have Changed From Socialist Principles Earlier?[42:50] - Why Did The Partition Of Tamil Nadu Happen?[45:27] - Reason Why Tamil Nadu Has Become Industrial Hub Of India![47:47] - How Terms Like NPA & FDI Get Created![50:32] - How Did The Advisory Team To Manmohan Singh Get Assembled?[53:30] - Was Manmohan Singh A Good Prime Minister?[59:47] - Why Did Rangarajan Step Down in 2014?[1:00:59] - His Message To The Youth of India & Where India Is Headed![1:09:18] - Concluding Remarks_____________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
This week’s episode is an EYE-OPENER for those who want to understand how AI impacts our lives & to be aware of potential AI scams as we welcome Manoj Agarwal, co-founder at DevRev, to the Neon Show!Can Machines Think For Themselves?What Jobs Are Most At Risk Due To AI?Is AI Progression Outpacing Humans?All these JUICY topics and much more in this DEEPLY INSIGHTFUL conversation about the AI revolution that has taken over the world & how it will impact future generations… Tune in NOW!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[00:48] - Introducing Manoj Agarwal, co-founder of DevRev[01:25] - Journey At Nutanix & Building DevRev[10:18] - Why Is AI At The Heart Of Innovation Today?[12:34] - Can Machines Think For Themselves?[17:51] - Why Is ChatGPT So Monumental?[21:19] - AI & Geopolitics[22:38] - BIGGEST Problem With Enforcing Laws on AI[25:19] - Is AI Progression Outpacing Humans?[27:07] - What Jobs Are Most At Risk Due To AI?[29:59] - What Jobs Will Be Created Due To The AI Revolution?[33:14] - How Is Gen Z Using AI Today?[34:40] - How Do AI Models Ensure There Is No Confirmation Bias?[37:35] - Why Are Indian Engineers/Developers More In Demand Now?[40:45] - Is India’s Talent Pool The Best In The World?[42:51] - Difference Between AI Focused Companies In The Past vs Now[47:00] - How AI Is Making Day-To-Day Life Easier[49:53] - The Concept Of “Hallucination” In Technology[53:51] - Concluding Remarks____________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
This week’s episode is a MUST WATCH for Indians abroad as we welcome Saravana Kumar, co-founder at Kovai.co, to the Neon Show!Why Are Expats Coming Back To India?Is a Masters' Degree Abroad Still the Best Option For Indians?Why Hasn’t India Produced A Company As Big As Microsoft or AWS?All these INFORMATIVE topics and more in this DEEPLY INSIGHTFUL conversation about the exponential changes taking place in India and why Indians abroad are eager to make their way back to their home country… Tune in NOW!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________🎇CHAPTERS[00:00]- Precap[00:46] - Introducing Saravana Kumar, co-founder of Kovai.co[02:06]- Middle-Class Upbringing in Coimbatore![04:18] - Biggest Learnings From Childhood To Now[06:14] - “They Put a Team of 18 People To Replace Me![10:24] - Why Are Expats Coming Back To India?[12:19] - Reasons For “INDIA SHINING”[13:46] - Why InfoSys Is The McDonald’s of India![20:56] - Is a Masters' Degree Abroad Still the Best Option For Indians?[28:34] - Creating Silicon Valley In Coimbatore[30:48] - Secret Behind His Efficiency & Speed![33:44] - Will ChatGPT & AI Kill Many Indian Startups?[38:09] - Why Hasn’t India Produced A Company As Big As Microsoft or AWS?[42:29] - What Indian Founders Need To Unlearn![48:11] - What Kind Of Leader Is Saravana?[49:17] - Is Narayana Murthy’s 70 Hr Week Policy Correct?[53:58] - Will Bangalore Continue To Be Tier-2 India’s First Choice Of Escape?[58:49] - How Many SaaS Companies Are In Coimbatore?[59:11] - The Future of Kovai[1:03:30] - Concluding Remarks____________________________________________________________________________________________________
This week’s episode requires that you watch this podcast before you apply for a Venture Capital job, as we welcome Ashish Fafadia, Partner at Blume Ventures, to the Neon Show!The History of Venture Capital in India!Is Obsession Required To Be A Successful Founder?What Is The Right Skill Set Required To Be In The VC Ecosystem?All these INFORMATIVE topics and more in this MASTERCLASS conversation about the inception of venture capital in India, what the DNA of a successful fund is & how to succeed in the VC ecosystem… Tune in NOW!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/_____________________________________________________________________________________________________🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[00:54] - Introducing Ashish Fafadia, Partner at Blume Ventures![02:03] - The History of Venture Capital in India![17:10] - Blume Ventures’ Inception[24:19] - Do Investors Have FOMO?[29:03] - Food Chain Model in Venture Capital[32:57] - Blume’s Fund 1 & 2 Journey[37:46] - Why A DNA Change Was Necessary For Blume![42:18] - How To Raise Funds From Large Institutions[52:54] - $102 Million Fund 3 Journey![55:55] - $290 Million Fund 4 Journey![1:02:25] - Top 5 Investments Made By Blume Ventures[1:10:04] - Biggest Learnings From Investing![1:14:58] - Is Obsession Required To Be A Successful Founder?[1:19:45] - Future of The India Opportunity[1:23:47] - Want A Job In VC? Watch This![1:28:25] - The Right Skill Set Needed To Be In A Fund![1:30:35] - How To Succeed In The VC Ecosystem![1:34:26]- “Fund Is A 5 Muscle Job!”[1:37:21] - Concluding Remarks____________________________________________________________________________________________________
This week’s episode is about why India as a country loves seeking status, as we welcome Ankush Sachdeva, co-founder of ShareChat, to the Neon Show!How Have Indian Consumers Evolved In The Last 10 Years?India vs Bharat ArgumentAre Majority Of Indian Products Aimed At Tier-1 Cities?All these CAPTIVATING topics and more in this FREE-FLOWING conversation about how social media has played a part in the consumer behaviour of Indians. A deep dive into why Indians are so status-driven rather than wealth-driven… Tune in NOW!_____________________________________________________________________________________________________🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[01:02] - Introducing Ankush Sachdeva, co-founder of ShareChat![01:45] - Siddhartha & Ankush’s Friendship Journey![03:44] - Setbacks Ankush Faced Before ShareChat[04:39 ]- Previous Companies Ankush Tried Building![09:48] - Lessons Learnt From His 14 Previous Failures[13:30] - ShareChat’s Untold Story[17:45] - India vs Bharat Argument[20:26] - Why India LOVES Seeking STATUS![24:20] - Are Bharat’s Audience Poor Spenders? [28:57] - How Have Indian Consumers Evolved In The Last 10 Years?[34:50] - How Far Is ShareChat From Profitability?[39:23] - How TikTok’s Ban Affected ShareChat![45:14] - Does China Have Better AI Algorithms Than India?[53:04] - Why Is Generative AI Taking Over The World?[57:03] - Will AI Read Human Minds In The Future?[58:47] - Can AI Capture Human Desire?[1:02:19] - What Categories Does India As A Country Love To Consume?[1:09:33] - Are Majority Of Indian Products Aimed At Tier-1 Cities?[1:13:09] - Will Mainstream Professions Like Doctors & Engineers Change In India?[1:16:55] - Concluding Remarks_____________________________________________________________________________________________________*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
This week’s episode is about the most important tips required to get a good night’s sleep as we welcome Ankit Garg, co-founder of Wakefit, to the Neon Show!Why Do Indians Sleep So Poorly?Misconceptions Indians Have About Sleep!Will Quality Of Sleep Get Better Or Worsen In 10 Years?All these JUICY topics and more in this EYE-OPENING conversation about sleep cycles in a country like India. A deep dive into why India’s ambitious goals come at a loggerhead with the amount of sleep it gets… Tune in NOW!🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[01:09] - Happy New Year Neon Tribe![01:38] - Introducing Ankit Garg, co-founder of Wakefit![02:22] - Why Do Indians Sleep So Poorly?[04:56] - Gen Z’s Relationship With Sleep[06:40] - Why Is Quality Of Sleep Going Down But Focus On Health Going Up?[08:45] - How Has The Indian Consumer Changed Over The Years?[11:50] - Ankit’s Backstory & Its Influence On Creating Wakefit[15:53] - Sleep Patterns That The Highest Performers Across Business & Sports Have![18:39] - Which Cities In India Sleep The Best?[20:57] - Steps Required To Get Good Sleep![29:14] - Will Quality Of Sleep Get Better Or Worsen In 10 Years?[30:28] - What Is REM? Various Phases Of Sleep?[34:39] - Misconceptions Indians Have About Sleep![38:36] - Is The Neck Pillow Industry Operating On A Placebo Effect?[41:19] - Will People Go Back To Buying Cheaper Mattresses In The Future?[43:16] - Wakefit’s Agenda[46:19] - Concluding Remarks*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
This week’s episode is about Building Snapdeal, IIT Delhi - 2006 Batch & India’s Positive Future as we welcome Rohit Bansal, co-founder of Snapdeal & Titan Capital, to the Neon Show!What Sells & Doesn’t Sell In India?Have Aspirations Of Young India Changed In The Last 20 years?The Most Common Misconceptions About Investors!All these JUICY topics and more in this MASTERCLASS conversation about India’s e-commerce industry. A deep dive into how India has grown incrementally in the e-commerce industry over the last 15 years & what it takes to create a great product-market fit in the e-commerce space… Tune in NOW!🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[01:18] - Introducing Rohit Bansal, co-founder of Snapdeal![01:50] - Small-Town Upbringing in Rural Punjab![04:33] - Further Education in DPS, R.K. Puram & IIT Delhi[06:49] - Meeting Kunal Bahl & Sacrificing Their U.S.-Based Jobs[10:13] - Have Aspirations Of Young India Changed In The Last 20 years?[12:32] - Rohit & Kunal Bahl’s Top 3 Ever Investments![16:48] - Qualities Titan Capital Looks For In Indian Entrepreneurs![22:30] - The Iconic 2006 and 2007 Batches of IIT Delhi![27:24] - Changes In Indian E-Commerce Over Last 15 Years[33:20] - E-Commerce: India vs China![35:42] - What Sells & Doesn’t Sell In India?[46:23] - Why Are Copycat Companies So Common In India?[49:15] - How Would Rohit Describe India’s Growth In The Last Decade?[54:10] - What Has Changed About Startups In India Since The Early 2000s?[57:19] - Can People Go Into Angel Investing Full-Time?[1:01:19] - Why Titan Capital Is So Successful![1:04:08] - Common Misconceptions About Investors[1:06:33] - Concluding Remarks*Sponsor Shout Out*Looking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!Shot By: Aravindh YuvarajCheck his profile out here: https://www.instagram.com/createdby.aravindhyuvaraj
This week’s episode is in discussion with PM Narendra Modi’s Economic Advisor who talks about Kolkata’s Decline, Amrit Kaal & India’s $10 Trillion Economy as we welcome Sanjeev Sanyal to the Neon Show!What Changed in India After Liberalisation in 1991?Does Being World’s Largest Population Help or Hinder India’s Growth?Sanjeev Sanyal’s Role In Reforming The Banking SystemsAll these JUICY topics and more in this ROUSING conversation about India’s economics. A deep dive into how India became a powerhouse economy in the world since 1991 & where it aims to be as a country by 2050… Tune in NOW!🎇CHAPTERS[00:00] - Precap[01:01] - Introducing Sanjeev Sanyal, PM Modi’s Economic Advisor[01:31] - “Kolkata DIDN’T DIE. It Was MURDERED!” Sanjeev’s Childhood Days[05:08] - Life In India After Independence & Before 1991![08:37] - What Changed in India After Liberalisation in 1991?[10:42] - Why India’s Banking System Was Reformed Post Modi![15:32] - Sanjeev Sanyal’s Role In Reforming The Banking Systems[21:01] - How India Maintained Its Stability Even After Covid![23:08] - 5 Influential Economic Reforms Sanjeev Has Been Part Of![30:35] - Can India Become Top 5 Nation In The Ease Of Doing Business Index?[36:21] - Does Being World’s Largest Population Help or Hinder India’s Growth?[41:24] - India’s Amrit Kaal: The Global Factors That Could Play A Role[46:01] - India’s Growth Rate vs China’s Growth Rate[50:55] - Can India Become a $20 Trillion Economy In The Near Future?[52:22] - Will India’s Population Continue to Grow In the Next 50 Years?[53:22] - What Economic Reforms Can Indians Expect In The Next Few Years?[56:43] - What % Of The Indian Economic Advisory’s Time Goes Into Propelling Startups?[59:59] - Concluding RemarksSponsor Shout OutLooking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!Shot By: Aravindh YuvarajCheck his profile out here: https://www.instagram.com/createdby.a...
This week’s episode is about Chandrababu Naidu's influence, the inception of ISB Hyderabad & Rajat Gupta's Case Study as we welcome Pramath Raj Sinha, founding member of ISB & Ashoka University, to the Neon Show!Chandrababu Naidu’s Role In Building ISB Hyderabad! Why Is ISB Unable To Break IIT’s Monopoly In The Educational Sector?What Makes US Education STAND OUT From the Rest Of The World?Would ISB Have Happened WITHOUT Rajat Gupta’s Involvement?All these CAPTIVATING topics and more in this MASTERFULLY INFORMATIVE conversation. A deep dive into where India is headed as a country & how important education will be in propelling it to new heights… Tune in NOW!Sponsor Shout OutLooking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!Shot By: Aravindh YuvarajCheck his profile out here:   / createdby.aravi.  .
This week’s episode is about India's BRIGHT FUTURE by 2030… as we welcome Bhaskar Ghosh of American Venture Capital firm 8VC to the Neon Show!How Much Has Bangalore Changed In The Last 30 Years?Is SaaS The Future of India?What Role Is India Playing In AI?All these CAPTIVATING topics and more in this HONEST conversation. A deep dive into whether is equipped to grow to the next level & how Bhaskar thinks about where India's future will be by 2030… Tune in NOW!Check his profile out here:   / createdby.aravindhyuvaraj  Sponsor Shout OutLooking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
This week’s episode is about India's spending habits, ONDC & building 10club… as we welcome Bhavna Suresh, founder of 10club, to the Neon Show!How Is ONDC Impacting the E-Commerce Market?Is There A Bias Towards Women CEOs In India?How Much Has Entrepreneurship CHANGED In India?All these TRENDING topics and more in this CAPTIVATING conversation. A deep dive into what makes ONDC such a force to be reckoned with in the e-commerce industry & how Bhavna Suresh is leading the charge for home decor in India… Tune in NOW!Shot By: Aravindh YuvarajCheck his profile out here:   / createdby.aravindhyuvaraj  Sponsor Shout OutLooking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
This week’s episode is about the brutal truths that working mothers in India have to experience… as we welcome Neha Bagaria, founder of HerKey formerly known as JobsForHer, to the Neon Show!Biological Clock vs Career Ambitions Why Working Women Are ESSENTIAL For India’s Economy!Which Fields Are Indian Women Excelling in?Where Will India Be As A Country For Women IN 10 YEARS?All these CAPTIVATING topics and more in this VIBRANT & HONEST conversation. A deep dive into what makes Indian women so vital to India’s economy & how Neha Bagaria is seeking to become a catalyst and a STRONG voice for them… Tune in NOW!Shot By: Aravindh YuvarajCheck his profile out here: https://www.instagram.com/createdby.aravindhyuvarajSponsor Shout OutLooking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high-conviction, high-support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
This week’s episode is about meeting India’s breakfast king who created a Rs. 3,000 crore business from idli, dosa batter & much more as we welcome PC Musthafa, founder of iD Fresh Foods, to the Neon Show!Were iD Fresh PIONEERS In Selling Batter In Stores? Why Don’t Indians TRUST Packaged Foods?Why Did Idli/Dosa Become So Popular Around The World?All these EXCITING topics and more in this WONDERFULLY GENTLE conversation. A deep dive into what makes iD Fresh a powerhouse in the Indian batter market & how PC Musthafa became the man he is today… Tune in NOW!Sponsor Shout OutLooking to build a differentiated tech startup with a 10X better solution? Prime is the high conviction, high support investor you need. With its fourth fund of $120M, Prime actively works with star teams to accelerate building great companies.To know more, visit https://primevp.in/!
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Paja Storec

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Jan 15th
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Paja Storec

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Jan 15th
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Yogesh Singla

the episode ends abruptly. is the file corrupted:?

Jan 16th
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Yogesh Singla

Weirdest episode so far. Siddharth was very patient and asked good questions. The entrepreneur himself wasn't very open and sounded egotistic. Being a user of healthifyme myself disappointed. Was hoping to hear more from the entrepreneur and more expressive answers. :(

Oct 18th
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Sadik Emran

Awesome

Jun 6th
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Ashootosh Bhardwaj

audio quality is not upto the mark for this particular episode.. you guys should try to refine audio before publishing

Mar 16th
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prashant patil

Great insights .... thanks again Can you also discuss with VC on “ how one can become VC ?. Also what are process / registration to be done .

May 13th
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ASk be unique

amazing sir

Apr 26th
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ASk be unique

thanks for this amzing podcast show

Apr 13th
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ASk be unique

amazing..its totally amazing,helping me a lot

Mar 16th
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jayanth Ramesh

fabulous podcasts..very useful..kindly add the different segments and their timing at the cover photo/description ...for reference you can check play to potential

Sep 24th
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100x Entrepreneur

Agree completely with you Nimish. The narrative on how brands are built will be completely different from now.

Jul 22nd
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Nimish Jain

High speed internet will be disrupting the Marketing game for all consumer based start-ups in India within 4-5 years. Excited to see how it unfolds ✨

Jul 22nd
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