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Prime Venture Partners podcast showcases the journeys of those who are playing a key role in building digital India be it entrepreneurs, new age CXOs or investors.
It takes you through some of the key moments of their lives and understands the framework of their decision making.
Prime Ventures is a early-stage venture fund which focuses on startups that not only need capital but also require mentoring to transform them into disruptive companies. We share a passion for working closely with entrepreneurs and enjoy sharing their journey in a high-frequency, interactive and fun environment.
Read more about us at http://primevp.in
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Rajesh Magow (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-magow-9278094/) , Co-founder and Group CEO MakeMyTrip (https://www.makemytrip.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . In this conversation, they discuss the travel industry post-COVID era, private vs public fundraising and dealing with the crisis. Rajesh Magow is the Co-Founder & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip Limited that runs and operates India’s leading travel brands MakeMyTrip, goibibo and redBus. A part of the founding team that built MakeMyTrip from ground up, Rajesh led the successful transition of MakeMyTrip into a public listed company and drove its successful listing on the NASDAQ in the US in 2010. Listen to the podcast to learn about 01:30 -  Experience of crisis and lessons learnt 06:38 - Advantage of being a small startup in navigating the crisis. 10:53 - Fundraising in Private VS Public market 15:04 - The path to profitability 18:39 - Travel industry post-COVID era 23:50 - Message for young entrepreneurs on building a travel startup 26:21 - How Rajesh stays calm during the crisis Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Sanjeev Bikhchandani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjeev-bikhchandani-501261/) Founder and Vice Chairman of Naukri (https://www.naukri.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . In this conversation, they discuss raising funds, customer insights, capital efficiency and international competition. Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the Founder and now the Vice Chairman of Info Edge, the owner of Naukri.com India’s largest job portal. It is also known to be the first Internet Company to list on the Indian stock exchanges. Info Edge also owns web sites like Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Brijj.com, Naukrigulf.com, Shiksha.com, Quadrangle and Firstnaukri.com. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:20 - Capital efficiency & building Naurki.com 4:45 - How entrepreneurs can increase their odds of not being beaten by money 7:00 - Customer insights that led to formation of Naukri & Zomato 12:00 - Crowdsourcing customer feedback in real time 14:00 - How naukri built a virtuous cycle as a moat 16:44 - Customer-led innovation Vs Competition-led Innovation 18:30 - Why Indian Businesses need Feet on the street 24:20 - Why customer’s money is more important than investor’s money Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/sanjeev-bikhchandani-founder-infoedge-customer-insights-innovation-investor-money/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Miten is Chief Strategy Officer at Times Internet chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . In this conversation, they explore the opportunities on Future internet landscape. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:15 - Times internet & Times Bridge 7:45 - People reading e-papers in the age of apps 11:43 - Building a viable ad supported business 14:08 - Truecaller & the toothbrush test 17:40 - What makes India a unique market when it comes to regional content consumption 20:00 -  New business opportunities targeting the change in content consumption 22:03 - India first perspective online communities as a large opportunity 26:00 - How to think about exits Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/miten-sampat-chief-strategy-officer-times-internet-future-internet-landscape/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Paras Chopra, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paraschopra/) Founder & Chairman, Wingify (https://wingify.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . Paras Chopra, Founder & Chairman - Wingify - With a background in machine learning, Paras started Wingify in early 2009 to enable businesses design and deploy great customer experiences for their websites and apps. He's a gold medalist from Delhi College of Engineering and has been featured twice in the Forbes 30 under 30 list - India and Asia. Listen to the podcast to learn about 2:30 - When an engineer decided to learn about marketing 7:30 - Why passion is required & what’s tricky about it 7:45 - Find your idea by discovering what other people are passionate about 16:00 -  Why hiring is one of the the most underrated skill that an entrepreneur needs to develop 19:15 - ‘Hire to solve specific business problems not to impress people’ 22:30 - ‘Don’t lower your standards but give people space to make mistakes to grow’ 26:00 - How writing helps Paras to think clearly Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/paras-chopra-chairman-wingify-inverted-passion-hiring-and-transition-ceo-chairman/) Books recommended by Paras: Zero to One by Peter Thiel (https://amzn.to/2SrR9t5) The Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (https://amzn.to/3daoCA6) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Sanjay Jain (https://www.linkedin.com/in/snjyjn/) , Partner at Bharat Fund chats with Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . Sanjay was the Chief Product Officer at UIDAI. Before that, he ran product at Google Map Maker, a crowdsourced mapping product that helped to build Google Maps Data for over 170 countries. He has been among the key people who helped develop India stack, an API based infrastructure that allows technologies to be built around Aadhaar authentication, E-KYC, E-Sign, Digital locker and of course UPI. He's also a core volunteer with iSPIRT, the software product industry Think Tank. And now currently, he's a partner at Bharat Fund (https://bharat.fund/) , which invests in tech to drive inclusion Listen to the podcast to learn about: 1:35 - Putting the entire developing world onto Google Maps 4:00 - How the general public helped build google maps 9:00 - What is account aggregator? What is its objective? What is the motivation behind account aggregator? It’s use cases 19:10 - Business model & opportunities for account aggregators 24:16 - Things account aggregator will change in the future 28:10 - What attracted Sanjay to work on Aadhaar and what were his expectations from it Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/sanjay-jain-explains-account-aggregator-its-objective-and-opportunities-lie-ahead/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Sangeet Paul Choudary (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sangeetpaul/) , Best-selling Author of Platform Scale (https://amzn.to/2VgkDfm) and Platform Revolution (https://amzn.to/34HqgpS) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . Sangeet Paul Choudary is a C-level executive advisor and an international best-selling author. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally in 2016 by Thinkers50 Radar, a global ranking of top business thinkers. His work on platforms has been selected by Harvard Business Review as one of the top 10 management ideas globally for the year 2016-17. In this conversation, they explore the idea of Platform thinking, how should startups think about platforms, unique opportunities for businesses post COVID-19 world and more. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:00 - What is the platform business model & how should startups think about platforms 8:42 - Opportunities to rethink business models in a post COVID-19 world 14:30 - ‘Big shift is not just remote working, or streaming, the big shift is to the cloud’ 16:00 - How to reimagine businesses that fundamentally needed physical presence 21:55 - How will public policy making & government regulations will change 22:50 - ‘without the ecosystem, the platform does not survive ‘, Why platforms need to protect the ecosystem 28:00 - When should platforms own inventory 28:55 - Why resilience will be more important than just the economies of scale You can sign up for Sangeet’s weekly newsletter at  http://platforms.substack.com . You can also access Sangeet’s online masterclass at  http://platform.institute . There are separate masterclasses available for startups and enterprises. You can avail the following offer till May 15: 57% discount to the Startup course (https://www.platform.institute/p/the-platform-playbook-startup-edition) . Use access code STARTUP2020. 22% discount to the  Enterprise course (https://www.platform.institute/p/the-platform-playbook-enterprise-edition)   targeted at managers at large enterprises. Use access code ENTERPRISE2020. Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/understanding-platform-business-model-sangeet-paul-choudary-founder-platformation-labs/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Padma Parthasarathy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/padma-parthasarathy-427a04/) ,  SVP and Global Head, Consulting and Digital Services at Tech Mahindra (https://www.techmahindra.com) chats with Sanjay Swamy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/theswamy/) Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . Padma Parthasarathy heads the global consulting team at Tech Mahindra – a team engaged in business consulting, as well as technology and business process advisory & re-engineering services. One of her key focus areas is assisting clients with their digital transformation strategy.  She is also responsible for the growth of digital business at Tech Mahindra. She works with global clients on redefining their products and services, business models, and processes to take advantage of digital opportunities. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:10 - Padma's 25+ years long career journey. From IIM-A to now heading global consulting @ Tech Mahindra 6:28 - ‘Understanding what your customer needs and wants, rather than what your solution is doing’ 11:00 - How the digital initiatives have helped India leapfrog 14:00 - Advice to youngsters who are building their career 17:10 - Why you should stay technical as long as you can 20:05 -  ‘You don’t require only technology or only soft skills, you need combination of both.’ Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/padma-parthasarathy-svp-and-global-head-consulting-and-digital-services-tech-mahindra/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Meeta Malhotra (https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetamalhotra) , Founder The Hard Copy (https://thehardcopy.co/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . On the podcast, they explore the power of personal brand for founders, how to get started with building a brand narrative, measuring branding success and many other interesting things about startups.    Meeta is a brand strategist and serial entrepreneur. She was one of two partners at Ray+Keshavan, India’s leading brand and design consultancy, acquired by WPP in 2006. She then co-founded Kinetic Glue, a SaaS enterprise collaboration platform, acquired by Fortune 500 company, BMC Software in 2013. In 2015, Meeta became one of three partners at Varana, a sustainable luxury fashion brand, with a store in Mayfair, London. She is currently focused on her fourth venture, The Hard Copy, an online publication that chronicles the design and innovation ecosystem in India. Through her career, Meeta has helped to create industry-leading brands like Airtel, Kotak, Thoughtworks, Ashoka University and Vistara Airlines. She is also an angel investor with companies like YourStory and LetsVenture in her portfolio. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:44 - Why ‘Brand’ is a misunderstood word 5:00 - ‘If you don’t shape the brand narrative someone else will do it.’ 9:00 - How founders can start building their brand 12:30 - How to measure your efforts towards brand building 17:10 - Why B2B startups also need marketing 19:00 - Learning to distinguish between good design & bad design 22:50 - ‘Don’t be afraid of AI, learn to work with AI.’ Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/building-your-brand-narrative-meeta-malhotra-founder-hard-copy/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Mekin Maheshwari (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mekin) Founder and CEO of Udhyam (https://www.udhyam.org/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . They discuss hiring and building a technology team, lesson learned while heading HR at Flipkart, problem Mekin's startup Udhyam is trying to solve and more. An engineer by education, Mekin has had entrepreneurial roles throughout his career. Notably, he joined Flipkart in 2009 to head technology. After having built a strong technology foundation and a great team, he moved on to running two new businesses before finally heading their HR for his last 2 years at Flipkart. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:45 - Mekin’s career journey. Yahoo, Flipkart & now Udhyam 3:10 - What made Mekin join Flipkart in it’s early days? 8:30 - 'Product market fit is not enough, you also need to find engineering fit' 10:55 - Building great teams - Lesson learned, best practices & mistakes 16:40 - Mekin’s transition from heading engineering to heading HR at Flipkart 20:25 - 'Unlike engineering you can’t undo a decision in HR easily' 22:15 - What is Udhyam & what is it trying to accomplish? Book recommendations by Mekin (https://medium.com/@mekin/mgmt-hr-leadership-reading-list-cbfe86ae9fd6) Opportunity (https://twitter.com/EMC_Delhi/status/1196701618810605568) for Delhi entrepreneurs to interact with school students as part of Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum by Udhyam. For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/how-build-effective-technology-team-mekin-maheswari-founder-udhyam/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) and Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing partners at Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) sit together to discuss Shripati's early investment picks, lessons learned from investing in public markets, how founders can prepare themselves to build a successful company and more. Shripati Acharya, throughout his career, be it as a business lead at Cisco or as a co‐founder of Snapfish, the world's largest photo site acquired by HP or at Transarc, which was acquired by IBM, Shripati has combined his passion to build great teams, an extraordinary desire to excel and a keen eye for spotting the tales. Shripati has also worked alongside Mr Nandan Nilekani on the UIDAI project. Having spent substantial parts of working career in the United States and India addressing worldwide markets, Shripati brings a global management perspective. He enjoys the great outdoors and has hitchhiked through Europe and trekked the windswept mountains of the Himalayas and the Andes. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:52: How Shripati started investing in public markets 1:55: Early picks & lessons learned from them 4:15: Investing in Amazon & HDFC Bank 8:15: A company's advantage is not just it’s product. There’s more to it... 9:20: Lessons learned from public market investing that helped in private market investing 10:30: Why public markets took long to realise the potential of SAAS companies? 15:05: Product vs Service. What Scales? 16:30: Lessons startup founders can learn from public market companies 17:45: Why reading transcripts is a must for startup founders 18:30: Amit's experience of MakeMyTrip’s transition from a private company to a public company 21:20: How a company changes its strategy when it transitions from a private company to a public company 23:00: Role of luck in investing For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/lessons-learned-investing-public-markets-shripati-acharya-managing-partner-prime-venture-partners/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Neeraj Aggarwal (https://www.linkedin.com/in/neeraj-aggarwal-b741131/) , Co-Founder and COO xto10x (https://www.xto10x.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . In this episode, you will learn what company operating system entails, best practices on people, org and culture and Neeraj's stint at Flipkart and Eat.fit. Neeraj has played a key role in scaling two of the most talked-about companies in the Indian start-up ecosystem. At Ekart, his team made several breakthroughs in both service quality and cost, achieving 99%+ perfect delivery and doubling productivity across all facilities almost every year. At Eat.Fit, he built on his experience both as an operating leader and as a people leader - scaling the Eat.Fit business as well as leading the People Operations function at Cure Fit. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:45 - Neeraj’s journey from a corporate job to an early stage startup 2:30 - How xto10x helps growth stage startups 6:00 - Working sessions & decision making sessions. How to use them effectively at your company 7:35 - L0-L3 metrics. What do they mean? 9:53 - ‘People forget that company itself is a product.’ 12:20 - How a company manifesto makes the founder more accountable 14:50 - How to make a really strong operations org
Saikiran Krishnamurthy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/saikiran-krishnamurthy-669998152/) (Saiki), Co-Founder and CEO xto10x (https://www.xto10x.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) . On this conversation, they discuss how the idea of xto10x originated at a breakfast table with Binny Bansal, how business design can help with product-market fit, change management and a lot. Saiki spent 15 years at McKinsey & Company which he left (as a Senior Partner) in early 2015 to move to the startup ecosystem, first as the Head of Ekart (Flipkart’s supply chain business) and then as the Head of Marketplace at Ola. Across his 18+ year career, he has built deep global experience in strategy, operations and organisation and applied these as a senior leader in the startup ecosystem, using a product-first approach to solving business problems. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:25 - Why Saiki, Neeraj & Binny started xto10x 2:30 - Learnings from McKinsey that proved useful at Flipkart & Ola 5:30 - How a growth stage startup can be ready for the next set of problems 7:30 - How to do self-assessment as a founder 10:45 - Why do orgs stop adapting 11: 55 - Why you should think of org as a product 13:40 - How org design affects hiring process 14:45 - Questions to ask when hiring for leadership position 16:30 - Why founders should spend time on storytelling 17:45 - How founders can continue to stay relevant For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/growing-your-organization-xto10x-saikiran-krishnamurthy/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Managing partner at Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) , Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) chats with Anshuman Bapna (https://twitter.com/bapnaa) , former CEO mygola. On this conversation, they chat how entrepreneurs can avoid hitting the wall when it comes to picking the startup idea, dealing with hard times, becoming transparent in communication with employees and investors, running the acquisition process and a lot more. Anshuman Bapna is the Founder of mygola. He co-founded and sold RightHalf.com while in undergrad at IIT Bombay. After his MBA at Stanford, Anshuman spent two years in Google's Strategic Partnerships team negotiating Adsense deals with large travel partners. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:53 - Lesson learned from the Mygola journey. 6:45 - How to decide if you are on to something big 8:45 - Down days - ‘Annus Horibalis’ at Mygola 12:10 - How to build a culture of transparency 13:50 - You get energy from your closest relationships. Don’t ignore them. 16:15 - ‘Companies don’t sold, they get bought.’ How true is it? 21:20 - ’It’s not just the numbers. It’s not just a spreadsheet. It’s the honest relationship that you’re trying to build with your investors and with your potential acquirers.’ For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/anshuman-bapna-serial-entrepreneur-going-through-pivot-acquisition-and-dealing-tough-times/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Startup Mentor, Investor and Advisor Sattva Sanjay Anandram chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners. They chat about entrepreneurship, how to think about your startup idea, culture and navigating through challenges. Sanjay Anandaram has spent over 2 decades as an IT industry executive, an entrepreneur, a VC, an advisor to early stage funds, start up mentor and teacher. He’s a founding partner of JumpStartUp, an early stage VC fund set up to invest in technology and technology enabled businesses that leveraged India. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:56 - ‘A feature is not a product, a product is not a company, a company is not necessarily a business and a business is not necessarily an institution’. Why Amit  has used this quote from Sanjay innumerable times? 5:45 - How do you know that your idea could eventually expand into becoming a business or a company? 9:10 - Evolution of Indian entrepreneur during the last two decades 14:00 - Things young entrepreneurs should watch out for 16:25 - ‘Self awareness is an important prerequisite for a founder to determine what his/her limitations are’ 24:00 - How are we going to build large sustainable companies in India? For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/sanjay-anandram-startup-mentor-investor-and-adviser-indian-startup-ecosystem/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Prasad Kompalli, Co-founder and CEO mfine chats with Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner at Prime Venture Partners on Health-Tech startup ecosystem in India. In this conversation, they discuss top challenges in healthcare in India, why patient trust is the most important factor when it comes to health, the thesis behind mfine and a lot more. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:50 - Top challenges in healthcare in India today 2:28 - How has health-tech evolved in India in the last decade? 3:30 - How has tele consultation evolved in India? 7:25 - What was the thesis behind starting mFine? 8:45 - How is the experience for a patient on mFine? 13:20 - What role is AI playing in healthcare? 16:25 - What are the new emerging areas in health-tech? For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/prasad-kompalli-ceo-mfine-evolving-health-tech-industry-india/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Ashwin Ramesh, CEO Synup chats with Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners. In this conversation, they discuss how Ashwin got started with business at the age of 14, journey of building Synup, some challenges SaaS entrepreneurs face and moving business to the US. Ashwin Ramesh started off with his venture at the age of 14, and at 18 his company made a million dollars in revenue. He is the CEO at Synup, a company that's trying to make local marketing less complex. Listen to the podcast to learn about 0:50 - How Synup was started 6:30 - ‘Selling to large businesses requires geographical proximity’ 7:30 - Building a management team in US 12:10 - How moving to New York City & not Bay Area proved advantageous for Synup 15:30 - Future plans of Synup For transcript of this click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/ashwin-ramesh-ceo-synup-getting-your-us-move-right/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Bala Parthasarathy, CEO MoneyTap chats with Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners. In this conversation, they chat about how entrepreneurs go about choosing their startup sector, some areas Bala encourages entrepreneurs to look at, common pitfalls of Fintech startup ecosystem and a lot more. In the past, Bala has co-founded 3 successful and 1 failed technology startup; Co-founded Angelprime (now Prime Venture). He started Snapfish from scratch and helped build it to a $300M revenue & profitable business spanning 22 countries, sold it to HP in 2005. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:15 - Why Bala decided to startup again after being a successful entrepreneur & investor 4:00 - Exciting areas for entrepreneurs in Fin-tech in India 10:30 - What are the common pitfalls Fin-tech entrepreneurs should be aware of? 13:10 - How should a Fin-tech startup think about growth? 16:20 - What is unique about Moneytap? For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/choosing-your-startup-sector-and-avoiding-pitfalls-fintech-startups-bala-parthasarathy-ceo-moneytap/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Anshul Rai, CEO and Co-Founder Happay chats with Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners. In this conversation, they chat about how Happay pivoted from B2C to B2B, expense management industry in India, keeping the customer need in mind while designing product and Happay's expansion plans. Listen to the podcast to learn about 2:25 - What is Happay & it’s journey till now? 5:20 - Learnings from B2C that helped Happay in it’s B2B journey 8:10 - How big is the expense management market in India? 12:15 - What’s next for Happay? 13:20 - What would Anshul Rai of 2019 tell to Anshul Rai of 2014? For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/evolution-fintech-happay-anshul-rai-ceo-and-co-founder-happay/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners chats with Ankit Gupta, Co-Founder Quizizz, one of our portfolio companies. In this conversation, they chat about how Quizizz has successfully pivoted into a learning platform that turns homework and test into the game, how they were able to mark their presence in 50% US schools without spending a dollar on marketing and importance of design on digital products. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:00 - How the childhood experiences of the two founders sparked the idea for Quizizz 4:30 - 2 user feedbacks that led to the birth of Quizizz 7:30 - When will we see Quizizz in Indian classrooms? 8:30 - Why Quizizz’s marketing spend has always  been $0? 10:30 - What role did design play in the success of Quizizz? For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/quizizz-transforming-homework-and-tests-kids-ankit-gupta-co-founder-quizizz/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners chats with Byas Nambisan, CEO Ezetap, one of the early companies on our portfolio.   In this conversation, they discuss Byas’s transition from CFO to CEO of Ezetap, driving seamless change within the organization and his passion for restoring cars.   Byas has been the chief financial officer at Ezetap since 2014 and has been among one of the key members of the top leadership team. He had spent 20 years at Intel Corporation and had taken up the role of CFO at Intel India. Listen to the podcast to learn about 1:10 - Byas’s career journey and what brought him to Ezetap 3:30 - How Byas addressed concerns of multiple stakeholders after the founders left 6:30 - ‘I am not afraid to fail. I am afraid to do nothing.’ 8:10 - How Byas handled the transition from a CFO to a CEO 10:30 - What passion of Byas led him to be known as a mechanic 13:10 - What are Ezetap’s future plans? For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/navigating-through-change-byas-nambisan-ceo-ezetap/) Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/ (https://primevp.in/podcast/product-market-fit-culture-scale-and-profitability-rajiv-srivatsa-co-founder-urban-ladder/)
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