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A podcast for entrepreneurs who are looking to build & grow their startups. Avoid common traps & learn uncommon strategies & tactics from makers & doers of startup ecosystem. 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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In this exciting new episode, Shripati Acharya spoke to Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. @coursera is the world's leading online education company with 148 million registered learners globally, 7000+ courses from the top 325+ universities and companies. Jeff Maggioncalda joined Coursera as CEO in June 2017, he previously served for 18 years as the founding CEO at Financial Engines Inc., a company co-founded by economist and Nobel Prize winner William Sharpe. Financial Engines g...
In this exciting new episode, Shripati Acharyai spoke to Amit Dhakad - a new-age entrepreneur building ‘Punch’, a single screen trading platform making options trading accessible and safe for young Indians.Amit provides a nuanced explanation of the mechanics of futures and options specifically for retail and individual traders. He emphasizes the appeal of options trading due to its lower capital requirements, and how it serves as a gateway for wealth generation on a monthly basis. ...
In this podcast episode, we bring to you an exciting new episode on the IPL Ads of Niyo that went viral. Sanjay Swamy chats with Vinay Bagri, Co-Founder and CEO, Niyo who explains the backstory of each of the four (4) Ads for our viewers/listeners. Ad 1: Zero = Hero (No Forex Markup) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVT35es28SYAd 2: Trip Planned But No Visa? (Visa On Time, Every time) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUEfTnYii-8Ad 3: Hide & Seek (Free International ATM Withdr...
Introducing Prime’s special series on ‘Fintech in India - Past, Present and the Future’. This is the 2nd episode titled ‘India Fintech 2.0 - Wallets, E-commerce, Uber & PayTm’ in a 3 part series.In this special series of episodes, Sanjay Swamy, our Managing Partner speaks with industry stalwarts Srikanth Rajagopalan and Anshul Rai. Srikanth is currently the CEO of Perfios Account Aggregation (AA), an off-shoot from the Perfios legacy. Anshul is the Co-Founder and ex CEO of Happay, his cla...
Introducing Prime’s special series on ‘Fintech in India - Past, Present and the Future’. This is the 2nd episode titled ‘India Fintech 2.0 - Wallets, E-commerce, Uber & PayTm’ in a 3 part series.In this special series of episodes, Sanjay Swamy, our Managing Partner speaks with industry stalwarts Srikanth Rajagopalan and Anshul Rai. Srikanth is currently the CEO of Perfios Account Aggregation (AA), an off-shoot from the Perfios legacy. Anshul is the Co-Founder and ex CEO of Happay, his cla...
Introducing Prime’s special series on ‘Fintech in India - Past, Present and the Future’. This is the 1st episode titled ‘India Fintech 1.0 - Pre Aadhaar & Smartphones’ in a 3 part series.In this special series of episodes, Sanjay Swamy, our Managing Partner speaks with industry stalwarts Srikanth Rajagopalan and Anshul Rai. Srikanth is currently the CEO of Perfios Account Aggregation (AA), an off-shoot from the Perfios legacy. Anshul is the Co-Founder and ex CEO of Happay, his claim...
In this special podcast episode, our in-house Gaming experts Shripati Acharya and Gaurav Ranjan (Investments @PrimeVenturePartners) share everything about the ‘Gaming’ sector in India. They share deep insights on the current state, the future, game categories and what kind of companies Prime is excited to invest in. Why is Prime bullish about the Gaming Market in India?No. of Gamers in India - 500 Million (50 Crore)No. of paying Gamers in India - 150 Million (15 Crore)Expected size of Ma...
In this podcast episode, Shivani Kulkarni (AVP, Investments @ Prime Venture Partners ) speaks to Nitin Agrawal (Founder & CEO @ Navadhan Capital), an IRMA graduate, a former CEO of Spandana Sphoorty and an inspiring leader passionate about rural India.Nitin highlights his journey from a lower middle class family in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh to CEO of India's leading micro-finance organisations. He encourages entrepreneurs by narrating personal stories in Rural India from his 20+ years ...
In this podcast episode, Amit Somani speaks to Gaurav Aggarwal the incredible Founder & CEO at Savaari Car Rentals who inspiringly led his company to be acquired by MakeMyTrip in 2023/2024. Savaari is India's largest premier chauffeur driven inter-city car rental service with presence in 2000+ Indian cities.Gaurav is a resilient, poster boy of Indian Startup M&A success story. He has silently built a ~₹100 Crore ARR startup by just raising 2 rounds of funding in a crowded space ...
In this podcast episode, Amit Somani speaks to Mukesh Singh a.k.a Mukri (Founder of ZopSmart) a winner of the ‘Economic Times Comeback Kid Award Winner, 2023’. Mukri is a maverick entrepreneur who has staged an unimaginable dramatic pivot shutting down a 70%-80% revenue business to focusing on a newer product based on market estimation and gut. He talks about his inspiration from ‘Lego’ and ‘Intel’ to have made the most important decision in building this mammoth ~800 Crore company ...
In this exciting new episode, Amit Somani spoke to Hemant Sahal - a missionary entrepreneur solving a critical problem of digitizing Indian universities and institutions. Hemant’s insights on the necessity for specialized enterprise software (SaaS) in education institutions are compelling, as he recounts his multifaceted experiences as a student, teacher, and administrator. These experiences shaped his realization of the significant gap in technology that educational institutions f...
In this podcast episode, Sanjay Swamy one of the first institutional investors in Bolt.Earth embarks on a reminiscent journey with Jyoti, as we uncover the story of India's most exciting EV charging startup. Jyoti shares insights from audacious beginnings selling EV software solutions to Chinese manufacturers and how COVID helped them 'Make in India' for India launching the world's most affordable EV charger during the pandemic. He explains the critical pivot, business strategy, tec...
Unlock the secrets of India's electric vehicle (EV) revolution with our latest guest, Mohit Yadav, the co-founder of Bolt. Earth. Mohit breaks down the EV adoption race, showcasing how micro-mobility is taking the lead where two-wheelers and three-wheelers rule Indian roads with gadget-like features and smart integrations.He simplifies the EV charging infrastructure, decoding the convenience of L1 charging to the speed of L3 charging breaking all myths. He demystifies Bolt's approach to devel...
Welcoming 2024 with this exciting episode, we have our three partners Sanjay Swamy, Shripati Acharya and Amit Somani share their predictions and thoughts for what this leap year holds! If you’re a founder raising funds or even thinking of starting this year you must watch this conversation as hot topics such as '$20B dry powder, Unicorns, 70h/weeks, how to fundraise in 2024' and much more are covered in detail! Listen to the podcast to learn more about:00:00 - Preview of the Podcast01:22...
On this special episode we have our three partners Sanjay Swamy, Shripati Acharya and Amit Somani discuss what happened in 2023 across the global and Indian startup ecosystem. They deep dive on GenAI, ChatGPT, the India Opportunity, ‘funding winter’ and many such themes that dominated the world of startups! Listen to the podcast to learn more about:00:00 - Preview of the Podcast01:20 - ChatGPT and GenAI in 202314:24 - Indian Startup ecosystem in 202319:39 - Exciting sectors and trends in...
Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners & Amit Somani Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners discuss BAD MATHS in the Startup world on this episode. Say goodbye to relying on "magical numbers" and instead focus on a thorough understanding of your market and customers for better results. We discuss key business metrics for growth, such as customer acquisition cost, campaign effectiveness, and churn calculations. We also stress the significance of segmentation, clear cust...
Satya Chakravarthy Co-Founder The ePlane Company in conversation with Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Listen to the podcast to learn about: 04:00 - Entrepreneurship is About Solving a Problem 16:00 - Flying Taxis for City Travel20:00 - Aviation Will Get Disrupted by Electrification30:00 - Infrastructure & Defrastructure33:20 - Startups in Engineering Colleges in IndiaClick here to read the full transcriptEnjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review...
Rahul Garg Founder Moglix in conversation with with Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Listen to the podcast to learn about:01:00 - B2B Commerce Needs to Transform like B2C commerce05:30 - Opportunity to Become a Disruptor Globally14:00 - Find What Customers Don't Want To Do18:00 - How B2B Marketplaces differ from B2C Marketplaces25:00 - The China Plus One Strategy & Opportunity for India31:00 - How to Evaluate a B2B Opportunity as an EntrepreneurClick here to read ...
Tushar Vashisht, Co-Founder & CEO HealthifyMe with Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Listen to the podcast to learn about:01:30 - HealthifyMe Inspiration: Aadhaar & 100 Rupees a Day07:00 - From Google Sheets to a Website to a Mobile App13:00 - The Most Effective: Human, AI or Human+AI?18:00 - Near Death Experiences in the Life of a Startup27:00 - "Too Much Money Can Harm a Company"32:00 - AI, HealthTech & the Next Trillion Dollar Company37:15 - Time of Less...
Srinath Ravichandran, Co-Founder & CEO AgniKul with Shripati Acharya, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Listen to the podcast to learn about:03:30 - How AgniKul is Making Going to Space Easy10:30 - Can Rockets also Shrink?20:00 - How ISRO works with Indian Space Tech Startups26:30 - Who will be the New Customers35:00 - Think of Space as a Platform42:00 - Many Exciting Opportunities in Space Tech47:00 - India is a Space-Faring Nation TodayClick here to read the full transcriptEnjoyed...
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