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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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Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Director of Facebook India chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Ajit Mohan has played a major role in the past in organisations like McKinsey & Company, Star TV Network and Hotstar.Time Stamps1:42- Ajit Mohan’s professional journey2:46- Some early learnings of Ajit Mohan4:46- Ajit Mohan on culture and distribution8:24- Ajit Mohan on building distribution12:57- The evolution of the Indian consumer18:08- The willingness of the customer to pay20:35- Wanting to build an ad supported business22:34- Measuring the success of engagement23:49- Ajit Mohan’s vision for Facebook India27:41- Ajit Mohan’s thoughts on the role of JioRead the complete transcript here.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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Mohandas Pai, Chairman Aarin Capital and Manipal Global Education chats with Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Mohandas Pai is a Padma Shri Awardee and former CFO and Board Member at Infosys. He is also the co-founder of Akshaya Patra, the world's largest midday meal program.  Mohan has served as the Chairman of the Board of SEBI, and is now a Board Member of the National Stock Exchange in India.He has helped start over 10 different funds in venture, growth, and public markets. He also leads a private equity fund - Aarin Capital - along with Manipal Group Chairman Ranjan Pai that invests in life sciences and education companies.Listen to the podcast to learn about:2:18- The digital ecosystem in India9:35- India as being large but a different opportunity15:16- The direction of doing business in India19:21- The role of both entrepreneurs from the smaller towns in India as well as the opportunities for all entrepreneurs in the metros23:45- The opportunities for the private sector and startup ecosystem to work with the governmentRead the complete transcript here.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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Taavet Hinrikus, Co-Founder Transferwise, chats with Sanjay Swamy Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Taavet has been building internet businesses since 1997. He has been Skype's director of strategy until 2008, joining the company as its first ever employee.And then he moved on and found his own venture Transferwise.Listen to the episode to learn about:2:05 - Why Estonia has been one of the pioneers in adoption of digital technologies 4:16 - Early days at Skype8:30 - How do you grow a team to 200 in 12 months13:04 - Birth story of TransferWise17:39 - How to not end up with technology debt19:53 - What is the magic formula to convince the right talent to join your team?21:11- Transparency as a core value 24:48 - Quick learning and adaptation to grow in a fast changing world.Read the complete transcript here.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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Ajay Hattangdi is the co-founder & Managing Partner at Alteria Capital.Ajay is one of the early pioneers of the Indian venture ecosystem and has worked with startups for over 20 years. He started the country’s first venture debt program in 2005. He is currently the co-founder and managing partner at Alteria Capital. Prior to co-founding Alteria Capital in 2017, Ajay was the founding CEO of SVB India Finance, India's first and largest provider of alternative financing solutions to venture backed companies. He led SVB India as CEO from 2007 through a buyout in 2015 following which, SVB India was renamed InnoVen Capital. Through the next phase of his work at InnoVen Capital, he was responsible for introducing venture debt in other markets in Asia, having set the strategy and supervised the Group’s expansion into South East Asia and ChinaListen to the podcast to learn about:1:31- Ajay's journey from Citibank to Alteria Capital2:38- What is venture debt?4:45 - Value proposition of Venture debt7:30 - Where can you use Venture debt8:30 - What is the right time for an entrepreneur to think about Venture debt12:00 - Assessing a company looking to raise Venture debt14: 34 - Best time for a company to raise Venture debt17:38 - What are the downsides of taking venture debt19:25 - How a venture debt firm evaluates23:40- What are the interest rates, equity warrants, duration27:11- Myths and misconceptions about venture debtRead the complete transcript hereEnjoyed 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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Paddy Upton is a celebrated cricket coach, a mental performance coach and a business leader who coaches business leaders as well.Along with Gary Kirsten as Head Coach, Paddy Upton was appointed Mental Conditioning and Strategic Leadership Coach of the Indian National cricket team in 2008. Under Kirsten and Upton, the team attained the  ICC top test team ranking for their first time (2009), and went on to win the  ICC World Cup  in 2011. Between 2012-2018 Paddy has been Head Coach in 12 professional T20 cricket seasons, for five different teams across three tournaments, including the  Indian Premier League , Australian Big Bash League  and the Pakistan Super League . His accomplishments as Head Coach include leading the  Rajasthan Royals team from four years near the bottom of the IPL log to IPL Semi-finalists and Champions League finalists  in his first season (2013), including a record 13 straight home wins. Listen to the podcast to learn about:1:53- Journey to India’s World Cup win as a performance coach5:13-  How should one go about cultivating mental fitness and mental agility8:38- Figuring out what motivates and excites you14:37- Looking at the other end of spectrum, the fear part16:45- Focusing on the process, the input metrics18:20- Paddy on building a team19:59- Assessing the willingness to learn21:41- Picking people in leadership positions23:04- Characteristics of a great Captain25:31- How to make it collectively work as a teamRead the complete transcript here.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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Ankur Warikoo, Co-founder Nearbuy chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners.Ankur Warikoo is an  Internet entrepreneur, motivational speaker and an angel investor. He is the co-founder of  Nearbuy  (where he served as the CEO from 2015-2019). He was previously the CEO of  Groupon  India + APAC, MD of Rocket Internet  India, Co-founder at Accentium Web, and a management consultant at A.T. Kearney.He holds an MBA degree from The Indian School of Business, an MS Physics from  Michigan State University and a BS from Hindu College, Delhi University . Listen to the podcast to learn about:2:31- The importance of storytelling for everyone8:08-  Are people uncomfortable to share stories in the Indian startup ecosystem?12:45 - The right way to get feedback19:07- Building up your social media27:28- Developing skills and overcoming the initial inertia 31:12- Thoughts on doing things that look like a distraction to others32:54- Why everyone should have a failure resumeRead the complete transcript here.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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Kabeer Biswas, CEO Delivery Service Dunzo, chats with Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.Starting in 2014, with just WhatsApp, Kabeer Biswas has successfully taken Dunzo to another level. Kabeer is a graduate in Computer Engineering and has worked with companies like Airtel and Videocon. Time Stamps:1:49- Kabeer Biswas on starting Dunzo5:31- Kabeer Biswas on scaling up, key challenges and building the team14:23- Culture at Dunzo19:21- The effect of COVID at Dunzo24:34- Kabeer Biswas on what keeps him goingRead the complete transcript hereEnjoyed 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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
On this episode, Sanjay Swamy in conversation with acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Satish RudrappaDr. Satish Rudrappa is one of the most eminent and distinguished Senior Neurosurgeons in India. He has done his M.B.B.S from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli in the year 1990. He completed M.Ch (Neurosurgery) at the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in the year 1995 where he was awarded gold medal for “Best Outgoing Student”.   This was followed by a Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery from Detroit Medical Centre, Detroit, Michigan, USA, Thoracoscopic Spine training from Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA and a Fellowship of Microvascular Anastomosis at Henry Ford Hospital, USA.  At present he is the Director of Institute of Neurosciences, Senior Consultant Neurosurgery & Head - Department of Spine Surgery at SAKRA WORLD HOSPITAL, BANGALOREListen to the episode to learn about:2:04- A day in the life of a neurosurgeon5:44- "Neurosurgery is kind of a meditation"16:15- Role of technology in medicine18:35- Technology that would improve the medical field21:00- Suggestion on technological advancements in the field 23:37- Dr. Satish Rudrappa on empathising with patients27:40- Dr. Satish Rudrappa on ISR(Individual Social Responsibility)32:34- Some closing thoughtsRead the complete transcript here 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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
On this episode Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) in coversation with Arjun Sethi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/asethi/) and Jake Ellowitz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-ellowitz/) , partners at Tribe Capital (https://tribecap.co/)A Quantative Approach to Product Market Fit (https://tribecap.co/a-quantitative-approach-to-product-market-fit/)Listen to the episode to learn about:1:51 Arjun’s journey and formation of Tribe Capital8:30 Arjun on quantifying product market fit10:01 Jake’s thoughts on quantifying product market fit11:01 Understanding growth levers 14:59 Cohorts and Simpson Paradox16:39 Arjun on cohorts21:12 Every customer segment tells a different story24:36 Growth Accounting, CMGR and Quick Ratio30:03: How do you know that you are delivering value?Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/quantifying-product-market-fit-arjun-sethi-jake-ellowitz-partners-tribe-capital/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Ashish Gupta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-gupta-9632571/) , Serial Entrepreneur chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Ashish Gupta is a well-known and highly respected figure both in the Indian startup ecosystem and in Silicon Valley. He is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BTech from IIT Kanpur where he received the President’s Gold medal and is on its list of 50 illustrious alumni. His first entrepreneurial venture, Junglee (a price-comparison platform) was acquired by Amazon in 1998 following which he founded Tavant Technologies in the year 2000. Known for being a prolific investor, Gupta has been an early investor in startups that went on to have very successful exits, such as Flipkart and MuSigma. Ashish is the co-founder of Helion Venture Partners and serves on several boards including Ezetap, Pubmatic, Simplilearn, SMSGupshup and Naukri. Some of his past investments include Qwikcilver (acquired by Pinelabs), Daksh (acquired by IBM), MakeMyTrip, Upwork, Perfios, and Redbus.Listen to the episode to learn about:3:07 Angel investments and VCs: myths vs. realities5:18 FOMO mentality in the private world6:23 Difference in Indian and US markets in terms of investing11:27 What makes a great company?16:23 What’s more important than team for a company’s success19:41 Importance of timing when it comes to trends22:57 Thoughts on exits 25:37 Thoughts on selling a company26:42 Why companies are choosing to stay private31:20 Tips for young entrepreneurs 33:07 Joining the Prime VP team Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/serial-entrepreneur-prolific-investor-and-partner-emeritus-prime-vp-ashish-gupta-entrepreneurship-and-investing-india/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Vijay Arisetty (https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-vijay-kumar/) , Co-founder and CEO MyGate (https://mygate.com/) chats with Sanjay Swamy, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/theswamy/) Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Vijay is an alumni of National Defense Academy (NDA) and Indian School of Business (ISB) with 15 years of experience. He served as a VP at Goldman Sachs for 4 years with expertise in Change Management, Regulatory Reforms and Sales Support Function for FICC Products. He was a fully operational helicopter pilot with Indian Air Force (10 Years). Played pivotal in managing disaster relief operations by Air, Land and Sea, Handling Security of Air Bases, VVIP Flying, Pilot Training and Military Flying Operations.Listen to the podcast to learn about:1:58 How MyGate started6:49 Challenges in the first year of launch11:14 More lessons and advice on product-market fit12:58 MyGate’s data security and privacy17:39 Benefits for MyGate users and customers22:03 Life in armed forces and the Shaurya chakra story29:28 Tips for entrepreneurs to deal with adversityRead the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/vijay-arisetty-co-founder-ceo-mygate-building-category-creating-products/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Mohit Gupta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mogup/) , CEO Food Delivery Zomato (https://www.zomato.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Mohit is a business leader with experience in scaling & running leading food delivery & travel e-commerce businesses. He currently leads the food delivery business for zomato. In past he has led the P&L & operations for India's largest online travel platform, MakeMyTrip.Across his various stints at Zomato and Makemytrip, he has built new businesses, taken them to profitability, scaled market-leading businesses, created new market segments, invested & mentored startups as well as participated in two of the largest M&A events in the Indian e-commerce industry. In his stint with Pepsico, he handled sales, field marketing, brand marketing & channel leadership assignments across levels & geographies.Time Stamps:1:13 Mohit's career journey 2:16 Views on how food and retail is impacted by COVID4:51 How will user behaviour on eating out will change after COVID08:13 Transition of Zomato to a full stack food provider12:34 Thinking like a leader, even if you are behind14:30 Success possibility of mega-app in India16:12 Building operationally intensive business successfully.24:21 Making transitions from a large company to starting or joining the startup25:57 Hiring someone senior at your startupRead the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/mohit-gupta-ceo-food-delivery-zomato-thinking-leader/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Prasad Kompalli (https://www.linkedin.com/in/prasadkompalli/) , Co-founder and CEO mfine (https://www.mfine.co/) chats with Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) , Managing Partner at Prime Venture Partners on evolving telemedicine industry in India.Having been the CBO at Myntra and Senior VP at SAP Labs, Prasad Kompalli believes in leveraging technology for innovation and his strength lies in business strategy. He was one of the top 200 global leaders at SAP where he held strategy and general management roles. He studied at the European School of Management and Technology (Berlin), IMD Switzerland and INSEAD France to complete his post-graduation in business management, and holds 7 patents in data and mobile technology.Time Stamps:01:30 Transformation of telemedicine post-COVID04:15 What led scale of telemedicine pre-COVID10:33 Building a trust driven network13:19 What are people using telemedicine for?16:05 Role of AI in healthcare21:24 Non-obvious insights on healthcare and patient-doctor interactions26:36 What is health stack and why is it relevant?Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/prasad-kompalli-ceo-mfine-how-telemedicine-transforming-healthcare-india/)Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes.Follow Prime Venture Partners:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Ashu Garg, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashugargvc/) General Partner Foundation Capital (https://foundationcapital.com/)   chats with Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Ashu was the General Manager for Microsoft's online advertising business and he led field marketing for the software business. Previously, Ashu was at McKinsey and Company helping technology companies scale their go to market efforts. Early in his career, Ashu founded one of the first search engines in Asia, set up Unilever's Nepal operations and led the marketing and pre-sales teams at Cadence. Ashu has a bachelor's degree from IIT New Delhi, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore where he received the President's gold medal.Time Stamps:3:30 Moving from senior role at Microsoft to Venture Capital Industry6:17 Investing areas Ashu finds interesting today9:54 How to avoid hitting the wall as SaaS company after first million-dollar12:03 Go to market strategies for SaaS company17:50 Figuring out the pricing for SaaS product24:31 What Ashu looks for in founders he invests in29:47 Ashu's advice to entrepreneursCheck out Ashu's Podcast B2B a Founder (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/b2b-a-ceo-with-ashu-garg/id1408145370) - the show about how to scale your enterprise startup and how to grow from founder to CEO.Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/ashu-garg-general-partner-foundation-capital-enterprise-software-mega-trends-gtm-strategy-pricing-evolving-process/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Nami Zarringhalam (https://www.linkedin.com/in/namizarringhalam/) , Chairman Truecaller (https://www.truecaller.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Nami, Born in Tehran (Iran) and moved to Stockholm (Sweden) at the age of 3. Studied Computer Science (M.sc.) at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He is Chairman and co-founder of True Software Scandianvia AB and Truecaller, Truecaller is a leading search technology company that is transforming the phonebook with a set of intelligent and useful services. Truecaller was founded in 2009 and has offices in Stockholm, San Francisco, Delhi, Bangalore and Dubai.Time Stamps:01:40 Starting Truecaller with his friend Alan.06:39 Lessons learned on solving problems09:29 Finding investors11:52 Nami on growth of Truecaller14:57 Viral loops fueling the growth18:55 Building customer empathy23:27 Monetisation model29:09 Nami's message to young entrepreneursRead the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/nami-zarringhalam-co-founder-chairman-truecaller-virality-monetisation-user-feedback/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Stephen Wunker (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenwunker/) Managing Director New Markets Advisors (https://www.newmarketsadvisors.com/) chats with Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Steve Wunker led development of one of the world’s first smartphones, has built and sold several successful businesses, and advises companies worldwide.He is Managing Director of New Markets Advisors and the author of several books including Costovation: Innovation That Gives Your Customers Exactly What They Want and Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation.He also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times and other major outlets. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University, and a BA from Princeton University. He has also been a guest lecturer at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of BusinessTime Stamps:03:33 What is Jobs to Be Done framework06:13 Example of the framework for Ice cream company08:31 Applying the framework on technology startups14:43 Using the Jobs to Be Done framework for Product Market Fit16:35 Applying the framework in B2B scenarios19:50 Can this framework be applied to pricing?21:39 The bare minimum Stephen suggests entrepreneurs to do before creating and launching products27:04: Working with Clayton Christensen.Books Mentioned:Jobs to Be Done (https://amzn.to/2BVbjq6) - A Roadmap for Customer-centered InnovationCost-O-Vation (https://amzn.to/2BRuukL)Capturing New Markets (https://amzn.to/2DrTeAJ)Read the complete transcrip here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/stephen-wunker-md-new-markets-advisors-building-solutions-help-your-customers-get-things-done/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Nivruti Rai (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nivruti-rai-0a56a916/) , Country Head, Intel India (https://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/homepage.html) and VP Data Center Group, at Intel Corporation chats with Sanjay Swamy, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/theswamy/) Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Nivruti is a global leader with 20+ years of technical and business leadership experience in the US and India. Varied roles across engineering & research, innovation, and organizational management. Focused on building strong teams and grooming leaders who can deliver on the global stage. Passionate about Indian technology ecosystem and how we can usher in the next technology revolution for India and the world.Time Stamps: 2:04 Education & Career journey of Nivruti Rai.4:37 Transition from technology to business leadership. 7:20 Upcoming plans of Intel.9:35 New trends of Intel. 13:32 Challenges faced by women and changes needed. 21:07 Advise to the youngsters in terms of their career choices.28:08 Rapid fire round with Nivruti Rai. Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/nivruti-rai-country-head-intel-india-her-life-woman-executive-intel-engagements-startup-ecosystem/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Manik Gupta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/manikg/) , Co-founder CVKey (https://www.cvkeyproject.org/) and former Cheif Product Officer at Uber chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Manik currently serves as an advisor and investor to startups based in the US and India. Manik has built the products that have helped millions of people discover the world, most recently serving as the Chief Product Officer at Uber. Prior to Uber, Manik was a product leader at Google Maps. Manik grew up in India and studied in Singapore. He studied computer engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and received an MBA from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.Time Stamps: 1:10 Career journey of Manik Gupta.7:15 Inflection points for growth as a Product Manager.12:22 Key traits to be a successful Product Manager. 17:29 Marker questions to be asked for hiring a Product Manager. 22:31 Traits to become a successful leader.25:58 Things to prioritize in early-stage as a Product Manager.27:23 Things to keep an eye on as a Product Manager. 28:57 About CVKey Project. Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/manik-gupta-ex-chief-product-officer-uber-building-exceptional-product-teams/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Sachin Gupta (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sachingupta006/) , Co-founder and CEO HackerEarth (https://www.hackerearth.com/) chats with Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .Sachin Gupta is a graduate of IIT Roorkee where he majored in Computer Science. He worked at Google before starting his own venture. Prior to that, he interned at Microsoft, where he worked on azure cloud technology. He is the co-founder and CEO of HackerEarth.Time Stamps:01:16 Inspiration behind HackerEarth.04:38 Key decisions Sachin and team made that lead to success.11:13 Mistakes made in the hindsight.16:03 Insights on moving the SaaS business to the US24:20 Sachin's philosophy behind team building.Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/nakul-shenoy-mindreader-and-mystery-entertainer-applying-lessons-magic-business/ https://primevp.in/content/podcast/sachin-gupta-ceo-and-co-founder-hackerearth-leveraging-power-communities/)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
Nakul Shenoy (https://twitter.com/NakulShenoy) , Mindreader and mystery entertainer chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .In this conversation they discuss science and magic, how magic can be used in persuasion and in business, customer discovery process and connecting with people.With his imagination kindled at age five by  ‘Mandrake The Magician’ comic books, Nakul Shenoy first took stage as a 15-year-old entertaining large gatherings with his magical shows. Two and a half decades later, this expert magician and hypnotist enthrals audiences like few others can, and progresses along in his self-professed dream to be “a real-life Mandrake”.Time Stamps:1:41 - Science and magic are deeply connected.3:00 - Laws of science behind magic tricks4:31 - Suggestion and persuasion methods instead of hypnosis.7:11 - Traits of magician to be applied in business10:07 - Why read body language books15:26 - Three mantras of connecting with people19:33 - Using service magic to create Wow! moments22:52 - Customer discovery process28:57 - 360 or 180-degree visionRead the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/nakul-shenoy-mindreader-and-mystery-entertainer-applying-lessons-magic-business/)Book recommendationsNeuroscience of Magic (https://www.amazon.in/Sleights-Mind-Neuroscience-Everyday-Deceptions-ebook/dp/B003ZDNZYM)Influence (https://www.amazon.in/influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Business-Essentials/dp/006124189X)Pre-suasion (https://www.amazon.in/Pre-Suasion-Revolutionary-Way-Influence-Persuade-ebook/dp/B01A6DJD7Q/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1MIWLU0G17029&dchild=1&keywords=presuasion&qid=1591858420&s=digital-text&sprefix=presuasion%2Caps%2C281&sr=1-1)The Definitive Book of Body Language (https://www.amazon.in/Definitive-Book-Body-Language/dp/0553804723)Service Magic: The Art of Amazing Your Customers (https://www.amazon.in/Service-Magic-Amazing-Your-Customers/dp/0793164672)How To Develop A Super-Power Memory (https://www.amazon.in/Develop-Super-power-Memory-Harry-Lorayne/dp/0811901815)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_inLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/
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Kishan Verma

nivruti good journey

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