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Weekly chats with successful Entrepreneurs, Startups and Investors in India
EI-083: ‘I won’t stop untill I build a startup with $100M in revenue’ – Ravi Trivedi of CouponRani
Dec 8, 2016 • 50 min
Ravi is the Founder of Couponrani. CouponRani is the single destination for all the deals and coupon codes from India’s e-commerce site. You will find the most popular offers and deals on every product at CouponRani. Started in the year 2012, CouponRani…
EI-082: Biting The Bullet and Leaving Your Job
Nov 21, 2016 • 21 min
This is my story. I finally decided to leave my job and chase the dream of building a business. I have been thinking about it for a while and time has now come to bite the bullet. In tow weeks time, I will be a man with no job and I will very much be…
EI-081: Entrepreneurship is Tough, Plan for it – Interview with Balaji of Stylofie
Nov 6, 2016 • 31 min
Balaji Srinivasan is the co-founder and CTO at Stylofie. Stylofie is an online marketplace for salons/spas around Delhi. Stylofie provides a technology platform for discovery, comparison, reviews, payment and booking website, and mobile app for consumers.…
EI-079: What it takes to build a Personalised Fashion Shopping app – Shishir Maheswari, co-founder at WithMe
Oct 23, 2016 • 33 min
Shishir Maheswari is the co-founder at Withme. WithMe is about helping you look good, through your social network and other connections. Next time you’re shopping or need to choose an outfit from your closet, take snaps, share it with friends and see…
EI-078: Smart wearable for Women to be safe. Paras Batra of Leaf Wearables
Oct 16, 2016 • 33 min
Paras Batra is the co-founder at Leaf Wearables which makes wearable technology products. Their first product is called Safer. SAFER is a smart jewellery that keeps women safe and connected. Alumnus of IIT D Paras was dance instructor before. He has won…
EI-077: An Indian Entrepreneur who is making it happen in Dubai Prasanjeet Roy, co-founder at Fabogo
Oct 9, 2016 • 44 min
Prasanjeet Roy is the co-founder at Fabogo. A beauty & wellness guide currently for all you fabulous people in Dubai and Pune. Fabogo is your go-to app for discovering the best salons, spas and fitness venues in your neighbourhood. A serial Entrepreneur…
EI-076: Interview with Amitabh Mishra, Founder and CEO at GoFro.com
Oct 2, 2016 • 46 min
Amitabh Mishra, Founder and CEO at GoFro.com. India’s revolutionary online marketplace for travel, created with an objective to empower the modern traveller with the flexibility of choices and a fulfilling sense of independence. Prior to that Amitabh…
EI-075: Ingenious way to acquire customers – Interview with Prateek Panda, Appknox
Sep 26, 2016 • 53 min
Prateek Panda is the Co-Founder and CMO at Appknox. Appknox is a mobile security company that helps businesses and app developers make their mobile apps more secure by detecting security vulnerabilities in their mobile apps and suggesting ways to fix…
EI-074: A ChatBot that delivers coffee – Interview with Rabi Gupta, EvaBot
Sep 18, 2016 • 44 min
Rabi Gupta is the co-founder at Vizzi Inc whose product is Evabot. Eva, Is A Gifting Assistant Bot That Helps You Build Stronger Professional Relationships. Rabi was also the co-founder at iCouchapp which was a mobile app platform for TV channels with top…
EI-073: From Sharks to Zynga to FreshToHome – Journey of Shan Kadavil, co-founder at FreshToHome
Sep 11, 2016 • 43 min
Shan Kadavil is the CEO and co-founder at Freshtohome. India’s most trusted source for fresh chemical free food. An online marketplace for fresh fish and livestock produce, FreshtoHome sources meats and fish directly from livestock farmers and fishermen.…
EI-072: A revolutionary keyboard for your mobile – Interview with Ankit Prasad of Bobble Keyboard
Sep 4, 2016 • 53 min
Ankit is Founder & CEO at Bobble Keyboard. Bobble Keyboard makes typing fast and fun. Millions of users are making their mobile conversation expressive & personal using Bobble Keyboard in their phone. Install Bobble Keyboard on your phone now and…
EI-071: Raise to The Challenge, Don’t sit back – Interview with Abha Bakaya, Senior Anchor at BTVi
Aug 31, 2016 • 40 min
Abha Bakaya is the Sr Anchor and Editor at BTVi which was known as Bloomberg TV India. Abha is Highly creative and multitalented Television News Editor, Anchor, and Producer with 12 years of experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Media &…
EI-070: Not a lot of people back you in initial days – Jayanth Jha of Gadgetwood
Aug 28, 2016 • 30 min
Jayant Jha is the Co-founder and CEO at Gadgetwood. – Gadgetwood is India’s first integrated, multi brand Onsite, Online, In-store & On road repair and Support Service for Mobiles, Smartphones and Tablets. The service is available ‘On Demand’ per…
EI-069: Build your business thinking you have no Plan-B – Renu Bisht, co-founder at VanityCube
Aug 24, 2016 • 33 min
Renu Bisht, Co-Founder of VanityCube, Vanity cube is a Gurgaon based Startup which provides professional on-demand beauty and wellness services in the comfort of your own chosen location i.e Home, Office, Hotel or any other Venue. You just sit back and…
EI-068: How does coupon websites work? Interview with Vikash Khetan, founder at CouponzGuru
Aug 22, 2016 • 40 min
Vikash Khetan, Owner at Couponzguru.com. Couponzguru is one of the leading coupons and daily deals website in India since 2011. They work with shopping & travel portals like Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Makemytrip, Goibibo and ton of others. Vikash worked…
EI-067: Meet the Startup Mentors at The Mentorpreneurs. Interview with Shraddha and Bhavesh
Aug 18, 2016 • 46 min
Shraddha Patil and Bhavesh Kothari are the co-founders and Chief Mentors at The Mentorpreneurs. The Mentorpreneur is a global platform for startups, mentors, investors and incubators to collaborate and grow. Shraddha is also the founder and CEO at The…
EI-066: The Startup Founder that tried to Climb Mount Everest. Story of Saurabh Aggarwal of FitSo
Aug 14, 2016 • 30 min
Saurabh Aggarwal is the co-founder at FITSO. FITSO, a short for ‘Fitness Social’, is a fitness mobile app that enables fitness lovers with similar interests to connect, participate in different activities happening around them, hire professionals and much…
EI-065 Part 4/4: I do it because I get a KICK out of it – Varun Chawla, co-founder at 91Springboard
Aug 12, 2016 • 10 min
Varun Chawla is the co-founder at 91Springboard. 91Springboard is a startup co-working space and incubator, that provides space to startups and a number of service providers to work towards together to build their businesses. Varun was also the co-founder…
EI-065 Part 3/4: I do it because I get a KICK out of it – Varun Chawla, co-founder at 91Springboard
Aug 12, 2016 • 10 min
Varun Chawla is the co-founder at 91Springboard. 91Springboard is a startup co-working space and incubator, that provides space to startups and a number of service providers to work towards together to build their businesses. Varun was also the co-founder…
EI-065 Part 2/4: I do it because I get a KICK out of it – Varun Chawla, co-founder at 91Springboard
Aug 12, 2016 • 10 min
Varun Chawla is the co-founder at 91Springboard. 91Springboard is a startup co-working space and incubator, that provides space to startups and a number of service providers to work towards together to build their businesses. Varun was also the co-founder…
EI-065 Part 1/4: I do it because I get a KICK out of it – Varun Chawla, co-founder at 91Springboard
Aug 12, 2016 • 11 min
Varun Chawla is the co-founder at 91Springboard. 91Springboard is a startup co-working space and incubator, that provides space to startups and a number of service providers to work towards together to build their businesses. Varun was also the co-founder…
EI-064: Interview with Ankur Dinesh Garg, Founder at Hotify
Aug 8, 2016 • 25 min
Ankur Dinesh Garg is the Founder and CEO at Hotify. Hotify is an intelligent application that is meant for you and for keeping you up to date with the latest action that you want to know about. A serial entrepreneur and Alumnus of IIT Bombay Ankur was…
EI-063: Heroine, Carbo hydrates and Monthly Salary are the three biggest addictions – Dinesh Koka, co-founder eKincare
Aug 4, 2016 • 34 min
Dinesh Koka is COO & co-founder at eKincare which is an offline and online solution to assess, track and stay informed about your well-being with minimal effort. An alumnus of IIM Luknow Dinesh worked for NIIT and GE prior to starting up. Interview with…
EI-062: A Canadian Entrepreneur with a startup in India. Mathieu Desmarais of RecurRex
Jul 31, 2016 • 41 min
Mathieu Desmarais Managing Director at RecurRex. RecurRex is a subscription eCommerce SaaS for Indian businesses. It allows new and existing eCommerce websites with current or prospective subscription potential to automate recurring billing and payments.…
EI-061: First 1000 years of startup is hard – Sreejith Moolayil
Jul 28, 2016 • 38 min
Sreejith Moolayil is the COO & co-founder at HealthyWorld. Healthy World is a Functional foods company, aiming to be the most trusted brand of health foods. If you are looking for health foods, HealthyWorld.in is the place. Interview with Sreejith…
EI-060: The Best Way to Acquire a Customer is Through Your Existing Customer – Vishnu Saraf, co-founder at Truweight
Jul 24, 2016 • 37 min
Vishnu Saraf, co-founder at Truweight. Truweight is a weight loss company based out of Hyderabad that provides weight loss counseling for people from across India. Alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad Vishnu was also co-founder of the company called Identity…
EI-059: Businesses Fail Due To The Wrong Person at The Steering Wheel – Arpit Agarwal, Principal at Blume Ventures
Jul 20, 2016 • 53 min
Arpit Agarwal, Principal at Blume Ventures. Blume is an angel and seed venture fund that backs startups with both funding as well as active mentoring and support. Arpit is a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded Pragyan, academic ventures and headstart…
EI-058: Om Thoke, Executive Managing Director at Webfosys Group
Jul 17, 2016 • 33 min
Om Thoke, a serial entrepreneur turned angel investor, who currently serves as Executive Managing Director of Webfosys Group, comprising Xpress SEO Solutions, Anode Digital, Aone Apps & 3 other companies, Global Hosting Guide at About.com, COO at…
EI-057: Amit Kumar Agarwal, Founder & CEO at NoBroker.com
Jul 14, 2016 • 39 min
Amit Kumar Agarwal, Founder & CEO at NoBroker. NoBroker.com is an online real estate firm offering brokerage-free buy or sell or rental of properties. Amit is an Alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Ahmedabad and worked for companies like CTS, PwC and Australia…
EI-056: If you are not solving a problem you are not an Entrepreneur – Radhakrishnan, co-founder at Grocermax
Jul 10, 2016 • 45 min
K Radhakrishnan, co-founder at Grocermax. Grocermax is an online grocery shopping website with wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen, non-veg, dairy & bakery products along with discounts on household items too. Radha has vast experience in food…
EI-055: Podcasting is a new wave of entertainment medium. Interview with Amit Doshi of IVM
Jul 3, 2016 • 35 min
Amit Doshi, Founder and CEO at Indus Vox Media . Indus Vox Media is a digital media production company that works in audio with an emphasis on podcasts. Cyrus Says, Maed in India, TFG and The Poadcast. Amit also had the company called Webodrome arise…
EI-054: Getting the customers to Rent stuff. A new wave coming. Interview with Founders of Rentickle
Jun 26, 2016 • 46 min
Amit Sodhi and Vineet Chawla, Co-founders at Rentickle – a one stop shop for easily renting furniture, appliances and other home furnishing essentials starting at just Rs. 99 per month. An MBA graduate from Indian School of Business Amit has experience of…
EI-053: Sell old Laptop, Phone & Tablet online for cash – Nakul Kumar, Co-founder at ReGlobe
Jun 22, 2016 • 33 min
at ReGlobe. ReGlobe provides an online platform to customers to sell their old or used electronic gadgets like laptops, mobile phones and tablets, from the comfort of their homes. Nakul worked as a consultant for few companies prior to starting up his…
EI-052: An Hyderabadi Entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the Shared Economy – Raj Sivaraju, Founder at SabRentKaro
Jun 19, 2016 • 44 min
Raj Sivaraju, co-founder at SabRentKaro. SabRentKaro is a rental platform that allows you to upload products on rent or choose products you’d want for short-term use. Raj worked for Deloitte for 14 years and was also nominated as Top 100 CIOs of Asia. Raj…
EI-051: A Student’s Startup which was Funded by Founder of PayTM. Interview with Shashank Murali, Founder at TapChief
Jun 16, 2016 • 31 min
Shashank Murali, co-founder and CEO at TapChief. Tapchief is a platform connecting individuals in need of professional advice to experts across domains. Alumnus of Bits Pilani, A Masters graduate in Mathematics Shashank is also VP of products at…
EI-050: The Journey So Far – Entrepreneurs India Podcast
Jun 12, 2016 • 24 min
It’s been just over 6months since I launched Entrepreneurs India Podcast and it’s been a great journey so far. This episode explains what I went through and the lessons I learned. I would to like Thank You from bottom of my heart for tuning into the…
EI-049: Story of Cubito with Pranay Agarwal
Jun 5, 2016 • 26 min
Pranay Agrawal, co-founder at Cubito.in. Cubito is a technology-based enabler and is aiming to automate the transportation logistics segment. Alumnus of BITS Pilani Pranay interned at few different companies prior to launching his own. Interview with…
EI-048: Story of HandyHome with Manthan Shah. Acquired by UrbanClap
Jun 1, 2016 • 25 min
Manthan Shah, co-founder at HandyHome. Founded early 2015 by six IIT-Bombay graduates, HandyHome helps customers book brand-authorized repairs and other services for electronic appliances online. Manthan is a M.Tech graduate in Mechanical Engineering.…
EI-047: An Hyderabadi entrepreneur who set out to make an impact on two wheeler servicing
May 30, 2016 • 33 min
Srikrishna Das, Co-founder at SuperMoto360.com. SuperMoto fixes your motorcycles and offers free pick n drop from your office. They are operational in 7 sites in Hyderabad. Krish also started Deskix Labs at the age of 19 which didn’t take off. Interview…
Preview EI-047: An Hyderabadi entrepreneur who set out to make an impact on two wheeler servicing
May 28, 2016 • 1 min
Srikrishna Das, Co-founder at SuperMoto360.com. SuperMoto fixes your motorcycles and offer free pick n drop from your office. They are operational in 7 sites in Hyderabad. Krishna also started Deskix Labs at the age of 19 which didn’t take off.
EI-046: Story of a Stanford Graduate who set out to Revolutionize the Podcast Discovery
May 25, 2016 • 34 min
Rohan Khara, co-founder at Jabbercast which helps you discover & share great podcast moments and it’s the best way to enjoy your favorite podcasts . Rohan is Stanford Graduate and worked for companies like Microsoft and Quikr prior to starting Jabbercast…
Preview EI-046: Story of a Stanford Graduate who set out to Revolutionize the Podcast Discovery
May 24, 2016 • 1 min
Rohan Khara, co-founder at Jabbercast which helps you discover & share great podcast moments and it’s best way to enjoy your favorite podcasts . Rohan is Stanford Graduate and worked for companies like Microsoft and Quikr prior to starting Jabbercast…
EI-045: Building The Smartest Chess Board with Aatur Mehta, co-founder at Infivention
May 22, 2016 • 28 min
Aatur Mehta, co-founder and CTO at infivention Technologies pvt ltd who are the makers of Chess automated. Chess Automated is a completely automated device which enables the user to play chess against a computer or even against a human opponent present at…
Preview EI-045: Building The Smartest Chess Board with Aatur Mehta, co-founder at Infivention Technologies
May 19, 2016 • 0 min
Aatur Mehta, co-founder and CTO at infivention Technologies pt ltd who are the makers of Chess automated. Chess Automated is a completely automated device which enables the user to play chess against a computer or even against a human opponent present at…
EI-044: From Rs. 13 in the bank to Rubbing Shoulders with Vijay Shekhar Sharma – Story of Simarpreet Singh
May 15, 2016 • 44 min
Simarpreet Singh, founder at Mind Batteries. MindBatteries is an edutainment company which is focused on revolutionizing the way things are being taught. They mix education with Entertainment and they call it Edutainment. Simar conducts business quizzes,…
Preview EI-044: From Rs. 13 in the bank to Rubbing Shoulders with Vijay Shekhar Sharma – Story of Simarpreet Singh
May 12, 2016 • 1 min
Simarpreet Singh, founder at Mind Batteries. MindBatteries is an edutainment company which is focused on revolutionizing the way things are being taught. They mix education with Entertainment and they call it Edutainment. Simar conducts business quizzes,…
EI-043: Inspirational story of Aditi Gupta, co-founder at Menstrupedia
May 9, 2016 • 34 min
Aditi Gupta, Founder at Menstrupedia. Menstrupedia is a resourceful guide about menstruation which helps girls and women to stay healthy and active during their menstruation. Aditi also a TEDx speaker and user experience designer prior to that. Interview…
Preview EI-043: Inspirational story of Aditi Gupta, co-founder at Menstrupedia
May 8, 2016 • 1 min
Aditi Gupta, Founder at Menstrupedia. Menstrupedia is a resourceful guide about menstruation which helps girls and women to stay healthy and active during their menstruation. Aditi also a TEDx speaker and user experience designer prior to that.
EI-042: Revolutionizing the intercity taxi bookings – Story of MyTaxiIndia with Mohit Rajpal
May 5, 2016 • 28 min
Mohit Rajpal, co-founder at MyTaxiIndia. The start-up offers intra and inter-city travel, transfer service for airport and railway station, car rentals for events/marriages/conferences, car rentals for corporate travellers and for travel agents too. Mohit…
Preview EI-042: Revolutionizing the intercity taxi bookings – Story of MyTaxiIndia with Mohit Rajpal
May 3, 2016 • 1 min
Mohit Rajpal, co-founder at MyTaxiIndia. The start-up offers intra and inter-city travel, transfer service for airport and railway station, car rentals for events/marriages/conferences, car rentals for corporate travellers and for travel agents too. Mohit…