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NextBigWhat on Product, Growth & Life!

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Welcome to NextBigWhat Radio. We’re one of India’s longest running media platforms documenting startups, technology, product and digital transformation. We bring multiple lenses to entrepreneurship, scaling businesses, mindfulness and much more. The NextBigWhat Podcast will feature deep-dive interviews with the who’s who of the product and tech world, talks by eminent speakers, and outstanding content from our deep archives. Rest assured, you will walk away from our content with useful insights to help you grow better.


Liquidation preferences [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Aug 6 • 5 min
While raising investment, you will liquidation preferences clause in your SHA. This clause impacts how investors are paid in events of M&A (mergers & acquisition) or during liquidity of the company. The current episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday talks…
Founders agreement [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jul 30 • 12 min
For founders who are not related to each other (like husband-wife, father-son etc.) it is important to enter into Founders Agreement covering important working relationship between founders and vesting schedules for founder’s share holding. This document…
Anti Dilution Rights [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jul 23 • 6 min
When investors come onboard, they ask for anti dilution rights to protect themselves from any down trend in valuation of the startup in future. Startup should issue additional shares for free to existing investors whenever this gets triggered. The current…
Investor reporting & MIS [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jul 16 • 4 min
As investors come on board post investment, they need regular updates on various aspects of startup followed by review meetings. Sharing accurate MIS on agreed timelines is very important. The current episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday talks about the…
Glimpse of life post investments [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jul 9 • 6 min
Life of startup founders change a lot after raising money. The new investors comes on board and is also involved in many decision making and operations of the company. The current episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday tries to offer a glimpse of how things…
Guide to investor due diligence [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jul 2 • 6 min
In between term sheet and signing the SHA, every investor conducts a detailed due diligence on various aspects of a startup to ensure that they are investing in a right startup and that there will not be any surprises in future from a regulatory or legal…
The art of investor negotations [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jun 25 • 15 min
Investment is not just about valuation and stake. There are multiple avenues and opportunities where founders can strike a great deal for the startup with tactful negotiations. These options can become a bigger pain or gain during the whole lifecycle…
Decoding shareholders agreement (SHA) [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jun 18 • 12 min
Before a startup receives the actual investment amount in their bank account, the investors, founders and startup execute a share subscription & share holders agreement (SSSHA or SHA). This is an important and elaborate legal document which is binding on…
Mastering term sheet [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jun 11 • 10 min
Term sheet is the most important strategic document that a startup gets while raising money. It is more critical than the share holding agreement or share subscription agreement (SHA or SSSHA) as all the crucial terms of the deal are agreed at term sheet…
Pre-money/ Post money valuation [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
Jun 4 • 3 min
For every startup valuation is of paramount importance. When you are raising money, it is important to understand and know what valuation is being discussed - Pre-money or Post-money? The current episode of eLagaan Whiteboard Friday looks at both the…
What is a cap table? [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
May 28 • 2 min
The current capital structure of the startup is called a cap table. It contains details of various stakeholders and their holdings alongwith the type of instrument they hold. It gives a clear and crisp picture of all investments made in the startup from…
Understanding Investment ecosystem [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
May 21 • 8 min
For startups who are raising investment, it helps to understand the ecosystem, the various stakeholders and what roles they play. It is also important to have an understanding of what factors interests an investor so that the chances of you striking a…
Raising your 1st Funding [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]
May 14 • 5 min
When you are trying to raise your first funding round, this episode shall help you to understand what preparations are needed before you reach out to investors. Tips and recommendations may help improve the funding potential and optimize the efforts. The…
Marketing in the time of crisis: Conversation with Ankur Warikoo, Nearbuy Cofounder
Mar 31 • 55 min
The times ahead are challenging for companies. With limited marketing budget (esp in times like these), how can you stay ahead? How can you own the brand narrative and not ‘let-it-get-decided-by-media’? The big question - should you even be marketing…
Wakefit Cofounder Chaitanya On Surviving 2 Failures, Inventing A Category & Finding Product-Market Fit
Mar 20 • 39 min
Listen to this AMA with Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, Co-founder @ Wakefit - a startup that is a true innovator in the world of mattresses. Wakefit is Chaitanya’s third startup. His previous 2 startups failed and he will share the experience / learning and…
AMA with Pallav Nadhani of Fusioncharts [NextBigWhat Huddle]
Mar 19 • 32 min
Welcome to MoEngage presents NextBigWhat: Huddle AMA Live! Remote is now the reality for many, but learning need not stop. Join us for a daily AMA with leading voices in the industry. Today we have Pallav Nadhani, Founder @ Fusioncharts - a 17-year old…
Defying Startup Gyaan: Pallav Nadhani on Fusioncharts Journey
Mar 17 • 49 min
In this episode, you will hear Pallav Nadhani, founder of FusionCharts, one of India’s longest running SaaS platforms. The company has been profitable while being entirely bootstrapped and counts some of the top companies in the world, such as Facebook,…
Indian Startups Have A Massive Problem Of Sugarcoated Feedback: Kunal Shah
Mar 14 • 18 min
Hi there! Welcome to a new episode on NextBigWhat Radio. This is part 2 of our two-part series featuring Kunal Shah, founder of Cred and co-founder at Freecharge. Someone who has made a name for himself in the startup circles as an opinionated and…
What EXACTLY is Product Thinking? Why few companies grow 10X while most don’t?
Mar 12 • 10 min
Why is it that a few companies grow very well while others with similar team/funding don’t go anywhere? Why is it that few businesses are able to scale 10000X in no time while others struggle? A few thoughts on #productmanagement and product-led thinking.
Kunal Shah On CRED, Startups & Indian Consumers Pt. 1
Mar 5 • 17 min
Hi there! Welcome to a new episode on NextBigWhat Radio. Today we’re featuring Kunal Shah, founder of Cred and co-founder at Freecharge. Someone who has made a name for himself in the startup circles as an opinionated and headstrong entrepreneur, who is…
Startup & Chill: Beyond The Rat Race Of Entrepreneurship [Bal Krishn Birla]
Feb 29 • 37 min
Our guest for this episode is Bal Krishn Birla. A man with an incredibly diverse resume and range of interests. As the co-founder of AskLaila and Zopnow, he has been involved at the highest levels of tech, but along with his music group ‘Bhoole Bisre…
Sachin Bansal On Building Big Businesses | UnPluggd Flashback
Feb 25 • 3 min
Sachin Bansal, founder @ Flipkart spoke on building big businesses at UnPluggd 2019, and who better than him to speak on this topic. In this episode of UnPluggd Flashback, you will hear Sachin’s advice to entrepreneurs on thinking big to build big…
Making India Entrepreneurial: Revamping Indian Education, Post Flipkart [Mekin Pt. 2]
Feb 18 • 34 min
Our guest for this episode is Mekin Maheshwari, the founder & CEO of Udhyam Learning Foundation. An engineer by education, Mekin has had entrepreneurial roles throughout his career. Notably, he joined Flipkart in 2009 to head technology. After having…
Flipkart: The Untold Story of Experiments and Thinking Differently [Mekin Maheshwari Pt.1]
Feb 15 • 24 min
Our guest for this episode is Mekin Maheshwari, the founder & CEO of Udhyam Learning Foundation. An engineer by education, Mekin has had entrepreneurial roles throughout his career. Notably, he joined Flipkart in 2009 to head technology. After having…
From Zero to Zerodha - Nitin Kamath’s Journey Pt. 2 | Ep. 3 #UnPluggd
Feb 9 • 19 min
Founded in 2010, Zerodha is an Indian firm that pioneered the online discount brokerage model in the country, and today stands as India’s largest stockbroker by number of clients: over 1.5 million. In fact, Zerodha today is worth close to 500 million…
NextBigWhat Radio : Why us? Why now? [Ep. 1]
Jan 31 • 2 min
An introduction to the philosophy and driving force behind The NextBigWhat Podcast by Ashish Sinha, founder of NextBigWhat. Ashish has held senior Product roles at many top-tier companies and has been at the forefront of pushing the Indian startup…
From Zero To Zerodha - Nithin Kamath’s Journey | Ep. 2 #UnPluggd
Jan 30 • 18 min
Founded in 2010, Zerodha is an Indian firm that pioneered the online discount brokerage model in the country, and today stands as India’s largest stockbroker by number of clients: over 1.5 million. In fact, Zerodha today is worth close to 500 million…