The Indian Startup Show

The Indian Startup Show


A Weekly Podcast Show About Indian Startups Entrepreneurs & More ! Hosted by Neil Patel & Friends


Ep67:  Dr. Geetha Manjunath Co-founder &  CEO of NIRAMAI  - On creating A novel breast cancer screening solution using AI  

Breast cancer is the largest killer for women today. So today I speak to Dr. Geetha Manjunath , co-founder & CEO of NIRAMAI a startup developing a novel breast cancer screening solution. Geetha has over 25 years in Global Research labs and has created many innovative prototypes, patents, publications and new products. Till end of 2016, she was a Lab Director and head of Xerox Data Analytics Research in India. Before that, she was a Principal Research Scientist and Research Manager at Hewlett Packard Labs India for 17 years. So in this episode she also shares her thoughts getting to grips with machine learning & AI , the reaction of the health industry, So in this episode we talk about what inspired her to do this, how it works, the business model , aims and objectives , accuracy rates , Reaction of the health industry. Geetha shares thoughts on what first time founders should be focusing on & dealing with sceptical doctors! and so much more so please enjoy the show!

Ep66: Umesh Soni,  founder of Cowpathy - A startup looking to rule India’s cow economy with dung soap & urine toothpaste  

"Everyday I have some adventure, everyday there is something we can make something from cow dung and cow urine and Cowpathy gives me a platform to come out with my creativity and come out with products" - Umesh Soni Founder of Cowpathy. Today i speak to Umesh Soni the founder of Cowpathy. It is a Mumbai-based company that makes consumer products said to have high medicinal value and completely based on the cow—it uses ingredients such as dung, urine, clarified butter or ghee, and others. So in this podcast we talk about how he got started. What products they sell. Umesh talks about scaling the business. and what will this business look like in 10 years time and much much more so please enjoy the show!

Ep65: Rohit Pateria, Co-founder & CEO of Placio - On disrupting the $50B  Indian Student housing market  

Out of 34 million students in higher education in India, 26.6 million migrate to cities creating demand for accommodation . So Today i speak to Rohit Pateria (@rohitpateria) Co-founder & CEO Placio , Based In Delhi. Placio is a simple and easy to use digital platform for students looking for accommodation and they are doing really well! We talk about how he got started, what problem are they trying to solve, attracting students to the platform, aims and objectives for the next 2 years ,how the business models works, how they plan to scale, and what first time founders should be focusing on and much much more so please enjoy the show!

Ep64:  Anaka Narayanan - Founder of Brass Tacks.  An economist's journey to becoming a fashion designer & entrepreneur!  

Today I speak to Anaka Narayanan an economic analyst-turned- designer & founder of Brass Tacks, a women's fashion label that uses natural and hand-crafted textiles. In this podcast we talk about how she got started. Quitting her job and taking the plunge into the world of textiles and fashion. She talks about where she gets her inspiration from. Attracting customers using social media, how she balances the management and creative side of the business. She talks about branding, & her management style, and what will fashion look like in 80 years time! and much much more so please enjoy the show!

Ep63: Rakesh Verma - Chairman & MD of Mapmyindia. On Making the world better through Maps & Location technologies & not having the Monday Morning Blues!  

I speak to Mr Rakesh Verma, Chairman & MD of MapmyIndia (@MapmyIndia) India’s leader in premium quality digital map data , GPS navigation, tracking, and location apps. We talk about his inspiring entrepreneurial story. Thoughts on the startup scene in India. He shares top leadership advice, he also talks about conviction , passion , happiness and not having the Monday Morning blues! And much more...please enjoy the show thanks

Ep62: Hitashi Garg Co-founder of Mr Needs - On creating an app  that delivers all your daily essentials at your doorstep!  

This week I chat to Hitashi Garg. Co-founder of Mr Needs (@MrNeedsApp) MrNeeds, is a micro-delivery app-based subscription service that delivers milk, bread, eggs and other groceries on a daily basis to its customers. And in just eight months of its launch, they deliver approximately 1500 orders every day to 9000 customers. Which is great! So in this podcast we talk about . How he got the idea, how it works, what makes them different to the other food startups in India , his background and how they plan to scale!

Ep61: Parag Agarwal - Co-founder of JanaJal - On a mission to deliver clean, safe drinking water through automated hybrid water ATMs to every Indian!  

Building the worlds first water sharing economy ! . This week I chat to Parag Agarwal Co-founder of JanaJal (@JanaJalIndia) JanaJal’s aim is to leverage technology and bring safe drinking water by innovating and promoting smart drinking water solutions.Founded 4 years ago they are doing really well. So in this podcast , we talk about how they deliver safe drinking water in india. The water ATM concept, receiving a significant amount of funding. What is it like working with the Indian government? .Parag talks about his 3 decades of entrepreneurial life. The massive potential of JanJal. He shares top project management tips too & we also talk about his time working in the jungles of Indonesia to selling email connections door to door in the 1990’s! and so much more.

Ep60: Nihal Kashinath, Founder & CEO of Applied Singularity - Peeking into the future of Internet of things (IoT)  

Today I speak to Nihal Kashinath , founder & CEO of Applied Singularity. Applied Singularity is a platform for Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). They provide consultations to developers, students, startups, industry, investors and policy makers on the subjects of IoT and AI . Started 4 years ago It is now the the largest IoT-focused Meetup platform in the world! So in this podcast we talk about how it’s going so far, the IoT scene in India, favorite IoT projects, connected cars , teleportation , cloning , robots in the kitchen and automatic Roti and Dosa making machines ...WOW and so much more. So please enjoy the show

Ep59: Sudeepta Sanyal , Co-founder of The Blueberry Trails - On India's booming travel industry!  

Summer is just around the corner! which means that it’s time to start making plans for your epic summer vacation. So today I speak to Sudeepta Sanyal the co-founder of The Blueberry Trails. The Blueberry Trails specializes in personalized holidays to locations within India and around the world. She left her day job at 26 to commit to her travel bug and cater to group travelers to exotic destinations. So in this podcast we talk about how the platform works, favorite holiday destinations, the booming Indian travel industry , best flight/holiday websites to use. We talk about female entrepreneurship and what she is like as a boss and much much more so please enjoy the show!!

Ep58: Suresh Shanker, Co-founder of Crayon Data on simplying the worlds choices!  

Today I chat to Suresh Shanker, co-founder of Crayon Data (@CrayonBigData). Crayon Data enables consumers to make more satisfying choices and helps traditional enterprises engage their customers. Currently, the three year old company’s clients span sectors such as hospitality, retail, banking, telecommunication and media and advertising sectors in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. In this podcast - we talk about how he got started, How the platform works. The roller coaster ride as a entrepreneur, how big do they want to go with this. What’s left for Suresh to achieve? What has surprised him during his long entrepreneurial journey? We also talk about climbing mountains, writing a book and an interesting story about a Chinese bamboo tree and much more!

Ep57:  Joydeep Sen Sarma, Cofounder & CTO of Qubole on Big data &  why it matters!  

90% of all data we have ever created has been generated in the last 2 years! So what do we do with it? Today my guest is Joydeep Sen Sarma, Cofounder, CTO of Qubole. Qubole is a $50 million Series C funded company helping enterprises take full advantage of the cloud to make processing more accessible in an enterprise setting while reducing complexity and cost. Joydeep is ex-Facebook data scientist and led the data infrastructure project at Facebook. So he is the right person to talk to on big data! In this podcast - we talk about what inspired him to get started. , How the platform works, a deep dive into what big data is , life at Facebook , advice for first time founders and how you can get into the big data industry and some Mark Zuckerberg chat as well and much much more

Ep56: Yuvraj Krishan Sharma - Co-founder of KOMPANIONS - On bringing back the joy of  learning using Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality  

I chat to Yuvraj Krishan Sharma. Co-founder of KOMPANIONS (@your_kompanions) KOMPANIONS is an ed-tech company. creating innovative educational products using augmented reality & virtual reality, exciting stuff. So in this episode we talk about how he got started. How it’s going so far, how it works. Why they are doing this. targets for next year , how to get into the VR space. He also shares a great story about taking 800 students on a VR trip into space. and finally some Rahul Dravid chat as well.

Ep55: Carlos Fernandes, Founder & CEO of Blaze - On building India's biggest Bot!  

We are talking about bots with My guest Carlos Fernandes. founder & CEO of Blaze. Blaze is an exciting chat bot that delivers trending information through your cellphone. In this podcast Carlos talks how he came up with the idea, we discuss Why bots? , Who its for, how big do they want to go and qualities an entrepreneur must have if they are going to succeed. Some chat about Singapore , and finally very useful information on product market fit.

Ep54: Ravi Trivedi  - Top Angel Investor & founder of Push Engage & CouponRani  

My guest today is Ravi Trivedi. founder of Push Engage & CouponRani. He is also a successful angel investor. Push Engage is a push notification platform for browsers . And CouponRani is one of india’s top Coupon Site. So in this podcast Ravi talks about he got started , advice on how you can grow your user base. , pricing strategies, We also talk about his angel investing. What he looks for when investing in companies, Favorite startups in India. What he likes and dislikes about startups. And Playing the piano and his ideal dinner guests.

Ep53: Rahul Chovva - CEO of  - A non-profit organization helping people raise money for Indian NGO projects online.  

My guest is Rahul Chovva. The CEO of LetzChange is an online giving website helping you leverage your social network to raise funds for the causes you believe in. Since launching they are doing really well partnering with 200 nonprofits across India. In this episode we talk about how the platform works, examples of really interesting crowdfunding campaigns in rural India. How much Money they have raised. The State of the crowdfunding industry in India. An exciting initiative called Giving Premier League He talks about plans for the future . The hardest part about building this business. And Rahul share his tips on creating your own crowdfunding campaign. And we have some Meryl Streep, painting & food chat as well!

Ep52: Mansi Zaveri  - Founder of Kidsstoppress , on creating India's most trusted, award winning parenting website.  

Today I chat to Mansi Zaveri - founder of Kidsstoppress. (@Kidsstoppress) is India’s leading parenting website this is an amazing site that has its pulse on everything today’s parents want to know. We talk about what inspired her to do this, the early days. Mansi reflects on what she has learned on her roller-coaster journey so far! And discusses the top 3 priorities in their life - its very interesting! Mansi shares her 15 experience in branding , content and all things digital marketing she talks about her life as a solo founder and a full time mother , and some Oprah Winfrey and food chat as well

Ep51:  Satanik Roy  : Co-founder & CPO of  Yibeal -On creating India's first  Online 2 Offline Marketplace for pre-owned phones and tablets,  

In this week’s episode I chat to Satanik Roy. Co-founder and Chief product officer at Yibeal , Yibeal stands for Yes its’ a big deal and they are an Online-2-Offline marketplace to buy/sell pre-owned smartphones with warranty and insurance based in Calcutta. Since launching The have gone through a tech accelerator and have a won a number of awards. So they are doing really well! We talk about what inspired him to start this journey, How it works, plans for the future, and his day to day role , what he learned from his first startup ,plans for the next 2 years. We also talk about his interest in poetry and some Steve jobs chat … please enjoy the show!

Ep50:  Deepak Srinivasan : Co-founder of Crofters , on tackling the water crisis in India with IOT based farming!  

Today we talking about IOT (Internet of things) based farming with my guest Deepak Srinivasan.(@thisis_ads) the co-founder of Crofters. Crofters's have created a flagship ecosystem which is an integrated aqua gardening system which helps you with fresh food farmed in the convenience of your very living room. Amazing stuff. So in this episode we talk about how he and his co-fcunder got started. how it works. State of the IOT industry at the moment in Indian . Production plans , nice example of senior citizens using the product ,Partnering with Teach for India. And Deepak shares his advice on getting early adopters. And some Elon musk chat.

Ep49:  Ishu Bansal  - Co-founder of TruckSuvidha on building India's leading portal for the transportation and trucking Industry  

India has the 2nd largest road network in the world. The Indian trucking industry is currently valued at $130 Bn and there are approximately 5.6 Mn on road vehicles transporting 80% of the country’s freight. So Today i speak to Ishu Bansal co-founder of TruckSuvidha . TruckSuvidha is a online Portal for transportation & trucking Industry. Through this portal one can find the real-time availability of trucks and loads. So in this episode we talk about how he got started, the early days, plans for the future. His inspirational dad, coding for Ice cream & candy! and convincing transporters to use the system. And some cooking and travel chat!

Ep48:  Prashanto Das  - Co-founder of PING , on building the TV network of the future.  

3.8 Billion videos are being consumed in India every month! So my guest today is Prashanto Das (@prashantodas) - Co-founder of Ping Network. PING is India’s largest studio multi channel network creating original engaging video content across genres of food, music, entertainment, lifestyle, gaming. In this episode we talk about how he got started , talk about his very own Jerry Maguire moment, life as a hard core creative . What first time founders should be focusing on , the most surprising thing he has learned about his crazy roller coaster journey so far. Work life balance & challenges. Prashanto talks about his leadership style, tips on negotiation. Advice on dealing with setbacks , Favorite TV shows. And how you can start your own YouTube channel! And much more..Please enjoy the show

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