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  • 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 started

    6:49 Challenges in the first year of launch

    11:14 More lessons and advice on product-market fit

    12:58 MyGate’s data security and privacy

    17:39 Benefits for MyGate users and customers

    22:03 Life in armed forces and the Shaurya chakra story

    29:28 Tips for entrepreneurs to deal with adversity

    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/vijay-arisetty-co-founder-ceo-mygate-building-category-creating-products/)

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  • 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 COVID
    4:51 How will user behaviour on eating out will change after COVID
    08:13 Transition of Zomato to a full stack food provider
    12:34 Thinking like a leader, even if you are behind
    14:30 Success possibility of mega-app in India
    16:12 Building operationally intensive business successfully.
    24:21 Making transitions from a large company to starting or joining the startup
    25:57 Hiring someone senior at your startup

    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/mohit-gupta-ceo-food-delivery-zomato-thinking-leader/)

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  • 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-COVID
    04:15 What led scale of telemedicine pre-COVID
    10:33 Building a trust driven network
    13:19 What are people using telemedicine for?
    16:05 Role of AI in healthcare
    21:24 Non-obvious insights on healthcare and patient-doctor interactions
    26:36 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/)

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  • 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 Industry
    6:17 Investing areas Ashu finds interesting today
    9:54 How to avoid hitting the wall as SaaS company after first million-dollar
    12:03 Go to market strategies for SaaS company
    17:50 Figuring out the pricing for SaaS product
    24:31 What Ashu looks for in founders he invests in
    29:47 Ashu's advice to entrepreneurs

    Check 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/)

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  • 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 problems
    09:29 Finding investors
    11:52 Nami on growth of Truecaller
    14:57 Viral loops fueling the growth
    18:55 Building customer empathy
    23:27 Monetisation model
    29:09 Nami's message to young entrepreneurs

    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/nami-zarringhalam-co-founder-chairman-truecaller-virality-monetisation-user-feedback/)

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  • 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 Business

    Time Stamps:

    03:33 What is Jobs to Be Done framework
    06:13 Example of the framework for Ice cream company
    08:31 Applying the framework on technology startups
    14:43 Using the Jobs to Be Done framework for Product Market Fit
    16:35 Applying the framework in B2B scenarios
    19:50 Can this framework be applied to pricing?
    21:39 The bare minimum Stephen suggests entrepreneurs to do before creating and launching products
    27:04: Working with Clayton Christensen.

    Books Mentioned:

    Jobs to Be Done (https://amzn.to/2BVbjq6) - A Roadmap for Customer-centered Innovation

    Cost-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/)

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  • 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/)

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  • 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/)

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  • 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 US

    24:20 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/)

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  • 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 tricks
    4:31 - Suggestion and persuasion methods instead of hypnosis.
    7:11 - Traits of magician to be applied in business
    10:07 - Why read body language books
    15:26 - Three mantras of connecting with people
    19:33 - Using service magic to create Wow! moments
    22:52 - Customer discovery process
    28:57 - 360 or 180-degree vision

    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/nakul-shenoy-mindreader-and-mystery-entertainer-applying-lessons-magic-business/)

    Book recommendations

    Neuroscience 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)

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  • Rajesh Magow (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-magow-9278094/) , Co-founder and Group CEO MakeMyTrip (https://www.makemytrip.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .

    In this conversation, they discuss the travel industry post-COVID era, private vs public fundraising and dealing with the crisis.

    Rajesh Magow is the Co-Founder & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip Limited that runs and operates India’s leading travel brands MakeMyTrip, goibibo and redBus. A part of the founding team that built MakeMyTrip from ground up, Rajesh led the successful transition of MakeMyTrip into a public listed company and drove its successful listing on the NASDAQ in the US in 2010.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    01:30 -  Experience of crisis and lessons learnt
    06:38 - Advantage of being a small startup in navigating the crisis.
    10:53 - Fundraising in Private VS Public market
    15:04 - The path to profitability
    18:39 - Travel industry post-COVID era
    23:50 - Message for young entrepreneurs on building a travel startup
    26:21 - How Rajesh stays calm during the crisis

    Read the complete transcript here (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/thesomani_leadership-foodtech-strategicthinking-activity-6697079503828717568-uh78 https://primevp.in/content/podcast/rajesh-magow-co-founder-and-group-ceo-makemytrip-dealing-crisis-and-future-travel-industry/)

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  • Sanjeev Bikhchandani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjeev-bikhchandani-501261/) Founder and Vice Chairman of Naukri (https://www.naukri.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    In this conversation, they discuss raising funds, customer insights, capital efficiency and international competition.
    Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the Founder and now the Vice Chairman of Info Edge, the owner of Naukri.com India’s largest job portal. It is also known to be the first Internet Company to list on the Indian stock exchanges.
    Info Edge also owns web sites like Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Brijj.com, Naukrigulf.com, Shiksha.com, Quadrangle and Firstnaukri.com.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    1:20 - Capital efficiency & building Naurki.com
    4:45 - How entrepreneurs can increase their odds of not being beaten by money
    7:00 - Customer insights that led to formation of Naukri & Zomato
    12:00 - Crowdsourcing customer feedback in real time
    14:00 - How naukri built a virtuous cycle as a moat
    16:44 - Customer-led innovation Vs Competition-led Innovation
    18:30 - Why Indian Businesses need Feet on the street
    24:20 - Why customer’s money is more important than investor’s money
    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/sanjeev-bikhchandani-founder-infoedge-customer-insights-innovation-investor-money/)
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  • Miten is Chief Strategy Officer at Times Internet chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    In this conversation, they explore the opportunities on Future internet landscape.
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    1:15 - Times internet & Times Bridge
    7:45 - People reading e-papers in the age of apps
    11:43 - Building a viable ad supported business
    14:08 - Truecaller & the toothbrush test
    17:40 - What makes India a unique market when it comes to regional content consumption
    20:00 -  New business opportunities targeting the change in content consumption
    22:03 - India first perspective online communities as a large opportunity
    26:00 - How to think about exits
    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/miten-sampat-chief-strategy-officer-times-internet-future-internet-landscape/)
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  • Paras Chopra, (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paraschopra/) Founder & Chairman, Wingify (https://wingify.com/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    Paras Chopra, Founder & Chairman - Wingify - With a background in machine learning, Paras started Wingify in early 2009 to enable businesses design and deploy great customer experiences for their websites and apps. He's a gold medalist from Delhi College of Engineering and has been featured twice in the Forbes 30 under 30 list - India and Asia.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    2:30 - When an engineer decided to learn about marketing
    7:30 - Why passion is required & what’s tricky about it
    7:45 - Find your idea by discovering what other people are passionate about
    16:00 -  Why hiring is one of the the most underrated skill that an entrepreneur needs to develop
    19:15 - ‘Hire to solve specific business problems not to impress people’
    22:30 - ‘Don’t lower your standards but give people space to make mistakes to grow’
    26:00 - How writing helps Paras to think clearly
    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/paras-chopra-chairman-wingify-inverted-passion-hiring-and-transition-ceo-chairman/)
    Books recommended by Paras:
    Zero to One by Peter Thiel (https://amzn.to/2SrR9t5)
    The Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (https://amzn.to/3daoCA6)
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  • Sanjay Jain (https://www.linkedin.com/in/snjyjn/) , Partner at Bharat Fund chats with Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    Sanjay was the Chief Product Officer at UIDAI. Before that, he ran product at Google Map Maker, a crowdsourced mapping product that helped to build Google Maps Data for over 170 countries. He has been among the key people who helped develop India stack, an API based infrastructure that allows technologies to be built around Aadhaar authentication, E-KYC, E-Sign, Digital locker and of course UPI. He's also a core volunteer with iSPIRT, the software product industry Think Tank. And now currently, he's a partner at Bharat Fund (https://bharat.fund/) , which invests in tech to drive inclusion
    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    1:35 - Putting the entire developing world onto Google Maps
    4:00 - How the general public helped build google maps
    9:00 - What is account aggregator? What is its objective? What is the motivation behind account aggregator? It’s use cases
    19:10 - Business model & opportunities for account aggregators
    24:16 - Things account aggregator will change in the future
    28:10 - What attracted Sanjay to work on Aadhaar and what were his expectations from it
    Read the complete transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/sanjay-jain-explains-account-aggregator-its-objective-and-opportunities-lie-ahead/)
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  • Sangeet Paul Choudary (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sangeetpaul/) , Best-selling Author of Platform Scale (https://amzn.to/2VgkDfm) and Platform Revolution (https://amzn.to/34HqgpS) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    Sangeet Paul Choudary is a C-level executive advisor and an international best-selling author. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally in 2016 by Thinkers50 Radar, a global ranking of top business thinkers. His work on platforms has been selected by Harvard Business Review as one of the top 10 management ideas globally for the year 2016-17.
    In this conversation, they explore the idea of Platform thinking, how should startups think about platforms, unique opportunities for businesses post COVID-19 world and more.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    1:00 - What is the platform business model & how should startups think about platforms
    8:42 - Opportunities to rethink business models in a post COVID-19 world
    14:30 - ‘Big shift is not just remote working, or streaming, the big shift is to the cloud’
    16:00 - How to reimagine businesses that fundamentally needed physical presence
    21:55 - How will public policy making & government regulations will change
    22:50 - ‘without the ecosystem, the platform does not survive ‘, Why platforms need to protect the ecosystem
    28:00 - When should platforms own inventory
    28:55 - Why resilience will be more important than just the economies of scale
    You can sign up for Sangeet’s weekly newsletter at  http://platforms.substack.com .
    You can also access Sangeet’s online masterclass at  http://platform.institute . There are separate masterclasses available for startups and enterprises.
    You can avail the following offer till May 15:
    57% discount to the Startup course (https://www.platform.institute/p/the-platform-playbook-startup-edition) . Use access code STARTUP2020.
    22% discount to the  Enterprise course (https://www.platform.institute/p/the-platform-playbook-enterprise-edition)   targeted at managers at large enterprises. Use access code ENTERPRISE2020.
    Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/understanding-platform-business-model-sangeet-paul-choudary-founder-platformation-labs/)
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  • Padma Parthasarathy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/padma-parthasarathy-427a04/) ,  SVP and Global Head, Consulting and Digital Services at Tech Mahindra (https://www.techmahindra.com) chats with Sanjay Swamy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/theswamy/) Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    Padma Parthasarathy heads the global consulting team at Tech Mahindra – a team engaged in business consulting, as well as technology and business process advisory & re-engineering services. One of her key focus areas is assisting clients with their digital transformation strategy. 
    She is also responsible for the growth of digital business at Tech Mahindra. She works with global clients on redefining their products and services, business models, and processes to take advantage of digital opportunities.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    1:10 - Padma's 25+ years long career journey. From IIM-A to now heading global consulting @ Tech Mahindra
    6:28 - ‘Understanding what your customer needs and wants, rather than what your solution is doing’
    11:00 - How the digital initiatives have helped India leapfrog
    14:00 - Advice to youngsters who are building their career
    17:10 - Why you should stay technical as long as you can
    20:05 -  ‘You don’t require only technology or only soft skills, you need combination of both.’
    Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/padma-parthasarathy-svp-and-global-head-consulting-and-digital-services-tech-mahindra/)
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  • Meeta Malhotra (https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetamalhotra) , Founder The Hard Copy (https://thehardcopy.co/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    On the podcast, they explore the power of personal brand for founders, how to get started with building a brand narrative, measuring branding success and many other interesting things about startups.   
    Meeta is a brand strategist and serial entrepreneur. She was one of two
    partners at Ray+Keshavan, India’s leading brand and design consultancy,
    acquired by WPP in 2006. She then co-founded Kinetic Glue, a SaaS
    enterprise collaboration platform, acquired by Fortune 500 company, BMC
    Software in 2013. In 2015, Meeta became one of three partners at Varana, a
    sustainable luxury fashion brand, with a store in Mayfair, London. She is
    currently focused on her fourth venture, The Hard Copy, an online publication
    that chronicles the design and innovation ecosystem in India.
    Through her career, Meeta has helped to create industry-leading brands like
    Airtel, Kotak, Thoughtworks, Ashoka University and Vistara Airlines. She is
    also an angel investor with companies like YourStory and LetsVenture in her
    portfolio.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    1:44 - Why ‘Brand’ is a misunderstood word
    5:00 - ‘If you don’t shape the brand narrative someone else will do it.’
    9:00 - How founders can start building their brand
    12:30 - How to measure your efforts towards brand building
    17:10 - Why B2B startups also need marketing
    19:00 - Learning to distinguish between good design & bad design
    22:50 - ‘Don’t be afraid of AI, learn to work with AI.’
    Read the full transcript here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/building-your-brand-narrative-meeta-malhotra-founder-hard-copy/)
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  • Mekin Maheshwari (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mekin) Founder and CEO of Udhyam (https://www.udhyam.org/) chats with Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) .
    They discuss hiring and building a technology team, lesson learned while heading HR at Flipkart, problem Mekin's startup Udhyam is trying to solve and more.
    An engineer by education, Mekin has had entrepreneurial roles throughout his career. Notably, he joined Flipkart in 2009 to head technology. After having built a strong technology foundation and a great team, he moved on to running two new businesses before finally heading their HR for his last 2 years at Flipkart.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    0:45 - Mekin’s career journey. Yahoo, Flipkart & now Udhyam
    3:10 - What made Mekin join Flipkart in it’s early days?
    8:30 - 'Product market fit is not enough, you also need to find engineering fit'
    10:55 - Building great teams - Lesson learned, best practices & mistakes
    16:40 - Mekin’s transition from heading engineering to heading HR at Flipkart
    20:25 - 'Unlike engineering you can’t undo a decision in HR easily'
    22:15 - What is Udhyam & what is it trying to accomplish?
    Book recommendations by Mekin (https://medium.com/@mekin/mgmt-hr-leadership-reading-list-cbfe86ae9fd6)
    Opportunity (https://twitter.com/EMC_Delhi/status/1196701618810605568) for Delhi entrepreneurs to interact with school students as part of Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum by Udhyam.
    For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/how-build-effective-technology-team-mekin-maheswari-founder-udhyam/)
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  • Shripati Acharya (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shripatiacharya/) and Amit Somani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesomani/) , Managing partners at Prime Venture Partners (https://primevp.in/) sit together to discuss Shripati's early investment picks, lessons learned from investing in public markets, how founders can prepare themselves to build a successful company and more.
    Shripati Acharya, throughout his career, be it as a business lead at Cisco or as a co‐founder of Snapfish, the world's largest photo site acquired by HP or at Transarc, which was acquired by IBM, Shripati has combined his passion to build great teams, an extraordinary desire to excel and a keen eye for spotting the tales.
    Shripati has also worked alongside Mr Nandan Nilekani on the UIDAI project. Having spent substantial parts of working career in the United States and India addressing worldwide markets, Shripati brings a global management perspective. He enjoys the great outdoors and has hitchhiked through Europe and trekked the windswept mountains of the Himalayas and the Andes.
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    0:52: How Shripati started investing in public markets
    1:55: Early picks & lessons learned from them
    4:15: Investing in Amazon & HDFC Bank
    8:15: A company's advantage is not just it’s product. There’s more to it...
    9:20: Lessons learned from public market investing that helped in private market investing
    10:30: Why public markets took long to realise the potential of SAAS companies?
    15:05: Product vs Service. What Scales?
    16:30: Lessons startup founders can learn from public market companies
    17:45: Why reading transcripts is a must for startup founders
    18:30: Amit's experience of MakeMyTrip’s transition from a private company to a public company
    21:20: How a company changes its strategy when it transitions from a private company to a public company
    23:00: Role of luck in investing
    For transcript of this episode click here (https://primevp.in/content/podcast/lessons-learned-investing-public-markets-shripati-acharya-managing-partner-prime-venture-partners/)
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