14 episodes

Maharajas of Scale is a Podcast focused on Indian Entrepreneurs. It is hosted by Krishna Jonnakadla, Co-founder of Mango Mobile TV and Flit.

Over the years, India has been home to many stellar startups. These startups have scaled, have travelled the world and created a pathway for others to follow. We, at Maharajas of Scale, celebrate the creative mind. We will take you on a journey to understand, to dissect and to learn from the masters who have scaled it Big.

Maharajas of Scale Krishna Jonnakadla and Nida Sahar

    • Entrepreneurship

Maharajas of Scale is a Podcast focused on Indian Entrepreneurs. It is hosted by Krishna Jonnakadla, Co-founder of Mango Mobile TV and Flit.

Over the years, India has been home to many stellar startups. These startups have scaled, have travelled the world and created a pathway for others to follow. We, at Maharajas of Scale, celebrate the creative mind. We will take you on a journey to understand, to dissect and to learn from the masters who have scaled it Big.

    Ep.14 KNM Rao of Quick Ride : Farming to a Tech Entrepreneur and putting a dent in India's Urban mobility problem

    Ep.14 KNM Rao of Quick Ride : Farming to a Tech Entrepreneur and putting a dent in India's Urban mobility problem

    A farmer by genes became a programmer by accident. K N M Rao observed his colleagues facing problems with their commute and believed carpooling was a way to solve that problem. Since several startups had already attempted and failed, Rao not only had a chance to do one better but also fix what was wrong in earlier attempts.He believes that one should connect to the problem, be persistent and never give up. This is his story.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep.13: Pratik Shah of Specs Makers - Expanding with House Maid's Loan, Scaling with Chakra Management style and loving Retail

    Ep.13: Pratik Shah of Specs Makers - Expanding with House Maid's Loan, Scaling with Chakra Management style and loving Retail

    An educated MBA working in corporate world US, accidently jumped into his family business. Pratik Shah’s determined thinking to get into his family's retail business caused conflict between father and son. He started enjoying retail along with his equity research. Together with his wife, they planned to give SpecsMakers a shot and with his chakra style of management, they scaled from one store to 300 plus stores and implemented the idea of franchising.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep.12: Aditi Balbir of V Resorts - Pivoting, Scaling, Creating Impact and Profitability in Local India

    Ep.12: Aditi Balbir of V Resorts - Pivoting, Scaling, Creating Impact and Profitability in Local India

    Passion for traveling turned Aditi, a professional, into an entrepreneur. ‘V’ stands for lush green ‘view’ in V resorts. Aditi gave life to small properties. They trained hospitality to local talent. Initially they started with 5 resorts and scaled through contacts by words of mouth and now are proud managers of 125 resorts. UN has recognized V Resorts as First model coming out of a developing country which looks at using the local resources and is perfect in creating a secular economy.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 11: Abhinav Sinha of Eko |Meeting Bill Gates, Missing the SmartPhone Wave and Scaling to 50 Million Users

    Ep. 11: Abhinav Sinha of Eko |Meeting Bill Gates, Missing the SmartPhone Wave and Scaling to 50 Million Users

    With experience from working on prepaid recharge products and a technical mindset, Abhinav and Abhishek started building solutions for financial inclusion. Each time they ran out of cash they pivoted to figure out where to grow and how to survive. Eko has built an intermediate layer between consumers who do not have access to digital money and are unfamiliar with English. They have catered over 50 million consumers. His journey has been filled with convolutions making it both interesting and fascinating.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 10: Ranjeet Pratap Singh of Pratilipi – Story Telling at Scale by Solving Access Problem for Indian Language content

    Ep. 10: Ranjeet Pratap Singh of Pratilipi – Story Telling at Scale by Solving Access Problem for Indian Language content

    Ranjeet Singh went to pursue engineering and realized that Hindi content was not available. Then he anticipated that it should be readers’ choice to read in whichever language they want but not simply because of lack of access. When he quit his job, his friends suggested to create a digital platform with content in different languages. So, he gave it a shot and Bravo! it worked. His journey has been interesting and fascinating. This is his story.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 9: Amit Munjal of Doctor Insta: Getting hurt in Hawaii, discovering Telemedicine and Delivering access to Medicine across India at Scale

    Episode 9: Amit Munjal of Doctor Insta: Getting hurt in Hawaii, discovering Telemedicine and Delivering access to Medicine across India at Scale

    Amit Munjal was an investment banker and a management consultant. A chance brush with Tele Medicine while vacationing in Hawaii got him thinking about how he could bring access to medicine and quality healthcare to the masses in India. American Laws prevent Doctors from practicing across states but Indian laws have no such restrictions. This and a lot of others was what Amit discovered while he launched Doctor Insta in India. The journey for him has been fascinating and frustrating. This is his story.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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