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Dickens said, it was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times. The words have never been truer.  Best because there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.  Worst because the clutter is mind-numbing. Founder Thesis breaks through the noise to bring you stories of success & failure, grit & struggle, bouquets & brickbats from some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in India. 

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Dickens said, it was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times. The words have never been truer.  Best because there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.  Worst because the clutter is mind-numbing. Founder Thesis breaks through the noise to bring you stories of success & failure, grit & struggle, bouquets & brickbats from some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in India. 

    Taking affordable edtech to the masses | Pallav Pandey @ Uolo

    Taking affordable edtech to the masses | Pallav Pandey @ Uolo

    Pallav Pandey has been a key player in India's startup scene for two decades. Now, with his fourth venture, Uolo, he aims to become the go-to platform for distributing edtech products across India. Uolo's core belief is that there's no one-size-fits-all solution in edtech; instead, India requires a multitude of affordable options. Pallav is actively constructing the channels through which these diverse edtech products will reach a wide audience.

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    Read more about Uolo:-

    1.From 150 to 5,600 schools: how edtech startup uolo expanded across India [https://yourstory.com/2022/06/edtech-startup-uolo-schools-students-growth-online-offline]

    2.UOLO: Transforming B2B Edtech Industry One School at a time [https://www.thestatesman.com/inspiration-hub/uolo-transforming-b2b-edtech-industry-one-school-time-1503085095.html]

    3.New Breed Of Edtechs Will Emerge In Near Future: Co-founder, Uolo [https://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/New-Breed-Of-Edtechs-Will-Emerge-In-Near-Future-Co-founder-Uolo/21-01-2023-462829/]

    4.You no longer live only once as UOLO bridges the gap between schools and teachers [https://www.financialexpress.com/jobs-career/education-you-no-longer-live-only-once-as-uolo-bridges-the-gap-between-schools-and-teachers-2522559/]

    • 1 hr 30 min
    The AI masterclass | Pawan Prabhat and Paramdeep Singh @ Shorthills AI

    The AI masterclass | Pawan Prabhat and Paramdeep Singh @ Shorthills AI

    Former investment bankers turned founders, Pawan and Paramdeep, break down the complexities of AI in this episode. Discover their story of transitioning to AI from edtech, building AI powered products for themselves and clients. If you are overwhelmed by the sudden barrage of AI related jargons and want to really understand the hype behind AI, then this episode is a must listen.

    Read more about Shorthills AI:-

    1.Generative AI as a stepping stone to an AI-centric tomorrow [https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/artificial-intelligence/generative-ai-as-a-stepping-stone-to-an-ai-centric-tomorrow/102391491]

    2.The perils of leaving AI model training to AI models [https://www.livemint.com/opinion/first-person/the-perils-of-leaving-ai-model-training-to-ai-models-11694430392858.html]

    3.Shorthills AI selected by NASSCOM in its Gen AI Foundry Programme [https://www.expresscomputer.in/news/shorthills-ai-selected-by-nasscom-in-its-gen-ai-foundry-programme/105411/]

    4.AI for Everyone: How open-source Language Models that power AI like Chat GPT are changing the game! [https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/how-to/ai-for-everyone-how-open-source-language-models-that-power-ai-like-chat-gpt-are-changing-the-game/articleshow/102545845.cms]

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Powering Kirana commerce | Karthik Venkateswaran @ Jumbotail

    Powering Kirana commerce | Karthik Venkateswaran @ Jumbotail

    A former Indian Army major turned entrepreneur, Karthik recognized that India's strength lay in economic prosperity. He spent six years in disruptive startups before founding Jumbotail to disrupt traditional retail without disempowering the last mile retailers.

    For more such interesting founder journeys, subscribe to our newsletter www.founderthesis.com

    Read more about Jumbotail:-

    1.Jumbotail: The shop for shopkeepers [https://www.forbesindia.com/article/startups/jumbotail-the-shop-for-shopkeepers/55549/1]

    2.'We help transform kirana stores into convenience stores.' [https://www.livemint.com/companies/start-ups/-we-help-transform-kirana-shops-into-convenience-stores-11572454215027.html]

    3.How B2B marketplace Jumbotail has been able to maintain scale amid the Coronavirus crisis [https://yourstory.com/2020/05/product-roadmap-b2b-marketplace-jumbotail-scale-coronavirus]

    4."B2B and New Retail gaining significant traction" [http://www.fnbnews.com/Interview/b2b-and-new-retail-gaining-significant-traction-73723]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Powering the recommerce economy | Saket Saurav @ Refit Global

    Powering the recommerce economy | Saket Saurav @ Refit Global

    This episode delves into the world of pre-owned mobile phones with Saket Saurav, founder of Refit Global, a leading player in the space. Discover the remarkable journey of scaling up this startup without external funding, reaching a topline of over 300 crores this year.

    For more such interesting founder journeys, subscribe to our newsletter www.founderthesis.com

    Read more about Refit Global:-

    1. Setting standards: a delhi startup is trying to bring quality assurance to india's refurbished device market [https://yourstory.com/2023/05/delhi-startup-refit-global-to-bring-quality-assurance-refurbished-devices]

    2.This Delhi- based startup nailing the second hand device market [https://www.livemint.com/technology/tech-news/delhibased-refit-global-startup-selling-second-hand-devices-flipkart-amazon-11684050267650.html]

    3. Meet Saket Saurav, old mobile phone dealer who earned Rs 200 crore, now aims for Rs 350 crore revenue [https://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-meet-saket-saurav-delhi-man-who-earned-rs-200-crore-revenue-selling-old-phones-in-just-12-months-targets-rs-3042133]

    4.ReFit Global on India's gadget refurbishment market – Myths, Insights, and more! [https://www.digit.in/features/mobile-phones/refit-global-on-indias-refurbishment-market-myths-insights-and-more-68386.html]

    5.Who Is Saket Saurav, The Founder Of ReFit Global? [https://www.news18.com/business/who-is-saket-saurav-the-founder-of-refit-global-7841107.html]

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Building a unicorn with Bharat values | Amit Jain @ CarDekho

    Building a unicorn with Bharat values | Amit Jain @ CarDekho

    Discover the heartwarming journey of CarDekho, India's very own success story, born in a small town and fueled by the family values of Bharat. Amit shares deeply personal stories, invaluable insights from building up the gigantic yet nimble tech startup, and some essential principles for aspiring founders.

    For more such interesting founder journeys, subscribe to our newsletter www.founderthesis.com

    Read more about CarDekho:-

    1.Meet Amit Jain, Ratan Tata-backed CEO, went bankrupt, now owns Rs 10,000 crore company [https://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-meet-amit-jain-ratan-tata-backed-ceo-went-bankrupt-owns-rs-10000-crore-company-cardekho-shark-tank-india-3036898]

    2.Shark Tank India: Why CarDekho's Amit Jain believes in 'pehle banda phir dhandha' [https://www.businesstoday.in/entrepreneurship/story/shark-tank-india-why-cardekhos-amit-jain-believes-in-pehle-banda-phir-dhandha-359188-2023-01-06]

    3.Who is a perfect startup founder? Shark Tank India's Amit Jain tells us [https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/whats-a-perfect-startup-founder-shark-tank-indias-amit-jain-tells-us/articleshow/98149994.cms?from=mdr]

    4.'You don't have to shift to Mumbai or Bengaluru to become a successful entrepreneur,' says CarDekho's Amit Jain [https://www.businesstoday.in/entrepreneurship/story/you-dont-have-to-shift-to-mumbai-or-bengaluru-to-become-a-successful-entrepreneur-says-cardekhos-amit-jain-370056-2023-02-13]

    • 1 hr 47 min
    The community- building manifesto | Kunal Jain @ Analytics Vidhya

    The community- building manifesto | Kunal Jain @ Analytics Vidhya

    A community startup is built on the back of a strong organically grown community base, hyper-focused on adding value to the community. Kunal Jain is one of the early pioneers in community building and he shares his journey of starting a community, bootstrapped, and how it became a full-fledged platform for analytics professionals with a global reach.

    For more such interesting founder journeys, subscribe to our newsletter founderthesis.com

    Read more about Analytics Vidhya:-

    1.Demand for data science professionals continuously increasing: Analytics Vidhya [https://www.dqindia.com/demand-for-data-science-professionals-continuously-increasing-analytics-vidhya/]

    • 1 hr 34 min

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