32 episodes

A podcast for entrepreneurs who are looking to build & grow their startups. 
Avoid common traps & learn uncommon strategies & tactics from makers & doers of startup ecosystem. 

Prime Ventures is a early-stage venture fund which focuses on startups that not only need capital but also require mentoring to transform them into disruptive companies. We share a passion for working closely with entrepreneurs and enjoy sharing their journey in a high-frequency, interactive and fun environment.

Read more about us at http://primevp.in

Prime Venture Partners Podcast Prime Venture Partners: Early Stage VC Fund

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 3.4, 51 Ratings

A podcast for entrepreneurs who are looking to build & grow their startups. 
Avoid common traps & learn uncommon strategies & tactics from makers & doers of startup ecosystem. 

Prime Ventures is a early-stage venture fund which focuses on startups that not only need capital but also require mentoring to transform them into disruptive companies. We share a passion for working closely with entrepreneurs and enjoy sharing their journey in a high-frequency, interactive and fun environment.

Read more about us at http://primevp.in

    Mohit Gupta, CEO Food Delivery Zomato on Thinking Like a Leader

    Mohit Gupta, CEO Food Delivery Zomato on Thinking Like a Leader

    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

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    • 27 min
    Prasad Kompalli, CEO mfine On How Telemedicine is Transforming Healthcare In India

    Prasad Kompalli, CEO mfine On How Telemedicine is Transforming Healthcare In India

    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?

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    • 30 min
    Ashu Garg, General Partner Foundation Capital on Enterprise Software Mega Trends, GTM Strategy & Pricing as an Evolving Process

    Ashu Garg, General Partner Foundation Capital on Enterprise Software Mega Trends, GTM Strategy & Pricing as an Evolving Process

    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.

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    • 34 min
    Nami Zarringhalam, Co-Founder & Chairman Truecaller on Virality, Monetisation & User Feedback

    Nami Zarringhalam, Co-Founder & Chairman Truecaller on Virality, Monetisation & User Feedback

    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

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    • 31 min
    Stephen Wunker MD, New Markets Advisors on Building Solutions That Help Your Customers Get Things Done

    Stephen Wunker MD, New Markets Advisors on Building Solutions That Help Your Customers Get Things Done

    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)

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    • 32 min
    Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India on her life as woman executive & Intel engagements with startup ecosystem

    Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India on her life as woman executive & Intel engagements with startup ecosystem

    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. 

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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51 Ratings

prattsingh ,

Amazing

Probably one of the most useful resources for Indian startup founders. Amit is a great host and the guests are great. My favourite thing is that the content is super relevant and almost always given out in a framework so easy to think about and implement

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