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My name is Shantanu and I am the founder of Bombay Shaving Company and Bombae. My company has scaled to 1500+ Cr value (if this metric means anything haha), but more importantly, is a loved personal care brand which has scaled to 50L households and 1L stores in 5 years.

The BarberShop was started with a clear thesis - India needs to create approximately a million jobs a month, currently, we create almost two hundred thousand. Our ‘Funda’ is to simplify entrepreneurship and make it accessible to everyone in the country so we inculcate an enterprising habit in the 23-24 year old of today.

After the love received by S1, we have decided to go beyond conversations on our podcast to tangible help. With the help of our sponsors at BSC and Bombae we have put together a season which brings together a corpus of 50+ equity seekers looking to support 20+ start-ups in their growth and success.

The BarberShop with Shantanu The BarberShop with Shantanu

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 18 Ratings

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

My name is Shantanu and I am the founder of Bombay Shaving Company and Bombae. My company has scaled to 1500+ Cr value (if this metric means anything haha), but more importantly, is a loved personal care brand which has scaled to 50L households and 1L stores in 5 years.

The BarberShop was started with a clear thesis - India needs to create approximately a million jobs a month, currently, we create almost two hundred thousand. Our ‘Funda’ is to simplify entrepreneurship and make it accessible to everyone in the country so we inculcate an enterprising habit in the 23-24 year old of today.

After the love received by S1, we have decided to go beyond conversations on our podcast to tangible help. With the help of our sponsors at BSC and Bombae we have put together a season which brings together a corpus of 50+ equity seekers looking to support 20+ start-ups in their growth and success.

    Secrets of the HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Revealed with Former President, The Oberoi Hotels | Kapil Chopra

    Secrets of the HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Revealed with Former President, The Oberoi Hotels | Kapil Chopra

    In this episode of The Barbershop, Shantanu sits down with the legendary hotelier and entrepreneur Kapil Chopra. Kapil was Former President of The Oberoi Hotels and founder of EazyDiner and The Postcard Hotels, and in this episode, he breaks down the intricacies of the hospitality industry in India, offering deep insights into running a successful service business. Tune in to learn about the challenges, opportunities, and key strategies in hospitality from one of the industry's leading experts.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    AD LEGEND Piyush Pandey on How He Made India’s Biggest Ads, Creativity & The Art of Storytelling

    AD LEGEND Piyush Pandey on How He Made India’s Biggest Ads, Creativity & The Art of Storytelling

    Join us for an insightful conversation with Piyush Pandey, the creative genius behind some of India's most iconic advertisements. In this episode, Piyush shares his secrets to unlocking creativity, finding inspiration, and crafting memorable campaigns that resonate with audiences nationwide. From the ads for Dairy Milk, Vodafone, Fewikwik to iconic taglines such as “Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai," Piyush takes us on a journey through his illustrious career, offering valuable insights into the art of storytelling and brand building. Whether you're an aspiring marketer or simply curious about the magic behind India's biggest ads, this episode is sure to inspire and captivate.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    INVESTING Money in Real Estate, Resolving the DILEMMA of Renting vs Buying a House & More! | FULL EP

    INVESTING Money in Real Estate, Resolving the DILEMMA of Renting vs Buying a House & More! | FULL EP

    Dive into the world of real estate investment with Ajitesh Korupolu, the Founder and CEO of ASBL, in this enlightening episode. Join us as we explore the complexities of investing money in real estate, resolving the age-old dilemma of renting versus buying a house, and much more. Ajitesh shares invaluable insights drawn from his extensive experience, offering expert advice on navigating market fluctuations and identifying lucrative investment opportunities. Whether you're a seasoned investor or a prospective homeowner, this episode provides valuable guidance for making informed decisions in the dynamic real estate market. Tune in now to learn how to maximise your returns and achieve financial success in the world of real estate!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    D2C MASTERCLASS with Shantanu Deshpande: Learn BUSINESS Fundamentals, Tricks & More!

    D2C MASTERCLASS with Shantanu Deshpande: Learn BUSINESS Fundamentals, Tricks & More!

    Embark on an insightful journey into the heart of entrepreneurship with a special masterclass led by Shantanu. Dive deep into the intricacies of Anveshan, a trailblazing ghee and oil company reshaping India's cold-pressed oils market. Join Shantanu as he peels back the layers of Anveshan's dynamic business model, uncovering the secrets behind its rapid growth and market dominance. Gain exclusive access to insider tips, innovative strategies, and real-world insights that are guaranteed to inspire and empower aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you're a seasoned business owner or a budding startup enthusiast, this masterclass promises to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and fuel your path to success. Perfect for anyone looking to build a successful D2C business in India, this masterclass is your ticket to entrepreneurial excellence.

    • 42 min
    This Entrepreneur Sold Havmor for 1000 CR & Built a LEADING Ice Cream Business Backed by Sauce.vc

    This Entrepreneur Sold Havmor for 1000 CR & Built a LEADING Ice Cream Business Backed by Sauce.vc

    In this in-depth episode, we're joined by Manu Chandra, Founder and Managing Partner at Sauce.vc, a venture capital fund known for its strategic investments in game-changing startups like Hocco Ice Creams, The Whole Truth Foods, and Perfora, among others. Alongside Ankit Chona, the visionary founder behind Hocco Ice Creams, we embark on a deep dive into the dynamic world of India's consumer goods industry. From uncovering the intricacies of the burgeoning ice cream market to exploring the disruptive strategies employed by emerging brands like Hocco and The Whole Truth Foods, we unravel the behind-the-scenes insights driving Sauce.vc's investment decisions. Get ready for a compelling discussion that navigates the intersections of entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment, shedding light on the untold stories behind some of India's most successful consumer brands.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Mamaearth Founders REVEAL How They Built Multiple Brands & A Personal Care Empire | TBWS

    Mamaearth Founders REVEAL How They Built Multiple Brands & A Personal Care Empire | TBWS

    In this episode of the BarberShop, Shantanu Deshpande engages in a candid conversation with Varun and Ghazal Alagh, the visionary co-founders of Mamaearth. Prepare to be inspired as they unravel the fascinating narrative behind the inception of their personal care brand, sharing the original insights that propelled Mamaearth to meteoric heights. Varun and Ghazal delve into the intricate details of their multi-year odyssey, marked by relentless perseverance and unwavering determination. From humble beginnings to a staggering valuation of 10,000 crores, their story is a testament to the power of passion and innovation in the world of entrepreneurship. They offer invaluable insights gleaned from their own experiences. Discover the strategies, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped Mamaearth into a household name, resonating with consumers across the country.

    • 2 hrs 58 min

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4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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