122 episodes

Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Mazin and Aviral.

Founders Unfiltered A Junior VC

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Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Mazin and Aviral.

    Ep 67: Building a Social Media Platform For The World ft. Koo

    Ep 67: Building a Social Media Platform For The World ft. Koo

    Join us as we talk to Aprameya Radhakrishna, the Co-founder and CEO of Koo about their story.  

    Aparmeya started his career as a software engineer at Infosys and then moved to other corporate roles before deciding to quit to start his first company Taxi for sure. The idea for Koo, occurred to them while building thier second company, Vokal. Koo then took off growing rapidly as it was promoted by the Indian government who found themselves frustrated with Western social media platform  

    About Koo: Koo founded in 2020 has been downloaded 50M times and currently functions in over 100 countries. It is available in 11 languages, and recently added 1M new users in Brazil in 48hrs after the launched in Portuguese  

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    • 51 min
    Ep 66: Building Tech Over Two Decades ft. Fractal Analytics

    Ep 66: Building Tech Over Two Decades ft. Fractal Analytics

    Join us as we talk to Srikanth Velamakanni, the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman of Fractal Analytics about their story.  

    Srikanth Velamakanni completed his engineering bachelor's degree from IIT Delhi and later pursued an MBA at IIM Ahemdabad. He held positions at ANZ Investment Bank as an associate and ICICI Bank as an assistant manager. He was also a member of the AI Task Force for Defense in India and the co-chair of the NASSCOM BPM Council. Additionally, he served as the chairman of the board for companies like Qure.ai, Crux Intelligence, and FinalMile Consulting, as well as an independent board member for Metro Brands Limited. He co-founded Plaksha University in March 2018 and Fractal Analytics in February 2000, respectively.

    About Fractal Analytics: Fractal is one of the most prominent players in the artificial intelligence space. Fractal's products include Qure.ai to assist radiologists in making better diagnostic decisions; Crux Intelligence to assist CEOs and senior executives in making better tactical and strategic decisions; Theremin.ai to improve investment decisions; Eugenie.ai to find anomalies in high-velocity data; and Samya.ai to drive next-generation enterprise revenue growth management. Fractal has more than 3,000 employees across 16 global locations, including the United States, UK, Ukraine, India, Singapore, and Australia.  

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    • 58 min
    EP 65: Making The World More Data Driven ft. Hevo Data

    EP 65: Making The World More Data Driven ft. Hevo Data

    Join us as we talk to Manish Jethani, the Founder of Hevodata about their story. 

     Manish Jethani hails from a small town in India called Shahdol. He finished his graduation from IIT Roorkee and ventured straight into entrepreneurship. Prior to starting Hevodata Manish also founded SpoonJoy which was later acquired by Grofers (now Blinkit). In addition to being an entrepreneur, Jethani has also worked in product management for companies such as Grofers and FashionandYou.com.   

    About Hevodata: Hevo is an end-to-end data pipeline platform that enables businesses to easily pull data from all their sources to the warehouse, run transformations for analytics, and deliver operational intelligence to business tools.  

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    • 41 min
    Ep 64: Building The World's Largest Conversation Media Platform

    Ep 64: Building The World's Largest Conversation Media Platform

    Founders Unfiltered Ep-64:  
    Brought to you by the Founders Unfiltered podcast by A Junior VC - Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Aviral and Mazin.  

    Join us as we talk to Ankit Prasad, the Co-Founder and CEO of Booble AI about their story.  

    Ankit Prasad is a lifelong entrepreneur, the founder of a tech startup, an advisor and mentor to other tech companies and government bodies, an angel investor, and a public speaker. The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 List recognised him. Besides this, he is also recognised in the "Fortune 40 Under 40" list, "BW 40 Under 40" list, "50 Fabulous Innovative Leaders" list, and as a TEDx Youth Speaker.  

    Rahul Prasad is the Co-Founder and CTO of Booble AI. He pursued his computer science engineering degree at SMU. He has also been recognised by Fortune India on their 40 under 40 List of 2021 and Entrepreneur India on their Tech25 2021.  

    About Booble AI: Bobble AI is the world's first Conversation Media Platform. It is transforming the interactions of over 50 million people and counting with expressive and personalised content like stickers, GIFs, and emojis; deep localization with over 100 languages; AI-based contextual recommendations; speech-to-text, and much more! Bobble Indic Keyboard, the company's flagship product, enables real-time content creation and customization using cutting-edge AI technology. The world's best keyboard, in terms of ratings, engagement, and retention.  For more visit - https://ajuniorvc.com/podcast/

    • 31 min
    Ep 63: Building a Scientific Gaming Company Out of India

    Ep 63: Building a Scientific Gaming Company Out of India

    Founders Unfiltered Ep-63:  
    Brought to you by the Founders Unfiltered podcast by A Junior VC - Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Aviral and Mazin.  

    Join us as we talk to Trivikraman Thampy, the Co-Founder & CEO of Games24x7, about their story.  

    Vikram (Trivikraman) Thampy is an Aerospace Engineer turned economist turned amateur poker player turned gaming entrepreneur. He pursued his B.tech at IIT Bombay and received his PhD in Economics from New York University. Later, he founded Play Games 24x7 in 2008.  

    Founded by New York University-trained economists Bhavin Pandya and Trivikraman Thampy in 2006, Games24x7 is an India-headquartered online gaming company with a portfolio that spans skill games (RummyCircle and My11Circle) and casual games (Ultimate Games). Backed by marquee investors like Tiger Global and The Raine Group, the company specialises in using behavioural science, technology, and artificial intelligence to provide awesome gaming experiences across all its platforms. The diverse, talented, and passionate Games24x7 team is spread across three continents with offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kiev, Philadelphia, and Miami.  

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    • 43 min
    Ep 62: Building a Financial Data Company Out of India

    Ep 62: Building a Financial Data Company Out of India

    Join us as we talk to Abhishek Goyal and Neha Singh, the Co-Founders of Tracxn about their story.  

    Neha Singh pursued her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in technology from IIT Bombay. Later, in 2014, she completed her MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. She also served as an Associate with the BCG Group and an Investment Analyst with Sequoia Capital.  

    Abhishek Goyal completed his Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. In the IIT JEE Exam, he received an All India Rank of 60. Later, he served as a software engineer for organisations including Amazon, Yahoo, Andale, and Resume Pro.  

    About Tracxn: Tracxn is one of the world’s largest platforms for tracking 1.4 million entities through 1,800 feeds categorised across industries, sectors, sub-sectors, geographies, affiliations, and networks globally. It is powered by a unique blend of technical prowess and human analysts that filters through billions of data points to create one of the most useful data intelligence platforms.

    Tracxn has over 850 customer accounts worldwide, spread over 50 nations, and is backed by investors like Accel Partners and Sequoia. The Tracxn platform is also utilized by several governments, accelerators, incubators, and universities to track innovative businesses and industries. Tracxn has been featured in the Forbes Top 100 Global Analytics Startup List (2015), and Fortune 40 Under 40 (2018).

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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Entrepreneurial Awesomeness 🔥

It’s so exciting getting to hear so many inspirational stories, straight from the founders who are changing the world. Aviral

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Great Podcast!

Great Podcast! Extremely informative and fun original, fantastic concept. It’s really interesting to hear these untold stories of various founders who have come up with such innovative start up ideas!

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