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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

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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

    #79 Emerging Crypto Applications, Learning from Competition & The 1️⃣ Growth Hack with Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO WazirX

    #79 Emerging Crypto Applications, Learning from Competition & The 1️⃣ Growth Hack with Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO WazirX

    Nischal Shetty, Founder & CEO WazirX chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    02:00 - Why Crypto is Growing 
    12:30 - Building WazirX: Finding Gaps and Building a Community
    20:15 - Interoperability in the Crypto World
    27:30 - Maximising Optionality Vs Staying Focussed
    34:45 - Emergence of DeFi Protocols and Decentralised apps
    31:30 - How to Stay Updated in the Web3 world
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    Found Nischal story about crypto and WazirX inspiring? Next, Listen to Nami Zarringhalam talk about building Truecaller, another successful business that came out of a simple idea. Nami shares lessons he and his friend & co-founder Alan learned while solving problems, the road to finding investors, Truecaller’s hyper growth, viral loops that fuelled the company’s rise, the monetisation model  and more.
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    • 40 min
    #78 Tarun Mehta Co-Founder & CEO Ather Energy on Building for a New World

    #78 Tarun Mehta Co-Founder & CEO Ather Energy on Building for a New World

    Tarun Mehta , Co-Founder & CEO Ather Energy chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    01:50 - Ather Energy's Founding Story
    07:45 - Customer Discovery: Loved the Tech Hated the Product
    09:30 - How to think about Entrepreneurship as a Student
    15:00 - Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in the EV space
    18:40 - Working with the Government
    24:30 - Supply Chain in India: IC Vs EV
    31:15 - Working with Coaches & Advisors as a Founder

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    Next, listen to an entrepreneur on how to build large global businesses from small Indian cities. Rohith Bhat is a  parallel entrepreneur who started three companies: Robosoft Technologies, Global Delight and 99Games. Robosoft Technologies started in 1996 and had Apple Inc. as the first customer.  Robosoft was acquired by  TechnoPro of Japan in 2021 for $100m+. 
    Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this.

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/ 

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    Please share your feedback here: https://primevp.in/podcastfeedback

    • 33 min
    #77 How Humor can Boost Creativity and Trust at Workplace with Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

    #77 How Humor can Boost Creativity and Trust at Workplace with Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

    Naomi Bagdonas & Jennifer Aaker Authors Humor, Seriously chat with Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Dr. Jennifer Aaker is a behavioural scientist, author, and General Atlantic Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Coulter Family Fellow. She studies how purpose and meaning shape the choices individuals make and how technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mixed Reality (XR) are redefining human interaction.

    Naomi Bagdonas is a bestselling author, innovation strategist, media coach, and Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At Stanford's Graduate School of Business, she teaches courses at the intersection of humor, purpose, and leadership.

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    01:00 - Humour at the Workplace - Why & How
    11:35 - Standup, Sweetheart, Sniper, Magnet: What's Your Humor Style
    23:00 - The Core of Humor: Truth and Misdirection
    28:00 - “People want to be valued members on a winning team”
    34:50 - Why your Agenda should be Half work and Half play

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    After humor it's time to explore risk taking. Listen to the episode with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Author Choose Possibility. We talk about evaluating risks at early stage startups as a founder, how to train your team to take risks and why the right framework is gut-data-gut not gut vs data. 

    Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this.

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/ 

    This podcast is for you. Do let us know what you like about the podcast, what you don't like, the guests you'd like to have on the podcast and the topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes. 
    Please share your feedback here: https://primevp.in/podcastfeedback

    • 37 min
    #76 Love of Solving Problems + Desire to Create an Impact with Dozee Co-Founders Mudit & Gaurav

    #76 Love of Solving Problems + Desire to Create an Impact with Dozee Co-Founders Mudit & Gaurav

    Mudit Dandwate & Gaurav Parchani Co-Founders Dozee chat with Sanjay Swamy, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Dozee provides remote health monitoring solutions and devices that track heart health, respiration, sleep quality and stress levels. Dozee aims to partner with over 1,000 hospitals across India to help them upgrade critical care infrastructure through remote patient monitoring.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    01:12 - What got Mudit and Gaurav started with Dozee?
    12:00 - Discovery Phase & Eureka Moments!
    23:15 - Early Adopters & Moments Of Surprise
    30:45 - Creating Impact & Scaling Dozee during COVID
    54:35 - Regulations & Permissions for Healthcare Entrepreneurs

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    Interested in learning more about Healthcare Startups? Listen to Prasad Kompalli, Co-founder mfine here. Prasad shares the transformation of the telemedicine in India post-COVID,  why and for what are people drawn to telemedicine, the right way to build a trust-driven network, the impact of AI in healthcare and health stack. 
    Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this.

    Follow Prime Venture Partners:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/ 

    This podcast is for you. Do let us know what you like about the podcast, what you don't like, the guests you'd like to have on the podcast and the topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes. 
    Please share your feedback here: https://primevp.in/podcastfeedback

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #75 Building Large Global Businesses From Small Indian Cities with Rohith Bhat Founder & CEO 99Games

    #75 Building Large Global Businesses From Small Indian Cities with Rohith Bhat Founder & CEO 99Games

    Rohith Bhat, Founder & CEO 99Games chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Rohith is a  parallel entrepreneur who started three companies: Robosoft Technologies, Global Delight and 99Games. Robosoft Technologies started in 1996 and had Apple Inc. as the first customer.  Robosoft was acquired by  TechnoPro of Japan in 2021 for $100m+. Rohith is now focussing all of his attention towards growing 99Games profitably towards scale.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    01:50 - Starting the Entrepreneurial Journey with Apple
    05:00 - New Opportunities: Metaverse Gaming + NFTs
    08:00 - Building a Large B2B business from Udupi
    15:30 - The Game Changer: Democratisation of Distribution
    21:00 - The Process of Selling Your Startup Successfully
    29:00 - Monetisation of Gaming Businesses

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    Next, listen to a founder who has built a large global business from a small country. Taavet Hinrikus, the Co-founder of Transferwise and one of the first employees of Skype. In this episode, Taavet talks about the growth of digital technology in Estonia, his time at Skype, growing a team by 200 members in 12 months and the magic formula to attract the right talent to your team. 
    Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this.

    Follow Prime Venture Partners:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Primevp_in
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/ 

    This podcast is for you. Do let us know what you like about the podcast, what you don't like, the guests you'd like to have on the podcast and the topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes. 
    Please share your feedback here: https://primevp.in/podcastfeedback

    • 34 min
    #74 From Startup to Exit with Serial Entrepreneur & Author Shirish Nadkarni

    #74 From Startup to Exit with Serial Entrepreneur & Author Shirish Nadkarni

    Shirish Nadkarni, Serial Entrepreneur & Author chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Shirish is a serial entrepreneur with proven success in creating multiple consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millions of users worldwide. Shirish was the cofounder of Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with more than 15 million registered members from more than 200 countries. Livemocha was acquired by RosettaStone in 2013. Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless email pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    02:00 – Acquisition of Hotmail by Microsoft - Build vs Buy Question
    06:15– How to Think About Exits as a Founder
    10:15 - Startup's Fundraising Journey: Storytelling Vs Metrics 
    20:10 – The Actual Purpose of Board Meetings
    23:30 - Relocating from India to US as a Founder


    To  learn more from Shirish, check out his book From Startup to Exit: An Insider's Guide to Launching and Scaling Your Tech Business

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    Next, listen to another serial(& parallel) entrepreneur, Bhavin Turakhia. In this episode Bhavin shares his template for building large SaaS businesses, the three objectives measures of product-market fit, the actual goal of fundraising, and how he manages his time running multiple businesses.
    Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this.

    Follow Prime Venture Partners:

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/primevp/ 

    This podcast is for you. Do let us know what you like about the podcast, what you don't like, the guests you'd like to have on the podcast and the topics you'd like us to cover in future episodes. 
    Please share your feedback here: https://primevp.in/podcastfeedback

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