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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

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

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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

    #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

    Click here to read the full transcript

    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.
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    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

    • 27 min
    #73 Understanding Global SaaS Trends & The Importance of Minimum Usable Product with Shihab Muhammed Founder & CEO SurveySparrow

    #73 Understanding Global SaaS Trends & The Importance of Minimum Usable Product with Shihab Muhammed Founder & CEO SurveySparrow

    Shihab Muhammed, Founder & CEO SurveySparrow chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Shihab is someone who has been in Indian SaaS ecosystem from the first day of his career. His first job after college was at Zoho and after that he was the part of Freshworks founding team and now he is building a SaaS startup himself.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    01:00 - The Launch of Shihab's SaaS Career at Zoho
    07:00 - Freshworks' Early Days & Shihab's Joining Story
    11:00 - How to Grow at a High-Growth Startup
    18:00 - The Idea & Inspiration for SurveySparrow
    24:00 - Emerging Trends in the Global SaaS Market
    34:00 - How to Keep Learning as a Founder

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    Enjoyed listening to Shihab on how SaaS is evolving and the latest SaaS trends? Next, listen to Chargebee Co-Founder and CEO, Krish Subramanian talk about how to align pricing with customer success, how to expand into new markets,  the necessity of qualitative metrics and how partnerships can help build a SaaS business. 
    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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    • 36 min
    #72 Vidit Aatrey Founder & CEO Meesho on Building a Category-Defining Startup

    #72 Vidit Aatrey Founder & CEO Meesho on Building a Category-Defining Startup

    Vidit Aatrey, Founder & CEO Meesho chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about

    01:05 – Early Days of Meesho, the Idea and the Challenges
    13:30 – Meesho’s Core Value of Always Listening to Users
    16:50 – Team building, Hiring and Retaining Talent at Startups
    26:50 – Current Landscape of the Indian E-commerce Sector
    33:00 – Importance of Trust and Accessibility in E-commerce
    36:35 – Vidit’s Journey as an Entrepreneur

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    Enjoyed listening to how Vidit and team built Meesho? Next, listen to our episode with Vargab Bakshi, International Partnerships Lead at Shopify. We talk about making D2C brands successful, the shift from DIY to DIFM, rise of social commerce, opportunities  for tech entrepreneurs, drop shipping and a lot more. 
    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

    • 42 min
    #71 How to Take Smart Risks at Early-Stage Startups with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

    #71 How to Take Smart Risks at Early-Stage Startups with Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

    Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder & Chairman theBoardlist  chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners. 

    Sukhinder is a Digital leader, Board member and Investor with 25+ years experience. She has held leadership roles at Stubhub, Google, theBoardlist, Yodlee, Polyvore,  Joyus and Amazon. 
    Listen to the podcast to learn about
    01:00 - Risk-taking as an early-stage startup founder
    06:50 – How to train your team to take risks
    11:30 – Evaluating risk and reward when joining a startup
    21:45 – How to rent the mind that you can’t afford to hire
    27:30 – How should board members help founders
    31:30 – Think Gut-Data-Gut NOT Gut Vs Data
    36:00 - How to write a book about principles
    Check out the book Choose Possibility by Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
    You can read the complete transcript here

    Want to listen to another industry leader who knows the intricacies of both an incumbent and a startup? Prime Venture had Julie Zhuo, Facebook’s former Design VP and currently the co-founder of Sundial, as a guest on the podcast. Learn about Julie’s journey from being an intern in Facebook to becoming Design VP, the secrets to building for the user when you are not the user anymore, how to persuade other stakeholders,  turning data into actionable insights, and a lot more. Listen here

    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

    • 40 min
    #70 What it Takes to Build a Global Data Business with Neha Singh Co-Founder & CEO Tracxn

    #70 What it Takes to Build a Global Data Business with Neha Singh Co-Founder & CEO Tracxn

    Neha Singh, Co-Founder & CEO Tracxn chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:

    00:45 - What Does Tracxn Do and The Explosive Growth of Private Markets

    05:15 - How to Leverage Tracxn as an Investor & an Entrepreneur

    07:47 - What it Takes Build a Data Business.

    13:30 - Building Moats in a Data Business

    19:45 - Tracxn’s Go To Market Process

    22:13 - The ‘Zero’ to IPO journey

    29:06 - Most Valuable Lessons Learned as a Founder

    You can read the complete transcript here

    Enjoyed this episode with Neha on how to build a Global Data business? Next, learn the secrets of unlocking growth at a tech startup by harnessing the power of positioning. We are in conversation with serial entrepreneur and author, April Dunford, who talks about her own experience of discovering the power of positioning, how to position a product in a market category, positioning yourself against a Giant, standing out in a crowded market, positioning trends and more. Listen to the episode here

    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

    • 33 min
    #69 The Personalised Data-Driven Future of Health with Nickhil Jakatdar CEO GenePath Diagnostics

    #69 The Personalised Data-Driven Future of Health with Nickhil Jakatdar CEO GenePath Diagnostics

    Nickhil Jakatdar,  CEO GenePath Diagnostics chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.

    Listen to the podcast to learn about:
    00:46 - How Nickhil started his entrepreneurial journey

    08:13 - The process of Dating: finding interesting, smart, motivated people.

    13:10 - When and how should a founder “let go”

    17:47 - An overview of what molecular diagnostics is and what does Genepath do?

    29:30 - Is there an ideal diet? The Age of Data-driven Personalised Preventive Health

    34:05 - How entrepreneurs should take care of their health while trying to reach the ‘promised land’.
    You can read the complete transcript here

    Want to learn more about building and scaling startups from another entrepreneur? Listen to this episode with Gupshup’s Co-Founder and CEO, Beerud Sheth, who talks about assembling a team of missionaries and not mercenaries. Beerud also talks about the initial days of Gupshup, how to manage profitability and growth,  how to be future ready, measuring  success, and a lot more.

    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

    • 40 min

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