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The Insights podcast is about tech, markets, startups, and stories which helps you to learn how to go about building your startup. We feature Industry Experts, Founders, VC's, Authors and Leaders of various sectors.

This podcast is hosted by Anand Daniel, a partner at Accel India. Click on get notified button above to get all updates of Accel directly to your Mail & Whatsapp.

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The Insights podcast is about tech, markets, startups, and stories which helps you to learn how to go about building your startup. We feature Industry Experts, Founders, VC's, Authors and Leaders of various sectors.

This podcast is hosted by Anand Daniel, a partner at Accel India. Click on get notified button above to get all updates of Accel directly to your Mail & Whatsapp.

    INSIGHTS #62 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Freshworks

    INSIGHTS #62 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Freshworks

    Podcasts have been one of the ways we try to bring out untold stories of startup founders. Continuing with this tradition, we at Accel are excited to introduce our new podcast mini-series: Untold Seed Stories. This new show aims to unravel the first 500 days of our founders’ startup journey — ranging from how they first conceived the idea and met their co-founders, to details of how they secured their first funding and challenges along the way.

    For the fourth podcast of our Untold Seed Stories, we chat with Girish Matrhubootham, Co-founder and CEO of Freshworks. Founded in October 2010 in Chennai, Girish and his CTO Shan Krishnaswamy grew the company to a Series-H stage, after its latest fundraise of $150 million.

    • 59 min
    INSIGHTS #61 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Swiggy

    INSIGHTS #61 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Swiggy

    Podcasts have been one of the ways we try to bring out untold stories of startup founders. Continuing with this tradition, we at Accel are excited to introduce our new podcast mini-series: Untold Seed Stories.

    This new show aims to unravel the first 500 days of our founders’ startup journey — ranging from how they first conceived the idea and met their co-founders, to details of how they secured their first funding and challenges along the way.

    For the third podcast of our Untold Seed Stories, we chat with Sri Harsha Majety, Co-founder and CEO of Swiggy. (Bengaluru-based hyperlocal food delivery platform. Founded in 2014 by Harsha, Nandan Reddy and Rahul Jaimini, the startup now operates in more than 600 cities in India.

    • 57 min
    INSIGHTS #60 - The Scale Playbook: Key Ingredients to Drive Scale & Value Creation

    INSIGHTS #60 - The Scale Playbook: Key Ingredients to Drive Scale & Value Creation

    Most of our other podcasts are targeted towards early-stage founders looking to build and scale their companies. But now we are also launching a new podcast mini-series keeping in mind the founders of fast-growth companies. The Scale Playbook, as the name suggests, will help unravel the playbook of large startups for founders to understand how to solve scale challenges across different business functions like engineering, product, sales and strategy through candid conversations with specialists from some of the most successful startups in the ecosystem.

    A lot has always been said about secret sauces, key factors and the different drivers of value creation and growth to build any business.
    It’s a subject that has received a lot of attention over the last 30 years, that does not just confine to venture-backed or self-funded private companies but also public companies.

    For digital companies, in the recent past, Venture Capital firms around the world have started to observe this aspect closely. Including some analysis from within the Accel Community through the lens of digital companies, there are four key drivers that primarily contribute to value creation in a company.

    In our second episode, Ajay Sethi, Venture Partner at Accel takes us through these four key drivers. Over the years, Ajay has worked with most of our portfolio companies to help them achieve deliberate and sustainable growth.

    Listen now to learn how Scale, Habit, Brand and Network Effects can contribute to value creation in your company

    • 49 min
    INSIGHTS #59 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Urban Company

    INSIGHTS #59 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Urban Company

    Podcasts have been one of the ways we try to bring out untold stories of startup founders. Continuing with this tradition, we at Accel are excited to introduce our new podcast mini-series: Untold Seed Stories.

    This new show aims to unravel the first 500 days of our founders’ startup journey — ranging from how they first conceived the idea and met their co-founders, to details of how they secured their first funding and challenges along the way.

    For the second podcast of our Untold Seed Stories, we chat with Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-founder and CEO of Urban Company. (Gurugram-based home services marketplace that offers services in cleaning, painting, spa & beauty, plumbing, carpentry and so on.) Now having its centers in 22 cities across India, Singapore, UAE and Australia and Singapore, Urban Company boasts of 30,000+ service partners and more than 10,000 beauticians.

    • 45 min
    INSIGHTS #58 - The Scale Playbook: Scale lessons from Flipkart's Engineering & Strategy Heads

    INSIGHTS #58 - The Scale Playbook: Scale lessons from Flipkart's Engineering & Strategy Heads

    Most of our other podcasts are targeted towards early-stage founders looking to build and scale their companies. But now we are also launching a new podcast mini series keeping in mind the founders of fast-growth companies. The Scale Playbook, as the name suggests, will help unravel the playbook of large startups for founders to understand how to solve scale challenges across different business functions like engineering, product, sales and strategy through candid conversations with specialists from some of the most successful startups in the ecosystem. For our first episode we have two industry stalwarts from Flipkart — one of India’s largest ecommerce platforms.

    Jeyandran Venugopal is the Chief Product and Technology Officer at Flipkart. He has previously led several engineering and product teams at Myntra, Yahoo and Amazon.

    Naren Ravula is the Vice President and Head of Strategy at Flipkart. He was leading product strategy and operations at Salesforce and NetApp previously.

    Today’s episode is focused on building a strong engineering team and strategy. We will also touch upon Flipkart’s Leap Accelerator program which is targeted towards early-stage founders.

    • 45 min
    INSIGHTS #57 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Ninjacart with Thirukumaran

    INSIGHTS #57 - Untold Seed Stories: First 500 Days of Ninjacart with Thirukumaran

    Podcasts have been one of the ways we try to bring out untold stories of startup founders. Continuing with this tradition, we at Accel are excited to introduce our new podcast mini-series: Untold Seed Stories. Sometimes we forget that businesses that are big today have had their share of early-stage challenges they had to overcome. This new show aims to unravel the first 500 days of our founders’ startup journey — ranging from how they first conceived the idea and met their co-founders, to details of how they secured their first funding and challenges along the way. The purpose and our hope for this podcast is that early-stage founders are able to see themselves in these stories and perhaps draw inspiration while they continue to build sustainable, large businesses.

    We kickstart this series with Thirukumaran Nagarajan, Co-Founder, and CEO of Ninjacart (leveraging technology to reimagine the fresh farm produce supply chain). Today Ninjacart delivers over 1500 tonnes of vegetables and fruits to thousands of shops and retailers across multiple cities in India while raising the income of the 20,000+ farmers on its platform through fair prices. Ninjacart’s constant innovations in the supply chain were pivotal in ensuring a steady supply of fruits and vegetables during the nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus.
    Podcast Summary

    2:55 : Early Life jobs and reflection on life

    7:45: Learnings from Taxi For Sure work experience

    16:30 - Building the founding team

    26:00- First meeting with Subrata, Accel at his home

    36:26 - The major pivot to the business model

    42:32 - Rapid fire round

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

saketms ,

This one feels so real

Anand Daniel is doing an amazing job. His approach is less like Q&A, more of a conversation. Also the focus on entrepreneurs from Indian ecosystem was a gap that is now filled with this podcast series. Thank you so much for this.

Constructive
1. There have been couple of times when the sound quality is not as par with other podcasts. Getting good quality setup will go long way :)
2. Spending more time on ‘why’ of decision making
3. Recommend books, podcasts, leaders from the guests

Best of luck Anand

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