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The UpStream Life offers an editorial approach to content creation that focuses on capturing the intellectual foundations of an organization. While social media and marketing content are important, our approach prioritizes storytelling that resonates with stakeholders. Our experienced team of writers, filmmakers, and editors works closely with clients to create narratives that capture the essence of their organization. By emphasizing conversations that truly matter, we believe our approach c ...
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In this episode you will discover the skill of the Minus Zero engineering team in building world class software for the automotive world. If the world of AI led driving is real, then Minus Zero is building such technologies from India to the world's best automotive companies. They have already signed a couple of large commercial vehicle companies t…
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In this episode Anil Achyuta, Managing Director of TDK Ventures, speaks with Arun Vinayak, the founder of Exponent Energy, a company whose tech has enhanced fast charging capabilities to increase value for commercial vehicle fleets in India. Their 15-mins fast charge technology has allowed them to create an ecosystem for fleet operators exclusive t…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com you will discover Indian tradition or "traditional" certified methods of treating musculoskeletal conditions and the impact of nutrition in making one return to form. It's all about the diet and lifestyle. I speak with an experienced nutritionist, Arti Balse, and an experienced medical doctor, Deepa, from the …
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Think about this - Indian farmers were struggling with low yields for generations so much so that a country like Netherlands had more yield per acre. India has the technology skills to enable farmers to improve the yield, predict the yield and plan the supply. You would wonder why this change is yet to happen at scale. Fasal, a startup in agritech,…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com you will discover the internal values that are necessary to inculcate and execute in order to build a long term business. You will hear the story of K Pandiarajan, the founder of MaFoi who sold the business in 2008. MaFoi was one of the top HR firms in India at the time. After a decade long break and a long st…
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In this episode meet Gagana Ganesh, the founder of Grab Me, who has defied conventional wisdom. She has expanded to modern retail first even while others go for a D2C concept. Don't get us wrong she has also built a "brand".com D2C store, but has expanded to over 100-retail stores. This podcast covers her journey and her efforts to build India's fi…
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In this episode we talk with Esha Tiwary, the founder of Furrl, a proprietary platform to discover new age brands. She has in the past worked with Entrepreneur First, Myntra, CloudNine and ITC. She is a graduate of IIT-Kanpur and Harvard Business School. Her marketing techniques along with blending technology and data has led her to scale up Furrl,…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we talk to Shauraya Bhutani, the co-founder of Breathe Capital and Capital Connect Advisors. Shauraya has been the bridge in the movement of capital betweenIndia and South-East Asia. In this podcast he talks about the new age of Indian business and what they are going to do in South East Asia. 00:00 - Introduc…
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In this episode we talk with the President of TDK Ventures, Nicolas Sauvage, who has been at the forefront of discovering entrepreneurs making impact in the climate-tech industry with the power of hardtech and deeptech. In this episode discover what TDK Ventures intends to do for India's deeptech community. Deeptech is combining the hard work at th…
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In this episode we bring you BCL India's partner Pavan Sharma who will talk about the interim #Budget2024. He will tell us about taxes, money, tech and the performance of the economy while we balance to support the poor and support the exuberance of a youthful nation. BCL India is an audit, compliance and financial transformation firm based in Beng…
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In this interview we bring you a company that is well known in the Indian startup ecosystem. We are talking to Tracxn, a company whose novel way of collecting data has brought it a lot of respect. We speak to its co-founder Neha Singh. 00:00 - Introduction to Tracxn. 03:05 - The first version of Tracxn was coded by Neha. 06:47 - Early lessons in th…
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In this interview we deep dive into the battery ecosystem and the bike "Mantis" which is being built by Orxa Energies. The founders Ranjitha and Prajwal have been in the industry for two decades and they know a thing or two about deep tech. They are bonafide experts who also work with the defence and aerospace industry. Discover their trials and tr…
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In this interview we bring you a senior technocrat Narendra Bhandari who has in the past worked with the likes of Intel and Microsoft. He has been advising startups for more than a decade and is now a partner at "seafund" - a deep tech fund. 00:00 - Moving from Corporate Venturing to become part of a fund. 05:54 - Building the startup network. 07:0…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we bring you Elektrobit, an automotive software company, which has pioneered connected mobility for three decades in the industry. We have Elektrobit’s VP Strategy and Country Manager - India, Satish S, discuss mobility in India and the role of engineers globally in the automotive industry. 00:00 - Introductio…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife we explore how Arjun Vaidya went from being an operator to becoming a VC. He celebrates India's new age brands, modern marketing and the future of consumption led sustainable growth. 00:00 - Introduction 02:00 - The mythical term called D2C in 2018. 08:00 - The omnichannel world or digital commerce. 16:20 - Brands…
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In this episode we talk with Rinka Banerjee who has built a practice around food and everything food tech. She had been with HUL for two decades before she started up Thinking Forks a decade earlier. She discusses the opportunity in food brands from India for the world. 00:00 - Introduction 01:07 - Journey of Thinking Forks 05:10 - How large food c…
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In this interview we speak with multi-talented personality Karan Javaji who has been an RBI Officer, a rugby player and an equestrian. Karan also serves as a Colonel in the territorial army of India. He is also involved in public policy research. 00:00 - Introduction 01:40 - Karan and his multi-faceted career. 05:00 - Origin of the name Boni 10:00 …
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In this episode we talk with Mustafa Al-Bassam of Celestia Labs who talks to us about a consensus based data networks and the practical uses cases of decentralised technology. This episode is brought to you by Lumos Labs and Builders Tribe. Thanks for Listening! Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or Find us on YouTube…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife we talk about the benefits of cannabis as a medicinal plant and how it is sold in India under the aegis of the Ministry of Ayush. Richa Jaggi, the co-founder of Awshad explains why this plant is now mainstream for its ancient medicinal purpose. 00:00 - Introduction. 01:06 - Cultural relevance of cannabis in India.…
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In this second episode of the India Deep Tech Series brought to you by TDK Ventures, theUpStreamLife brings you how Indian universities are shaping the Deep Tech ecosystem. Siddharth Mehta, Director of TDK Ventures India, talks to Prof. Krishnan Balasubramanian from IIT Madras about the journey of the Indian deep tech community. The professor himse…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we speak with Balaji Renukumar, the founder of Sensfix who is a scientist building an AI company which makes maintenance of a machine faster and the work of a servicing team efficient. The company targets facility management. 00:00 - Introduction. 01:15 - Balaji's journey as a scientist and Sensfix 06:00 - Sen…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife we talk with Simran Alphonso from Bitget about the $10 million grant for developers and startups in India. We spoke to her on the sidelines of the #BuidlforWeb3 Summit 2023. This episode is brought to you by LumosLabs. Thanks for Listening! Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or Find us on YouTube…
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In this episode we talk with Kaavya Prasad, the founder of LumosLabs, she talks about how the Web3 and blockchain community is looking at India and how the talent for good engineers is only growing. She caught up with us at the sidelines of the #BuidlforWeb3 summit 2023 in Bengaluru. 00:00 - Introduction 00:34 - The BuidlforWeb3 Summit 02:44 - Work…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we talk to the founder of Nethermind, Tomasz Stañzack, who was an ex-Investment Banker who fell in love with decentralised technology and its impact the world over. Here is why he believes it is going to be a significant technology going forward. This episode is brought to you by LumosLabs and BuildersTribe. 0…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we talk with Rohit Goyal, the founder of JediSwap and co-founder of Mudrex, who talks about how decentralisation will allow engineers to deliver global projects at scale and efficiency. He talks about decentralised finance about how rewards can drive people to work effectively in a permission less world. This …
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we speak with Raghu Mohan the founder of BuildersTribe, a place to find mentors for Web3 startups and much more. Raghu Mohan has been championing the blockchain industry for several years and he believes that India has so many builders who can build for the Web3 world. 00:00 - the Buidl for Web3 summit and the…
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In this interview with Pavan Govindan, the co-founder of Cultos Global, a Dubai based Web3 entity, theUpStreamLife discusses how brands can move their loyalty points from a centralised system to working in a decentralised system which use blockchains and tokens to offer interoperability of such points across brands and thereby retaining customers. …
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we talk to Nitya Shah, lead WebEngage Startup Program and Anand Lunia from India Quotient who talk about annual demo days and their importance. 00:00 - Introduction 01:25 - Customer acquisition and retention marketing, what is important? 05:27 - Reviewing startups on a demo day. 09:00 - Retention metrics and w…
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In this interview we have Murali S, who is the co-founder of Incept.Green. He talks about how the platform allows retail investors to participate in the renewable energy movement. Investors get fractional ownership in large renewable energy projects. The platform also also enables renewable project developers to build and exit fast rather than bein…
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It is time for a deep technology podcast focused only on India. Why? India has a tradition of deep science and one only has to look at its academic work to realize that there is a celebrated history of deep technology. To further enable the Deep Tech community in India, TDK Ventures is setting up an “Innovation Hub”, a shared office space in Bengal…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we talk to Suranjana Ghosh, head of the Marico Innovation Foundation, who tells us how startups can build a vision towards social impact and profit. In this interview the audience will understand how to build processes for social innovation. 00:00 - Introduction 01:06 - A quick peek into the journey of Suranja…
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India has around 250 million kids in school and India has dreams of becoming a $10 trillion economy. Getting to that GDP number is not an herculean task if the education system can make children go to good schools with curriculum that makes them aspire for higher education. The inspiration for that aspiration comes from founders of schools, teacher…
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In this episode with theUpStreamLife you will discover why the youngest life insurance player in the country wants to start from rural regions and make impact. Listen to the MD and CEO, Diwakar Ram Boddupalli, discuss how insurance plays a vital role in changing lives in rural regions. 00:00 - Introduction 01:55 - CEO speaks about his experience, t…
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In this interview with theUpStreamLife.com, Prashanth Doreswamy of Continental India talks about platforms, data, AI and other technology that is going to make cars and bikes safer and cooler. 00:00 - Introduction 03:00 - Daily life of Prashanth at Continental. 05:00 - The Continental legacy and why it matters. 07:00 - 200 million lines of code in …
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In this interview with theUpStreamLife.com Rohit M A, the managing partner of Peer Capital, talks about how India can become a $5 trillion economy. He talks about betting on ideas whose business model can build long term businesses. He talks about building for positive outcomes. 00:00 - Introduction to Peer Capital. 01:46 - From being a business op…
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In this episode with theFinesse.life and its founder Rohit Rao theUpstreamLife explores the intricate art of financial saving. Most of us have to look at stages of life and plan the need for money to meet any contingency. 00:00 - Introduction 02:05 - Indians are great savers, but, need to set their financial goals 07:05 - Planning for cycles or mee…
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In this episode we talk to Ujjwal Singh, the founding CEO of Infinity Learn, a startup founded by the popular Sri Chaitanya Group. They are an assessment company that helps students prepare for JEE and other exams. 00:00 - Introduction 01:27 - The idea of Infinity Learn. 05:39 - Solving for aspiration of parents 10:20 - Building to a startup like I…
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In this episode we bring you Arjun Naik the founder of Scandron who talks about the impact of drones on logistics and why it's happening here in India. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: www.theupstreamlife.com ----------------------------------------------------------- ► Facebook : @TheUpstreamLife ► In…
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In this episode we talk with Nitya Shah who leads the WebEngage startup program. He discusses why early stage startups need to focus on retention marketing. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: www.theupstreamlife.com ----------------------------------------------------------- ► Facebook : @TheUpstreamLife…
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Sourabh Paithane, Senior Director of Product Management and Catalog at Myntra , talks about the ways in which AR/VR is changing fashion today. Get his perspective on how technology adapts in response to customer needs. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: www.theupstreamlife.com ---------------------------…
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In this episode of theUpstreamLife.com we bring you Rohit Chatter the Chief Architect at Walmart Global Tech who talks about why Generative AI is real and is here to stay. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: www.theupstreamlife.com ----------------------------------------------------------- ► Facebook : @…
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Deepali Dani, Talent Partner at Walmart Global Tech India, talks about what it takes to build cutting-edge retail tech for the world! Register for their flagship event, Converge @ Walmart bit.ly/3qNn7nS ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: www.theupstreamlife.com -------------------------------------------…
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In this episode we talk to Vikas Jain, the founder of Acviss who has for the last seven years been building technology to track counterfeit products and help consumers and brands access the right products. They protect a brand's value with their consumers and stop money from going into the black economy. Acviss Technologies: www.acviss.com --------…
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In this episode of theUpStreamLife.com we meet Bharati B, Country Head & Director, Shopify India & SEA, who discusses how Shopify has become popular among many old and new brands in India. She discusses how Shopify enables brands to launch their online stores in a few clicks and serve customers better. ----------------------------------------------…
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In this episode we bring you Namit Jain, the Director and Co-Founder of Zen Mobility, who talks about design and drivetrain that can make an EV product scale in India. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: https://www.theupstreamlife.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- ► Faceboo…
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Meet the co-founder of PotHoleRaja, Sourabh Kumar, who tell you about making communities live better by building accident free roads. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: https://www.theupstreamlife.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- ► Facebook : @TheUpstreamLife ► Instagram :…
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Meet Rohit Kochar the founder of Bert Labs, who is helping corporations and governments achieve business transformation goals on ESG with technology. Watch this podcast to learn about building a profitable Al business. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: https://www.theupstreamlife.com/ ------------------…
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In this episode Vipul Singh [Co-Founder & CEO at AEREO] elucidates how the government has been progressive about drones and why several large businesses want to use drone applications. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: https://www.theupstreamlife.com/ ----------------------------------------------------…
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In this episode of The UpStream Life We talk to Prasanna, Managing Partner of Upekkha. Upekkha, a fund and accelerator program, has been helping more than a 100 companies carve out a name for themselves at the global level. ---------------------------------------------------------- ► Visit Our Website: https://www.theupstreamlife.com/ -------------…
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