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#BuildforScale is a joint initiative by YourStory and Oracle with focus on discovering and facilitating ways to build solid foundations for exponential growth at fast growing companies on their way to becoming large businesses. In the first of a series of three podcasts, Shradha Sharma and Oracle's Madhukar Uniyal discuss how organisations must evolve cultures and platforms for success at scale. Shradha Sharma is Founder & CEO, YourStory Madhukar Uniyal is Master Principal Consultant, Oracle ...
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Multiple Lenses is a podcast that looks are entrepreneurship and leadership through various lenses. It is inspired by the concept of Zooming in and Zooming out (HBR.org , Ravivyas.com) It is a show hosted by Ravi Vyas, who struggles to speak in 3rd person for his about pages. He previously was the Chief Product Officer at YourStory. Prior to that, he was the co-founder & CEO of Odiocast and PureMetrics. His need to be a good product manager is what led him to this concept.
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Get inspired as you listen to each episode, featuring life lessons, advice and even inspirational stories of people who had the courage to start writing their next chapter. It all started with a sticker, a workbook and a thought to make a change. Get inspired by visiting WriteYourNextChapter.org and if you’d like to be a guest story, submit your story to us at YourStory@writeyournextchapter.org or send us a voice message to be featured on future podcasts at anchor.fm/WYNC Support this podcas ...
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In this podcast, guests open up about less visible parts of their journeys -- about their deepest insecurities, and how they dealt with criticism, managed self-doubt, and emerged with a greater understanding of themselves and their unique strengths. Although these aspects don't get a lot of press, they tend to be defining entries in the personal journals of most people. The hope is that these untold stories of inner struggles from 'successful' individuals will provide interesting takeaways f ...
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Driven by love for Table Tennis. Megha Gambhir, is the amazing co-founder and CEO of Stupa Sports Analytics. Her company is revolutionising the world of sports by providing athletes with cutting-edge analytics and insights to improve their performance. She talks about how she got started with a MVP - an Excel spreadsheet, to now working the ITTF an…
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Making India sleep better: More than 55% of Indian adults face trouble falling asleep at least three nights a week. Today, I speak with Surbhi Jain, the founder of Neend, a free app offering stories, soothing sleep sounds, meditation, and more to help users unwind and nod off. Launched in 2021, Surbhi shares how she started this journey after contr…
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Universal factories of the future. Today my guest is Gokul NA, Co-Founder of CynLr. a pioneering deep-tech startup dedicated to the radical reinvention of dynamic vision-enabled robots, unlocking the potential to create the 'universal factories' of tomorrow. In this enlightening discussion, Gokul takes us on a journey back over a decade, recounting…
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From a 13-year-old dreaming of becoming a YouTuber to now leading a 6-figure video content agency, today I speak with Pratham Jindal, Founder and CEO of Praper Media—a content agency collaborating with some of the biggest creators on the planet. In this episode he shares insights into launching the agency, recounting the story of securing his first…
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It's a tough job market out there folks! , and on today's episode, we have an expert to guide us through it. I'm joined by Sarabjeet Sacher, the founder of Aspiration Jobs, with a profound passion for coaching professionals in areas such as career growth, career development, job search strategies, and interview techniques. He shares valuable insigh…
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Enabling the well-being of more than 355 million Indian women through products, experiences, and experts. Today my guest is Aruna Chawla, founder of Salad, a lifestyle planner mobile app that support women to better manage their health throughout the menstrual cycle by providing personalised nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle advice. She talks about…
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Bye Bye Potholes! Today I have the pleasure to talk to Sourabh Kumar, co-founder of PotHoleRaja, a social venture that 's on a mission to make India & the world pothole-free. He got the idea After reading a tragic story about a woman who lost her life due to a pothole. He gave up his highly paid corporate job to fill in potholes around the streets …
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Content is king! Today my guest is Gautam Madhavan CEO & founder of Mad Influence and influencer management agency. They do more than just connect creators and brands. They do digital marketing, social media management, content authoring, and providing consulting services to businesses. They are trying to create the biggest content companies in the…
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Building the next wave of technology. Today my guest is seasoned investor Nitin Sharma, general partner & co-founder of Antler India. A global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. They're one of the fastest growing VC firms in the world. In this episode he talks about his 15+ year investing…
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India is expected to be home to 700 million gamers by 2025. So Today my guest Piyush Kumar, he is the Founder and CEO of Rooter. A game streaming and E-Sports platform. Rooter has emerged as the largest player in the Indian gaming category, with close to 50 million downloads, making it the No. 1 app in the ‘sports’ category on the Google Play Store…
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Sports tech and driving sports engagement. Today my guest is Amit Purohit CEO & founder of Fantasy Akhada, a fantasy sports platform that provides you with an opportunity to play Fantasy Cricket, Fantasy Football and Fantasy Kabaddi by using your sports knowledge and skill. So today he talks about building a hyper growth sports tech startup, going …
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Get your popcorn ready! Today my guest is Shalibhadra Shah, CEO & Co-founder of ABC Talkies. An online movie platform for filmmakers to submit their films and for cinema lovers to watch independent cinema on a pay-per-view model. He talks about what motivated him to get this off the ground and what problem they are solving . He talks about how they…
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Launching rockets into space! My guest is Srinath Ravichandran CEO & co-founder of Agnikul, a Chennai-based Indian aerospace manufacturer specialising in building launch vehicles capable of taking micro and nano-satellites to Low Earth Orbit, on-demand. He started as an outsider , working in finance but his heart was always in aerospace. In this ep…
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Transforming storytelling. Today my guest is Summit Nayak - Co-founder of Ekank. They are building a storytelling platform, democratising non-fiction by bringing lost and forgotten history to the forefront. He talks about how they got this off the ground. Talks about ignoring the experts who told him not to build the product because it wasn't cool …
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Disrupting the traditional fashion supply chain with digital intervention. Today my guest is Pawan Gupta. Co-founder and CEO of Fashinza. They are digitising the supply chain to make it more efficient, transparent, fast, and sustainable. It all started with a trip to Jaipur the clothing manufacturing capital of India - not to talk about manufacturi…
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Make your startup investment ready! Today my guest is Priyanka Madnani, Founder & CEO of Easy to Pitch. Easy to Pitch is one of the fastest-growing one-stop pitching solutions for start-up founders & entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for their unique ideas. Since starting she now helps over 500 startups and reviewed over 5000 decks. So in this…
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Your 24x7 singing buddy! Today my guest is Gopal Krishna Koduri CEO & co-founder of Riyaz. A music learning app that offers an easy and convenient way for aspiring singers to practise their music lessons anywhere, anytime make music learning accessible and affordable. He talks about his love of classical indian music which inspired him to build thi…
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Make Memes Earn Money! Today my guest is Kyle Fernandes CEO & Co-founder of MemeChat. Founded in 2019, it is a platform that allows users to create viral memes and get rewarded for them. So in this episode he talks about how he came up with the idea. Talks about being a hyper growth startup (25 million memes , 6 million downloads, 1.3 monthly activ…
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Adding fun to a ‘White’ industry. Today I speak to Sulay Lavsi, the founder of Bummer, whose mission is to disrupt the millennial-focused underwear market. In this episode he talks about his amazing journey from not being taken seriously in the early days to his dramatic appearance on Shark Tank India. He shares brand building strategies and talks …
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Hello everyone, Thank you for downloading the last episode 2021. After 5 years of interviewing amazing Indian Entrepreneurs I am thinking about investing in a few Indian startups in 2022! if you are building something exciting and need some seed funding to get your startup off the ground please contact me. Today you will hear some of the best guest…
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It's heartening to see a significant number of young adults exploring social entrepreneurship, or taking up impactful roles in organizations committed to inclusion and sustainability. But what does it really take to succeed in such a role? My guest today is one of India's foremost social entrepreneurs. She runs a foundation and a company that enabl…
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Today you will hear some of the best guests I have spoken to over the past 12 months. You will hear from Raghav Gupta, the co-founder of Nymble labs. (2.57) His team has built a personal cooking assistant called Julia, so we talk about his appearance on TV. He talks about how they have developed the robot since we last spoke, talks about raising fi…
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India’s fintech adoption is booming. So today my guest is Ankur Joshi CEO & Co-founder of Nuclei,a bootstrapped software enterprise startup that helps banks improve digital banking services by integrating its API platform to increase customer engagement through merchant marketplace and wealth management services. He talks about how he got this off …
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The wearable devices market in India is expected to reach a sales volume of 16.22 million units by 2024. So today I speak to Anmol Saxena, the CEO & founder of Ashva Weartech. They develop wearable solutions for chronic knee pain & spine. So in this episode she talks about her own battles with knee pain that inspired to build a prototype at a hacka…
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Few people understand the dreams, aspirations, and frustrations of the Indian consumer better than my guest today. He's a columnist media critic and bestselling author. His popular weekly column, "City City Bang Bang" published in the Times of India, is an amazing mirror into the thinking of the middle-class Indian consumer. If you have not read it…
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Building bionic arms for people with disabilities! Today I speak to Rishi Krishan, the CEO & Co-Founder of Symbionic. Symbionic is an affordable, assistive technology startup that makes smart prosthetic devices. It all started due to a freak bus accident which led to him losing his arm. So in this episode he talks about the huge challenges building…
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Many of us believe strongly in what's right. Yet we struggle to speak up when needed. It can be standing up to a nasty coworker, having a difficult conversation with a loved one, or a broader spectrum of issues involving discrimination or injustice. While our inner voices rise up in protest, we often remain mute spectators as we succumb to lack of …
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What does it take to start a business and succeed as an entrepreneur? Building a successful company is a lot about the idea, the market, timing. But also about being able to sell, attract a great team, and most importantly, have the grit to handle inevitable adversity that comes along the way. The typical imagery that comes to mind these days is a …
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We all make many career moves. We change jobs because we don't like our bosses. We change to new roles, hoping for a better career path. We even switch to startups, as we read about unicorn riches. We do all of this because we believe these changes are part of the progress we envisioned for ourselves. But how much of this change is actually because…
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How does a woman from small town India break through and become one of the most recognised faces in the Indian start-up ecosystem? Listen to Shradha talk about her personal story - dealing with insecurities, learning to trust herself, and finding her own formula for success About Shradha Sharma She is the founder and CEO of YourStory, a digital-med…
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Everyone knows Harsha Bhogle as the voice of Indian cricket. It’s hard to imagine someone like him with his megawatt smile and confidence, to have challenges with low self esteem. How did he overcome that? Listen to the episode as Harsha reflects on his life, his journey in finding his calling, dealing with adversity, and making it in broadcasting.…
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In this highlight from The Inner Reel podcast, Harsha Bhogle the world class sports broadcaster, talks about luck, fear and why he’s proud of his school that he attended all seven days a week. Subscribe by Email Click here and subscribe to the show with your email. You will receive every new episode in your inbox every week. As a bonus, you also ge…
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In this highlight from The Inner Reel podcast Shradha Sharma, the founder of YourStory talks about her challenges as a small town girl who had big dreams. She also talks about how it was to be laughed at and judged while she continued to build a company that she believed in. Subscribe by Email Click here and subscribe to the show with your email. Y…
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Ganesh Shankar is back! He came on the show in October 2017 (EP68) & he is celebrating 10 years as an entrepreneur! Ganesh is the co-founder & CEO of FluxGen FluxGen is on a mission to help industries become water positive, and aims to help save 1 billion litres of water everyday using his product AquaGen, a smart real-time water flow and level mon…
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Nivedha is back on the show! I spoke to her back in December 2017 (Ep 72). She is the Co-founder of TrashCon. They have created a machine that helps solve India's huge waste management problem by converting mixed waste into Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Waste. They started with one tiny machine doing 100kg/day to now doing 200,000 kgs/day! La…
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Logistics is the hottest industry to be in right now , according to my guest Mudasar Mohamed, Co-Founder & COO of Ezyhaul. Ezyhaul is a logistics tech startup based in India and South East Asia. They are on a mission to transform transportation logistics by building an ecosystem around shippers, truckers, government agencies, and third party servic…
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If everything is going digital why not theatre? Today I speak to Shreyas Talpade, actor , director , producer and now he is entering the exciting world of entrepreneurship building India's first ever streaming platform dedicated to Theatre and Performing Arts called Nine Rasa. This platform gives you access to several hours of plays, skits, story-t…
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Making it easier and cheaper for e-rickshaw drivers to earn a livelihood. Today my guest is Varun Goenka, CEO & Co-Founder of ChargeUp. Charge-up offers the simple solution of Battery as a Service (BAAS) to a growing community of 2.4 million E-Rickshaws. The company enables the e-rickshaw drivers to join the service without any upfront costs. By su…
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In a conversation with Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO of YourStory, Amitabh Chaudhry, CEO of Axis Bank, talks about leadership during COVID-19, business disruption, and how businesses can survive this pandemic. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/video/shradha-sharma-amitabh-chaudhry/amp Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourst…
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Every year 300,000 wheelchairs are sold in india. 95% of all wheelchairs are one -size fits all. Imagine wearing shoes and everyone has to wear size 14 shoes! So today my guest is Swostik Dash, CEO & Co-Founder of Neomotion. This Chennai-based startup has developed a personalised wheelchair, and a battery-powered clip-on device that converts the wh…
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In a world where people are constantly trying to change you, it takes courage to remain true to who you are. Nothing summarises Vidya Balan's journey as an actor than this E E Cummings quote. Listen to her fantastic story as she talks to YourStory's Shradha Sharma in this conversation that will leave you inspired. Read more at: https://yourstory.co…
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Bejul Somaia, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners, is known for making bold bets, investing early, and devoting his time to nurturing and coaching his entrepreneurs. In a conversation with YourStory Founder Shradha Sharma, Bejul talks investment strategies, founder-investor-fit, and more. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2020/09/light…
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Join me as I wake up late, do dishes and have an “aha” moment. Have you ever felt broken or shattered? It is time to use the Japanese tradition of kintsugi to piece your life back together and level yourself up. If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear from you, be sure to leave me a voice message, telling me ab…
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Indore-based Kimirica Hunter now manufactures hotel toiletries and amenities for a range of premium hotels such as Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Jumeirah, Hyatt, Sofitel, Pullman, and an array of independent luxury hotels. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/smbstory/hotel-travel-kimirica-hunter-marriott Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: www.faceb…
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Two-time Silver medalist, para-athlete Divij Shah lives by the maxim that fear is the greatest disability of all. 'Daar ke aage jeet hai' Some injuries heal faster if you move forward. This is not just a simple motivational line, but a powerful statement that Divij Shah lives by. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2018/03/divij-shah-silver-medal-p…
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A spinal injury may have confined her to a wheelchair, but Nisha Gupta didn't let that stop her. Now an international basketball player, she dreams of being a model when not on the basketball court. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2021/02/monday-motivation-wheelchair-basketball-woman-nisha-gupta Follow us on Social Media: Facebook: www.facebook…
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On this episode of YS Exclusive: Leadership Talk, Vinita Bali, Independent Director and Former MD of Britannia Industries talks about why empathy is an important element of leadership, how focusing on the customer and their needs should be at the forefront to build a great business and much more. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/video/leadership…
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In 2019, the Sarin brothers — Shaan, Rahul, and Aakash — took up a three-storey building in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, and launched three restaurants — one on each floor. The three restaurants, which share a kitchen, are named TEO Lounge and Bar, The Dineroom, and Cartoony Planet. Read more at: https://yourstory.com/smbstory/delhi-restaurant-dineroom-teo…
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Logistics startup Rivigo changed the way trucks ply across India with its relay model. The company, India’s latest unicorn, now has 3,000 customers across 20 sectors, and aims to expand its footprint. Rivigo was set up in 2014 by former Mckinsey consultants Deepak Garg (37) and Gazal (33) with the idea of creating a relay truck model, where no driv…
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