As the heath-tech startup ecosystem sees increasing interest, funding, and valuations in India, We delved deep into a conversation with a Doctor turned VC investor for a refreshing perspective on the space! Our guest Pankaj Jethwani, Executive Vice President of W Health Ventures, sheds light on the following: What motivated Pankaj to become a doctor?
Most people believe that an affluent entrepreneurial family provides one a leg up in the entrepreneurial journey. But like any star-kid will tell you, these comparisons are for the outsiders who are looking in. The reality for someone like Dhruv Toshniwal, scion to the Banswara Syntex family and now the founder of The Pant Project,
In 2020, the pandemic resulted in a 55% dip in students traveling overseas to study. How did this university admissions platform grow by 4x even during these trying times? Our guest Akshay Chaturvedi, Founder and CEO of Leverage Edu has done it all! Today, Leverage Edu has over 3 Mn monthly users, 75,000+ 1:1 counseling sessions & 2000+ admission applicants, every month.
Vivek Bajaj, co-founder of StockEdge impressed and convinced the crème de la crème of the VC universe to invest in his company, which was bootstrapped for a decade while charting impressive growth! Today StockEdge is India’s fastest-growing equity market and mutual fund research platform! Key takeaways from the episode What was Vivek’s role in JM financials? What was it like being the first commodity
Dharmil Sheth is a serial entrepreneur, who has built India’s first health tech unicorn with a valuation of $4 billion – PharmEasy. Prior to PharmEasy, he founded BoxPlay Sports, 91streets and Ekagrata. Dharmil holds an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. The foundation of India’s largest medicine delivery platform- PharmEasy dates back to
In this week’s episode of #DamaniTalks I spoke to Kailash Katkar, Founder of Quick Heal a man who built a ₹1800 crore IT security company without a college degree! Kailash created a global empire spread across 60+ countries starting from a small one-room bootstrapped computer repair services company – He has been an inspiration to
Prashant Pitti graduated from IIT Madras worked with HSBC and Capital One in the United States before coming back to India and co-founding EaseMyTrip. in 2008. Initially, a B2B travel brand, EaseMyTrip became a household name in the mid-2010s with its no-fee pricing and superior customer service. EaseMyTrip went public in 2021 at its
Arcatron Mobility builds the next generation of innovative physical aid devices to enhance people’s lives with limited mobility and elderly care needs. Last year Arcatron launched a premium range of products to COVID-protect its customers. The success of this new line has wholly revolutionized the trajectory of the company, with its product consistently featuring at
#DamaniTalks has completed a glorious year! In last week’s #AskMeAnything episode, I answered your queries on the journey of fundraising. From inception to the ups and downs to the teamwork and the moment when it all comes together! Key takeaway’s from the episode What should be the exact time of fundraising? Does the team size
I am a huge believer in the applicability of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the real world. I am incredibly confident that cryptocurrencies will impact the fintech space and a firm believer in the smart contract application of blockchain. However, when I sit in the seat of an investor, I believe that blockchain is witnessing its AI/ML moment. Scores
In this week’s episode of #DamaniTalks we had Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan, General Partner at VenturEast. With over 33+ years of entrepreneurial and investor experience, he has had an impressive journey! VenturEast is one of the longest-standing venture capital fund managers in India, investing since 1997 and managing close to $325+ million. They have 100+ investments
This week on the Damani Talks episode, we had Munaf Kapadia joining us. Munaf is an entrepreneur, writer, digital marketing maverick, and the founder and “Chief Eating Officer” (CEO) at The Bohri Kitchen. Munaf and Nafisa Kapadia have been instrumental in making The Bohri Kitchen a household name. This mother-son duo made Bohri cuisine famous
In these trying times, entrepreneurs are eagerly trying to define the “new normal” for their respective businesses. We have come across numerous queries on the fundamentals of maintaining business continuity in such uncertain times. In this week’s #DamaniTalks #AskMeAnything special episode, I tried to answer as many questions as possible on “How to maintain business
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