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Founders Unfiltered

Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Aviral and Mazin.

Podcast available on: Spotify, Google, Pocketcast, Apple, JioSaavn Video conversations available on Youtube.

EP 75: Improving How People Experience Work ft. Soroco

Rohan is an accomplished entrepreneur and computer scientist who is best known for founding the technology company Soroco. Born in 1983, Rohan Murty is the son of N.R. Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of the Indian multinational corporation Infosys. Rohan Murty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University. He later went on to obtain a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University, where he specialised in “Opportunistic Wireless Network Architectures”. He also worked as a research intern with Caltech and Microsoft. In 2010, Rohan Murty founded Soroco, a company that develops and implements automation solutions for various industries. Apart from his work at Soroco, Rohan Murty is also an author and philanthropist. He has authored several books, including a translation of the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. He has also established the Murty Classical Library of India, a project that aims to translate and publish classical Indian literature. Rohan Murty’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation have made him a leading figure in the technology industry. His contributions to the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning have helped shape the way businesses operate and have set the stage for future advancements in the field.

About Soroco: Soroco’s mission is to enable organizations to enhance how teams experience work and drive higher productivity by scaling empathy through Scout work graph. Today, teams spend over 60% of the workday on unstructured interactions across emails, documents, and custom applications – outside of ERP, CRM, and other systems of records. This massive enterprise data is untapped and undocumented. Our flagship product Scout, powered by the work graph, provides near real-time, structured insights into this last mile of manual digital work and helps enterprises accelerate their transformation journey. Unlike traditional solutions, the “work graph” provides a single source of truth. We are a deep tech company with ~40 patents. We have operations across the USA, Europe, UK, Singapore & India, with a roster of Fortune 500 customers across 30 countries. Visit to learn how we help teams discover their work graph.

Editing credits: Neel, Sweta, Ayush

Ep 74: Haptik’s AI Journey

Aakrit Vaish holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which he completed in 2008. Following his graduation, he gained valuable experience by working with renowned companies such as Motorola and Deloitte in the Bay Area. In 2011, Aakrit joined Flurry Inc., where he served as the Director of Global Business Operations and India, playing a pivotal role in the company’s success.   In the years that followed, Aakrit went on to co-found several companies, including and Interakt. He also served as a managing partner for Peercheque and as an advisory board member for H2 (, where he shared his expertise and insights with fellow entrepreneurs.  In July 2013, Aakrit co-founded Haptik, a groundbreaking conversational AI platform that has revolutionized the way businesses engage with their customers. As the company’s CEO, Aakrit has been instrumental in driving its growth and success by building a team of talented professionals and leading the development of cutting-edge technology.  

About Haptik: Haptik is a prominent conversational AI platform that helps brands create engaging and personalized experiences for users across 20 channels and 100+ languages. By using cutting-edge AI technology, Haptik enables brands to design delightful experiences that improve conversion rates throughout every stage of the customer journey.  With a vision to create the most compelling conversational commerce platform of the 21st century, Haptik has established itself as a leader in the industry. The company has a global presence with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Singapore and boasts an impressive client roster that includes KFC, Whirlpool, Starhub, HP, Reliance Jio, CEAT, Disney Hotstar, OLA, and Zurich Insurance, among others.  Haptik’s Conversational Commerce platform has received widespread recognition and acclaim from leading industry experts, including Gartner, G2, Opus Research, and many others, who have hailed the company as a category leader in the space. Through its innovative technology and commitment to excellence, Haptik is poised to continue driving growth and success for its clients well into the future.

Editing credits: Neel, Sweta, Ayush

Ep 73: Democratising Education ft. Propelld

Victor Senapaty is a highly acclaimed Indian entrepreneur and the founder of Propelld, a groundbreaking startup that provides assistance to students in securing education loans for higher studies. He earned his bachelor’s degree in technology from IIT Madras, and his MBA from the esteemed University of Delhi’s Faculty of Management Studies. Prior to founding Propelld, Victor served as a senior analyst for Deutsche Bank and also co-founded the StockUpp app. His experience and expertise in the finance and technology domains, coupled with his vision and passion, led him to establish Propelld in August 2016.

About Propelld: Propelld is an innovative startup based in India that aims to revolutionize the education loan industry. The company was founded in August 2016 by Victor Senapaty, a renowned Indian entrepreneur with a background in finance and technology. Propelld provides a platform that offers hassle-free, digital loan processing to help students secure education loans for higher studies. The company’s vision is to make education accessible to all, and its innovative approach has helped thousands of students in India to fulfill their dreams of higher education. Propelld’s dedication to leveraging technology to solve real-world problems has made it a trusted and reliable name in the education financing space.

Editing credits: Neel, Sweta, Ayush

Ep 72: Loadshare’s $300M Journey | Leaving being a McKinsey Partner to Start

Raghuram Talluri is a highly accomplished and visionary entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of LoadShare Networks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Later on, he pursued his master’s degree from IIM-L. Prior to co-founding LoadShare Networks, Raghuram held several senior leadership positions at well-known companies like McKinsey & Company and Myntra, where he was instrumental in driving growth and innovation.

About LoadShare Networks: Loadshare Networks is a technology driven new-age logistics company. They are building an asset light integrated logistics network stitching together SMEs in the logistics sector using a proprietary technology platform. It is co-founded by Raghuram Talluri (CEO, ex-Myntra, McKinsey), Pramod Nair (CTO, ex-Freecharge, Snapdeal, MartMobi), and Rakib Ahmed (Co-Founder, ICICI, Lunate Technologies). The company offers a suite of solutions that are designed to streamline logistics operations, reduce costs, and increase efficiency. LoadShare Networks leverages advanced algorithms and big data analytics to provide real-time visibility into supply chain operations, enabling businesses to make informed decisions and improve their performance. With a team of seasoned professionals and a commitment to excellence, LoadShare Networks is poised to continue its rapid growth and solidify its position as a leader in the industry. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, LoadShare Networks can help you achieve your logistics goals and drive success for your company.

Editing credits: Neel, Sweta, Ayush,Aditya