Founders Unfiltered

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

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Ep10: Building a Rocketship

Kevin is the Co-founder and co-CEO of Gojek. In just a few years, he helped to build Indonesia’s first decacorn. Kevin joined Gojek as CFO of the company in 2014 but as the company grew, his role evolved. Gojek grew like crazy – 100% month over month for a 12 month period. Few people have experienced that kind of hypergrowth.

Join us as we talk to Kevin about how we built the rocketship and what he learned on his incredible entrepreneurial journey.

Ep9: The Startup Hustle

The latest episode of the Founders Unfiltered podcast

Kush is the founder of FamPay. He started his company while he was still in college. He built FamPay with sheer determination and hustle. Today, just a year after Kush graduated from college, FamPay brings cashless convenience to millions of teens and their parents.

Join us as we talk to Kush about his incredible entrepreneurial journey.

Ep8: Thinking Big

Ankur is the Co-founder and CEO of Nuclei. He has founded a successful restaurant chain and was part of the founding team of Tapzo a venture-backed startup that exited to Amazon. He first learnt to think bigger when he moved to Mumbai to study engineering, well before starting his entrepreneurial journey and he kept thinking bigger at each step in his professional life.

Join us as we talk to Ankur about his entrepreneurial journey and the value of think big.

Ep7: Learning to Scale

RainCan, now called BB Daily, started off as hyper-local grocery delivery but it really took off due to a freak incident. The milkman in his colony went away, so Abhijeet decided to offer milk delivery as an experiment. He realized that even though milk is a low margin product it was the start of a relationship with his customers. He could then sell other products to customers once they knew that RainCan would be at their doorstep every day with the milk.

Today, BB Daily has over 2,500 employees serving more than 3 lakh subscribers per day! Join us as we talk to Abhijeet about how he built and scaled the company. 

Ep6: People Build Companies

Varun first started playing poker in his college. After graduating, he worked in a variety of roles and continued playing poker online. As his love for poker grew he realized that there is an opportunity to create a better poker playing experience. In just 3 years, he built one of India’s largest poker platforms. Join us as we talk to Varun about his journey and the importance of finding the right people to build his company.

Ep5: Go to Market

Sanchit started his company in 2013, right after he graduated from college. Today, Townscript is a market leader that operates in several countries helping event organizers issue 3M+ tickets per year. Join us as we talk to Sanchit about his journey and how he built the Townscript marketing machine.

According to Sanchit, anyone who is starting an internet company should check out Moz’s guide to SEO and the HubSpot inbound marketing course.

Ep4: Building for Bharat

Anuradha started her business as a hobby, teaching people English from Hindhi through simple animations on a Facebook page. Today, Multibhashi has over 1M+ downloads on the play store and offers a variety of service in 10+ languages. Join us as she reflects on her journey and talks about how to build for Bharat, specifically the lower-income but higher volume segment of society which is just starting to come online.

We conclude the episode by talking to Rohan who is launching his MVP – Reezy: A payments platform to make renting easier for both landlords and tenants

Ep3: Building for space

Rohit and his company Trancelestial are using lasers to transmit data. Building a deep-tech company can be really challenging but for those that can get it off the ground, it can be extremely rewarding both intellectually and financially. Join us as Rohit talks about his journey and the challenges he encountered, the incentives for deep-tech founders and why this is such a huge opportunity.

We conclude the episode by talking to Akshay who is launching his MVP – Stoquity: A fantasy stock trading game that rewards learning.

Ep2: Crafting a Delightful Customer Experience

Neerav had the idea for his business several years before he actually launched it. His start-up journey began with simple but effective advice – talk to customers and validate assumptions. An idea that is still crucial to the company today and an integral part of their continuous pursuit to delight customers.

We conclude the episode by discussing a listener’s business idea and with that example, shed some light on how to implement this idea of validating assumptions in a B2B setting.

Ep1: The Founding Team

Realising firsthand how difficult it was to meet and connect with people offline, Suyash and Siddharth, his batchmate from college started MyScoot by hosting a party for 15 people at their house. Join us, as Suyash reflects on the transition from the corporate world to a startup, the challenges of building a company and the constantly evolving roles and relationships amongst the founding team.

We conclude the episode by introducing the final segment and invite listeners to submit their startup ideas and MVP plans.