Meet Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, the visionary founder of Upekkha – a startup accelerator with 105 game-changing startups in India and Southeast Asia.
Upekkha’s inaugural cohort has achieved a remarkable milestone, surpassing the $1 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) mark. Out of the first 20 startups in Upekkha’s portfolio, 11 have crossed the $1 million ARR mark, and three have crossed the $5 million ARR mark while remaining profitable. In addition, 20% of the startups in the cohort are experiencing impressive growth rates above 50% year-on-year.
For many entrepreneurs today, the rapidly changing landscape can be overwhelming. With challenges like product-market fit, fundraising, talent acquisition, and scaling, it’s easy to feel like you’re falling behind. That’s where Upekkha comes in, providing founders with the necessary tools, resources, and guidance to overcome these challenges and achieve sustainable growth.
By empowering startups to grow responsibly, Upekkha is helping to create a thriving ecosystem that benefits everyone involved.
Join us as we explore the world of startup acceleration with Prasanna Krishnamoorthy and discover how Upekkha is transforming the future of entrepreneurship in India and beyond.
… Read More Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, Co-Founder, Upekkha, Interview on Building – Value SaaS Accelerator.
Swayam Analytics is a leader in personality assessments that combine Vedic knowledge with modern psychometric methodology.
The founder, Shilpa Datar, has a personal journey of overcoming obstacles and is dedicated to empowering others with mental well-being.
They help individuals find a career path aligned with their skills and interests and assist HR professionals in building high-performing teams. Their assessments provide insights into personality, improve self-awareness, enhance team performance, and aid in effective stress management.
Let’s delve into Shilpa’s journey to better understand.
… Read More Shilpa Datar, Founder, Swayam Analytics Interview on Building Psychometric Assessments Platform for Accurate Hiring.
Zodhya aims to reduce energy bills by up to 30%. Rohith Pallerla and his team are on a mission to disrupt the $2.5 billion Indian industry.
The team, comprised of engineering friends, made the bold decision to forgo placement opportunities and instead contribute to a sustainable future. By doing so, they are helping to create a better future for all!
Join us as we delve into the journey of Rohith Pallerla and his team. Discover how Zodhya is transforming the Indian energy industry. Zodhya’s work is both inspiring and essential.
… Read More Rohith Pallerla, Founder & CEO @ Zodhya Interview On Building AI Tech to Tackle Energy Crisis.
Dhruv’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and purpose. He has always been motivated to create something meaningful that can positively impact people’s lives. From celebrating the small wins to acknowledging the mistakes, he has continued to reinvent himself and evolve as an entrepreneur.
Dhruv’s current venture – Casa- is an innovative model that adds value to society and creates a sustainable and ethical way for individuals to monetise their social media presence while supporting brands they believe in🤝🤝.
Join us as we delve into his journey, uncover the lessons he has learned along the way and learn more about Casa – Helping D2C brands build community.… Read More Dhruv Bhatia, Founder @ Casa, Interview on Helping D2C Startups Grow Their Brand Ambassador Community!
Meet Nilotpal Chanda, Co-Founder of Bluecopa and an experienced leader with a passion for driving growth in technology companies.
Despite graduating in Computer Science, Nilotpal discovered his true calling in sales. He is a growth-oriented leader with over 15 years of experience in building and expanding technology companies and an ISB degree.
Nilotpal shares his insights on how he co-founded Bluecopa, the modern finance operations platform for high-growth companies, in an upcoming interview.… Read More Nilotpal Chanda – Co-Founder @Bluecopa – Interview on Building The Modern Finance Operations Platform.
I would like to introduce you to Sameera Vanekar, an accomplished professional with extensive experience in Marketing. Sameera is an exceptional example of people who are non- IITians or IIMians, yet established themselves as an inspiration for many.
Sameera’s optimization for learning and her inbuilt passion has led her to make visible impacts on her customers’ life through Pathfix – Simplifying integrations for SaaS platforms globally.
Let’s know Sameera in detail in this interview and witness her roller coaster journey.
… Read More Sameera Vanekar – Co-Founder @ Pathfix Interview on Building The No-Code OAuth & API Integration Platform for SaaS!
Sonal is a remarkable woman who wears many hats – a daughter, a mother, an engineer, and now a founder. With Zingg.ai, she has earned herself a reputation as a trailblazer and pioneer in modern data stacking, and her product is a testament to her vision and hard work.
From her early career choices to her latest venture as a founder, Sonal’s journey has been about continuous learning and growth, driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence.
We had the honour of connecting with her as she walked us through her incredible journey to success.… Read More Sonal Goyal – Co-Founder @ Zingg.ai on Building Smart Tools for The Modern Data Stack.
Meet Praveen Singh, a visionary entrepreneur dedicated to putting India on the global map for successful founders. His mission is to help budding entrepreneurs grow and thrive, and he finds nothing more fulfilling than that. Praveen is the founder of 1000 Founders Community, a platform designed to guide and support aspiring entrepreneurs every step of the way.
Praveen is not one to get bogged down by minor details such as grades or impressing the startup community. For him, it’s all about doing what’s right and enjoying the journey. He firmly believes that success and failure are two sides of the same coin and that valuable lessons can be learned from both.
During our conversation with Praveen, we had the privilege of exploring his challenges, opportunities, and vision for 1000 Founders Community in depth.
… Read More Praveen Singh, Founder @ 1000 Founders Community, Interview on Building An Exceptional Founders Peer Group To Achieve PS Fit, PM Fit & Scale!
Meet Nitin Jain, the visionary behind Assert AI, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based video analytics solutions in India. Nitin is passionate about using AI to drive efficiency and data-driven decision-making for his clients in sectors including warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and energy.
With over 15 years of experience in the tech industry, Nitin has a diverse background that includes stints as a consultant, business researcher, and strategic manager at companies such as 2S Consulting, Capgemini and PerkinElmer.
In 2017, he co-founded Assert AI, a software product that could analyse CCTV feeds in real-time and provide valuable insights to businesses across various sectors. Today, he leads a team of 65 people, including 45 AI engineers, and serves a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies in India and North America.
In this interview, Nitin discusses his startup journey, shares his thoughts on AI’s future, and offers valuable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and engineering students.
… Read More Nitin Jain, Co-Founder @Assert AI, Interview On building a Data-Driven Future with AI-Powered Video Analytics Solutions.
Rishabh Srivastava, the co-founder of Defog.ai, is on a mission to democratise data access and analytics.
With a strong foundation in coding and machine learning, he is dedicated to using technology to make data more accessible and valuable for people. This interview will delve into Rishabh’s background and journey to building Defog.ai.
We’ll also explore the company’s vision for enabling data superpowers for everyone and the innovative tools they are developing to make working with data more seamless and efficient.
… Read More Rishabh Srivastava, Co-Founder @Defog.ai, Interview On Building ChatGPT for data embedded in your app!
Meet Rohan, who is trying to revolutionise how businesses use social media to drive sales and engage with customers.
As the co-founder of SpurChat, a social media marketing automation platform, Rohan has developed a suite of tools and strategies that help businesses connect with their audience and turn immediate engagement into sales.
With a strong background in entrepreneurship and a passion for technology, Rohan has built a company that is making waves in the industry and helping businesses worldwide achieve success.
We interview Rohan about his journey as a founder, the challenges and opportunities he’s encountered, and his vision for SpurChat’s future.
… Read More Rohan Rajpal, Co-Founder @ SpurChat Interview On Building A Support and Marketing Automation Platform For Modern Messaging Channels.
Bala Paneerselvam is the co-founder of Zorp, a platform that enables companies to quickly build robust and scalable tools tailored to their specific operations.
With years of experience in the tech industry, including roles at companies like Nokia, Cisco, and PaySense, Bala has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to bring to the table.
In this interview, we will hear more about Bala’s vision for Zorp and how it empowers businesses to streamline their operations and improve efficiency. We will also delve into Bala’s journey as a successful entrepreneur and his insights into the world of startups.
Get ready to learn from one of the leading minds in the tech industry and discover how Zorp is revolutionising the way businesses operate.… Read More Bala Paneerselvam, Co-founder, Zorp, Interview On Building A No-code Operations Platform
Udit Goenka is on a mission to disrupt the SaaS industry by decreasing its high failure rate and increasing the number of successful businesses in the field. Udit has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share about the ins and outs of the SaaS industry, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs.
With over 14 years in the industry, he has built a strong understanding of what it takes for a SaaS company to succeed and is dedicated to helping others do the same through LittleSaaS.
In this interview with Yellow Chapter, Udit discusses his career trajectory, the current state of the SaaS market, and his tips and insights for aspiring founders looking to make their mark in the industry.
From the importance of finding the right ICP to the benefits of bootstrapping, Udit’s insights are not to be missed.… Read More Udit Goenka, Co-founder @ FirstSales, Interview On Building An Email Outreaching Tool.
Pushkar Limaye is the founder of Carnot, a company that offers IoT solutions for tractors in India. With a network of over 25,000 customers, Carnot has effectively utilised social proof and a simple missed call system to generate leads and increase customer acquisition.
In this interview, Limaye discusses the struggles and triumphs of building a brand and marketing story, the significance of work culture and self-care for founders, and the value of adhering to first principles in a startup.
Carnot has established a strong market position through its partnership with Krishi, a brand under the Mahindra Group, and a combination of physical and digital marketing efforts. The company aims to be the most desirable product for India’s 4 million rental entrepreneurs.
Let’s hear more about this innovative product from the founder himself!
… Read More Pushkar Limaye – Founder@Carnot, Interview On Building a Successful IoT Solution for Tractors in India – Making Tractors Profitable!
Innovation is the driving force behind any successful startup, and Tohands is no exception. Founded by Shanmugavadivel, Praveen Mishra, and Sathyam, this dynamic company is making waves in the market with its innovative product.
In this exclusive interview, we sit down with Shanmugam to discuss the journey of building Tohands, the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship, and the industry’s future. Shanmugam generously shares valuable insights and lessons learned throughout the process and offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who aim to impact the world positively.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the interview and learn more about the exciting world of Tohands.… Read More Shanmugavadivel S, Co-founder @Tohands, Interview On Building World’s First Smart Calculator – Calculate. Record. Sync!