I am personally a big fan of podcasts. They are very convenient to get my daily dose of inspiration — especially when I’m working out or commuting. Over the years, I have been listening to a bunch of different podcasts but a few of them have been extremely helpful.
This got me thinking why not a podcast aimed at first time entrepreneurs in India — INSIGHTS Podcast Series is aimed at this target audience. The goal is to bring them up to speed on common issues that first time founders face and to help them avoid known mistakes on their entrepreneurial journey.
There are some amazing podcasts already available that I highly recommend founders to listen. Some that I listen to regularly are:
Reid Hoffman’s — Masters of Scale
Y-Combinator’s — Startup School Radio
NPR’s — How I Built This
But, none of these are focused on Indian entrepreneurs. Many lessons from the podcasts above are very much applicable to entrepreneurs globally, but there are some nuances of each geography. The aim of our Insights Podcast Series is to address some of those issues that are more specific to India more sharply and to bring out stories from Indian founders and investors so that its more relatable for Indian founders.
We have kicked of the series with a chat with my partner Shekhar Kirani that you can listen to here:
We have covered the topic of “A good founding team” in this episode and over the next couple of episodes, we will hear on the same topic from Rajesh Yabaji (co-founder and CEO of Blackbuck) and Sriharsha Majety (co-founder and CEO of Swiggy).
Over the next few months, we plan to cover common topics that are top of mind for most first time founders. For each of these topics, we will hear from an experienced investor on their perspective and then from one or two founders on the same topic. Some of the topics we plan to cover are: product-market fit, various aspects of the market opportunity, growth phase of the startup, building successful teams, fundraising and exiting startups — just to name a few.
We would love to hear from you on what topics, as an Indian founder, is top of mind for you, that you would like us to cover through the INSIGHTS Podcast Series. Please share those topics as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India