INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #15: Vamsi from Vedantu talks about the importance of execution in EdTech

We continue diving deeper into the importance of execution in an early stage startup and how to get it right. We discussed this topic with Srikanth Iyer, co-founder and CEO of HomeLane in Episode #14. In this episode, we dive into the Education industry and look at execution from the lens of an experienced EdTech entrepreneur Vamsi Krishna, Co-founder and CEO of Vedantu.

In the first part of the podcast we dive into the following questions regarding execution in an EdTech startup:

  • Challenges of execution in early days
  • Importance of Minimum Viable Product and speed in execution
  • Focusing on one product and nailing it and the importance of that
  • Customer delight — to get to Product-market fit — what metrics did Vedantu use to achieve this
  • What changes after product-market fit?
  • When do you bring in specialists for specific roles?
  • Role of founders as specialists are brought it to take their roles

In the second part of the podcast, we dive into the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) approach that startups can use to stay focused on what matters for the company in the near to medium term. This methodology is very clearly articulated in the book “Measure What Matters” which is a great read for startups founders.

Measure what matters

  • What are OKRs and why does it matter?
  • How many OKRs at a company level and how do you roll it out?
  • Stretch OKRs vs Committed OKRs
  • What are the benefits of rolling out OKR process?
  • What are the challenges to watch out for?

Next episode will be the last on the series “Importance of execution” and how to get that right as a startup founder. If there is any feedback on this podcast or questions for the next episode, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India


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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #14: Srikanth Iyer (HomeLane) on Execution and the Importance of Uncommon…

We continue the #InsightsPodcastSeries and in this episode, we focus on the importance of Execution and how to get it right in the early stage of a startup. To talk about this important topic, we have Srikanth Iyer a successful serial entrepreneur who has built large companies across multiple industries. Initially in Education with Edurite (sold to Tutorvista/Pearson) and currently founder and CEO of fixed furniture eCommerce startup HomeLane.

Srikanth Iyer — HomeLane and Anand Daniel — Accel

On the first part of the podcast, we discuss the importance of execution and specifically the following topics:

  • What is execution and why is it important?
  • Early days — how to get things started, how to figure out must-haves vs nice-to-haves and focusing on must-haves
  • Speed vs. getting things right — what is more important?
  • Customer delight — to get to Product-market fit — how to go about it?
  • Role of product/tech — how important in early stage vs once you are focusing on scale
  • Launching with a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) and then continue refining the product/tech
  • Why scaling prematurely can hurt your startup?

We also discuss a book that has really inspired Srikanth to deliver outstanding service to his customers. The book is “Uncommon Service” and highly recommended for founders — particularly startups that involve services. Here are some of the key takeaways from the book and we discuss a couple of them in the podcast in the context of Srikanth’s experience.

Uncommon Service — key tenets:

  • Tenet #1: You CANNOT be good at everything — to be great at something its ok to be bad at something else — how do you decide on what to be good at as CEO?
  • Tenet #2: Someone has to pay for it — what does that mean?
  • Tenet #3: It’s not your Employee’s fault — but they are the ones executing?
  • Tenet #4: You must Manage your customers — how do you do that?
  • Tenet #5: Now multiply it all by Culture — talk to us about the importance of this one?

In the next few podcasts, we will dive deeper into the importance of execution and how to get that right as a startup founder. If there is any feedback on this podcast or questions for the next set of episodes, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India


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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #13: 1999 to 2018 — Ashish Hemranjani recaps the BookMyShow journey

In this final episode on fundraising, we hear from a master story-teller — Ashish Hemrajani, co-founder and CEO of BookMyShow, India’s leader in entertainment ticketing.

Ashish recaps his journey from founding the company in 1999 all the way to 2018 and the various phases of the business ups and downs he has seen over this time period.

In particular, we discuss the following topics in great details:

  • Early days of BookMyShow including launching India’s first cash on delivery (COD) service
  • The tough years post the 2001 dotcom bust and how they survived those tough years
  • How to pick your investment partner — and the importance of that in the battle called entrepreneurship
  • How to think through valuation while fundraising
  • Hiring bankers or not while fundraising
  • How to become a good story teller as a founder
  • Difference between building a good company vs a great company
  • Having an empty chair that represents your consumer in every meeting
  • Why Ashish appreciates being known as a mongrel more than being a Unicorn
  • And most importantly how to run this marathon called a startup while still enjoying your life and coming back every Monday energised to build your startup!

Hope this podcast was helpful as you figure out your startup journey . In the next set of podcast episodes, we are going to focus on something Ashish touched upon — the importance of execution and how to get that right as a startup founder. If there is any feedback on this podcast or questions for the next set of episodes, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India


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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #12: Digging deeper into Fundraising with Abhiraj Bhal from UrbanClap

In the last podcast with Abhinav we discussed the key aspects of picking the right investor and also the actual process of fundraising. You can listen to it here.

Today, we are looking at the same topic from an entrepreneurs’ perspective. We are chatting with Abhiraj Bhal, co-founder and CEO of UrbanClap, a path-breaking company in the Home Services space which has grown from zero to over 300K transactions per month in just over 3.5 years and still growing at a phenomenal pace (3–4x per year).

We are again going to divide the topic into two sub-topics — 1) picking who to raise funds from and 2) the process of fundraising. Key topics covered in this short 30 minute podcast are outlined below.

Picking who to raise funds from

  • What are the factors to consider before picking who to raise funds from?
  • How did Abhiraj connect with his Angel Investors and VCs?
  • Importance of having an experienced Angel as an investor
  • Avoidable mistakes while picking your initial source of capital

Tips on the fundraising process

  • How long should someone budget for fundraising?
  • Tips on preparing your investor pitch — the What, How and Why methodology
  • Importance of story-telling as a founder and how to practice that and get feedback
  • Being completely open with the investor and why that is important
  • Best way to connect with the investor
  • Initial pitch to term-sheet — the process from an entrepreneurs’ perspective

In the next episode, we are going to hear from an entrepreneur who is a master at Story-telling — a very essential skill for fundraising as well as for recruiting and retaining employees. If there are any specific questions that are top of mind for you, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India

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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #11: Abhinav Chaturvedi from Accel demystifies fundraising

As a first time startup founder, fundraising can seem overwhelming. Many have gone through the process without too much knowledge about who to raise funds from and how to go about the process — particularly as it relates to the Indian ecosystem.

In this podcast, Abhinav Chaturvedi from Accel demystifies fundraising and addresses most of the questions that are probably going through your mind as a first time founder. Here are the topics covered in this podcast:

Picking who to raise funds from

  • When should you start the fundraising process for your startup?
  • When is it good time to go to an Angel investor vs an institutional investor?
  • What’s the best way to reach your top investor choices?
  • What are the common avoidable mistakes that first time founders do while figuring out who to raise funds from?
  • Different types of companies — B2B vs B2C and any advice on how they should think about funding differently?

Tips on the fundraising process

  • What are the top reasons investors are compelled to invest in a particular startup?
  • What are some of the best pitches Abhinav has heard and funded — what stood out in those pitches?
  • From the first pitch to getting to a term-sheet —what to expect, what happens behind the scenes in a VC fund?
  • What are the common avoidable mistakes that first time founders do in the fundraising process?

In the next two episodes, we are going to hear from a couple of entrepreneurs who have gone through this fundraising process a few times and tips from them for a first time founder. If there are any specific questions that are top of mind for you, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India

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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #10: From Coverfox to Acko, Varun Dua recounts how they are disrputing…

In a startup ecosystem that runs on a culture of “move fast and break things,” Varun Dua took the path less traveled to establish Coverfox in 2011, an online insurance aggregator platform . Seven years down the line, we look back at his startup journey and the lessons he learned from plunging into the Indian insurance market as an entrepreneur. We also learn more about his newest venture: Acko, a general insurance company developing an innovative, more efficient age of insurance.

Though Varun only fell into insurance coincidentally, he was quickly sucked into its world and discovered everything about the market’s complex inner workings. Then it wasn’t long before the itch to startup got to him. In his own words, “I started off not really clear about what I wanted to do, but I definitely didn’t want to do what I was doing.”

Varun therefore talks to us about how he identified his vision, and in true startup fashion, the critical ways he pivoted his initial idea to solve more imperative problem statements. What originally started as a B2B software service company for insurance providers grew into Coverfox. Through tedious market research, many hours of fine tuning, and a hasty wake-up call about his technical understanding of product management and process development, Varun changed the way insurance works in India’s ecosystem.

His Coverfox journey was all about asking the important questions that providers and aggregators simply weren’t addressing. For example, do we really want our customer to go down to their car park, unlock their car, open their glove box, find their soon-to-expire car insurance policy, and log back onto the website, just to enter their policy’s expiration date into a field on our online questionnaire? We are sure you are tired just reading that sentence, which is why Varun streamlined this process to make closing a deal faster and simpler. It is no wonder then that Coverfox has become one of the leading online aggregators in India. More importantly, Varun gained a better appreciation for business processes and product management — two aspects he advises all startup founders to pay attention to, especially if they are eventually interviewing product managers only to have no idea what questions to ask. (True story! Hear it directly from Varun.)

This is what makes his journey into the nitty gritty world of insurance as a provider with Acko so important to him. He first sought to turn the insurance market on its head — but you can’t add a new coat of paint and expect the building to suddenly become brand new; You’ve got to change the rails and the plumbing too. “And if you really want to change the plumbing, you’ll have to start manufacturing it,” he states. Thus, he established Acko, an effortless way to find insurance, because it goes where the consumer goes, whether that’s Amazon.in or the Ola app. Join us on the latest INSIGHTS podcast as Varun discusses how he responded to those crucial questions, his product-market fit research process, and the key takeaways from his journey at Coverfox that all those looking to startup should know.

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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #9:Living the Experience with Myntra’s Mukesh Bansal

Subrata Mitra, Mukesh Bansal with Anand Daniel during the podcast.

In 2007, Myntra founder Mukesh Bansal left California for India after spending ten years building his career in Silicon Valley. Accompanied only by the ambition to make his startup vision a reality and the unwavering conviction that India Shining was a truth about to be realised, he took the plunge. This week, we take a look at how Myntra took India’s e-commerce fashion market by storm and learn more about Bansal’s newest venture, CureFit.

Once Bansal arrived in India, his team referred him to Subrata Mitra, one of our founding partners at Accel. He easily piqued Mitra’s interest; “What was very interesting was the big commitment to come back [to India], and the second thing was [that] he was willing to put in his own money,” said Mitra. A startup founder unwilling to wait for investors was just as rare then as it is today. Therefore, the deal was closed and the cheque deposited. It was time to get to work.

Since then, Myntra has been numerous things. A personalised product company. A sports apparel firm. A travelling mall kiosk (yes, really). So what was the entrepreneurial journey that led to the Myntra that we have all come to know, browse endlessly, and love today? It took many a market pivot, a whole lot of patience, good ol’ commitment — and a lonely walk in a shopping mall. Trust us, this is a story you’ll want to hear because it truly goes to show that inspiration can strike at any moment.

Following Myntra’s success, Bansal planned to take a six-month vacation… Only to return less than a month later with an idea for a brand new venture: CureFit. After surveying the health and fitness market, he recognised its key issues and is now transforming the industry by bringing it to the 21st century.

Like many of us, you’re probably wondering how Bansal generates such innovative yet essential products. As Mitra puts it, “If you don’t live the experience, it’s not authentic.” Since 2007, Bansal has dedicated his career towards building brands with authenticity. In this podcast, live the experience with Bansal and delve into his entrepreneurial journey; from combining Myntra’s fashion and tech DNA, to why culture is such a vital aspect of any company, unearth his perspective about the critical influence of timing, market positioning, branding, and mergers. All before learning about Bansal’s newest venture, CureFit, and how it is revolutionising the health and fitness market in India today.

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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #8:Finding the Perfect Product-Market Fit

Subrata Mitra, one of the founding partners of Accel, has been a part of (and has even helped design and engineer) the startup ecosystem in India as it stands today. This week, we take a look at his exciting, ten-year-long journey as a hands-on investor. From the gaming industry to the fashion e-commerce market, Mitra has a world of knowledge to share.

Discussing how to find the perfect product-market fit, Mitra says, “If there is one customer who has a need that you can satisfy, that’s where you begin the product-market fit. Identify that one customer or company.” The problems, then, only arise when an entrepreneur attempts to scale. And trust us, Mitra has a lot to say about scaling; Behind every successful, groundbreaking project that seems like common sense now, exists a fair share of research, trial-and-error, and even failed attempts.

Whether it was Myntra’s initial stages: personalised mugs with your photo on them, or the very beginnings of Common Floor as a community-creation platform, finding the perfect product-market fit and its appropriate scalability model has always been a fruit of research and development. Like Myntra and Common Floor, you’ll be surprised to find out where and how some of India’s most prosperous startups, such as MuSigma and Virident, actually began. All this, right from someone who was on the ground, learning about the market, and influencing each company’s decisions.

Subrata also shares some valuable insight into the qualities of an entrepreneur who can turn a synergetic product-market fit into a scalable and monetizable venture. “There are outward facing and inward facing entrepreneurs,” Mitra says.

“There are a certain set of people who solve hard problems better and are also good entrepreneurs.” Could you be one of those “certain people” in the industry today? Well, if you’ve got the characteristics that Mitra identifies, that may be a possibility.

We also hear from one of Subrata’s early portfolio founders Mukesh Bansal, who spent ten years in Silicon Valley working for startups there. After quitting his job and moving from Chicago to the Bay Area in California, Bansal “bounced around, sleeping on friends’ couches” just so that he could learn more about startups. Well, today, as the founder of two successful startups Myntra and now Curefit, we think his plan definitely played out well. Not that you should be bumming off your friends as a startup founder, but listening to Bansal’s advice will certainly help. All this and more on this weeks #InsightsPodcast.

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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #7: Anjana Reddy — What’s Right About WROGN?

Anjana Reddy and Anand Daniel after the podcast.

“You can’t get bigger than Messi,” Anjana Reddy says. Less than two weeks ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Reddy, founder of Indian fashion company Universal Sportsbiz Private Limited (USPL), reflects on her entrepreneurial journey from a sports e-commerce brand to a national fashion industrialist.

A sports fanatic and forward-looking business mogul, Reddy left her town in Hyderabad to attend university in the US, where she discovered something she had never seen before in the Indian market: Dogs wearing team jerseys at sporting events. Well, everyone wearing team jerseys – and drinking from team-branded beer mugs. At pep rallies, football games, and after-parties, every single attendee had a way to let you know exactly which team they were supporting. That’s when she struck gold and decided to combine her two favourite things.

With India’s craze for the game – whether that’s cricket, football, or entertainment – Reddy decided to bring the business model to India in early 2012 through Collectabillia.com, a celebrity-based e-commerce merchandise and memorabilia brand. For this brand, she signed legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and Rajnikanth. In 2014, she even managed to sign Lionel Messi right before he played the World Cup (despite a run-in with the Spanish Embassy; you’ll have to hear her story to believe it).

After her initial success, she developed her business even further, scaling it to include women’s fashion and youth-oriented clothing in both online and offline markets with WROGN and Imara. Though she was unfamiliar with the clothing industry, one of the oldest trades in the country, she spent nights studying the entire process from yarn to final product at factories, and analysed the market for years in order to position her brand effectively.

USPL is a lesson in market disruption, customer valuation, and how a little entrepreneurial drive can make a world of difference. Join us as Reddy, now on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, discusses the importance of market analysis, distribution, and funding.

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INSIGHTS Podcast Series — #6: Market Opportunities — The TaxiForSure Case Study

Every entrepreneur has gone through the dilemma of quitting a well paying, full-time job and starting up. It is not as easy as it sounds and requires much thought before taking the plunge. In this episode we chat with Raghu, co-founder of TaxiForSure on his journey with TaxiForSure and particularly the early days and how they went about evaluating the market opportunity


Is The Opportunity Real?

Raghunandan G (Raghu), founder and former CEO of TaxiForSure (TFS) was struck with the idea of starting a local car rental service. It was all about solving the issue of booking cabs for the masses in India.

Recalling these early days, Raghu says, “When me and Aprameya (his co-founder) came together, we were both working in our respective companies. We were getting paid well, and I used to be a consultant and Aprameya used to handle business development. We got the idea in 2010, but we didn’t quit our jobs and were still having second thoughts about why no one else had implemented this idea.”

The problem was quite evident in front of the founders: the difficulty of booking a cab. However, they wanted to be entirely sure about addressing the right issue.

“Before we moved ahead with the plan, we decided to do a survey. We went around asking people on how they were finding cabs, was it easy for them, were they happy with it. We asked people who were frequent flyers, people near shopping malls, and other people who were regularly commuting. We garnered around 2000+ responses and from the feedback, we got to know that 92% of the people were not happy with the existing cab solutions and that is when we realised that it was a good problem to solve,” adds Raghu.

However, it was still a long road before they could implement the solution. They got in touch with people who had given them feedback and presented them the solution – only as a PowerPoint presentation – and they loved it. They did this to build their conviction, and once they had that, they quit their jobs and started giving life to the plan.

When Opportunity Knocks…

Being an entrepreneur means being open to opportunities, but one also has to be sure that the opportunity exists in the market. For Raghu, it was about being convinced enough to jump into the market because the opportunity cost was significantly high. “This is why we did that survey and later presented people with the solution. Then we looked at Justdial for the number of cab aggregators and made calls to figure out how many people would respond. In a city like Bangalore, there were 1,200 taxi operators, on an average each one of them had 10 cabs, and they used to do maximum 2 or 3 rides a day. The cab guys were unhappy because they were not getting enough pay, the customers were unhappy because they were not getting cabs. The market structure was in such a shape that none of the parties were happy.”

However, that was not the only problem. The cabs were never present where the customers needed them, and no customers when the cabs were free. The customers’ dependency on the operators to get in touch with the cabs was posing a problem. As a result, the operators would mostly be busy, and the customers would have to wait for a long time till they would be able to get through to talk to the operators. Raghu observed this scenario in the market and realised the opportunity.

When they started in 2010, many other services like Uber, Hailo, MyTaxi etc., were also starting up around the same time, across the world. However, the concept was relatively new in India. Raghu saw this as an opportunity, and he thought that being a cab aggregator would be a unique edge for their business model.

Is it a Large Opportunity?

Raghu and team looked at both supply and demand side and understood the size of the opportunity. They were able to size the number of cabs available (supply) by looking at data such as number of taxi operators and commercially licensed cabs in Bangalore and then across the country.

On the Demand side, based on their surveys and also looking at data such as number of travellers to/from airports (since cabs to airports is a key market segment), they were able to estimate the size of the demand.

“We picked up the taxi operator services in Justdial and figured out what is the average number of cabs that they have, how many were shared, how many were registered with RTO? Then we looked at the supply and the money they were making and estimated how much they could make. We also looked at the flight frequency and the demand of cabs towards the airport. After all that was done, we decided to measure and figure out if we could solve this mismatch and realised that we could.” adds Raghu.

Based on their estimates, it was a large enough market opportunity across the country and all they had to do was to build the technology enabled marketplace to connect the demand and supply purely through aggregation without having to own any cabs.

Relevance of the Business Model

Picking the right business model that can scale is very key. TFS once they concluded they wanted to be an aggregator of cabs could have gone with either working directly with the cab drivers or with taxi fleet operators. They picked working with operators as their model for a few reasons:

  • Taxi fleet operators had majority of market share not only in Tier I but also Tier II cities compared to individual taxi driver/owners.
  • These Taxi operators had anywhere from a few cars to tens of cars and there were about 1200+ operators in Bangalore alone
  • And as operators make more money (with better matching of supply and demand by TaxiForSure) they were able to buy more cabs to deploy into the system
  • And TFS did not have to worry about security and maintenance of the cab or professionalism of the drivers since the operators were able to handle this

The operator led business model led TFS to focus on its core technology and building the marketplace and more on the demand side since the operator model was able to bring enough supply of cabs into their system.

Market is the Best Teacher

Raghu is also a firm believer that the market is the best teacher for startups. The sooner you learn, the sooner you will scale. “The market teaches everybody, if you are a great team then you will learn a bit sooner, if you are a good team you will learn it and if you are a bad team then you will be the one who learned last.”

He believes that their openness towards the teachings of the market helped TaxiForSure in disrupting it. Once you have an insight, it is essential to experiment with the solutions. The rest can be learned from the market.

“Entrepreneurs, if you are agile, you are smart, and you really don’t have to figure out the solution. You have to figure out the problem, start with a solution and the market will teach you the rest,” adds Raghu about how to take a lesson or two from the market.

Competition: There is no fun in flying solo

While it is the best thing for any entrepreneur to have a competitive advantage in the market, it’s no fun being the one and only company in a space. Entrepreneurs should realise that competition is always healthy and it helps you grow, learn and innovate.

Raghu describes competition as the “best thing to ever happen.” He credited competition for the growth of TaxiForSure and felt that the competition in the market led to the increased usage in taxis. “Competition is the biggest thing that has really happened, if not for that we would not have grown the way we did. We were extremely agile because of the competition,” he adds.

Some Advice For Entrepreneurs

As a entrepreneur, who exited his business successfully and now an active angel investor, Raghu has a few tips for first time founders:

  • Be Close to the Market: Talk to as many people as possible in the market (actual supply, demand, etc.) to really understand the market
  • Don’t hire from the industry: Especially if you are trying to disrupt an industry using technology, avoid hiring from the industry (since they might be stuck to the ideas of the incumbent)
  • Focus is key: Focus on one core problem at the seed stage. During Series A stage, focus on scaling to multiple markets. Only post Series B, when you have established yourself as a brand in the core space, do you look for adjacencies.
  • Let it Go: As entrepreneurs, one of the most important things is the hard and tough call of letting go of certain people. However, these are the calls they have to take, primarily if it is affecting the business. Another aspect of letting go, is letting go of certain responsibilities to more capable people who you can hire in — the specialists. He added, “You have to become the jockey, not the horse.”
  • Ability to say no: Learning to say no as an entrepreneur is very key — to employees, to investors, to the Board — are all critical and figuring out what things to say “No” to is essential for the success of a startup

In conclusion, Raghu had one last advice for entrepreneurs and founders, especially first-timers — focusing on the core. “Focus on your core and hit it out of the park, be very nimble, be very agile.”


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