The story of Vedantu is a heady mix of grit, determination and conviction. The Bangalore based startup, which raised almost 200 million in 9 rounds, has had a journey and a story that will definitely inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. The startup witnessed 4.5x to 5x growth in the last financial year on each of its core metrics. And the growth trajectory has been rocketing upwards with 12x to 15x growth in the past 2 years. But how did it get here? In this candid conversation with Anand Daniel, Vamsi Krishna, co-founder and CEO, talks about the unseen struggles of an entrepreneur and what it took to make Vedantu what it is today.
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1:59 The pandemic, struggles that came with it, and the spirit of Vedantu.
5:00 On Vedantu’s growth last year and the numbers
7:40 On people management during the crisis, and how everyone rose to the challenge
10:38 Vamsi’s childhood and the road to IIT Bombay
17:00 How Lakshya was born in Barnala, Punjab
23:00 On exiting Lakshya and how that felt
24:00 The beginning of Vedantu – The idea of impact at scale
26:00 Vedantu’s journey to PMF
29:20 On mistakes made, and the struggles of 2015 and 2017
32:30 Letting go of people, and what that meant to Vamsi
34:45 The low points at Vedantu and how Vamsi coped with everything
45:40 On to hyperscale and the challenges that came with it
49:40 “Just be there, and things will happen”
55:10 What this Vamsi would tell a younger Vamsi