Founders Unfiltered

A Junior VC

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

Ep 71: Zetwerk's $2.6B Story | Building a 20,000 Cr Business
4d ago
Ep 71: Zetwerk's $2.6B Story | Building a 20,000 Cr Business
Join us as we talk to Amrit Acharya, the Co-founder and CEO of Zetwerk about their story.   Meet Amrit Acharya, one of the co-founders of Zetwerk, an India-based online manufacturing platform that connects businesses with manufacturers.  Amrit, along with co-founders Vishal Chaudhary, Srinath Ramakkrushnan, and Rahul Sharma, started Zetwerk in 2018, and it has since become a leading player in the Indian manufacturing industry.  Amrit holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and completed his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business in 2016.  With a wealth of experience working with companies like McKinsey & Company, Monsanto Growth Ventures, ITC Limited, Avaya, and Robert Bosch, Amrit is dedicated to digitizing the manufacturing sector and making it more efficient, accessible, and transparent for businesses of all sizes.   About Zetwerk:  Zetwerk is a B2B manufacturing platform that connects businesses with suppliers to streamline the manufacturing process. The platform provides tools for businesses to manage their orders, track production progress, and collaborate with suppliers. It also allows suppliers to easily manage their orders, inventory, and production schedules  The goal of Zetwerk is to make manufacturing more efficient and cost-effective for both businesses and suppliers by providing a seamless and transparent platform for communication and collaboration  Today Zetwerk manufactures over 9M parts for 1,800 active customers delivering Indian made customer products to over 20 countries
Ep 66: Building Tech Over Two Decades ft. Fractal Analytics
Nov 20 2022
Ep 66: Building Tech Over Two Decades ft. Fractal Analytics
Join us as we talk to Srikanth Velamakanni, the Co-founder, Group Chief Executive & Vice-Chairman of Fractal Analytics about their story.   Srikanth Velamakanni completed his engineering bachelor's degree from IIT Delhi and later pursued an MBA at IIM Ahemdabad. He held positions at ANZ Investment Bank as an associate and ICICI Bank as an assistant manager. He was also a member of the AI Task Force for Defense in India and the co-chair of the NASSCOM BPM Council. Additionally, he served as the chairman of the board for companies like Qure.ai, Crux Intelligence, and FinalMile Consulting, as well as an independent board member for Metro Brands Limited. He co-founded Plaksha University in March 2018 and Fractal Analytics in February 2000, respectively. About Fractal Analytics: Fractal is one of the most prominent players in the artificial intelligence space. Fractal's products include Qure.ai to assist radiologists in making better diagnostic decisions; Crux Intelligence to assist CEOs and senior executives in making better tactical and strategic decisions; Theremin.ai to improve investment decisions; Eugenie.ai to find anomalies in high-velocity data; and Samya.ai to drive next-generation enterprise revenue growth management. Fractal has more than 3,000 employees across 16 global locations, including the United States, UK, Ukraine, India, Singapore, and Australia.   For more visit - https://ajuniorvc.com/podcast/
Ep 64: Building The World's Largest Conversation Media Platform
Oct 9 2022
Ep 64: Building The World's Largest Conversation Media Platform
Founders Unfiltered Ep-64:   Brought to you by the Founders Unfiltered podcast by A Junior VC - Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Aviral and Mazin.   Join us as we talk to Ankit Prasad, the Co-Founder and CEO of Booble AI about their story.   Ankit Prasad is a lifelong entrepreneur, the founder of a tech startup, an advisor and mentor to other tech companies and government bodies, an angel investor, and a public speaker. The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 List recognised him. Besides this, he is also recognised in the "Fortune 40 Under 40" list, "BW 40 Under 40" list, "50 Fabulous Innovative Leaders" list, and as a TEDx Youth Speaker.   Rahul Prasad is the Co-Founder and CTO of Booble AI. He pursued his computer science engineering degree at SMU. He has also been recognised by Fortune India on their 40 under 40 List of 2021 and Entrepreneur India on their Tech25 2021.   About Booble AI: Bobble AI is the world's first Conversation Media Platform. It is transforming the interactions of over 50 million people and counting with expressive and personalised content like stickers, GIFs, and emojis; deep localization with over 100 languages; AI-based contextual recommendations; speech-to-text, and much more! Bobble Indic Keyboard, the company's flagship product, enables real-time content creation and customization using cutting-edge AI technology. The world's best keyboard, in terms of ratings, engagement, and retention.  For more visit - https://ajuniorvc.com/podcast/
Ep 62: Building a Financial Data Company Out of India
Sep 11 2022
Ep 62: Building a Financial Data Company Out of India
Join us as we talk to Abhishek Goyal and Neha Singh, the Co-Founders of Tracxn about their story.   Neha Singh pursued her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in technology from IIT Bombay. Later, in 2014, she completed her MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. She also served as an Associate with the BCG Group and an Investment Analyst with Sequoia Capital.   Abhishek Goyal completed his Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. In the IIT JEE Exam, he received an All India Rank of 60. Later, he served as a software engineer for organisations including Amazon, Yahoo, Andale, and Resume Pro.   About Tracxn: Tracxn is one of the world’s largest platforms for tracking 1.4 million entities through 1,800 feeds categorised across industries, sectors, sub-sectors, geographies, affiliations, and networks globally. It is powered by a unique blend of technical prowess and human analysts that filters through billions of data points to create one of the most useful data intelligence platforms. Tracxn has over 850 customer accounts worldwide, spread over 50 nations, and is backed by investors like Accel Partners and Sequoia. The Tracxn platform is also utilized by several governments, accelerators, incubators, and universities to track innovative businesses and industries. Tracxn has been featured in the Forbes Top 100 Global Analytics Startup List (2015), and Fortune 40 Under 40 (2018). For more visit - https://ajuniorvc.com/podcast/
Ep 58: Building For Bharat ft. Pocket FM
Jul 17 2022
Ep 58: Building For Bharat ft. Pocket FM
Founders Unfiltered Ep-58:   Brought to you by the Founders Unfiltered podcast by A Junior VC - Unscripted conversations with Indian founders about their story and the process of building a company. Hosted by Aviral and Mazin.   Join us as we talk to Rohan Nayak, the Co-Founder of Pocket FM about their story. Rohan completed his high school at DPS, RK Puram in 2010 and graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2014. He later worked for several companies, including Credit Suisse, Cube26, and Paytm.  About Pocket FM: Pocket FM is a personalised vernacular audio streaming service, built with a vision to redefine the OTT space with an audio-first approach. It was launched in September, 2018. Pocket FM is a Series C stage company and has raised US $93.6 million in five rounds and is backed by some marquee investors like Lightspeed, Times Internet, Tanglin Venture Partners, Goodwater Capital, Naver and others.   For more visit - https://ajuniorvc.com/podcast/ About the Hosts : Aviral Bhatnagar is a VC at Venture Highway and is the Founder of A Junior VC. He started the A Junior VC Newsletter in 2018 after observing whitespace in conversations in the Indian Venture ecosystem. He completed his B. Tech from IIT Bombay and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.    Mazin Biviji is a Product Owner at Agoda and a founding member of A Junior VC. He previously worked at Deloitte as a Senior Consultant. He completed his MSE and BSE from the University of Michigan and his MBA from INSEAD.     Join us at https://ajuniorvc.com/community/ to be a part of an exclusive community and grab the opportunity to question and hear our guests live every Sunday. AJVC: https://ajuniorvc.com/