The UpstreamLife

Vishal Krishna

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Episodes

The TDK Ventures "Goodness" & its deeptech mission in India: in-conversation with Nicolas Sauvage
Feb 5 2024
The TDK Ventures "Goodness" & its deeptech mission in India: in-conversation with Nicolas Sauvage
In this episode we talk with the President of TDK Ventures, Nicolas Sauvage, who has been at the forefront of discovering entrepreneurs making impact in the climate-tech industry with the power of hardtech and deeptech. In this episode discover what TDK Ventures intends to do for India's deeptech community. Deeptech is combining the hard work at the atoms level with the power of algorithms and software to help humanity in a new journey towards energy storage, battery recycling, air-taxis, green hydrogen, electric vehicles and digital transformation. Their investments in AutoFlight (https://autoflight.com/en/), pH7 Technologies (https://ph7technologies.ca), Verdagy (https://verdagy.com), AM Batteries (https://am-batteries.com), Ascend Elements (https://ascendelements.com) and many others is testimony to their commitment to the global deeptech community of entrepreneurs.In India they have invested in Exponent Energy (https://www.exponent.energy), Fasal (https://fasal.co) and (https://www.infinite-uptime.com/). If you are a scientist or a deeptech business in India you must not miss this episode with Nicolas if you want to understand the TDK Goodness. 00:00 - Introduction to the TDK Goodness.00:50 - Investing in deeptech - innovations in materials science.01:41 - Atoms level innovation combined with software.02:55 - Nicolas love for deeptech - the TDK Ventures thought process.04:39 - Scaling deeptech businesses and the role of VCs & CVCs.05:36 - TDK & TDK Ventures - the history of a deeptech enterprise.06:35 - Investing in entrepreneurs contributing to the future of humanity.11:00 - Challenger Technologies and the business of deeptech. 13:30 - Green energy and energy storage in the years to come.16:03 - Green hydrogen and its opportunities in India.17:17 - TDK Ventures mission in India & it wants to meet scientists.19:55 - Backing scientists and scaling a deeptech venture.24:10 - What are a Challenger Technologies?27:10 - Generative AI and its impact.27:30 - Investing in Groq,  https://chat.groq.com/ [chat.groq.com]28:26 - Entrepreneurs going beyond the "Jugaad" mindset.30:03 - Needing those exits in deeptech to inspire people.32:09 - Nicolas and the TDK Ventures team.33:33 - https://www.tablegroup.com/product/dysfunctions/Thanks for Listening! Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or Find us on YouTube
Analysing 10 years of govt performance & the interim Budget 2024: Startups, tech, taxes & innovation
Feb 2 2024
Analysing 10 years of govt performance & the interim Budget 2024: Startups, tech, taxes & innovation
In this episode we bring you BCL India's partner Pavan Sharma who will talk about the interim #Budget2024. He will tell us about taxes, money, tech and the performance of the economy while we balance to support the poor and support the exuberance of a youthful nation. BCL India is an audit, compliance and financial transformation firm based in Bengaluru.00:00 - Introduction to the episode03:12 - What is the interim budget?04:46 - Your taxes remain the same & availing benefits.06:44 - Rationalising taxes to protect the poor & support business.09:00 - High taxes versus govt services delivered, private services being expensive.11:37 - India does not have a lot of money to play with.12:01 - Fiscal deficit to govt debt - how India is moving to the future.14:00 - MSME recovery and economy’s revenue and expenditure.20:36 - The corpus of Rs 1 lakh crore for innovation & R&D22:00 - The reason for using words like Deep Tech in the budget.25:00 - The dilemma of running India with subsidies - good and bad.28:00 - Individual taxes , old regime versus the new regime.32:10 - Looking at the Prime Minister’s Yojana schemes.33:00 - Analyzing the government’s performance in direct transfer of subsidies and managing Covid-19.34:58 - Analysing the last ten years.37:34 - Managing automation and technology while uplifting the poor and the salaried.38:29 - We should manage our education better, only 40 percent of rural school kids can read.41:15 - Why communities are important in India?42:14 - The rise of the startup community.44:50 - Rise in EPF payments, which means new companies are being created.47:03 - India will grow on a smaller base with very little money to play with.Thanks for Listening! Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or Find us on YouTube