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Episode 6: Santosh Panda of Explara : Starting Up Remote, Moonlighting to Scale and 10 Yrs of Inverting the SaaS Curve

Santosh Panda failed twice before starting up with Explara. He started up Explara remotely from London in moonlight mode and bootstrapped it with his earnings till it was sustainable. Explara is a DIY event management platform for professional events that has inverted the SaaS revenue curve by being India First and World Next. With a down to earth attitude and unconventional hiring style, Santosh has built Explara quietly into successful at scale business.

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Episode 5: Arun Prasad D of Flinto Box: Creativity at Scale: 1800 Ways to Drive Kids’ Imagination

Flinto looks like a typical IT company by looks but that is where the similarity stops. Flinto’s one of its kind Kids Learning R&D Lab is where all their concepts and product ideas are tested by the finest – the young kids themselves. What Flinto is doing is fascinating. Flintobox may spawn a whole generation of creative kids and enterprises

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Episode 4: Vaitheeswaran of India Plaza: Experience at Scale: 2 Decades of Innovation and Starting up “Again” with a WTF Drink

The India Plaza story reads like the George Lucas innovation factory having spawned India Plaza, Fabmart and Fabmall, India’s first online and offline grocery businesses. The Offline Grocery business eventually became More which came a full circle after being acquired by Amazon. Vaitheeswaran has started up again, with “Again”Drinks with his previous co-founder – Sundeep. He describes “Again” as a WTF Drink – A Wholesome, Tasty and Filling Drink that’s the world’s first drink to have no added sugar and no preservatives as well as a fantastic shelf life.

Episode 3: Manish Sugandhi of GrabOnRent: Mafia for Scale: Brotherhood to Founders, 85+ Investor Rejections, Renting camping gear and beyond

Brotherhood to Founders, 85+ Investor Rejections, Renting camping gear and beyond. GrabOnRent CEO and Co-Founder Manish Sugandhi talks about his startup journey. From conducting a Tech Fair to founding a UI/UX startup Perdix to eventually starting GrabOnRent with some of his founders from Perdix, Manish discusses it all. Minted from the Flipkart mafia, Manish also discusses how we was able to leverage that network to make GrabOnRent work.

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Episode 1: Krishna Jonnakadla of Mango Mobile TV, Flit and Maharajas of Scale "Bees, Humans and the 4 Minute Mile"

For long, almost everyone has said that it was hard to build big businesses and companies out of India serving the Indian consumer. The Indian market was too complex or the Indian consumer was not a spendthrift and the number of Indian consumers was low. Our Roger Bannisters and bees did not care or know. They went on to build and scale big.