Interactive Communities: the next big thing in the creator economy

Community is the latest buzz word in tech. Communities are crowning new influencers, driving Github projects to global adoption, replacing formal education, & propelling D2C brands to tens of …

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How software can lead to improved data privacy (no, really!), and why we are excited about it

Anagh Prasad & Arpit Maheswhari, Jul’21 Over 3 decades since Tim Berners Lee pioneered the world wide web, the internet has changed the way we socialize, work, shop, learn, get entertained, …

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Slintel: Learnings from Building a Data as a Service (DaaS) Business

Our portfolio company Slintel recently closed its Series A round; the round was led by GGV Ventures, with participation from existing investors (us, Accel and Sequoia). We partnered with Slintel …

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Building an Operating System for Enterprise Sales Process – Our Investment in BuyerAssist

Enterprise sales is a journey, not just a transaction. It involves complex project management spread across 100s of emails, telephonic conversations, project management tools and many ad-hoc …

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Decoding Product Marketing for B2B SaaS

It’s safe to say that Indian SaaS companies have started making some waves in the global market in recent times – SaaS revenue for the Indian ecosystem has been pegged at ~$ 3B, growing at …

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Startups must uphold their ESOP promises

At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, my close friend was let go from his position as Vice President at a large, well-funded startup. As a participant in the company’s Employee Stock Option Plan, …

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The Next Decade in Indian Ed-Tech

A lot has been written about the surge in funding in Indian ed-tech – the sector received more than USD 2B in funding in 2020, compared to USD 550M in 2019. However, Byju’s acquisition of …

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Early-stage investing in India: Observations of a one-year old

I made an excited jump into early stage investing on Friday the 13th last December. The 22 year old me devising randomized algorithms in Bharti Building’s labs at IIT Delhi had no idea that his …

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Why digital first consumer brands need to transform themselves into data first consumer brands

Historically, It has been hard to disrupt a consumer brand. Many of the leading consumer brands (either individual or a group) – Coca Cola, L’Oreal, Unilever, P&G, Colgate, Gucci, Nestle, …

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Building Data as a Service (DaaS) Companies: Early Learnings from Our Partnership with Slintel

Sometime in 2017, we had the opportunity to speak with Deepak Anchala, co-founder and CEO of Slintel. Deepak was building a SaaS company in the sales intelligence space. It was early days for him. We …

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Asian Elephants vs American Rabbits

In conversation with Khadim Bhatti, co-founder & CEO of Whatfix

Remote Sales for Global Markets

In conversation with Krish Subramanian, Founder & CEO of Chargebee

Customer Success

In conversation with Sreedhar Peddineni, ex co-founder of Gainsight

Asia Centric GTM – What does it take?

In conversation with Aneesh Reddy, CEO of Capillary Technologies

Building Product Roadmap

In conversation with Rohit Chennamaneni, co-founder of Darwinbox

Revenue Ops

In conversation with Siva Rajamani, CEO of Everstage & ex-head of revenue ops, Freshworks

Solving the Pricing Puzzle

In conversation with Krishna Depura, co-founder of Mindtickle

Demand Generation
In Conversation with Sandeep Nagpal, VP-Global Marketing, Cvent.

Product Marketing.
In conversation with Supriya Goswami VP-Product Marketing, Whatfix.

Building US teams…
In conversation with Umesh Sachdev, Co-Founder and CEO, Uniphore and Vispi Daver, Senior Vice President, Whatfix.

Content Marketing..
In Conversation with Asad Khan, Co-ounder and CEO, Lambdatest and Vipul Gupta, Vice President Marketing, Whatfix

Channels and Alliances..
In conversation with Arpit Ratan, Co-Founder, Signzy and Kushal Nahata
Co-founder and CEO, FarEye

Outbound Demand Gen
In conversation with Deepak Anchala, Founder, Slintel and Ankur Saigal
Co-founder, BambooBox.

  • D2C Dialogues

D2C Dialogues 1: Featuring Limechat
D2C Dialogues 1:
Using tech to acquire and serve customers

D2C Dialogues 2:Influencer Marketing featuring Sarva and One Impression
D2C Dialogues 2:
Influencer Marketing featuring Sarva and One Impression

D2C Dialogues 3: Building Global Brands from India
D2C Dialogues 3:
Building Global Brands from India

D2C Dialogues 4: Leveraging social commerce to scale consumer brands featuring Shop101 and SHEROES
D2C Dialogues 4:
Leveraging social commerce to scale consumer brands featuring Shop101 and SHEROES