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USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham breaks down the biggest tech news stories of the week with a panel of tech insiders. The hour-long podcast is focused on the consumer, and how the latest gadget or new app will affect your life, in clear, conversational and understandable language. New episodes are posted every Friday. http://talkingtechpodcast.usatoday.com Jefferson Graham is a tech columnist for USA TODAY and also hosts the #Talking Tech video and audio series for USA TODAY. http://jeffersongra ...
 
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In the first episode of Our D2C segment on Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Shashank Mehta, Founder & CEO at The Whole Truth Foods. They talk about how the brand was born digitally and what was it named initially. Shashank tells us about his journey, when did the startup bug hit him first, the motivation behind building 'The Whole Trut…
 
On Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Vijay Prateik, Founder & CEO at deMITasse Energies. Vijay talks to us about coming from a naval background, his family having huge respect for Science and Technology, and wanting to be an Aero engineer but ending up being an electronic engineer. He tells us about his journey and experience at startin…
 
On Shunya One this week Shilditya and Amit are joined by Divya Jain & Arihant Jain, Co - Founders at Seekho. They talk about the journey of building Seekho, what were the reason behind it and how they plan to solve India's employability. Divya tells us about identifying high demand sector which have massive demand for skilled talent, why they are t…
 
This week on #ShunyaOne, Host Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya and Amit Doshi are joined by Suumit Shah, Founder & CEO - Dukaan where they discuss how Dukaan makes the digital experience seamless for small scale businesses and much more! They talk about the origin story of Dukaan and the motivation behind it, the current trends in the eCommerce industry in…
 
This week on #ShunyaOne, Host Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya and Amit Doshi are joined by Sanjeev Barnwal - Founder and CTO - Meesho where they discuss the business as well as the tech side of Meesho and much more! They begin the conversation on the origin story and vision behind Meesho, the current trends in the P2P market, inventory perspective, and th…
 
This week on #ShunyaOne, Host Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya and Amit Doshi are joined by Viraj Tyagi, CEO at eGov Foundation where they discuss digital governance in India. They initiate the conversation on Viraj's entrepreneurial journey, followed by various trends in the sector and how the eGov foundation has changed the Indian landscape in structurin…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Amit and Shiladitya are joined by Alok Goyal, Partner at Stellaris Venture Partners. Shiladitya tells Alok how there haven't featured many Venture Capitalists on Shunya One till date and how it would be interesting to get to know his perspective on the entrepreneurship scene in India. Alok tells us about his journey, …
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit talk to Rhythm Gupta, Co-Founder & CPO of Easy Eat. They talk about why South-East Asia has a higher participation of women in the hospitality business, why 90% of business comes from Dine-In, and why they wanted to build something in that category. We ask him why Easy Eat is based outside India, a…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Rohit Manglik, Founder and CEO, EduGorilla. He talks to them about how his journey started, the origin story of the company, and what it offers to users. Rohit explains why the impact matrix was missing even when they had successfully started getting a million people to join them. He …
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Able Joseph, Founder & CEO of Aisle. They talk about having their office close to some of the biggest start-ups in Bengaluru, how they are the only B2C company that's been around for 7 years, his take on what the market needed at the time, why he started 'Aisle', how it was built, its…
 
Did you know? 85% of content in gaming is streaming. On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Piyush Kumar, Founder and CEO of Rooter. Piyush talks about why gaming will never stop being popular and why gamers produce a lot of content around it. He also shares what Rooter is and how the idea for it came about. They further d…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit talk to Rajat Shikhar, Co-Founder of DealShare. They talk about their journey, how e-commerce audiences have evolved over time. They discuss what the earlier product was like, the audience they were targeting at first and what difference they had identified between customers. Rajat talks about harn…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are talking to Srivatsan Chari, Co Founder of 'Cleartax', now known as 'Clear'. They talk about what has changed this year in terms of filing income tax, the reason behind calling themselves Clear instead of Clear Tax and doing invoicing for businesses. Srivatsan tells us his entrepreneurial journe…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Nitin Gupta, Founder and CEO of Uni Cards. Nitin talks about starting his entrepreneurial journey in 2008, starting with PayUMoney and then coming up with Uni. Nitin also talks about why having an IPO is necessary for business, why India has the best financial service businesses and h…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Giridhar Yasa, Chief Technology Officer of Lendingkart. Giridhar talks to us about why access to financial products for MSMEs is a challenge, what Lendingkart does, who they finance and how it was started. They further talk about how is the loan given to small businesses, what is the …
 
On this special 150th episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Amrish Rau, CEO of Pine Labs. They talk about the early days of Amrish, what was the next big thing he saw was going to blow up and how he came up with the idea of Pine Labs. Amrish explains what the company is, what it does, having massive ambitions, why digital QR code…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Nikhil Kumar, Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist of Setu. Shiladitya talk about meeting Nikhil some years back, How he and his other co founder jumped into building a product like Setu. Nikhil talks about how UPI coming into the market was an inspiration for all the Creators, why he thinks…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit talk to the Co-Founder and CEO of Kutumb - Abhishek Kejriwal. They talk about meeting each other some years ago, how Abhishek met his other Co-founders and how he made the transition from Pratilipi to Kutumb. Abhishek also gives us a complete brief on what the custom is, what the product utility is…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit talk to Rohit Garg, Co-Founder & CEO of SmartCoin. They talk about the early life of Rohit, how did he go about building something like Smartcoin. Shiladitya ask Rohit about what is the product like, what was the initial version of smartcoin, what issues did he see in fintech that he could solve th…
 
Did you know that 5% of India's GDP comes from Dairy Farming? That's about 25% of the total agricultural GDP. On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit speak to Kirti Jangra, Co-Founder & COO of Animall Technologies. Amit confesses not having spoken to anybody who is so focused on the agricultural and rural Economy. Kirti talks about Anima…
 
On this Episode of Shunya One, we have Ashish Dave -CEO of Mirae Asset Venture Investments (India). They talk about the start of Mirae, it being a traditional finance company, but not a typical Venture Capitalist and how the fund came to be. Ashish talks about the specific areas they are currently investing in, anything that seems like an opportuni…
 
On this episode of Shunya one, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Karan Bedi the CEO of MX Player. They talk about the start of the Mx Player as a video utility player, what was his vision for a product such as this and how he jumped into his role at MX and Times Group. Karan explains what makes Mx Player different from the any other OTT platform fo…
 
On Shunya One this week we have Meghna Suryakumar, Founder and CEO of Crediwatch. Meghna talks about being a corporate lawyer before coming up with her startup Crediwatch. What made her choose the technology part at Crediwatch?, Further Meghna gives us an overview of what Crediwatch is and what they are trying to do. Further they discuss about how …
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Rahul Pagidipati, Co-CEO of Zebpay. They talk about his early journey into Cryptocurrency, buying Bitcoin mining machines and pitching the idea of working together with other startup investors. Rahul also talks about how the product or the bitcoin exchange that he started evolved, wha…
 
On this episode, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Vasanth Kamath, Founder & CEO of smallcase. They talk about what smallcase is and what it does, and tons more. Vasanth talks about how he came to found his smallcase, being from Mangalore, his co-founders Anugrah Srivastava and Rohan Gupta and himself all being from IIT Kharagpur, and more. Shiladi…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Rohan Bhargava. They talk to Rohan about what CashKaro is all about, what it does and how it works. Rohan tells us about how he and his co-founder Swati Bhargava started CashKaro about 9 years back, how they both worked in the financial services business in the UK, both graduating fro…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Bhavna Suresh. Bhavna talks to Shiladitya and Amit about being in the Philippines, building South East Asia's real estate platform, ans shares what her other ventures had been before starting 10club. she also says that India is a market where everybody says no at first to invest in a …
 
Did you know that there 800 million sports fans in India out of which 500 million watch sports online? On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya, and Amit Doshi are joined by one of the brightest minds, Harsh Jain. Harsh talks about calling his office space as 'Stadium', why he can't wait to get his employees back before the IPL, followed by the wo…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Akash Sinha. Akash talks about how he used to pick up freelancing projects while in college, the origin story of Cashfree and why he got into the field of finance. He also talks about what problems he faced with breaking into the scene pre-UPI, how the concept of being digital changed…
 
Did you know that India was a heavy cash economy in 2011-2012?. On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are Joined by Karan Mehta. Karan talks about computers becoming his natural passion, joining Citadel and it being his first professional company, Setting up Swipe and how the idea for Kissht came about. He also talks about competition …
 
On Shunya One this week, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Kiran Menon. Kiran talks about how he started his journey towards Tydy, running Corporate Development for Opera Browser, and lots more. He tells us about how the idea of Tydy came from another product that they had at the time, and doing onboarding automation to offboarding alumni managemen…
 
It's a special episode on Shunya one with Varun Duggirala from Advertising is Dead joining Shiladitya and Amit for a candid chat on the rise of live streaming, social media laws, and D2C branding. They discuss how radio evolved into podcasts that further evolved into platforms like Clubhouse and Twitter spaces, how have the consumption patterns bee…
 
On today's episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Dhrupad Karwa, Founder & CEO of Inspo, and HaikuJAM. He talks about coming to India from England, having the idea of starting a social writing game where strangers from all around the world write short 3-lined poems called Haikus, and the app was thus named 'HaikuJam'. This idea wa…
 
On this episode, Shiladitya and Amit talk to Ravish Agrawal. Ravish talks about his early entrepreneurial stint from his IIT Kanpur days and the struggles that shaped him to be able to start 'Able Jobs'. He also talks about identifying himself as a marketing or a growth person, calling people to teach them sales and then shifting the teaching to Wh…
 
Every startup initially struggles with capital and eventually with payments. The fintech universe is so diverse and to regulate them such that transactions happen seamlessly, is an entrepreneur's nightmare. Juggling multiple technologies, at the same time keeping consumers happy requires a strong payment infrastructure and that is where companies l…
 
On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Amit Lakhotia. Amit Lakhotia talks to us about his early stints from joining MakeMyTrip to working with Paytm, then later starting Park+, and how he came up with the idea for it. He talks about how, after scaling the business for over 4 years, he has seen the startup and the internet …
 
Logistics is 14% of India's GDP, and transportation around 60-65%. On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Md. Imthiaz. Imthiaz talks to us about how he started working for a pizza startup in Chennai, to then selling liquor, to setting up his first hyper-local commerce company in 2010 called Hopper and then later in 2017 st…
 
Did you know 13% of India's population still commutes on cycle? On Shunya One this week, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Aditya Oza to talk about electric bicycles. Aditya talks about meeting the other co-founders during his masters and founding a startup where they started by renting out vehicles (bikes). He talks about manufacturing e-bikes (bi…
 
Ensuring deep participation in the financial ecosystem and lowering the barriers to entry - that's what PayPal's mission is all about. On this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Guru Bhat, who talks about the role PayPal plays in India and how it's helping businesses of all shapes and sizes, and tons more. Guru calls the payme…
 
Did you know that senior citizens lose their purpose in life after they retire? On Shunya One this week, Hemanshu Jain talks to us about how his parents have been the biggest influence in his life and how his struggles made him make something like Khyaal. Hemanshu speaks on various topics, including getting rejected by every investor in India, the …
 
Since millennial women were changing the way they were shopping, the fashion and make-up industries were going through a massive transition period around 2012/2013. Did you know makeup is 20% of the beauty market in India?. On Shunya One this week, Shiladitya and Amit speak to Vineeta and Kaushik from Sugar Cosmetics. Vineeta talks about how obsess…
 
From working with Intel in Poland to travelling the world and setting up her entrepreneurial journey in AI, on this episode of Shunya One, Shiladitya and Amit are joined by Ashwini Asokan, Founder and CEO at Mad Street Den. They talk about her early days and the idea behind setting up the AI-based company 'Mad Street Den'. They also get into how co…
 
They say a strong vision and ambition take you on the journey of discovering something unique. On this episode of Shunya One, Shally Modi talks to us about how she met Ranjeet while working for Vodafone and how the idea of making a platform for authors came up and later was called Pratilipi. Shally tells us about working with a set of like-minded i…
 
As the internet becomes faster and data is getting cheaper, watching internet videos on smartphones has gone up by 60%. But did you know, if you're consuming 100 MB of data on a mobile phone, 60 MB of it is just being used for consuming videos? On this episode, Saurabh talks to us about the start of Flickstree - what the company is about, and how F…
 
95% of people in India in today's day and age need mental health support. The median time from somebody experiencing psychological difficulty to going and seeing a professional is 6 years in India. On this episode, Dr. Amit talks about coming up with the idea of 'Innerhour' in 2016 and what he's trying to achieve with it. Shiladitya asks Dr. Amit a…
 
On Shunya One Podcast this week, We have Mukul Rustagi Co-Founder and CEO Classplus. From taking 12 flights in 3 months to believing that in-person conversations cannot take over screen interviews, Shiladitya and Amit speak to Mukul Rustagi about 'Classplus' and how, in the era of the smartphone, teachers can benefit by learning a bit of technology…
 
On Shunya One Podcast this week, We have Vikas Malpani Co-Founder and CEO Leher. Being a mobile-first population, have we lost our ability to socialize with people? As per a survey, 60% of people are lonely despite being the most connected population on the planet, so on this episode, Vikas speaks to us about the difference between social media and…
 
On Shunya One Podcast this week, We have Ajey Gore Operating Partner - Technology Sequoia Capital, India/Building Companies to IPO and Beyond, Ajey talks to us about how he has always been uncomfortable, how that's what led him from one thing to another and what his next steps will be. He also talks about how he started his career as a graphics des…
 
On Shunya One Podcast this week, We have Pulkit Jain co founder and product head at Vedantu. Pulkit calls himself the 'new age teacher' and shares with us the intensive journey of becoming a teacher and not just a tech founder. He talks about how, despite being just 22 year olds, he and his friends left their job to teach kids in Patiala in Punjab.…
 
On Shunya One Podcast this week, we have Amit Somani, venture capitalist at Prime VP. Amit shares his story how he calls himself an accidental VC and the skills he learned on the way. He says the biggest thing of becoming a VC is that they themselves have to do all the fundraising too. Even with the recent startup burst only, 100 startups end up ge…
 
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