In this week's episode of #DamaniTalks I spoke to Kailash Katkar, Founder of Quick Heal a man who built a ₹1800 crore IT security company without a college degree! Kailash created a global empire spread across 60+ countries starting from a small one-room bootstrapped computer repair services company – He has been an inspiration to many! https://open.spotify.com/episode/59aH5Ujelrp8tmY0kQP514?si=64584e7cf7ef45e5 Key takeaways from the episode: Why
Yesterday, I was eagerly waiting to see a startup's pitch as it was creating a name for itself in a niche space growing globally. It would be an understatement to say that I was looking forward to funding this startup. The pitch started well, but it got seriously derailed about 15 minutes when the founder revealed a significant pivot. To compensate for the losses incurred
It is well over 4 years since I wrote a post on the 6 ways a founder can get our attention. It is a post that the Artha Venture Fund team uses extensively to communicate the several ways a founder should approach us instead of sending cold pitches on LinkedIn or emails. We grew our portfolio by
I have looked closely at the EV space for the better part of the last decade. While I have not made any investments in the space directly or through any of Artha’s entities – I am confident that the EV is here to stay. However, I believe that the EV space will (eventually) get dominated by
Prashant graduated from IIT Madras worked with HSBC and Capital One in the United States before coming back to India and co-founding EaseMyTrip in 2008. Initially, a B2B travel brand, EaseMyTrip became a household name in the mid-2010s with its no-fee pricing and superior customer service. EaseMyTrip went public in 2021 at its current market cap is ₹4,500 crores (~$750m). EaseMyTrip provides a comprehensive range of travel-related products and services for end-to-end travel solutions.