Episode XLvii – Dhruv Toshniwal, Founder of The Pant Project

Most people believe that an affluent entrepreneurial family provides one a leg up in the entrepreneurial journey. But like any star-kid will tell you, these comparisons are for the outsiders who are looking in. The reality for someone like Dhruv Toshniwal, scion to the Banswara Syntex family and now the founder of The Pant Project,Continue reading “Episode XLvii – Dhruv Toshniwal, Founder of The Pant Project”

A simple MVP is the key to disrupting a market & introducing my next guest on #DamaniTalks!

There is clear evidence that many of the most recognized technology companies in the world (and in India) started with simple & crude first version products:   Amazon began as a bookstore   Zappos as shoesite.com   Uber began as ubercabs.com  Airbnb as airbedandbreakfast.com   Oyo as oravel.com   EaseMyTrip as a B2B sales booking engine for travel agents   The list isContinue reading “A simple MVP is the key to disrupting a market & introducing my next guest on #DamaniTalks!”

Why I discourage early-stage founders from pursuing 2 business models?

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 lossesContinue reading “Why I discourage early-stage founders from pursuing 2 business models?”

Witnessing blockchain’s AI/ML moment & introducing the next guest on DamaniTalks!

I am a huge believer in the applicability of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the real world. I am incredibly confident that cryptocurrencies will impact the fintech space and a firm believer in the smart contract application of blockchain.   However, when I sit in the seat of an investor, I believe that blockchain is witnessing its AI/ML moment.  ScoresContinue reading “Witnessing blockchain’s AI/ML moment & introducing the next guest on DamaniTalks!”