Episode XLix – Ujjwal Jain, Founder & CEO of WealthDesk

Luck is when hard work, preparation, and perseverance meet with opportunity. Most founders get the hard work and perseverance right, but very few achieve all 3…  On the XLix (49th) episode of #DamaniTalks, we had 1 such rare founder!   Founder & CEO of WealthDesk, Ujjwal Jain‘s life journey is a series of forward-looking decisions that got him to founding a top-level fintechContinue reading “Episode XLix – Ujjwal Jain, Founder & CEO of WealthDesk”

Episode XLvi – Akshay Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO of Leverage Edu

 In 2020, the pandemic resulted in a 55% dip in students traveling overseas to study. How did this university admissions platform grow by 4x even during these trying times?  Our guest Akshay Chaturvedi, Founder and CEO of Leverage Edu has done it all!  Today, Leverage Edu has over 3 Mn monthly users, 75,000+ 1:1 counseling sessions & 2000+ admission applicants, every month. Continue reading “Episode XLvi – Akshay Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO of Leverage Edu”

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!”