Reflections of Successful Founders and Investors

A Primer for Indian Entrepreneurs

Hear from successful founders and investors in India's startup ecosystem as they share their insights into the country's startup landscape and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing hopeful entrepreneurs.

This series is a part of the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative.

Lessons from Founders

E-commerce: Snapdeal

Kunal Bahl, Co-founder of Snapdeal and Titan Capital, discusses his contributions to India's growing e-commerce and venture capital landscape.

Financial Technology: Paytm

Vijay Shekar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm, shares his experiences founding and leading Paytm, one of India's largest financial technology companies.

Healthcare: Krsnaa Diagnostics Ltd.

Pallavi Jain, Co-founder and Managing Director of Krsnaa Diagnostics Ltd., explains how she created one of India's leading diagnostic services providers.

Space Exploration: Skyroot Aerospace

Pawan Kumar Chandana, Co-founder and CEO of Skyroot Aerospace, discusses his path to creating India's pioneering private aerospace company.

Lessons from Investors

Venture Capital: Blume Ventures

Karthik Reddy, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blume Ventures, discusses how his venture capital firm is nurturing the next generation of groundbreaking founders from India.

Crowdfunding: 1Crowd

Anup Kuruvilla, Co-founder and CEO of 1Crowd, explains how his crowdfunding works alongside Indian entrepreneurs, equipping them with the resources needed to achieve remarkable scale.

Impact Investing: Omidyar Network India

Sarvesh Kanodia, Director of Investments at Omidyar Network India, shares how his impact investing has enabled entrepreneurs to enhance the lives of millions in India.

About the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative

A Primer for Indian Entrepreneurs: Reflections of Successful Founders and Investors is part of the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative, an endowed initiative at the Center for Emerging Markets with an aim to expand and deepen engagement with economic and business issues in India.