Feb. 2, 2022

Shirish Nadkarni, Author of From Startup to Exit | An Insider's Guide to Launching and Scaling Your Tech Business

YouTube Channel podcast player badge
Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
Overcast podcast player badge
Castro podcast player badge
PocketCasts podcast player badge
Amazon Music podcast player badge
Deezer podcast player badge
TuneIn podcast player badge
Stitcher podcast player badge
Podcast Addict podcast player badge
RadioPublic podcast player badge
iHeartRadio podcast player badge
RSS Feed podcast player badge

➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory

➡️ About The Guest⁣

Shirish Nadkarni is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in creating consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millions of users worldwide. He was the co-founder of Livemocha, the world's largest language learning site with 15+ million registered members. Livemocha pioneered the concept of social language learning and was later acquired by RosettaStone. Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless e-mail pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion in 2002. The TeamOn technology served as the core foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail, which had over 50 million users at its peak.

➡️ Talking Points⁣

00:00 - Intro

04:30 - Shirish Nadkarni’s Origin Story

07:15 - What Was The Point Where Shirish Decided to Build His Own Company?

11:00 - How Does Shirish Research Market Fit Product?

14:08 - If Given The Chance, Would Shirish Have Started His Company Differently?

15:33 - Shirish’s Advice For People Who Are Doing Research On Product Market Fit

23:49 - How To Plan To Sell Your Company?

25:50 - Shirish’s Time At Blackberry.

27:19 - How Did Shirish Start His Second Company?

30:23 - Lessons Learned Starting Multiple Companies.

33:28 - What Are Some Strategies To Raise Funds For Startups?

36:19 - How Do Founders Reach More Investors For Fund Raising?

37:55 - How to Select A VC As A Partner?

39:17 - What Is The Standard Agreement With A Venture Firm?

40:03 - Why Is Strong Company Culture Important To Build Or Grow A Company?

44:47 - Who Should Read Shirish’s Book?

46:27 - How Can People Connect With Shirish Nadkarni?

47:16 - What Was The Biggest Challenge Of Shirish’s Career, And How Did He Overcome It?

47:50 - How Important Is Being Able To Pivot As An Entrepreneur?

48:31 - Who Was Shirish’s Mentor?

49:28 - A Book Or A Podcast Recommendation By Shirish

50:15 - What Is One Thing That Shirish Would Tell His 20-Year-Old Self?

51:01 - What Is One Big Misconception About Start-ups?

➡️ Show Links




➡️ Podcast Sponsors

1. Peleton https://onepeleton.com

2. Trade Coffee https://drinktrade.com/successstory

3. Hubspot https://hubspot.com

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices