100x Entrepreneur

In the 100x Entrepreneur podcast series I cover the most successful venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and professionals. They have shared in this podcast series the habits and mindset that can help you become 100x of yourself. 100x Entrepreneur podcast series by Siddhartha Ahluwalia is made for young professionals, entrepreneurs and investors. Through this podcast series I am living my purposRead More


Ankur Bansal, BlackSoil Capital on Venture Debt funding in the Indian Startup Ecosystem

Sep 20, 2020
21 min
After having an elaborate educational and career background in finance, right from becoming a CA & CFA to working at Morgan & Stanley and Citi, Ankur decided to join BlackSoil Capital. BlackSoil, growing fast into the Venture Debt fund space, has...
Sep 20, 2020 • 21 MIN

Shruti Gandhi, Array Ventures on taking SaaS companies from Zero to $10 Million ARR

Sep 13, 2020
30 min
Shruti is one of the few Indian-origin VCs in US who invest in Enterprise focused Startups globally. After spending 9 years of her career at IBM as an Engineer, she joined Samsung Next as a Principal, where she spent the next 2 years investing in...
Sep 13, 2020 • 30 MIN

Inside the mind of Baskar Subramanian, Co-Founder, Amagi Corporation

Sep 6, 2020
51 min
Baskar’s journey is very similar to what classic Product-driven Tech entrepreneurs have, i.e. a college drop-out built several tech solutions from an early age, founded a fast-paced startup growing multi-folds over years. He co-founded Amagi Media...
Sep 6, 2020 • 51 MIN

Naren Gupta on the journey of Nexus Venture Partners

Aug 30, 2020
39 min
Naren is probably one of the earliest VCs in India’s startup ecosystem. Although he co-founded Nexus Venture Partners in 2006, he has been mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs and supporting them as an Angel investor since 1990. With investments in...
Aug 30, 2020 • 39 MIN

Vishesh Rajaram, Speciale Invest on investing in seed-stage deep tech startups

Aug 22, 2020
39 min
From working at PwC, while pursuing his CA to starting a Venture Fund which invests in Early-stage disruptive Tech startups, Vishesh has experienced it all. He started his investing career at VenturEast in 2007. This was where he understood the Ins...
Aug 22, 2020 • 39 MIN

Ashmeet Sidana, Engineering Capital on Technical insights and building a fund for Engineers

Aug 16, 2020
47 min
Ashmeet started his career at HP in 1989. He founded Sidana Systems in 1995 (later sold to Doclinx in 1999). He started his stint as a VC at Foundation Capital in 2004. Eventually, he founded Engineering Capital in 2015, which focuses on investing...
Aug 16, 2020 • 47 MIN

Nikhil Kapur, STRIVE Ventures on different SaaS models in Asia

Aug 9, 2020
56 min
Nikhil is one of the most Tech & Product-centric VCs in Asia. This probably comes from his early career with Microsoft, and later with Pie (acquired by Google). He also founded a company called TommyJams, a tech-enabled Artist management...
Aug 9, 2020 • 56 MIN

Sheel Mohnot, Better Tomorrow Ventures on his journey from Fintech Entrepreneur to Fintech VC

Aug 2, 2020
29 min
Sheel is a Fintech-Entrepreneur turned Fintech-VC investing in Pre-seed & Seed rounds. His first startup was FeeFighters in 2010, which was acquired in 2012 by Groupon. In this podcast, Sheel shares his experience of being an entrepreneur twice...
Aug 2, 2020 • 29 MIN

Inside the mind of Amit Gupta, Co-Founder, Yulu and InMobi

Jul 26, 2020
62 min
Amit being one of the co-founders of India’s first Unicorn Startup - Inmobi, needs no introduction. After driving Inmobi’s growth journey for over 10 years, he decided to start Yulu (E-bikes & Mobility solutions) in 2017. In his 2nd...
Jul 26, 2020 • 62 MIN

Sajith Pai, Blume Ventures on building personal brands, being open-minded and unlearning to succeed.

Jul 19, 2020
60 min
Sajith has been constantly sharing his thoughts & thesis around the Startup ecosystem on social media since 2012. This probably reflects from his background, of being at the Times Group for over two decades and his love for reading and taking...
Jul 19, 2020 • 60 MIN

Pratik Poddar, Nexus Ventures on the Growth & Monetization of EdTech Startups in India

Jul 12, 2020
53 min
Pratik Poddar having his roots back in a Tier-II city, Patna, is probably one of the youngest Principal at a VC firm in India. After having multiple entrepreneurial stints, Pratik joined Nexus Venture Partners, in 2015 as an Investment Associate...
Jul 12, 2020 • 53 MIN

Ishpreet Gandhi, Stride Ventures on the emerging role of Venture Debt in the startup Ecosystem

Jul 5, 2020
34 min
After completing his MBA from Delhi School of Economics, Ishpreet worked with many banks like - Kotak Mahindra, IFDC, and Citibank among others. For a major part of his career, he worked on Debt funding companies via Banks as Financial...
Jul 5, 2020 • 34 MIN

Somesh Dash, IVP on learnings from the crisis of 2002 & 2008 and investing in resilient companies

Jun 28, 2020
60 min
While having his family roots back in Odisha (India), Somesh had his upbringing in Canada & the US. After completing his graduation from UC Berkeley in 2001, as the US job-market was hit after 9/11 he came to India and joined Sony...
Jun 28, 2020 • 60 MIN

Understanding Exits and Investing in High Growth Startups with Dhruv Kapoor, Sistema Asia Capital

Jun 21, 2020
52 min
Dhruv worked with ABN AMRO and McKinsey & Company in Investment Management & Strategy roles in the early days of his career. He stepped into the VC ecosystem in India by eventually joining Helion Ventures in 2008. At Helion Ventures he was part of...
Jun 21, 2020 • 52 MIN

Ganesh Rengaswamy, Quona Capital, on the growth of Digital Lending and Neo Banking in India

Jun 14, 2020
44 min
Ganesh began his career working in Strategy & Acquisition at Infosys in the San Francisco Bay area. He founded his first startup - Travelguru (later acquired by Travelocity) while he was pursuing his MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2006, he...
Jun 14, 2020 • 44 MIN

Sushma Kaushik on the Exit thesis of Aavishkaar Capital & investing in socially responsible startups

Jun 7, 2020
34 min
Sushma is one of the few women in India’s VC ecosystem with over 14+ years of investing experience. She has also been acknowledged for “40 under 40 - Alternate Investment Professionals” in India. Currently, at Aavishkaar, she majorly looks after...
Jun 7, 2020 • 34 MIN

Anand Chandrasekaran on principles of product marketing and investing in SaaS companies

May 31, 2020
63 min
Anand has worked with some top companies in SaaS & Product roles - Yahoo, Airtel, Snapdeal, Freecharge, Facebook & currently at Five9. Since 2014 he has been an Angel Investor in over 50+ companies, some of the popular one’s being - Yulu,...
May 31, 2020 • 63 MIN

Anup Jain, Orios Venture Partners, on identifying the best founders & investing in Consumer Brands

May 24, 2020
47 min
Anup worked with some top of the line consumer brands like - Bata, Yum! Restaurants International (Pizza Hut), Whirpool, and P&G among others for over 20 years of his career. In 2015 he started his own family office through which he mentored and...
May 24, 2020 • 47 MIN

Ritu Verma on why Ankur Capital is betting big on Agritech and Healthcare in india

May 17, 2020
37 min
During her early career, Ritu worked in Product Development at Unilever and later in Marketing Strategy at Philips. In 2013 she Co-founded Ankur Capital with Rema Subramanian Ankur Capital has so far majorly invested in Agritech & Healthcare...
May 17, 2020 • 37 MIN

Deepak Gupta, WEH Ventures on Impact of COVID19 on upcoming Investments & Startups

May 10, 2020
28 min
Deepak’s investment journey started with him joining Intel Capital in early 2000, where he spent 14 years managing global investments, mergers & acquisitions. In 2015, he started Equitycrest, which identified and worked with early-stage startups...
May 10, 2020 • 28 MIN

Pankaj Makkar, Bertelsmann India Investments, on Investing in Growth Stage Startups

May 3, 2020
30 min
Pankaj joined Bertelsmann New York in 2009 and later started Bertelsmann Corporate Services India Pvt. Ltd and Bertelsmann India Investments. Bertelsmann India Investments has several popular startups in its portfolio - Licious, Pepperfry, and...
May 3, 2020 • 30 MIN

Mekin Maheshwari on Impact of COVID-19 on Small & Medium Enterprises and Startups

Apr 26, 2020
37 min
Coming from a Tech-background Mekin spent his early career at Yahoo, Ugenie, Lulu.com, and Flipkart. Since 2016, he has also been an Angel Investor investor and exited a few startups such as - UrbanClap, Vaahan, Tapchief, Quizziz & mGaadi. In 2017...
Apr 26, 2020 • 37 MIN

Blume Ventures: Sanjay Nath on Post Covid-19 Scenario for Startups & Building Future of Work

Apr 19, 2020
44 min
#100xEntrepreneur #Podcast with Sanjay Nath, Managing Partner at Blume Ventures It seems as if Silicon Valley has been a consistent choice during the early career phase for several Indian VCs! Sanjay isn’t an exception as well. After spending...
Apr 19, 2020 • 44 MIN