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The Ashish Sinha Show

69 EpisodesProduced by Ashish SinhaWebsite

Ashish brings you conversations with doers from different walks of life. These conversations bring multiple lenses to entrepreneurship, scaling businesses, mindfulness, and much more. Expect deep-dive interviews with the who's who of the product and tech world, talks by eminent speakers, and outstan… read more

69 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Being Curious, Innerwears and Being Judgemental: In Conversation with Kunal Shah

April 14th, 2021

5:39

Note that this conversation was recorded in late 2019 when Indian app ecosystem was mostly dominated by Chinese apps like TikTok etc.

Excerpts from the conversation with Kunal Shah.

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And I get such interesting …

Why all consumer products eventually become cluttered? Kunal Shah on UX, Product Management and Dhandha

April 9th, 2021

3:53

Why all consumer products eventually become cluttered? Everyone starts with a simple and an appealing user experience, but after a few rounds of funding and user traction - they all look like the same.

What gives? Hear …

The Mistrust in Indian Society: In Conversation with Kunal Shah

April 7th, 2021

8:14

The Mistrust in Indian Society provides an opportunity to crib about it (why is no one willing to buy from my startup) or a great opportunity to create a massive brand built on trust.

Learn how.

Catch The Ashish Sinha …

How Kunal Shah Identified the Opportunity called CRED

April 6th, 2021

9:02

How Kunal Shah Identified the opportunity called CRED.

How is he able to identity opportunities and create new business models, when everybody is guesstimating the business model of CRED :)

Catch this #UnPluggd …

Why Performers Make Great Product Managers: Kunal Shah on Building Empathy..and more.

April 2nd, 2021

8:20

Why Performers Make Great Product Managers: Kunal Shah shares how he hacked his way into building an empathy-led team.

The Ashish Sinha podcast …

How do I build a global sales team for my SAAS startup? Raviteja of MoEngage shares his playbook

March 31st, 2021

3:58

How do I build a global sales team for my SAAS startup? Raviteja, cofounder and CEO of MoEngage shares his playbook.

After all, each geography is a new market - goes through zero to one, one to 10 and 10 to N phase.

The …

Finding Product Market Fit : Wisdom from Bhavin Turakhia

March 30th, 2021

3:36

Finding Product Market Fit is tough and while there are tons of books written on it, there are a very practical insights from the doers. Do listen to this conversation between Ashish Sinha (Founder, FWD app) and Bhavin …

How to find the right startup idea? The right problem to solve for? Bhavin Turakhia shares how he did it.

March 27th, 2021

2:56

How to figure out the startup idea? The right problem to solve for? Bhavin Turakhia shares how he did it.

Bhavin Turakhia on running multiple companies with completely different business models

March 25th, 2021

3:23

Bhavin Turakhia runs multiple companies - Flock, Zeta, and Radix. And all of them are in different domains, with completely different business models.

From Being a Hard Core Engineer to Selling to Enterprises: Raviteja, MoEngage's Founder and CEO

March 24th, 2021

3:34

Engineers cannot sell? Well, but when you are a founder you gotta do what you gotta do.

Learn how Raviteja, MoEngage's Founder and CEO learned the art of selling in the early days of building MoEngage.

From Idea to IPO: Nazara Founder, Nitish Mittersain on Staying Focused and Building a Great Business

March 21st, 2021

23:05

In this conversation with Nitish Mittersain, Nazara Founder - we discuss the early days of the Internet in India, the magic of Shammi Kapur, and how …

InMobi CPO, Chandra Vattikuti on Growth Marekting and Mapping out Channels for growth strategy [Part 1]

February 8th, 2021

9:01

InMobi CPO, Chandra Vattikuti on growth and mapping out channels for growth strategy. This is part 1 of the conversation.

Listen to all things #ProductManagement and #GrowthMarketing at NextBigWhat's Radio.

E-Commerce in small towns and TikTok ban: Conversation with Prashant Singh (Ex VP of Product, Paytm)

January 14th, 2021

15:03

In this episode, Prashant Singh and Ashish Sinha talk about E-Commerce in small towns, TikTok ban and a lot more.

Bharat Market and use of QR Codes: Conversation with Prashant Singh (Ex VP of Product, Paytm)

January 12th, 2021

14:10

In this episode, Prashant Singh and Ashish Sinha talk about Bharat Market and use of QR Codes.



How & Why is a Startup incorporation different [ eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

December 25th, 2020

5:43

Since startups are fundamentally different from regular businesses, the way they should be structured is also very different.

The current episode of

How to reduce app uninstalls and how to go about designing referral program: In conversation with Deepak Abbot

December 18th, 2020

17:15

In this episode, Deepak Abbot and Ashish Sinha talk about Indian super-apps, top 3 ways to reduce uninstalls and importance of referral program.

Implementing ESOP in your startup [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

December 18th, 2020

9:37

ESOP has been one of the most critical tool in startups to attract and retain talent. This makes it imperative to implement ESOP effectively and …

(Free) Growth tools for early stage startups : Conversation with Deepak Abbot on Evolving App ecosystem in India.

December 12th, 2020

13:25

A look at (Free) Growth tools for early stage startups and the importance of focus. 

If you are into product and growth, you will enjoy this …

Ease of doing business in India - From a Startup's perspective [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

December 11th, 2020

13:13

The Government of India has been making changes to existing laws and compliance systems to make it faster, easier and more responsive for startups, thereby making India a preferred Startup destination and boost the …

Startup India program demystified [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

December 4th, 2020

11:13

The Startup India program is designed to boost the ecosystem in India and help them grow faster through multiple incentives and support extended by …

Investor due diligence - Internal Policies [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

November 27th, 2020

7:06

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

Apple, Google Tax: How should early stage startups navigate all this. With Deepak Abbot on India's App Ecosystem #Part2

November 25th, 2020

13:40

Apple, Google Tax: How should early-stage Indian startups navigate all this. With Deepak Abbot on India's App Ecosystem. This is Part 2 of the AMA …

News Bulletin: Google in talks to acquire Sharechat for $1Bn; You can write poetry, thanks to AI

November 24th, 2020

4:03

We are trying out a new radio bulletin feature which gives you all the important news and headlines, without wasting a single second.

Do give it a …

India's Evolving App Ecosystem: Conversation between Deepak Abbot and Ashish Sinha

November 22nd, 2020

14:05

A free-wheeling conversation between Ashish Sinha (NextBigWhat) and Deepak Abbot recorded at GrowthTalkies, a series of workshops and AMAs with India's leading product and growth leaders.

Topics discussed:

- What’s …

Investor due diligence - Legal Agreements & Contracts [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

November 20th, 2020

9:47

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

Investor due diligence - Payroll [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

November 13th, 2020

3:59

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

Investor due diligence - Secretarial records [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

November 6th, 2020

6:36

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

Understanding the Bharat market and usage of QR codes: Conversation with Prashant Singh, Ex Paytm

November 5th, 2020

14:53

Ever wondered on the behavioral aspects of the Bharat market and how do they use QR codes? Well, a lot of interesting insights from Prashant Singh, Ex Paytm.

A must if you are building for Bharat market and deep into …

Investor due diligence - Taxation & Compliances [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

October 30th, 2020

4:14

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

Investor due diligence - Accounts [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

October 23rd, 2020

3:50

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

Investor due diligence - Overview [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

October 16th, 2020

4:46

When you are raising investment, the investors will conduct a detailed due diligence on various functions of the startup. A due diligence is very …

From being rejected by over 100 bankers to becoming a Unicorn in 5 years: Razorpay Journey with Harshil Mathur, Cofounder and CEO

October 12th, 2020

6:58

From being rejected by over 100 bankers to becoming a Unicorn in 5 years: Razorpay Journey with Harshil Mathur, Cofounder, and CEO of Razorpay.

This conversation, which was recorded in 2019 covers the early days of …

Transfer pricing for an Indian subsidiary - Doing business in India [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

October 9th, 2020

6:14

If you have an Indian subsidiary, either as a cost centre or a profit centre, any international transactions done with the parent entity or any other of your own company, qualifies for transfer pricing. Transfer pricing …

Compliances for an Indian subsidiary - Doing business in India [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

October 2nd, 2020

8:58

If you have an Indian subsidiary, either as a cost centre or a profit centre, you need to keep it compliant under various applicable laws. These law …

Setting up an Indian subsidiary - Doing business in India [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

September 25th, 2020

6:05

If you are looking to do business in India, you can set up a company in multiple ways like Private Limited company or an LLP depending on what your …

Conditions subsequent during fund raise [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

September 18th, 2020

3:01

Conditions subsequent (popularly known as CS) is a list of activities that investor requires a startup to complete immediately after they put in the …

Conditions precedent during fund raise [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

September 11th, 2020

5:08

Conditions precedent (popularly known as CP) is a list of activities that investor requires a startup to finish before they actually put in the …

Sale of shares by Founders [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

September 4th, 2020

6:58

Founders may need to sell their shares to 3rd parties (partly or fully) depending on their requirements. Sale of shares is a regulated process agreed …

Founders vesting [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

August 28th, 2020

9:22

Though Founders hold a substantial stake in the company during incorporation, they need to go through a vesting schedule to protect their interest in …

Beyond Tiktok: Here is how Sumit of Chingari App is focused on growth and retention.

August 24th, 2020

42:08

Welcome to a fresh episode of GrowthTalkies.com, a series of conversations on growth and retention which NextBigWhat has launched in partnership with WebEngage.

In this episode, we have Sumit Ghosh - running a very hot …

Founder Lock-in [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

August 21st, 2020

3:54

When you raise money, the investors want the founders to stay back and run the show. Although you may have agreed for a reverse vesting schedule, but …

Investment tranches [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

August 14th, 2020

6:48

When you raise money, many times the investment may come in tranches instead of single shot. The tranches could be linked to time, milestones or …

Liquidation preferences [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

August 7th, 2020

5:55

While raising investment, you will liquidation preferences clause in your SHA. This clause impacts how investors are paid in events of M&A (mergers & acquisition) or during liquidity of the company.

The current …

Founders agreement [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

July 31st, 2020

12:17

For founders who are not related to each other (like husband-wife, father-son etc.) it is important to enter into Founders Agreement covering …

Anti Dilution Rights [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

July 24th, 2020

6:47

When investors come onboard, they ask for anti dilution rights to protect themselves from any down trend in valuation of the startup in future. …

Investor reporting & MIS [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

July 17th, 2020

4:37

As investors come on board post investment, they need regular updates on various aspects of startup followed by review meetings. Sharing accurate MIS …

Glimpse of life post investments [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

July 10th, 2020

6:49

Life of startup founders change a lot after raising money. The new investors comes on board and is also involved in many decision making and …

Guide to investor due diligence [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

July 3rd, 2020

6:41

In between term sheet and signing the SHA, every investor conducts a detailed due diligence on various aspects of a startup to ensure that they are investing in a right startup and that there will not be any surprises …

The art of investor negotations [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

June 26th, 2020

15:45

Investment is not just about valuation and stake. There are multiple avenues and opportunities where founders can strike a great deal for the startup …

Decoding shareholders agreement (SHA) [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

June 19th, 2020

12:25

Before a startup receives the actual investment amount in their bank account, the investors, founders and startup execute a share subscription & …

Mastering term sheet [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

June 12th, 2020

10:06

Term sheet is the most important strategic document that a startup gets while raising money. It is more critical than the share holding agreement or …

Pre-money/ Post money valuation [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

June 5th, 2020

3:57

For every startup valuation is of paramount importance. When you are raising money, it is important to understand and know what valuation is being discussed - Pre-money or Post-money?

The current episode of eLagaan

What is a cap table? [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

May 29th, 2020

2:55

The current capital structure of the startup is called a cap table. It contains details of various stakeholders and their holdings alongwith the type …

Understanding Investment ecosystem [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

May 22nd, 2020

8:54

For startups who are raising investment, it helps to understand the ecosystem, the various stakeholders and what roles they play. It is also …

Raising your 1st Funding [eLagaan Whiteboard Friday]

May 15th, 2020

5:08

When you are trying to raise your first funding round, this episode shall help you to understand what preparations are needed before you reach out to investors. Tips and recommendations may help improve the funding …

Marketing in the time of crisis: Conversation with Ankur Warikoo, Nearbuy Cofounder

March 31st, 2020

55:46

The times ahead are challenging for companies.

With limited marketing budget (esp in times like these), how can you  stay ahead? How can you own the brand narrative and not  ‘let-it-get-decided-by-media’?

The big …

Wakefit Cofounder Chaitanya On Surviving 2 Failures, Inventing A Category & Finding Product-Market Fit

March 20th, 2020

39:51

Listen to this AMA with Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, Co-founder @ Wakefit - a startup that is a true innovator in the world of mattresses.   

Wakefit is Chaitanya’s third startup. His previous 2 startups failed and he will …

AMA with Pallav Nadhani of Fusioncharts [NextBigWhat Huddle]

March 19th, 2020

32:11

Welcome to MoEngage presents NextBigWhat: Huddle AMA Live! Remote is now the reality for many, but learning need not stop. Join us for a daily AMA with leading voices in the industry. Today we have Pallav Nadhani, …

Defying Startup Gyaan: Pallav Nadhani on Fusioncharts Journey

March 17th, 2020

49:33

In this episode, you will hear Pallav Nadhani, founder of FusionCharts, one of India's longest running SaaS platforms. The company has been profitable while being entirely bootstrapped and counts some of the top …

Indian Startups Have A Massive Problem Of Sugarcoated Feedback: Kunal Shah

March 14th, 2020

18:00

Hi there! Welcome to a new episode on NextBigWhat Radio. This is part 2 of our two-part series featuring Kunal Shah, founder of Cred and co-founder at Freecharge. Someone who has made a name for himself in the startup …

What EXACTLY is Product Thinking? Why few companies grow 10X while most don't?

March 12th, 2020

10:05

Why is it that a few companies grow very well while others with similar  team/funding don't go anywhere? 

Why is it that few businesses are able  to scale 10000X in no time while others struggle?

A few thoughts on …

Kunal Shah On CRED, Startups & Indian Consumers Pt. 1

March 5th, 2020

17:24

Hi there! Welcome to a new episode on NextBigWhat Radio. Today we're featuring Kunal Shah, founder of Cred and co-founder at Freecharge. Someone who has made a name for himself in the startup circles as an opinionated …

Startup & Chill: Beyond The Rat Race Of Entrepreneurship [Bal Krishn Birla]

February 29th, 2020

37:33

Our guest for this episode is Bal Krishn Birla. A man with an incredibly diverse resume and range of interests. As the co-founder of AskLaila and …

Sachin Bansal On Building Big Businesses | UnPluggd Flashback

February 25th, 2020

3:34

Sachin Bansal, founder @ Flipkart spoke on building big businesses at UnPluggd 2019, and who better than him to speak on this topic. In this episode of UnPluggd Flashback, you will hear Sachin's advice to entrepreneurs …

Making India Entrepreneurial: Revamping Indian Education, Post Flipkart [Mekin Pt. 2]

February 18th, 2020

34:12

Our guest for this episode is Mekin Maheshwari, the founder & CEO of Udhyam Learning Foundation. An engineer by education, Mekin has had …

Flipkart: The Untold Story of Experiments and Thinking Differently [Mekin Maheshwari Pt.1]

February 15th, 2020

24:01

Our guest for this episode is Mekin Maheshwari, the founder & CEO of Udhyam Learning Foundation. An engineer by education, Mekin has had …

From Zero to Zerodha - Nitin Kamath's Journey Pt. 2 | Ep. 3 #UnPluggd

February 9th, 2020

19:35

Founded in 2010, Zerodha is an Indian firm that pioneered the online discount brokerage model in the country, and today stands as India's largest stockbroker by number of clients: over 1.5 million. In fact, Zerodha …

NextBigWhat Radio : Why us? Why now? [Ep. 1]

January 31st, 2020

2:18

An introduction to the philosophy and driving force behind The NextBigWhat Podcast by Ashish Sinha, founder of NextBigWhat. Ashish has held senior …

From Zero To Zerodha - Nithin Kamath's Journey | Ep. 2 #UnPluggd

January 30th, 2020

18:51

Founded in 2010, Zerodha is an Indian firm that pioneered the online discount brokerage model in the country, and today stands as India's largest stockbroker by number of clients: over 1.5 million. In fact, Zerodha …

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