How to find right investor? Conversion with Shirish

How to find right investor? Conversion with Shirish

Hello everyone, 

Today, we have a very special guest on our podcast. He is a serial entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience creating consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millions of users worldwide. 

He was a key engineer in Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft). Then he created TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless email pioneer acquired by BlackBerry and TeamOn Systems served as the core foundation for Blackberry Internet E-mail, which was a more secure email. 

He wrote a book called From Startup to Exit: An Insider’s Guide to Launching and Scaling Your Tech Business (August 24; HarperCollins Leadership).  

He is an entrepreneur, coach, author, investor and founder. His name is Mr. Shirish Nadkarni. Shirish received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

So if you are out to change the world, Shirish Nadkarni is your go-to coach to guide you through your entrepreneurial journey to make your startup dream come true.

Today we are going to learn actionable, practical advice from Shirish. I am sure these will be helpful for all types of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Without waiting, let's hear from Shirish. 

  • How did you start your entrepreneurial journey? From being a typical engineer to becoming an entrepreneur and investor? 
  • Random questions from the answer (team, scale, business operation) 
  • What makes a great startup idea?
  • What characteristics do successful founders share?
  • What are VCs looking for in a pitch?
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly parts of fundraising
  • How to sell your company or go public: pros and cons of an IPO vs Direct Listing vs SPACs
  • Is your industry undergoing a dramatic transformation? Good - your company has a chance!
  • Instructive startup stories and trends, including Icertis, Snowflake, OfferUp, Apptio, UlPath
  • and more related topics