#74 From Startup to Exit with Serial Entrepreneur & Author Shirish Nadkarni


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Shirish Nadkarni, Serial Entrepreneur & Author chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners.
Shirish is a serial entrepreneur with proven success in creating multiple consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of millions of users worldwide. Shirish was the cofounder of Livemocha, the world’s largest language learning site with more than 15 million registered members from more than 200 countries. Livemocha was acquired by RosettaStone in 2013. Prior to Livemocha, Shirish was the founder of TeamOn Systems, a mobile wireless email pioneer that was acquired by Research in Motion.
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02:00 – Acquisition of Hotmail by Microsoft - Build vs Buy Question

06:15– How to Think About Exits as a Founder

10:15 - Startup's Fundraising Journey: Storytelling Vs Metrics

20:10 – The Actual Purpose of Board Meetings

23:30 - Relocating from India to US as a Founder

To learn more from Shirish, check out his book From Startup to Exit: An Insider's Guide to Launching and Scaling Your Tech Business
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Next, listen to another serial(& parallel) entrepreneur, Bhavin Turakhia. In this episode Bhavin shares his template for building large SaaS businesses, the three objectives measures of product-market fit, the actual goal of fundraising, and how he manages his time running multiple businesses.

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