E62 - Building the future of India's Rising Working Class w/Apna's Nirmit Parikh


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In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO of Apna.

Founded in 2019, Apna is India's largest professional networking and job opportunities platform for India's rising workforce. Over 10 million users and over 1 lakh employers across 28+ cities trust Apna, and it is only just getting started!

Through this Episode we discuss the following :

1. (2:41) : Exploring Nirmit's love for problem solving and his journey of building 3 companies, attending Stanford GSB and working at Apple before starting Apna!

2. (18:32) : What goes into building a scaled network with an engaged community like Apna? --> Masterclass on Network Effect Businesses

3. (25:15) : What are the core product values that go into scaling Apna?

--> Insane Consumer Obsession (via Censory Teams) --> 134+ Product Iterations and counting!

4. (27:22) : How do you scale decision making whilst blitzscaling?

5. (29:20) : What goes on behind the scenes when hiring Senior Level Management at Apna?

6. (31:45) : How to Scale the Founder when blitzscaling?

7. (37:17) : Carving out the strategy behind the Product Roadmap of Apna (The Incremental and Exponential Framework)

8. (41:46) : What keeps Nirmit curious and motivated?

9. (47:23) : How does Nirmit navigate challenging situations?

10. (51:13) : Work ~ Play!!

Solving for a problem-set and building a Company around it only if one would do it as a hobby too

11. (55:26) : Top 3 Learnings from Nirmit's Journey -

a. Prioritise Prioritise Prioritise

b. If you have the option to do some good AND build a company, grab it wholeheartedly!

c. Mathematics x Customer Obsession can lead to Wonders!

12. (57:48) : Conclusion

Here is the 62nd Episode of the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast - Building the Future of India's Rising Working Class!

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