E64 - Make Something People Want w/Razorpay's Shashank Kumar


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In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Shashank Kumar, Co-Founder of Razorpay.

Razorpay is one of India’s most successful FinTech Startups, providing a full-stack solution to businesses to accept, process and disburse payments. Founded in 2014 by Shashank Kumar & Harshil Mathur, Razorpay has come a long way in leading the financial services market in India and is backed by some of the most marquee investors across the globe including Y-Combinator, Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capita, Ribbit Capital, and Tiger Global Management.

Through the Episode we discuss the following:

1. (1:57) : What does "Utilising your complete potential" mean?

2. (6:18) : What is the Importance of Market & How to deliberately go after Large Markets?

3. (12:43) : Early Days of building Conviction with Razorpay!

4. (16:45) : Shaping the Culture of Razorpay & building a long term Org

5. (19:45) : How do you find the right team members early on?

6. (22:51) : Maintaining the Principle of Staying Focused & Saying No!

7. (27:35) : "I do not trust an Entrepreneur who cannot tell a good story" ~ Why is storytelling important for Founders?

8. (32:58) : "What you do not know, you learn" ~ How can Founders leverage the skill of Learnability?

9. (37:14) : Building Networks ~ Creating Serendipity!

10. (41:19) : How has Shashank evolved from Leaving Microsoft, Starting Razorpay and building a 3Bn+ Org, which is only just getting started!?

11. (45:05) : Diving deeper into Shashank's love for Building!

12. (48:26) : Conclusion

Here is the 64th Episode of the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast - Make Something People Want!

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