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How is AI changing Coursera and education? In conversation with Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda

How is AI changing Coursera and education? In conversation with Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda

In this exciting new episode, Shripati Acharya spoke to Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera.  @coursera is the world's leading online education company with 148 million registered learners globally, 7000+ courses from the top 325+ universities and companies. 

Jeff Maggioncalda joined Coursera as CEO in June 2017, he previously served for 18 years as the founding CEO at Financial Engines Inc., a company co-founded by economist and Nobel Prize winner William Sharpe. Financial Engines grew rapidly under Jeff's leadership, providing high-quality online investment advice that has helped millions of people save and prepare for retirement. 

Jeff has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Cornerstone Research, and serves as a director of SVB Financial Group. He holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and English from Stanford University.

In this conversation, Jeff addresses three primary topics:

1) How GenAI and Coursera will transform education?
2) Future of Work and Education 
3) The India Opportunity

Listen/watch the podcast to learn more about:

0:00 - AI Integration in Coursera Education
11:32 - Changing Role of Universities in Education
20:22 - Industry Micro-Credentials in Education
24:13 - Future Skills for Workforce and Education
34:53 - Future Business With Generative AI
42:46 - India is the Future Workforce of the World!

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Safe Futures & Options (F&O) trading with Punch's Amit Dhakad

Safe Futures & Options (F&O) trading with Punch's Amit Dhakad

In this exciting new episode, Shripati Acharyai spoke to Amit Dhakad -  a new-age entrepreneur building ‘Punch’, a single screen trading platform making options trading accessible and safe for young Indians.


Amit provides a nuanced explanation of the mechanics of futures and options specifically for retail and individual traders. He emphasizes the appeal of options trading due to its lower capital requirements, and how it serves as a gateway for wealth generation on a monthly basis. 


Listen to the podcast to learn more about:


0:00 - Options Trading Platform Journey

12:10 - What are Options? Why is it important?

18:10 - Should you invest in Options?

28:10 - Why is investing in the US better than India?

32:00 - Why are GenZ the best investors?


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The Story of Niyo's IPL Advertisements with Vinay Bagri (Co-founder & CEO, Niyo)

The Story of Niyo's IPL Advertisements with Vinay Bagri (Co-founder & CEO, Niyo)

In this podcast episode, we bring to you an exciting new episode on the IPL Ads of Niyo that went viral. Sanjay Swamy chats with Vinay Bagri, Co-Founder and CEO, Niyo who explains the backstory of each of the four (4) Ads for our viewers/listeners. 


Ad 1: Zero = Hero (No Forex Markup)  | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVT35es28SY

Ad 2: Trip Planned But No Visa? (Visa On Time, Every time) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUEfTnYii-8

Ad 3: Hide & Seek (Free International ATM Withdrawals) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIbGxb3Lhd0

Ad 4: Are You A Rejection Magnet? (Accepted in 180+ countries) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUhhjcXjWxI

Vinay talks in detail about the efforts taken to get their Ads on the IPL platform and how it has benefited their business tremendously. Additionally, he provides interesting stats on the booming travel industry and insights about Indian travelers!


Tune into this episode to learn more about Ads, marketing and how to experience seamless global travel with Niyo. 


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India Fintech 3.0 - UPI, Lending, Compliance, GenAI with Srikanth Rajagopalan, Anshul Rai & Sanjay Swamy

India Fintech 3.0 - UPI, Lending, Compliance, GenAI with Srikanth Rajagopalan, Anshul Rai & Sanjay Swamy

Introducing Prime’s special series on ‘Fintech in India - Past, Present and the Future’. This is the 2nd episode titled ‘India Fintech 2.0 - Wallets, E-commerce, Uber & PayTm’ in a 3 part series.

In this special series of episodes, Sanjay Swamy, our Managing Partner speaks with industry stalwarts Srikanth Rajagopalan and Anshul Rai. Srikanth is currently the CEO of Perfios Account Aggregation (AA), an off-shoot from the Perfios legacy. Anshul is the Co-Founder and ex CEO of Happay, his claim to fame is Happay’s celebrated exit to CRED for $180M. 

In this episode the three fintech stalwarts chat about the impact of UPI’s 10-12 Billion transactions per month, the India Data Privacy Act, compliance for Fintech startups and the potential opportunities and impact with AI taking over. A special bonus tip is on the RBI Sandbox and its features that will benefit every Fintech entrepreneur in India today. 

0:00 - Gaps/Opportunities for Future Fintech Entrepreneurs

10:42 - Global Expansion Strategies and Data Privacy

14:36 - When should Fintech startups think of Compliance?

23:42 - Regulations, RBI, Sandbox

29:26 - Favorite Movies, Sports Person & Conclusion



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India Fintech 2.0 - Wallets, E-commerce, Uber & PayTm with Srikanth Rajagopalan, Anshul Rai & Sanjay Swamy

India Fintech 2.0 - Wallets, E-commerce, Uber & PayTm with Srikanth Rajagopalan, Anshul Rai & Sanjay Swamy

Introducing Prime’s special series on ‘Fintech in India - Past, Present and the Future’. This is the 2nd episode titled ‘India Fintech 2.0 - Wallets, E-commerce, Uber & PayTm’ in a 3 part series.

In this special series of episodes, Sanjay Swamy, our Managing Partner speaks with industry stalwarts Srikanth Rajagopalan and Anshul Rai. Srikanth is currently the CEO of Perfios Account Aggregation (AA), an off-shoot from the Perfios legacy. Anshul is the Co-Founder and ex CEO of Happay, his claim to fame is Happay’s celebrated exit to CRED for $180M. 


In this episode, Sanjay from his personal experience of working on the ‘Aadhaar’ project explains how the growth of the fintech sector is fueled by the revolutionary implementation of the world’s largest biometric ID system. Srikanth talks about how Amazon solved the ‘cash-on-delivery’ problem using wallets bringing it from ~70% to ~15%. And Anshul narrates the remarkable journey with humble beginnings of building ‘Happay’ with multiple pivots to eventually exiting to CRED. 


This episode sets the stage for a perfect finale in the next episode where we dive into the world of ‘UPI’, ‘Lending’,’Compliance’ and ‘GenAI’, stay tuned!

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India Fintech 1.0 - Pre Aadhaar & Smartphones with Srikanth Rajagopalan, Anshul Rai & Sanjay Swamy

India Fintech 1.0 - Pre Aadhaar & Smartphones with Srikanth Rajagopalan, Anshul Rai & Sanjay Swamy

Introducing Prime’s special series on ‘Fintech in India - Past, Present and the Future’. This is the 1st episode titled ‘India Fintech 1.0 -  Pre Aadhaar & Smartphones’ in a 3 part series.

In this special series of episodes, Sanjay Swamy, our Managing Partner speaks with industry stalwarts Srikanth Rajagopalan and Anshul Rai. Srikanth is currently the CEO of Perfios Account Aggregation (AA), an off-shoot from the Perfios legacy. Anshul is the Co-Founder and ex CEO of Happay, his claim to fame is Happay’s celebrated exit to CRED for $180M. 

Watch this episode to learn firsthand experience from 2 of India’s first mobile payments entrepreneurs Sanjay (mChek) and Shrikant (ngpay). They share memorable anecdotes and valuable lessons on frugal innovation such as how IRCTC and Telcos helped solve distribution at scale. 

This episode ends as a great segue to the 2nd generation of Fintech in India that will be highlighted in episode 2, stay tuned! 

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Gaming & Venture Capital Funding in India

Gaming & Venture Capital Funding in India

In this special podcast episode, our in-house Gaming experts Shripati Acharya and Gaurav Ranjan (Investments @PrimeVenturePartners) share everything about the ‘Gaming’ sector in India. They share deep insights on the current state, the future, game categories and what kind of companies Prime is excited to invest in. 

Why is Prime bullish about the Gaming Market in India?

  • No. of Gamers in India - 500 Million (50 Crore)
  • No. of paying Gamers in India - 150 Million (15 Crore)
  • Expected size of Market - $3.5 Billion - $4 Billion

Watch the full episode to learn more about how today is the best time to be a ‘Gaming’ Entrepreneur in India and what kind of startup you should be building:

​​0:00 - Evolution and Future of Indian Gaming

4:12 - Evolution and Growth of Gaming Market

16:58 - Monetization Strategies in Mobile Gaming

25:09 - The Future of Gaming Investments

34:55 - Building Organic Distribution for Video Games

40:48 - Evolution of Web3 Gaming

52:53 - Gaming Entrepreneurship Opportunities in India


P.S: you’ll learn why we invested in our portfolio companies like Hitwicket and Glip. 


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The ‘Money & Opportunity in Bharat’ with Nitin Agrawal, Founder & CEO, Navadhan Capital

The ‘Money & Opportunity in Bharat’ with Nitin Agrawal, Founder & CEO, Navadhan Capital

In this podcast episode, Shivani Kulkarni (AVP, Investments @ Prime Venture Partners ) speaks to Nitin Agrawal (Founder & CEO @ Navadhan Capital), an IRMA graduate, a former CEO of Spandana Sphoorty and an inspiring leader passionate about rural India.

Nitin highlights his journey from a lower middle class family in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh to CEO of India's leading micro-finance organisations. 

He encourages entrepreneurs by narrating personal stories in Rural India from his 20+ years of experience travelling across every nook and corner of the country. 

Tune in to learn about #bharat , rural mindset, demographics, smartphone penetration, #jandhanyojana and much more:

0:00 - Opportunities in Rural India

11:24 - Evolution of Rural Finance and Livelihoods

20:03 - Rural Tech Transformation and Opportunities

32:45 - Building a Tech-Led Scale-Up Business

45:32 - Parenting and Tech

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MakeMyTrip Acquisition, 2000+ cities in India, an incredible 'Savaari' with Gaurav Aggarwal, Founder & CEO at Savaari

MakeMyTrip Acquisition, 2000+ cities in India, an incredible 'Savaari' with Gaurav Aggarwal, Founder & CEO at Savaari

In this podcast episode, Amit Somani speaks to Gaurav Aggarwal the incredible Founder & CEO at Savaari Car Rentals who inspiringly led his company to be acquired by MakeMyTrip in 2023/2024.  

Savaari is India's largest premier chauffeur driven inter-city car rental service with presence in 2000+ Indian cities.

Gaurav is a resilient, poster boy of Indian Startup M&A success story. He has silently built a ~₹100 Crore ARR startup by just raising 2 rounds of funding in a crowded space amidst the storms of global competition (with billions of dollars). 

This strategic Merger & Acquisition (M&A) with MakeMyTrip is a trendsetter and exemplar for all founders in the Indian startup ecosystem and VCs alike. 

He signs off saying, Savaari Car Rentals will be a ~₹1000 Crore company in 5 years! 

Watch this episode to learn key snippets on building an enduring startup the right way in a very difficult unorganised, crowded market! 

Listen to the podcast to learn more about:

0:00 - From Cisco to Car Rental Startup

4:16 - Transitioning to Entrepreneurship in India

7:45 - Intercity Transportation Market Insights

19:01 - Navigating the Competitive Landscape

23:33 - Staying the Course

30:59 - Entrepreneurship Evolution and Growth Strategy

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Bio of Prime Venture Partners Podcast

The Prime Venture Partners Podcast is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs seeking to build and grow their startups. With a focus on providing insights and guidance, this podcast offers a wealth of knowledge from experienced makers and doers within the startup ecosystem. As an early-stage venture fund, Prime Ventures not only provides capital but also prioritizes mentoring to help transform startups into disruptive companies.

Through engaging conversations, the podcast explores the strategies, tactics, and lessons learned by entrepreneurs who have navigated the challenges of building successful businesses. Listeners can expect to gain valuable insights, avoid common pitfalls, and discover uncommon approaches to startup growth.

Prime Venture Partners is deeply committed to working closely with entrepreneurs and fostering a supportive ecosystem. The podcast reflects this commitment by offering a high-frequency, interactive, and enjoyable environment for sharing the journeys of entrepreneurs.

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