Startup & Founder Series

Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

About the show

The #thinkIndia series, Startup & Founder podcast, features Indian and Silicon Valley influencers like Viome’s founder Naveen Jain, Hotmail’s founder Sabeer Bhatia, and 10X Rule author and real estate mogul Grant Cardone. They share insider knowledge on innovation within the technology & business industry, and what it takes to break into the fastest growing economy in the world: India. 

Our hosts are Brand Capital’s President Neville Taraporewalla and Vice President Piyush Puri.

Neville Taraporewalla


Piyush Puri

 Vice President

Featured This Week

Brand Capital International’s Neville Taraporewalla and Piyush Puri embark on an exploration of the power of innovation and expansion, the in’s-and-out’s of becoming a strong entrepreneur, and what it takes to break into the fastest growing economy in the world: India.

#thinkIndia, Startup & Founder podcast, features Indian and Silicon Valley influencers like Naveen Jain, Sabeer Bhatia, and Grant Cardone sharing insider knowledge. Here, entrepreneurs learn what it takes for a business to be successful internationally, and how to get there.

Episode 12 ft. Marco Trujillo

Every 5 to 10 seconds, a blind person requires medical assistance for a head injury. Sunu created a solution. Learn how Marco Trujillo, co-founder of Sunu revolutionized the way people with visual impairments connect and interact with the world using AR, sonar, and GPS-based technology in a wearable band. Marco reveals why he started Sunu, how Sunu’s smart band works, and his plans on taking this product global #thinkIndia.

Episode 11 ft. Jack Hidary

Learn how to take a QUANTUM LEAP and become a successful entrepreneur with Jack Hidary, Author of Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach! Hidary discusses his journey into the AI space, science fiction as a critical component to the enterprise of technology, and India as the global driver of today’s technology. #thinkIndia

Episode 10 ft. Paresh Ghelani

IMAGINE if we had access to an UNLIMITED supply of freshwater. Paresh Ghelani, a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist reveals his new endeavor: desalinating ocean water — and how India is the “next frontier of entrepreneurship.” #thinkIndia

Episode 09 ft. Blair LaCorte

Leaving your comfort zone and taking a RISK can bring optimal SUCCESS. Blair LaCorte, President of AEye, Inc reveals his secret to success in all industries, the importance of “human capital,” and why India is “the future” for new ideas, endeavors, and solutions. #thinkIndia

Episode 08 ft. Kunal Sood

INVEST and make a DIFFERENCE in society. X-Fellows founder Kunal Sood reminisces about his childhood and his commitment to making the world a better place through social impact investing, his involvement in the UN, and his latest project: We, The Planet. #thinkIndia

Episode 07 ft. Sabeer Bhatia

Imagine… YOU can learn from TOP U.S. universities, while in India–SIMULTANEOUSLY! Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail, reveals his passion for bringing education to India through nanodegrees, his new venture, Biscuit Labs, and his thoughts on cryptocurrency. #thinkIndia

Episode 06 ft. Nick Mehta

Learn how putting customers FIRST can SKYROCKET your revenue. Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta reveals the power of integrating the Customer Success business model into your company and India as the center of innovation. 


Episode 05 ft. Kendrick Nguyen 

Find out how YOU can invest as little as $10 and make MILLIONS. Republic CEO Kendrick Nguyen recounts why he founded Republic, how it works, and reveals his future endeavors in making the democratization of investing global. 


Episode 04 ft. BV Jagadeesh

Learn how to get your FIRST round of investment as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley!  BV Jagadeesh, Manager of KAAJ Ventures recounts his journey as a greenhorn in the startup ecosystem and reveals how to appeal to investors as an international entrepreneur.


Episode 03 ft. Grant Cardone

Invest strategically, and build your own multi-million dollar EMPIRE! Journey with Grant Cardone, from a sales associate to first-rate venture capitalist – and learn about his next move: investing in India.


Episode 02 ft. Kavita Gupta

Dive into Kavita Gupta’s world of cryptocurrency, investing, and her perspective on India’s resistance to this new currency. PLUS discover the importance of Silicon Valley for Indian entrepreneurs!


Episode 01 ft. Naveen Jain

Entrepreneur Naveen Jain discusses his next moon-shot idea: eradicating human illness. Learn how you can create your next big idea!



Coming to you January 7, 2020


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Through this series you will learn about the history, the industry, the culture, and the importance India boasts on a global scale.

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