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Ideaspring Capital Podcast
48 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
A talk on Sales Technology, its evolution and use of AI in Sales
This time on the Ideaspring Capital Podcast, catch Suryaprakash Konanuru, CTO at Ideaspring Capital and Sridhar Ranganathan, CEO at B2Brain, chat about Sales Technology, its evolution and use of AI in modern-day sales. Up your knowledge on everything sales with this insightful podcast. Sridhar Ranganathan, the co-founder and CEO of B2Brain, loves building products that help people effectively spend their time and effort. He and his long-time friend, Karthik, used this as the inspiration to build B2Brain. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at ideaspringcap.com
18 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
AI on the Edge
This conversation is between Suryaprakash Konanuru, CTO, Ideaspring Capital, and Prasad Panchangam, Founder & CEO, Saigeware Technologies. Prasad is a technologist and entrepreneur with over 24 years of experience in systems architecture, semiconductor devices, multimedia, security & cloud computing. He’s worked at HP, Microsoft, Vivaty, AppliedMicro over his career before starting up. In this episode, they discuss: what is AI on the edge the advantages of AI edge computing which industries have seen the fastest adoption of AI on the edge computing its limitations how it will affect the security of our data the analog approach to neural networks versus a more traditional approach real-world applications in surveillance cameras, voice assistants and drones the impact of 5g on this space If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at www.ideaspringcap.com.
37 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Building and Scaling Enterprise Sales in India
This conversation is between Naganand Doraswamy, Managing Director & Founder of Ideaspring Capital and Vishal Khare, Co-Founder, Executive VP & GM Sales of Lavelle Networks. Vishal, a former Director at Citrix, has immense business management experience in networking, cloud, on-premise software, hardware & SAAS. In 2018, he joined Lavelle which offers software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) platforms for enterprise networks. In this episode, they discuss Lavelle's journey in enterprise sales, how should an early stage enterprise startup identify the right audience for its product, the importance of a defined sales process for a startup, the sales cycle for an Indian enterprise client, how to sell new and cutting edge enterprise technology products to more traditional enterprise clients and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at www.ideaspringcap.com.
18 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Disrupting Bottlenecks In The $300 B Automotive Electronics Industry
This conversation is between Dipanjan Gope, founder and CEO of SimYog Technology and Suryaprakash Konanuru, CTO at Ideaspring Capital. Dipanjan, a PhD in electrical engineering, is an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, where he founded SimYog, which offers system-level design and sign-off tools for automotive electronics, a 300 billion dollar industry annually, which sees billions lost every year due to inefficiencies in design, prototyping, and testing. Over a century ago, Henry Ford’s Model T transformed the automobile industry with mass-produced cars that even the middle-class could afford. Today, the industry is undergoing a comparable change, as it begins a major shift towards: • electric vehicles, • “connected” cars, • the advent of self-driving, or “autonomous” vehicles. All of this heavily depends on electronic systems which play an increasing role in the automotive industry which brings with it it's own problems of designing, prototyping, and increased time to go to market, which SimYog is attempting to solve. In this episode, we discuss ways to optimize this, its impact on the industry, and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at http://ideaspringcap.com.
45 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
The Future of Automation and AI
Today, we have Deepak Agrawal, AVP at Ideaspring Capital in conversation with Kamesh Raghavendra, Chief Product Officer at The Hive. A Goldman Sachs and IIT Madras alum, Kamesh works with entrepreneurs to address market segments in areas such as the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, enterprise applications, blockchain, de-centralized apps, and financial services. In this episode, they discuss the fundamental difference between automation and AI-based automation, the industries being impacted, how it transforms the economics of enterprises, major advancements in Cognitive modeling, and a whole lot more.
31 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
Using Behavioral Science and AI to Improve Human Productivity
In the episode, we discuss the role of AI in employee performance, how these AI systems work, their impact, the role of data in such systems, the response of the enterprise market, the future growth in this industry and a whole lot more. This conversation is between Deepak Agrawal, Associate Vice-President of Ideaspring Capital and Ramesh Srinivas, Co-Founder & CEO of worxogo. With over 25 years of industry and consulting experience, Ramesh led large IT transformation programs. He has been a partner at PwC, IBM and KPMG. At worxogo, they are building products, that align employee behaviours with organisational objectives and drive higher business outcomes, using AI. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at ideaspringcap.com.
36 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
India's Journey to Becoming an Enterprise Product Nation
This conversation is between Naganand Doraswamy, Managing Director & Founder of Ideaspring Capital and Sharad Sharma, an angel investor, a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India & co-founder of the iSPIRT Foundation. He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a senior vice-president at Yahoo! and CEO of their India R&D In this episode, they discuss why startups should think global from day one, the challenges of building products for global scale from India, the challenge of re-discovering product-market fit, utilising India as a test market & a place to get traction to reach critical mass, the possibility of solving the middleware problem from India, product b2b2c trends in India and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at www.ideaspringcap.com.
41 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
Sales for B2B Product Startups
This conversation is between Naganand Doraswamy, Managing Director & Founder of Ideaspring Capital and Shoaib Ahmed, founder of Catalystor, an enterprise with the intent to make technology effective for businesses. Having founded multiple successful startups, Shoaib was most recently the President of Tally Solutions, the leading Indian Financial ERP system with over 1 million clients and a worldwide presence in 100 countries. In this episode, they discuss founder-led sales & how founders should approach sales initially, if selling to small, medium & large enterprises need different approaches initially, how founders should build their sales organization, how inbound queries tell you it’s the right time to expand, hockey stick growth, and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter: twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at ideaspringcap.com.
28 minutes | Oct 8, 2018
Raising Money as an Enterprise Product Startup in India
The Ideaspring Capital podcast is a show where we discuss the latest trends in technology, startups and tech entrepreneurship in India. This episode is a conversation with Arihant Patni, Managing Director at Ideaspring Capital. Since selling Patni Computer Systems for over a billion dollars, he has been an active angel investor in close to a hundred startups over the last eight years. He is also the Managing Director at The Hive, India, a fund investing in Industrial IoT and Big Data. In addition, he is a Director at Nirvana Ventures, a fund focused on the consumer internet space. He has vast experience in driving business growth and helping startups navigate the ecosystem. In today's episode, we talk about when startups need to raise money, how to select the right investor, why most enterprise product startups fail, funding trends and a whole lot more.
34 minutes | Sep 3, 2018
All About Enterprise Product Management
This episode is a conversation between Ramkumar Narayanan, VP of Technology & Managing Site Director at VMware and Naganand Doraswamy, Managing Partner at Ideaspring Capital. Prior to joining VMware, Ram served in global leadership positions at eBay, Yahoo! and Microsoft where he focused on data driven, digital product innovation spanning consumer and enterprise markets. He has vast experience in product development, management and marketing. In this episode, we traverse the length and breadth of product management - what it involves, the role of a product manager in an early stage startup, how to hire the right product manager, B2B vs. B2C, and a whole lot more.
17 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
The Evolution of Enterprise Product Innovation in India
In this episode, Naganand Doraswamy, the Managing Partner of Ideaspring Capital, talks about the evolution of enterprise product innovation in India and where it's headed. This conversation covers answers to questions ranging from specific industries where innovation has seen greater traction to what is important to further innovation in the enterprise product space in India and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter at twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at ideaspringcap.com.
19 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
The Current State of the Internet of Things (IoT)
This conversation is about the state of the Internet of Things and we’re joined by Deepak Agrawal, AVP at Ideaspring Capital and Derick Jose, co-founder and CTO of Flutura, which is in the industrial IOT intelligence space & specialises in decision analytics for the energy and engineering sector. We cover everything from the current state of IoT, interesting use cases, different business models that power IoT, privacy and security of the data generated by IoT enabled devices and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IdeaspringCap or visit our website at http://ideaspringcap.com.
18 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
Augmented Reality (AR) as a Service
This conversation is between Ideaspring Capital’s CTO, Suryaprakash Konanuru, and Sriram Ganesh, the founder and CEO of Whodat, an augmented reality platform company that works on tools to help developers create AR apps easily. We cover how the AR technology and market have changed, the difference between marker and markerless AR, enterprise centric AR apps, AR as a service and a whole lot more. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the show. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter @IdeaspringCap or visit our website at http://ideaspringcap.com.
33 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
Product Market Fit and Go-To Market Strategies for Enterprise Startups
This conversation between Naganand Doraswamy, the Managing Partner of Ideaspring Capital and Sanjay Anandaram, a Venture Partner with Seed Fund, is all about how enterprise startups can find product market fit and go to market. We also cover sales and marketing strategies, how to effectively use customer feedback, and a whole lot more.
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