In this episode of the INSIGHTS podcast, we have with us Neeraj Arora, who played a pivotal role at Whatsapp as an early employee and then as the Chief Business Officer.
We hear from Neeraj on his early career days, non-obvious career moves, learnings from the Whatsapp journey, the multi-billion dollar Facebook- Whatsapp deal, his experiences from investing in India, and finally some advice for startup founders.
In the podcast, Neeraj gives us a glimpse into what made Whastapp stand out as he chose his next move after Google and walks us through some of the key decisions they took at Whatsapp that shaped their success story.
To learn more about Neeraj’s story and the key founder traits that helped Jan and Brian scale Whatsapp to over a billion monthly active users with a team size of just fifty-five people, tune in to the latest episode of the Insights Podcast by Accel
03:20 — Early life and career
13:00 — The Whatsapp journey
19:22 — Rapid Fire: first-time situations
24:39 — The Facebook-Whatsapp deal
28:49 — Winning traits of Jan and Brian
34:08 — Return to investing
42:08 — Rapid Fire: fun questions