Oct 12, 2018

Dhruv Agarwala

Problems while Scaling a Startup

Podcast Summary

Podcast Summary

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We continue with the #INSIGHTSPodcast Series on importance of execution and in this episode, we focus on the myriad problems and decisions founders face while scaling. To talk about this important topic, we have Dhruv Agarwala, a successful serial entrepreneur who has built companies across multiple Industries.

On this podcast, we discuss what to expect when we scale, and potential conflicts that arise and how to resolve them:

  • Early days — the thesis for Proptiger and figuring out the core value proposition for the business, and the focus areas
  • Achieving product market fit quickly — The importance of MVPs and integrating feedback into a scrappy, yet functional product
  • Scaling the business — What is the right time to scale your technology and refine processes, how did the org structure evolve with the business
  • Acquisitions — How do you look at acquisitions and achieve synergies. Importance of being prepared and timing your acquisitions
  • Strategic investments vs financial investments — How and when do you choose a strategic investor vs financial investor.
  • Dealing with problems as a founder — How do you deal with exits of leaders and co-founders, tips to manage emotional volatility

If there is any feedback on this podcast or questions for the next episode, please do share as a comment below or tweet us at @Accel_India

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Anand Daniel
Partner, Accel

Anand is one of the partners at Accel India. He has lead investments in companies like swiggy, bounce, blackbuck and more. Investing since 2006, Anand focuses on investments in consumer technology, online marketplaces, and healthcare technology at Accel.


Dhruv Agarwala
Co-Founder & CEO, PropTiger

Dhruv is a founder of PropTiger, one of the leading players in real estate tech in India

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