Aug 17, 2020
47
 Min

Sairee Chahal

On Building SHEROES

Podcast Summary

Podcast Summary

The 56th episode of the INSIGHTS podcast features Sairee Chahal, Founder, and CEO of SHEROES- a social networking platform with over 20M women. Sairee is also an Aspen Fellow and serves on the board of Paytm Payments Bank. She has been an entrepreneur for 15+ years. In this episode, Sairee shares insights on building successful products around communities

Sairee gives us a glimpse into her journey from starting her career in international relations and stumbling across entrepreneurship while still in college to starting a consulting firm and finally landing on her tryst with consumer internet.

Sairee shares her story of how her mad optimism about internet growth and a desire to do something to solve the gender gap triggered her to start SHEROES community.

To learn more about Sairee’s inspiring journey, tune in to the latest episode of the Insights Podcast by Accel.

Notes:

03:38 — Sairee’s formative years

09:28 — First stint with entrepreneurship: SAITA Consulting

12:25 — Starting Fleximoms

19:45 — Transition to SHEROES community

24:50 — The product journey

29:06 — Trends that led to the pivot to social network

33:28 — Successful initiatives and ones that didn’t fly

36:40 — Advice to founders building product-led communities

39:55 — How can more female founders get funded

43:14 — Advice to younger female founders

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Host

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.

Guests

Sairee Chahal
Founder & CEO, SHEROES

Sairee is also an Aspen Fellow and serves on the board of Paytm Payments Bank. She has been an entrepreneur for 15+ years.

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