The Bits & Bytes Series - Amai Ganjam
Hosted by Humzah Rahman
Join us on this episode as we dive into the story of Amai Ganjam, an LSE student who created a social networking app called Buzz during the pandemic. We'll learn about his journey as a student founder and how he navigated the challenges of being non-technical. Along the way, we'll also explore what venture capitalists look for in pitch decks, and how to break into the VC industry as a student. Plus, we'll get insights from Amai's experiences interning at True Altitude and his current role at Tomorrow Capital, a boutique VC firm investing in credit-led models across emerging markets. 📈
Don't miss out on this exciting episode filled with tips and inspiration for anyone interested in startups, VC, or entrepreneurship. 🎯🚀
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1:10 Why don’t you go ahead and introduce yourself?
2:00 What’s the founding story behind Buzz?
4:35 How did you prove product market fit?
5:55 What type of person should use Buzz?
7:15 How does Buzz differ from the rest?
8:45 How did you push your product out to market?
10:25 Buzz’s national and international expansion
11:15 What’s your business model?
13:20 How do you build a tech product as a non-technical cofounder?
14:45 How did you vet your first few technical hires and were they successful?
16:55 Where do you want Buzz to be in the next five years?
18:25 What was your defining moment?
19:45 What do True Altitude and Tomorrow Capital specialise in?
22:10 What are some of your responsibilities at Tomorrow Capital?
23:40 How does Tomorrow Capital invest?
25:15 How did you go about finding work experience at a VC?
25:55 What advice would you give to a student trying to break into the VC industry?
28:00 What’s the key to writing good pitch decks?
29:15 What’s a common red flag you see in pitch decks?
30:00 If you could change one thing about society, what would it be?
31:49 If you could interview anyone, fictional, dead or alive, who would you interview?
Thank you Humzah Rahman for self-producing this ep! 😎