My guest today is Raghav Kapoor (@Ragkap), CEO & Co-Founder at Smartkarma.
As Smartkarma CEO, Raghav drives product strategy, oversees technology development, and maintains a hands-on approach with the company’s day-to-day operations. With Smartkarma, Raghav set out to reinvent how investment research is sourced, priced, and distributed.
In today’s conversation, we cover the startup story of Smartkarma, the challenges of being an investment research platform, and the future.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Raghav Kapoor.
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep46
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Raghav’s background and Smartkarma today
[00:08:41] - Difference’s in starting Smartkarma compared to Raghav’s first startup
[00:10:36] - Early days of Smartkarma and idea prototyping
[00:12:38] - Attracting and retaining insight providers
[00:17:52] - How to ensure merit-based compensation doesn’t fall prey to engagement bait
[00:22:42] - Why does Smartkarma not require exclusivity of content?
[00:25:05] - The challenges of operating in a field with large legacy players
[00:27:11] - How to balance investors, insight providers, and corporate stakeholders
[00:31:03] - Why is Smartkarma based in Singapore?
[00:33:13] - Lessons from expansion into other markets
[00:36:22] - Plans for Smartkarma going forward?
[00:39:31] - Anything else about Smartkarma we haven’t covered?
Connect with Raghav:
Follow Smartkarma on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartkarma
Follow Raghav on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ragkap
Connect with Raghav on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ragkap/
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