Karthik Reddy, Blume Ventures

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Karthik Reddy

Siddhartha Ahluwalia

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Karthik Reddy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blume Ventures, one of best early stage Venture Capital Funds in India.Blume Ventures started in 2010 as $20 million fund. Today the 3rd fund of Blume is $100 million. Blume has invested in 120 startups in the last 8 years. Some of the well known startups in Blume portfolio are TaxiForSure, GreyOrange Robotics, Unacademy, Locus, Exotel, Mettl.Karthik shares very candidly in the podcast:1. Why to build for an IPO” is the only thing Founders should aim for and nothing less2. How Focus on new behaviour creation leads to creation of incredibly large long term value in the world. 3. Why to build a very large business without the capacity to storytelling is fooling yourself. 4. How founders who build 50 – 100x ventures punish themselves5. Why the early exits are never phenomenal.6. Why good storytelling is must in founding teams which make it large7. The Life Time Value (LTV) of a founder8. The Purpose of Blume is to nurture really passionate entrepreneurs who are trying to solve really hard problems.

Part of The Neon Show

Hi, I am your host Siddhartha! I have been an entrepreneur from 2012 – 2017 building two products AddoDoc and Babygogo. After selling my company to SHEROES, I and my partner Nansi decided to start up again. But we felt unequipped in our skillset in 2018 to build a large company. We had known 0 – 1 journey from our startups but lacked the experience of building 1 – 10 journeys. 

Hence was born the Neon Show (Earlier 100x Entrepreneur) to learn from founders and investors, the mindset to scale yourself and your company. This quest still keeps us excited even after 5 years and doing 200+ episodes. 

We welcome you to our journey to understand what goes behind building a super successful company. Every episode is done with a very selfish motive, that I and Nansi should come out as a better entrepreneur and professional after absorbing the learnings.


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