“Dream Big. Work hard. Make it happen.”
Such is the story of our guest today – Anshoo Sharma. The founder and CEO of Magicpin, the largest discovery platform for offline retail in India. Anshoo shares with us his entrepreneurial journey in the most honest way possible.
He is a risk-taker and an extremely talented man. He holds a computer science degree from Delhi University and has worked in the engineering domain before he decided to write CAT in order to further explore bigger avenues in life. As a result of which he went on to pursue an MBA at the premier Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Being the passionate and inquisitive man that he is, he won many awards as he tried his hands at as many competitions that were being held every now and then during his 2-year MBA program. Eventually, he got the offer from the global management consultancy, Bains & Co. where he worked for almost 4 years as a consultant advising corporates across Telecom, FMCG and Healthcare.
He also shares his experience of being a venture partner with Lightspeed India for 10 long years. He provides extraordinary insights into the world of investing, marketing, raising funds, successfully scaling up a business, and improvising.
In this episode, he shares with us the inside details of his journey so far and how with sheer determination of making it BIG, he started Magicpin. A relentless man who never shied away from following his heart. Whether it was moving to a new city altogether or getting married to the long time love of his life. He has always pushed his boundaries and taken the leap of faith in all his life’s decisions.
Anshoo continues to thrive and currently all his focus is on Magicpin and providing a seamless experience to its users. Amidst the Covid circumstances, he chooses to remain optimistic and firmly believes that there are larger opportunities on the way.
Here are our Key Takeaways from the episode:
- Building a platform to successfully impact the offline retail space
- Lessons you need to know when venturing into a VC firm and how the venture model runs
- Is the consultancy background worth it? How to ask the right questions when making the decision to switch
- How to invest prudently and build a long-term network