[YS TV] InMobi’s Naveen Tewari on an Entrepreneur’s Mindset

InMobi is one of the poster-boys of the Indian startup scene ably headed by founder, Naveen Tewari. Since inception in the Asia-Pacific region in 2007, InMobi has grown to become the largest independent mobile ad network and a global leader in the mobile technology space. Here, we get in a candid chat with Naveen at the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2012 and try to understand his mindset and things that enabled them to become a truly global company.

The biggest challenge with the mindset of Indian entrepreneurs according to Naveen, still is thinking big. “It seems like an obvious thing but the belief is still not there. We need to break the shackles and not think ‘going global’ is an impediment. You should just go for it!” (But there’s a caveat as well). He goes on to explain the three things why he thinks inMobi has reached the scale it has…

Naveen believes in quantum leaps and talks about growth rates of 10x to 20x. To support this, there always needs to be support from a bulging team. “We take in very passionate people who want to make an impact. The culture is very very result driven!” explains Naveen and details further into the work culture of inMobi.

inMobi has made three acquisitions till now and Naveen talks about this process along with his motivation to startup. Furthermore, to wrap up, he talks about the challenges which come with scale… Roll on to the video to learn more…