Fireside Chat: Made for India, Made in India - the Newshunt story
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Virendra Gupta, founder and CEO of Newshunt, says, “The next 500 million mobile Internet users that will emerge in India will largely be local language first - they will create and consume content and services in local languages. Our vision is to be a dominant part of their first Internet experience and serve these users with world-class products starting with Newshunt, eBooks, iPayy and many more to come. As part of this journey, we wish to partner with the entire local language ecosystem and work with passionate and talented entrepreneurs in building the first real, large scale Made in India, Made for India platform.”
“We are on the cusp of creating India’s local language Internet. This is the real Internet for India. All stakeholders must come together and work closely to digitize and make content freely available. Newshunt has the responsibility to shape this ecosystem by enabling discovery as well as monetization of content." says, Vikram Vaidyanathan, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India
An entrepreneur who wants to give you the digital world content in your hand & in your own language, a large market opportunity and a partner to support him scale his dreams – that’s what Newshunt’s story looks like. Virendra is aiming to bring all the content you love in the language you love to the mobile.
Hear this passionate entrepreneur and a young investor as they share their personal experiences and engage in a candid conversation on Mobile Internet for the real Bharat – creating a local language platform.
When: 13th March, 2015
Where: Ver Se Innovation Pvt Ltd
No. 2, 1st Main, 1st Block
Koramangala, Jakkasandra Extension.
Bangalore – 560 034.
Registration: begins at 5:00pm
Fireside Chat: 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Networking over snacks & drinks: 7:15 pm onwards
About Virendra Gupta
Virendra is the founder and CEO of Ver Se Innovation, the company behind Newshunt and iPayy. Before founding Ver Se, Viru has worked for companies such as Trilogy, Airtel, OnMobile, BPL Mobile. Viru’s mantra in life is to take on hard problems, build great teams to solve these problems and then execute relentlessly.
Virendra holds a Masters of Management degree from IIT Bombay and is an engineer by background.
About Vikram Vaidyanathan
Vikram is a Managing Director at Matrix India, an early stage VC firm. He is involved with over 10 investments as part of the Matrix team across sectors including Mobile, Video, Local services, SME Tech and Fin-Tech. He is keen to partner with founders and team that are committed to turning India’s growth story into reality.
He is an MBA from IIM Bangalore and an engineer trained at RVCE Bangalore. Vikram started with a background in embedded systems and wireless technology companies and worked in McKinsey across multiple sectors.