E83 - Democratizing High Quality Education for India w/Vedantu's Vamsi Krishna


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In this Episode, I speak (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) with Vamsi Krishna, Co-founder & CEO of Vedantu. Democratizing high quality education for 35 Million Indian Students per month, Vedantu is a phenomenal long-term organization solving one of the most fundamental problems in the country. Started in 2014 by a group of friends who had previously established a chain of offline engineering tuition centers with Lakshya, live tutoring was not main-stream back in the day, and there were a bunch of questions that everyone raised. The Vedantu team trusted themselves and kept their eye on the mission, without deterring or deviating especially when it got bumpy. 7 years in, Vedantu is a unicorn company, has over 200,000 paid consumers and is unlocking massive value. Through the conversation we discuss the following pointers! 1. (02:31) : Vamsi Krishna's journey of going from IIT to starting a Coaching Institute to starting up Vedantu  2. (06:51) : Investing in the long run & knowing the importance of the finer aspects ~ Long Term Vision & Short Term Execution 3. (13:34) : Understanding what "Flow" means & How one can leverage Flow as an Entrepreneur 4. (18:52) : Decoding the incredible culture at Vedantu!  ~ Building a shared identity in the form of Vedans 5. (24:27) : How does Vedantu keep intact & scale Student Obsession? 6. (30:51) : How does Vamsi make the hard decisions? 7. (38:12) : The clarity of thought as a Founder ~ How does this get achieved through the journey? 8. (45:39) : How does Vamsi manage his time & ensure that he is his most productive self, almost always? 9. (54:49) : Not letting the small things divert focus & optimising for efficiency 10. (57:00) : Energy Management matters more than anything else 11. (58:23) : Guardrails of building a Category Creating Company  12. (1:00:55) : ConclusionHope you liked the 83rd Episode of the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast - Democratizing High Quality Education for India! That was it from this Episode, thanks again for tuning in! :) If you liked the episode, do share with your friends or drop us a quick review! Also, do follow us on social media to stay updated with all new episodes: Twitter: https://twitter.com/isv_podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/indian-silicon-valley-podcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiansiliconvalleypodcast/ Gallery of all Episodes: https://airtable.com/shrTOFf1z5UT0q9p8 I am Jivraj, the host and if you have anything you would like to share with me, feel free to reach out via: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jivrajsinghsachar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jivraj_sachar Or, you can directly reach out to me via WhatsApp: https://bit.ly/Indian_Silicon_Valley_Podcast You can also subscribe to the YouTube Channel of the Podcast : https://www.youtube.com/c/IndianSiliconValley/ "If you never try, you never know" Stay Tuned, Keep Building.