E84 - Simplifying Finances for India w/Clear's Archit Gupta


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In this Episode, I (@Jivraj Singh Sachar) speak with Archit Gupta, Founder & CEO of Clear (previously known as ClearTax). Clear is one of India’s largest FinTech - SaaS Companies, ambitiously simplifying millions of financial lives. Started by Archit Gupta a decade before, Clear had the sole mission of simplifying tax filings for the masses when it ventured out. Turn to present day, and they’ve not just dominated the niche of tax filings, but also disrupted the enterprise side of Financial Management and they continue to innovate, positively impacting the entire continuum of an Indian’s financial life. Through this conversation we discuss: 1. (02:24) : The Importance of a Beginner's Mindset as a Founder 2. (07:41) : Consolidating on top of Natural PMF with ClearTax 3. (13:33) : From Tax to Financial Simplification -> From Product to Platform  4. (18:18) : Curating the best set of Partners for the Journey -> The first company from India to get funded by Y-Combinator, Founders Fund and having other incredible investors.  5. (25:35) : How does Archit think about Team Building for  Clear? 6. (28:45) : Decoding the cultural values of Clear 7. (32:39) : Practising and Scaling cultural tenants  8. (38:22) : How has Archit scaled as a founder through the past decade of building Clear? 9. (42:33) : The Importance of Empathy and How Archit has developed it intricately? 10. (45:15) : Navigating Challenging Situations & Approaching them Head-On 11. (49:06) : What is the eventual mission and vision of building Clear & being an Entrepreneur? 12. (53:46) : Conclusion Hope you liked the 84th Masterclass on the Indian Silicon Valley Podcast - Simplifying Finances 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.