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Ep 107: We Patrol The Internet ft. IDfy
5d ago
Ep 107: We Patrol The Internet ft. IDfy
Join us as we talk to Ashok Hariharan, the CEO of IDfy about their story. Ashok earned his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State Engineering and went on to complete his MBA at the Indian School of Business. His career as a hardware engineer includes positions at Acterna, Coree Networks, Marconi Communications, Laurel Networks, and Astuto Networks. He also served as a strategy manager at British Telecom. In 2008, he founded Gaboli Online Services and has been the CEO of IDfy since May 2011. 🏢 About IDfy: IDfy is an Integrated Identity Platform that combats fraud with advanced KYC, KYB, and verification solutions. Recognized by Deloitte and Forbes in 2023, IDfy performs 2 million daily verifications. Key offerings include APIs for verification, a video onboarding platform, RiskAI for risk management, IDfy360 for custom workflows, and CrimeCheck for legal history checks. 🌐 For more visit - https://ajuniorvc.com/podcast/ Playlists🎬: 🎙️Founders Unfiltered: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZb75L7Qi_1r_yCxtrkFtTqwgoKj8f66 🎥 AJVC BTS: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZb75L7Qi_2SqAGAJ0_rS1--1u82jvfL 🦄 Start-up Chronicles: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZb75L7Qi_0ujPMygWRZQcJBK250BXbC 🔎 AJVC Insights: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZb75L7Qi_00SpPyAU_zhicXdehoNuBd 🎯 Deep Dives: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZb75L7Qi_2BHzAOji1wBEKjXo-go7e6 📈 Founder Insights: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUZb75L7Qi_1L3HjHLvNUQgPWGrfcoc-q 🎤 About the Hosts : Aviral Bhatnagar is a VC at Venture Highway and is the Founder of A Junior VC. He started the A Junior VC Newsletter in 2018 after observing whitespace in conversations in the Indian Venture ecosystem. He completed his B. Tech from IIT Bombay and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Mazin Biviji is a Product Owner at Agoda and a founding member of A Junior VC. He previously worked at Deloitte as a Senior Consultant. He completed his MSE and BSE from the University of Michigan and his MBA from INSEAD. 🌍 Join us at https://ajuniorvc.com/community/ to be a part of an exclusive community and grab the opportunity to question and hear our guests live every Sunday. 🚀 AJVC: https://ajuniorvc.com/ ✂ Editing Credits: 1. Neel Panji - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neel-panji-598b7b176/ 2. Sweta Singhania - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sweta-singhania-755b92183/ 🔎 Research: 1. Ayush Kumar - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayushkcs/ 2. Sahil Nizam - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahilnizam12/ 3. Aditya Chauhan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aditya-chauhan-27b298177 4. Deepthi Nagoorkar - https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepthi-nagoorkar-64408085/ 00:00 Intro 02:24 Rapid Fire 08:24 Early Days 17:02 First Company 19:01 Meeting the Co-founder 20:33 The Idea 22:30 Post Ideation 23:51 Failure of the First Version 25:20 Start of the Enterprise Business 25:53 Initial Pitch 28:32 Growth Stage 29:50 The Struggles 31:21 Leadership lessons in Growth Phase 33:36 Vipassana 35:12 The North Star 37:07 Culture and Transition 38:57 Leadership Development 41:58 The Website 45:10 Fraud 1:00:18 Accelerated Growth 01:04:26 Unfiltered Feedback #ajvc #startups #india