How To Build Company With 0 Revenue & India's Largest Job Platform - Apna Founder | FO 216 Raj Shamani

Raj Shamani's Figuring Out

Jun 18 2024 • 1 hr 7 mins

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Timestamps: (00:00) - Introduction (02:41) - Nirmit’s childhood (04:33) - Starting his first company (08:21) - Company to impress a girl (12:00) - How he went to America (12:42) - How he ended up at Stanford (17:44) - How he worked for Apple (19:40) - Job interview at Apple (21:39) - The importance of quality in a product (22:31) - Tim Cook, excellency at scale (26:02) - His learnings from Intel (32:58) - Japan’s brain branding (35:06) - His learnings from Apple (38:08) - How Apna started (43:05) - Difference between blue collar jobs & white collar jobs (50:00) - India’s unique problem (55:26) - How does a company become a unicorn (1:05:14) - Thank you! My gear for shooting this video:

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In today’s episode of Figuring Out, we have Nirmit Parikh in conversation with Raj Shamani. He is the Founder and CEO of Apna which is one of India’s largest jobs and professional networking platforms. In this episode, we talked about how when he was 19, he started his first company. He then shared the backstory of starting that company Cruxbox to impress his girlfriend, and then how he ended up doing a master's, interning at Intel, and then working at Apple. He then shared his experience working at Apple and what makes Apple so excellent at what it does. He also shared one learning he learned while working at Intel and Apple. We discussed an interesting story of how Apna got big and what worked for it. Towards the end, we talked about what are blue-collar and white-collar jobs and how we can define them. He shared interesting statistics about Apna’s business. We discussed the problems that India is currently facing and how we can solve them. We ended our conversation by talking about how without even generating much revenue, Apna became a unicorn company and how does a company become a unicorn. If you want to listen to more such interesting episodes then subscribe to our channel. Follow Nirmit Parikh Here: Twitter: LinkedIn: Follow Apna Here: Instagram: YouTube: Twitter: LinkedIn: Facebook: To Know More, Follow Raj Shamani On ⤵︎

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