Would you rather be an entrepreneur or VC with Ishan Rakshit

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Ishan Rakshit

Co-Founder
Shopflo
Shopflo is a checkout infrastructure platform for Direct to Consumer brands. He was formerly an investor with Elevation Capital, which invested in early stage startups out of India.

Sean has founded multiple companies and done multiple 8 figures worth of business.

He’s currently advising, consulting, and investing in business just like yours.

He knows where you’ve been, and he knows where you’re going.

Book a call with him today to see how he can help you get there smarter, faster, and in a way that aligns with your life goals.

Timestamps

00:00 – Introduction
03:28 – Challenges of Payment Processing in India
06:42 – Building for the Market
10:09 – Solving Problems for Businesses
13:30 – Testing the Waters in the Indian Market to Solve for Growing Brands in the US
16:48 – The Changing Landscape of Startup Fundraising
20:09 – The Benefits and Challenges of Being an Investor vs a Founder
23:31 – The Rationality of Being a Founder and the Benefits of Being an Investor
26:44 – The Value of Anecdotes and Ecosystems in Startups
30:05 – Trust as a Metric for Hiring
33:16 – Building a Sales and Marketing Team in the US

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