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Startup Series with Raghav Chandra, UrbanClap – Part 1

The Story:

Learn from the successful entrepreneurial journey of Raghav Chandra, Co-founder of UrbanClap (now known as Urban Company) about the mistakes startups tend to make initially and how to avoid them.

Minute 2.30

UrbanClap has solved a very ‘obvious‘ problem. India has a growing sector of households in need of services but not enough companies to connect such households to the service providers.

Minute 4.12

Raghav stresses on the fact that any amount of learning on how hard entrepreneurship would be, is going to fall short of the real experience. The only way to learn it – is to do it!

Minute 4.29

The first phase of UrbanClap was to build it as a lead-gen platform connecting customers to professionals based on their requirements. Today, UrbanClap does zero lead gen.

DR Pro Tip: Change the business model if required, don’t set it in stone. 

Minute 7.11

“Have a strong grip on the value you are trying to create aka the problem you are trying to solve.”

Dialogue Room questions discussed in the video:

  • What was the inspiration behind UrbanClap?
  • What were the first few mistakes you made?
  • What were the key skills that helped you keep going?
  • If you had the chance, would you do anything differently?

A brief on UrbanClap: 

UrbanClap is India’s and UAE’s largest home service provider. Do you want a yoga teacher? A plumber? A manicure? Choose from over 25,000 trained and trusted professionals to take care of all your needs. Booking services through their app is quick, easy and hassle-free.

Watch Raghav speak about bootstrapping and funding your startup here!

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