'I Wish I Knew This’ Series
Mishaal Nathani in conversation with Arjun Vaidya
How often have you learned something and realized that it would have helped you in a lot of situations? How often have you wished you had known something earlier? How often have you realized that you learnt something a little too late?
Now what if I told you that I had something that can help you learn a lot of the things that the future you would otherwise have wished you knew? A way to get to learn from the journey without going through the journey?
For the first episode, I speak to Arjun Vaidya. In October 2016, Arjun quit his job to take on the 150-year-old family legacy of Ayurvedic formulations that his grandfather left behind. Dr. Vaidya’s successfully repackaged the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda and emerged as India’s largest Ayurveda brand online. The brand has successfully reached 1m+ consumers across 500+ cities and 16,500+ pin codes in India.
Through the journey, Arjun was also the first Ayurvedic Entrepreneur to be featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List for and Business World 40 Under 40 List! Dr. Vaidya’s also won Youth SMB of the Year from Amazon and the Retail Startup Award from the Retailers Association of India. In June 2019, Dr. Vaidya’s partnered with the USD 4b RP Sanjiv Goenka Group and has now been acquired by the group – making it one of India’s first successful D2C exits.
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In the past 3 years, I've graduated from Law School, founded a creative agency, got into Harvard Business School, worked in the CEO's Office at a fast growing e-commerce startup, launched a newsletter, and now I'm working in venture capital. None of this would have been possible without the support and guidance of my mentors and friends around me.
Having said that, there's a lot I know today that I wish I knew while going through the journey. I’m really excited to collaborate with Network Capital and do a series of fireside chats on topics that I wish I had more information about during my journey.