#Throwback

🚀 Recently, I had the opportunity to join an insightful panel alongside some incredible minds - Vandana Jain from Evident Capital, Priyank Jain, Co-founder of Soup-X, and the insightful moderator, Riten (Fueler).

Initially, I had my reservations, but thanks to Jatin Chaudhary's generosity in extending multiple invites, I decided to dive in. Grateful that I could overcome my inhibitions.

I questioned whether I could bring anything new to the table, considering my previous engagements on similar topics. It felt like everything I could share was already out there, accessible as playbooks or online courses. And as for my own and my brand's journey, well, it's right there on the internet for anyone to read.

But here's what this experience taught me:

1. Sometimes, we underestimate the value of our unique insights and journeys. We might think we've shared enough knowledge already, but there's always a fresh perspective or a new angle to offer. Your experiences are your own, and they can resonate with others on their own entrepreneurial journey.

2. The D2C space in India has indeed seen its fair share of repetition, especially in the post-COVID world. It's easy to fall into the same patterns and practices, but true pioneers stand out through innovation. Let's challenge the status quo and explore ways to set ourselves apart, beyond just products and sales channels.

Speaking at Draper Startup House and eChai Ventures event(s) is always a joy, and this time, it reminded me of the unique energy in Bangalore's startup ecosystem. It's an energy unlike any other, with an audience whose enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge were truly palpable.

And as we navigate the D2C landscape in India, let's remember that innovation, sustainable growth and authenticity are our guiding lights. While fundraising remains crucial, our focus should remain on building robust foundations, delivering exceptional customer experiences, and nurturing our long-term vision.

Here's to more enriching conversations and pushing the boundaries of D2C in Bharat! 🚀🇮🇳
eChai Business Partner Program

eChai Business Partner Program helps businesses and organisations get visibility and engagement within the eChai network.

Preferred eChai Business Partners
Biziverse
Empowering Indian Businesses with Easy and Powerful ERP + CRM Software to Increase Sales and Optimize Operations.
SaaS Startups
FirstSales.io
The only outreaching tool you will need to generate leads on autopilot.
Mumbai 100, SaaS Startups
Bootstart
Bootstart is a coworking space with presence in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa.
Coworking Spaces
58Miles
We design and make the most exciting and functional bags.
STIR Advisors
Driving business growth with strategic M&A, business consultancy, and advanced financial models
Hearty Mart
Hearty Mart brings the 21st century retail format to the rural and semi urban market.
Ahmedabad 100, Food
Redicine Medsol
Creating a device to improve medical adherence for cardiac & cancer patients
Healthcare
Zepul
Zepul has developed an AI enabled Talent Acquisition marketplace to help companies find the right candidates and vice versa by engaging community recruiters on demand.
HR Tools and Agencies
Draper Startup House
Enabling Startup Communities through living and working spaces!
Coworking Spaces, Investment Partners
Creatosaurus
Creatosaurus simplifies the workflow of creators & teams with an all-in-one creator stack to tell stories at scale.
Marketing Tools
Pro Zero Carbon
Helping companies reach net zero through their comprehensive software and data backed sustainability solutions.
Climate Tech
Allevents
Discover Events Happening in Your City
Ahmedabad 100, SaaS Startups
ES Healthcare Centre
Gujarat's first premium healthcare centre, Your one stop solution for all medical essentials.
Healthcare
Candour Legal
Candour legal is India's top-rated law firm providing all legal services under one roof.
Legal Services
IBGrid
An all-in-one investment banking solution for India
Fundraising
Mantras2Success
Helping you Hire, Retain & Manage Talent across India, USA, UK, Canada & Australia.
Because
Full stack Branding and Marketing agency. Helping businesses turn into brands.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
Growth Iris
A digital agency built to help SaaS companies find their GTM and generate leads willing to buy subscriptions.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
CoKarma
CoKarma is a coworking space and a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and businesses in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
ZenDevX
ZenDevX is a NoCode development platform to develop enterprise-grade web applications, back-office admin panels, and REST-API for mobile apps.
Development Tools, SaaS Startups
MICAverse
MICAverse : The Metaverse Lab
Timechain Labs
Timechain labs is a global professional blockchain development services company with leading capabilities in blockchain solutions.
LegalWiz.in
Leading Legal Tech company enabling startups & MSMEs to #StartProtectManage business through online CA, CS & legal services.
Ahmedabad 100, LegalTech
DevX
Collaborative workspaces that ignites innovation and a Venture Fund also.
Ahmedabad 100, Coworking Spaces, Fundraising, Investment Partners
The Headquarters
The Headquarters is a flexible office space provider who renders services in fully furnished offices, Managed offices and co-working offices. They have presence in 15 buildings with a portfolio of 3,75,000 Sft in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
About eChai Business Partner Program:

eChai Business Partner Program helps businesses and organisations get visibility and engagement within the eChai network.

Key benefits:

  • Engagement at relevant in-person eChai Meetups (~4 meetups/year)
  • Listing on preferred eChai Business Partners page (1 year duration)
  • Feature on eChai.Ventures

eChai Business Partner program starts with Rs. 50,000+GST per year.

You can reach out to Jatin Chaudhary, Co-Founder, eChai Ventures over WhatsApp or over email at [email protected] to explore more about it.