Hey there, Welcome!
Hello, My name is Santosh Panda. I started my entrepreneurship journey back in 2007, much before startups were “cool.” I built Explara - an event ticketing and management platform by developing a SaaS solution. For a decade, I hustled and went from bootstrapping to VC funding to $11m in gross revenue.
Back in the day, I didn’t have the ecosystem to support me or correct my mistakes. But, lucky for you, it’s all there today!
I’m now on a mission to scale India's startup success further.
Introducing my new venture, Foundership Accelerator! It is an execution focussed accelerator by founders for startups.
We leverage a Founder Network where you will be matched with an incredible set of founder mentors who understands your stage, space, and growth challenges.
Founder Learning by Santosh Panda
Letting go is a powerful thing in business. It gives you an opportunity for course correction, builds new momentums, and new avenues. Let go People - Those who can't wait longer or don't align the vision of impactful journey (of course with a struggle) or you don't make sense for them.
My Blog Posts
10 emails that made my journey from Bootstrap to 100% Dead to Profit
May 6, 2020
Finland, the Year 2000 and love for startups
Feb 4, 2020
How I transformed my business from a low-ticket model to enterprise SaaS in the South East Asia market
Nov 8, 2019
StartupSaaSSellingSouth East Asia
Meetup’s Network Effect will diminish
Oct 18, 2019
Musings on Founder Mentality
Oct 8, 2018
I initiated a "probono" mentoring network to support startup founders from India's 2nd/3rd tier city and also South East Asia. I could hear and guide 175+ startup founders during May, June and July 2020. We created a vibrant community called "Grittiest" (a WhatsApp group) to support each other.
I also support various VCs, Angels and Startup folks as part of their mentoring initiatives.
Here are some of the appreciations for my work: