Mohit Agarwal, Founder, Adda52.com

Mohit Agarwal, Founder, Adda52.com

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a conversation with Mohit Agarwal, Founder – Adda52.com –  India’s leading poker website. Mohit is an alumnus of IIT Delhi.  He did his MS from the University of California.

Podcast

Overview

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a conversation with Mohit Agarwal, Founder – Adda52.com –  India’s leading poker website. Mohit is an alumnus of IIT Delhi.  He did his MS from the University of California.

Mohit talks about his early life, learnings, and challenges. He explains why he, after graduating from one of the best colleges in the world, decided to come back to India rather than staying in the US. He then talks about Adda52, his startup. He shares with us the challenges he faced while setting up a controversial platform, i.e. poker. He tells what will happen if gambling is legitimized in India.

‘Is it necessary to have a co-founder while setting up a startup?’- The highly successful startup entrepreneur answers one of the most debated questions. He talks about the basic mistakes startup entrepreneurs make. Later, he tells when a startup should decide to scale up.  Mohit gives insights about fundraising and the significance of having a mentor. Before concluding, he talks about his learnings from his failures.

Profile

Adda52.com
Founder
June 2011 – Present
Zentrum Technologies
Vice President
March 2009 – May 2011 (2 years 3 months)
NXP Semiconductors
Department Manager
2008 – December 2008 (1 year)
Conexant
Senior Engineering Manager
April 2007 – December 2008 (1 year 9 months)
Leading a team of 30 people on implementation of MoCA chip
Conexant
1 year 10 months
Project Manager
August 2005 – January 2007 (1 year 6 months)
Leading a team of 10 people on implementation of Gigabit Ethernet Chip
Project Lead
April 2005 – August 2005 (5 months)
Mohit leads a team of 6 people in development of baseband algorithms and
architecture for wireless LAN physical layer.
Ittiam Systems
2 years 9 months
Lead Technical Marketing
July 2004 – April 2005 (10 months)
Mohit was responsible for technical marketing of the wireless LAN business
division in Ittiam. The work involved customer interaction, preparing marketing
collateral and identifying strategic customers for Ittiam’s WLAN IP.
Senior Engineer
April 2004 – July 2004 (4 months)
Team member and primary contributor to the baseband algorithms and fixed
point architecture of Ittiam’s WLAN 802.11a/b/g IP.
Engineer
August 2002 – April 2004 (1 year 9 months)

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