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Founder Thesis - ThePodium.in EPISODE 65, 9th September 2021
Rising from the ashes | Rahul Pagidipati @ Zebpay
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Rising from the ashes | Rahul Pagidipati @ Zebpay

In India, Cryptocurrency is one of those tech innovations that has hit more headlines than any other! From influencers promoting it on social media to companies sponsoring major sporting events, the popularity of these virtual digital currencies has risen in India.

In this episode of the Founder Thesis podcast, Akshay Datt speaks with Rahul Pagidipati, CEO, ZebPay, India’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange. He is a second-generation Indian American and has been a part of the global start-up ecosystem for the past 20 years.

Rahul fondly recalls his earlier days when he started numerous ventures in India and the US and fell in love with investing. This is when he came across Bitcoin and Blockchain and decided to invest in ZebPay. Little did he know that the company will face uncertainty due to RBI’s ban on cryptocurrency.

However, in 2020, after a two-year hiatus, ZebPay was relaunched, with Rahul taking over as CEO.

Tune in to this episode to hear Rahul speak about how ZebPay is disrupting the way people transact and invest with its ground-breaking financial innovations.

Key takeaways:

  • Experience of running a venture in India in the late 90s.
  • India’s response to cryptocurrency.
  • The ZebPay’s survival story.