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DigiLocker architect Amit Ranjan on his journey from a tech entrepreneur to a government innovator

Aug 29, 2021

{{monthName}} {{day}}, {{year}} In this episode of the Prime Ventures Partners podcast, Amit Ranjan talks about his journey from SlideShare to DigiLocker, innovating while working with the government, and how startups can soon leverage the digital infrastructure. 0 CLAPS 0 In 2005, Amit Ranjan began his journey as an entrepreneur and co-founded SlideShare – the popular platform for sharing professional content. Now, as a tech evangelist, Amit works with the government and is a part of government projects like DigiLocker – a digitisation platform for citizen-centric data, OpenForge – a private platform for the government working on the lines of software repository hosting service GitHub, and a few others. “I was very fortunate. Just when I was exiting SlideShare and LinkedIn and trying to figure out what to do next, that was the juncture at which this opportunity came about,” Amit shares in a conversation with Amit Somani, Managing Partner, Prime Venture Partners. Representational Image Amit explains that the development and success of Aadhar led the government to question if there could be any other goods and services that could be built on top of the digital identity capabilities of Aadhar. This, coupled with the success of companies like Google, Yahoo, etc, brought into the limelight the paradigm of openness (like open source, data, APIs) that drives the internet. Takeaways from SlideShare Amit started his journey at SlideShare in 2005 and exited it seven years later. He says that one of the two learnings that have stuck with him is finding the optimum mix of art and science. "Peter Thiel explains it the best way. Startups are a 0-1, 1-5, 5-10, 10-50, and 50-100 journey. And at different parts of this journey, you need to think, act, and behave very differently. The range of solutions that you have in the 0-1 phase, which tends towards the art part, tends to be very different from what you would do in the 10-50 and the 50-100 phase," he explains. And the other lesson was realising the role and value of building the right technology culture. “Become a magnet for the best people in the industry, attract them towards your startup, be able to hire, train and induct them to perform at a very high level, plan their career progression, and make sure that they feel rewarded. If you can do a good job with the people function, that is 50 percent of your job,” Amit says. ALSO READ

Amit Ranjan Investments

17 Investments

Amit Ranjan has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in Lal10 as part of their Seed VC - II on March 3, 2020.

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Amit Ranjan Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/13/2020

Seed VC - II

Lal10

$1.1M

Yes

7

2/25/2020

Seed VC

Pepper Content

$0.31M

Yes

1

6/25/2019

Seed VC - II

TapChief

$0.65M

Yes

2

6/8/2018

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

4/9/2018

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

3/13/2020

2/25/2020

6/25/2019

6/8/2018

4/9/2018

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Lal10

Pepper Content

TapChief

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$1.1M

$0.31M

$0.65M

$99M

$99M

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Yes

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Sources

7

1

2

10

10

Amit Ranjan Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Amit Ranjan has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was TapChief on February 16, 2021.

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2/16/2021

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