EP #31 Anurag Avula from Shopmatic

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This week’s special guest is Anurag Avula from Shopamatic.  Anurag is the CEO of Shopmatic, a Singapore-based e-commerce company that has been launched to help business owners sell their products and services online. From developing a unique web store, to listing businesses on marketplaces and to giving insights on how to sell online, Shopmatic helps business owners manage the full spectrum of what is required to grow their businesses. Prior to launching Shopmatic in December 2014, Anurag was the Senior Director for Merchant Sales, Strategy, and Operations at PayPal Asia-Pacific, where he met the other co-founders of Shopmatic.

Together, we discuss how Anurag was able to apply his learnings from the corporate days to starting Shopmatic and the advantages of having the corporate experience prior. Also, Anurag emphasizes that “There is always strength in numbers”.  Having great co-founders to overcome the lows and celebrate the highs and shares his thoughts on what qualities to seek for when finding your co-founders.  Hope you guys enjoy this one!


Daniel Song
Daniel Song

Daniel Song is an early-stage venture capitalist at Access Ventures. He has extensive global experience working in three major tech cities - Berlin, San Francisco & Seoul and is now focusing on early-stage tech investments in Korea & Southeast Asia. Previously, Daniel has worked in ad-tech for five years at Glispa (Berlin) & Tapjoy (SF / Seoul) leading business development. Prior to that, Daniel worked in a variety of corporate finance and data analytics roles within the tech sector, beginning his career with Bank of America in Los Angeles. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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