SEED TO SCALE Podcast Series by Accel

INSIGHTS #56 - Sairee Chahal on building SHEROES

Episode Summary

Sairee gives us a glimpse into her journey from starting her career in international relations and stumbling across entrepreneurship while still in college to starting a consulting firm and finally landing on her tryst with consumer internet. Sairee shares her story of how her mad optimism about internet growth and a desire to do something to solve the gender gap triggered her to start SHEROES. Notes: 03:38 – Sairee’s formative years 09:28 – First stint with entrepreneurship: SAITA Consulting 12:25 – Starting Fleximoms 19:45 – Transition to SHEROES 24:50 – The product journey 29:06 – Trends that led to the pivot to social network 33:28 – Successful initiatives and ones that didn’t fly 36:40 – Advice to founders building product-led communities 39:55 – How can more female founders get funded 43:14 – Advice to younger female founders

Episode Notes

The 56th episode of the INSIGHTS podcast features Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO of SHEROES- a social networking platform with over 20M women. Sairee is also an Aspen Fellow and serves on the board of Paytm Payments Bank. She has been an entrepreneur for 15+ years. In this episode, Sairee shares insights on building successful products around communities

To learn more about Sairee’s inspiring journey, tune in to the latest episode of the Insights Podcast by Accel.