Conversation with Govindraj Ethiraj at The Core

Govind had interviewed me for Economic Times the day my IndiaWorld deal on November 30, 1999. It was good to speak to him begin in the context of my book about my entrepreneurial journey of 30+ years.

From the introduction:

Rajesh Jain is an entrepreneur with many feathers in his cap. Known as the dotcom pioneer of India, Jain began his journey in the 1990s establishing IndiaWorld. The company was one of the first Indian online portals that had news, email, and chat.

He is also the founder of Netcore Cloud, a global marketing technology company that offers AI-powered marketing automation and analytics solutions. The company is headquartered in Mumbai and has over 15 offices across the world in places such as the US, UAE, UK, Germany, Singapore and Malaysia.

The Core’s founder and editor Govindraj Ethiraj spoke to Jain about his journey as an entrepreneur which is marked by successes and failures that have shaped his perspective on business and growth.  Jain’s first venture emerged in 1995 that coincided with the early rise of the internet in India.

“If I look back at my 30 years as an entrepreneur, I have probably succeeded twice and failed more than 30 times. But that’s what I like,” Jain said.

Speaking to The Core, Jain said that Netcore did not grow for the first seven or eight years. “I was coming to with lots of ideas and failing. In 2007, I decided to hire a CEO. Then we got serious about creating business solutions to solve real problems that businesses have,” he said.


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An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.