Startup Guides

Seated man, Mudassir Sheikha the co-founder and CEO of Careem, reviews 3 consequences of hypergrowth

3 Consequences of Hypergrowth & How to Prepare

Growing at a rate of nearly 30 percent per month turned Careem, a mobile-based ride-hailing service, into the first unicorn of the Middle East. But rapid growth created internal strain. Co-founder and CEO Mudassir Sheikha shares how creating a distinct culture helped Careem navigate the challenges of scaling.

14 min read

Expert Insights

Male entrepreneur seated for an interview, sharinf tips on fundraising and scaling a startup.

Nick Grouf Shares Insights on Fundraising & Scaling

What do common mistakes do most founders make when raising money and scaling? Nick Grouf shares insights on fundraising, founding teams, and how the role of founder-CEO changes as you scale.

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Sanchali Pal’s Journey Founding & Growing a Mission-Driven Startup

Sanchali Pal, co-founder and CEO of Joro—a technology platform that enables users to track their carbon footprints on their smartphones and make choices that positively impact climate change— engages in an informal discussion with Shikhar Ghosh about her decision to found and build a social impact startup. She shares insights she gained on raising capital and adapting to the constantly evolving role of CEO at a growing early-stage company.

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