#20 – Mehtab Bhogal – How to build a community and monetize it
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Mehtab Bhogal is a young entrepreneur who has built several engaged communities around his passions and turned them into huge companies with massive preorders. He is the Co-Founder of Karta Ventures, a company that specializes in providing consumer brands or ecommerce stores with a funding source to fuel growth.

Bullet points

  • 00:30 – Intro
  • 01:50 – The first experience as an entrepreneur: creating a community
  • 03:10 – Dropping out of college
  • 05:10 – Working in digital marketing
  • 06:50 – The guitar community
  • 11:25 – The top three strategies for building a strong community
  • 13:10 – Starting to monetize
  • 14:00 – Getting other forums to participate in the community
  • 15:05 – Facebook Groups and other options
  • 18:15 – The transition towards Horizon Devices
  • 21:25 – The beginning of Karta Ventures
  • 23:30 – Looking to invest in other companies
  • 24:45 – Karta Ventures investments
  • 29:35 – Getting capital for deals
  • 33:30 – When to resell the company
  • 35:23 – Scaling the deal flow
  • 36:50 – The most common mistakes in ecommerce
  • 38:37 – Identifying a smart business owner
  • 40:10 -The characteristics of the best businesses
  • 42:10 – Rapid fire question round
  • 42:38 – Any unusual drinking or eating habits?
  • 43:09 – How do you get into a state of flow?
  • 45:40 – What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with?
  • 47:57 – What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school?
  • 50:32 – What books had the biggest impact on your life?
  • 53:00 – What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start?
  • 55:57 – Any advice for your previous boss or bosses?
  • 57:01 – What do you do or where do you go to get inspired?
  • 59:00 – How would you double USD 5K in 24h?
  • 01:00:00 – What’s the best advice ever given to you?
  • 01:02:28 – What silly thing should people do more of?
  • 01:02:55 – Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses?
  • 01:03:33 – How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do?
  • 01:04:25 – What makes you happiest?
  • 01:05:15 – Where to reach Mehtab
  • 01:06:02 – Any asks or requests for the audience?

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