Cofounder @ Mixcloud; DJ and electronic music label boss @ ManMakeMusic; evangelist; community builder; newb triathlete
I have learned sales from scratch at Mixcloud - learning, hiring, training, developing processes, trying out and implementing tools, tracking and understanding KPIs/metrics... all of this to build a more effective, efficient and predictable sales machine.
Cofounder of Internet radio platform Mixcloud, which I have helped bootstrap over the past 5 years from a couple of guys in a warehouse in Wembley, London to the world's biggest community of DJs and curators, reaching well over 10 million people a month.
I have also done a ton of mentoring and advising to other startups, helping with areas such as vision/positioning, concept development, differentiation, pitch narrative/pitch deck refinement, go to market strategy, consumer insight and business model refinement.
Mixcloud is the best, and Nikhil deserves a lot of praise for that. When we first signed up we had some issues and complications. I reached out for help and it was Nikhil himself who guided me through the set-up process and helped me work out all the kinks. He personally followed up with me numerous times to make sure everything was working okay and to see if there was anything else he could do. I was and still am impressed by his hard work and excellent product!
‘Nikhil deeply impressed the judges with his approach to business. His excellent and detailed presentation underlined his analytical ability and nuanced approach. His enthusiasm for market opportunities was infectious and the judges are confident that he will drive the further development of Mixcloud.’ Citation from the judging panel.
During my time at Mixcloud I worked with Nikhil quantifying the markets Mixcloud was to address. Nikhil's entrepreneurial business development skills are second to none. His management of contacts and ability to build viable business cases are particularly advanced as well. A pioneer in the online space, I look forward to watching Nikhil's businesses grow.
Always a pleasure to work with! Fresh thinking and innovative ideas oozing out of every pore!