Stoa Digest #80: 🕶️ To many firsts 🕶️
This year, let's not miss any shots. Take them and reap the rewards!
📰🗞️ News Flash Stoans 🗞️📰
Charter fever is in the air; different WhatsApp groups are being formed, Gmeet links are being shared, and Notion dashboards are being created BUT BUT is work getting done? XD
Don’t worry folks, we got you! Here’s our LXD team at Stoa sending some motivation your way to get you up and running for the Charter season. Be the Will Smith you need and get working on leaving the Charter jury smitten by you. (Are we getting better at wordplay or what, c’mon!)
In other news around Charter,
Park+ raised ₹140 crores in its Series C round.
The Whole Truth raised $15 million in its Series B round.
Just, FYI! :)
🐝 Community Buzz 🐝
The thought that kept bugging me last weekend, I should have recorded the Community Mixer man! XD
Our community is like a deep web of talent, haha. We have musicians, storytellers, poets, rappers, writers, designers, dancers, and this and that. I mean, it is hard to keep track after a point but we aren’t complaining. The last Community Mixer was a night of pure talent showcase and bananas cheerleading.
Kudos to every Stoan who performed and truly made it a beautiful evening for the rest of us. Nitin from C6, Bhavya from C7, Shubham and Nitin from C8, Nikhil from C9, and Pranay from C10, y’all were LIT and can’t wait to form a mini Stoa jam gang soon!
Meanwhile, Cohort 9 along with their beloved Cohort Manager, Madhu had a mini Bangalore meet-up with the sole purpose of igniting FOMO amongst the rest of the cohort members. Am I right or am I right?? XD
Nishant Maheshwari from Cohort 9 has been taking Linkedin by storm for the past few weeks. He has undertaken a 30-day challenge of creating catchy, and witty copies for brands and we are in awe. Check it out, folks!
One such creative to oomph your excitement for the series.
🔊 BTS at Stoa 🔊
Our Stoa community is mindblowing, without a doubt but so is our Stoa team. Here’s a new series where we’ll introduce our community to our amazing and super-talented Stoa team members. Presenting, Behind the Scenes at Stoa! 🔥
Ruthvik’s professional journey so far-
After working with Tinder’s campus representative program and Under 25 in university, I had my eye set on content marketing; I had been creating content for 10 years already. I had also started a news company, The Archive News, in college and ran it for about three years.I started my professional journey in marketing at Schbang where I handled brands like Domino’s Pizza India, Third Eye Distillery and Cashfree Payments.When I got the opportunity to work at Stoa to handle their YouTube channel, I grabbed it because it just felt right and here I am!
Why did you join Stoa?
I got to hear about the culture at Stoa which really drew me to the company. Everyone I had met from Stoa (before joining) was passionate, had a pride in their craft and extremely collaborative and friendly in nature and that sealed my deal to join Stoa.
A few words for the Stoa community-
I am always in awe of the Stoa community; every time I mention anything cool happening in the start-up space to a team member, I always get a name from the community who has worked on that project or is in that company. I also got to meet some community members at the C10 induction and it was amazing; how their brains work.
Keep doing what you do, community folks! 🌈
Find Ruthvik here- Linkedin.
⏯ Do we ever come empty-handed? ⏯
Stoa’s first web series, 'Pitch Ki Report' is out. Written by Vishal Dayama, the series talks about various business ideas and gives you a sneak peek into the business world; with assured humor!
Check it out-
Sending good vibes only, fam!